Cust homers twice in wild Triple-A win


Russell Branyan has been activated off the DL and sent to High-A Tampa. I suppose that if Brett Gardner‘s elbow injury continues to linger, the Yankees could use Raul Ibanez in left with Branyan at DH but … I don’t want to think about that. Not right now anyway. Get well soon, Brett.

In other old player news, Ramon Ortiz is your Triple-A International League Pitcher of the Week. I’m sure he’s thrilled.

Triple-A Empire State (8-7 win over Toledo, walk-off style)
CF Kevin Russo: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
2B Matt Antonelli: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
1B Steve Pearce: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — second homer in his last three games
DH Jack Cust: 3-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — nine hits in his last 19 at-bats with five homers … he and Pearce went back-to-back in the first
RF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI — two-run double tied the game in the bottom of the ninth
3B Brandon Laird: 0-5, 1 K
C Frankie Cervelli: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB — 11 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.367)
LF Cole Garner: 2-4, 2 K — left the game in the middle of an at-bat with a hand injury, in a 1-1 count with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth
PH Colin Curtis: 0-0, 1 RBI, 1 BB — replaced Garner and ended up drawing the walk-off walk
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
RHP Adam Warren: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 4/4 GB/FB — 64 of 104 pitches were strikes (61.5%) … 72 hits allowed in 55.1 IP
LHP Justin Thomas: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — six pitches, four strikes
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB — 14 of 25 pitches were strikes (56.0%)
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 16 of 28 pitches were strikes (57.1%) … turned a two-run lead into a two-run deficit, and he ended up getting the win

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Clearwater in ten innings)
LF Ramon Flores & C J.R. Murphy: both 1-5, 1 2B
DH Russell Branyan: 1-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K — typical Russ Branyan night, some walks, a strikeout, and some power
3B Rob Segedin: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — singled in the go-ahead run in the tenth
RF Neil Medchill: 1-5, 2 K
2B Kelvin Castro: 0-5, 1 R, 2 K
1B Kyle Roller: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — game-tying solo homer with one out in the top of the ninth
CF Eduardo Sosa & SS Jose Mojica: both 1-3, 1 K — Sosa drove in a run and three a runner out at the plate … Mojica walked
LHP Kramer Sneed: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5/3 GB/FB — seven runs allowed in his last 20.1 IP, lowering his ERA to 5.46
LHP Aaron Dott: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1/0 GB/FB — the walk was intentional
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB

Double-A Trenton‘s game was suspended due to rain with two outs in the top of the fifth and the score tied at three. Here’s the box score, I’ll update the stats when they complete the game tomorrow.

Low-A Charleston‘s game was also suspended due to rain, though the River Dogs were up 7-6 with two outs in the bottom of the third. Here’s the box score, I’ll update the stats when they finish the game tomorrow.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. naf says:

    is pat venditte hurt? why hasnt he pitched since april?

  2. Matt says:

    The Riverdogs Twitter account said they’re playing two starting at 11:05.

  3. A.D. says:

    Does Austin have legit SB speed, up to 13

    • Jeb says:

      No, his speed is unremarkable. The SB total is supposed to be a result of good reads and baseball instincts according to scouting reports.

      • All Praise Be To Mo says:

        Possibly a Paul O’Neill clone in RF in a couple years? I know that’s setting the bar high but good bat, decent speed, good instincts.

  4. Jonathan says:

    Colin Curtis!!!! the king of the pinch hit big hit. He hit that huge HR after taking over for Gardner in a 0-2 count. Crazy..

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