CoJo homers in both ends of AAA doubleheader

Sunday Night Open Thread
Yanks unable to finish sweep, lose 10-7 to Jays

After getting released by the Yankees last week, OF Colin Curtis has hooked on with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League. He told Mike Ashmore that he saw the release coming and wound up in indy ball because he didn’t want to take a Double-A job with another club.

Triple-A Empire State Game One (3-1 loss to Syracuse in seven innings) makeup of the July 13th rain out
DH Chris Dickerson & 1B Kosuke Fukudome: both 0-2 — Dickerson walked and whiffed
2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — that’s his 11th homer, nearly double his previous career high (six in 2010)
SS Eduardo Nunez, 3B Brandon Laird & CF Melky Mesa: all 0-3 — Mesa struck out
LF Ronnie Mustelier & C Frankie Cervelli: both 1-3
RF Darnell McDonald: 1-2
RHP Adam Warren: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 5/4 GB/FB — 58 of 91 pitches were strikes (64%)

Triple-A Empire State Game Two (1-0 win over Syracuse in seven innings)
LF Chris Dickerson: 1-4, 1 K
DH Corban Joseph: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — okay, now he’s officially doubled his previous career-high in homers
RF Ronnie Mustelier & 3B Kevin Russo: both 1-3 — Russo stole a base
1B Brandon Laird, C Austin Romine, CF Melky Mesa & 2B Doug Bernier: all 0-3 — Laird and Bernier struck out once, Mesa twice
SS Ramiro Pena: 0-2, 1 BB
RHP Chase Whitley: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5/2 GB/FB — 34 of 51 pitches were strikes (67%) … 66/24 K/BB in 71.2 IP
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GB/FB — 29 of 39 pitches were strikes (74%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1 IP, zeroes, 1/1 GB/FB — eight pitches, six strikes … 51/19 K/BB in 53.2 IP

Double-A Trenton (8-3 loss to Altoona)
CF Abe Almonte: 0-5, 2 K
2B Jose Pirela & SS Walt Ibarra: both 0-4 — Pirela struck out three times and got hit by a pitch
3B David Adams: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HBP — 12 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.387)
RF Zoilo Almonte: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — that’s five homers in his last ten games
DH Addison Maruszak: 0-3, 1 BB
LF Adonis Garcia: 1-4, 1 2B
1B Kevin Mahoney: 1-4, 1 K
C J.R. Murphy: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — five of his last eight hits have been doubles
RHP Dellin Betances: 4 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 5/3 GB/FB — 50 of 90 pitches were strikes (56%)
RHP Craig Heyer: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — 12 of 17 pitches were strikes (71%)
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB — ten of 15 pitches were strikes
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — ten of 12 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Brevard County)
LHP Nik Turley: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/3 GB/FB — second six-walk game in his last eight starts
CF Ramon Flores, DH Slade Heathcott & C Gary Sanchez: all 1-4 — Flores scored a run … Heathcott drove in a run and struck out … Sanchez drove in a run, stole a base, and struck out twice
RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 2 K, 1 HBP
3B Zach Wilson: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
SS Jose Mojica: 0-4, 1 E (Fielding)
RF Kelvin DeLeon: 0-2, 2 K
LF Kelvin Duran: 0-4, 2 K
2B Jose Toussen: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B1 K —
RHP Sean Black: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — one of the walks was intentional
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 loss to Tri-City) that’s their 14th loss in the last 15 games … pretty sure this is the worst SI Yanks team I’ve seen during my time following the farm system, they’re just awful
SS Claudio Custodio: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB
2B Jamiel Orozco: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
DH Peter O’Brien & C Isaias Tejeda: both 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K — Tejeda drove in a run and allowed a passed ball
CF Ravel Santana: 2-3, 1 RBI
1B Fu-Lin Kuo: 1-2, 1 RBI — left the game for an unknown reason after running the bases in the fourth … Matt Snyder took over and went 0-for-1 with a walk
3B Matt Duran: 0-4, 1 E (throwing)
RF Exicardo Cayones: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) — eight walks and six strikeouts in his last ten games
LF Danny Oh: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
RHP Andrew Benak: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 8/3 GB/FB — picked a runner off first
RHP Alex Smith: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB
RHP Derek Varnadore: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB
LHP James Pazos: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Taylor Garrison: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP — 21/7 K/BB in 20.1 IP

Both Low-A Charleston and the Rookie GCL Yanks had scheduled days off.

Sunday Night Open Thread
Yanks unable to finish sweep, lose 10-7 to Jays
  • JW

    Just brutal for Betances. Hard to believe how far he’s fallen this year. Gives us little hope for the future, even as a reliever.

  • Brian S.

    Zoilo and CoJo to the Yankees next year. Get it done Cash.

    • Ron

      With his love for signing old cast offs from other teams I doubt it. He would rather sign some dfa 38 year old rather than give the kids a chance.

      • DERP

        Like Eric Chavez?

        • Ron

          Like Lowe, igarwtfever, that trash from Philly that started a game last year and dozens and dozens of useless crap over the years. And Chavez was an of season signing not a dfa pick up.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Yup. Let’s start Bryan Fucking Mitchell on Monday. That’ll go over well.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Oh gosh. I don’t see that happening in the least. Perhaps CoJo makes a better Nunez. I don’t see Zoilo playing his way into the lineup next year.

      • Alkaline

        I’m not going to lie, I had small hope in me for him after the Spring. I knew not to expect much, but there was a small part of me that wished he would play out of his mind this year and make the transition to a real ball player. Ah….wishes.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Time to have unreasonably high hopes for Melky Mesa now. :)

  • Reggie C.

    I dont know about you guys but i expected a bigger splash debut from Peter O’Brien. I just thought he’d rake in SI. Well, hopefully Ravel Santana can finish the season on a high note. He’s been up and down and not showing enough flashes of his old self at the plate to justify a top 10 Yankees prospects ranking.

    Betances could really use the offseason to ponder if he wants a ML career. The way Betances has pitched, he’s not even going to be able to make a conversion to relieving if he can’t hit his spots at all.

    • Bo Knows

      O’Brien had surgery this year and had not played ball for a good amount of time prior to the draft because of said injury and surgery. This season was going to be a mulligan for him anyway, because he would need to basically get back into the swing of things.

  • Joe

    I Know its only August 12th, but the Minor League season wraps up in 3 weeks. This got me to wondering who will be MiLB Free Agents after the season. I know its usually hard to tell, but do you know any org guys ( not guys signed in off season who already were) that will be after the season?

    • Steve S

      Anyone whose first year was ’06 or earlier.

      • Steve S

        *That’s not on the 40.

        Not sure of how it works for guys signed after being released.

      • Joe

        Okay thanks! So far I have Kevin Whelan,Kevin Russo and Kelvin Perez in AAA going to try to look through them all later

  • LARRY smalentine

    sheesh i bet you betances couldnt even throw batting pratice without walking 10

  • Billybb

    Remember Christian Garcia? He is now in double A for the Washington Nats out of the bullpen as the closer pitching lights out. Throwing 97mph as a 27 yo coming off two tommy johns expected to be called up in September.