Austin injured in High-A debut

Game 80: Stop the Streak
Yanks give away another one, fall to Rays

In case you missed it late last night, there were a series of promotions involving some of the Yankees’ very best prospects. Meanwhile, here are today’s notes…

  • Apparently the Yankees were planning to call up LHP Justin Thomas from Triple-A to replace RHP Cory Wade before trading for RHP Chad Qualls. Three lefty specialist would have been slight overkill, if you ask me.
  • C Jose Gil (clavicular contusion) has been placed on the DL and RHP Sean Black has been sent back to High-A after one day with Double-A Trenton.
  • C Jackson Valera has been placed on the DL retroactive to Sunday, though it’s unclear what’s wrong with Short Season Staten Island’s backup catcher.
  • LHP Jeremy Bleich (shoulder) and RHP Corey Black have been added to the Staten Island roster. Both were in the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League. Black was this year’s fourth rounder.
  • Just in case you’re wondering, George King (subs. req’d) reports that Ronnie Mustelier signed for $50k last summer. I have lots more bonus info at our Amateur Signing Bonuses page.

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 loss to Lehigh Valley)
CF Chris Dickerson: 2-5, 1 R, 2 K
2B Corban Joseph: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
C Frankie Cervelli: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI — had been in a 4-for-29 slump (.138)
DH Jack Cust & 3B Brandon Laird: both 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR — Cust drove in two runs … Laird hit a solo shot and struck out
1B Russell Branyan: 1-4, 1 K
LF Colin Curtis & RF Cole Garner: both 0-4 — Garner struck out
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP John Maine: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 10/5 GB/FB — 60 of 87 pitches were strikes (69%) … he was actually 91-94 with sink earlier before dropping down to 89-91
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — eight of 13 pitches were strikes (61.5%)

Double-A Trenton (11-3 win over Portland)
2B Jose Pirela: 0-5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
3B Addison Maruszak, RF Zoilo Almonte & CF Melky Mesa: both 3-5 — Maruszak scored twice, homered, drove in two, struck out, and committed a fielding error … Almonte homered, drove in three, got caught stealing, struck out, threw a runner out at third, and committed both a fielding and throwing error … Mesa doubled twice, scored three times, and struck out
DH David Adams: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K
1B Luke Murton: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing) — 17th dinger, and he’s now tied for the league lead in homers despite not joining the team until two weeks into the season
LF Damon Sublett: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — left the game after running the bases in the seventh
LF Lee Hyde: 0-1 — the call-ups haven’t arrived yet, so they had to stick the left specialist in the outfield for a few innings
C Jeff Farnham: 0-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
SS Yadil Mujica: 1-5
LHP Shaeffer Hall: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 7/7 GB/FB — 62 of 100 pitches were strikes
RHP Craig Heyer: 2.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 17 of 28 pitches were strikes (60.7%)

High-A Tampa (10-6 loss to Dunedin)
CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 RBI
LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at third … 16 hits in his last 42 at-bats (.381) with six walks and four strikeouts
RF Tyler Austin: 0-2, 1 K, 1 HBP — left the game after getting hit in the head with a pitch, though he did walk off the field under his own power … no update yet, but hopefully he’s fine and they took him out as a precaution
PR-RF Adonis Garcia: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — Cuban defector signed for $400k over the winter and hit an inside-the-park homer in his first plate appearance of the season
DH Slade Heathcott: 1-2, 1RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — 13/9 K/BB in his 15 games, which is pretty good
C Gary Sanchez, 1B Kyle Roller & 3B Zach Wilson: all 1-5 — Sanchez doubled, drove in a run, and struck out three times … Roller struck out twice … Wilson scored a run and struck out
SS Jose Mojica: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K
2B Jose Toussen: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
RHP Caleb Cotham: 5 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7/4 GB/FB
LHP Rigoberto Arrebato: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-2 win over Greenville)
CF Ben Gamel, C Francisco Arcia & SS Cito Culver: all 2-4 — Gamel stole a base … Arcia scored a run and drove one in … Culver drove in a run
2B Ali Castillo & 1B Casey Stevenson: both 1-4 — Castillo drove in a run
DH Rey Nunez: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. & RF Kelvin DeLeon: both 0-3 — DBJ walked, whiffed, and committed a fielding error … DeLeon scored a run, struck out twice, and got hit by a pitch
LF Cody Grice: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 K
RHP Scottie Allen: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6/6 GB/FB — 45 of 56 pitches were strikes (80.4%)
RHP John Brebbia: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 38 of 50 pitches were strikes (76%) … 25/3 K/BB in his last 16.1 IP
RHP Nick Goody: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 12 pitches, 11 strikes

