Sanchez homers twice in Tampa win


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
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. forensic says:

    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?

  2. Laz says:

    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 says:

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

  3. Sam says:

    Sanchez is not yet bored with low A

  4. kenny says:

    what does an “organizational arm” mean?

    • Leg-End says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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

  5. Cool Lester Smooth says:

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

  6. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  7. Mike says:

    I like oatmeal.

  8. Wanger says:

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

  9. CONservative governMENt says:

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

  10. ClusterDuck says:

    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.

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