May
18

Whitley returns from DL in AAA loss

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According to Ben Badler, LHP Omar Rodriguez is listed on the Short Season Staten Island roster. That in an of itself means list — he could be assigned to any affiliate at any time — but it’s an indication the southpaw has secured a visa after getting stuck in Haiti for a few months. The Yankees gave Rodriguez $4M last summer, their last big signing before the international spending restrictions were implemented.

In other news, RHP Chase Whitely has finally been activated off the DL. He missed the start of the season with an oblique problem and has rejoined Triple-A Scranton.

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Columbus, walk-off style)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — has been just 2-for-17 (.118) since being send down following the doubleheader against the Indians
  • DH Brennan Boesch: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Ronnie Mustelier: 0-5
  • 3B Josh Bell: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Thomas Neal: 1-2, 2 BB
  • CF Melky Mesa: 0-4, 2 K — 66 strikeouts and four walks in 159 plate appearances (41.5 K% and 2.5 BB%)
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 3/1 GB/FB — 19 of 32 pitches were strikes (59%)

Double-A Trenton (6-1 win over Bowie)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K – riding a nice little five-game hitting streak
  • LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 7/4 GB/FB — 55 of 94 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 24 of 37 pitches were strikes (65%) … five walks and two strikeouts in 4.2 innings since moving to the bullpen

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Clearwater, walk-off style)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB — .234/.333/.338 … yuck
  • DH Angelo Gumbs: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB — 7-for-16 (.438) with three doubles since coming off the DL
  • LF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-4, 1 HBP
  • SS Carmen Angelini: 2-5, 2 RBI, 1 E (missed catch) — walk-off single … .306/.358/.429 this year
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 6/1 GB/FB
  • RHP Charlie Short: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 25/3 K/BB in 15.2 innings

Low-A Charleston (10-8 win over Greenville)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-2, 1 2B, 4 BB –six walks in the last two games
  • DH Greg Bird: 1-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — six hits in his last 16 at-bats (.375) with three doubles and a homer
  • RHP Jose Campos: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 5/1 GB/FB — 38 of 60 pitches were strikes (63%)
Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Raza

    One day Angelini will full-fill his destiny as the future SS of the NY Yankees.

  • Diony

    Angelini is the same age as Corban Joseph.

    • emac2

      Wow!

      It seems like he’s been around almost as long as Jeter.

  • Devin

    Bichette and culver are quietly improving their lines.

    • Laz

      Long ways to go, more so for Dante. They have both fallen so hard. Maybe a change of scenery might help them out.

      • forensic

        Maybe a change of scenery might help them out.

        Like to delivering pizza’s or saying ‘you want fries with that’?

        Sorry, couldn’t resist…

  • Laz

    Campos needs to be a bit more economical if they are only giving him 60 pitches.

  • Chasing Headley

    I was at the AAA game tonight. I try not to be over zealous about a minor league game, but man let me tell you what, it was frustrating the way we lost this. Joseph hit an incredibly clutch shot to tie the game then next thing you know there’s a runner on third for the other guys following a leadoff walk, steal, and bunt. Miller managed to strike out the next guy then had the next guy down 1-2 only to give up a rocket to right. Things like that rub you the wrong way. You’re up 2 strikes on a guy in a pivotal situation.. The next pitch shouldn’t be hittable at all.

    Oh well. That’s the great thing about baseball, there’s always another day. On an unrelated note Boesch looks bad. I mean God-awful..

  • Caballo Sin Nombre

    Is the Rob Refsnyder Era officially over?

    • JonS

      He’s just bored.

    • Havok9120

      Brian S. forbids that from happening.

      He will crush you.

    • emac2

      Gumbs his bat.

      • emac2

        Stole

  • nycsportzfan

    Whats the deal with Charlie Short? Any good?

    Nik Turley is the bright spot on this night for our minor leaguers, if u ask me.. Nice start, and back to back nice starts at that..

  • Robert

    Saw Charlie Short pitch at Lakewood game,Looked very impressive and it seems he is carrying it to the next Level.No comparisons till at least he gets to Trenton.
    I will be at the Trenton Game today if it stops raining.

  • Tim B

    When is Pat Venditte returning? And who from Triple A gets sent down?

  • rico

    i was at the tampa game , loved the way Cabbibo Looked , strong arm