Williams returns to lineup in Charleston win

Game 26: Win it for Mo
CC & Jeter give Yanks much-needed win in KC

Got a bunch of injury updates and roster moves, so…

Triple-A Empire State (3-0 loss to Rochester)
2B Kevin Russo: 2-3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — has reached base 21 times in his last ten games
SS Doug Bernier & RF Colin Curtis: both 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K — Curtis stole a base and threw a runner out at first
1B Steve Pearce, DH Jack Cust, 3B Brandon Laird & C Frankie Cervelli: all 0-4, 1 K — Pearce and Cust drew walks
LF Cole Garner: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
CF Ray Kruml: 2-4, 2 K, 1 SB
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 7/2 GB/FB — 60 of 92 pitches were strikes (65.3%)
RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 21 of 34 pitches were strikes (61.8%)
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 13 pitches, seven strikes … I wonder if we’ll see him at some point this summer following Mariano Rivera‘s injury, he’s pitching well enough for a call-up

Double-A Trenton (7-5 loss to New Hampshire in ten innings)
RF Abe Almonte: 0-5
LF Dan Brewer: 1-5, 1 K, 1 CS — threw a runner out at second
3B Ronnie Mustelier: 3-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — make that four straight days with a homer … 15 for his last 40 (.375) … after the game, he was rewarded with a promotion to Triple-A
DH Cody Johnson: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K
CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
1B Luke Murton: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
2B Kevin Mahoney: 0-3, 1 BB
C Jose Gil: 1-4, 1 PB
SS Addison Maruszak: 1-4, 1 E (fielding
RHP Brett Marshall: 7 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 11/5 GB/FB — 59 of 95 pitches were strikes (62.1%) … had allowed 12 hits total in his last three starts
RHP Ryan Pope: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 29 of 41 pitches were strikes (70.7%)
RHP Michael Dubee:

High-A Tampa (2-0 win over Bradenton) faced RHP Jameson Taillon, the second overall pick in 2010 and one of the very best pitching prospects in baseball
CF Eduardo Sosa: 0-4, 1 K
C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 R, 1 SB
LF Ramon Flores, RF Neil Medchill, 1B Kyle Roller & SS Jose Mojica: all 0-3 — Flores walked and whiffed twice … Mojica struck out
DH Rob Segedin: 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — gotta think he’ll be in Trenton relatively soon, maybe within 4-6 weeks
2B Kelvin Castro & 3B Garrison Lassiter: both 1-3 — Castro stole a base … Lassiter scored a run and struck out
RHP Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 31/8 K/BB in 32 IP … first double-digit strikeout game in the system this year, no?
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GB/FB
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 19 K in 13.1 IP

Low-A Charleston (5-1 win over Lakewood)
CF Mason Williams: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB — well, at least he’s back after missing a few days
2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-4, 1 , 1 SB
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 K — you’re killin’ me, smalls
RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 PB — the first homer’s coming soon, I can feel it
LF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — seems like he gets a hit everyday, but exactly one hit
DH Rey Nunez: 1-3, 1 K, 1 SB
1B Casey Stevenson: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB
SS Ali Castillo: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K — I assume he’s up while Cito Culver’s away from the team due to his grandfather’s death
RHP Brett Gerritse: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 39 of 65 pitches were strikes (60%) … filling in for Campos
RHP Joel DeLaCruz: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GB/FB — 26 of 37 pitches were strikes (70.3%)
LHP Fred Lewis: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 18 of 22 pitches were strikes (81.8%)
RHP Phil Wetherell: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — ten of 18 pitches were strikes (55.6%)

Game 26: Win it for Mo
CC & Jeter give Yanks much-needed win in KC
  • Marvin

    heres the obligated ” The mariners knew campos was hurt! They knew !”

  • handtius

    i really hope Jose Ramirez puts it all together and becomes the next top pitching prospect. we could use another to root for.

  • Jimbo

    Pineda. Mo. Romine’s back. Campos’ elbow. This season sucks.

    • Bo Knows

      you forgot Swisher’s hammy problems, Gardner’s elbow

      but yeah your right this season has been awful

  • Derrick

    The Jesus curse is spreading. All involved shall feel his wrath. Cashman better not be climbing any buildings any time soon.

    • Dave M

      Well said!

  • Danny

    Bad things happen in 3’s: Pineda, Mo and now Campos. Wouldn’t surprise me if he needed Tommy John now …

    • handtius

      MCA was three. campos will be fine.

      • doomsayer

        let’s be honest…no he won’t

        • handtius

          glad you have that crystal ball. without you,we’d all be lost! bet you thought manny was done for the year too. he’s not.

          • doomsayer

            how do you know he’ll be fine? Obviously it isn’t that crystal ball, cause I have it. You must have some manner of powerful orthopedic ESP.

            Why would I have thought Banuelos would be out for the year? What could you possibly be basing that on? And what bearing does Banuelos’ DL stint, let alone my thoughts regarding his injury, have on Jose Campos? You went through the trouble of pretending I thought Manny was out for the year, he wasn’t out for the year, therefore Campos is fine? You’re an idiot.

