Nunez singles and steals in a base in second rehab game

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Triple-A Scranton Game One (5-4 loss to Syracuse) completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain in the middle in the fourth

  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 K — 11-for-31 (.355) with four doubles, two homers, six walks, and seven strikeouts
  • DH Randy Ruiz: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • RF Thomas Neal: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB
  • 3B Brent Lillibridge: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 CS —
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 24 of 32 pitches were strikes (75%) … pitched yesterday
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 25 of 49 pitches were strikes (51%)

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (6-0 win over Syracuse)

  • 2B Brent Lillibridge: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 K — 13-for-36 (.361) with four doubles, one homer, four walks, and three strikeouts in ten games since being acquired
  • 1B Randy Ruiz: 3-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — second homer in the last three games
  • RHP Brett Marshall: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 56 of 92 pitches were strikes (61%) … second straight good outing, so hopefully he’s turning things around

Double-A Trenton (7-3 loss to Binghamton)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 2 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 3 K, 1 E (fielding) — 14 strikeouts in his last ten games
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 1 K
  • SS Carmen Angelini: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 5 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 6/3 GB/FB — 57 of 99 pitches were strikes (58%)

High-A Tampa (13-6 loss to Daytona)

  • SS Eduardo Nunez: 1-1, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB — played three innings in the field in his second rehab game
  • CF Ben Gamel: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/1 GB/FB — 31/8 K/BB in his last 32.1 innings
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-0 win over Hickory)

  • SS Cito Culver & 2B Angelo Gumbs: both 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB — Gumbs committed a fielding error
  • DH Greg Bird: 0-5, 3 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R
  • 1B Rey Nunez: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • LHP Dan Camarena: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/5 GB/FB — 49 of 67 pitches were strikes (73%) … six hits, one walk, 12 strikeouts in his last 21 innings
  • RHP Adam Smith: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/5 GB/FB — 19 of 32 pitches were strikes (59%)

Short Season Staten Island (2-1 loss to Aberdeen in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • 2B Derek Toadvine: 1-4, 1 K
  • CF Michael O’Neill: 0-3, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 HBP
  • LF Brandon Thomas: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 HBP — singled in the tying run in the top of the ninth
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3/2 GB/FB
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — pro debut for this year’s seventh rounder

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (10-2 win over GCL Yanks2) yeah, the two affiliates played each other on Friday … I’m just going to lump the stats together, it doesn’t really matter who was on what side at the end of the day

  • SS Tyler Wade: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) — got picked off first … 8-for-17 (.471) with five walks and one strikeout in five games
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 HBP — got picked off first … third homer in six pro games
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-2, 1 R, 1 HBP — played five innings in the field in his second pro game
  • C Eduardo de Oleo: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 1 BB
  • DH Austin Aune: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 4 K — 14 of his 19 outs are strikeouts
  • C Luis Torrens: 0-4, 2 K, 1 PB
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 SB — six hits in his last 15 at-bats (.400)
  • 3B Renzo Martini: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • RHP Brady Lail: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 6/4 GB/FB
  • RHP David Herndon: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/0 GB/FB — third rehab appearance here, so I have to think his rehab will move up a level soon
  • RHP Jordan Cote: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/3 GB/FB — picked Wade off first in his first start of the year
  • RHP Dayton Dawe: 1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K — 15 base-runners and 13 runs in three innings
Yanks can't protect 3-0 lead, drop third straight
King: Yankees interested in Michael Young
  • Robinson Tilapia

    Slade should stop hanging out with Melky Mesa.

    • forensic

      Melky gives Slade a total inability to make contact, Slade gives Melky injuries.

      Sounds about right.

    • your mom

      So should Aune.

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    Katoh is a power hitter

    • forensic

      Can he fake SS? or 3B? or 1B? or C? or LF?

      If so, call him up…

      • YouthMovement

        Would be nice to see him tried out at SS next year after adjusting to pro ball in 2013. Long toss program this off season please.

        • Pseudoyanks

          Scouting reports were pretty clear on him (of course they don’t have to be 100% correct) that his arm limits him to 2B and keeps him from playing SS. Question is can a Long Toss program fix that. Sure a Long Toss program can improve arm strenght but I don’t know if it can turn a 2B into a SS?
          ….but hey, more HR power than Jagielo ;)

          • Bo Knows

            At the same time, we act like guys can’t get stronger. Katoh is 180 lbs, a scrawny Scrawny 180 lbs. Even with his slender frame, he could probably pack on 15 lbs.

            If the Yankees feel like he can handle Short, I’m sure they’ll put him there. That said, I think arm strength is seriously overrated for IF, yes a cannon is nice but I have doubts that unless you throw like the dad from that car commercial; you’ll generally make most of the throws your supposed to make.

            Adams is said to have had too weak an arm, but he seems to be a decent defensive 3rd baseman.

    • pat

      DBJr in the GCL .335.440/.507 shit cant be taken seriously until A+ or AA

      • Dicka24

        Was thinking exactly the same thing. DBJ lit up the GCL. Of course, it’s better to have a guy light up any level, than struggle there.

      • Preston

        Nothing should be taken too seriously until they’ve done it over a meaningful sample in the MLB. But hitting in the GCL is a better sign than not hitting in the GCL.

  • Tom

    Mike A – what exactly has Martinez done in the last 10 games? That summary was a bit strange (not meant to be snarky – these summaries are very much appreciated)

    Katoh showing some pop!

