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The streak is over: Braves top Yankees

Lots of notes today…

  • RHP Brett Marshall was placed on DL with left leg bursitis, but he was healthy enough to participate in fielding drills today. RHP Ricky Orta took his spot on the roster, and he’s kinda interesting.
  • LHP Josh Romanski (blister) and RHP Craig Heyer (elbow) threw bullpens over the weekend and will do so again tomorrow. Heyer expects to be activated in the first week of July. There still isn’t much of a schedule for RHP Cory Arbiso (back).
  • When working multiple innings, the Yankees do not let RHP Mark Montgomery throw his knockout slider after the first inning. That’s a good way to get him to work on other pitches, but if they’re doing it because they’re worried he’s going to blow out his arm, they should probably move him a little more aggressively.
  • Missed this yesterday, but OF Zoilo Almonte and C Gary Sanchez were named the Offensive Players of the Week for the Double-A Eastern League and Low-A South Atlantic League, respectively.
  • Second rounder SS Austin Aune was named a First Team All-American by Baseball America. He was drafted as an outfielder, but the Yankees will keep him at short until he shows he can’t handle it. First rounder RHP Ty Hensley was a Second Teamer at the utility spot.

Triple-A Empire State (4-2 loss to Louisville)
RF Kevin Russo: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, — got picked off first
2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 R
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 CS, 1 HBP — 13 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.371)
DH Jack Cust: 0-1, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — Colin Curtis pinch-ran for him late and got caught stealing
C Frankie Cervelli: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
CF Chris Dickerson: 1-4, 1 K — threw a runner out at first
1B Brandon Laird: 0-2, 2 BB — 22 walks in 68 games this year after 20 walks in 134 games last year
SS Ramiro Pena: 0-4
3B Doug Bernier: 0-3 — Russell Branyan pinch-hit late and made an out
RHP Adam Warren: 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 12/3 GB/FB — 74 of 109 pitches were strikes (67.9%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — 13 of 25 pitches were strikes (52.0%)

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Richmond)
LF Abe Almonte: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB — on-base 21 times in the last ten games
3B Jose Pirela: 1-3, 1 E (throwing)
2B David Adams: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
RF Zoilo Almonte: 0-2, 2 BB
CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 RBI
DH Cody Johnson: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K — he’s really cooled off of late, so much for thinking the light bulb was coming on
1B Luke Murton: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — three homers in the last four games and five in the last ten
C Jose Gil: 0-2
SS Yadil Mujica: 1-3, 1 K — got picked off third, which is pretty bad
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 7/6 GB/FB — 51 of 88 pitches were strikes (58%)
RHP Ricky Orta: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/3 GB/FB — 18 of 26 pitches were strikes (69.2%)
RHP Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 14 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (4-2 win over Daytona)
LF Ramon Flores: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
C J.R. Murphy: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – ten hits in his last 24 at-bats (.417)
RF Rob Segedin: 2-4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 CS
DH Neil Medchill, 3B Zach Wilson & CF Eduardo Sosa: all 0-4 — Medchill struck out twice … Wilson struck out once … Sosa scored a run and struck out
1B Kyle Roller: 2-4, 1 K
SS Jose Mojica: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
2B Jose Toussen: 0-3, 1 K
LHP Nik Turley: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1/2 GB/FB — probably a pitch count thing since he’s still coming off the blister problem … 53 K in 51.1 IP
RHP Sean Black: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GB/FB
LHP Kramer Sneed: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1/2 GB/FB — lowers his ERA to 6.23
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GB/FB

Low-A All-Star Game (3-2 win for North All-Stars)
PH-CF Mason Williams: 0-2 — came off the bench in the fifth
RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K — started the game and batted third
C Gary Sanchez: 1-2 — started the game and batted fifth
C Francisco Arcia: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — replaced Sanchez in the sixth
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 1 IP, zeroes, 0/1 GB/FB — ten pitches, six strikes … he threw the fourth inning
RHP Pedro Guerra: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – three of five pitches were strikes … recorded the 27th out

Short Season Staten Island (4-1 loss to Brooklyn)
SS Claudio Custodio, 2B Jose Rosario & CF Ravel Santana: combined 0-12, 10 K — yikes … Custodio also committed a fielding error
1B Matt Snyder: 0-4, 1 K
3B Matt Duran: 1-3, 1 E (fielding)
C Jackson Valera & LF Danny Lopez: both 0-3 — Lopez struck out twice
RF Exicardo Cayones: 0-2, 1 HBP
DH Saxon Butler: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – so far his solo homer is the only run they’ve scored this year
RHP Gabe Encinas: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, — not sure why he left early, but he didn’t exit the game with the trainer … he was low-90s with the fastball, low-80s with the slider, and upper-70s with the curve
RHP Alex Smith: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 3/1 GB/FB
LHP Dietrich Enns: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Derek Varnadore: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB
RHP Charles Basford: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB
RHP Stefan Lopez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-4 loss to GCL Braves)
LF Kelvin Duran: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB
2B Jerison Lopez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB
1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — caught yesterday, played first today
DH Slade Heathcott: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Miguel Andujar, CF Mikeson Oliberto & RF Ericson Leonora: all 0-4 — Andujar committed a pair of errors (throwing, fielding) … Oliberto struck out
C David Remedios: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 PB — Cuban defector is the guy that had an 85-minute at-bat a few years ago
SS Fernando Perez: 1-4, 1 K
RHP David Aardsma: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Cesar Vargas: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 7/2 GB/FB
RHP Joey Maher: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 5/2 GB/FB — picked a runner of first … last year’s 38th rounder once drew a Derek Lowe comp

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Pineda on target to begin throwing in mid-September
The streak is over: Braves top Yankees
  • Nhat

    What is the project for Mikey O’Brien?

    • Danny

      4th/5th starter, same type as Warren/Mitchell/Phelps

  • DERP

    According the box score, Austin went 1-4 with a triple and a run.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So let me guess: Matt Duran’s not drawing any Mike Schmidt comps yet?

    Miguel Andujar: RUINED.

  • Me

    Is the Brooklyn pitching good or is the lineup this bad.

  • vin

    Is Francisco Arcia the best backup catcher in pro baseball?

    .326/.406/.535/.941 while backing up Sanchez. That’s a hell of a tandem down there in Charleston.

    • Brian S.

      That would be David Ross on the Braves.

      • vin

        I knew somebody would miss my point. Ross is the best BUC in the big leagues because he doesn’t stink. Arcia is tearing the cover off the ball.

  • Brian S.

    I thought it was promotion season.

    • Rick in Philly

      All-Star games are probably slowing things down. It looks like the Yankees want their guys to participate in them as a reward before the shuffling begins.

  • Rush Stern- megarobothead

    The the heck is YeiCock??

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’d forgotten about Yeicock. Where is that mofo?

      • Tyrone Sharpton

        in my pants. wanna get a front row seat? cum on

        • Matt

          He’s on the GCL roster.

  • CS Yankee

    Aardsma pitching is good news, was projected to maybe be back in August/September when signed. Already in games, so 3-4 weeks to work thru the system (at the most),since he is a RP.

    They likely wouldn’t let joba start a game even against the young &/or challenged low-A as his stuff plays better out of the pen.

  • dixie_flyer

    Wow, I think that hell must have frozen over: Betances got through the first inning today and only had to throw 10 pitches

  • dixie_flyer

    things are getting back to normal for Betances: 70 pitches (37 strikes and 33 balls) and 5 walks through 4 innings