Two walk-off wins on the farm

Game 113: Freddy's Big Test
Game 113 Spillover Thread

Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread. Also make sure you check out Mike Ashmore‘s piece on long-time organizational catcher P.J. Pilittere, who spoke about his plans for when his playing career is over and what he’s doing to prepare for it.

Triple-A Scranton Game One (5-4 loss to Louisville in eight innings) faced a (theoretical) big leaguer
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch)
Chris Dickerson, CF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 SB
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – got a little seven game hit streak going
Jorge Vazquez, DH: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – last four hits have gone for extra bases (two doubles, two homers)
Mike Lamb, 1B & Greg Golson, LF: both 0 for 2, 1 K – Lamb walked, got hit by a pitch, and scored a run
Brandon Laird, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K – pimped the homer off a reliever after whiffing twice in two at-bats against Volquez
Jordan Parraz, RF: 0 for 3, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Luis Nunez, SS: 1 for 1, 1 R, 2 BB
Manny Banuelos, RHP: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 6-4 GB/FB – 65 of 91 pitches were strikes (71.4%) … he was up to 93 on the gun and pitched out of a number of jams, including man on third with no outs (ground out, line out, fly out) … only the third time he’s completed six innings this year, and he might have had another inning left in him … he allowed three hits to lefties, two off a former big leaguer (and Mike Axisa Prospect Crush Hall of Famer) … anyway, it’s another very good start for the youngest pitcher in the league
Logan Kensing, RHP: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 16 of 27 were strikes (59.3%) … blew the save and Banuelos’ win
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – ten of 17 pitches were strikes (58.8%)

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (4-3 win over Louisville, walk-off style) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Kevin Russo, 2B & Brandon Laird, 3B: both 0 for 3 – Laird struck out twice
Chris Dickerson, CF, Gus Molina, C & Dan Brewer, LF: both 1 for 3 – Dickerson walked and whiffed … Gus scored a run … Brewer doubled, drove in a run, scored a run, and struck out twice
Mike Lamb, DH: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI – walk-off single
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 HBP
Jordan Parraz, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Doug Bernier, SS: 2 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – had two hits in his last 14 at-bats combined (.143)
Pants Lendleton, RHP: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 3-4 GB/FB – 49 of 72 pitches were strikes (68.1%) … only 36 K in 54.2 IP for SWB this year (5.93 K/9)
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 1-3 GB/FB – 37 of 55 pitches were strikes (67.3%) … he was sitting 91-94 with the fastball … hit two of the last three men he faced, so his day ended on a sour note
J.C. Romero, LHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K – seven of nine pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (3-2 loss to Altoona)
Austin Krum, DH, Melky Mesa, CF & Zoilo Almonte, RF: all 0 for 4 – Krum and Mesa struck out once, Almonte twice … Almonte also stole a base
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Corban Joseph, 2B & Rob Lyerly, 1B: both 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – Lyerly drove in a run and struck out
Damon Sublett, LF: 0 for 2, 1 BB – a dozen walks in his last ten games
Jose Gil, C & Addison Maruszak, 3B: both 0 for 3 – Gil struck out
Dellin Betances, RHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 5-1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – 60 of 96 pitches were strikes (62.5%) … finally surpasses last season’s strikeout total (108, he’s at 109 this year) even though he’s faced 137 more batters
Pat Venditte, SwP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 15 of 27 pitches were strikes (55.6%)
Brad Halsey, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB - just five of eleven pitches were strikes, but the walk was intentional

High-A Tampa (8-7 win over Dunedin, walk-off style)
Abe Almonte, CF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B – kicked off the four-run ninth inning with a single
Walt Ibarra, SS: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Kyle Roller, DH: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – eight for his last 21 (.381)
Luke Murton, 1B: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K -15 for his last 33 (.455)
DeAngelo Mack, RF: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI – walk-off two-run triples … he’s 24 for his last 43 (.558) at this level
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 0 for 3, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Cody Johnson, LF & Emerson Landoni, 3B: both 1 for 4 – Johnson drove in a run and whiffed twice … Landoni struck out and committed a throwing error
Mitch Abeita, C: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (throwing(
Sean Black, RHP: 2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 2-3 GB/FB – 68 baserunners and 42 runs in his last 34.2 IP
Mike Gipson, RHP: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3-5 GB/FB
Kramer Sneed, LHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 89-23 K/BB in 90.1 IP
Reinier Casanova, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-3 loss to Savannah)
Jose Toussen, SS: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Shane Brown, LF & Kyle Higashioka, DH: both 1 for 4 – Brown drove in a run and walked
Kevin Mahoney, 1B, Ramon Flores, CF & Taylor Grote, RF: both 0 for 4, – Mahoney walked and whiffed … Flores struck out twice, Grote once
Gary Sanchez, C, Anderson Feliz, 2B & Garrison Lassiter, 3B: all 2 for 4, 1 K – Feliz scored a run … Lassiter doubled and came around to score
Nathan Forer, RHP: 3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB - just 28 K in 50 IP (5.04 K/9)
Michael Recchia, RHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5-6 GB/FB
Fransisco Rondon, LHP: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (10-2 loss to Brooklyn)
Mason Williams, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – 23 for his last 47 (.489) with six walks and four strikeouts
Cito Culver, SS: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Ben Gamel, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB – 14 for his last 35 (.400) with eight walks and six strikeouts
Cody Grice, LF & Zach Wilson, DH: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Grice drove in a run … Wilson got caught stealing
Reymond Nunez, 1B, Casey Stevenson, 3B & Jhorge Liccien, C: all 1 for 4 – Nunez struck out once, Liccien twice
Ali Castillo, 2B: 0 for 4 – Angelo Gumbs hasn’t played in four days now, but he’s not on the DL
Evan DeLuca, LHP: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 3-5 GB/FB – 7-14 K/BB in his last 10 IP
Zach Varce, RHP: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Matt Richardson, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB – nine walks and just two strikeouts in his last 3.2 IP

Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled off day.

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Game 113: Freddy's Big Test
Game 113 Spillover Thread
  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Well… that was fast.

    • Zach

      I agree. This is fascinating.

  • mbonzo

    No walks for Banuelos! Gotta think if he keeps this up he’ll be in the majors in September.

    • Monteroisdinero

      One wild pitch but no passed balls with that terrible defender back there. Lucky I guess.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      I think Banuelos was just bored in AA.

      • http://riveraveblues.com GT Yankee

        That is too funny….yes, but unlike Montero we’re fortunately seeing more then excuses

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    I’m getting dangerously close to making way too much of Mason Williams first season in rookie ball.

    Next Bernie Will……ah! Caught myself. That was close.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Don’t be silly, Wilmer Romero is the next Bernie Williams.

  • Pants Lendelton

    I remember reading an article about P.J where they interviewed Andy Stankiewicz. Andy said even back then that P.J was a baseball lifer and would make a great manager someday.

    I’m at least happy that he’ll remain with the org even if he doesn’t ever collect a major league check as a player.

    He’ll be a terrific coach/manager indeed.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I met and talked to P.J. last year and thought he was a super nice guy. His first coaching assignment will be to explain the phantom dl issue with Posada.

  • Dennis

    Remember when brackman was being considered for the fifth starter spot in spring training. How the mighty have fallen.

    • Monteroisdinero

      but he is climbing back after pitching 2&2/3rd innings tonight and not walking 10! He actually did well but your point is well taken.

    • Ghost

      Technically, he really wasn’t though as he had dealt with inury and was sent down first then Banuelos and Betances.

      • Ghost

        *Injury

    • Sayid J.

      No, I don’t remember that actually.

  • Doug

    Mike – possible to split banuelos’ numbers in the Watch between AA and AAA? Would personally like to see his numbers at SWB split out.

    • Ghost

      Is that really necessary, if you want to see the split, you can easily go to firstinning.com

      • Doug

        Never said it was necessary. Just think it’d be nice and make analyzing his season a bit easier.

  • Matt at ERAU

    I’m really hoping they will really give Venditte a shot to make the MLB club one day.

    • Plank

      I don’t think they would use his as often as they do if he didn’t have a shot. Every player has a shot. He’s ahead of the roster filler crowd.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    What are the reports of Culver’s defense?

  • Icebird753

    Breaking news: Montero’s call-up is “imminent” -Buster Olney. Wow can’t wait

    • Dennis

      Source?

      • Joba4Prez

        His wittle pinkie finger…DUHHH!!!

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I was told by Mike Axisa that he was supposed to be up last Wednesday at the latest…

      • Ghost

        Axisa lies all the time, its human nature ;)

  • Tbord

    Dear Jorge – May I suggest subletting your apartment?

  • Naved

    Killer B’s all finally had a good day on the same day.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I would have keept Logan an there, but what do I know?

  • Naved

    Can I nominate the Betances watch for next year?

    • Gonzo

      I am hoping for Brett Marshall. Perfect candidate for me at least.

    • steven

      what about j.r murphy for next year ??

  • Pants Lendelton

    Next year’s watch probably will be a kid who’s in High-A or Low A. Either the Yankees will make a possible big trade or Betances will make the major league bullpen out of spring training.

    • Doug

      Gimme Gary Sanchez

  • The Lime

    Wow, Edinson Volquez threw a great game! If he gets called up, do you guys think he might win Rookie of the Year?

  • Jaremy

    2 Chris Dickerson’s?

  • Avi

    I’m SICK AND TIRED of watching guys like Mike Stanton and Brett Lawrie come up to the majors and hit while Montero with much more minor league experience than them, is STILL there wasting away.
    F-CK the Yankees! They don’t deserve him.

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      Stanton and Lawrie play for bad teams, where it’s easy to find a spot because the current players on the roster suck.

      Montero needs to be called, but this kind of vitriol is unwarranted.

      • Avi

        Posada + Cervelli = Current players on the roster that SUCK.

    • Jim S

      Yeah! Wait…what?

  • Pants Lendelton

    No mention of Manny’s small reverse split in AAA so far?

    • Troll Killer

      It’s a small sample size. Manny has only made 2 starts at AAA.

    • SDM

      it wouldn’t be shocking anyway since his best pitch is the change-up