Nunez goes deep in Triple-A loss

Thursday Night Open Thread
Imagine: These Yankees at the original Yankee Stadium

Based on his Twitter feed, OF Mason Williams will have surgery tomorrow. He apparently suffered some kind of dislocation of his left (non-throwing) shoulder diving after a ball last week. The minor league season ends one month from today, so there’s a good chance we won’t see him again until Spring Training.

Meanwhile, 1B/DH Saxon Butler was promoted to Low-A Charleston. He just crushed the ball in the Short Season NY-Penn League, I’m talking a .296/.370/.620 (179 wRC+) batting line.

Triple-A Empire State (13-1 loss to Indianapolis)
DH Chris Dickerson, LF Ronnie Mustelier & 3B Brandon Laird: all 0-4 — Dickerson struck out twice … Mustelier struck out twice and threw a runner out at the plate … Laird struck out once and committed a fielding error
2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 2 K
SS Eduardo Nunez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
C Frankie Cervelli: 0-2, 1 BB
CF Melky Mesa & RF Darnell McDonald: both 0-3 — McDonald struck out
1B Kosuke Fukudome: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K — first pro game at first base
RHP Adam Warren: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 10/3 GB/FB — 49 of 75 pitches were strikes (65%) … he’s been pitching well of late, so hopefully this is just a bump in the road
RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 19 of 24 pitches were strikes (79%)
LHP Lee Hyde: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 16 of 20 pitches were strikes
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 20 of 32 pitches were strikes (63%) … he allowed 13 ER total on the year before this game … dude’s ERA went from 2.44 to 3.49 with one outing

Double-A Trenton (9-6 win over Altoona)
2B Walt Ibarra: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
DH David Adams: 2-4, 3 R, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP — had been in a 2-for-15 rut (.133)
CF Zoilo Almonte: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K — second homer in the last three games and fourth in the last ten
1B Luke Murton: 3-5, 1 RBI
3B Kevin Mahoney: 0-5, 1 K
C J.R. Murphy & LF Rob Segedin: both 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
RF Shane Brown: 0-4
SS Yadil Mujica: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB
RHP Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/5 GB/FB — 53 of 93 pitches were strikes (57%) … first start with a really ugly K/BB since the demotion
LHP Francisco Rondon: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — ten of 13 pitches were strikes
RHP Ryan Flannery: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 18 of 27 pitches were strikes (67%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 13 of 21 pitches were strikes (62%)

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to Charlotte)
CF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
LF Adonis Garcia, DH Slade Heathcott & C Gary Sanchez: all 1-5 — Garcia and Sanchez struck out … Slade drove in a run, scored a run, struck out twice, and stole three bases
RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 2 BB, 2 K
1B Kyle Roller: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
3B Zach Wilson & SS Hector Rabago: both 0-3, 1 BB — Wilson struck out
2B Jose Toussen: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
LHP Matt Tracy: 7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 12/3 GB/FB — picked a runner off first … his ground ball rate is up around 60%, but ground balls tend to get through Single-A infields
LHP Rigoberto Arrebato: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 loss to Greenville)
LF Eduardo Sosa, C Francisco Arcia & DH Jamiel Orozco: all 1-4 — Sosa and Orozco struck out … Arcia drove in a pair and stole a base
SS Cito Culver & RF Rob Refsnyder: both 1-4, 1 R — Culver doubled … Refsnyder drove in a run and threw a runner out at third
CF Ben Gamel: 2-4
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K — apparently he just missed a homer
2B Ali Castillo: 1-3, 1 BB
1B Rey Nunez: 0-4, 1 K
RHP Will Oliver: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 6/3 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — picked a runner off first
RHP Joel DeLaCruz: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB
RHP Charlie Short: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Short Season Staten Island (11-3 loss to Auburn)
LF Taylor Dugas & 2B Fu-Lin Kuo: both 1-5 — Kuo doubled and struck out
SS Claudio Custodio: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 E (missed catch) — 12 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.387)
1B Matt Snyder: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
DH Jackson Valera & RF Danny Oh: both 0-3, 1 K — Valera walked twice … Oh walked and scored a run
C Isaias Tejeda & 3B Matt Duran: both 0-4 — Tejeda walked and struck out twice
CF Danny Lopez: 3-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — seven hits in their last 19 at-bats (.368)
RHP Andrew Benak: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 5/2 GB/FB
RHP Alex Smith: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 5/2 GB/FB
LHP Evan DeLuca: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GB/FB — has allowed a run in eight of his last ten appearances
LHP Dietrich Enns: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game One (4-1 loss to GCL Pirates in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
CF Abe Almonte: 1-3, 1 K — played six innings in the field … CF Mikeson Oliberto replaced him and did not get an at-bat
SS Austin Aune: 1-3
RF Ericson Leonora & 1B Bubba Jones: both 0-3 — Leonora struck out
DH Yeicok Calderon: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — Yeicokshot!
3B Dalton Smith: 0-2, 1 K – pro debut for this year’s 36th rounder, who was drafted as a catcher … he played six innings in the field and was replaced by 3B Miguel Andujar, who did not get an at-bat
2B Jake Anderson: 0-2 — season debut after missing a bunch of time with injury — 2B Jerison Lopez took over after the sixth and struck out in his only at-bat
C Eduardo DeOleo: 0-2
LF Justin James: 0-1, 1 BB, 1 SB
RHP Angel Rincon: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 7/0 GB/FB
LHP Caleb Frare: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 2/0 GB/FB — picked a runner off first
RHP Kelvin Castro: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game Two (6-4 win over GCL Pirates in seven innings)
CF Mikeson Oliberto & LF Nathan Mikolas: both 0-3 — Oliberto struck out … Mikolas walked and committed a fielding error
DH Ericson Leonora: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
RF Yeicok Calderon: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — two Yeicokshot!s in one day
3B Miguel Andujar: 2-3, 1 R
C Chris Breen: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — eight hits in his last 27 at-bats (.296)
1B Jorge Alcantara: 0-1, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
2B Jerison Lopez: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 SB
SS Francisco Rosario: 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Cesar Vargas: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 6/6 GB/FB
RHP Luis Niebla: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K,5/1 GB/FB — 17/3 K/BB in 28 IP

