Trenton & Charleston win wild games

Sunday Night Open Thread
Swept in Oakland: A's walk-off with another win

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 win over Gwinnett)
CF Chris Dickerson: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 SB — 11 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.367) with three doubles, three triples, and a homer
LF Kevin Russo, RF Cole Garner & 1B Matt Antonelli: all 1-4 — Russo walked and drove in a run … Garner doubled and struck out … Antonelli drove in a run and committed an error on the pickoff play
2B Corban Joseph: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — broke the tie with a solo homer in the top of the ninth
DH Jack Cust: 0-3, 2 BB
3B Brandon Laird: 1-5
C Frankie Cervelli: 0-4
SS Ramiro Pena: 2-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 CS — 16 hits in his last 41 at-bats (.390)
RHP Adam Warren: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 64 of 100 pitches were strikes … two runs allowed in his last 18.2 IP
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 15 of 21 pitches were strikes
LHP Justin Thomas: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — seven pitches, five strikes
RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 19 of 34 pitches were strikes (56%) … 57/12 K/BB in 39 total minor league innings this year

Double-A Trenton (13-12 win over Reading in 12 innings, walk-off style)
LF Jose Pirela: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB — walk-off solo dinger
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 CS
2B David Adams: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 2 HBP, 1 E (fielding) — working on a nice little ten-game hitting streak
RF Zoilo Almonte: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 HB, 1 E (fielding) — second homer in the last six games
CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — nine hits in his last 27 at-bats (.333) with two doubles and two homers
1B Luke Murton: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — 21st homer capped off a five-run rally to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth
C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
3B Rob Segedin: 0-5, 1 R, 1 HB
DH Neil Medchill: 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K
RHP Dellin Betances: 3 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GB/FB — 47 of 75 pitches were strikes (63%)
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 26 of 42 pitches were strikes (62%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 19 of 24 pitches were strikes (79%)
RHP Kelvin Perez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 13 pitches, nine strikes
RHP Jon Meloan: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6/0 GB/FB — 18 of 25 pitches were strikes (72%)
RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB — only 15 pitches, 13 of which were strikes

Low-A Charleston (14-13 win over Kannapolis)
SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 CS — leads all non-Cust farmhands with 51 walks
CF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K — 14 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.467)
3B Dante Bichette Jr. & 1B Tyson Blaser: both 1-4, 2 R, 2 BB — DBJ doubled … Blaser struck out and committed a fielding error
2B Casey Stevenson: 2-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB — 13 for his last 38 (.341)
RF Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
DH Rey Nunez: 0-5, 1 2B, 2 K
C Francisco Arcia: 3-4, 2 R, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 PB — had the two-run go-ahead double in the eighth
LF Cody Grice: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
LHP Matt Bashore: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP — woof
LHP Dan Mahoney: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/4 GB/FB
LHP Fred Lewis: 3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4/0 GB/FB
RHP Nick Goody: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 23/6 K/BB in 14.1 IP

Short Season Staten Island (2-1 loss to Brooklyn in 12 innings, walk-off style)
CF Taylor Dugas: 2-5, 2 K, 1 CS
SS Claudio Custodio & C Peter O’Brien: both 0-5 — Custodio struck out once, O’Brien twice
1B Saxon Butler: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
DH Matt Snyder, 1B Jose Rosario & LF Danny Oh: all 1-4 — Snyder walked, scored a run, and struck out … Rosario doubled and drove in a run … Oh whiffed twice
RF Exicardo Cayones: 1-5, 3 K — threw a runner out at third
3B Matt Duran: 0-2 — left the game for an unknown reason in the eighth
3B Fu-Lin Kuo: 1-2, 1 K
RHP Corey Black: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 4/3 GB/FB
LHP Josh Romanski: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GB/FB
LHP Dietrich Enns: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Mariel Checo: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — both walks was intentional … just sent down from Charleston
RHP Charles Basford: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa was rained out. Not sure when or even if they’re going to make this one up because they aren’t scheduled to play Bradenton again this season. Meanwhile, the Rookie GCL Yanks had their regularly scheduled Sunday day off.

