May
15

Betances wild again in AAA loss

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Check out this David Driver article on Brett Marshall, who spoke about the time he’s spent with Andy Pettitte and also about his brother Chris, who just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. Oh, and apparently the Low-A South Atlantic League will hold their Homerun Derby on an aircraft carrier this summer, which is awesome. The game is in Charleston and figures to feature a lot of hometown River Dogs.

In other news, Craig Heyer was placed on the DL after leaving a start with arm stiffness over the weekend. Double-A Trenton added Adam Miller in his place and also activated Walt Ibarra from the DL. Jose Toussen was send back to High-A Tampa in a corresponding move. The recently claimed Justin Thomas took Cody Eppley‘s Triple-A roster spot.

Update: Mikey O’Brien has been promoted to Double-A, which is well-deserved.

Triple-A Scranton (8-2 loss to Toledo)
SS Eduardo Nunez: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
LF Kevin Russo: 1-4, 2 K
1B Steve Pearce: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
DH Jack Cust: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — 13 walks in his last ten games
3B Brandon Laird: 2-4, 1 K — two straight two-hit games
CF Colin Curtis, C Frankie Cervelli & 2B Ramiro Pena: all 0-4 — Pena struck out … Curtis made one throwing error while Cervelli made two … Cervelli allowed a passed ball
RF Cole Garner: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K
RHP Dellin Betances: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 7 K, 1/2 GB/FB — only 50 of 104 pitches were strikes (48.1%), but at least he hit 97 on the gun … at least six walks in four of his last seven starts, which is just awful
RHP Jason Bulger: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB — only eight of 19 pitches were strikes (42.1%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 27 of 45 pitches were strikes (60%)
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 18 of 26 pitches were strikes (69.2%)

Double-A Trenton (10-1 win over Binghamton)
RF-CF Abe Almonte: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI
DH Corban Joseph: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI — first extra-base hits of the season, though this is only his eighth game because of the shoulder injury
2B David Adams: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K — now he’s back playing the field, so that’s cool
1B Luke Murton: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding) — second homer in three games
CF Melky Mesa: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K — Shane Brown pinch-hit for him late and singled in his only at-bat
3B Kevin Mahoney: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B — ten for his last 32 (.313) with three doubles and three homers
LF Dan Brewer: 0-5
C Jose Gil: 2-3, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
SS Yadil Mujica: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
LHP Shaeffer Hall: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 10/3 GB/FB — 62 of 87 pitches were strikes (71.3%)
RHP Kelvin Perez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 18 of 26 pitches were strikes (69.2%)
RHP Michael Dubee: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — only eight of 18 pitches were strikes (44.4%)

High-A Tampa (5-3 loss to Lakeland)
LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — eight walks and seven strikeouts in his last ten games
C J.R. Murphy, 3B Rob Segedin, DH Kyle Higashioka & CF Eduardo Sosa: all 0-4 — Murphy drew a walk, allowed a passed ball, and committed a throwing error …Segedin doubled … Sosa stole a base and struck out
1B Kyle Roller: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch)
RF Neil Medchill: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — remember when he hit 14 homers for the SI Yanks a few years ago?
2B Kelvin Castro: 2-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch) — got picked off first
SS Jose Mojica: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
RHP Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 7/4 GB/FB — 42/10 K/BB in 44.2 IP
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 loss to Savannah)
CF Mason Williams: 1-5
SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB — seven walks and five strikeouts in his last ten games
C Gary Sanchez & RF Tyler Austin: both 0-4 – Austin struck out
3B Dante Bichette Jr. & 1B Rey Nunez: both 0-3, 1 K — Nunez drove in a run
LF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-3, 1 K — left the game mid-inning in the ninth, which is weird … not sure what’s going on there
2B Ali Castillo: 1-1, 1 2B, 1 RBI
DH Kelvin DeLeon: 0-1, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Brett Gerritse: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/6 GB/FB — 48 of 83 pitches were strikes (57.8%)
RHP Mariel Checo: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 24 of 45 pitches were strikes (53.3%)
RHP Ben Paullus: 2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 15 of 22 pitches were strikes (68.2%) … he didn’t pitch well, but at least he was efficient

Categories : Down on the Farm

23 Comments»

  1. measha says:

    Why is Charleston using Paullus as a closer? His ERA is almost 10.00. They should have kept Wetherell in Charleston and reassigned Paullus to Staten Island

  2. DERP says:

    Will O’Brien be added to the 40 man after the year to protect him from the rule 5, or is he not worth protecting?

