Robertson begins rehab assignment in AAA loss

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Triple-A Empire State (5-4 loss to Louisville)
LF Chris Dickerson: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
2B Corban Joseph: 0-5, 1 K — had a hit in every Triple-A game up until today
RF Ronnie Mustelier: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 14 homers in 96 games since signing (24 HR pace)
DH Jack Cust: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
1B Russell Branyan: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — second straight game with a homer, four in the last five games
3B Brandon Laird: 1-1, 1 R, 1 BB – left the game after walking in the third inning for an unknown reason
3B-SS Doug Bernier: 1-1, 1 R, 1 BB
CF-3B Kevin Russo: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
SS Ramiro Pena: 2-2 — left the game with an injured foot after singling in the fourth
PR-CF Colin Curtis: 1-2, 1 2B
C Gus Molina: 0-3, 1 RBI
RHP D.J. Mitchell: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 62 of 94 pitches were strikes (66.0%) … four or more runs allowed in six of his last ten starts, so he’s not exactly making them think long and hard about a call-up
RHP David Robertson: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — eight of eleven pitches were strikes … had a little tiny bit more on him earlier
LHP Justin Thomas: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 14 of 19 pitches were strikes (73.7%)

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Binghamton in ten innings, walk-off style)
DH Abe Almonte: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Jose Pirela: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 CS, 2 E (throwing, fielding) — first hitless game of the month
2B David Adams: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — good to see him steal a base after the ankle injury
LF Cody Johnson: 0-5, 3 K
RF Zoilo Almonte: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
CF Melky Mesa & SS Yadil Mujica: both 2-4, 1 2B — Mesa walked, stole a base, and scored a run … Mujica committed a throwing error
1B Shane Brown: 2-5, 2 RBI — walk-off single
C Jeff Farnham: 1-2, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP — Jose Gil pinch-hit for him late and made an out
RHP Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 5/3 GB/FB — 55 of 80 pitches were strikes (68.8%) … only the fifth time in 75 career outings he’s struck out eight or more
RHP Preston Claiborne: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1 Balk, 4/0 GB/FB — 20 of 33 pitches were strikes (60.6%)
LHP Lee Hyde: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5/0 GB/FB – 24 of 32 pitches were strikes (75%)

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Daytona)
LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — 13 for his last 35 (.371)
2B Anderson Feliz: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
C J.R. Murphy, 1B Kyle Roller & 3B Zach Wilson: all 0-3 — Roller got hit by a pitch, stole a base, and struck out twice
RF Neil Medchill: 0-4, 2 RBI, 1 K
DH Kyle Higashioka: 1-4, 1 RBI
CF Eduardo Sosa & SS Jose Mojica: both 1-3 — Sosa struck out … Mojica scored a run
LHP Matt Tracy: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 12/4 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) — first time in his six starts he’s allowed more than one earned run
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1/1 GB/FB — 23/14 K/BB in 17.2 IP

Low-A Charleston‘s game was suspended due to rain with one out in the bottom of the fourth. Here’s the box score, I’ll update the stats when they complete the game tomorrow.

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Sunday Night Open Thread
Martin, Yanks walk off with Subway Series sweep
  • RetroRob

    What’s the deal with Dickerson? Was he injured? Haven’t heard him mentioned in awhile, but he seems to have resurfaced. Bring him to the Bronx. Provides more options than Wise.

    • JonS

      He was on the DL.

    • Monterowasdinero

      He stinks.

      • Brian S.

        I don’t see why he couldn’t be a league average player. You could do worse for a bench player.

      • forensic

        Granted, he’s no Greg Golson, but who is?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Well played.

        • Havok9120

          Heh.

      • http://none GrandyManCan

        He is a shit ton better than Wise.

  • Rob

    Wonder how long before Matt Tracy moves to Trenton.

    • Havok9120

      He’s been fun to follow in DotF.

