Sanchez leads the way in Charleston’s ninth straight win

Game 17: Coming for Yu
Yanks will remain on rotation, Garcia starts Saturday

Slade Heathcott‘s rehab is officially over after the latest round of tests, so he’ll probably spend some time in Extended Spring Training getting up to speed before joining High-A Tampa. In other news, Josh Romanski has been placed on the Double-A DL with a blister while Adam Miller was activated off the Triple-A DL.

Triple-A Empire State (4-3 loss to Pawtucket)
RF Colin Curtis: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 K
3B Jayson Nix, CF Dewayne Wise & C Frankie Cervelli: all 0-4 — Nix struck out thrice and got hit by a pitch … Wise and Cervelli struck out once each
LF Steve Pearce: 3-3, 1 R, 1 HBP — 15 for his last 30 with five doubles and a homer
DH Jack Cust: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K — hasn’t done anything but DH so far this year
1B Brandon Laird: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — first homer of the year
2B Ramiro Pena: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K
SS Doug Bernier: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP D.J. Mitchell: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 6/3 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 54 of 94 pitches were strikes (57.4^%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — just seven of 18 pitches were strikes (38.9%)
RHP Jason Bulger: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K — 16 of 26 pitches were strikes (61.5%)

Double-A Trenton (11-4 win over Erie)
RF Abe Almonte: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 SB — 11 for his last 27 (.407) … dude is arguably the streakiest players in the organization
2B Kevin Mahoney: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 3-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI — 16 for his last 40 (.400)
DH Cody Johnson: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K — was pinch-hit for by Neil Medchill, who struck out in his two at-bats
CF Melky Mesa: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI — threw out not one, but two runners at the plate
1B Luke Murton: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
3B Yadil Mujica: 2-5, 1 R, 1 3B
C Jeff Farnham: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
SS Walt Ibarra: 3-3, 3 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding) — 13 for his last 36
RHP Brett Marshall: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 5/5 GB/FB — 59 of 95 pitches were strikes (62.1%) … he was hitting 91-92 early on
LHP Lee Hyde: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — needed just three pitches
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 13 pitches, eight strikes
LHP Francisco Rondon: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 13 of 23 pitches were strikes (56.5%)
RHP Michael Dubee: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GB/FB — half of his 22 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (9-1 loss to Dunedin)
CF Eduardo Sosa: 0-4, 2 K
2B Kelvin Castro: 0-2, 1 K — was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the third … Jose Toussen went 1-2 with a strikeout off the bench
3B Rob Segedin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 E (fielding)
1B Kyle Roller: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — seven hits in his last 13 at-bats (.538)
C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 E (throwing) — four straight one-hit games
LF Ramon Flores: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
RF Shane Brown: 2-4, 1 2B
DH Tyson Blaser: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
SS Jose Mojica: 0-4, 1 K — just one hit in his last 22 at-bats (.045)
RHP Jose Ramirez: 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 17/5 K/BB in 20 IP, but all the other numbers stink
LHP Vidal Nuno: 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/4 GB/FB
LHP Rigoberto Arrebato: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-1 win over Lexington)
CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 2 K — got picked off first
LF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 3B, 2 K
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K — just three hits in his last 18 at-bats (.167)
RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 1 R, 2 K — he’s allowed a bad game every so often
C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — 17 for his last 43 (.395) with five doubles, but he’s still waiting for that first homer
2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
1B Rey Nunez: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
DH Anderson Feliz: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
RHP Caleb Cotham: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 33/13 GB/FB on the year
RHP Brett Gerritse: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4/1 GB/FB
RHP Phil Wetherell: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 14/4 K/BB in 12 IP

Game 17: Coming for Yu
Yanks will remain on rotation, Garcia starts Saturday
  • Plank

    Is there a way to see all games with scores by affiliate? Or was that feature gotten rid of when “upgraded?”

    • Larch
      • Plank

        On the old site design, there was a pull down menu with all the ML teams. You could click on the Yankees and it would show the scores of all the games. Simple. Perfect. Now. Not.

  • pistol pete

    Glad we got Pineda instead of this guy, wow he’s been as advertised.

    • STONE COLD Austin Romine

      I believe that if you choose to troll … troll with some sort of agenda with direction.

      I see the agenda but I have no idea in which direction your post is going in without reference to the player your being sarcastic about.

      • pat

        I’m thinking it was possibly meant for the game thread, but wasn’t getting enough attention so it was “accidentally” posted here.

        Or maybe I’m psycho.

