Gamel stays hot with three-hit night in win

Wednesday Night Open Thread
Yanks lose to Blue Jays, look bad doing it

The Arizona Fall League rosters were partially announced, and the Yankees are indeed sending OF Slade Heathcott, C Austin Romine, and IF David Adams to the desert this year. They still have four pitching slots to fill, and I’m willing to bet all four will be relievers.

In other news, both LHP Nik Turley and 1B Kyle Roller have been named to the High-A Florida State League end-of-season All-Star Team. Congrats to both.

Triple-A Empire State (5-2 loss to Lehigh Valley) clinching the division will have to wait one more night
SS Eduardo Nunez: 0-5, 1 K
1B Kosuke Fukudome & 2B Corban Joseph: both 0-3, 2 BB — CoJo struck out
LF Ronnie Mustelier, C Frankie Cervelli & 3B Ramiro Pena: all 1-4 — Mustelier struck out … Cervelli scored a run … Pena drove in a run and struck out
DH Austin Romine: 0-4, 1 K
CF Melky Mesa: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
RF Cole Garner: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
LHP Mike O’Connor: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 58 of 90 pitches were strikes (64%)
RHP Kelvin Perez: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 20 of 31 pitches were strikes (65%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB – five pitches, three strikes
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 15 of 27 pitches were strikes (56%)

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to New Britain)
CF Adonis Garcia: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
C J.R. Murphy & 2B Kevin Mahoney: both 0-4, 1 K
DH David Adams, 1B Luke Murton & LF Shane Brown: all 0-3 — Adams and Murton struck out … Adams also got hit by a pitch
RF Zoilo Almonte: 2-4, 1 K
3B Rob Segedin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
SS Walt Ibarra: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 11/3 GB/FB — 68 of 96 pitches were strikes (71%)
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB — 23 of 30 pitches were strikes (77%)
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — ten of 15 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa Game One (3-0 win over Dunedin in seven innings) makeup of Monday’s rain out due to Tropical Storm Isaac
LF Ramon Flores: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
CF Slade Heathcott: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K
RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 K
1B Kyle Roller: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 K
DH Gary Sanchez, 3B Zach Wilson & SS Jose Mojica: all 0-3 — Sanchez and Mojica each struck out once
C Kyle Higashioka: 1-3, 1 R, 1 CS
2B Jose Toussen: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
LHP Nik Turley: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 6/4 GB/FB — good to see him get under control after walking 15 in his last 23.2 IP
RHP Branden Pinder: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game Two (5-1 loss to Dunedin in seven innings) they came into today a half-game out of a playoff spot, so that’s going to come right down to the wire
CF Ramon Flores & C Gary Sanchez: both 1-3 — Flores struck out … Sanchez drove in a run and allowed a passed ball
DH Slade Heathcott: 3-3 — had been in a 2-for-14 slump (.143)
RF Tyler Austin: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B — 13 hits in his last 34 at-bats (.382) with six doubles
1B Kyle Roller, 2B Zach Wilson & LF Kelvin DeLeon: all 0-3, 1 K
2B Yadil Mujica & SS Jose Mojica: both 0-2 — Mojica whiffed and committed a throwing error
LHP Jeremy Bleich: 2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB
LHP Kramer Sneed: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Nick Goody: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GB/FB — 50/9 K/BB in 31 IP

Low-A Charleston Game One (3-0 win over West Virginia in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
SS Cito Culver & 1B Saxon Butler: both 0-3 — Culver struck out twice, Butler once
CF Ben Gamel: 3-3, 1 R, 1 2B — ten hits in his last 21 at-bats (.476)
3B Casey McGehee: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
DH Dante Bichette Jr., RF Rob Refsnyder, 2B Ali Castillo & LF Eduardo Sosa: all 1-3 — DBJ scored a run … Refsnyder hit a solo homer … Castillo doubled and whiffed … Sosa plated a run
C Francisco Arcia: 0-1
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 9/2 GB/FB — 37 of 60 pitches were strikes (62%) … has one more start left this season and is nine strikeouts behind Dellin Betances for the organizational lead (124-to-115), though he’ll have to leap both LHP Vidal Nuno (119) and RHP Brett Marshall (118) as well … gonna be tough
RHP Pedro Guerra: 1 IP, zeroes, 3/0 GB/FB — eight pitches, six strikes

Short Season Staten Island (8-0 win over Aberdeen)
LF Taylor Dugas: 0-2, 1 R, 3 BB – .457 OBP so far
SS Claudio Custodio: 0-5, 3 K
DH Peter O’Brien: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — ninth homer in 46 pro games
CF Ravel Santana: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — looks like he was just lifted late once the score got out of hand … Danny Oh took over for an inning
1B Greg Bird: 0-3, 2 BB, 3 K
3B Matt Duran: 3-5, 1 R, 1 K — 16 hits in his last 37 at-bats (.432)
RF Exicardo Cayones: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
2B Jose Rosario: 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 13 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.371)
C Isaias Tejeda: 3-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
RHP Angel Rincon: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4/6 GB/FB
LHP Tim Flight: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston Game Two was suspended due to rain after the three innings. Here’s the box score, it was scoreless. They’ll finish the game tomorrow, so I’ll update the stats then.

