Santana homers in rare Staten Island win

Game 123: Winnable
Nova pounded yet again, Yanks fall to ChiSox

1B Matt Snyder has a left wrist injury and will have an MRI tomorrow.

Triple-A Empire State (4-2 win over Buffalo)
CF Chris Dickerson: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) — had been in a 3-for-24 rut (.125)
2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
SS Eduardo Nunez: 3-4, 1 R, 2 SB — in one sequence he singled, stole second, stole third, then got picked off third on a snap throw by the catcher #facepalm
1B Brandon Laird, C Frankie Cervelli, DH Austin Romine, 3B Kevin Russo & LF Darnell McDonald: all 0-3 — Laird drove in two runs … Cervelli drew a walk … McDonald struck out
LHP Justin Thomas: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6/6 GB/FB — 49 of 86 pitches were strikes (60%)
RHP Preston Claiborne: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GB/FB — 13 of 21 pitches were strikes (62%)
RHP Cory Wade: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 19 of 31 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton (5-0 loss to Altoona) faced RHP Jameson Taillon, arguably the best non-Dylan Bundy pitching prospect in baseball
CF Adonis Garcia, 3B Kevin Mahoney, DH Rob Segedin & LF Shane Brown: all 0-3 — Garcia walked and whiffed … Brown struck out once, Segedin and Mahoney twice each
C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
RF Zoilo Almonte & 2B Walt Ibarra: both 1-2 — Almonte walked twice and committed a fielding error … Ibarra walked and whiffed
1B Luke Murton & SS Addison Maruszak: both 1-4 — Maruszak struck out twice
RHP Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 68 of 95 pitches were strikes (72%)
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2/2 GB/FB — 30 of 51 pitches were strikes (59%)
RHP Jon Meloan: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — nine pitches, five strikes

Low-A Charleston (5-4 win over West Virginia)
SS Cito Culver: 0-5, 3 K
2B Ali Castillo, DH Rey Nunez & C Francisco Arcia: all 1-4 — Castillo struck out once, Nunez twice … Arcia scored and whiffed
CF Ben Gamel: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
1B Saxon Butler: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP — five hits in his last 14 at-bats (.357) with two homers and two doubles
3B Casey Stevenson:1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
RF Cody Grice: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
LF Eduardo Sosa: 0-4, 2 K
RHP Scottie Allen: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 6/0 GB/FB
LHP Fred Lewis: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB
RHP Pedro Guerra: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Charlie Short: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
RHP Nick Goody: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 4 K — well then, good job slamming the door

Short Season Staten Island (5-3 win over Vermont)
LF Taylor Dugas: 2-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 HBP — four in the organization with 9 HBP despite not starting his season until late-June
SS Claudio Custodio: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB — eight hits in his last 20 at-bats
DH Peter O’Brien: 0-4, 1 RBI, 4 K
CF Ravel Santana: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB — just his ninth extra-base hit in 47 games
RF Exicardo Cayones: 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB — got picked off first
1B Matt Duran: 2-4, 1 K
3B Jamiel Orozco: 1-4, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
2B Jose Rosario: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS
C Isaias Tejeda: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB
RHP Derek Varnadore: 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8/1 GB/FB
RHP Charles Basford: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB
RHP Mariel Checo: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 2/2 GB/FB
RHP Zach Woods: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (3-2 loss to GCL Phillies)
CF Mikeson Oliberto, 1B Greg Bird & 3B Miguel Andujar: all 1-4, 1 K — Oliberto got picked off first
2B Jerison Lopez: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
LF Ericson Leonora, DH Chris Breen & C David Remedios: all 0-3 — Leonora drove in a run and walked … Breen and Remedios struck out once apiece
RF Yeicok Calderon: 0-4, 1 RBI, 2 K
SS Francisco Rosario: 1-3, 1 R
RHP Cory Arbiso: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 5/0 GB/FB — can’t do much better than that
LHP Daniel Camarena: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/3 GB/FB — picked a runner off first … he’s been fantastic since coming back from the shoulder problem, with a 15/0 K/BB and just two runs allowed in 17 IP
RHP Chaz Hebert: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 29/4 K/BB in 23 IP

High-A Tampa was rained out yet again. They’re going to make this one up as part of a doubleheader next Tuesday. LHP Pedro Feliciano was scheduled to make his latest rehab appearance in this game, so I assume he’ll just throw tomorrow instead. It would have been his first appearance on two day’s rest rather than three.

Game 123: Winnable
Nova pounded yet again, Yanks fall to ChiSox
  • YankeeGrunt

    Great outing by Camarena, I’ll be interested to see what they do with him next year. SI seems logical, but it’ll be his third year with the organization and he is supposed to be polished so Low A might be a possibility.

    • Bo Knows

      Camerana was drafted in 2011, this is his first year pitching pro-ball he doesn’t even turn 20 until November.

      I think both him and Cote might see Charleston (doubt it but I hope both do, a rotation of Campos, Cote, Camerena, Rutckjy, and Rookie Davis would be a fun follow)

      *Hensley will most definitely start next year in SS

  • Richard Leo

    Jordan Cote and Daniel Camarena are both interesting propects.
    But where is Cote?

    • YankeeGrunt

      Cote last pitched a month ago. I forget what the injury was, I don’t think it was that serious, but I’d imagine they’re being careful, Cote was a bonus baby. Only a week or so left in the GCL season, so I doubt he takes the mound again this year.

      • Richard Leo

        Hope he can pitch in winter ball

      • Ted Nelson

        I think he just hit his innings limit and was shut down for the year. Could be misremembering, though.

      • Billy

        Cote felt a little soreness in his elbow and has placed on the 60-day DL in early August. Should be ready to work in Instructs. The Yankees would never have a young kid pitch in Winter Ball. They did it with Joba and Kennedy years ago in Hawaii but they were proven collegearms with substantial innings under their belt.

  • JonS

    “Almonte walked twice”


  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    I guess you could say it was a ‘smooth’ home run.


  • Coolerking101

    Goody is dominating low A. Hopefully he’s a fast mover like Montgomery.

    • Richard Leo

      it is quite possible

  • RetroRob

    Call up CoJo. DFA Cano.

    I wonder if Eduardo was going for the trifecta and planning to steal home when he was picked off.

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  • YanksFanInBeantown

    “Arguably the best non-Dylan Bundy pitching prospect in baseball”

    At least in the sense that a lot of people would argue with that statement.

  • Wayne

    When does Jose Ramirez pitch? I hope the Yankees are careful with letting him pitch in this weather. He could get hurt. Only two starts left. Might as well shut him down!!!

    • Ted Nelson

      Ramirez gets hurt when he sneezes… I still imagine he ends up in the pen if he ever makes it. Not because of talent, but because of durability.

  • Wayne

    I hope roger Clemens does not end up on Yankees. I don’t like the influence he had on pettite taking hgh and I don’t like the drug influence he would have on our young pitching prospects. Roger and his extreme workouts don’t want none of it getting somebody hurt or on drugs.

    • Laz

      Clemens was one best pitchers of our generation. I’m certain that there is something he could teach nova.

      • Bob Buttons the Cat

        Hopefully not “Bulking Up 101”.

    • Charles in SD

      He’s 50 years old. I think it’s highly unlikely that he breaks back into MLB on this “comeback” attempt. If he does, it won’t be for long.

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        Even if he’s good enough, he’ll be blackballed like Bonds was. He’s never pitching in the MLB again.