Tampa kinda plays two, loses in 18 innings

Gardner set to begin rehab assignment tomorrow
Yanks, Hughes right the ship in win over Royals

Walt Ibarra has been placed on the DL and Jose Toussen was called up to take his roster spot. I haven’t updated the standings yet this season, so let’s do that now. The records shown do not include today’s games…

Triple-A Scranton (7-5 loss to Pawtucket) 14-13 and 2.5 games back in the IL North Division
2B Kevin Russo: 0-5, 2 K
CF Colin Curtis: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
1B Steve Pearce: 1-4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
DH Jack Cust: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K — just seven hits in his last 36 at-bats (.194)
3B Brandon Laird & RF Cole Garner: both 0-3 — Laird drew a walk and committed a fielding error … Garner got hit by a pitch, struck out all three times and got picked off first
LF Ronnie Mustelier & C Frankie Cervelli: both 1-4 — Mustelier drove in a pair … Cervelli struck out and allowed a passed ball
SS Yadil Mujica: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B
LHP Andy Pettitte: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 5/4 GB/FB — picked a runner off first … had more on him earlier
RHP Adam Miller: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 17 of 33 pitches were strikes (51.5%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 20 of 37 pitches were strikes (54.1%)
Double-A Trenton (4-3 win New Hampshire in 11 innings, walk-off style) 13-14 and 5.5 games back in the EL Eastern Division
RF Abe Almonte: 3-6, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB — walk-off single
2B Corban Joseph: 2-5 — hopefully they get him to Triple-A soon, it’s a waste of time to keep him here for a third year
DH Gus Molina & LF Cody Johnson: both 0-5, 1 K — Johnson drove in a run
CF Melky Mesa: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 K
1B Luke Murton: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
3B Kevin Mahoney: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — second straight day with a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the ninth
C Jose Gil: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
SS Addison Maruszak: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — Dan Brewer pinch-hit for him late and drew a walk
RHP Cory Arbiso: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 7/6 GB/FB — 52 of 92 pitches were strikes (56.5%)
RHP Kelvin Perez: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 31 of 45 pitches were strikes (68.9%)
RHP Ryan Flannery: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3/2 GB/FB — just 28 of 50 pitches were strikes (56.0%), though one of those walks was intentional
RHP Michael Dubee: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K 0/1 GB/FB — nine of 11 pitches were strikes … seems like he pitches every day

High-A Tampa (7-6 loss to Bradenton in 18 (!) innings) 14-15 and 6.5 games back in FSL North Division … they faced an old friend, RHP Gerrit Cole
CF Eduardo Sosa: 1-7, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
2B-SS Kelvin Castro: 2-8, 1 K, 1 CS
LF Ramon Flores: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — 13 for his last 31 (.419)
RF Rob Segedin: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) — threw a runner out at second
DH Neil Medchill: 2-7, 3 K — replaced by 3B J.R. Murphy once things got weird late
C Tyson Blaser: 0-5, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 PB — replaced by Kyle Higashioka after 15 innings … Higgy went 0-for-1 in his season debut
1B Kyle Roller: 2-7, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
3B-2B-P Hector Rabago: 2-8, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K — yep, he had to pitch in the super extra innings
SS Jose Mojica: 1-6, 1 K, 1 CS — replaced by Garrison Lassiter late, who played third before sliding over to second and making a fielding error
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6/3 GB/FB
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — picked a runner off first … first appearance of the season after spending time on the DL with an unknown injury
LHP Rigoberto Arrebato: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/1 K/BB, 1 E (pickoff)
LHP Aaron Dott: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GB/FB
RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/0 GB/FB — two hits, one walk, eleven strikeouts in his last seven innings
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 3/3 GB/FB — just two strikeouts in his last 5.2 IP
LHP Vidal Nuno: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1/3 GB/FB
LHP Kramer Sneed: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB
RHP Hector Rabago: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — took the loss after a runner reached on an error and scored on a triple … not fair

