Austin hurt in Charleston loss

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Make sure you check out this OF Mason Williams interview with Next Level Ballplayer. He talks about adjusting to life in pro ball, the improvements he’s made to his swing and approach, and lots more. Well worth your time.

Also, RHP Kevin Whelan has been placed on the DL for an unknown reason, hopefully it’s nothing serious. The Yankees signed OF Billy Hart and immediately placed him on the DL. I’m assuming this is him, though that’s not the most uncommon name in the world.

Triple-A Empire State (6-2 win over Durham)
CF Chris Dickerson: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K —
LF Kevin Russo & 2B Corban Joseph: both 1-5 — Russo doubled, scored twice, and struck out twice
DH Jack Cust: 1-3,1 RBI, 1 K
1B Russell Branyan: 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — five hits in his last ten at-bats, including three dingers
3B Brandon Laird & C Gus Molina: both 1-4, 1 R — Laird struck out … Molina drove in a run and struck out three times
RF Colin Curtis: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
SS Doug Bernier: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
RHP Nelson Figueroa: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 5/4 GB/FB — 57 of 91 pitches were strikes (62.6%) … he started five days ago and came out of the bullpen two days ago, which I’m sure contributed to the 86 mph heater he was working with
LHP Justin Thomas: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 21 of 33 pitches were strikes (63.6%)
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 15 of 26 pitches were strikes (57.7%)
LHP Mike O’Connor: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 12 of 19 pitches were strikes (63.2%)

Double-A Trenton (5-1 win over Erie)
CF Abe Almonte: 0-4, 1 BB
3B Jose Pirela: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB — 15 hits in his last 31 at-bats (48.4%)
2B David Adams: 0-2, 3 RBI, 1 BB
RF Zoilo Almonte: 0-5, 3 K
DH Melky Mesa: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — hasn’t played the field yet since coming off the DL
1B Luke Murton: 1-4
C Jose Gil: 0-4, 1 K
SS Addison Maruszak: 1-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — only his fourth triples in the last four years /useless stat
LF Damon Sublett: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 43 of 76 pitches were strikes (56.6%)
LHP Lee Hyde: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — 11 of 18 pitches were strikes (61.1%)
RHP Preston Claiborne: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 23 of 38 pitches were strikes (60.5%)
RHP Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 2/1 GB/FB — eight pitches, six strikes

Low-A Charleston (7-3 loss to Hickory)
CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB — eight hits in his last 17 at-bats (.471) with three doubles and a homer
SS Cito Culver: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 E (throwing) — 36 walks in 242 plate appearances (14.9 BB%)
RF Tyler Austin: 0-1, 1 RBI, 2 BB — he left the game after sliding into second in the seventh and was unable to put any weight on his left foot … the second baseman left the game with an injury on the play as well, so it sounds like a take-out slide gone bad
PR-RF Kelvin DeLeon: 0-1, 1 R, 1 K
DH Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 K — six hits in his last 14 at-bats (.429)
2B Angelo Gumbs & 1B Rey Nunez: both 1-4, 1 K
C Nick McCoy: 2-4, 2 K — picked a runner off second with a snap throw
LF Ali Castillo: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4/0 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) — 58 of 86 pitches were strikes (57.4%) … Bad Bryan
RHP Brett Gerritse: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HB, 2/5 GB/FB — 30 of 43 pitches were strikes (69.8%)
RHP Ben Paullus: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K — 26 of 42 pitches were strikes (61.9%)
LHP Fred Lewis: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — five pitches, two strikes

High-A Tampa had their doubleheader rained out. One of the games was supposed to be the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain. That one will be completed tomorrow afternoon. The second game, tonight’s regularly scheduled contest, was cancelled and will not be made up.

And just because I know you’re all wondering, both Short Season Staten Island and the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees start their seasons on June 18th. That’s not next Monday, it’s the Monday after.

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  • Fernando

    Hope Austin is ok, as the team has had its fill of injuries.

  • A.D.

    Well that’s going to go ahead and derail Austin’s season

    • http://none Bernard

      I hate to say I told you so…but that’s what happens when you run your bigger players [the power guys]. Last year it was Ravel Santana. We still don’t know yet if he’s going to be back to the way he was.

      • Peter Lacock

        Huh? Is Mo big?
        Running is part of the game. You can’t not run.
        That would be like not bunting.

      • Ted Nelson

        So you’re saying you predicted Austin would hurt his foot/ankle in Low A because he hits for power?

      • A.D.

        From what Mike wrote appears it was a double play

  • Danny

    DePaula was scheduled to pitch today but not all of the DSL scores after updated yet … Anyone know if he pitched ?

    • Mike Axisa

      He probably did, the DSL box scores are a pain.

      • YankeeGrunt

        Until a couple years ago they were reasonably reliable, they’d get posted at around 5 or 6 in the afternoon. I don’t know what happened. The low minors box scores used to be continuous too, for the most part, not they almost all go inning by inning.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He did not pitch today. It was their 5th game because of the day off on Sunday. He’ll more than likely pitch tomorrow.

  • Peter Lacock

    Whelan has a sore right elbow.

  • Carl LaFong

    If Austin busted his foot I’m going to be nauseous.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    “2B David Adams: 0-2, 3 RBI, 1 BB”. So
    I’m guessing one sac fly, a bases loaded walk and a ground out RBI? That pretty Carlos Pena type production there, 3 RBIs zero hits.

  • The Scheister of Doom

    So maybe that post talking about ManBan on the 60 day DL that was questioned on here a week or so ago has some weight to it. I wonder when he’s going to pitch again this year.

  • Greg Corcoran

    I can’t believe this. How many guys in our system have to destroy their ankles sliding into second? Adams, santana, and now Austin. 2012… the year of the injury. Truthfully, this doesn’t sound as bad as Santana’s, which was apparently horrific. I am pretty sure Santanas foot was facing the opposite direction or something because everyone described it as gruesome. A bad sprained ankle can easily make it impossible to bear weight on the foot, at least in the short term. At worst this sounds like it could be a fracture of some sort. As long as its not a complete break he should be fine. Hope everything is okay.