Santana seriously injured in GCL win

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Got some bad news folks, Gary Sanchez‘s season is likely over due to a broken finger. He left Thursday’s game in the fifth inning, so maybe he got hit by a foul tip or errant back swing or something. If he is done, he finishes the season with a .364 wOBA and 17 homers in 343 plate appearances, which is pretty damn good for an 18-year-old kid in full season ball.

In other news, here’s video of Bryce Harper’s walk-off homer off Ryan Pope and Double-A Trenton last night (2:05 mark). That is no cheapie my friends. And finally, Josh Romanski was sent from Trenton back down to High-A Tampa as Kei Igawa was activated off the DL.

High-A Tampa (7-2 win over Dunedin)
Alex Rodriguez, DH: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – he was supposed to play third today, but that was changed and not even Joe Girardi knows why … he’s going to do some informal workouts tomorrow, so I guess that means he won’t play in a game
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 K
Walt Ibarra, SS: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding)
Neil Medchill, PH-DH: 0 for 0, 1 RR, 1 BB
Kyle Roller, 1B: 3 for 4, 1 K – 11 for his last 25 (.440)
Kelvin Castro, 3B: 0 for 3, 2 K
DeAngelo Mack, RF & Cody Johnson, LF: both 1 for 4 – Mack tripled, drove in four, and walked … Johnson homered, drove in two, and struck out
Tyson Blaser, C: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jeff Marquez, RHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 8-1 GB/FB – vintage Marquez right there … this start is right out of the 2007 playbook
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Syracuse)
Kevin Russo, LF & Jordan Parraz, RF: both 1 for 4 – Russo struck out … Parraz doubled and drove in a run
Greg Golson, CF & Terry Tiffee, 1B: both 2 for 4, 1 R – Golson struck out … Tiffee doubled
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 0 for 4, 4 K – fittingly, he struck out to set the team’s single season strikeout record (990 as a team)
Brandon Laird, 3B & Gus Molina, C: both 1 for 3 – Laird drove in a run and struck out … Jesus Montero replaced Molina behind the plate in the eighth for no apparent reason
Luis Nunez, 2B & Doug Bernier, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 K
Greg Smith, LHP: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5-5 GB/FB – 60 of 99 pitches were strikes
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 11 of 21 pitches were strikes
Wilkins Arias, LHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – ten of 14 pitches were strikes … after spending parts of four seasons in Double-A, he’s finally made it up to Triple-A
Logan Kensing, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP – 20 of 30 pitches were strikes … allowed back-to-back homers and Arias’ inherited runner to score

Double-A Trenton (7-4 win over Harrisburg) they held Bryce Harper to a walk in four plate appearances
Austin Krum, DH: 4 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB – had four hits in his previous 29 at-bats combined (.138)
Jose Pirela, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Ray Kruml, LF, Rob Lyerly, 3B & Jose Gil, C: all 0 for 4 - Lyerly whiffed once, Kruml thrice … Kruml also got caught stealing
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – got picked off first … homered of a brand-ish name
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K – hit a first inning grand slam off the same brand-ish name
Yadil Mujica, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 K
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Craig Heyer, RHP: 6.5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 E (missed catch, fielding) – 61 of 96 pitches were strikes (63.5%) … he struck out Harper, also walked him
Chase Whitley, RHP: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 16 of 29 pitches were strikes (55.2%)
Kanekoa Texeira, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 12 of 21 pitches were strikes (57.1%)

Low-A Charleston (8-1 win over West Virginia) they hit around the second overall pick in last year’s draft
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Toussen, SS & Kevin Mahoney, 1B: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Toussen doubled, got hit by a pitch, struck out, got picked off second, and committed a throwing error … Mahoney drove in a run and whiffed
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 14 for his last 35 (.400)
Ramon Flores, LF & Taylor Grote, DH: both 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – Flores doubled twice, drove in two runs, scored, and threw a runner out at first … Grote doubled
Kyle Higashioka, C: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – he’s a regular hitting machine these days
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Nathan Forer, RHP: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 7-8 GB/FB – good for the ERA, but not the FIP or SIERA
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Yobanny Reyes, LHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (5-0 win over Auburn)
Cody Grice, CF: 0 for 4, 2 K – uh oh, two straight days without Mason Williams
Cito Culver, SS: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – seven hits in his last 11 at-bats
Ben Gamel, RF & Zach Wilson, LF: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Gamel also tripled
Casey Stevenson, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP
Tyler Austin, DH & Jhorge Liccien, C: both 1 for 3 – Austin walked, stole a base, and scored a run … Liccien doubled, drove in two, and struck out
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Ali Castillo, 2B: 0 for 4
Matt Tracy, LHP: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 8-1 GB/FB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Ben Paullus, RHP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB
Branden Pinder, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 27-3 K/BB in 21 IP

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-2 win over GCL Tigers)
Ravel Santana, CF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS – very bad news: he left the game with what was described as a “brutal” ankle injury … the play-by-play indicates that it happened on the caught stealing, so I really hope this isn’t a Stephen Drew/Jason Kendall situation, where his spike got caught and his foot got twisted around
Henry Pena, LF: 1 for 1
Claudio Custodio, SS: 1 for 4. 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – 13 for his last 23 (.565)
Isaias Tejeda, C: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Jackson Valera, DH: 0 for 3, 1 HBP
Yeicok Calderon, RF & Danny Lopez, LF-CF: both 0 for 4 – Lopez struck out twice, Calderon thrice
Bubba Jones, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Rosario, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
David Phelps, RHP: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 8-2 GB/FB – have to imagine he’s headed back to SWB soon, no sense in keeping him down here if he can go five
Zach Nuding, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-0 GB/FB – another guy on the rehab trail
Dawerd Cruz, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB
Mariel Checo, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

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  • Avi

    That’s just terrible on Ravel Santana. He and Mason are the two players i’m most excited about in the lower levels. Hopefully he ready to play opening day next year.

