Murphy goes deep three times in Trenton loss

Game 14: For The Sweep
Yankees waste ninth inning comeback, fall to D'Backs in extra innings

Got a series of infield promotions, courtesy of Josh Norris: IF Francisco Rosario to Low-A Charleston, 2B Rob Refnsyder to High-A Tampa, and IF Ali Castillo to Double-A Trenton. All the second basemen moved up a level, basically. Hopefully that’s not bad news for 2B Angelo Gumbs, who is on the Tampa DL.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Rochester)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B — seven hits in his last 19 at-bats (.368) with two doubles and a homer
  • 3B David Adams: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K —seven hits in his last 13 at-bats (.538)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 1-5, 1 2B
  • CF Melky Mesa: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — seven hits in his last 13 at-bats (.538) and he hasn’t struck out in three games now … how about that?
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5/1 GB/FB — 45 of 76 pitches were strikes (59%)

Double-A Trenton (15-14 loss to Erie)

  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-6, 3 K, 2 E (fielding, throwing) — no hits, but he did throw a runner out at the plate
  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — four straight two-hit games
  • RF Tyler Austin: 2-4, 2 R, 2 BB — second straight two-walk game
  • C J.R. Murphy: 4-5, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI — he hit nine homers all of last year … he’s off to a huge start this year and it’s great to see, the Yankees need one of their young catchers to emerge
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 2-6, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 3-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) — awesome night, except that the error led to the game-losing run
  • LHP Matt Tracy: 3 IP,9 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 4/0 GB/FB — 46 of 79 pitches were strikes (58%) … DotF hasn’t seen many starts uglier than that through the years
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GB/FB — only 15 of 33 pitches were strikes (45%)

High-A Tampa (13-7 win over Daytona)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 3 BB — seven hits in his last 17 at-bats (.411)
  • LF Ben Gamel: 2-3, 3 R, 2 3B, 3 BB, 1 SB — still think two triples is cooler than two homers … helluva night
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 E (catcher interference) — picked a runner off first with a snap throw
  • 3B Anderson Feliz: 2-6, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K
  • SS Carmen Angelini: 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Mikey O’Brien: 2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-6 loss to Hickory)

  • SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 RBI — three hits in his last 30 at-bats
  • C Peter O’Brien: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 PB — four passed balls already
  • RHP Jose Campos: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 1/3 GB/FB — I assume he’ll start stretching out a bit in a few weeks, seems like all the young pitchers are on tighter than usual pitch counts so far … maybe that’s a Gil Patterson thing?
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 4 WP, 2/3 GB/FB — not sure I’ve ever seen four wild pitches by one pitcher before
Game 14: For The Sweep
Yankees waste ninth inning comeback, fall to D'Backs in extra innings
  • Robinson Tilapia

    Yes or no: JR Murphy starts at least one game at catcher for the New York Yankees in 2014. GO.

    • JonS

      No. He won’t be in the Yankees org in 2014.

      • Bob Buttons

        Care to expand on why? (Who do you think he’s traded for?)

        • Travis L.

          Giancarlo Stanton…straight up. (I kid)

    • Pat D

      Gonna say no.

    • lightSABR

      Wow–he’s having a solid year so far. .308/.413/.436. Anybody know anything about his defense?

      • Brett

        He hitting .364/.442/.682 after tonights game.

      • JonS

        Defense wasn’t really ever a problem.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          It was a significant problem until he made huge strides over the last two years. He was splitting time at 3B until he was in High-A.

  • trr


  • trr


    and i don’t mean the Yes Network

  • trr

    wonder why Eddard didn’t get the first comment in this thread?

  • Tom T

    Wonder if David Adams would make more sense than Jayson Nix for the vs LHP infield role.

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      As of now, Nix is the only SS on the roster besides Nunez. Adams can’t play SS. So it wouldn’t be a like-for-like swap.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Could Adams even fake SS before he got injured?

      • Bob Buttons

        Don’t ever recall him being tabbed “range-y”.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I saw Angelo Gumbs before the game. He had his right wrist wrapped in ice. Supposedly he has a strained tendon in his wrist.

  • JonS

    Betances is toast.

    • JonS

      Wang will take his spot in the rotation and he’ll go to the pen.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Oh, it’s time.

  • Larch

    Did they move in the walls at Trenton?

    • Back in the Saddle

      The game was in Erie. Off shore breeze

  • emac2

    Wow – 4,5,6 hitters go 9-15 with 6 HR and 10 RBI and we lose on an unearned run in the 9th.

    • Bob Buttons

      Yes, totally not the starter’s fault.

      • Travis L.

        That reminds me…wasn’t Matt Tracy good once upon a time? Wonder if he’s hurt somehow.

  • Preston

    Another game on the struggle bus for Betances. At least he made it a little deeper into the game. Good games for Murphy, Austin and Sanchez though.

  • Jeety

    Mason Williams 3 walks were impressive. ..

  • Leo

    DBJ is so bad

  • Jamie

    anyone know what Campos velocity was looking like?

  • Bob Buttons

    Wasn’t there a game where Burnett got like four or five WP for us? (or would have been, since some of them where bases empty.)

    On a side note, here’s my semi-bold prediction: Cito Culver will be a bigger prospect at the end of the year than DBJ.

    • I am not your broom

      Last April, Sweaty Freddy threw FIVE wild pitches in 4 2/3 innings. He must have been particularly sweaty that day or something.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Hopefully it turns around but it sure seems like the pitching has been shit so far this year DoTF.

  • Travis L.

    What the hell has gotten into Medchill and Segedin?? Damn…

  • Robert

    Saw JR Murphy last year at Trenton, was very impressed with him good defense and showed leadership on the field. Always had a good bat.

  • nycsportzfan

    JR Murphy was always a guy we knew was a hitting prospect over defense, and its great to see him playin so well.. Man, our Farm System was flat out raking last night! I gurantee u some teams are taking notice of some of our guys right now, as Mason Williams, Jr Murphy, Gary Sanchez, Melky Mesa(don’t we need a righty bat at big level?), Zolio, Adams, Segedin, and many more are raking right now! Flat out raking!!!!

  • nycsportzfan

    Anyone think Melk Mesa will get a call up sooner then later?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I think Melky Mesa gets DFAed sooner rather than later.

  • Monerowasdinero

    Remember that Posada did not start for us until age 26.

    Patience with our young catchers.

  • The Doctor

    Still early but Sanchez seems to be making a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham of High-A ball. Hoping for a AA promotion sooner than later.

  • CS Yankee

    Somebody needs to be brave here…

    Stewie to be DFA…once cleared, goes to AAA
    Romine stays at AAA…as there is no bubble wrap in the pros.
    Murph’ to da bigs…plays 2-3 games per week.
    Sanchez to Jersey
    Cerv’… will cool down and they shouldn’t play him 5-6 times a week.
    Guessing this is unlikely to happen, if at all, before June 1st.

    • Chief Wahoo

      Dump Bobby Wilson, Murphy to AAA, Sanchez to AA

      …and a little patience with Cito, I’ve watched him play all of last year and despite the errors his defense is just Sick!

  • shittyshittybangbang

    Hey, Tilapia, what’s your deal with Mesa ?! Seems to me that not too long ago, he was being explored as a MLB option. Are your comments facetious/sarcasm ? If not, please explain the DFA and 40 man exclusion. And what are consequences of both ?