Sunday Night Open Thread
Swept in Oakland: A's walk-off with another win
  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Oh Dellin.

    • John Y.

      I was at the game. He looked pretty bad this afternoon, but he still missed some bats on the breaking stuff. His heater was crushed when he made mistakes, but other than that he was eh…Yeah his previous starts in AA were decent, but this is AA. Dellin does not have much left as a starter in my opinion. There were a whole bunch of scouts checking him out and once he was done pitching, they split. Guarantee he gets moved to a low market team by July 31st.

      • Joe

        His curveball was filthy but his fastball command was erratic and he was getting hit hard…Pirela was very impressive at the plate drove the ball and showed a good eye at the plate…zoilo almost hit a 2nd homerun in that crazy 9th inning…melky mesa and murton went back to back in one of the craziest minor league comebacks that I can remember

        • John Y.

          It was an incredible game! 5 runs in the 9th with two outs! It was the wildest game that I have ever attended in my 5 years of going there. That kid Mark Montgomery is going to be special. He was throwing darts by those Reading hitters and that change up he featured was unreal.

  • Tremont

    Good grief, Dellin! Demote him to Tampa?

  • Knoxvillain

    Is it safe to say Betances will never be anything yet? I don’t want to jump the gun, but holy shit.

    • Brian S.

      I’m guessing you missed his previous four starts in AA.

      • Knoxvillain

        He’s just been terrible this year all around. Four good starts in AA and every other start of this year being as bad as possible isn’t promising for someone his age.

        • John Y.

          I agree. He will be a bullpen guy by the end of the year, or traded.

  • Steve S.

    Betances to the bullpen?

    • John Y.

      It is possible. The Yanks are giving him an opportunity by demoting him to AA to fix his problems and if he has more starts with Trenton, like he did today; he will be in the pen quickly.

  • Steve S.

    You know who’s not getting enough love?

    Jose Ramirez. Since a rough April he has an ERA below 2 with good peripherals.


      Thats what i been saying.. Ramirez is finally looking like a legit prospect, and borderline biggest upside pitcher in our system, if not for Dellin, and Bryan Mithell..

      • Knoxvillain

        I’d say that Banuelos has the highest upside. I’d also say Montgomery has a higher upside than Betances and Mitchell, even though he’s a reliever.

        • John Y.

          Banuelos and Campos both have the best upsides in the entire system in regards to starting pitching. Ramirez has been great as well and he is right behind Banuelos and Campos. The next reliever to look out for is Montgomery. I liked what I saw today from him.

  • yankee blue

    Betances? Has this guy thrown more than 5 innings in a game in his life? I wouldnt trust him to be a reliever either because he cant throw the ball over the plate. I wish some team would take him off our hands.

    • Knoxvillain

      He might be dealt for some outfield help. The problem is he has no value. He might be able to get Cody Ransom, though.

      • John Y.

        He has trade value because the Yanks demoted him to AA to show teams that he has value. Starts like today won’t help his value one bit, but Betances still has quality stuff when he is on. He left many balls up today and that is when he got creamed. His breaking stuff was good though and that is what teams look for. He can help out a club if they firmly believe that they can fix his abnormalities.

        • Knoxvillain

          Everyone has quality stuff when they’re on. But he’s never on except for a few AA starts. Not impressive at all.

          • John Y.

            Totally agree with you on the latter point. He still has some value as a 1-2 inning relief threat though.

        • Ted Nelson

          Not sure you can demote someone who is not too young for their level to show they have value… He has trade value, sure, but probably not much

          • John Y.

            Agreed, but he is only 24. He is right where he should be for this level age wise, but not development wise. I think it is all mental with him. He parades around Trenton walking, talking and acting like a big leaguer. He needs to realize where he is and why he is back in AA.

            • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

              Is that true? Yikes I hadn’t heard that. If there’s an attitude issue to go along with the crap performance then I think trade is the most likely scenario.

              • John Y.

