Ramirez strikes out six in first start of 2013

Game 27: DisAstros
Yankees acquire Chris Nelson from Rockies

According to Joe Girardi, UTIL Ronnie Mustelier (bruise) will return to Triple-A Scranton and play tomorrow. He’s been playing rehab games in Extended Spring Training and was supposed to play for High-A Tampa yesterday before it rained. Mustelier could (should) be a big league option after getting a few days work of at-bats just to get up to speed.

Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off-day.

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to New Hampshire)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 0-3, 1 BB — eight walks and seven strikeouts in his last six games
  • DH Tyler Austin: 2-3, 1 HBP – had been in a little 3-for-15 (.200) slump
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 E (missed catch)
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB – threw a runner out at the plate
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 5/2 GB/FB – 51 of 76 pitches were strikes (67%) … first start of the year and it was a dandy
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 12 of 18 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa Game One (7-3 win over St. Lucie) completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain with one out in the top of the second inning

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — 18 walks and 17 strikeouts in 23 games
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
  • LF Ben Gamel: 0-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — four hits in his last 37 at-bats (.108)
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB
  • RHP Scottie Allen: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB — pitched yesterday before it started raining
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 7/4 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game Two was rained out. The game was cancelled and will not be made up.

Low-A Charleston (4-3 loss to Lakewood)

  • CF Jake Cave & SS Cito Culver: both 0-5 — Cave struck out once, Culver four times
  • DH Greg Bird: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 K — five hits in his last 17 at-bats (.294)
  • C Peter O’Brien: 0-4
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 2 K, 6/0 GB/FB — 13 strikeouts and 14 walks in 19 innings
  • RHP Jose Campos: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1/1 GB/FB — he and Rutckyj flip-flopped in the tandem starter thing, apparently … there was a reliever between the two, so Campos started a fresh inning
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Game 27: DisAstros
Yankees acquire Chris Nelson from Rockies
  • Wayne

    José Ramírez and Rafael Depaula better not get traded or i am taking break from this team.

    • Roy Munson

      After two starts in A ball?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Wait until the Rookie Davis enthusiasts show up.

    • Dr. Ross Geller

      WE WERE ON A BREAK!!!!!!!!!

  • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

    No reason to think they will right now. But it also depends on who they get traded for if they were to get traded.

    • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

      Sheeeet. Reply to Wayne.

    • lightSABR

      Ramirez and DePaula had better get traded for Mike Trout and Matt Harper, or I am taking a break from this team. ;)

      • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

        I don’t care for Trout, but if the Nats offered Strasburg and Harper for them, I might consider it.

      • New Guy

        I’m assuming you meant Bryce Harper

  • Tom

    Ronnie M’s not on the 40 man is he?

    I wonder if they called him up what they would do. I’d almost rather them DFA Francisco, then when Youkilis is ready to come back they can option CoJo back down.

    I guess they could clip someone like Eppley (or expose CoJo?), but if Ronnie M was called up he could serve as the 5th OF in a pinch.

    • Laz

      I would think it would be Francisco.
      He hasn’t hit that much, and regardless of the lhp/rhp thing he won’t get many ab once granderson comes back I think. Also think it helps with current 40 man half pitchers to drop a fielder when you add a fielder to roster.

      • Wolfgang’s Fault

        When Granderson’s back, imo Brennan Boesch should be the guy designated. I think they hold onto Francisco unless & until they come up w/a better right-hand hitting option off the bench. Newly acquired Chris Nelson will hold down spot ’til Youk is off the d/l. As for Tex, I’m almost sorry to hear he’s healing so quickly as I’ve taken a shine to the very professional Lyle Overbay. It’s been a pleasure having him on this club, & I’m gonna really hate it if and when it’s time for him to go.

        • Roadgeek Adam

          Boesch has an option I believe.

          • Laz

            but need to clear a 40 man roster spot, why might make sense dfa Francisco. Easier than dfa someone else then send boesch down.

  • jjyank

    Pat D is coming over this weekend to rub my back

    • Robinson Tilapia

      but who will I rub then? :(

  • qwerty

    Looks like Refsynder had a rough night.

  • jsbrendog

    holy crap campos…..7 of 9 outs via strikeout?!?!