Mesa & Almonte homer, Wang dominates in win


Triple-A Scranton (9-1 win over Durham)

  • RF Thomas Neal: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
  • CF Melky Mesa: 3-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K — six hits in his last 19 at-bats (.316)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — second straight game with a homer
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 3-5, 1 R, 1 CS
  • RHP Chien-Ming Wang: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 9/4 GB/FB — 57 of 87 pitches were strikes (66%) … one run allowed in his last three starts (19.1 innings)
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 14 of 23 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 0/1 GB/FB — 14 of 23 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton (2-0 loss to Harrisburg) OF Tyler Austin didn’t play for the second straight day, so I guess he’s banged up

High-A Tampa‘s game is suspended due to rain in the middle of the fourth inning. They’ll finish it up tomorrow. Here’s the box score if you can’t want until then. Not a lot happened.

Low-A Charleston (8-1 loss to Augusta)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-4, 1 K — the hitless streak is up to 27 at-bats
  • DH Greg Bird: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K — leads all non-Dan Johnson minor leaguers in the system with 40 walks
  • C Peter O’Brien & 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: both 1-4, 1 K — O’Brien picked a runner off second and DBJ committed a fielding error
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 6/5 GB/FB

The Dominican Summer League season started today, so you can see the box scores right here. The Short Season Staten Island and Rookie GCL Yankees seasons open on June 17th and 21st, respectively. Remember, the Yankees will field two GCL squads this summer.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Pudge says:

    Replace Hughes for Wang

  2. forensic says:

    There are no links for the DSL game box scores.

  3. Mike says:

    Just one bad inning. Overall, not a bad game by Hughes. I like our chances tomorrow

  4. Laz says:

    Nice to see Ramirez bounce back after a few rough outings.

  5. Tom says:

    Does anyone know Dellin’s splits as a starter vs reliever… maybe it’s just the fewer innings but it seems like he’s mixed in some reasonably low hit+BB appearances since going to the pen

    Or is that just (mis)perception and it’s just variability since he’s only throwing 1-2 innings at a time?

  6. yankeepankee says:

    Can’t defend Cashman anymore.
    With the money to hire the best scouts, farm system coaches, trainers, doctors..Cashman, his scouts, farm directors, etc. have done a horrible job drafting players and signing international amateur free agents.
    You have to stumble across a star-caliber position player, starting pitcher, even a solid lefty relief specialist over the last several years and Cashman has come up empty.
    Flops, horrid amounts of arm injuries and surgeries to pitchers..
    And before MLB decreed spending limitations on international free agents, the Yankees should have stockpiled talent there like the rangers and other teams did.
    Cashman and his incompetent staff have left the Yankees in bad shape for years. And now most teams have signed their top young players to long-term deals and he can’t go the spend-big bucks on major league free-agents route anymore.

    • jjyank says:

      “Cashman and his incompetent staff have left the Yankees in bad shape for years.”

      Says the guy about the team that has made a historic run of winning the division and making the playoffs for almost two full decades. Some fans are so freaking spoiled.

  7. dan says:

    yankeepankee is so right…..why did we not get darvish and or cespedes…..?189,189,189,189,189,189,189,189,189,189,189,189,……………….!

    • Laz says:

      Cespedes is hitting .228/.301/.456

      Also, it’s not like he if free, $9M aav is a ton of money to devote to a player that has never played in MLB.

  8. kenthadley says:

    This is clearly over the top. Cashman has been league average as a GM, some successes some failures. You can make a case that the Yanks should be better, and that his performance hasn’t reflected their mission or resources. Not sure if he has total control over all of it. Their recent reluctance in signing IFA’s particularly before the limits were set, may or may not be Cashman. Arod’s contract, which will choke the payroll for 4 more years, was not his doing. So you can make a case, but your language makes it more emotional than intelligent.

  9. trr says:

    Everyone keeps saying Wang doesn’t have the stuff to pitch at the next level , but he keeps on winning.
    He couldn’t be any worse than Hughes was last night!

  10. Wayne says:

    Can’t wait to see how brady lail and hayden sharp pitch in gulf coast! And here is praying the yankees Have a succesful draft this thursday. What is the hours for day one , two and three.

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