River Dogs walk-off with win

Monday Night Open Thread
Opportunity in the bullpen

I don’t know what the problem is, but LHP Nik Turley is currently on the 7-day DL. He finished last year on the shelf because he broke his hand reaching for a comebacker, but I doubt it’s related to that. Maybe it’s just a blister or something, he hasn’t pitched poorly or anything.

Update: Via Josh Norris, it’s exactly that. Turley is on the DL with a blister. Nice guess on my part.

Meanwhile, RHP Armando Galarraga is currently working out with the Yankees in Tampa and they may sign him soon. I think this is an indication that Ramon Ortiz or Nelson Figueroa is getting fed up with the Triple-A travel situation more than anything. We might see these Quad-A veteran guys shuffle in and out all season.

And finally, Ronnie Mustelier and Jose Ramirez were named the Double-A Eastern League Offensive Player of the Week and the High-A Florida State League Pitcher of the Week, respectively.

High-A Tampa (10-5 loss to Bradenton)
CF Eduardo Sosa & LF Ramon Flores: both 1-5, 1 K — Sosa tripled and drove in a run … Flores scored a run
C J.R. Murphy, RF Neil Medchill, 1B Kyle Roller & 2B Kelvin Castro: all 1-4, 1 K — Murphy drew a walk, drove in a run, and allowed a passed ball … Medchill tripled and plated a run
3B Rob Segedin: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B — ten hits in his last 29 at-bats (.345)
DH Kyle Higashioka: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
SS Garrison Lassiter: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (missed catch, fielding) — first game on shortstop in five years, and it showed
RHP Sean Black: 2.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/3 GB/FB — has allowed 196 runs in 297.1 IP since turning pro (5.93 runs per nine innings)
RHP Dawerd Cruz: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 5/1 GB/FB
LHP Alex Smith: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 6/2 GB/FB — indy ball guy they signed this winter
LHP Matt Bashore: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB– I guess they called up an entirely new bullpen following yesterday’s 18 inning affair

Low-A Charleston (5-4 win over Delmarva, walk-off style) they faced RHP Dylan Bundy, the fourth overall pick in last year’s draft and who I believe is the best pitching prospect in baseball
CF Mason Williams: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 CS– he reached base on a wild pitch after one of the strikeouts, then scored all the way from first on an error by the catcher when he was making a routine throw back to the pitcher … hooray Low-A!
SS Cito Culver: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) — back with the team after spending a few days away following a death in the family
C Gary Sanchez: 3-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — doubled off Bundy, a 90 mph changeup up in the zone … left the game after attempting to steal second in the seventh
C Francisco Arcia: 0-0, 1 RBI, 1 E (pickoff) — replaced Sanchez and wound up with a walk-off sac fly
RF Tyler Austin & 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: both 0-4 — Austin whiffed once, Bichette thrice
DH Ben Gamel: 1-4, 2 K
2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K, 2 SB
1B Casey Stevenson: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 E (fielding, throwing)
LF Kelvin DeLeon: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K — doubled to lead off the ninth, then was pinch-run for by Ali Castillo who scored the winning run
RHP Scottie Allen: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 8/3 GB/FB — 44 of 68 pitches were strikes (64.7%) … probably his best start since being acquired prior to last season
RHP Wilton Rodriguez: 1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 25 of 37 pitches were strikes (67.6%)
RHP Joel DeLaCruz: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 20 of 35 pitches were strikes (57.1%)

Triple-A Empire State was rained out, which means Brett Gardner’s rehab assignment will have to wait one more day to begin. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow. Meanwhile, Double-A Trenton had a regular ol’ scheduled day off.

Monday Night Open Thread
Opportunity in the bullpen
  • DERP

    Dylan Bundy has zero wins on the year. He sucks.

    • Dave

      He can’t even out pitch Allen, what a scrub.

  • Pat D

    I guess you could call that “The Rube Baker.”

