Gumbs stays hot; triples in Tampa win

Pineda "received strong reviews" for latest Ext. Spring Training game
Yankees steal victory from jaws of defeat, beat Orioles 6-4 in series opener

RHP Gabe Encinas is done for the season with some kind of elbow surgery according to his Twitter feed. No idea if it’s Tommy John surgery or bone chips or something else entirely. He was placed on the DL last week. Meanwhile, C Peter O’Brien was named the Low-A South Atlantic League Offensive Player of the Week.

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 loss to Columbus in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • 2B Corban Joseph & RF Brennan Boesch: both 0-4, 1 BB — CoJo whiffed twice … Boesch scored a run and struck out three times
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB
  • DH Thomas Neal: 2-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K
  • CF Melky Mesa: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Sam Demel: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB – 15 of 27 pitches were strikes (56%)

Double-A Trenton (7-6 win over Richmond)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — seven hits in his last 34 at-bats (.206)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 2-3, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB — on pace for 97 walks this year (51 in 2012)
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 3-5, 3 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Mikey O’Brien: 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 8/6 GB/FB — 64 of 99 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 19 for 32 pitches were strikes (59%)

High-A Tampa (2-1 win over Clearwater)

  • CF Mason Williams & LF Ben Gamel: both 0-4 — Williams struck out twice … Gamel stole two bases, scored a run, and struck out
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-4, 1 3B — 9-for-24 (.375) with with three doubles and a triple since coming off the DL
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 0-4, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 PB – 14 hits in his last 39 at-bats (.359) with three doubles and two homers
  • RHP Shane Greene: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 47 of 63 pitches were strikes (75%) … 53/8 K/BB in 55.2 innings
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 19 of 30 pitches were strikes (63%) … looks like he’s pitching every three days right now, but that should get down to every two days eventually
  • RHP Taylor Garrison: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 17 of 25 pitches were strikes (68%) … 21/3 K/BB in 19.1 innings

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to Savannah)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-4, 2 K — threw a runner out at the plate
  • DH Greg Bird: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — nine hits in his last 23 at-bats (.391)
  • RHP Cesar Vargas: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7/4 GB/FB
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Pineda "received strong reviews" for latest Ext. Spring Training game
Yankees steal victory from jaws of defeat, beat Orioles 6-4 in series opener
  • Bo Knows

    Sucks about Encinas, any word who will take his spot?

  • your mom

    DBJ heating up?

    • JonS

      Like a glacier melting in the polar caps…

    • Laz

      Pretty soon he will cross the Mendoza.

    • trr

      NO

  • Jon

    When is Gary Sanchez moving to aa? I want to see him this season play in portland

    • JD

      Slader is coming on.

    • Laz

      I would think it has to relate to when they move up Murphy a level.

    • BX hates hipsters

      How is Sanchez’s defense? His offense will take him up, but if he can continue to improve his defense, that will get him to the Bronx.

  • Bednarz42

    Where’s Matt Duran? Extended spring training?

    • Greg

      Nonprospectville

  • Ron

    Another promising pitcher goes down, sigh. It seems like everyone the Yankees try to baby gets injured and fringe prospects pitch 7 inning with 100+ pitches and stay healthy. The worst thing you can do in the Yankees organization is show potential to be good.

    • Babying Bombers

      I thought Patterson would change the pitch count disaster and let them pitch but early on it seems they’re babying them more. When are they gonna learn?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Did you submit your resume yet?

        • mustang(The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

          He just did.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Has he gotten a call back yet? I WISH CC WOULD LOSE EVERY GAME SO THAT SHANE GREENE COULD GET A SHOT.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Injuries are unpredictable so the logical thing to do is the limit the chances of that. However I do find your last sentence somewhat valid. Our best guys were under the radar. From Cano and Wang to Nova, Phelps, DRob, etc.

  • http://bloodfarm.tumblr.com Matt Damon Wayans

    Seems like Refsnyder started to go cold once Gumbs came back. Maybe a promotion is in order? Both need reps at 2B.

  • Wayne

    There is a part of me that wants to see hughes do well tonight but a part of me that wants to see hughes get knicks out early to so that nuno better ready for the mets game by pitching early in this one in relief. Matt Harvey is going to be ready and pumped! Which game is that next week and is it at citi field or yankee stadium?

    • forensic

      Wow, you’re apparently rolling tonight with 3 straight nearly illegible comments…

      Anyway, you hope Hughes gets his ass kicked against a division rival that the Yankees would almost assuredly then lose, just so their 6th/7th starter can then get some work in to be a little less rusty for a game against a team not even in their same league??? And you don’t even know which game he’d be pitching or which stadium it’d be in???

      And I won’t even mention what it may take to beat their pitcher anyway.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Also, the Knicks were already out early.

    • Nick

      There’s (a very big) part of me that thinks that is ridiculous. The O’s are our direct competition for the division. The Mets are not.

  • Wayne

    Any chance mikey o’brien will still be on the yankees next year? Brett marshall and nova see what you could get for them on the trade market come july or offseason. One thing i like about Mikey O’Brien he has never been operated on unlike marshall and i think he phelps , nuno should be in our rotation next year especially if petite gets hurt or kuroda retires or if sabathia gets hurt for a period of time.

    • forensic

      Putting Mikey O’Brien in the rotation next year is about all you need to see in this comment…

      • Robinson Tilapia

        DoTF comment sections exist in an alternate universe where Joe could just, you know, pencil Austin Aune in the lineup tomorrow and everything would be just peaches.

  • Wayne

    outside of trading nova and marshall i would not trade any of the aa or aaa pitchers that i mentioned we are going to need them next five years with sabathia kuroda and pettite all aging. Plus wait for what you can get for José Ramírez and Rafael Depaula like a clayton kershaw or matt cain cause these guys look like they have the talent to be traded for kershaw or cain from what i have seen of them!

    • forensic

      Plus wait for what you can get for José Ramírez and Rafael Depaula like a clayton kershaw or matt cain cause these guys look like they have the talent to be traded for kershaw or cain from what i have seen of them!

      Best DOTF comment of the year? Decade?

      And on a night that neither of them pitched either.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Rookie Davis will win Rookie of the Year every season.

  • Robert

    Promote Gumps to Trenton,CJ Murphy to Scranton and Gary Sanchez to Trenton.
    Its time to put these guys on the fast track.

    • Nick

      Is CJ Murphy the love child of CJ Henry and JR Murphy?

    • Chien Ming The Merciless

      I live in Jersey, so if more of our top prospects are heading to Trenton, the better it is when I go see Thunder games!