Turley dominates in big Tampa win

Game 90: CC's Back
Yanks drops Jays in Sabathia's return from DL

C Greg Bird has resumed has resumed swinging and bat and throwing according to his Twitter feed. He’s been sidelined by a back strain even though he was never officially placed on the DL. Rookie Ball rosters are flexible like that.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Charlotte)
CF Chris Dickerson: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — six hits in his last 11 at-bats (.545) with a double, two triples, and a homer
3B Kevin Russo: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
2B Corban Joseph, DH Jack Cust, C Gus Molina & SS Ramiro Pena: all 0-4 — CoJo struck out once, Gus twice, Cust thrice … CoJo and Pena each committed a fielding error
1B Brandon Laird: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
LF Kosuke Fukudome: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
RF Cole Garner: 3-4, 1 R, 1 K — a homer last night, three knocks tonight
RHP Adam Warren: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 62 of 100 pitches were strikes
LHP Justin Thomas: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 3/1 GB/FB — 26 of 39 pitches were strikes (67%)
RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 19 of 28 pitches were strikes (68%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K — nine pitches, six strikes

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over Binghamton)
LF Jose Pirela: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
DH Addison Maruszak: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B — 11 hits in his last 24 at-bats (.458)
2B David Adams: 1-5
RF Zoilo Almonte: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — threw a runner out at third
CF Melky Mesa: 0-4, 1 K
1B Luke Murton: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — his 20 homers tie Cust for the farm system lead and trail only Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson for the organizational lead
C J.R. Murphy: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — seven hits in his last 14 at-bats with two homers
3B Rob Segedin: 1-4, 1 2B
SS Yadil Mujica: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B
RHP Dellin Betances: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 4/4 GB/FB — 54 of 88 pitches were strikes (61%) and he picked a runner off first … came out to start the seventh and ended up walking the final batter he faced, otherwise it would have been his first walk-less start of the season
LHP Lee Hyde: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) — ten pitches, six strikes … allowed both runners he inherited from Betances to score
RHP Kelvin Perez: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 20 of 37 pitches were strikes (54%), but the walk was intentional

High-A Tampa (12-0 win over Jupiter)
CF Mason Williams: 2-6, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
RF Ramon Flores, C Gary Sanchez & 1B Kyle Roller: all 1-4 — Flores walked and struck out twice … Sanchez doubled, scored a run, drove in a run, and struck out twice … Roller doubled, scored a run, drove one in, walked, and struck out
DH Adonis Garcia: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI
LF Slade Heathcott: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K — first start in the outfield this season
3B Zach Wilson: 3-5, 1 R — had been in a 4-for-28 rut (.143)
2B Anderson Feliz: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — he was in a 4-for-23 slump (.174)
SS Jose Mojica: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 RBI, 1 BB
LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 5/4 GB/FB — another great outing in a season full of ’em … 80/27 K/BB in 73.1 IP
RHP Sean Black: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 42 K in 35.2 IP

Low-A Charleston (5-0 win over Greenville)
2B Ali Castillo & 3B Casey Stevenson: both 1-4, 1 R — Castillo stole a base and got caught trying to steal another … Stevenson struck out twice
SS Cito Culver: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K
CF Ben Gamel: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — got picked off second … 17-for-43 (.395) with five doubles, a triple, and a homer in his last ten games
C Tyson Blaser: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
RF Rob Refsnyder: 0-4, 2 K — threw a runner out at first base … good to see the DL stint was short and sweet
DH Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 SB
1B Rey Nunez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB — had been in a brutal 1-for-30 slump (.033)
LF Cody Grice: 2-3, 1 R, 1 K
RHP Brett Gerritse: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 3/7 GB/FB — 58 of 80 pitches were strikes (73%) … two earned runs allowed in his last 22.2 IP (0.79 ERA) … kid’s got a nice little power arm, would be neat if he was starting to put it together
LHP Dan Mahoney: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB — 15 of 25 pitches were strikes
RHP Pedro Guerra: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 12 of 19 pitches were strikes (63%)

Short Season Staten Island (10-4 loss to Aberdeen)
LF Taylor Dugas: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB — up to 21 walks and ten strikeouts in 21 games
SS Claudio Custodio: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing) — 12th error in 23 games
DH Saxon Butler & 2B Jose Rosario: both 0-4, 1 K — Butler drove in a run with a sacrifice fly
1B Matt Snyder: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 K
CF Ravel Santana, RF Danny Lopez & 3B Matt Duran: all 1-4 — Santana and Lopez each struck out twice … Duran scored a run and struck out … Lopez also stole a base
C Isaias Tejeda: 0-3, 1 BB
RHP Corey Black: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 4/1 GB/FB — was throwing 94-95 with some 97s early before tailing off into the low-90s
RHP Derek Varnadore: 2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 4/2 GB/FB
LHP Evan DeLuca: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GB/FB
LHP Eric Erickson: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Taylor Garrison: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-2 loss to GCL Phillies)
CF Kelvin Duran, 1B Bubba Jones & 3B Jorge Alcantara: all 0-3 — Duran struck out twice, Jones and Alcantara once each … Alcantara also committed a throwing error
SS Eduardo Nunez: 0-1 — played three innings in the field in his first rehab game since hurting his thumb a few weeks ago
SS Austin Aune: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 SB
C Austin Romine: 1-2, 1 2B — played five innings behind the plate … Eric DeOleo made outs in his two at-bats after coming off the bench including a strikeout
RF Yeicok Calderon: 0-4, 3 K
DH Ericson Leonora: 1-4, 1 K
LF Nathan Mikolas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — first pro homer for this year’s third rounder
2B Jerison Lopez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K
RHP Joba Chamberlain: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — had a little more on him earlier
LHP Rony Bautista: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 6/3 GB/FB — the 6-foot-7 southpaw has 18 strikeouts in 15.1 IP
RHP Kelvin Castro: 1 IP, zeroes, 1/0 GB/FB — remember him? he was an infielder as recently as early-June
LHP Caleb Frare: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB — picked a runner off first
RHP Melvin Mercedes: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GB/FB

