Nova dominates in Triple-A blowout win


Update (10:35pm): Boesch left tonight’s Triple-A Scranton game with shoulder tightness, according to Collins. He has been battling it for a while and will go for an MRI.

Got a bunch more roster moves to pass along, courtesy of Donnie Collins and Mike Ashmore:

  • RHP Cody Eppley has been released. The Yankees got 40 good innings out of him last year (46, really), which is enough to make it a successful waiver claim. He was just awful this year, however.
  • Triple-A Scranton sent 1B Luke Murton to Short Season Staten Island (paper move) and RHP Caleb Cotham to Double-A Trenton.
  • IF Walt Ibarra and RHP Matt Daley promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton.
  • OF Shane Brown has been activated off the Double-A Trenton DL.

Triple-A Scranton (8-0 win over Syracuse)

  • DH Thomas Neal: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K — 14 hits in his last 40 at-bats (.350)
  • 3B-RF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • LF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • RF Brennan Boesch: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B — he left the game after the third inning, which means he’s either hurt (likely), traded (unlikely), or coming to the big leagues (which means someone else is hurt)
  • RHP Ivan Nova: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 46 of 70 pitches were strikes (66%) … I assume he’ll get stretched out to 100+ pitches soon, it would be a waste if they didn’t
  • LHP David Huff: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 27 of 33 pitches were strikes (82%)

Double-A Trenton (10-6 win over Binghamton)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K — 31 walks in 57 games after 54 in 132 last year
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 2-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 14 hits in his last 37 at-bats (.378)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-4, 2 R, 1 BB
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2/0 GB/FB — 18 of 35 pitches were strikes (51%) … 32/29 K/BB in 40.2 innings
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, zeroes, 0/2 GB/FB – eight of 13 pitches were strikes (62%)

High-A Tampa (6-3 loss to Palm Beach)

  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-5, 1 R
  • CF Ben Gamel & DH Rob Refsnyder: both 0-4
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI — 12 hits in his last 40 at-bats (.300)
  • RHP Shane Greene: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 10/5 GB/FB — he’s been great this year, bad starts happen
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 2/1 GB/FB – first game since the demotion
  • RHP Charley Short: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 41/7 K/BB in 25.1 innings

Low-A Charleston‘s game was suspended due to rain with two outs in the top of the third. They’ll finish the game tomorrow. Here’s the box score if you can’t wait until them.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Bo Knows

    Nova should be dominating, he needs to use the demotion so he can get consistent with his command especially the fb. He does that, he’ll be one of the better pitchers around.

  • trr

    Good news Re Nova; looks like Austin is heating up too

  • shittyshittybangbang

    Rooting like heck for one of those triple A guys to step-it up. Mustellier, mesa, almonte – heck, even neal.

  • Caballo Sin Nombre

    If Ibarra was promoted, that leaves a middle infield opening at Trenton. Angelini?

  • Bob Buttons

    Another day, another irrational fave released. WHEN WILL THE BLOODSHED END?!

    In other random thoughts, maybe this is also a factor in RF Lyle Overbay experiment?

  • forensic

    Update (10:35pm): Boesch left tonight’s Triple-A Scranton game with shoulder tightness, according to Collins. He has been battling it for a while and will go for an MRI.

    The Tigers knew.

  • Robert

    What could we expect for Nova in a trade?

    • nycsportzfan

      Nothing less then Mike Trout.

      Nah seriously, i woulden’t mind checking in on Marc Trumbo’s availability.

  • nycsportzfan

    Classic Austin 2012 game last night. Perfect timing with the draft starting today to see some guys in our farm system put up big games or streaks(heathcott,flores,austin,sanchez..etc).

  • Charmdoc

    Can I get a Halleluja!!! Two home grown outfielders doing alright in double-AA. First OFs on 5 years to possibly make the Bronx!

  • Travis L.

    Do you think that the Yankees liked what they saw of Ibarra in ST and are giving him a shot at AAA, to see if he may be an option at the MLB level? He seems to have an alright bat and he showed good defense in ST. He’s only 25, but hasn’t been much of a prospect, if one at all.

  • Rick

    Austin getting into a nice little groove, now would like to see some more power. Obviously, like everyone, very curious to see where the end of season results are for the top prospects.

  • http://whyhaslukemurtonbeensenttoSI Neil

    What do you mean Murton move was a paper move