    • Gonzo

      Nice reference

  • Gonzo

    Bundy struck out 8 in 3 innings. Not bad.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Hopefully this isn’t a Longoria situation with Gary Sanchez

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      (I’m a little gun-shy about players exiting the game after a CS after what Longo did to my fantasy team)

  • Chris Hansen’s wife

    like figueroa or ortiz really have the clout to opt out of triple a…

    • Havok9120

      I don’t know the contracts, but one of them may have just quietly let it be known that they weren’t happy.

  • Bo Knows

    I really hope Bundy body is done growing and his body is maxed out (though the fact he is only 19 hints that might not be true) I say this because, I can’t imagine how hard he’ll be capable of throwing if he has one last 1-2inch growth spurt along with another 5-10 lbs.

    • Ted Nelson

      Probably unlikely to gain much height, but likely to gain muscle.

  • pat

    Bundy throwing his change up right on right? Interesting.

  • CapitalT

    Williams 3-1 now that is a guy who is hot

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      Yeah, I thought Matt Wieters was the only guy who could do that.

  • Now Batting

    Was Sanchez ok? Why the hell is he stealing 2nd?

    • http://none Bernard

      Good question! It used to be that only the little guys would steal bases, not the big power guys. Look at what happened to Ravel Santana last year. We’re not even sure yet if he’ll be the same player he was before he tore up his ankle. David Adams is another example. I think he was listed at 6-2, 200 lbs. His career may never be the same either. I worry about Sanchez and Austin stealing so much. Williams? Run, run, run! But not the big guys!

      • Ted Nelson

        Adams got hurt breaking up a double-play.

        When did big guys not steal bases? Mickey Mantle stole 20 in a season. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth each stole 100 in their careers. A-Rod runs. And those are just a few big Yankees that come to mind. Size has a fairly loose relationship with speed, and even slow guys swipe the occasional bag.

      • RetroRob

        No problem with guys with speed, be they big or small, stealing. Sanchez is not fast. Don’t understand the thinking.

      • Samuel

        Yeah, I am sure the Angels are real worried about the 6’1″, 210 lb Mike Trout stealing bases. Are the Nationals worried about the 6’3″, 215 lb Bryce Harper stealing his 26 bases last year or home plate the other night?


        Can we let these kids play the game without worrying about every little thing?

        If Sanchez can steal bases, let him do it. It adds to his value as a player. A tight hamstring or pulled muscle has nothing to do with him stealing bases and he could have just as easily pulled something shagging fly balls in the outfield.

    • Ted Nelson

      Been running a lot this season. 6 SBs and 2 CSs through 24 games.

      • Now Batting

        Everyone referenced here is an outfielder. Sanchez is a catcher.

        • http://none Bernard

          Good point.

  • Billy

    Well Sanchez has been swiping bases like a fiend this year.

    • http://none Bernard

      I know. And it scares me. Nothing good can come from it.

      • Ted Nelson

        They should probably have designated runners, huh? Or just put players in bubbles.

        The good thing that can come of it is, you know, becoming a better baserunner to become a better baseball player.

        • Ted Nelson’s Mom

          Ted, come up from the basement! Stop being a meanie on the internet!

          • jsbrendog


          • http://none Ted Nelson’s Dad

            I taught Ted everything I know – and he still don’t know nothin’!

            • JohnnyC

              Humans are capable of parthenogenesis!!!!

        • Jesse

          Have a special pinch-runner like they do in the Little League World Series!

      • jjyank

        Well something good can come of it: the ability to steal a base and get into scoring position.

        I don’t want anyone to be reckless, but as far as I’m concerned, letting a baseball player swipe a bag is not reckless. I hope Sanchez becomes a catcher that can steal every now and again, like Martin does occasionally.

  • Preston

    If Sanchez can hit a double off Bundy he’s ready for high A. He’s been ridiculously dominant so far.

  • JohnC

    Sanchez’s double was off a 90mph changeup, but he has been red hot all yeaar. Hope he isn’t seriously injured. Good to see Bashore finally active. If he can get it together, might have something there.