Game 90: CC's Back
Yanks drops Jays in Sabathia's return from DL
  • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Greg Corcoran

    I was under the impression that Gerritse threw 88-89, far from a power arm. Has something changed since last season?

    • Damon Oppenheimer

      I remember his scouting reports on draft day had him in the low 90s.

      • TheRealRickey

        Your name is very familiar. Didn’t you wear a helmet in the field playing first base?

  • DERP

    Shaq Thompson: 0-5, 5 K

    • G

      Holy crap…. This guy has to be some sort of historically terrible… 0 for 32 with 31 Ks.

    • Danny

      Wow, 31 Ks in 32 ABs, thats crazy.

      • TheRealRickey

        On top of that, the only time he made contact, he grounded out meekly to first base…he’s right-handed.

    • RetroRob

      Has any player ever been drafted by a team and then cut within weeks?

      Was he regarded as a decent baseball prospect?

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

        He’s a huge football prospect, like top five or ten nationally ranked out of high school. The Red Sox are letting him play football in the fall at whatever school.

        And yeah, guys are cut in the offseason after being drafted all the time.

    • Voice of Reason

      Finally, a professional baseball player sufficiently bad that I can accurately say: “I could do that.”

      He was kind of a weird pick. Elite football recruit, and I’d almost hope they took him purely for novelty purposes because I doubt a ML team could miss that level of incompetence. Can’t be much precedent for a player this bad in rookie ball ever becoming a prospect, if anyone’s ever been that bad in rookie ball period.

      • Ted Nelson

        Athletes like Vick and Culpepper get drafted all the time whether or not they’ve even played HS ball. They don’t usually sign, but taking an athlete to see if you can turn him into a baseball player isn’t too rare.

      • Danny

        Apparently he’s good on D and has a cannon, just can’t make contact. Plate discipline isn’t bad either, 7 BBs in 11 games is good …

        Good thing he has football as Plan A, wish him luck …

      • Januz

        He makes Minor League Michael Jordan look like hoops Michael Jordan. If I was him, I would at least try and bunt my way on with a single. I hope for his sake, he turns out to be a Pro-Bowl Player(Unless it is for Dallas or Baltimore of course (Steeler fan here)). Why? So people forget his futility. Because otherwise, he will simply be known as the worst player in the history of organized professional baseball (Beer Leagues included).

  • Preston

    It’s disheartening that Betances finally threw strikes but got hit by AA guys. Not that 8 hits in 6 innings is terrible, but I guess I just assumed that if he ever started throwing strikes he would be unhittable, especially at AA.
    I guess it’s better that he’s pitching adequately at AA, then imploding at AAA though. Baby steps…

    • Reggie C.

      I’m not sure if you’ve followed Betances the whole season, but most here have re-set their expectation gauges. Betances’s process is still out of whack but at least against Double A hitters Betances stands a chance to pitch his way out of jams that he simply was unable to do in Triple A.

      • viridiana

        Betances has pitched quite well in AA– better even than his numbers, which are good. ERA (under 3.00) inflated by two games where most of damage was done in his last inning. And as bad as he was earlier in AAA, he actually did have several dominating games, Yanks would be foolish to give up on him, though I still believe he will eventually wind up in pen. But good to see him get the walks under control of late.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Guys don’t automatically throw perfect games because they’re pitching against AA guys. The point is that he’s, hopefully, finding himself again.

    • Voice of Reason

      Disheartening that he “got hit?” Seriously? C’mon, what year is this? He’s a pitcher, he’s going to allow hits sometimes no matter where he is.

      Anyway, it’s good that he’s generally throwing strikes again. It’s not particularly surprising that his BBs would go down in AA all things being equal, but you don’t go from nearly 9/9 to under 3/9 just because the hitters are worse. Unless he’s just crazy and gets far more wild by virtue of being at the AAA level or above, he’s probably made some progress.

      • Strat

        Yeah, if nothing else it’s encouraging to know that he CAN throw strikes again. I’m not being sarcastic when I say that I was becoming concerned that he was so out of whack mechanically that he might not recover his command. I hope they leave him alone until those mechanics are well cemented through repetition, and he gains some confidence back.

