A loss at every level

Game 27: Start of something
Offense lifeless again in loss to Royals

The MRI on Jose Campos‘ elbow showed inflammation, but the timetable for his return is unknown at the moment. I’m glad it’s not a tear, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for that #trolltrolltroll. Probably going to miss a few weeks.

Ramiro Pena was placed on the DL yesterday, and apparently he has some kind of upper leg injury. A quad or groin, something like that.

Triple-A Scranton (9-3 loss to Pawtucket)
2B Kevin Russo: 1-5, 2 K
CF Colin Curtis: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
1B Steve Pearce: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 K — .355/.445/.570 on the year
DH Jack Cust: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 K — Ray Kruml pinch-hit for him late and struck out
LF Brandon Laird: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Ronnie Mustelier: 2-4, 1 R — first game at Triple-A
C Frankie Cervelli: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB — ten for his last 29 (.345)
RF Cole Garner: 1-4, 3 K
SS Yadil Mujica: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K
RHP Nelson Figueroa: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 6/3 GB/FB — 46 of 82 pitches were strikes (56.1%)
LHP Mike O’Connor: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 49 of 82 pitches were strikes (59.8%)
RHP Jason Bulger: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 0/1 GB/FB — 13 of 20 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (7-6 loss to New Hampshire in ten innings)
RF Abe Almonte & LF Dan Brewer: both 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — first game of the season after dealing with a shoulder injury
DH Cody Johnson: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
CF Melky Mesa: 0-5, 1 RBI
1B Luke Murton: 1-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K
C Gus Molina: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — it’s always a good day when Gus goes deep
3B Kevin Mahoney: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — went back-to-back with Gus to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth
SS Addison Maruszak: 0-4, 2 K
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 44 of 65 pitches were strikes (67.8%) … just his second start off the DL, so he’s still on a pitch count
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 17/13 K/BB in 14.1 IP
RHP Preston Claiborne: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2/4 GB/FB — only 24 of 49 pitches were strikes (49%)
LHP Lee Hyde: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 23 of 39 pitches were strikes (59.0%)

High-A Tampa (7-2 loss to Bradenton)
CF Eduardo Sosa: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
C J.R. Murphy & DH Neil Medchill: both 0-4 — Medchill struck out
LF Ramon Flores: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — 12 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.400) with three doubles
RF Rob Segedin: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI — threw a runner out at second
2B Kelvin Castro, 1B Kyle Roller, 3B Garrison Lassiter & SS Jose Mojica: all 0-3 — Roller struck out once, Lassiter twice
RHP Zach Nuding: 4 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 3/3 GB/FB — 27/6 K/BB in 24 IP
RHP Manny Barreda: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1/4 GB/FB
LHP Kramer Sneed: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-4 loss to Delmarva in ten innings)
CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB — had been in a 3-for-20 rut (.150) with a few days on injury-related days off mixed in
2B Angelo Gumbs, 1B Rey Nunez & LF Ben Gamel: all 1-4 — Gumbs walked, drove in a run, and got picked off first … Gamel struck out
C Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 2 K
RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 1 E (fielding) — just four hits in his last 20 at-bats (.200), which is why players don’t get promoted after three great weeks to start the season
DH Kelvin DeLeon: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
3B Casey Stevenson: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding) — good time to give Dante Bichette Jr. a day, he’s really been struggling
SS Ali Castillo: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
RHP Caleb Cotham: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 4/2 GB/FB — 51 of 76 pitches were strikes (67.1%) … 23/6 K/BB in 27 IP
RHP John Brebbia: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GB/FB — 21 of 39 pitches were strikes (53.8%)
RHP Pedro Guerra: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 11 of 17 pitches were strikes (64.7%)
RHP Mariel Checo: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB — half of his 26 pitches were strikes … blew the save in the ninth
RHP Ben Paullus: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 11 of 19 pitches were strikes (57.9%)

Game 27: Start of something
Offense lifeless again in loss to Royals
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com/ Rebecca

    Glad to see Flores looks like he’s beginning to make adjustments

  • Rick

    Didnt Pineda also have “only” inflammation.