  3. vin says:

    I wonder if the reason Tyler Austin and Gary Sanchez haven’t been promoted is so that they can get a chance to launch some balls off the Aircraft Carrier. That is such a cool idea… hopefully we can get some video.

    CoJo AND David Adams on the same team? My mind is blown.

    Another nice performance by Jose Ramirez. I’m glad he’s put himself back onto the legit prospect map.

    Anyone else confused by the two shortstops… Mujica and Mojica? Almost as bad as Bryan Mitchell and Brett Marshall. Or is it Bryan Marshall and Brett Mitchell?

  4. Reggie C. says:

    104 pitches in 3.2 innings …

    Wow. That’s a tad much.

    I’m shocked Betances was allowed to accumulate that kind of pitch volume over 3 innings. That’s how guys get hurt.

  5. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Good to see Jose Ramirez getting on a roll. He has a huge arm and was being compared to Aroldys Vizcaino not too long ago.

    Betances is just maddening and a move to the pens seems inevitable. JR Murphy has also been disappointing after a sold season last year. Hopefult he’ll turn things around before too long.

  6. pat says:

    Can Mikey O’Brien be our designated “Guy-Who-Doesn’t-Have-A-Big-Fastball-Or Really-Do-Anything-That-Special-Except-Get-Outs-And-Frustrate-The-Hell-Out-Of-Opposing-Fans-Because-He-Should-Be-Getting-Smashed” guy? It would be nice to have one of those guys.

  7. M-Three says:

    Anyone else think with the injuries to our bullpen right that Kevin Whelan should be called up to get another shot? He has pitched well so far and would be an upgrade over Cody Eppley.

    Whelan didn’t get much a chance when he came up last year mainly because Girardi decided to continue wasting innings on the likes of Luis Ayala and Buddy Carlye. When Girardi did use Whelan his control went bad again due to lack of use.

    • Midland TX says:

      Cut it out, Mrs. Whelan. No need for excuses for your Kevin. You know Buddy Carlyle pitched like 7 innings in 2 months before getting DFA’d, and Ayala was serviceable for 56 innings as a proven major-league reliever.

      He’s doing great in AAA and he’ll get his shot.

    • Ted Nelson says:

      I’d imagine that if they thought he was an upgrade over Eppley, he’d be up right now.

  8. Midland TX says:

    Cervelli is absolutely not taking this demotion well AT ALL. I mean it looks like he is starting to rattle around the toilet bowl on both offense and defense. I hope he turns it around.

    • Tim says:

      I don’t. He’s brutal and not acceptable as a backup catcher in the majors. He doesn’t bring power or defense to the table and still hits for a low average. I don’t understand how he lasted as long as he did.

  9. Bavarian Yankee says:

    too early to put Betances in the pen? He has never shown any signs of command in his career and if he doesn’t turn into a right handed Randy Johnson I don’t think it’ll get any better in the future. Has he ever had 5 consecutive starts where he had 3 walks or less? He probably couldn’t even do it over 3 consecutive starts.

  10. A.D. says:

    Starting to get that feel that (if we’re lucky) JR Murphy turns into one of those every other year hitters as he adjusts to new levels

  11. CapitalT says:

    Murphy is really struggling this year. He is putting up a lot of O-fers in Tampa after a decent season (pre injury) last year.

  12. CS Yankee says:

    Wonder what the odds that Cerv’ and Nuney playing in the same game and neither of them make an error?

    15:1?

  13. M-Three says:

    Thank you. Finally there is someone else on this site that is smart and see the truth about Cervelli. It great to see that I’m not the only person who doesn’t overated Cervelli and is sick of the love fest for him.

    I still remember when he got sent down how mostly everyone here was complaining and crying foul about it. The fact is, Stewart is a better player than Cervelli. Stewart is a very good defensive catcher and can get the occasional hit with runners in scoring position. Cervelli is a lazy/poor defensive who thought he was given to be on the big league roster.

    I hope that when Romine gets healthy they demote Cervelli down to Double-A Trenton. I don’t want him to steal playing/development time from Romine because Romine actual has the potential to have a long successful big league career at catcher.

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