Betances unable to escape the first on Sunday

Game 11: Rubber Game
Kuroda twirls shutout as Yanks take series from Orioles

RHP Jose Ramirez threw four innings and 60 pitches in a simulated game the other day according to Josh Norris. I’m not exactly sure why he started the year on the DL, but it can’t be anything serious if he’s pitching in games. Ramirez should join Double-A Trenton relatively soon.

Triple-A Scranton Game One (6-1 loss to Buffalo in seven innings) makeup of one of this week’s rainouts

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 1 R — bit of a slow start to the year, still waiting for his first extra-base hit
  • 3B David Adams: 1-3
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K
  • C Austin Romine & CF Melky Mesa: both 0-3 — Romine struck out
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP — 22 of 41 pitches were strikes (54%) … I’m sure it was just the long layoff due to all the rainouts, right?
  • RHP Ryan Pope: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 30 of 48 pitches were strikes (63%) … he also picked a runner off first

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (12-5 win over Buffalo in seven innings)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 0-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K — 16 strikeouts in 36 plate appearances (44.4%)
  • RF Zoilo Almonte: 3-3, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB — nine walks and seven strikeouts in eight games
  • RHP Brett Marshall: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3/4 GB/FB — 49 of 82 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Cody Eppley: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 23 of 37 pitches were strikes (62%)

Double-A Trenton (15-1 beatdown of Richmond)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 2-2, 3 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB — seven hits in his last 18 at-bats (.389)
  • 2B Jose Pirela: 1-3, 3 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 3-6, 1 2B, 5 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB — has been in a 2-for-20 rut
  • C J.R. Murphy: 3-6, 1 2B, 4 RBI — eight hits in his last 19 at-bats (.421)
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 K — eleven hits in his last 31 at-bats (.355)
  • 1B Kevin Mahoney: 2-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • SS Walt Ibarra: 3-4, 4 R, 1 BB — second straight three-hit game
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 8/0 GB/FB — 52 of 77 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • RHP Kelvin Perez & LHP Josh Romanski: both 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GB/FB — Perez threw 37 pitches (27 strikes, 73%) while Romanski threw 29 pitches (18 strikes, 62%)

High-A Tampa (3-1 loss to Daytona)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K — eight walks in ten games
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — seven doubles in ten games
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • DH Francisco Arcia: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Scottie Allen: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 10/3 GB/FB — in case you forgot, he was the guy the Yankees got from the Diamondbacks in the Juan Miranda trade back in the day … he had sleeper potential once upon a time

Low-A Charlestons game was suspended after the 13th inning with the teams tied at seven. Not sure when they’re going to complete this one, but August doesn’t come back to town until June. Here’s the box score if you’re interested.

Game 11: Rubber Game
Kuroda twirls shutout as Yanks take series from Orioles
  • Mattchu12

    Can we move Betances to the bullpen now? I think that’s the only way he is ever going to be valuable to this team. He has no trade value at this point and I have lost all faith in him as a starter.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’s beyond time.

    • Chip

      Relievers need to throw strikes too

      • David Robertson


        • jjyank

          Not the same thing.

      • Mattchu12

        Then what do you recommend we do with him, because starters REALLY need to throw strikes. At least his fastball will play-up in the ‘pen and get some swings and misses.

      • Tremont

        They need to throw strikes with 2 pitches. It probably won’t work. But starting almost definitely won’t work.

    • Preston

      Betances needs to work on repeating his delivery and throwing strikes, you can’t do that by sitting on the bench. Starting gives him the chance to throw more innings. So if there is still a chance that he can get it together and be anything. He should be started. Unless he’s stopping somebody who’s better from starting, which at the moment he is not. Although he probably only has until Wang returns to get something together.

  • Cuso

    August doesn’t come back to town until June? What the…?

    The Mayans were right! Its all happening!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    A Scottie Allen sighting.

    Zoilo looking, er, sounding, er, “reading” good.

  • Tom

    Isn’t Betances a minor league FA after this season / they need to expose him to waivers? (I forget the exact minor league service time rules).

    If so, might as well have him throw out of the bullpen and see if you can catch lightning in a bottle. Maybe have him just work out of the stretch full time?

    • forensic

      This is his 3rd option year being used, so he’s out of options after the season.

      • qwerty

        Ah, then they should trade him for Giancarlo Stanton right now before it’s too late!

        • The Real Me

          I know the Marlins say they’re not interested in trading Stanton, but if the Yankees offer Betances for him straight up, how could they say no???

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Damn. Dellin just keeps letting me down.

    • Rick

      Ahhhh so you were the person he specifically apologized to in the post game.

  • Ron

    Wtf is going on with camarena. He was great last year and now he looks like he is stealing betances box scores.

  • your mom

    Should’ve traded Betances and Brackman when they were actually worth something. Hindsight is 20/20 though. For shame.

  • Ranebaeu Dix

    i read on fangraphs that flores has the best plate approach in the system

  • Strat

    And Santa Claus is coming to town in September this year! Dogs and cats, living together in sin…

    It’s all upside- down. Except for Betances. He apparently is a model of consistency. :(

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  • nycsportzfan

    Hows JR Murphys defense looking this yr? Hes flat out raking and we all knew he could hit, as that was his M-O from outset of being drafted by us, but i’m curious to know, if theres any chance he could actually be a long term solution at C, or is he just a bat, and his defense will make it hard for him to make any big club?

    Also, hows the trade value of a Austin Romine? Hes pretty much ML ready at this point, and in my opinion, should be backing up Cervelli, and i’m hoping we don’t waste another decent prospect by letting them tinker around the minors untill its to late, and he slumps a few times, and ages even more, taking away his luster as a prospect… Could we get a bat for a Austin Romine and another prospect at trade deadline?