Sanchez homers twice in Tampa win

Hughes rocked as four-game winning streak comes to an end
A-Rod cleared to begin running on a treadmill

According to his Twitter feed, LHP Clay Rapada threw a simulated game today. He’s still working his way back from shoulder bursitis, but he’ll join Triple-A Scranton at some point. The Yankees can’t bring him up to the big leagues until May 3rd at the earliest because the release and re-sign rules are dumb.

Meanwhile, Chien-Ming Wang threw 5.2 scoreless innings in an Extended Spring Training start today according to Ben Walker. It was his second ExST outing. I imagine he’ll join Triple-A Scranton relatively soon, maybe within two weeks.

Triple-A Scranton was rained out for the fourth consecutive game. I’ve lost track of when they’re going to make all these games up. It’ll happen eventually.

Double-A Trenton (3-0 win over Richmond)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 0-3 — Slade Heathcott is going to be out for a bit with his neck issue, but it doesn’t sound like a DL thing
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — quietly has a hit in every game so far this season
  • DH Rob Segedin, LF Neil Medchill & C Kyle Higashioka: all 2-4 — Medchill struck out once, Higashioka twice
  • LHP Matt Tracy: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 48 of 87 pitches were strikes (55%), plus he picked a runner off first … much better than his nightmare first start of the season, when he didn’t make it out of the first
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 24 of 36 pitches were strikes (67%)
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 14 pitches were strikes

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

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding) — four of his last five hits are doubles
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R — threw a runner out at third
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K — first two homers of the year and his fourth career two-homer games … he last did it last May
  • RHP Mikey O’Brien: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1/6 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-1 loss to Augusta)

  • SS Cito Culver: 0-3, 1 BB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 1 SB, 2 E (fielding, throwing)
  • 1B Greg Bird, 3B Dante Bichette Jr. & RF Yeicok Calderon: combined 0-12, 9 K — uuuugly … DBJ also committed two fielding errors while Calderon made a bad throw
  • DH Saxon Butler: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • RHP Jose Campos: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/3 GB/FB — 33 of 47 pitches were strikes (70%) … Keith Law was at the game and said he had Campos at 89-92 early on
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 6/1 GB/FB — 48 of 69 pitches were strikes (70%) … Kaw’s got him as an organizational arm
Hughes rocked as four-game winning streak comes to an end
A-Rod cleared to begin running on a treadmill
  • forensic

    Were all these Scranton games at home or on the road? If they were all at home, has Pennsylvania floated past NY and NJ into the ocean yet?

    • Mike Axisa

      The first one was at home, the last three were in Buffalo.

      • forensic

        Ah, so maybe they should at least be happy that it wasn’t cold enough to all be snow up there.

  • Laz

    Was hoping for a bit more velocity from Campos, and only 1 K is a bit disappointing, although the results good nonetheless.

    • Pablos swiss sammich

      Was hoping for a bit more ketchup from Campos, and only 1 K is a bit disappointing, although the results good nonetheless.

  • Sam

    Sanchez is not yet bored with low A

    • John C

      ThAts cause he’s in High A

  • kenny

    what does an “organizational arm” mean?

    • Leg-End

      Don’t expect too much, probably doesn’t project to be anything other than minor league depth.

      I’d say its a little early to condemn him to that though no?

      • YankeeGrunt

        Yeah disagree with Law on this. Big frame, projectable, swing and miss stuff. If he can improve the change and command his fastball better he has a mid to late rotation ceiling. That’s not an org guy. He’s also a cold-weather kid Canadian), which explains his slow movement so far.

        • Bo Knows

          On top of that he’s only been pitching full time for four years, that is insanely early to be calling a guy organization depth

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Shit, is Campos alright? He was sitting 92-95 last season.

    • Havok9120

      Quiet man! Don’t you know what you’re doing?? This is how the V-Lo Circus started.

      One little question on the board and then a spiral into insanity.

      • forensic

        Should’ve had Tommy John surgery anyway…


    • John C

      Relax. he is coming back from an elbow injury. Probably still building up arm strength

    • Bo Knows

      His second game in almost a year of not pitching, give him some time

  • YankeesJunkie

    Just good to see Campos back, look forward to see that velocity creep up.

  • Mike

    I like oatmeal.

  • Wanger

    Wanger for the 5th spot! Buh-bye Philip.

    • MeloJeter

      Wasn’t Phil the guy who replaced Wanger?

      Talk about coming full circle lol

  • CONservative governMENt

    I have a good feeling about the farm system this year. After the draft haul the top 30 is going to be pretty stacked.

  • ClusterDuck

    Will be interesting to see if the Yanks jettison Stewart and move their catchers /Sanchez/Murphy/Romine up the line.

    They made the correct move with Martin and Cervelli IMO.

    Perhaps they will do the rest of it in May or June.