The Rookie GCL Yanks‘ season is over. They did not qualify for the postseason.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread
Yanks lose to Blue Jays, look bad doing it
  • Bo Knows

    Another day, another game where Austin hits the snot out the ball. He has been nothing but a man among boys, they need to push him up so he can possibly be challenged

    • Laz

      He only got 120 AB in tampa. Sometimes hitters have hot and cold streaks, more at bats allows them to see if the hitter can really handle it. He probably see trenton next year unless he struggles. I think he will be a nice asset on the Yankees eventually, he doesn’t hit alot of homers, but he gets quite a few doubles, and a rh batter. Nice to see a well rounded player, if he works out he may force Grandy out of NYC.

      • Bo Knows

        There are prospects with fewer at bats than he has right now that were promoted to AA. This isn’t just a hot streak, he came back from the concussion swinging well, he’s just better than the competition. Also, he has 15 homerruns on the season, that said the FSL is an extremely pitcher friendly league, the big outfields as well as the heavy humidity kills a ton of flyballs that would be homers in Yankee Stadium and many other MLB parks. Austin has an OPS of .875 in the FSL, he’s hitting for good power and it goes without saying that as he gets older he will get stronger.

        • CS Yankee

          I wish they would send him to arizona for Fall Ball and start him in Trenton next year but the plan seems to be to send the cripples down there instead.

          In that sense, maybe Dellin should go (since he is alergic to the strike zone) and try and spend a few more months trying to hit the glove.

          • Laz

            Their moves made sense. Heathcott and Romine both missed alot of time this year, and I think are more developed at this point than Austin. Adams move made sense too since he is getting older for AA but is still a good hitter, give him more time to get at bats in. I don’t think austin has anything more to prove this season, I’m just hoping he can repeat it.

        • Laz

          I’m aware it’s not a hot streak. 120 ab allows them to see that, He is only 20, it’s not like he is behind track.

  • Bartolo

    Could Banuelos possibly be healthy in-time to pitch in the AZFL?

    • jesse

      heard he could pitch in one of the winter leagues.

    • Laz

      Not sure, but if he gets healthy there are plenty of winter leagues out there. They may not provide the challenge that AFL does, but it would be enough to get him back into pitching shape after only 24 minors innings.

      • coolerking101

        He’s from Mexico. Maybe they send him to the Mexican league so he can be close to home. I believe someone previously indicated that Banuelos does not qualify for the AFL this year (something to do with him not being on the active AAA roster).

        • Laz

          I believe it is that his mexican league team has the rights for his winter ball eligibility.

  • Brian S.

    Montgomery, Kahnle, Goody, Pinder…our bullpen in a few years is going to strike out the world.

    • Richard Leo

      Pedro Guerra also has a K/9 above 9 but no one ever metioned him.
      anyone know his stuff or something?

  • Richard Leo

    Gamel should develop much more power to be an exciting prospect

    • Brian S.

      Oh hey no problem

    • Laz

      I think his biggest weakness at this point is not taking enough walks. .304/.338/.395 line. He is still really young and has a good start. He has alot of very good outfielders ahead of him (slade, austin, williams, and flores. But if he keeps performing he will get a chance to move up.

  • pat

    Put Montgomery in the MLB pen, please.

    • Laz

      Keep dreaming. He spend 2/3 of the year in high A ball, and they will don’t want to tie up 40 man roster spots with someone who won’t get alot of innings.

  • Laz

    Maybe this means they are thinking of bringing up CoJo in september. He is already on the 40 man roster. I’m just interested to see what he can do. He handled AAA pitching pretty well.

    • Laz

      Can he really be a worse dh than Jones, Ibanez, Martin, or Pearce at this point. Maybe he can give this slumping team a spark, just for a change.

  • Elmgrovegnome

    The Yankees definitely could use a Spark. Bring up some guys like CoJo and give the old fogies a much needed rest.

    I dont see how it could make things worse.

  • CS Yankee

    Never a single comment on Manny Delcarmen but whenever I see his name he is pitching well.

    Guess we won’t see him up with Pedro & David (likely) coming along but could it be worse than what we put out there lately?

    • Richard Leo

      FIP 4.36 BB/9 5.73 is not good

    • Laz

      I don’t see it as a likely scenario. Delcarmen is mediocre and could probably eat up some innings but he isn’t on the 40 man roster. Aardsma is much more likely, Pettitte will be back in a couple weeks too, and will send 1 of the starters to the bullpen hopefully nova and Freddy.