Mitchell strikes out ten in Charleston win

Game 38: How about some runs?
Yankees can't muster any offense again, lose to Blue Jays again

Eduardo Nunez left yesterday’s game with a sore thumb and Brian Cashman confirmed that he’s going to miss three or four days. That’s good, I don’t want him sitting out and dwelling on his defensive problems for two weeks or something. Right-hander Jose Ramirez was placed on the DL for the an unknown reason and that sucks. He’s been pitching quite well of late.

Anyway, based on his Twitter feed, left-hander Evan Rutckyj has been promoted to Low-A Charleston and will presumably join their rotation.

Update: Caleb Cotham is on his way to join High-A Tampa according to his Twitter feed. Yep, it’s officially promotion season.

Triple-A Empire State (4-1 win over Toledo)
2B Kevin Russo: 1-5, 1 K
CF Colin Curtis: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 CS — had been in a nasty 3-for-34 slump (.088)
1B Steve Pearce: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
DH Jack Cust: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — seventh homer in 37 games this year after hitting just three in 36 games last year
3B Brandon Laird, C Frankie Cervelli, RF Cole Garner & SS Ramiro Pena: all 0-4 — Laird and Cervelli each struck out twice, Gardner and Pena once each
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 5/5 GB/FB — 62 of 90 pitches were strikes (68.9%) … look at the old man doin’ work
RHP Chase Whitley: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 13 of 22 pitches were strikes (59.1%)
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — just 11 of 23 pitches were strikes (47.8% … filling in at closer after Kevin Whelan had pitched in each of the last two games

Double-A Trenton (12-3 loss to Binghamton) they faced RHP Zack Wheeler, the Mets’ best prospect and the kid they got from the Giants for Carlos Beltran
RF-CF Dan Brewer & C Jose Gil: both 0-4 — Gil struck out once, Brewer thrice
DH Corban Joseph: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K — nine walks and four strikeouts in his ten games, though this is his third year at the level
2B David Adams: 1-4, 1 R, 1 E (fielding)
LF Cody Johnson: 1-2, 2 R, 1 HR,2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — three homers in the last four games
CF Melky Mesa: 0-2, 1 K — pretty sure he was lifted after the score got out of hand … Shane Brown replaced him and struck out in his two at-bats
1B Luke Murton: 0-1, 1 BB, 1 K — ditto Mesa’s comment … Addison Maruszak made outs in his two at-bats after coming off the bench
3B Kevin Mahoney: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
SS Walt Ibarra: 0-3
RHP Cory Arbiso: 2 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 5/1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — 41 of 58 pitches were strikes (70.7%), so maybe he was throwing too many strikes
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 33 of 55 pitches were strikes (60%) … 22 strikeouts in 20 IP, but also 16 walks
RHP Ryan Pope: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 20 of 33 pitches were strikes (60.6%)
LHP Lee Hyde: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 14 pitches were strikes
RHP Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — a dozen of his 17 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (9-3 win over Charlotte)
LF Ramon Flores: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — seven hits in his last 17 at-bats (.412)
DH J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
RF Rob Segedin, 1B Neil Medchill & 3B Garrison Lassiter: all 1-3 — Segedin got hit by a pitch, stole a base, scored a run, and committed a fielding error … Medchill walked, doubled, and walked … Lassiter hit a solo homer, walked, scored two runs, and struck out twice
C Kyle Higashioka: 0-4, 1 K, 1 PB
CF Eduardo Sosa: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 CS
2B Kelvin Castro: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing)
SS Jose Mojica: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
LHP Vidal Nuno: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/4 GB/FB — with Ramirez on the DL and Mikey O’Brien getting bump to Double-A Trenton, they’re suddenly short on starters
RHP Manny Barreda: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GB/FB
LHP Aaron Dott: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 18 strikeouts in 15.2 IP, but also ten walks
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 28 strikeouts and seven walks in 18.2 IP

Low-A Charleston (3-0 win over Rome)
CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 K
SS Cito Culver: 0-2, 1 BB
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K — 12 for his last 33 (.364)
RF Tyler Austin: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — second straight day with a dinger and his third in the last seven games
C Gary Sanchez & LF Ben Gamel: both 0-3, 1 K
2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K — back in the lineup after missing a game-and-a-half for an unknown reason
1B Rey Nunez & LF Kelvin DeLeon: both 1-3 — Nunez drove in a run and struck out … DeLeon doubled
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 59 of 90 pitches were strikes (65.6%) … 18 strikeouts and two walks in his last 13 IP
RHP Joel DeLaCruz: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 20 of 33 pitches were strikes (60.6%)

Game 38: How about some runs?
Yankees can't muster any offense again, lose to Blue Jays again
  • King Charles The Great

    This outing by Bryan Mitchell should be the most dominant pitching performance so far in the farm for this year no?

