Thunder drop Game 4, lose Championship Series

Aardsma walks a batter, throws scoreless inning in latest rehab outing
Nova strong in return as Yankees hold off Rays

OF Tyler Austin was not going to play any more this season due to ankle discomfort. He had an MRI yesterday and doctor’s cleared him to play, but they weren’t going to bother risking anything at this point.

Double-A Trenton (6-1 loss to Akron) Akron wins the best-of-five Championship series three games to one, so congrats to them
CF Adonis Garcia: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K
LF Ramon Flores, 3B David Adams & RF Zoilo Almonte: all 0-4 — Almonte whiffed once, the other two twice each … Flores also committed a fielding error … that’s why they lost right there, tough to score when the 2-3-4 hitters do that
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-4
C J.R. Murphy: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
1B Kevin Mahoney: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
DH Rob Segedin: 0-4, 2 K
2B Walt Ibarra: 0-3
LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 5/2 GB/FB — 66 of 101 pitches were strikes, plus he picked a runner off first … solid finish to the year
RHP David Aardsma: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GB/FB — had a bit more on him earlier
RHP Ryan Pope: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 11 of 21 pitches were strikes
LHP Lee Hyde: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GB/FB — only nine of 20 pitches were strikes, but one of the walks was intentional

The seasons for Triple-A Empire State, High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks ended a few weeks ago. The next DotF post won’t come for another few weeks, not until the Arizona Fall League season begins on October 9th. The Yankees are sending seven players to the desert (as usual), including OF Slade Heathcott and RHP Dellin Betances. Thanks for another fun season, we’ll pick it back up in four weeks or so.

Aardsma walks a batter, throws scoreless inning in latest rehab outing
Nova strong in return as Yankees hold off Rays
  • DERP

    Thanks for all your work this season.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Seconded. I really look forward to DotF every night.

      • Dave M

        Agreed. This is the first thing I look for in the morning (assuming I don’t look here the night before)

      • Laz

        yep, it’s nice to see it all in once place everyday how the lil ones are doing.

  • Robert

    Nick Turley is a 6’6″ lefty nice year I am starting the Hype for next year.

    • Laz

      That would be a miracle if he advances far. He is a 50th round pick.

      • Ted Nelson

        It’s impressive to draft a prospect that late, but he was picked years ago and needs to be judged on his performance at this point. Definitely looks like a prospect to me.

  • RetroRob

    DOTF sunsets. Soon the leaves will be changing, and the long dark, baseball winter will begin. Yuck. That said, September and October are my two favorite months.

    • Laz

      I really don’t like them except for baseball playoffs/end of season.

  • Naved

    The reason why I first came to RAB was because of DotF. Great job with everything for this.

    That said. Mark Montgomery’s statline for the playoffs

    0.00 ERA 0.83 WHIP 6 IP 11 K’s .111 BAA

    I think he needs to get a taste of the majors this season.

    • Ted Nelson

      Who are you willing to lose this offseason so he gets the necessary 40 man spot? What benefit do you expect for him and the team?

  • Preston

    Thanks for all the work on DOTF Mike. This is my favorite part of the site. I know that our farm was a little disappointing this year but I’m excited for next season. We’ll actually have some talent at AAA, with Mesa, Adams, CoJo and Romine. The Trenton OF should be exciting with Flores, Heathcott and hopefully Austin. Sanchez and Mason Williams are budding stars at High A and hopefully some of the younger guys like DBJr, Gumbs will start producing in line with their talent.

  • emac2

    Thank you Mike for another year of my favorite column.