Bichette stays hot in Charleston win


Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Columbus)

  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 1 K
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 2-5, 1 SB — four hits in his last nine at-bats after an 0-for-14 stretch
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 3-5, 1 R, 1 SB — 11 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.355)
  • RHP Chien-Ming Wang: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 9/2 GB/FB — 62 of 102 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 2/2 GB/FB — only ten of 23 pitches were strikes (43%)

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

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 HBP
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 1 K — two hits in his last 21 at-bats (.095)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI — 12 hits in his last 39 at-bats (.308), so hopefully he’s starting to come around
  • LHP Matt Tracy: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 8/2 GB/FB — 53 of 89 pitches were strikes (60%) … very hit or miss this year, he’s been either really good or really, really bad
  • RHP Matt Daley: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 22 of 35 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — seven pitches, four strikes
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 11 of 13 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (7-0 win over Bradenton)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — he’d drawn one walk in his first 13 games of the year
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 1-3. 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 17 walks in 41 games this year after 32 walks in 116 games last year
  • LF Ben Gamel: 3-5, 2 R, 3 2B, 3 RBI — only 11 hits in his last 45 at-bats (.244), but eight are doubles

Low-A Charleston (2-0 win over Savannah)

  • CF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS — 24 walks and 12 strikeouts in 35 games
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 2 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-4, 1 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 K, 1 PB — all the passed balls
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — ten hits in his last 26 at-bats (.384) with three doubles, a triple, a homer, six walks, and three strikeouts
  • RHP Rafael DePaula: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 3/4 GB/FB — lowers his season strikeout rate from 15.8 K/9 to 14.7 K/9
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Bo Knows says:

    very disappointed by De Paula today, only 5 punchouts and now he only has a 14.7 k/9….pisshaw what a bust, someone trade him for a loogy or something useful.

    • Samuel says:

      DePaula has mediocre slider and was only 90-92 on the gun. Kid is feasting on Low A hitters. Need to test him vs FSL hitters.

  2. YankeeGrunt says:

    Tracy has had his three best starts of the year in his last four games. His previous start was terrible, but his last three weeks or so suggest he is getting AA.

  3. your mom says:

    Not a good offensive day down on the farm. And for the big club for that matter. BTW, fuck McLouth.

  4. pat says:

    I wish Musty was playing some OF.

  5. JonS says:

    “Bichette stays hot in Charleston win”


    Realizes that it’s not 2011.


    • Cool Lester Smooth says:

      He’s a 20 year old in Low-A, the same age Williams and Austin were last year.

      If he somehow turns it around and has a good year, he’ll be relevant again.

      • Samuel says:

        Bichette is bad at the plate, but not as bad as he was last month. He doesn’t pull off the ball as much. However, his triple was a bullet to right center, so maybe he is not trying to jack the ball every ay bat.

  6. YankeePankee says:

    Hi, all.
    Anyone have Tracy and Wang’s velocity tonight?

  7. TJ says:

    Was at the Thunder game tonight. Austin looks overpowered at Double-A.

  8. Mayor Koch says:

    17 base runners and 2 SB and only 1 run!!!! Nice work with men on base – shades of 2012.

  9. Robert says:

    Mason Williams .229
    Tyler Austin .248
    Slade .236
    Ramon Flores .244

    Such high hopes before the season started,were these guys over rated?

    The door to the Yankee outfield in 2014 is wide open I hope one of these guys gets hot and makes it!!!

    • Cool Lester Smooth says:

      Slade’s actually improved his line a bunch over the last few weeks, haha.

      Williams is dealing with some off the field stuff, so I’m giving him a pass for the last couple of weeks, although there have been makeup concerns.

      Austin is apparently really not looking good, though. One of the Fangraphs guys was talking to the scouts at a Thunder game and they all called him a 4th OF.

      Flores has always been just a guy to me, not enough bat for a corner, not enough glove for center.

      • Bo Knows says:

        Austin deserves a mulligan as well, we all knew he was pushed (I supported the idea and still do) so if it takes a while for him to adjust, there is nothing wrong with that. He’s 21 and at the toughest level in minors for hitters.

        • Cool Lester Smooth says:

          True, and Sussman said that he liked Austin’s swing better than the scouts did, for whatever little it’s worth.

          • Cool Lester Smooth says:

            (Not to denigrate him, but you’ve usually got to go with the multiple pro scouts over the single amateur)

  10. shittyshittybangbang says:

    “Bichete stays hot “?, whoa, lower the bar why dont ya ! Sheez mike ! I guess better than 0′fer. Good to see ronnier coming around. If not for all the 40 man gymnastics, he’d probably be up very soon.

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