Pearce’s late homer gives Triple-A Yanks a win


Triple-A Empire State (5-2 win over Rochester)
RF Colin Curtis: 0-4, 1 K
LF Jayson Nix: 1-2, 1 R, 2 BB — four hits in his last ten at-bats
CF Dewayne Wise: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
1B Steve Pearce: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI — missed a few days after fouling a ball off his foot, but he’s back and hasn’t missed a beat … broke the game open with a three-run dinger in the eighth
DH Jack Cust: 1-4, 1 K — still hasn’t played the field yet this year
C Frankie Cervelli & SS Doug Bernier: both 0-2, 1 BB — Bernier scored a run and struck out
3B Brandon Laird & 2B Ramiro Pena: both 0-3 — Laird struck out
RHP Adam Warren: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3/6 GB/FB — 60 of 99 pitches were strikes (60.6%) … I really wish he’d start striking out more guys, he has just a 6.4 K/9 and a 16.3 K% (!) in 178 career Triple-A innings
RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/18 — 18 of 31 pitches were strikes (58.1%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB – eight of 14 pitches were strikes (57.1%)
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — 19 of 33 pitches were strikes (57.6%) … been a while since he had a game like this

High-A Tampa (3-0 win over Brevard County)
CF Eduardo Sosa: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB
C J.R. Murphy: 0-4, 3 K
LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K — six hits in his last 14 at-bats (.429), so hopefully he’s waking up
RF Rob Segedin: 2-4, 1 R, 1 SB — 16 hits in his last 39 at-bats (.410)
1B Kyle Roller, 3B Garrison Lassiter & SS Jose Mojica: all 1-3 — Roller drew a walk … Lassiter stole a base, scored a run and struck out … Mojica hit a solo homer
DH Tyson Blaser: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
2B Kelvin Castro: 0-3, 1 SB
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 6/3 GB/FB — that’s nine walks in his last 15.1 IP
RHP Sean Black: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GB/FB
RHP Branden Pinder: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB

Double-A Trenton‘s game was postponed due to rain. They’re going to make it up as part of a doubleheader on July 1st.

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled day off. Cito Culver’s grandfather passed away, so he’s likely to be away from the team for a few days.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Brian S. says:

    Call up Wise already dammit. He’s better than Ibanez and I’m tired of watching our derp outfield defense.

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez says:

      I’m with you on the defensive part of the equation, but let’s not let a month of AAA success at the plate fool us into thinking Wise is a legit MLB hitter. He’s 34 (development time is over), and in 879 MLB plate appearances spread over nine seasons, his career triple slash is .219/.256/.373. That’s not better than Ibanez at the plate. That’s pretty awful. I don’t want to see him as anything other than a late-inning defensive replacement in NY.

    • RetroRob says:

      Defensively he sure is. Hitting wise Ramiro Pena would give him a run for his money. Wise over nine seasons has a .219 career batting average and can’t take a walk. Other than that, he’s just peachy.

  2. Brian S. says:

    Is O’Brien legit? What about Pinder?

  3. awy says:

    hope culver is doing well, losing his grandfather must be crushing.

    • Pat D says:

      One would think so. Depends on what kind of person his grandfather was, but…I’ll just stop this post right here and wish he is able to recover quickly.

  4. smurfy says:

    A shout out to Ramiro: Try batting only lefty!

  5. bonestock94 says:

    Is that the steve pearce from the pirates?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Yep. Signed him at the end of camp after dumping Jorge Vazquez.

      • Ppiddy says:

        Why not bring up Pearce. He’s on fire down in AAA. What do we have to lose? Nunez trying to catch a ball bouncing off
        his head?

        • RetroRob says:

          Tune in tomorrow. Nunez has been working with Jose Caneseco on the ball-off-the-head trick for a HR.

          Pearce was once one of the top-100 prospects in the game, but he turned into another classic AAAA hitter.

  6. Knoxvillain says:

    No Charleston game tonight? ;_;

  7. Johnny O says:

    Maybe we can trade Warren to the Twins. With that K/9 rate they’d view him as a #1-2 guys.

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