Trenton wins behind Murphy, Marshall

Sunday Night Open Thread
Yanks take rubber game from Mariners 6-2

Triple-A Empire State (7-2 loss to Indianapolis)
RF Chris Dickerson: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — 16 hits in his last 42 at-bats (.381) with two doubles and four homers
3B Brandon Laird: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
1B Kosuke Fukudome: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Everyone Else: combined 0-21, 7 K — SS Eduardo Nunez stole a base … C Frankie Cervelli stole a base and committed an error on a pickoff play … 2B Corban Joseph made a pair of fielding errors
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 14/1 GB/FB — 56 of 90 pitches were strikes (62%)
RHP Cory Wade: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB — 18 of 32 pitches were strikes (56%) … first disaster outing since being demoted two months ago
RHP Preston Claiborne: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 17 of 28 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton (5-1 win over Bowie)
LF Jose Pirela: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
SS Addison Maruszak: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
3B David Adams: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI — first big game with the bat in a while, wonder if the trial at the hot corner is hindering his offense
DH Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 HBP
1B Luke Murton: 0-5, 1 K
RF Kevin Mahoney: 0-3, 3 K, 1 HBP
CF Adonis Garcia: 1-4
C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K — only seven hits in his last 32 at-bats (.219), but three are doubles and one’s a homer
2B Walt Ibarra: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 CS
RHP Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 8/3 GB/FB — 53 of 85 pitches were strikes (62%) … he’s at 130 IP after throwing 140.1 IP last year, so they might start capping his outings at 5 IP until playoff time given their big (seven games) lead in the division
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 13 of 20 pitches were strikes
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 13 of 19 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (5-0 loss to Brevard County)
CF Kelvin Duran & DH Gary Sanchez: both 1-4 — Duran stole a base … Sanchez struck out three times
C Austin Romine & RF Tyler Austin: both 0-3, 1 BB — Romine struck out twice
1B Kyle Roller: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
3B Zach Wilson, LF Kelvin DeLeon & 2B Jose Toussen: all 0-4 — Toussen struck out once, DeLeon twice … Toussen also committed a throwing error
SS Francisco Rosario: 3-4, 1 K
RHP Shane Greene: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 7/0 GB/FB
LHP Kramer Sneed: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GB/FB
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB
RHP Branden Pinder: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1 HB, 1/1 GB/FB — 56/22 K/BB in 57 IP

Low-A Charleston (7-1 loss to Augusta)
2B Jamiel Orozco: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K
SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 2 K
1B Rey Nunez: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Everyone Else: combined 0-19, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K — 3B Dante Bichette Jr. drew the walk and scored the run
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 4 WP, 2 HB, 1 Balk, 10/3 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — that looks like the ugliest five innings you could imagine
RHP Adam Smith: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — maybe I’m wrong, but it seems like there have been way more BB>K outings in the farm system this season than usual
LHP Fred Lewis & LHP Dan Mahoney: both 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — Lewis had 1/1 GB/FB, Mahoney 2/0

Short Season Staten Island (10-3 loss to Lowell)
LF Taylor Dugas: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
SS Claudio Custodio & SS Jose Rosario: both 0-2 — Custodio left the game for an unknown reason in the sixth and Rosario took over
1B Matt Snyder: 2-4 — 15 hits in his last 37 at-bats (.405)
CF Ravel Santana: 0-4, 2 K — he stole ten bases (in 13 attempts) in 41 games last year but hasn’t attempted even one in 34 games this year … gotta think that has something to do with the ankle, no?
C Wes Wilson, 2B Fu-Lin Kuo & 3B Matt Duran: all 1-4 — Kuo scored a run … Duran doubled
DH Isaias Tejeda: 0-3
RF Danny Lopez: 2-3, 1 R — seven hits in his last 15 at-bats (.467)
RHP Gabe Encinas: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 3/2 GB/FB — 25/25 K/BB in 41.1 IP
LHP Dietrich Enns: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 7/1 GB/FB
RHP Charles Basford: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/3 GB/FB
LHP Evan DeLuca: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 18/29 K/BB in 27 IP
RHP Alex Smith: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1/1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks and the rest of the league had their regular Sunday day of rest.

Sunday Night Open Thread
Yanks take rubber game from Mariners 6-2
  • Nice Scheister

    Chad Qualls > Cory Wade. It’s the Edwar Ramierz effect, the soft shit ain’t fooling peeps any more.

  • Knoxvillain

    Dickerson went yard? Come on down, MIT guy.

  • Larch

    Anyone know why Marshall has improved his k/9 by 50% in the last 40IP?
    5.4 K/9 first 90IP,
    8 K/9 last 40IP

    • Knoxvillain

      Buck Showalter.

