A loss at every level

Game 135: Jesus
Teixeira day-to-day with bruised right knee

I dropped the ball on this yesterday, but Short Season Staten Island clinched the division title with last night’s win. They’re going back to the playoffs after finishing in last place last year, and they’re getting some reinforcements as they chase their sixth league title in eleven years: Dante Bichette Jr., Mariel Checo, Taylor Morton, and Isaias Tejeda were all added to the roster today after winning the GCL title yesterday. Hooray for that.

In other news, Kei Igawa was placed on the DL yesterday. That effectively ends his season and his Yankees tenure. To say it didn’t go as planned would be the understatement of the century. And finally, Gary Sanchez was selected by Los Leones del Escojido in the first round of the Dominican Winter League draft earlier this month. Doesn’t really mean anything, but now we know that he’ll be playing winter ball and who it’ll be with.

Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off day. They have five games left in their season: two games at Pawtucket then three at home against Buffalo (doubleheader on Sunday). In order to make the postseason, they have to win all of their remaining games while Lehigh Valley and Gwinnett both lose all of theirs.

Double-A Trenton (2-0 loss to New Hampshire)
Austin Krum, CF: 0 for 4, 1 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 K – six for his last 12 with three doubles
Austin Romine, DH: 1 for 4, 2 K – guess what? he got promoted to Triple-A Scranton after the game, so good for him
Rob Lyerly, 1B & Yadil Mujica, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Lyerly whiffed twice, giving him 144 on the season
Melky Mesa, RF & Damon Sublett, LF: both 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – Sublett doubled
Jose Pirela, 0 for 0, 1 E (fielding) – left the game after committing an error in the first
Jose Gil, C & Addison Maruszak, 3B: both 1 for 4, 2 K
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 11-4 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SwP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-1 loss to Lakeland)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 4, 1 K – and the hitting streak is up to 33 games
Kelvin Castro, SS & Ronnie Mustelier, LF: both 0 for 4 – Mustelier struck out once, Castro twice
DeAngelo Mack, RF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – 21 career homers in 723 PA
Rob Segedin, 3B, Niel Medchill, DH & Mitch Abeita, C: all 0 for 3 – Abeita struck out once, Segedin thrice
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 1 for 3
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 7-0 GB/FB – gorgeous, finishing the season strong
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Reinier Casanova, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1-3 GB/FB
Ronny Marte, RHP: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Asheville) they faced Tyler Matzek, the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft
Jose Toussen, 2B & Kelvin DeLeon, RF: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Toussen stole a base … DeLeon scored a run and struck out twice
Ramon Flores, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB – nine for his last 23 (.391)
Shane Brown, LF & Jose Rosario, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Brown struck out … Rosario is just up from the GCL
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RIB, 1 BB
Jose Mojica, 3B, Kyle Higashioka, DH & Wes Wilson, C: all 1 for 4 – Mojica swiped a bag … Wilson struck out once, Higgy twice
Mike Gipson, RHP: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 5-5 GB/FB
Francisco Rondon, LHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – I’m not even mad, that’s amazing
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Yobanny Reyes, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (9-3 loss to Vermont)
Mason Williams, CF, Ben Gamel, RF, Tyler Austin, DH & Cody Grice, LF: all 1 for 4 – Gamel doubled … Austin drove in a run
Casey Stevenson, SS: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Zach Wilson, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI – nine homers this year, which is the second most in the league … it’ll be interested to see how they get him, Austin, and Bichette playing time
Ali Castillo, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Nick McCoy, C: 0 for 4, 3 K
Matt Tracy, LHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4-0 GB/FB – first inning: 5 H, 2 BB, 1 HB, 6 R, 0 K … next four innings: 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 10 K
John Brebbia, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Dustin Hobbs, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB

The Rookie GCL Yanks season is over. They beat the GCL Marlins to win the league title.

Game 135: Jesus
Teixeira day-to-day with bruised right knee
  • El Caballo

    love me that brett marshall

  • mbonzo

    Can’t wait to see how Bichette does v. Penn league pitching.

  • Mr. Wallace

    Alright, AAA clinching has the same chances of clinching as AJ Burnett had to pitch a perfect game today.

  • pat

    Tracy is a pretty interesting kid. Two way player in college, throws 92 93ish from the left side. Not a bad 24th round pick.

  • YankeeFan

    Mike, does Marshall make the Yankees top 10 prospects list? Best pitching prospect outside of Betances and Banuelos, no?

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

      If he makes the top ten, it’ll be very close, like number ten on the nose. I prefer the Triple-A guys.

      • Jon G

        Ultimately, of course, who knows who pans out.

        How many of you would have believed me a few years back if I said Ivan Nova would have far greater success in 2011 and be more likely to win rookie of the year than Hughes?

        I’ve been here a few years now, and I never expected this from Nova as I watched him rise up through the system – pleasant surprise!

        • YankeeFan

          I’m interested to read old Nova scouting reports when we wondered why scouts loved him and his performance never translated to a reason as to why.

  • MikeD

    I wonder if they’ll play Bichette in the playoffs, or if he’s there for bench strength. Who plays thirdbase, or DH, for SI?