Short Season Staten Island (21-7 beatdown at the hands of Aberdeen)
LF Taylor Dugas: 1-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — so good
2B Jose Rosario & C Isaias Tejeda: both 0-4 — Rosario struck out twice, Tejeda once … Tejeda also allowed a passed ball
1B Matt Snyder: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB
CF Ravel Santana: 1-3, 1 R — left the game after grounding out in the fifth … the kid just can’t stay on the field, every other game he’s leaving with something new
RF Danny Oh: 0-2, 1 K
DH Fu-Lin Kuo: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
3B Matt Duran: 2-4, 1 R
RF-CF Danny Lopez: 1-4, 1 R, 1 SB — raises his batting average to .114
SS Claudio Custodio: 1-4, 1 R, 1 E (throwing) — he’s up to .154
LHP Jeremy Bleich: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 5/1 GB/FB — have to think Trenton is final destination on his rehab tour
RHP Taylor Morton: 2 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2/3 GB/FB — 7/14 K/BB in 18 IP
LHP Evan DeLuca: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 4/1 GB/FB
RHP Stefan Lopez: 1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 4/0 GB/FB
RHP Alex Smith: 0.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB — he and Lopez combined to allow 11 runs in the eighth
RHP Charles Basford: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GB/FB — allowed both of the runners he inherited from Smith to score

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-3 loss to GCL Blue Jays) and thus ends the 11-game win streak
2B Jerison Lopez: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
C Peter O’Brien: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 PB — nice pro debut … played six innings in the field and that was that
C David Remedios: 0-2, 2 K
DH Yeicok Calderon: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 K
1B Bubba Jones & LF Nathan Mikolas: both 1-4 — Jones drove in a run and struck out … Mikolas struck out three times, giving him nine whiffs in 14 pro at-bats
RF Ericson Leonora: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K — 13 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.433)
3B Miguel Andujar & CF Mikeson Oliberto: both 0-4 — Andujar missed a catch for an error
SS Fernando Perez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4/0 GB/FB
RHP Kenedy Agramonte: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Gio Gallegos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 20-year-old has walked just one guy in six innings while coming off Tommy John surgery
RHP Cesar Vargas: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/2 GB/FB

Game 80: Stop the Streak
Yanks give away another one, fall to Rays
  • DERP

    You shouldn’t post the pitching stats for SI.

  • Crime Dog

    I have never seen John Maine throw a sinking Fastball. Ever. His groundball rates in the Majors were around 40 percent. He probably only got those grounders by overpowering guys, not with sink.

    • Crime Dog

      (PS good chance I’m wrong about Maine not ever having sink on his fastball. If I am, just yell at me)

      • tremont

        You aren’t wrong. He threw 4 seamers up in the zone, sorta like Hughes.

  • tremont

    Is Peter O’Brien just in the GCL for a quick tune up before a more challenging assignment? I’d imagine a great hitting college senior would shred the Gulf Coast League.

    • crawdaddie

      Yes, he hasn’t played much since earlier in the year due to a broken bone in his hand.

    • Brian S.

      Probably just get him playing baseball again.

  • DERP

    OT, but this Bauer – Cashner matchup has turned into a huge dud.

    • Tom

      The Bauer balloon had a bit too much He in it.

      Really good prospect, but his control is pretty marginal for an elite prospect (he was walking ~4.5/9IP in AA and AAA)

  • Brian S.

    Ramon Flores is awesome.

  • Pat D

    I was at the Scranton/Empire State game.

    Coca Cola Park is pretty nice. The most expensive ticket is $25.

    Maine looked decent, much better than I could have ever predicted. He was let down on successive plays by Laird and Branyan, as they both let balls hit off their gloves. The one off Branyan’s glove was Howard’s hit that made it 4-1.

    I didn’t really see Howard’s HR. I was getting ice cream at the time. I heard the crack of the bat, looked up and saw it sailing out. I said to the girl at the counter, “Well, that was predictable.” She laughed.

    As for Scranton’s offense, I was getting perturbed, because Lehigh Valley’s pitcher was just…terrible. His first pitch was 91, and then he didn’t throw anything harder than 86 from what I saw. There was no difference in speed between his fastball and his breaking ball. Laird hit one out to left, which was a pretty good shot. Then they got some runs later that made it 4-3. Then LV brought in JC Ramirez, who threw hard, and I figured maybe Cust or Branyan could get one out. Cervelli gets a two out hit and then Cust lines one just over the tallish right field wall.

    I thought I’d get to see a win but then I remembered I didn’t know anyone in Scranton’s bullpen. Sure enough, Delcarmen comes in and pisses it away. I’m going to start calling him an Embedded Red Sox.

    I left before the damned fireworks. I heard them enough from the building where I formally worked, so I wanted to get out of there to beat the traffic. It worked, so yay for me. Obviously I didn’t miss much in Tampa.

    • Brian S.

      Well you definitely missed some stuff. But it wasn’t good stuff.