Mustelier has huge night in win

Saturday Night Open Thread
Late rally falls short in loss to Reds

LHP Nik Turley left yesterday’s game after three innings because his blister problem flared up again. That’s both good and bad news. It’s bad because you don’t want him to miss any time but good because it’s not something more serious. Meanwhile, RHP Jose Ramirez was placed on the DL the other day with a lat strain. That’s another one for the “could be worse” pile. OF Ray Kruml was placed on the DL to make room on the roster for the recently claimed Matt Antonelli.

I need a breather, so you get bullet points tonight…

  • Triple-A Empire State (win): Ronnie Mustelier had three hits including a pair of doubles and Jack Cust went deep. Kevin Russo and Brandon Laird also doubled and Frankie Cervelli had a pair of knocks. Adam Warren allowed five runs in six innings but also struck out seven. Juan Cedeno, Chase Whitley, and Manny Delcarmen each threw an effective inning of relief.
  • Double-A Trenton (win): Corban Joseph had three singles and Cody Johnson continued his big season with two doubles. David Adams went hitless while playing the field. Adam Miller threw four scoreless in his first Double-A start before giving way to a parade of uninteresting relievers.
  • High-A Tampa (loss): Ramon Flores (two hits) and J.R. Murphy (one hit) each doubled while Rob Segedin chipped in a single. Southpaw Matt Tracy allowed two runs (one earned) in 4.2 IP with three strikeouts and seven ground ball outs.
  • Low-A Charleston (win): Dante Bichette Jr., Tyler Austin, and Gary Sanchez each doubled while backup catcher Francisco Arcia continued his hot hitting with a homer. Mason Williams and Angelo Gumbs both took 0-for-4s. Nothing noteworthy happened on the mound.
Saturday Night Open Thread
Late rally falls short in loss to Reds
  • Preston

    Maybe Mustelier should be getting the start in LF for the big club if Gardner doesn’t get back soon. It would definitely help our defense to slot Ibanez back into the DH role, and he looks like he might spark the offense too.

    • Knoxvillain

      As long as Ibanez gets the same amount of playing time, I wouldn’t have a problem with that.

  • JohnnyC

    David P (@Yankeesource) says Mustelier is not an outfielder. Wouldn’t be much of an improvement over Ibanez. But he’s a decent third baseman and o.k. second baseman. But he can definitely rake.

    • Preston

      He has played several games in all three OF spots both this year and last.

      • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

        Right. I think the point of the comment is that simply putting him in a certin position on the field doesn’t make him especially capable of manning said position.

  • Jesse

    I’ve noticed that Manny Delcarmen has been rather effective this year. If the Yankees need a bullpen arm do you think he would get a shot?

    • Jesse

      Eh, 5.9 BB/9 rate going into today… Maybe not.

  • Brian S.

    Mason needs to right the ship. That .342 wOBA isn’t going to cut it.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Mustelier is looking like a good option to replace Chavez the next time he gets hurt which can be any second now.

    • Tom Swift

      If we can’t sign Cano, could Mustelier be the backup plan?

  • viridiana

    Mustelier is the tyoe of guy who could provide an instant spark, I’m convinced. Put him in as RH DH and super sub and watch the kid hit. Good hard contact. Bring him up now, Cashmaster.

    • Kosmo

      I agree. I think he´ll be in NY by June 1st or so.

  • Tags

    Saw Mustelier in Trenton 3 times this year and all the guy does is hit. He’s hit at every level including the AFL last year. As he keeps hitting at AAA its time to give him a shot.

  • DM

    He’s not much of defender — but he’s more than an “org” guy. He’s a good line drive hitter rather than the feast-or-famine types that make up most of the current Yankee lineup. I think he’d get a shot if Jones went down — but I think we’ll see him in Sept at least.

  • Marlin

    I know Mustelier well. Yanks got him for only 50k because of his age and size. If you hit in Cuba, you can hit here. Kendry, Alexei Ramirez, Cespedes, leonys Martin , Leslie Anderson were all good hitters in Cuba and they are good hitters in the US. Adonis Garcia who the Yankees recently signed, will also be a good hitter even if he is only 5’6.

  • Gio

    Is his name Ronnie or Ronnier?