Thursday Night Open Thread
Imagine: These Yankees at the original Yankee Stadium
  • Nigel Bangs

    Balls. Major blow to the ole prospect watch.

    • Cliff

      Switch to Austin

  • Richard Leo

    who is Yeicok Calderon

  • Nice Scheister

    So was Ramiro Pena really released?

    • Robinson Tilapia
      • Jacob

        Only you would do this to the poor guy RT

        • Robinson Tilapia

          It’s a tough world out there. :)

      • Nice Scheister

        Why DFA hin as opposed to simply optioning him back unless they just wanna release him. Seems strange, IMO.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          The Igawa reasoning given in another thread makes sense. The team may simply just want to sneak him through waivers and get him off the 40-man. It’s odd in that there’s space, but maybe they want someone else on there in line for a September call-up.

          Here come the people calling for it to be Montgomery….

          • yoo-boo

            Yeah, it is a plan. Give Yankees more options for small roles. like Dickerson, Fukodome, Mustieller or Russo for bats.

          • Ted Nelson

            I know what you’re saying about sneaking Pena through, but I find it odd that it’s become the Igawa reasoning. I’d guess the Yankees would have been thrilled to have someone take Igawa’s salary off their books.

            • Steve (different one)

              I thought the deal with Igawa was that if he was not on the 40 man, the yanks didn’t pay the luxury tax on his $4M salary. Don’t think this is the same situation.

        • yoo-boo

          Maybe because they plan to release him.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            You can outright release someone without going through the process.

            • yoo-boo

              you talk about anyone who is not on 40 man roster.

              • yoo-boo

                DFA is a purpose for a player to have another opportunity to be on 40 man roster or 25 active roster with another team.

                We can’t outright or release any one on 40 man roster without waivers process during the regular season.

                Releasing MLB player who has no option for minor assignment is doable. However, Pena is not the case for that.

  • Jacob

    Is it super major something to get really scared about mike?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Mason? Have to think there’d be more a fuss made about it if it was.

      • Jacob

        I would think so too but it neveer hurts to check, I hope it is just something small I really like this kid prospect crush style

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I think we all like him a whole lot. That’s why I think a quiet announcement is a good announcement.

          • radnom

            Brought to you by the ministry of propaganda.

  • tyrone sharpton

    Mason still had a fucking studly season this year; his pop really started to show as the year went on. Next year he’s gonna be hitting more than 11 bombs

  • RetroRob

    “…Mason Williams will have surgery tomorrow…”


    Hopefully there’s some more details coming on the severity.

  • Matt

    Miguel Andujar is real interesting. Only 17 (just turned in March) and is holding his own in the GCL. Had a very solid July, made some errors, but overall real solid. We knew the FO must have thought highly of him if they brought him stateside so I’m really excited to see more of him.

  • wilk

    as much as i hate to say this, i think dellin is headed towards brackmanland. sad, but true at this point.

  • Smart Guy

    i blame the mason williams watch, its the kiss of death

  • DM

    This might hurt his trade value in the off-season. I’m not saying they would or should but trades will have to be on the menu more than expensive free agents going forward. I could see him as part of package to get an established outfielder (like Upton) who’s under a payroll friendly contract.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    I can’t believe Deluca is still struggling so much this year. When I saw him a couple of times last year he looked like the real deal.

  • Wayne

    When is Jordan cote going to pitch for staten island?

    • JohnC

      He’s not. He’s been shut down due to innings liimits. Will pitch again in he Fall Instructs

      • YankeeGrunt

        He is banged up. Yeah they want to keep an eye on innings, but 27.2 is a good month of little league, I think he’ll be okay.