      • Larch


        • Knoxvillain

          He molded Marshall into the pitcher he is today while he was still a baby. Back in 1995 when he managed the Yanks. A long, long time ago.

    • crawdaddie

      His slider has improved over the last month or so.

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    I’m still fucking bummed that Mason Williams is out for the year. He has a great shot to become what Austin Jackson is now.

    • Knoxvillain

      Eh. Season’s over pretty soon. He could have gotten hurt in April. He will be fine.

    • Dave M

      I just got back from vacation. What happened to Mason?

      • Dave M

        I see it now. Labrum surgery……That sucks. Wonder if that will impact his throwing? Or was it his non-throwing arm? Any word on if he’ll miss time next year?

        •!/AngeloInNY Angelo

          It was his non-throwing arm. He should be ready for spring training next year.

  • Richard Leo

    Mike,where is slade Heathcott?

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Anyone know if the GCL rookies attend Church as a group on Sunday ? ;}

  • JohnnyC

    Asked Josh Norris what he thought of Marshall making the Yankees’ rotation some day. He said, “Not good.” He doesn’t seem to have enough swing and miss stuff but his GB% is good and his K/BB ratio is very good. Is it improbable for someone like him to succeed in the majors?

    • Richard Leo

      look at Ivan Nova,who is not better than Marshall at AA.

      • pat

        Lol wut?

      • JonS

        Nova only spent 12 games at AA. However, comparing the two:

        Nova: 12G – 72.1IP – 2.36 – 3.9BB/9 – 5.8K/9 – 1.327WHIP
        Marshall: 22G – 130IP – 2.77 – 2.9BB/9 – 6.1BB/9 – 1.226WHIP

    • Brian S.

      I’m sure people also thought a second baseman that was terrible defensively and had no plate discipline could play on the Yankees. Prospects are tough to predict.

      • Mike Axisa

        Hitting prospects are tough to predict. Pitchers tend to be much more straight forward. There aren’t many pitchers in the show drastically outperforming expectations, but hitters do it all the time.

        • RetroRob

          Is that based on expectations from when they’re drafted, or once they establish a certain level of performance/skill in the minors?

          If nothing else, a good time to mention Dan Straily, who I’m guessing has a chance to exceed his expectations on the MLB level based on his so-so minor league performance heading into this season. Not sure what he did, but it was something good.

          • Mike Axisa

            More in the minors than when drafted, particularly high school kids/IFAs.

    • Brian S.

      Also, Hiroki Kuroda has a K/9 below 7 but gets enough groundballs to remain effective.

  • The Moral Majority is Neither

    I’m ok with Ravel holding off on the steal attempts.

  • RetroRob

    I pretty much consider the 2012 seasons of Ravel Santana and Slade Heathcott as part of their rehab back from serious injuries. It might not be until 2013 that we have a clear view of their recoveries and if there is any lingering longterm impact. On the MLB level, Joba might be in that same category.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    If I could pick one prospect to go Babe Ruth in August…J.R. Murphy. Punto.

    • Richard Leo

      JR Murphy is really good,right?

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        He’s like the Romine to Gary Sanchez’s Montero.

        Except that he can hit

        • Richard Leo

          Murphy is only 21,it is cool

  • RobertGKramer@AOL.Com

    I watched part of the Empire State Yankees’ game on my computer. Wade did not deserve the beating because the defense failed to make some plays behind him. Apparently the visibility was poor because both Dickerson in RF and Mesa in CF had easy flies drop in front of them while they stared skyward with their arms outstretched at their sides and an easy double-play was botched on the infield. The ESY announcer, Mike Vander Wade (spelling?), said Wade should have had a clean inning!

  • Reggie C.

    i’m going to agree with RetroRob’s comment and perspective on viewing Ravel Santana’s season to date. The young man isn’t likely back to full capacity or at least hasn’t yet settled in with altered mobility. He could be conscious of not putting to much pressure on the affected ankle in game situations, hence, no SBs.

    An offseason of continued strengthening and instruction should help Santana get closer to the all around player flashed last year.

  • Wayne

    What is the scouting report on gabe encinas?

  • Wayne

    What is the likelihood that Jose Ramirez ends up in double a before this year ends and could he end up in Yankees rotation next year at the middle of next season? And what is the likely hood the yanks hold onto him and don’t trade him for Justin upton? I know upton is great but Jose Ramirez had frontline stuff he could be a number 2 or 3 starter behind cc sabathia.

    •!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Ramirez will most likely end the season in High-A. The chances of him being on the Yankees at any point next season is extremely unlikely, unless he puts up ridiculous numbers throughout double-A and Triple-A.

      And no one really knows how likely it is for him to be included in a trade for any player. He’s not untouchable, that’s for sure.

      Also, remember that he’s a prospect. We all dream of great success for prospects, but the likely hood that a lot of them become All-star caliber players is still very unlikely.