Apr
27

Turley’s gem highlights offense-less night

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For the first time this season, you get bullet points…

  • Triple-A Empire State (win): Dellin Betances walked only four in five innings, an improvement over recent starts. The bullpen trio of Juan Cedeno, Chase Whitley, and Kevin Whelan threw four nasty innings. Kevin Russo had three singles and Craig Tatum whacked a two-run dinger on a slow night of offense.
  • Double-A Trenton (loss): The Thunder drew eight walks but only mustered three singles with the sticks, one each by Abe Almonte, Walt Ibarra, and Ronnie Mustelier. Shaeffer Hall allowed two runs in six innings in an otherwise uninteresting game.
  • High-A Tampa (loss): Rob Segedin had two hits including a double, but J.R. Murphy‘s single was the only piece of offense they could put together. Nike Turley threw a gem — two runs, five strikeouts, and one walk in eight innings — before Branden Pinder got hit around for the walk-off loss.
  • Low-A Charleston (loss): Mason Williams went hitless in three at-bats before being lifted for a pinch-hitter to open the ninth. I hope that was just a function of getting him rest in a blowout rather than an injury. Gary Sanchez doubled on a night when Tyler Austin, Dante Bichette Jr., Angelo Gumbs, and Cito Culver all failed to reach base. Will Oliver got hammered — five runs in 2.2 IP — and the parade of fringe prospect relievers didn’t fare much better.
Categories : Down on the Farm

13 Comments»

  1. forensic says:

    It’s a sad night when Craig Tatum is the hitting star through four levels of the minors.

  2. IE says:

    Is Nik Turley still throwing a fastball in the upper 80s these days with plus secondary pitches?

    • pat says:

      He’s been more low 90′s touching 93-94 every once ina blue moon. It’ safe to say he’s approaching about league average, which is pretty good because he has two good off speed pitches.

  3. Chris Hansen's wife says:

    Ben Paullus is the balls

  4. Bernard says:

    I like having another Turley in the Yankees organization. “Bullet” Bob Turley was (21-7) for the 1958 Yankees and won the A.L. Cy Young award that year. For that reason alone, I’ll pulling for this guy.

  5. Bernard says:

    Mike, thank you for all of the great information you provide for us on a daily basis. It seems like you work every single day, for seven solid months, 12 to 16 hours a day. I don’t know how you do it and maintain any kind of sanity. I know I couldn’t begin to do it. I doubt that many could. I think that you’re either unmarried or in divorce court as we speak. I just want to say thank you. It is greatly appreciated.

  6. Bernard says:

    I remember Kent Hadley. We got him in the Roger Maris trade. What a great deal that was for the Yankees. Maris turned out to be an absolute steal – and Hadley was a great lefty power bat off the bench. Great memories!

  7. viridiana says:

    Worth noting, I think, that Betances gave up just one hit.

  8. Robert says:

    Today Bryce Harper makes his Major League debut at age 19. Why do we have all our 19 year old blue chip prospects on a low single A team. Hope to see Tyler Austin,Gary Sanchez,Mason Williams<Dante Bichette and Jose Campos at Trenton by June……

    • Plank says:

      The Yankees 19 year old prospects aren’t blue chippers like Bryce Harper. They are at the appropriate level for their talent level. Bryce Harper is much better than anyone in the Sally League.

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