                Trust me, I got his autograph the other day and he gave us all the big league treatment, walking with his cell phone. He shows up to the ball park in a Escalade sitting on 20s. Yesterday was a get away day and he left the ball park in his own car instead of riding with the team….

    • My Pet Goat

      Yes! Please, someone take him off our hands. Terrible starts in double and triple A are what’s killing the Yankees this season. I’m so spitting mad that this talented but enigmatic 24 year old with mechanical issues is holding our season hostage by stinking up the joint in the high minors. You know who we could have had with that 2006 8th rd pick we wasted on him? The love child of Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Scarlett Johansen, that’s who! He’s like Carl Pavano, Howie Spira, and Dave Roberts all rolled into one minor league pitcher! Seriously, fire Cashman already!

  • The Moral Majority is Neither

    Joel Sherman today mentioned Upton for M. Williams, Nunez and Phelps in the offseason. I’d throw in Betances and get it done tomorrow.

    • John Y.

      That would be robbery for the D’Backs. Williams is the Yanks CF of the future, Nunez is the best utility man when healthy and Phelps has been dominate. I would not trade either of these players for Upton. Rick Ankiel would be a much cheaper option. Swisher is coming back and the Yanks have an abundance of OF’ders sitting in AAA.

      • Knoxvillain

        Robbery? If I was the D’Backs I’d crap myself laughing. They will command so much for him that Nunez would be thrown in just to say thank you.

        Nothing less than Banuelos, Sanchez/Williams, Marshall, and Nova would make me think that Upton is hurt.

        • Knoxvillain

          Plus Nunez sucks ass. He was sent down for a reason. The only reason they’d ask for Nunez is if their entire infield from MLB to AA went on the 60-day DL.

          • John Y.

            He was sent down because of the veterans in front of him. There was no room for him on the big league roster. Nunez is a Hell of a lot better than Ramiro Pena and what does the AA team and the 60 day DL matter in a trade talk anyway? The Yanks wanted to give Nunez more playing time in AAA. Cervelli is in the same boat as Nunez from an omission stand point.

            • Ryan

              He was sent down because he was making an error every game he played and was a liability on defense.

              • john r


        • John Y.

          It would be robbery for the D’Backs because they would steal these players from the Yankees. Upton isn’t worth all of those names listed because the Yanks don’t need him. Rick Ankiel would be a much cheaper option and the farm will be saved. Upton has shown inconsistency, even though he has shown his power in the past.

          • YankeeGrunt

            Upton is 24 and has show the potential top be one of the best OFers in baseball. His 2011 was superb, and at his age he’s not a finished product. Even very good prospects in A-ball have limited value. Nunez can’t field a position well, even if he can stand there and make a Not Top 10. And Phelps is so good in the Yankees’ eyes he can’t beat out Freddy Garcia and his 55 MPH fastball. If you think that package is overpayment you don’t understand trade value.

            • John Y.

              Well, that was 2011 my friend and Upton still hasn’t shown that he has improved. He is not worth emptying the tank in regards to the farm system. I love Upton just as much as the next guy, but the Yankees should sit on him for now. So Bryce Harper played in A-ball last year correct? Did he have limited trade value? Absolutely not. Phelps is not better than Garcia huh? Get real. Phelps is younger and he can both start and fill long relief positions, something Freddy has struggled to do. That package is overpayment as of right now. The Yanks should wait it out before making another bad trade.

          • pat

            Rick Ankiel fucking sucks. There I said it. If he didn’t dramatically throw someone out every few months you’d never ever hear his name anywhere.

            • John Y.

              Correct, but Ankiel would be a much cheaper option. The Yanks only need a band-aid outfielder. What will happen next season when all of the OF is healthy? Where are they going to play Upton? Gardner will take left, grandy in CF and Swisher in RF. The Yanks have been using the DH loosely to keep the older guys fresh, so Upton could not be the everyday DH. Save the good prospects for pitching!

  • Michael

    Any chance Montgomery gets a taste of the majors in September? I know it’s a little quick but figured I’d ask.

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    No need for an outfielder now as the Yankees have acquired Ichiro.