Ramirez whiffs nine in Thunder loss

Mother's Day Open Thread
Yankees finish off sweep in KC with 4-2 win

With IF Alberto Gonzalez joining the big league team, IF Reggie Corona has been promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton to fill the team’s shortstop vacancy according to Josh Norris. Meanwhile, LHP Nik Turley will get bumped up to Triple-A Scranton for tomorrow’s start and tomorrow’s start only, says Norris. RHP Brett Marshall will be with the big league team in case they need to add a pitcher between doubleheader games.

Triple-A Scranton (7-6 win over Gwinnett)

  • RF Curtis Granderson: 3-5, 1 R, 1 K — had a little more on him earlier
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B David Adams: 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — only two more days until he’s a big leaguer
  • 1B Dan Johnson: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB — still hitting just .198/.366/.327 on the year
  • CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 2 K
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 30 of 50 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-0 loss to New Hampshire)

  • LF-CF Ramon Flores: 0-4, 2 K
  • DH Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 2 K — was ejected for arguing balls and strikes
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HB, 5/5 GB/FB, 2 E (both fielding) — 55 of 79 pitches were strikes (69%) … 26/4 K/BB in 19 innings
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 15 of 22 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — 14 of 20 pitches were strikes (70%) … 23/13 K/BB in 16.1 innings

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off-day, as did the rest of the Florida State League. How an entire league managed to get a scheduled off-day on a Sunday — on Mother’s Day, nonetheless — I’ll never know.

Low-A Charleston (9-8 win over Hickory)

  • CF Taylor Dugas: 2-5, 1 R
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • DH Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — five hits in his last 40 at-bats (.125)
  • C Peter O’Brien: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — 12 hits in his lat 32 at-bats (.375)
  • 1B Rey Nunez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI — ten hits in his last 19 at-bats (.526) with two doubles and two homers
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 47 of 79 pitches were strikes (59%)
Mother's Day Open Thread
Yankees finish off sweep in KC with 4-2 win
  • RetroRob

    I know Ramirez has a very good fastball, but what are his other pitches? He’s throwing something more than a FB.

    • Brian S.

      Changeup is his go to pitch I believe. At least it was back during his Low_A days.

    • Bo Knows

      He throws a changeup and slider, the changeup has been called on of the best in the system. The slider said to have good potential, but its still new to him because he threw a curveball until last year.

  • Richard Leo

    i thought Jose Campos would start today,anything happended?

  • Wayne

    Is there any reason why Jose Ramirez left after 79 pitches?

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Looks like they’re grooming Montgomery to be a multi- inning reliever. 50 pitches seems like a lot.

  • CONservative governMENt

    Yankees view Rey Nunez as a legit prospect with huge power. Glad to see him emerging.

  • nycsportzfan

    Big pop from the other nunez.

  • forensic

    Is it too late to move Culver and Bichette to the bullpen?

    • Scout

      I was just thinking the same thing about Culver — he did pitch in HS and showed a live arm. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

      • B-Rando

        Its KNUCKLEBALL time!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well played.

    • Laz

      Good chance Culver moves to pitching if he can’t do anything this year.

    • Joel

      How about combining their best attributes into one player. Danto Culchette will hit .267/.335/.476 and play a flawless Shorthird.

  • Danny

    If Bichette is still under the Mendoza line come late June, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him demoted to Staten Island just to see if he can gather some success. Still only 20, so he wouldn’t be too old for the league.

    Culver probably gets another season since this is his first batting right handed only, after that I gotta think he starts the transition to a pitcher begins.

  • Laz

    Gotta figure out Bichette, and Culver. They are awful.

  • Doug

    Campos is no longer piggy-backing as far as I know. Rutckyj and Cesar Vargas have takin that over given Campos his own start day as they stretch him out.

    • RetroRob

      I read somewhere the Campos will be on some pretty strict limits all season because of the arm injury and the fact he missed all of last year. Unlikely he’ll toss more than 100 innings this season.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I believe they said around 90-95.

  • Wayne

    Campos career is over guys! Time to move on!
    He sucks!!! Of all the guys to pay attention to its really not worth it. The trade did’nt workout out for us it happens. I won’t lose any sleep over giving up Montero. Montero even if he turned out to be a great offensive player he can’t field.
    I like what i am seeing from jr murphy he is a good reciever from what i have heard and a decent hitter who i think is going to have to walk alot to be successful in majors from the offensive side. But i want to know what his walk totals are in the minors right now so if anyone can share that please do. A catching tándem like he and Sánchez the sky is the limit!

    • Alkaline