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      Judging Pineda after a month reveals the complete lack of value in your judgment.

      And what does Darvish have to do with Pineda? They have nothing to do with each other. First of all, Texas won the bidding for Darvish before the Yanks traded for Pineda. Second, Pineda makes the league minimum (just about) and is under team control for five more years. Darvish cost the Rangers over $110 million.

      Your idiotic statement would be like saying the Yanks chose Chavez over Fielder.

      • blee

        that money doesnt count towards the salary cap… and darvish signed a very affordable player contract..

        that bidding money would have been easily made back through japanese licensing and publishing deals.. as im sure texas already has.. what they got was a 26 year old work horse who can sustain his heat late into games (96mph in the 8th)

        Pineda was still a good trade.. I’m sure the shoulder thing happened after the trade.. if not.. Yankees doctors must be blind or inept.. im sure its neither of those..

        point is.. the bid by the yankees was very weak.. when Yankees have more money than any other franchise.. seeing as they make ridiculous amounts of money (cash required for bid) from YES.

        • blee

          All i’m saying is that the Yankees front office was out worked and out scouted by the Rangers.. who were reported clearly to be very interested in Darvish for years, scouting thoroughly.. Yankees were reported to have scouted lightly, and not very impressed..

          I was impressed tonight.. still one game.. Im not getting carried away, but he showed poise and calm.. and had stuff and command.. what’s not to like.

          • RetroRob



            • blee

              yep.. I went by what I read on ESPN and Yahoo Sports.. Unlike you I guess, I do not have access to Brian Cashman or any of the Yankee brass..

      • Reggie C.

        “only” $56 million counts against the luxury cap. Anything spent outside that $56 million was simply money sitting in ownership’s checking accounts. Its a one-time cost.

        • Rookie

          Exactly, Reggie C. Exactly. Given the luxury tax rules, a cost controlled ace is an even more powerful advantage than it would be otherwise.

          I suspect the Yankees would have made their posting fee back from ratings on Darvish’s games on YES alone.

      • Plank

        I love the tone on sports blogs an hour after a loss.

    • Reggie C.

      Wrong thread bud.

  • P.A. Dice

    The farm is rather uninspiring this year.

    • STONE COLD Austin Romine

      This is actually a normal year.

      2010 was the abberation.

      Before that the last year that was arguably an abberation was 2007 & before that 1999.

    • pat

      Almost everywhere except Charleston.

      • Brian in NH

        This. Charleston is killing it. I’m really looking forward to these guys coming up together over the years

    • YankeeGrunt

      I disagree, especially when short season gets started we should have decent prospects from GCL up to Tampa. Remember how bad Tampa was last year, now they’re worth watching and they have a couple good arms, and that’s not counting what they’ll have after promotions start. Even Trenton, which was also more or less bereft of prospects last year, has a few players who could be major league regulars, though they seem to rotate through the DL.

    • Ted Nelson

      I disagree. There are prospects at every level. Guys who could help in the short-term high and a ton of potential low.

  • Danny

    Any reason Gerritise isn’t starting ? No viable third pitch ? Kinda weird to see a young kid like that relieving so early in his career …

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Tonight was his first appearance of the season and he went 3 innings. So, maybe they still see him as a starter, but there’s no room in the Charleston rotation right now.

  • willx

    I wonder if Andy’s game will be on tv somewhere

  • pistol pete

    Ibanez sucks, as the season goes on he’ll keep getting worse, can’t hit good pitching.

    • Joe

      this has nothing to do with the minor leagues.

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      He’s just trolling, trying to get a reaction. Nothing he says is based on any kind of fact or sound judgment.

    • pat

      Even though I am going to hate myself for even bothering to respond, it’s called good pitching for a reason. Most players don’t hit good pitching, because it’s good.

  • Reggie C.

    Yikes … i thought Gary Sanchez had gone yard at least once by now…

    No biggie. Sanchez is clearly seeing the ball well right now. Sanchez’s power projection isn’t as unknown as some of his counterparts (M.Williams, T.Austin, D.Bichette). Last season Sanchez showed the power; now, we’re seeing the hit tool get to where he needs it to be to really rake consistently.

  • Plank

    2Ks for Mason Williams? Is it time to panic?

    • Plank

      I believe that doubles his season total.

  • mustang

    Dante why have you betrayed me!!!

    • Betty Lizard

      My reaction as well. Here I thought I’d distract myself from worry about Pinada with good news from Bichette and he’s hitless. It must be the work of Satan.