    • CP

      On the first MRI. Then he toe his labrum while working his way back. Hopefully that’s a lesson and they’ll be careful to give Campos plenty of time to recover before bringing him back.

    • Danny

      Pineda had shoulder inflammation, Campos has elbow inflammation …. Two very different separate injuries

      • Robinson Tilapia


  • Robinson Tilapia

    Nelson Figueroa has regressed since signing. Cashman failed.

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      goes to show that the yankees dont know how to develop milb pitching, even older guys

  • Carl LaFong

    All the heralded names w/the Riverdogs, Ben Gamel quietly plays another game & gets another hit. This Ronnie Mustelier goes to the next level up and keeps on hitting. Nice to see Laird w/two knocks, & Segedin continues to prove he knows how to play this game. Welcome back CoJo — hope he stays healthy & gets the chance to put something special together. Mason Williams w/2 doubles & Gary Sanchez w/two knocks taking care of business. The entire organization seems snake bit at the moment; would love to see something or someone shake us out of it.

  • Gonzo

    I was told that Tyler Austin was unchallenged with Charleston and needed to be promoted pronto. Austin is obviously bored.

    • Ted Nelson

      BA the last 20 ABs is hardly the way to decide if someone is ready for a promotion. While he might be struggling, he also might be having bad BABIP luck on hard hit balls or have a slight nagging injury.

    • Ted Nelson

      To look at it a different way… It’s 2 hits that separates .200 from .300 in 20 ABs, and 3 hits that separates it from .350. Austin could have easily been robbed on two strong defensive plays in the last 4 or 5 games or hit a couple of balls to the warning track with the wind blowing in. And even if he hasn’t 20 ABs is not a sample to decide about promotions on. It’s certainly possible pitchers have made an adjustment or his swing has gotten off track, but it’s also possible that his approach is fine and it’s just a hiccup.

  • Yusmeiro Petit

    Yikes. How often does a loss at every level happen? Just in time for the Confidence Poll, too.

    • Havok9120

      It will be fun to watch if nothing else.

  • Yusmeiro Petit

    Ronnie Mustilier (I’m not going to bother learning how to actually spell it just yet) being good would be really cool.

  • a.h. 1889

    Can Steve Pearce play the OF?

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Thank god Campos injury is minor. I don’t think I could have handled him needing TJS.

    • Havok9120

      I kinda wanted to see how low we could drive the confidence poll.

  • bpdelia

    Mike gotta disagree on the austin thing. Citing 4 for 20 as a reason for not promoting guys is silly. I mean if two ground balls squeak through he is 6 for 20 and nobody utterly dominates for nearly a month on luck. Its simply impossible to put up those power numbers combined with the average. He is clearly ready tobe promoted. Hitters should, imo, always be promoted to their level of incompetence as quickly as possible so as to maximize the amount of time available to gain competence at whichever level that is (for bryce harper and mike trout that would be the major leagues, for austin i am thinking its tampa as quickly as possible.

    Pitchers are a whole different story. Again just imo its best for them to complete one full year at each level unless they put up matt moore strausburg type dominance.

    Anyhoo austinshould be promoted. Also because it would be best if he could play where he could get a few more reps at third.

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

      I was just pointing out that you can’t promote everyone after a hot streak. You need a bigger sample.

      • bpdelia

        Oh absolutely. I was just saying sometimes i find myself wondering if the yankees have their development plan backwards. Too fast with their pitchers too conservative with their players. But fair enough point. I think the hughes joba and banuelos promotions were to aggressive in reaction to the failures of the past. Certainly joba and hughes were rushed. Hughes never should have even had the chance to hurt that hammy in texas.

  • KennyH123

    I don’t buy that nonsense Cashman keeps spouting about Pineda tearing his labrum after the first spring MRI. He knows that how? He’s just trying to protect his butt after another disastrous trade for young pitching. Why did he do the dye-inject MRI if the regular MRI shows labrum tears? Because the regular ones often miss tears. Thats a fact.

    Do a dye-inject on Campos then I’ll feel better.