Sanchez homers again in Tampa loss


RHP Gabe Encinas has been placed on the DL, according to Josh Norris. He saw the doctor about his mystery ailment yesterday. RHP Luis Niebla has been bumped up from Extended Spring Training to fill the Low-A Charleston roster spot.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Gwinnett)

  • 2B-3B David Adams: 1-4, 1 BB
  • LF Curtis Granderson: 1-3, 1 BB — had a tiny bit more on him earlier
  • DH Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • 3B-LF Ronnie Mustelier: 0-4, 1 K — hasn’t exactly forced them to call him up, eh?
  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — eight hits in his last 16 at-bats (.500) with two doubles and a homer
  • LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/6 GB/FB – 53 of 90 pitches were strikes (59%) … pretty good Triple-A debut, but he’s one up for one start and will head back to Double-A Trenton before his next start
  • RHP Graham Stoneburner: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 21 of 27 pitches were strikes (78%)
  • RHP Sam Demel: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — half of his 12 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off-day.

High-A Tampa (8-7 loss to Jupiter)

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B
  • LF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — seven hits in his last 15 at-bats (.467)
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — second straight game with a homer, third in the last eight games
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 8/5 GB/FB — nice rebound after getting hammered last time out
  • RHP Taylor Garrison: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 19/3 K/BB in 15 innings

Low-A Charleston (5-3 win over Savannah)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 2B
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-2, 2 BB — 31 walks in 34 games
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 3-3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — only his fourth homer … that surprised me, thought he’d hit more
  • 1B Rey Nunez: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — eleven hits in his last 23 at-bats (.478) with two doubles and three homers
  • RHP Luis Niebla: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 39 of 64 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • RHP Jose Campos: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 33 of 50 pitches were strikes … that’s two consecutive excellent outings, hope there are some more on the way
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Rover says:

    See you in 2014 encinas :(

  2. hogsmog says:

    Jeez, Dante…

  3. tyrone sharpton says:

    bichette and culver—the future left side of nyy infield

  4. Richard Leo says:

    Ben Gamel is out of slump now,good news for the farm.Hope a breakout year from him.

  5. Brian S. says:

    At least Gary Sanchez doesn’t disappoint me like all our other top 100 prospects.

  6. Andy E says:

    seriously, can we change the prospect watch to sanchez? its not even close

  7. Raza says:

    At least Culver has upside in the field as a defensive minded SS and if that doesn’t work you can try converting him to a pitcher. Bichette is just worthless.

  8. Richard Leo says:

    Jose Iglesias has some trade value at least

  9. Brian S. says:

    Who gets promoted out of Rey Nunez and Gred Bird? Bird is apparently a better prospect but Nunez just flat out rakes.

  10. Co-stan-za says:

    George is getting excited about Rey Nunez!

  11. BX hates hipsters says:

    Campos beginning to get stretched out. Hopefully he will have no more arm issues. And Sanchez looks to be moving to AA soon. Yanks need to really see what these youngsters have and see if they can contribute sooner than later.

    • forensic says:

      They’re not stretching him out. He’s going to have about 25 starts (if he actually avoids getting hurt) of this 3 to 4 inning variety just to get to around 100 innings.

  12. Uke says:

    Campos will not pitch more than 3-4 innings a start, no stretching out, they are being careful as can be with him. Also, someone take Bichette out behind the stadium and put him out of his misery, poor kid.

  13. nycsportzfan says:

    Dang, Nunez Homered again!

  14. John C says:

    Nobody knows what Encinas’s injury is?

  15. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Another day, same bullshit.

    DBJ and Culver’s biggest crimes are not living up to expectations, none apparently worse than blog commenter expectations.

    But hey, let’s hitch a ride on the Ray Nunez bandwagon…..until he falters, which will credited to his not being a heralded prospect. At the same time, we’ll deride the organization for allowing Ray Nunez to outshine others.

    This is what people who can’t just be happy being Yankee fans do.

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