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

Game 23: Running out of time
Matusz stifles bats, Yanks lose to O's

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.

Game 23: Running out of time
Matusz stifles bats, Yanks lose to O's
  • Brian S.

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

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      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

      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.

  • Brian S.

    Is O’Brien legit? What about Pinder?

  • awy

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

    • Pat D

      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.

  • smurfy

    A shout out to Ramiro: Try batting only lefty!

  • bonestock94

    Is that the steve pearce from the pirates?

    • Mike Axisa

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

      • Ppiddy

        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

          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.

  • Knoxvillain

    No Charleston game tonight? ;_;

  • Johnny O

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