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Kuroda pounded as Orioles take series finale 6-3

J.D. Sussman at FanGraphs posted a scouting report (with video!) of RHP Jose Ramirez today, so check that out. Nothing really surprising there, big-time velocity with a knockout changeup, third pitch and command issues.

Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off-day.

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to Richmond)

  • SS Walt Ibarra: 3-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-5, 2 K — two hits in his last 26 at-bats (.077)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 3 WP, 2/0 GB/FB — 31 of 58 pitches were strikes (53%) … yikes

High-A Tampa (12-4 loss to Bradenton)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • DH Angelo Gumbs: 3-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 BB — 12-for-30 (.400) since coming off the DL
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 2 BB
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K — already his eighth homer of the year
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Scottie Allen: 3 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 42 of 67 pitches were strikes (63%)

Low-A Charleston (4-2 win over Savannah)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-5, 2 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 2-5, 1 K — four two-hit games in his last nine contests
  • C Peter O’Brien: 0-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP — three-game extra-base hit streak is broken
  • 3B Dante Bichette: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K — 12 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.387)
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 3/1 GB/FB
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Kuroda pounded as Orioles take series finale 6-3
  • Travis L.

    Whats up with Enns?? He seems to have A ball well in control. Is he a non-prospect or what?

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    12 for 30 is .400

  • Dante Bichette Sr.

    Where are all the haters for little dante now

    • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Not that I’m a hater of Bichette, but his numbers are still pretty terrible overall. That hasn’t changed in over a year.

      I’m hoping he keeps it up, but I don’t have much faith in him at this point. Things can change fast though.

    • Chip

      I’m right here pointing out that he still has a .102 ISO despite being a third baseman who is repeating a level. Also, his strikeout rate is up while is walk rate is down from last year…..so yeah, haters gotta hate

      • pinch hitter

        I don’t have much faith myself, but since he took that day off last week something has changed. Not only is he hitting, but he has 6 walks in that time — as many as he had all year up until that point. Chances are he won’t keep it up, but just from the box scores it looks as if he’s made some adjustments.

        • trr

          There’s always hope, but decisions are made based on performance. Having said that, Keep it up Dante, keep it up.

          (please omit the obligatory “that’s what she said!” retort. I have a headache)

          • WSAnalyst

            Decisions aren’t just made on season stats. They’re looking for development and mastering the skills to compete at a given level. Sometimes that comes gradually over a season but sometimes changes are made and just click all at once.

            If Bichette continues anything close to this torrid pace in the coming weeks I doubt that the Yankees care how poorly he started the season. There’s a pretty clear inflection point. That’s a big if of course but possible that he made some changes that pay off big time on his day off similar to Granderson a few years back. He is now just lumped into the same pile as Culver but Bichette’s offense was not supposed to be nearly this bad when he was drafted. Wouldn’t be surprised if he at least becomes a prospect again.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Wow.. at least Bichette is showing signs of life. Culver… not so much.

  • Tom

    Good to see Gumbs swinging the bat well coming off the DL.

    But Mason William…. yeesh. He’s closing in on 200 PA’s now, so it’s starting to get beyond the slow start thing. Tyler Austin is at least adjusting to a new level (though that’s starting to get concerning too)

  • Pego

    I know he’s too old for the level (not in experience though) but has Carmen Angelini learned to hit the ball? It’s a small sample but given how little he has played in the last two years, and the fact that the Yankees didn’t release him, I have me some glimmer of hope.

    • Travis L.

      I think Dan Fiorito has a leg up on him!! LOL.

      • pounder

        Fiorito has some upside.Kid can hit.

        • Rick

          He has zero upside. Very old for the league, hitting in D3 doesn’t mean you can “really hit.”

          • YankeeGrunt

            What do you base that on? D3 isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement and no one should get especially excited about early success from a guy who is a little bit older, but he has hit very well in the early going. Wait for a scout’s opinion before you declare him a nonprospect.

  • Wayne

    José Ramírez is a starter and should stay a starter i don’t agree with scouting report his arm action is easy to me. Give him another two years and he will be ready! Please yankees don’t do what you did to joba to José Ramírez man!!!