Low-A Charleston (8-2 win over Delmarva) 19-8 and two games up in SAL Southern Division … Gary Sanchez didn’t play because it was a day game after a night game, but he apparently put on a show in batting practice
CF Mason Williams: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB, 1 CS — led the game off with a homer
2B Angelo Gumbs & LF Ben Gamel: both 0-4 — Gumbs struck out
DH Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — got picked off first … 10 HR in 26 games, hit six in 47 games last year
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R — hooray for a hit
1B Rey Nunez: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
RF Kelvin DeLeon: 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB
C Francisco Arcia: 2-2, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 PB
SS Ali Castillo: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 8/1 GB/FB — 42 of 77 pitches were strikes (54.5%) … was sitting 93-96
LHP Dan Mahoney: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 24 of 46 pitches were strikes (52.2%)
RHP Phil Wetherell: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — ten of 15 pitches were strikes

Gardner set to begin rehab assignment tomorrow
Yanks, Hughes right the ship in win over Royals
  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Mike E

    Cito Culver hasn’t played in a few days, any word on his status?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      His grandfather passed away. He tweeted today that he’s back in Charleston though.

  • Tut

    Mustellier promoted to Scranton?

  • Rick

    I love mason. Our line up needs another 300 hitter bad. Can’t wait another 3 years.

  • Carl LaFong

    What’s this world coming to; Ben Gamel w/out a hit or BB?

    Adam Miller w/two scoreless innings in relief but no K’s. He’s my longshot pitcher of the year, but I’d still have started his year off at Trenton until he found his rhythm & to take a little pressure of him so he doesn’t try too hard too soon & get himself re-injured.

    Every time I think Laird’s starting to get on a roll he comes back w/an 0-fer. Still think the dude will hit.

    Nice to see Tommy Kahnle off the d/l; Tampa must have used all their pitchers today.

  • Reggie C.

    I wish I could just fast forward the Charleston season another 40 games or so & see how many times Tyler Austin has left the yard by then.

    Any word on Campos?

    • nick

      some elbow inflammation

  • nick

    Can somebody tell me what happened to manny delcarmen? did he get hurt?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yeah, not sure what it is though.

      • nick

        thank you for your prompt response.

  • Slugger27

    i knew mason was killin it across the board, but 4 Ks in 114 PAs is fuckin impressive.

    • Ahinds

      right. I seriously asked why the Yankees were not bringing mason.w up last week and a bunch of RAB experts called me stupid more or less but it appears his hit tool is the real deal.

      I’m not a scout and I don’t know how he handles off speed stuff but I would bet my next pay check that he could do .270/.330/.350 right now in the show.

      this is obviously just me romanticizing. but I’m a fan, I get to act like this

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Williams’ minor league equivalency is .227/.250/.334.


        • TomH

          Do people really take sites like this seriously? How are the accuracies of these predictive (or whatever they purport to be) transformations assessed? How, in principle, would you even begin to go about disproving them?

          • Ted Nelson

            I would imagine that when you look at how guys do upon being promoted over a large enough sample you start to get an idea of the relative difficulty of different leagues. It’s not to say “he would be doing exactly this well in this level,” it’s competition neutral.

      • Now Batting

        I would give anything to have the opportunity to take that bet.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

        So I’m guessing you know absolutely nothing about minor league baseball?

      • Plank

        Who called you stupid?

  • infernoscurse

    am i the only one who has no idea about this tyson blaser fellow, to think i religiously check the minors stats every night here and had never noticed the guy

  • Derrick

    Want miss Cleo’s number. This thing looks like bullshit.

  • Joe

    Hey Mike,
    Any word on Diego Moreno or Cayones (the haul we pulled in for AJ). I thought Cayones may start in short season ball but Diego already made it to Double A, I believe. Is he hurt or just not worth a roster spot.
    I secretly hoped one of them would show us something this year but it appears they are just org players.
    Any update/thoughts?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Cayones is in Extended Spring Training, he’s real young and not anything special. Moreno is on the DL, no idea why.

  • Jeb

    Assuming they’re ready and continue to perform well (by no means a given in either case), I wouldn’t mind seeing Austin and Williams getting promoted to High A later in the season. Austin would have an opportunity to get some more reps at 3B (might be a good idea based on K Law’s opinion) and getting Gumbs into CF where his speed come really play up.

    • Ted Nelson

      I think Austin and Williams will probably be promoted if they keep it up, but I doubt Gumbs moves off 2B this early.

  • Leg-End

    I love looking out for Montgomery’s line, does he ever not strike anyone out?

  • CS Yankee

    The Ronnie Mustelier promotion at first didn’t look like anything special since he is 27, etc.

    However, with him being a defector and just playing a couple in the minors, it seems he could be the exception to the “rule’ and be considered a legit prospect?