Jul
15

Gamel leads the way in big Charleston win

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Triple-A Scranton (4-2 win over Syracuse)
CF-LF Kevin Russo & DH Jack Cust: both 1-4 — Cust drove in a run and struck out
2B Corban Joseph, RF Cole Garner & C Gus Molina: all 1-4, 1 R — CoJo doubled and committed a fielding error … Molina homered, drove in three, and struck out
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 0-2 – left the game after grounding out in the third
CF Chris Dickerson: 1-2 — replaced Mustelier
1B Brandon Laird: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — not sure where Russell Branyan has been
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-4, 1 K
3B Doug Bernier: 1-3
RHP John Maine: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 3/5 GB/FB — 64 of 99 pitches were strikes
RHP Cory Wade: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/2 GB/FB — 22 of 28 pitches were strikes (79%) … we won’t have any idea if he’s righted the ship until he actually gets back in the bigs, but zeroes down here are better than something else

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over New Britain)
CF Melky Mesa, 3B Kevin Mahoney & RF Rob Segedin: all 0-4 — Mahoney and Segedin each struck out
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.395) with four homers and three doubles
2B David Adams: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
DH Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 K
1B Luke Murton: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
C Jose Gil: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
LF Neil Medchill: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
RHP Brett Marshall: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 4/3 GB/FB — 54 of 82 pitches were strikes (66%) … great outing, I just wish they’d let these guys empty the tank and get up to 100 pitches or so
LHP Lee Hyde: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GB/FB – nine pitches, four strikes
RHP Ryan Pope: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 18 of 25 pitches were strikes (72%)
LHP Francisco Rondon: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — five pitches, four strikes
RHP Jon Meloan: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 16 of 25 pitches were strikes (64%) … he’s allowed runs in half of his eight appearances since signing

Low-A Charleston (11-5 win over Greenville)
2B Ali Castillo, RF Kelvin DeLeon & LF Eduardo Sosa: all 1-4 — Castillo drove in a run and struck out … DeLeon drove in a run … Sosa tripled, scored a run, and struck out
SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB — six hits in his last 15 at-bats (.400) with two doubles, two walks, and zero strikeouts
CF Ben Gamel: 4-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 SB — 14 hits in his last 46 at-bats (.304) with four doubles, a triple, and a homer … he’s really stepped up and grabbed the spotlight following the recent promotions
C Tyson Blaser: 3-5, 1 R, 3 RBI — 11 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.367)
1B Casey Stevenson: 1-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B — three doubles and a homer in his last eight games, so hopefully the power is starting to come out
DH Francisco Arcia: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI — first real huge game since the promotions
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 53 of 91 pitches were strikes (58%) … bad Bryan showed up today
RHP Phil Wetherell: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1/0 GB/FB — 22 of 29 pitches were strikes (76%)
RHP Pedro Guerra: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/3 GB/FB – 13 of 21 pitches were strikes (52%) … no strikeouts? lame
RHP John Brebbia: 1 IP, zeroes, 2/1 GB/FB — eleven pitches, eight strikes

Short Season Staten Island (8-3 win over Lowell)
LF Taylor Dugas: 1-6, 1 R, 1 K — all the walks are neat, but he’s 9-for-37 (.243) in his last ten games
RF Exicardo Cayones: 0-4, 2 BB — 15 walks and 12 strikeouts in 17 games … he’s been a pleasant surprise, I thought he would be a total zero after they got him in the A.J. Burnett trade
DH Saxon Butler: 2-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — nine hits in his last 24 at-bats (.375) with five doubles and two homers
C Peter O’Brien: 1-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (throwing, pickoff)
1B Matt Snyder: 4-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB – 20 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.526) with six doubles, two homers, four walks, and four strikeouts
CF Ravel Santana: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate … eight hits in his last 21 at-bats (.381) with three doubles and a homer
1B Jamiel Orozco: 0-5, 2 K
3B Matt Duran: 1-4, 1 BB
SS Claudio Custodio: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – ten hits in his last 26 at-bats (.385)
LHP Gabe Encinas: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GB/FB — 15/14 K/BB in 22 IP
RHP Andrew Benak: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 3/1 GB/FB
LHP Eric Erickson: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 3/0 GB/FB
RHP Taylor Garrison: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa was rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Rookie GCL Yanks had Sunday off, as usual.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Brian S.

    Too bad Maruszak is already 25.

  • DM

    Gardner had four at-bats in a three-inning simulated game in Tampa Sunday. “I think everything went OK,” Girardi said.

  • MontgomeryKmachine

    What is Ravel Santana’s ceiling if he can stay healthy?

    • YankeeGrunt

      Potentially a five-tool, though after that ankle injury he hasn’t stolen a base this year so who knows on the speed. I’ve seen some firsthand accounts that say he looks powerful on one swing and foolish on the next, so consistency is a priority, and considering his K rate (just shy of 1 in 4 ABs last year, 1/3 this year) he clearly has his work cut out for him. A ton of potential, but the next year or so should give an indication of how likely he is to get there.

    • whozat

      There was a blurb on him spring 2011, before the injury

      http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....cts-44768/

  • TheBadOwl

    When’s the post-draft prospect list coming out?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      I believe Mike said some time at the end of this week coming up. I could be wrong though..

    • Danny

      I think friday, mike said

  • Danny

    Yikes, its been forever since we’ve seen a good start from Bryan Mitchell. Been such an up and down year after looking so well early on. Hope he starts pitching well and has a good second half.

    • YankeeGrunt

      He usually has one atrocious inning and is good or great the rest of the way. Hopefully he can fix that.

    • Brian S.

      Yeah I miss him dominating.

  • Brett

    I was at the Thunder game today in New Britain. Marshall looked terrific – had all his pitches working, they couldn’t touch any of his offspeed stuff. I agree, it would have been nice to see him go a little further. He got pulled after 1 baserunner in the 6th, certainly could have finished the inning out at least.

  • Jd

    David Adams should be moved up. Cojo and Adams should split time just like in AA

    • JScott

      The Adams/CoJo logjam could be alleviated by the trade deadline.

      • chas131

        Agreed, Adams needs to be on someone’s doorstep and my guess is Cano will be a Yankee for the next7 years or so.

  • j

    How does Gamel look in center? If he can stay up the middle it will really boost his stock.

    • Brian S.

      Well he has 14 steals so that suggests that he can run a little. But he’s white so it remains to be seen how athletic he is.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Greg Corcoran

        Brett Gardner is white. So is Bryce Harper, and so is Mike Trout. Prince Fielder is black. Catch my drift?

        • Brian S.

          It’s fine though. Because he’s white he is a smart, heady player that also loves to get his uniform dirty. So it balances out.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      It’s been said a lot that he’ll likely end up as a corner outfielder. Nice swing, but it’s not geared toward power.

      Things can change I guess.

  • robert mitchell

    What is the secret about Russ Branyan’s latest injury?He’s supposed to be on the 7 day D.L.yet according to the team roster he’s listed as active?