    • nick

      yeah. it be great if him Slade and Williams can all go through next year healthy so we can get a clear idea of who is the best of the group

    • Frank O

      I remember when Tommy Davis of the Dodgers broke and dislocated his ankle sliding into 2nd base in 1965. Davis, one of the best hitters in baseball at the time, was never the same after the injury. I also remember the graphic photo of his slide in the following week’s Sports Illustrated – difficult to look at (for a similar example – think of Lawrence Taylor’s sack of Joe Thiesmann, breaking his leg). Hopefully Ravel’s injury is not as bad.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        I’ll never forget the image of Jason Kendall’s injury, when he slid into home. His foot was upside down, snapped completely backwards. Brutal.

        • Rick in Boston

          The worst I remember seeing on TV was Robin Ventura’s play at home during Spring Training as a member of the White Sox.

          The worst I saw: HS freshmen game, I was playing 2B and backing up a steal attempt at the bag. Kid from the other team didn’t slide, but just stuck his foot out towards the bag at the last second and I heard a weird noise. He tumbles over the bag and then sticks his foot back in. Another noise. His coach runs out because the kid is hysterical; pulls up the leg of his pants: bone is sticking through.

          And to make matters worse, his team had to forfeit because they didn’t have enough kids to keep going and the coach had to go with the runner to the hospital.

        • Mister Delaware

          I thought Kendall was a bad step on 1B (and then another stride or two after). Or did he do something disgusting twice?

          • I Voted 4 Kodos

            It may have happened twice, but I very clearly remember him suffering a break/dislocation on first base once. One of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen in my life.

    • steven

      arg i broke 3 bones in my leg in foot the same way(well sliding into 3rd base on a steal) i had an unaligned fracture it was absolutely painful and horrific

  • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

    Let’s see…

    Heathcott
    Murphy
    Segedin
    Adams (7-day DL)
    Santana
    Williams
    Sanchez
    Romine

    These players are all out with injuries. The following have also suffered injuries this season: Stoneburner, Austin.

    What is going on this season??!?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Not to mention, Angelo Gumbs still hasn’t returned.

      • Rick in Boston

        With only a couple of weeks left in their seasons, I doubt anyone will come back this year. As for the number of well-regarded prospects getting hurt this year? Maybe it’s a “make up” for last year, when (and I’m sure I’m wrong on this), but Adams was the only significant injury.

    • pat

      It’s baseball. You play every day and shit happens. At least Gumbs isn’t actually hurt.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

        Thank you for telling me something I don’t know.

        It just makes DotF less enjoyable.

        • pat

          Well, you didn’t appear to “know” because you asked “What’s going on this year?”

          • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

            It wasn’t a serious question. I obviously know that injuries happen. But if you would like to continue trolling, go right ahead.

            • pat

              I do not think that word means what you think it means.

              • rev maximus

                hey pat, go be a prick somewhere else.

                • Tyrone Sharpton

                  who you calling a prick?

    • CP

      That’s a pretty good team right there…

  • Rick in Boston

    Mike – isn’t this the third or fourth year in a row that a Yankees catching prospect has had some level of a season ending injury?

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    That Bryce Harper home run was a moonshot

    holy shit

    • NC Saint

      If you have a chance to hit Bryce Harper in the ribs with a fastball and choose not to, you deserve to give up a homer.

  • Dennis

    No mason has me concerned someone twitter him FAST.

  • Back in the Saddle

    Perhaps the AA and AAA guys(Phelps,Romine) who’ve been hurt might see time in the Arizona Fall League

  • DQ

    Probably asking too much – but instead of alluding to who the HR was hit off or which prospect started for the other team – WOULD IT BE TOO MUCH TO ASK JUST TO INCLUDE HIS NAME?

    … it’s kinda annoying to click the boxscore everytime…. 2 cents… don’t get offended.

    • Bpdelia

      Agreed 1000x. Especially for those of us reading on phones

    • NC Saint

      Despite the inexcusable caps lock, this person is right. It’s an irritating DOTF tradition.

  • Mr. Wallace

    SPELL CHECK: Sanchez not Santana. YOu had me looking at good news if Santana got reinjured but NO…

  • Mr. Wallace

    SPELL CHECK Sanchez not Santana. YOu had me looking at good news if Santana got reinjured but NO

    • Spell Check Yourself

      You may want to try and read more than one paragraph. Ravel Santana got hurt.

      • asdf

        TERRIBAD HEADLINE ANYWAY

        • NC Saint

          You are a terrible person.

  • Jack Cross

    Alex Rodriguez, DH: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – he was supposed to play third today, but that was changed and not even Joe Girardi knows why … he’s going to do some informal workouts tomorrow, so I guess that means he won’t play in a game.

    They said on YES that A-Roid asked to just DH and not play the field yet.

    • Dave

      A-Roid?