Roller goes deep twice in Tampa win

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Based on his Twitter feed, 2B Angelo Gumbs started swinging a bat and hitting some balls off a tee today. He’s been out since late-June after suffering an elbow injury on a swing. There’s less than a month left in the minor league season, so hopefully he makes it back for a few weeks and a potential playoff run.

Triple-A Empire State (3-1 win over Rochester in 11 innings)
RF Chris Dickerson: 3-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB — scorching hot, and he singled in the two go-ahead runs in the 11th
2B Corban Joseph & 1B Brandon Laird: both 1-5 — CoJo walked … Laird scored a run
SS Eduardo Nunez, C Frankie Cervelli & CF Melky Mesa: all 1-5 — Nunez walked … Cervelli doubled and struck out … Mesa doubled, stole a base, scored a run, and walked
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 0-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
DH Kevin Russo: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Ramiro Pena: 0-5, 1 K
RHP Adam Warren: 8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 8/4 GB/FB — 69 of 108 pitches were strikes (64%) … had a no-hitter through 7.1 IP
RHP Cory Wade: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 16 of 24 pitches were strikes (67%)
RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — ten pitches, eight strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Reading)
CF Abe Almonte: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
2B Jose Pirela: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
3B David Adams & RF Zoilo Almonte: both 2-4, 1 R, 1 K — Zoilo scored a run and committed a fielding error
1B Luke Murton: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 HBP
SS Addison Maruszak: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
LF Adonis Garcia: 0-4
C J.R. Murphy & DH Rob Segedin: both 0-3, 1 BB — Murphy scored a run and struck out … Segedin struck out twice
RHP Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 61 of 93 pitches were strikes (66%), and he was up to 98 on the gun
RHP Kelvin Perez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 23 of 37 pitches were strikes (62%)
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 18 of 24 pitches were strikes (75%), and it sounds like he’s going to be staying with the Thunder for the rest of the season
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 11 of 18 pitches were strikes (61%)

High-A Tampa (9-3 win over Clearwater)
LF Ramon Flores: 0-5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB
CF Slade Heathcott: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB — both the double and the homer came off Jesse Biddle, one of the better left-handed pitching prospects in the game, so nice night for the lefty swinger
RF Tyler Austin, C, Gary Sanchez & DH Kelvin DeLeon: all 1-4 — Austin walked, stole a base, scored a run, drove one in, struck out twice, and threw a runner out at third … Sanchez scored a run and struck out twice
1B Kyle Roller: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K — both of the lefty’s homers came off Biddle
3B Zach Wilson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, 2 E (missed catch, fielding)
SS Yadil Mujica: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
2B Jose Toussen: 0-4, 1 K
LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 2/7 GB/FB
RHP Caleb Cotham: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 2/0 GB/FB — very nice
LHP Rigoberto Arrebato: 1 IP, zeroes, 3/0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (5-2 loss to Connecticut)
CF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
SS Claudio Custodio: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
1B Matt Snyder, 3B Matt Duran & 2B Jose Rosario: all 0-3 — Snyder got hit by a pitch, struck out, and committed a fielding error … Duran walked and struck out … Rosario walked, scored a run, and struck out … Rosario committed a fielding error
DH Ravel Santana: 1-4, 1 K
C Peter O’Brien: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP — first pro homer
RF Danny Lopez & LF Danny Oh: both 0-4 — Lopez struck out twice, Oh thrice … Oh also got caught stealing and Lopez threw a runner out at the dish
RHP Andrew Benak: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5/4 GB/FB
RHP Charles Haslup: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
RHP Charles Basford: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (2-0 win over GCL Blue Jays)
CF Mikeson Oliberto: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 K
SS Austin Aune & RF Ericson Leonora: both 0-3, 1 BB — Leonora struck out once, Aune twice … Aune also got picked off first
1B Greg Bird: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — played five innings in the field as he comes back from the back injury … 1B Bubba Jones took over and struck out in his only at-bat
DH Yeicok Calderon: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
LF Nathan Mikolas & 3B Miguel Andujar: both 0-2 — Mikolas walked twice, scored a run, and struck out … Andujar walked
2B Jerison Lopez & C David Remedios: both 1-3 — Remedios doubled, drove in a run, and struck out
RHP Angel Rincon: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 10/1 K/BB in 14.1 IP
LHP Caleb Frare: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB — picked a runner off first
RHP Cesar Vargas: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2/2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled day off, as did the rest of the South Atlantic League.

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  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Tough couple of days for Aune at the plate. He’s not making errors at SS though, is he?

    • JonS

      5 Errors in 87 chances.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Well, for Rookie League, that’s not bad. I can’t wait to see the scouting report when he’s rated a Top 5 prospect in the GCL by BA in a few weeks.

  • Preston

    Slade Runner coming back strong from the days off.

  • Knoxvillain

    “Angelo Gumbs started swinging a bad…” COME ON MIKE, WHERE IS YOUR HEAD AT?

    I hope Montgomery is up by next year.

  • Richard Leo

    Slade Heathcott is having a really good season.
    Hope he can cut down the K’s

  • Kevin G.

    RHP Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 61 of 93 pitches were strikes (66%), and he was up to 98 on the gun


    • John Y.

      I am just as surprised as you are with the 1BB. I was at the game tonight to witness this obscure history lol.

      • YankeeDave

        I was there as well, want to see Betances get better, but was just not impressed. The numbers say one thing, but it seemed that everytime they hit the ball off him, even for outs, it was hit hard. Also lots of balls in the dirt, some swings and misses, but not many. Would also like to see him last longer than 5 inings against a AA lineup. Hope he can correct himself and prove he belongs at AAA next year, he obviously has the size and strength to be an effective set up guy or closer in the big leagues.

  • Reggie C.

    Didn’t the Yanks draft a Biddle back when?? … that last name rings so familiar.

    Anyways, Slade Heathcott can really make a case for a 2013 start in Trenton with a strong finish to 2012. I’m glad to see the Tampa squad not suffer much of an offensive letdown with Mason Williams’s season now over.

    • zs190

      Think Yankees drafted Scott Biddle, that Mississippi reliever that was injured and therefore did not sign.

      • Bob Buttons the Cat

        That’d be Scott Bittle, who was drafted twice by the Yanks, then signed with the Cards as a fourth-rounder. Out of baseball now.

        Searched Biddle on BRef and nothing seems to connect him to the Yanks. 27th overall by Phillies in ’10, so maybe a potential pick back then?

  • tyrone sharpton

    Mason, Austin and now Slade are really coming up with impressive seasons…all are also flashing some power. Good for them…can’t wait to see them next year

    • Brian in NH

      Williams was having a great season. 22 doubles, 4 triples, and 11 homers and he still had over a month to go. i was thoroughly impressed.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona
    • Richard Leo

      He should not stay in DSL

      • Danny


  • Brian S.

    Why isn’t Sanchez good anymore.

    • Laz

      He seems to struggle when he hits a new level. Last year he struggled, and this year he was good at that level, and now at a higher level he struggled again, I think that he should figure it out next year though.

    •!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Eh, he’ll be fine. I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

  • CapitalT

    Maybe Dickerson should get a shot at replacing the corpse wearing Ichiro’s uniform

  • Naved

    I am just hoping that Dellin can rack up at least 140 innings this season. That way next season he will not have any innings cap.

  • Bob Buttons the Cat

    *sigh* I guess Ryan Pope and Kelvin DeLeon will just be two more guys with cool names instead of Major Leaguers with cool names.

    Well at least DeLeon will also be remembered as the Yankee prospect who made Rios and Valdivia lose their jobs for alleged bonus skimming.