Austin & Sanchez continue to slump, Charleston wins anyway

Sunday Night Open Thread
Yanks earn split with ChiSox behind Hughes

Triple-A Empire State (5–3 loss to Rochester)
CF Chris Dickerson, DH Jack Cust & SS Doug Bernier: all 0-3 — Dickerson drove in a run and struck out … Cust walked and struck out three times in the most Jack Cust day ever
2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — that’s 15 homers in 500 plate appearances since signing last year
1B Russell Branyan & C Frankie Cervelli: both 1-3, 1 BB — Branyan struck out twice … Cervelli allowed a passed ball
3B Brandon Laird: 0-4, 1 K
RF Cole Garner: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
RHP Chris Schwinden: 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 6/3 GB/FB — 54 of 85 pitches were strikes (63.5%) … not the best organizational debut
RHP Chase Whitley: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 30 of 47 pitches were strikes (63.8%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — six of seven pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (6-3 win over Portland in 11 innings) they were supposed to play a doubleheader today, but the second game was pushed back to tomorrow
LF Jose Pirela & 3B Addison Maruszak: both 0-4, 1 R, 2 K — Pirela drew an intentional walk … Maruszak drew two walks and committed a fielding error
RF Zoilo Almonte: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
2B David Adams: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — ten hits in his last 28 at-bats (.357)
CF Melky Mesa: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS — 11th homer in 61 games this year after hitting nine in 109 games last year
1B Luke Murton & DH Damon Sublett: both 2-5, 1 K — Murton doubled twice … Sublett doubled and came around to score
C Jose Gil: 1-5, 1 R
SS Yadil Mujica: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
LHP Vidal Nuno: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2/6 GB/FB — 51 of 74 pitches were strikes (68.9%) … only the third time he’s allowed an earned run(s) in his last eight starts for the Thunder
RHP Kelvin Perez: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 24 of 42 pitches were strikes (57.1%), but the walk was intentional
RHP Ricky Orta: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 13 of 22 pitches were strikes (59.1%) … left the game with an elbow injury, he’ll get an MRI soon and is likely to miss a few weeks … he had Tommy John surgery less than two years ago so it could just be scar tissue breaking up
RHP Ryan Flannery: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 4/2 GB/FB — 19 of 35 pitches were strikes (54.3%), but one of the walks was intentional

High-A Tampa (2-1 win over Dunedin in ten innings, walk-off style)
LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB
C J.R. Murphy: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
DH Slade Heathcott & 1B Kyle Roller: both 1-5, 1 K — Slade doubled, his fifth extra-base hit in eight games with Tampa … Roller scored a run
RF Neil Medchill & CF Eduardo Sosa: both 1-3, 1 K — Medchill walked twice, Sosa once … Medchill also threw a runner out at the plate
3B Zach Wilson: 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing) — walk-off single
SS Jose Mojica: 2-3, 1 2B
1B Jose Toussen: 0-3
RHP Jose Ramirez: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6/0 GB/FB — 9/1 K/BB and 14/2 GB/FB in 9.1 IP since coming off the DL
LHP Aaron Dott: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/3 GB/FB
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GB/FB — four walks in his last 5 IP
RHP Manny Barreda: 1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-1 win over Greenville)
CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
LF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB – got picked off first
RF Tyler Austin: 1-4 — stuck in a little 7-for-29 rut (.241)
C Gary Sanchez & 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: both 0-4 — Sanchez struck out and is in a 4-for-26 slump (.154)
1B Casey Stevenson: 0-3, 1 BB
SS Cito Culver: 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 SB — 44 walks in 314 plate appearances (14.0%)
DH Kelvin DeLeon: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
2B Ali Castillo: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
RHP Will Oliver: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8/1 GB/FB — 55 of 89 pitches were strikes (61.8%)
RHP Pedro Guerra: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2 HB — 29 of 44 pitches were strikes (65.9%) … 43/13 K/BB in 37 IP
RHP Joel DeLaCruz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 11 of 17 pitches were strikes (64.7%)

Short Season Staten Island (8-4 loss to Aberdeen)
LF Taylor Dugas: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – all the guy does is get on base
2B Jose Rosario: 0-5, 1 R, 3 K, 1 SB — hitless in his last 20 trips to the plate
DH Saxon Butler: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 18-for-46 (.391) with six doubles and three homers in his 12 games
CF Ravel Santana: 0-3,1 BB, 1 K — left the game after sliding into second base in the seventh, the same way he destroyed his ankle last year … RF Danny Oh took his spot and did not get an at-bat
C Isaias Tejeda & SS Claudio Custodio: both 0-4, 2 K — Tejeda allowed a passed ball
1B Matt Snyder: 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
3B Matt Duran: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
RF-CF Danny Lopez: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Andrew Benak: 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 2/3 GB/FB
RHP Charles Basford: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Alex Smith: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB
LHP Eric Erickson: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — might be the oldest player in the league at 24

Rookie GCL Yanks had their regularly scheduled Sunday day off.

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Sunday Night Open Thread
Yanks earn split with ChiSox behind Hughes
  • Pat D

    I’m going to the Scranton/Lehigh Valley game on Tuesday night. I’ll finally get to see Coca-Cola Park, 11 days after getting laid off from the job that was less than a mile away from the place.

    Hopefully it will be a fun experience.

    • Mark

      You will seeing a Ryan Howard rehab game, will probably be packed.

      • Pat D

        Oh, yay.

  • Brian S.

    Are Saxon Butler and Pedro Guerra legit prospects? Having great years so far.

    • Ralph

      Saxon Butler was just drafted this year.

    • tremont

      Saxon was a 30ish round pick. He’s most likely pulling a Neil Medchill on the NY Penn.

  • jack

    Someone teach Santana how to slide head first.

  • Brian S.

    I hope Taylor Dugas makes the Show and hits a home run so that Sterling will say “And Taylor drops a Dugas on ‘em!”

  • IE

    On the bright side, Gary Sanchez did throw out two would-be base stealers.

  • Will The Thrill

    Where is Bichette’s power gone this year? Definitely disappointing to see 1st rounders Heathcott, Culver, and Bichette underachieving.

    • Barry

      No reason to say that Heathcott is underachieving considering that a) he just started his season and b) he’s been slugging pretty nicely in that short amount of time.

  • J. Scott

    Wonder if Saxon has a brother named Anglo.

  • NYCSPORTZFAN

    I would love Ronnier Mustellier to get a shot to help the big club.. I feel hes gonna be a solid player that can really help.. Reminds me of a Jr Spivey type player, when Spivey was actually decent..

    280ba 15hr 75rbi type player