Heathcott returns in Trenton loss

Game 13: Lefties
Yankees come back for win over Diamondbacks

Triple-A Scranton (7-0 win over Rochester)

  • 3B David Adams: 3-4, 2 R, 1 BB — had been in a little 4-for-18 rut (.222)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — eight hits in his last 13 at-bats (.615) with six walks and no strikeouts … where did this come from?
  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B — three straight games with an extra-base hit
  • RF Thomas Neal: 2-4, 2 R, 1 CS
  • C Bobby Wilson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB — he didn’t hit a grand slam in case you were wondering, it was a two-run shot
  • RHP Graham Stoneburner: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 10/5 GB/FB — 51 of 73 pitches were strikes (70%)

Double-A Trenton (10-6 loss to Akron)

  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — missed just five days with the neck problem
  • DH Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — pretty slow start to the season, but it has only been two weeks
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP
  • LF Kevin Mahoney: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 8/4 GB/FB — 50 of 88 pitches were strikes (57%) … 13 strikeouts and seven walks in 14 innings so far
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 22 of 38 pitches were strikes (58%)

High-A Tampa (9-4 win over Dunedin)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-5, 1 R, 1 BB
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • 1B Saxon Butler: 2-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K — just promoted to help cover for some injuries
  • SS Ali Castillo: 1-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • RHP Shane Greene: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 8/2 GB/FB — very nice … still want to see what he can do out of the bullpen

Low-A Charleston (4-1 win over Rome)

  • CF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS — remember the hot start? he’s got four hits in his last 27 at-bats (.148)
  • 1B Greg Bird: 2-4, 2 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 3-4, 1 3B, 2 RBI — can’t imagine he’ll be here very long after spending three years at a major college program
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 K —
  • RHP Gabe Encinas: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 5/2 GB/FB — 51 of 81 pitches were strikes (63%) … 15 strikeouts and six walks in 17 innings so far
Game 13: Lefties
Yankees come back for win over Diamondbacks
  • your mom

    I’m rooting for Graham, his last name is cool.

    • Dooley Womack

      I think they drafted him only because Hank Stoneburner liked his name as well. Go figure.

      • Bo Knows

        They’re probably distant cousins, should have known they’d take care of their own

    • YankeesJunkie

      More suited to pen, Stoneburner doing well starting at AAA will never be a bad thing.

      Fun Fact: DePaula leads everyone else in the SALLY in K/9 by over 4.

  • Pseudoyanks

    Is Stoneburner potential bullpen help?

    • JonS

      I thought he was a RP…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Could be. Close to fringy at this point, but guys like that do make it. George Kontos is in someone’s bullpen and was traded for a greatly beloved catcher.

      • Rick

        Don’t talk bad about him after his ridiculously hot start to the season!!

  • Joel

    Does the bullpen have stones that need burning?

    • sabes

      No, but they have Steins that need brenning.

      • Dave M


  • Cool Lester Smooth

    I think “this” came from Zoilo glancing at Ben Francisco’s line through the first few games.

    • JU

      Zoilo was “bored” in AA…

      • The Real Me

        Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — pretty slow start to the season, but it has only been two weeks

        Looks like AA is the place for talented players to get bored. Obviously that’s the issue with Austin.

  • shittyshittybangbang

    Keep thinking that Zoilo or Melky would be a better option, or at least, a more exciting option than Ben Francisco. Im assuming they’d have s/b potentia w/better defense.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Why would you want Zoilo as the 25th man? Still a young kid, and the team really likes him. Let him get his at-bats until he’s able to actually compete for a real spot next season.

      I’m resigned to Melky being off the 40-man by June.

      • GoGoPlatter

        Zolio was also a guy that a year or two ago Cashman had no interest in trading when he was brought up in talks. I remember reading it here. The organization seems to have been high on him for a while.

        • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

          It’s pretty weird to see Zoilo’s stat lines this year. All those walks…

          I’m starting to get excited.

          • Rick

            Don’t do it to yourself, the heartbreak follows all too soon.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Cito gonna Cito.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Oof. That’s about as bad as electric eels invaded the 7 train.

  • Deathstroke Heathcott


  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Oy, Bichette

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    We know exactly what Shane Greene is capable of in the bullpen: that.

    Let’s see if a kid with nasty stuff can stick in the rotation before we consign him to the bullpen.

    Besides, even if he does end up needing to be moved, these extra innings are good for his development.

  • forensic

    CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B — three straight games with an extra-base hit

    And two straight without a strikeout.

    He’s a contact machine now!

  • nycsportzfan

    Saxson Butler is one big dude..

    I remember when we drafted Shane Greene , we all knew he was a upside kid , and it looked like he wasen’t gonna hit on that upside, but boy is he pitching well this season.. Could be a diamond in the rough.. Only thing better then playing baseball in Daytona Beach fla is playing in the bronx.. Keep it up kid!

  • nycsportzfan

    Encinas is pitching to a 0.53ERA in 17inn’s at Charleston this yr.. Could find himself playing in Tampa before long…

  • Coolerking101

    If Adams’ slash line is till 300/400/800+ come May 1, the Yanks should strongly consider calling him up to play 3B, moving Youk to 1B and releasing Overbay.

    • Adam

      Not a bad idea at all.

    • CS Yankee

      He cleared off the 40-man, so I’m not exactly sure how that works…guessing they would need to release Mesa (or someone) to create another spot for him on the 40-man.

      If Teix is close, they’ll just ride whatever they need to do to avoid losing some depth…but, maybe he should take the Nix spot if he keeps raking?

      • coolerking101

        I would imagine by cutting Overbay they would have room to add Adams to the 40 man.

  • shittyshittybangbang

    A couple of Melky off the “40” comments. I thought that this kid was a very good prospect. Im I wrong ? What does off the 40 really mean ? Does that equate to exposure, in which he can be claimed ? If so, can’t seem him clearing “waivers”.