Aug
10

Dickerson homers again in AAA win

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First, some notes…

  • The Yankees have released 1B Russell Branyan. He missed a whole bunch of time with back trouble this year but otherwise hit .309/.438/.655 with eleven homers in 137 plate appearances for Triple-A Empire State.
  • The naming contest for next year’s Triple-A Scranton franchise is down to six finalists: Blast, Black Diamond Bears, Fireflies, Porcupines, Rail Riders, and Trolley Frogs. Typical minor league names. You can vote here for another two weeks.
  • RHP Adam Warren earned the tenth spot on this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet while OF Slade Heathcott go some love in the In The Team Photo section.

Second, Friday night bullet points…

  • Triple-A Empire State (win): LF Chris Dickerson continued his hot hitting and was a triple shy of the cycle. 2B Corban Joseph (two), LF Ronnie Mustelier (two), and RF Darnell McDonald (three) all had multiple singles. 3B Brandon Laird and C Frankie Cervelli chipped in doubles. RHP Ramon Ortiz allowed four runs in six innings, but RHP Cory Wade picked him up with two scoreless and hitless frames.
  • Double-A Trenton (loss): Both LF Rob Segedin and 2B Walt Ibarra had a pair of knocks, including a double by Ibarra. CF Adonis Garcia and 3B David Adams also singled. Very slow night with the sticks. LHP Shaeffer Hall allowed five runs in ten hits in 5.2 innings, though LHP Josh Romanski came out of the bullpen to fire 1.2 scoreless.
  • High-A Tampa (loss): Pretty big night for the offense despite the loss. Multiple hits were had by DH Slade Heathcott (two singles), C Gary Sanchez (double and two singles), and 3B Zach Wilson (single and double). CF Ramon Flores drew a walk but did not have a knock. RHP Jose Ramirez recorded just two outs while allowing three unearned runs on three walks. No hits either, so a weird night for him. RHP Sean Black walked four and struck out one while allowing a pair of runs in 1.1 innings of relief.
  • Short Season Staten Island (loss): 1B Matt Snyder had the only extra-base hit of the night, a double. The rest of the offense was singles by DH Ravel Santana (two), C Peter O’Brien, 2B Fu-Lin Kuo (two), RF Exicardo Cayones, and 3B Matt Duran (two). RHP Gabe Encinas got rocked, allowing eight hits on seven hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out one.
  • Rookie GCL Yanks Game One (win): 3B Dalton Smith doubled and singled for his first two pro hits while 2B Jerison Lopez had a two-bagger as well. SS Austin Aune struck out in all four plate appearances. Ouch. LHP Pedro Feliciano made his first rehab outing while RHP Hayden Sharp followed him up with four scoreless innings. He allowed just a single hit. RHP Brady Lail chipped in three scoreless innings as well.
  • Rookie GCL Yanks Game Two (loss): 1B Greg Bird walked twice and got hit by a pitch as he comes back from his back problem. 3B Miguel Andujar doubled and C Chris Breen singled twice to pretty much sum up the offense. RHP Ty Hensley allowed one run in his third professional outing, striking out three and walking two in 2.2 innings. He allowed just one hit.

Low-A Charleston was rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Categories : Down on the Farm

39 Comments»

  1. Brian S. says:

    “Black Diamond Bears” is racist and “Rail Riders” sounds like a gay bar (not that there is anything wrong with that). The team name should obviously be called the Fireflies.

  2. Brian S. says:

    Jose Ramirez isn’t hurt again is he? :(

  3. Brian S. says:

    Brady Lail has been awesome so far.

  4. Danny says:

    Mike, any idea on where Hensley starts next year ?

    • Angelo says:

      I’m not Mike, but I’m guessing extended spring training and then Staten Island with a possible promotion to Low-A. He could go straight to Low-A though. That wouldn’t surprise me at all.

      • Jake H says:

        I’m pretty sure they are going to send him to Low A. Usually you don’t hold your first round pick back unless they are really raw like Culver.

  5. gagegainstthemachine says:

    “Fireflies”…only because I’m a huge fan of Joss Whedon and “Firefly”, which got cut off by those jerks at Fox after only 1 season. But hey, at least they made “Serenity” to give it a fine send off.

  6. Andrew 518 says:

    Yeah, I know it’s the minors but why do the names have to be so unbearably bad? A local team represents your region to outsiders, I’ve always felt like it should be a prerequisite that it should have some connection to the local history or identity. I guess I’m just no fun but for all the money and support that any franchise recieves from it’s local tax payers and fans I feel the least they can do is represent them in some sort of way. Not being from Scanton I don’t have much info but I’m sure the Rail Riders or Trolley Frogs are a nod to their histories but really Trolley Frogs? Fireflies sounds like a U-17 girls softball team. Perhaps the Blast is a reference to iron working days? Anybody local with any thoughts.

  7. tyrone sharpton says:

    wondering about Tyler Austin…if the guy had testicular cancer, wouldn’t he have to get a testicle removed (=less testosterone)? what a story, didn’t realize he also has such a crazy backstory…and to perform the way he does? god bless him

  8. Bob Buttons the Cat says:

    Totally should have gone with/back to Red Barons. Them fools.. Those names make Omaha Storm Chasers sound unique.

  9. Knoxvillain says:

    I’m going to vote for “Trolley Frogs” because that has to be the worst possible name for any team in any sport.

  10. Kel says:

    Just read a scout’s take on Joey Gallo. He described him as the next Harper/Trout. While not as good a hitter or athlete as those two, he posses a lot more power(80 scale) and has the best arm in the minors. His arm is so good, it could make up for his limitations defenselessly at 3B.

    His one flaw is his high K%.

  11. John Y. says:

    Porcupines all the way. How can you go wrong with that? The Trolley Frogs? Get real…

    • RetroRob says:

      The Trolley Frogs seems to be the general consensus so far as the worst name. That means we should all get used to hearing the likely winner, the Scranton Trolley Frogs.

  12. Jack says:

    I take it they didn’t like my suggestion to call them the Honey Badgers.

  13. Strat says:

    I’d like to thank Mrs. Flannigan’s third grade class for this great collection of names to choose from. I want to go create a hundred dummy email accounts so I can spam the vote, but I just can’t decide. This seems like an insignificant thing, but I have to believe this will create more Red Sox fans in Scranton PA.

  14. Ben says:

    Anybody know when and where Omar Luis Rodriguez will debut?

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