  • http://none Bernard

    Any word yet on when Tyler Austin might be back? He got hit on July 3rd. It’s been two weeks now.

  • Will

    Wonder if Turley will get bumped up for the last month of the season.

  • Tyler

    Where would Aune rank in our org rankings?

    • Danny

      back of the top 30 … maybe, really raw, needs time to develop.

      • Ted Nelson

        Has a ton of upside, though, so I think he’s higher than that.

  • forensic

    If betances had not allowed that walk I bet the white sox would be moving on a trade tonight. But now, no such luck…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’d rather an effective Dellin Betances pitch for the New York Yankees, not the Chicago White Sox. Who were you hoping to get from them, Konerko?

      • JohnnyC

        White Sox scouts have been covering Dellin’s last 3 starts. Not saying there’s a deal in the works. But it’s obvious they like him.

      • forensic

        I was being sarcastic, playing off the reports of earlier this week, he wouldn’t net anything worthwhile so it’s almost not even worth it. That being said, I’ve given up expectations of him being an effective major league pitcher for the Yankees, especially as a starter.

        • JohnnyC

          Don Cooper’s a better pitching coach than anyone who works for the Yankees. Wouldn’t be surprised if he could straighten Betances out. Quintana’s worked out pretty good for them.

          • RetroRob

            If he can make Betances more athletic and control his 6’10” frame, then good for him. That’s not what Cooper’s known for, though, and that’s Betances’ problem.

            Cooper is the new version of Leo Mazzone. He’s a genius on some other team, but I’d like to see him replicate his success elsewhere.

            • TheRealRickey

              Of course, you do know that Cashman has tried to hire both Don Cooper and Leo Mazzone during his tenure as GM. And nobody ever thought Dave Eiland was a genius.

              • TheRealRickey

                You probably know what Dellin’s problems are just like you know he’s 6’10″…he’s 6’8″.

              • RetroRob

                Yup, quite aware. Just as I’m also aware that Mazzone approached the Yankees when they were looking to replace Eiland and Cashman rejected him. As for Cooper, he was in demand by multiple organizations, and for good reason.

                I could explain further, but I’m quite sure it wouldn’t advance the conversation based on your two posts.

            • Dave M

              Having Smoltz, Glavine, Maddux, etc didn’t hurt either. When Mazzone went to Baltimore, those guys didn’t go with him.

              • RetroRob

                That was the point I was alluding to. Not a knock on Mazzone or Cooper, but the press clippings on Cooper are out of hand. I want to see him replicate his success elsewhere. And as I noted, fixing a Betances-like problem is not what Cooper is known for.

          • Ted Nelson

            You do realize Don Cooper has had limited time with Quintana in MLB compared to how long he was in the Yankees system, right?

  • felixpanther

    anybody notices Yankees signed 36 round draft pick Dalton Smith?

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

      Yeah. I think people know. It was mentioned at the signing deadline.

  • felixpanther

    also 29 rounder Jose Diaz

  • Brian S.

    What happened to Gumbs?

    • JohnnyC

      On the DL with an elbow injury since June 28th.

      • Brian S.

        Elbow? When’s the funeral?

        :: cries because misses Gardner ::

  • Uke S.

    He hurt himself swinging.

    • Uke S.

      Reply fail to the above question.

  • Brian S.

    Nik Turley has to be the sleepiest sleeper that ever sleeped.

  • http://yankees.com sam

    wheres branyan

    • Joe

      DL with back spasms

  • Carl LaFong

    Is Jake Anderson still in the organization? I don’t recall hearing anything about him in quite some time.

    Nice to see Cody Grice play in back to back games & hit well in both of them. Cody Grice has a cool name for a ballplayer.

    Also nice to see people like Addison Maruszak, Ben Gamel, Zach Wilson, Tyson Blaser, & the new kid Nate Mikolas getting playing time & taking advantage by making it count.

    Needless to say, Nik Turley is definitely on the map, & suddenly there seems to be a bunch of Lefthanders working their way through the system. This is becoming a really deep organization. Time will tell how many foundation type players there are, & whether the Yankees get it right in most of the cases.

    • Ted Nelson

      I would not lump Gamel and Mikolas in with org guys. They’re serious prospects at this point.

      Agree the system is deep, but chances are very much against most of these guys working out, and that’s not on the Yankees. The org can only offer so much support, they can’t play for these guys. Most prospects fail.

  • Joe

    Man Russo is on fire. I know he has no power which on this blog everyone thinks every player needs but some teams dont jlust rely on HR like us ( not a bad thing though) so at 28 Russo needed to have a big season and he is so far as a MiLB FA i feel a team may sign him and give him a chance at a util role next year

    • Ted Nelson

      Power doesn’t just mean HRs.

      • Joe

        He has 15 doubles an is on pace to beat his career high has shown better speed as well with 14 SB.

  • Josh

    Where’s Danny Oh?

  • Elmgrovegnome

    I am guessing that Nik is not Bob’s grandson. Am I right?