    And Aune apparently trying to make MelKKKKKy Mesa feel good.

    • Jack P
      • Tom

        Thank you, sir.

        (Though you realize you are only encouraging my laziness? Should have made me work for it with only the link :-) )

    • Pseudoyanks

      Aune regressing? I thought when they held him back to repeating GCL it was because they wanted to give him more reps at SS but when they put him in RF, I figured something might be wrong elsewhere. Maybe he hasn’t shown them mutch with the bat this Spring and so here he is…repeating GCL.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Clark took an oh-fer? Is that even possible?

  • Danny

    Katoh has Bichetteitis, won’t even be a notable spec a year from now.

    • Gonzo

      In Katoh’s mild defense, he is playing under the new CBA rules. Under the old CBA rules, DBJr didn’t play much against recent good signees. Then again, I haven’t been paying to attention to Katoh’s competition.

      Everyone held DBJr’s GCL numbers like Sam Kinison’s Professor Terguson held History. Oh well.

  • JonS

    RF Fernando Martinez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 K — 13-for-36 (.361) with dour doubles, one homer, four walks, and three homers in ten games since being acquired.

    DafuQ did you say? lol

  • nycsportzfan

    Like i’ve been saying, Randy Ruiz needs to be on the big club at least untill guys come back from injuries. Hes a 277BA career hitter on ML level, and has big power from the right side of teh plate. I gurantee we could ride that guy for a stretch, or he’d at least be better then the trash we’ve got from the right side as of now. You could PH him in the late innings, and DH him against lefties.

  • nycsportzfan

    Brandon Thomas has a impressive start to his yankee career. ALso, very happy to see Jordan Cote back at it. That guy is gonna be fucking good!

  • nycsportzfan

    Ben Gamel can rake! Hes one of my fave players in our system. Hes underrated and I think has some Brett Gardner in him. Hes got 42ribbys all ready, so even at his gap power self, he drives in runs, plus he tears up right handed pitching, at 308 as of now, and he takes walks. His AVG continues to climb(up to 286), 324 over his last 10, and I think a promotion is in his future.

  • Robert

    Culver,Bichette,Gumbs,how frustrating….

    I truly believe we have the most over rated farm system in the majors.

    Killer B’s ugh

    Nunez,Romine and now Adams make it to the show and disappoint.

    I really dont have an answer!

    • Scout

      “I truly believe we have the most over rated farm system in the majors.” Only if you fall for the prospect-hugging hype. Fans like to believe in the future — especially when the present isn’t looking very good. I suspect fans of other teams also fall in love their prospects.

      The Yankee organization began the season with a consensus of 4 prospects in the top 100. Since the median would be about 3, that’s just slightly better than average. The stock of the top four has fallen this season. Again, that is just another sign that points to the average quality of the farm system.

      Add in the big league club and it’s clear that mediocrity runs through the entire system, from top to bottom.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Sanchez’s has definitely risen, though. Especially considering how much he’s cut down on the Ks.

    • entonces

      More pissing and moaning about “over rated” prospects. But what about Phelps, Warren, Claiborne and Nuno? That’s four fairly unheralded players that have contributed — some of them a lot– in bigs this year. Almonte hasn’t done too bad either. And all the savants who cite SSS when it’s useful seem to have forgotten it with Adams. Kid has been jerked around the field, played only rarely til recently. Give him time (I realize with Yanks even the most patient will not give him more than another week to turn it around). One positive sign: he’s started to walk. Hits will start falling in. Meanwhile, Yanks have gotten more than they expected from lesser prospects. And kids like Austin and Sanchez have done well, especially for their age. Pitching also looking up.

  • Pistol pete

    Truth is the Yanks should be sellers at the deadline. This team is going nowhere. They’ve overachieved to be 5 over 500 but are now in a tailspin because they are not as good as any of the teams in their division. Everyone on one year contracts with value should be on the block so the Yanks can rebuild younger players. It was bound to happen after 18 years but there’s no reason to chase the rest of this season down. Trade Granderson, Kuroda, and while it may be blasphemy Pettitte and Rivera have value. I’d still like to keep Cano since he’s the only position player that could start for any of the other 4 teams in their division save maybe Gardner.

    • KD

      If the Yankees sell Mo, I will never go to another game. Many, many would feel exactly as I.

    • slam

      Couldn’t agree more.

      Not sure JR has the confidence to do this.

  • KennyH123

    David Adams has “made it to the show and failed”? Wow,dude. We’re making that assessment at 29 games in? … a little harsh, aren’t we?

    Adams is not only getting thrust into the bigs under the intense spotlight of NYC and the Yankees, but he’s replacing A-Rod AND playing a position he has very little experience with.

    Listen, he may or may not hit. But its expectations like this guy’s that make it so hard for young players to come up through the Yankee system and succeed here.

  • CONservative governMENt

    What would the Dodgers give us for a Cano/Kuroda package?

    Farm system is fine, this is just the nature of the game.

    • slam

      Dodgers are sellers not buyers.

      Cano and Kuroda have no value to them

  • slam

    What do you think about a trade with Oakland. They are weak at 2nd base and have a good SS in the minor, Addison Russell.

    Probably would need to make it a multi-player trade to make it appealing to them, but they already have a good shortstop in the majors.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      They have a good shortstop in the majors until Lowrie gets injured, like he does every single year.