            • K Starr

              This guy doomsayers, wow, theres one negative voice. Go feel sorry for yourself e else man. MRI know about injuries, you sure don’t sitting in your Mets wall papered bedroom.

          • Jesse

            I think his name says it all, don’t you think?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Beware. It’s “The Trolls are Right” week. Wait until Monday.

      • forensic

        It may be the beer, but I can’t seem to figure out what MCA is.

        • Jesse

          You know, Adam Yauch, from the Beastie Boys?

          • forensic

            Ah, now I see, I stupidly thought it might actually have something to do with the Yankees…

  • RetroRob

    I read the Campos update four times looking for any sign of hope that it was a joke. I expect in the next few days to read that Banuelos has a torn labrum, ligament damage in his elbow, and is heading off to see a back specialist.

  • another Bronx Dynasty

    The only bright spots are Jeter & Robertson!

  • CJ

    If campos needs TJ-I give up. Fire Cashman, I don’t care if it’s his fault a head has to roll. And NEVER chase “young cost controlled power arms”

    • Wow

      You are consistently the dumbest poster on this board. Why do you keep trying? Just stop.

      • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

        I think CJ has to be fired from the board. I don’t care if it’s his fault. A head has to roll for such a dumb comment. (Who would want a cost-controlled power arm? Please fill the system with overpriced soft-tossers.)

      • Robinson Tilapia

        It’s more likely that he’s seven years old but, if Campos needing TJ gets him to give up, I’d like a couple of clean shots at Campos’s elbow, please.

    • Reggie C.

      Its reactionary , but that doesnt mean its the wrong move

      Unfortunately, if both Pineda and Campos end up missing entire debut seasons, Cashman has some explaining to do. And that usually comes hand in hand with somebody (a subordinate) getting the axe. If Campos ends up needing TJS, the evaluation process Cashman stood behind during Pineda’s labrum announcement utterly failed.

      • Voice of Reason

        What form would this explanation take? “Here’s why I didn’t think both of the players I acquired would need season ending surgery…” Get serious. It would be both reactionary and stupid. What are the odds of acquiring two pitchers who need season ending surgery within a month? You couldn’t do that if you tried. No matter what homework he did or did not do (and – understatement alert – predicting arm injuries is not an exact science), he’s been enormously unlucky.

        What would be solved by firing Cashman? Would the trade get unmade? Would Pineda and Campos’ injuries disappear? No? Then why the thirst for blood?

        • Andres

          Agreed sir. This has been extremely unlucky for Cashman and blame can not be put on him. Let’s hope Campos is fine and that Pineda will be back next year healthy and ready to go. Manny came back and looked good. Let’s hope next year we have Manny come up to the bigs after a good minor league season, Pineda to be ready and healthy, and for Campos to be find and move up in the system quick.

        • CS Yankee

          However, if firing Cashman does indeed heal both Pineda and Campos…hmmm,…

          fire Cashman, get them cured, rehire Cashman.


      • kanst

        Just to show how ridiculous this is. If he had said no to the trade at the last second and Montero was hitting .220 for the Yanks and Pineda was dominating for Seattle would you call to fire him?

        All trades are risky, even more so when involving young unknown players.

    • Jesse

      Yeah, because I’m sure he knew at the time of the trade that Pineda and Campos would need surgery.

  • forensic

    Poor Michael Dubee. He’ll be listed in the archives but no one will ever know why…

  • dalelama

    The Curse of the Montero…Pineda, Rivera, and Campos.

    • jjyank

      Repeating that over and over does not make it sound any less dumb.

  • Fin

    I have come to hate the Montero references. Where was this guy going to play? Just because Martin sucks, doesnt make Montero a catcher. Just because Swish and Gardner are down, doesnt make Montero an outfielder. Montero has alot of work to do, to become more than a produtive DH. The trade still doesnt look that bad until Montero does something special at DH or proves he can catch.

    • Fin

      opps wrong thread

    • dalelama

      @Fin, Relax, take a deep breathe, hug your kids, and develop a sense of humor. It is a play on the Curse of the Bambino. Don’t take it so serious it is only a game. You will live longer that way.

      • jjyank

        Actually I think this statement applies more to the “ZOMG we lost teh tradez!” people more than the ones who are annoyed by the constant references.

    • M&M Boys

      Aside from Jeter, Montero would already be the best right handed hitter on the Yankees. He’s doing okay as the back-up catcher with the Mariners. He’s not great, but could he possibly be worse defensively than Posada was? But the guy can hit. The Yankees biggest weakness is their inability to score runs consistently — virtually zero clutch hitting. They lost to Detroit in playoffs last year mostly because of their lack of offense. And they’ve done nothing to address this except get worse by trading away — make that giving away — their best young hitting prospect.

  • Kosmo

    I´m surprised no one wanted to comment on Mustelier´s promotion to Scranton. This guy can rake, play 3rd, 2nd and the OF . To me this is exciting news and with another productive 100-150 ABs at Scranton we might be seeing Mustelier in the Bronx sometime soon. Mujica might be right behind him.

    • Joe

      Mustelier has a good chance, but Mujica none. Mujica hasn’t started once for SWB and is 26-27 years old. Guys like Pena,Laird, and Russo are much farther up on depth chart then Mujica.

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

        How old is Mustelier?