Trenton ties series thanks to Segedin’s big hit

Aardsma allows a run in latest minor league rehab outing
Yankees find new and embarrassing way to lose, fall to O's after big comeback

Triple-A Empire State (3-2 loss to Pawtucket) Pawtucket leads the best-of-five first round series 2-0, so tomorrow is do or die time for the Yanks
3B Kevin Russo, 2B Corban Joseph & C Austin Romine: all 0-4 — Russo struck out three times and committed a fielding error … CoJo whiffed once … Romine drove in a run and struck out
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 0-3, 1 BB
1B Luke Murton: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HBP
CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
RF Cole Garner & SS Ramiro Pena: both 2-4, 1 K — Garner plated a run and committed a throwing error
DH Darnell McDonald: 0-2, 1 BB
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 63 of 93 pitches were strikes (68%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — five pitches, three strikes
RHP Preston Claiborne: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — eight of 11 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-1 win over Reading) the best-of-five first round series is knotted up at one
CF Adonis Garcia & LF Ramon Flores: both 1-4, 1 K — Flores doubled, threw a runner out at third, and committed a fielding error
3B David Adams & RF Zoilo Almonte: both 0-3, 1 BB — Adams struck out … Almonte scored a run and struck out twice
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
C J.R. Murphy: 0-4, 2 K
1B Kevin Mahoney: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
DH Rob Segedin: 1-4, 1 3B, 3 RBI — he’s playing over Tyler Austin, and he rewarded the manager’s faith with a bases-clearing triple in the top of the ninth to break the tie
2B Walt Ibarra: 0-4, 2 K
RHP David Aardsma: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GB/FB — had a little more on him earlier
LHP Shaeffer Hall: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 9/1 GB/FB — 37 of 63 pitches were strikes (51%)
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1/1 GB/FB — seven pitches, four strikes
LHP Lee Hyde: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K — five pitches, one strike
RHP Branden Pinder: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 0/1 GB/FB — six pitches, four strikes … second career Double-A appearance and he retired the league MVP (38 HR guy Darin Ruf) to end the eighth with a man on-base in a tie game
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — seven of eleven pitches were strikes

The season is over for High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks. None of the four qualified for the postseason.

Aardsma allows a run in latest minor league rehab outing
Yankees find new and embarrassing way to lose, fall to O's after big comeback
  • Brian S.

    If SWB loses then they call call up CoJo, Whitley, Mustelier, and Mesa!

    • JonS

      Why so they can watch the game like everyone else but Dickerson?

      • Brian S.

        CoJo should DH against righties instead of LOLbanez and Mustelier or Mesa should hit instead of Jones. Whitley can’t be any worse than half our pen.

        • Samuel

          There is NO WAY Girardi plays CoJo/Mesa etc over the “proven” veterans, especially if Yankees don’t hold first place. That is why he had Derek Lowe (who sucks) up in the first inning when it could have been Adam Warren.

          Girardi just doesn’t trust any young player.

          • Ted Nelson

            Phelps started that game. So clearly he will trust a young player. Trust doesn’t mean hurting the team by playing an inferior player.

            Girardi did give Warren a chance. He got bombed, because he lacks deception and movement on his pitches.

          • morris

            Do you blame him? Newman and Oppenheimer have given us nothing to rave about in AAA. and AA. No prospects to call up that are major league ready. only old retreads. Fire these guys and draft with effectiveness.

    • Jon G

      ans Cedeno? Bullpen putting out SOS calls…

  • Brian S.

    Preston Clairborne, Kelvin Perez, Chase Whitley in the ML pen next year?

    • Doh!

      As long as they’re pitching behind Montgomery, and Goody in 2014.

  • Wayne

    Someone said we need to reevaluate our farm system. People forget Tampa rays went through two eras of losing before they got it right. They must have had 10 to 15 starting pitchers that they drafted and were up in major leagues before they started drafting guys like David price wade Davis Jeremy hellickson Alex Cobb and James shields . The yankeees will give 2 to 4 pitchers shot in comparison which is why they have no success in comparison . The years we had signed sabathia texeira and Burnett and soriano we could and would have been loaded by now with the best farm system in baseball but hey we won a world series in 09. And even the best scouts will overlook great players. Who the hell are we gonna get that develops our starting pitchers from the draft. Our scouts are going to hit real big on some about some guys and wrong about others if you are patient enough. The problem is having the patiience not to trade them away and building up a large amount of above average pitchers along with 1 or 2 great ones.The only guy I would choose over cashman is Nolan Ryan and he is not available nor would they sign him since they would never agree to his philosophy.

    • coolerking101

      Seriously? The Rays give more guys a shot historically b/c they are too cheap to spend any money on free agents and have been out of playoff contention early until recently. The Yanks would be developing pitchers better if they finished in last place every year and had the #1 pick in the draft so they could draft guys like Price. Personally, I prefer winning and trying to develop talent simultaneously.

      The Yanks had 2 of their top 3 pitchers (Banuelos/Campos) get hurt this year and the third regressed (Bettances). SH-t happens.

    • Ted Nelson

      What do you mean by reevaluate? The Yankees farm system looks strong right now. 4 top 50 talents in baseball (there are only 30 teams, so the average is under 2). Several potential contributors close to MLB. Several high upside guys in the low minors. Another exciting draft and two top IFAs this season. What more are you looking for?

      Sometimes trading prospects for more proven MLB talent is the right thing to do, especially when you make more money than any other team.

      They have higher standards than most teams, yet have managed to produce several players who meet them internally: Cano, Gardner, Hughes, Nova, Robertson, Joba…

  • yankee blue

    i would call up Murton to play first base.

  • Alex C

    We don’t have enough 40 man roster spots to call up Murton. I would DFA Lowe or Thomas maybe even Pearce and add Whitley for sure maybe even Claiborne. They can’t be worse than Joba and Lowe.

  • Alex C

    We don’t need Murton is what I meant we need Bullpen help.