Sanchez goes deep in Tampa loss

Update: Yankees didn't offer Jose Valverde a contract this winter
Lifeless Yankees shut out in series finale loss to Rays

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

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) — 15 hits in his last 42 at-bats (.357) with six doubles and three homers
  • RF Thomas Neal: 1-1, 1 2B — left the game with a tight hamstring
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K — stuck in a 4-for-30 (.133) slump
  • 1B Dan Johnson: 0-0, 1 R, 4 BB – shades of Jack Cust
  • 3B David Adams: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 K — ten hits in his last 27 at-bats (.371)
  • DH Cody Johnson: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
  • CF Melky Mesa: 0-3, 3 K, 1 HBP — no contact kinda day
  • RHP Ryan Pope: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 39 of 58 pitches were strikes (67%) … making the spot start because of the rainout/doubleheader over the weekend
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0/3 GB/FB – only 19 of 41 pitches were strikes (46%)
  • RHP Cody Eppley: 1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 20 of 33 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to Akron)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 0-5
  • RF Tyler Austin: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K — eight hits in his last 22 at-bats (.364)
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 2-4, 2 K
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2 E (fielding, throwing) — nine errors already
  • DH Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 R — stuck in a 7-for-39 rut (.179)
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI — all he does is get extra-base hits it seems, has for years
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 9/1 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) — 44 of 74 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 18 of 30 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — 18 of 33 pitches were strikes (55%)

High-A Tampa (9-7 loss to Clearwater)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — 12 strikeouts and 11 walks in 19 games
  • 1B Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 2 RBI, 1 K — super duper extra early favorite for my Minor League Hitter of the Year Award
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — fourth homer already
  • DH Francisco Arcia & 1B Fu-Lin Kuo: both 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — Arcia struck out once, Kuo twice
  • RHP Scottie Allen: 5 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5/4 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-5 win over West Virginia)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — four hits in his last 21 at-bats (.190) with nine strikeouts
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 PB, 1 E (throwing) — that’s six passed balls in 15 games behind the plate
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K — seven hits in his last 40 at-bats (.175)
  • LF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — eleven walks and four strikeouts in 19 games
  • RHP Jose Campos: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 38 of 58 pitches were strikes (66%) … nine strikeouts and four walks in 12 innings
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 40 of 67 pitches were strikes (60%)
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Update: Yankees didn't offer Jose Valverde a contract this winter
Lifeless Yankees shut out in series finale loss to Rays
  • Joe NY Fan in TX

    Where has Higashioka been all year?

    • Bob Buttons

      Check out his batting avg and you’d see why.

  • MickeyP

    I didn’t realize Sanchez was having such a strong April .306/.386/.542. Hopefully he keeps this up and will be in Trenton by mid May. On another note Heathcott is off to an awfully slow start. I wonder if the injuries are hampering him or if AA was a bit much after only 61 games at Tampa.

    • Laz

      Give him time to adjust. He showed he was fine in FSL, so Trenton it is. He has lost a lot of time to injuries, his development timeframe is going to be different.

      • MickeyP

        I understand what you’re saying, but I think everyone was hoping for a quicker start than .182/.281/.255. He’s only 6 for his last 39 and 3 for his last 34 excluding one game. That includes 9 strikeouts, 8 walks, and only 2 extra base hits. I’m as high on Slade as anyone but let’s get it going. This is a big year for him.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Truth. Prove Mike Newman wrong, Slade!

  • Danny

    Any reason for the Rutycki/Campos piggybacking ?

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Campos is just coming back from a bad elbow injury. They’re not gonna press him.

      • qwerty

        that was 2012

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Yes, he had a major elbow injury in 2012 that caused him to miss the rest of the season.

          This year, that is, 2013, he is coming back from said elbow injury. Therefore, they are not going to have him throwing as many innings as they would have had he been healthy all last season.

      • Samuel

        Is there such a thing as a good elbow injury?

        • Laz

          Rather elbow than shoulder.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Shit. It’s looking like Greg Bird is not in fact “Joe Mauer meets Nick Johnson.”

    • Samuel

      Its been 18 games and 84 PAs. Bird has an OBP of .405. Isn’t that what is so important with most of you guys?

      Have no fear, the power will come.

      When a young player walks a lot ans strikes out a lot, there might be a tendency to take TOO MANY pitches. Gets you lots of walks, but also puts the hitter in lots of early two strike counts, too.

      And not many hitters have high slugging percentages when hitting in two-strike counts.

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    :(

  • qwerty

    Heathcott looks like a total bust.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      It seems a little premature to say that after his first 20 games in AA…

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Correction, his first 13 games in AA.

        • Bob Buttons

          Are you trying to establish that you shouldn’t get fired for doing a crappy job in the first 14 days?

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            Not when that job is baseball, haha.

            • Bob Buttons

              In baseball I think 1st round picks get 6 years to learn to do a satisfactory job, maybe more.

              I mean, look at how long people hang onto Matt Bush.

              • Cool Lester Smooth

                Apparently the kid was pumping gas for the Rays before that whole “nearly killing a 72-year-old man while driving at 3 times the limit” thing.

                • Cool Lester Smooth

                  (and getting 4 years in jail)

                • Bob Buttons

                  Yeah, I heard he was throwing high 90s consistently.

                  When can we convert Culver to the mount?

                  • Cool Lester Smooth

                    Probably if/when he utterly fails offensively this year despite having dropped switch hitting.

  • Naved

    You know you are a BEAST when your off night consist of giving up NO HITS and NO RUNS.

    Monty! Monty! Monty! Can’t wait till he gets to the majors.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Amen, eff Adam Warren, I want some sweet, sweet Montgomery sliders on my TV.

  • shittyshittybangbang

    This kid Campos worries me. Have a f’d feeling that he’ll eventually get that elbow surgery that he probably shoulda had last year. But what do I know, hopefully not.

  • shittyshittybangbang

    After last nights game, I need some some good f’ing news from dotf. Nothing big, mild mannered r.flores goes trout fishing. Wow, last nights game sucked ass.