  • Danny

    Any updates on Jose Campos or Slade Heathcott ? Been over a month since we have heard an update on either guy. Thought Heathcott was gunna be back by June and I understand they are taking it slow with Campos but has he even begun throwing yet ?

    • JonS

      Chamberlain, Nunez, Heathcott and Pineda are all at the Extended ST complex.

      • Nick

        JonS, thanks for this, was wondering about what Pineda was up to recently.

  • Sean

    Same goes for Eduardo Nunez and Nick Turley, where have they gone?

  • Brian S.

    Is Mustelier considered a plus defender?

    • AZYankee23

      Mustellier is considered a plus defender at the DH position. He can stand at a number of positions though.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        We are killin’ it tonight in the comments section!

  • http://bloodfarm.tumblr.com mattdamonwayans

    Sounds like Robertson felt good in his first outing, so he should be having a set-back pretty soon right? Wocka wocka

  • Jimmy

    “RHP Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 5/3 GB/FB — 55 of 80 pitches were strikes (68.8%) … only the fifth time in 75 career outings”
    Only the fifth time that what?

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

      My bad, fifth time he’s struck out eight or more.

      • NYinTX

        I thought when he got drafted he was supposed to be a high strikeout guy.

  • IE

    Speaking of Marshall, is his ceiling higher than say, David Phelps?

    • Rick

      I think he can be a Trevor Cahill type with more velocity.

      • Danny

        I dont see it, velocity is not significantly higher and the K rate is way off. Cahill struck out over a batter per inning in the minors, Marshall has no where near that high of a K rate and unless he starts missing more bats he’s gunna fall into the Phelps/Warren/Mitchell category of back end starter/long man in the pen. He isn’t the #3 we thought he once was.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    What’s Gary Sanchez been doing lately?

    • Havok9120

      He’s gone on something of a power streak as I recall. Think he hit his eighth homer last night. And that’s after us waiting for awhile for him to hit his first.

  • Brian S.

    Are Melky Mesa and Zoilo Almonte going to be major league ready next season? Think one of them can stick in RF for a year or two so we don’t have to hand out a big contract to Swish?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I don’t think the terms “Melky Mesa” and “Major League Ready” are going to be hanging out together in the near future.

      • Havok9120

        This. I don’t know much about Almonte (he was hot recently, no?), but Mesa has been nothing but underwhelming.

    • forensic

      I thought they were laying the groundwork for Almonte taking over with all their praise in ST, but with his injury (if I remember correctly?) and struggles (only based on a glance at his numbers) still at AA, I don’t see it happening next year.

    • Ted Nelson

      Seems pretty doubtful for either. I’d say Zoilo came into the season with more of a chance of being ready someday at least. He’s not really helping his case in his second partial AA season. I definitely am not writing him off yet, but I doubt it will click to that extent this season… I mean he’d have to show a ton for them to go into next season with him as Plan A. Even in the best case not sure NYY would want to go into a season with him as Plan A. Maybe if he finishes strong and starts 2013 strong he can be a Plan B or C or D.

      I would still say Melky has a sliver of hope. At least adjusts his second season at a level and does a few things well: defense, solid power, some speed. Maybe can bloom late or do enough to stick on a bench (would like his chances better if he were a lefty), but probably lucky if he’s a AAAA player who rides the bus when someone goes on the DL. Maybe if a team tried him in CF he could find a home for a few years.

  • Steve

    What’s Cesar Cabral and Brad Myers’ deal right now?

    • Bavarian Yankee

      I think both are on the 60 day DL.

  • Phil

    Gotta give the Thunder bullpen a round of applause. None of those guys are real prospects, but they’ve been shutting opponents down.

  • Danny

    Whoa, Tyler Austin placed on the DL, that the injury wasnt that serious ….

    • Danny

      Thought*

  • Bavarian Yankee

    Too bad that there’s no room for Branyan on the big league roster. I’d love to see him hitting some upper deck bombs in the Stadium.