    • Bo Knows

      Jose Campos, and Banuelos both have some arguments

  • flamingo

    I love this Charleston team. I almost don’t want anyone to be promoted because I don’t want them broken up.

    • Larch

      They will all be reunited at the MLB level. :)

    • The Dude

      I’m hoping they all reach the bigs by 2014, 2015 the latest!

      #costcontrolled #luxurytax

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    when do austin, mason and sanchez get promoted?

  • pat


    • pat

      Also, Bryan Mitchell might be turning a corner. Scary.

      • JohnnyC

        What’s really scary? All of these kids are 2 to 3 years away, best case scenario. The road to 2015 is scary indeed.

        • pat


    • Brian S.

      How do we pronounce that? But yeah, I’m always excited when a promising lefty gets started.

      • YankeeGrunt

        Root-skee, as I understand it

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    YES should start televising the Riverdogs games. They’re MUCH more interesting and probably more fun to watch than that group of cadavers they have playing in the Bronx.

    • JohnnyC

      YES stopped broadcasting minor league games a few years ago because, guess what?, nobody watched them. Nobody. Even Keith Law tuned in only once. Saw enough, wrote a column, moved on.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        And I guess you think the Michael Kay show is riveting television.

        • Sayid J.

          nobody said it was, but still more people watch it than a Low A minor league game…

  • Will

    Mitchell is drool worthy. If the can finally command that amazing stuff he has he jumps to the front of rhp in our system.

    • JohnnyC

      Then we can trade him away for an upgrade to Russell Martin. Good times!

      • Jon G

        Or perhaps for Ken Phelps…

        • Guest

          Only if your baseball people tell you to do it…

          • Dropped Third

            Who needs baseball people wen you got a magic eight ball?

  • YankeeGrunt

    Any idea if JR Murphy is banged up or just slumping? He started out alright and is either in a brutal slump or he has something limiting him.

  • Danny

    Reportedly rumors going around regarding Banuelos being older then his reported age. K-Law said he doesnt have any info to back that accusation up however … So I guess good news

    • Mike Axisa

      He wasn’t born in a third world country, he’s from Mexico. It would be very easy to confirm his age.

    • Brian S.

      Rumors started by who

      • pat

        From his chat today-

        thomas (new york)
        There is a rumour that is goiing around AAA under the radar about the real age of Yankee prospect Manny Banuelos. The are saying that he is closer to 25 or 26 then the 21 listed.What have you heard

        Klaw (2:08 PM)
        I have heard nothing of the sort and would attribute it to people who think all Latin American players come from the Dominican Republic.

        Sounds reputable. All we need now is Incarcerated Bob to tell us the real deal.

    • Bo Knows

      He’s from Mexico, they actually keep good records of birth.

      • RetroRob

        Shhhh…to some people, any where south of Texas is suspect, and they’re not even sure about Texas!

        Seriously, even players who lie about their age might shave a year or two, not five or six.

  • Djammer

    Charleston’s team is very tight. I hung out with four relievers last weekend in Charleston WV for a few hours. Phil Wetherell is a great guy. Dan Mahoney was great, overwhelming stuff for low A, lots of k’s. The bullpen guys tend to hang out separate, but even they raved about how tight the team is and how they plan to rise through the system together.

  • Bo Knows

    I’m a big Rutckyj fan, so that’s another reason to watch the Riverdogs….if only the big league team would play as well as the young uns

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I’m waiting on the Catcher Dominoes to fall now….so JR Murphy or Kyle Higashioka needs to start hitting.

  • RetroRob


    Can I buy a vowel?

  • Guest

    Maybe they promote some of the big guns together this year, and the rest next year.

    Mason, Sanchez, and Austin go to Tampa soon. Dante, Culver, Gumbs, Mitchell, Campos next year.

    And hopefully, they repeat that same pattern of promotion throughout the system.

  • Guest

    Why is Montgomery still in Tampa? He’s 22 in August and isn’t being challeneged. Get that man to Trenton, stat.

    • CS Yankee

      Blame it on the Pope, Ryan Pope.

      Maybe they don’t want two closers on the same level, who knows?

  • Wayne

    Can’t wait to see Jordan cote pitch. I think he has the most potential out of our lower minor league guys. Could he reach staten island by years end.