Gumbs returns from DL in Tampa loss

Game 41: Fast Start
Update: Chris Stewart leaves game with left groin injury

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 loss to Toledo)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 HBP
  • RF Brennan Boesch: 0-5, 1 K
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K — tough to win when the 1-2-3 hitters go a combined 1-for-13
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 2-5
  • CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Chien-Ming Wang: 6.2 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 8/6 GB/FB — 66 of 100 pitches were strikes … the lack of grounds and all the hits are a pretty good indication the sinker wasn’t working
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 14 of 24 pitches were strikes (58%)

Double-A Trenton (6-2 loss to Altoona)

  • DH Ramon Flores: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-4
  • CF Slade Heathcott & LF Neil Medchill: both 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — back-to-back homers off rehabbing big leaguer Charlie Morton
  • LHP Matt Tracy: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 4/3 GB/FB — 58 of 90 pitches were strikes (64%) … picked a runner off first … has allowed at least four runs in five of his seven starts
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 19 of 27 pitches were strikes (70%) … he also picked a runner off first

High-A Tampa (9-6 loss to Jupiter)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 1 K
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 SB — first game in a little more than a month due to a middle finger injury
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 2 K — will be interesting to see how they split the playing time at second now, but Gumbs has to get the majority of the time there … he’s better prospect, by far
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 PB

Low-A Charleston (6-3 win over Greenville)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-4, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB — had three hits in his previous 25 at-bats
  • DH Greg Bird: 2-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — eight hits in his last 20 at-bats (.400) with three doubles, two triples, and a homer
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — third homer of the year matches last season’s total
  • RHP Rafael DePaula: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 3/2 GB/FB — 59 of 89 pitches were strikes (66%) … his 69 strikeouts lead the minor leagues (15.8 K/9)
Game 41: Fast Start
Update: Chris Stewart leaves game with left groin injury
  • Richard Leo

    Nice to see Bird show some power

  • Bo Knows

    De Paula does get a ton of balks against him, so I guess that’s something he needs to work on…..but seriously, at this point he’s just screwing around with Low A. They can barely touch him.

  • Brian S.

    Just promote Refsnyder. It’s not like anyone gives a shit about Ali Castillo.

    • Havok9120

      This is true. I’d be down even though I very much doubt he’s ready.

      • Brian S.

        Dude had a 182 wRC+ in 112 PA going into today. He’s ready.

        • Havok9120

          By the way, on the Prussia-Sweden thing earlier, because I’m a nerd and not sure you saw it:

          It was still Brandenburg. And they were allies during that war on and off. And yet the “Swedish menace” was burnt into Brandenburg-Prussian memory well into the next century. They looted and leveled large stretches of the country, and really all of North Germany, over the course of the war. The Swedes were absolutely brutal while they had their empire going The electorate lost something like 2/3s of it’s population, largely due to Swedish occupation of it during the early-to-mid Thirty Years War. Part of the Great Elector’s early legacy was getting out from under Swedish dominance.

  • YankeeGrunt

    Pirela at AA is a fringey prospect at this point and Refsnyder had three years of major college baseball. It wouldn’t surprise me if they think about moving him up once they’re satisfied that Gumbs can play every day.

    • Brian S.

      Play Pirela at shortstop and bench Castillo. Refsnyder to 2nd.

      • Havok9120

        I’m in. I hadn’t realized he had so many PA at AA already.

  • Ramiro

    Culver and Bichette both had good games? What’s going on here

  • Robert

    Saw DePaula in Lakewood pitch,Raw power needs alot of Polish and I hope he gets it.
    Will be in Trenton Sunday Hope to see a Gary Sanchez promotion by then.
    Saw Bird also he is a player……

    • Bo Knows

      The Lakewood game was one of his two bad games, based on what’s happened prior and since, it was an aberration where he was completely out of wack mechanically.

  • Dillon

    Why is Depaula still in low A? Sure he might not have the polish, but no one can hit him and he k’s half the guys he faces. Isn’t it time to move up a level?

    • Havok9120

      Probably. Only thing I can think of at this point is that it’s either them working on one specific mechanical thing before bumping him or they’re trying to build up stress free innings for whatever reason. *shrug*

  • qwerty

    Gumbs is the better prospect? I’d be surprised if he batted .230 this year in tampa. It’s questionable that he should even have been promoted from Charleston.

    • Rick

      Gumbs is two years younger. All things taken together, he is the better prospect. Lots-o-tools, solid potential. Prospect status isn’t as simple as what player is performing the best at a particular level.

  • Bo Knows
  • your mom

    have Fun At the Trenton Game on sunday. What Can the Polish do for Him?

    • your mom

      Reply fail for Robert. Fucking phone.