Culver homers in River Dogs loss

Game 82: Crunch Time
Losing Streak Over: Yanks rally late to demolish Twins

RHP Graham Stoneburner has been placed on the DL for an unknown reason, reports Donnie Collins. It might just be a phantom DL thing to clear a roster spot. RHP Kelvin Perez was activated.

Triple-A Scranton (1-0 loss to Pawtucket)

  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-3, 1 BB — nine walks and nine strikeouts at Triple-A … 41/33 K/BB on the year
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
  • CF Adonis Garcia: 1-2, 2 BB
  • LHP David Huff: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 65 of 98 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 15 of 26 pitches were strikes (58%)

Double-A Trenton was rained out. They’ll make the game up as part of a doubleheader in late-August.

High-A Tampa‘s doubleheader was rained out. Both games will be made up next week. Meanwhile, both Rookie GCL Yanks affiliates were rained out. They’ll play doubleheaders tomorrow, at least in theory. It’s supposed to rain in Tampa all week.

Low-A Charleston (7-3 loss to Rome)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-4, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — seventh homer of the year is one more than he hit from 2010-2012 combined
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B — two hits in his last 18 at-bats (.111) with eight strikeouts
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 5/2 GB/FB — 48 of 89 pitches were strikes (54%)
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — 18 of 31 pitches were strikes … forgot to mention this the other day, but this year’s tenth rounder was bumped up after a short stint with Short Season Staten Island

Short Season Staten Island Game One (8-7 win over Brooklyn in 12 innings) makeup of the June 18th rainout

  • LF Michael O’Neill: 2-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — got picked off first
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 0-2, 1 R, 4 BB, 1 K — 12 walks and eight strikeouts in his last nine games
  • DH Yeicok Calderon: 3-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP David Palladino: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5/0 GB/FB — ouch
  • RHP Stefan Lopez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 10/3 GB/FB in 9.2 innings
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island Game Two was postponed because the first game went to long. No idea when they’ll make this one up.

Game 82: Crunch Time
Losing Streak Over: Yanks rally late to demolish Twins
  • your mom

    These rainouts make for a boring DOTF. Highlight = Yeicok shot.

  • Pat D


    • pat f.

      Yay for cock!

  • forensic

    Ok guys, wake up and send Nunez somewhere else to rehab. Hell, send him to Charleston with Nunez and they can work together for a couple games or something. He’s never going to play if he stays in Tampa this week.

    • forensic

      *with A-Rod, obviously…

  • Tom

    So are they trying Huff out as a starter or do they just need someone to eat innnings in AAA?

    • JohnnyC

      He’s always been a starter. Only 7 of his 59 ML game appearances have been as a reliever. Former 1st round draft pick (2006) who projected as a mid-rotation lefty with good control and nice 3 pitch repertoire (FB, Change, Slider).

  • Brian S.

    Could Stoneburner fulfill an Adam Warren type role next season with the big club (after Warren becomes a starter).

    • Gonzo

      That’s a big assumption about Warren moving to the bog league rotation.

      • Gonzo

        The Bog League is the cranberry league in New England BTW.

        • Charlie in SD

          You know what I haven’t had in a while? Bog League Chew! (Sorry, I felt the urge and couldn’t resist)

  • Chris


    Truly my favorite part of DOTF

    • Gonzo

      Doh! I needed to refresh obviously.

  • Gonzo


  • derbs

    Maybe this is wishful thinking but does fmart have any chance of being a prospect anymore?

    • pat

      I honestly don’t see why not. The Mets thoroughly manhandled his development with crazy, undeserved promotions and he had a bunch of injuries to deal with too. By all accounts he’s not a mental case either so I don’t see why the book has to be shut on him. I say take him out of two of the worst organizations in baseball show him a little TLC and see what he can do. Tell h he’s not playing for a spot on the ML roster so he can just relax, play and get his feet back under him.

      • trr

        Yep; that’s what the minors are for

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Oh, yes indeedy!

    • Bpdelia

      it is not at all uncommon for big time prospects to eventually figure it out. I was SHOCKED when I saw his age. I was pretty sure he was 51. why not. the mets never gave his power time to develop at any level. all the injuries SO MANY injuries. elbow, knee injuries and they still kept promoting him. in all for aggressive promotion of players who are tearing it up but the mets just kept moving him after failure and injury. still has a beautiful swing.

      • Nick

        One of his problems has been plate discipline-and until he can prove it for a few hundred at bats ill remain skeptical

        • bpdelia

          O dude, absolutely. Its still unlikely but definitely possible. Think how often big time prospects fail only to later become useful bench players. I don’t think it’s super likely but certainly possible that he can pull a Corey Patterson and become a nice fourth outfielder/second division starter.

      • Derbs

        So basically what the Yankees did to Eric Duncan haha hopefully fmart can pan out better.

  • PinstripePower

    Other teams get Cespedes, Puig, Sano…We get Adonis Garcia, a 28-year-old OF about as tall as Phil Rizzuto with no power or speed. Soon to be released.
    Cashman must go.
    Bad scouting. Bad training and medical staff (more busted minors arms than most teams). Bad evaluations of draft picks. Bad news.

    • The Doctor

      He also cost an absolute fraction of what those guys cost and was signed mostly as an organizational guy. Not exactly a good comparison here.

      You know we also got Robinson Canó on the IFA market and he’s done more than those 3 names combined have done and are likely to do in the future.

    • Robinson Tilapia


      • Shittyshittybangbang

        You won’t let that comment go, huh. Ok, cost’ya a nickel next time.

    • Jim Is Bored


    • pat

      More busted arms than most teams?

      Please show your proof.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Trolls are gonna troll.

  • Paco Dooley

    The only thing that makes me not call Culver a total bust is the fact that he is still younger than the guy they drafted in the 1st round this year (Eric Jagielo), nad presumably younger than a bunch of other players drafted this year. But he hasn’t managed to put together even a very good month at any point, so he isn’t inspiring confidence.

    • The Doctor

      I’m going to laugh when they convert him to a relief pitcher and he breaks Mo’s saves record and retires with a sub 2 ERA. First ballot Hall of Famer Cito Culver.

      • Paco Dooley

        I was assuming that he was a conversion candidate, but he hasn’t looked quite so bad at the late in the last few weeks, so I am not convinced it will happen… yet.

    • Nick

      Is Charleston a pitchers park? Both Culver and DBich have pretty significant home/road splits this season- while SSS on the road they appear to be passable while they are just awful at home.

  • Dave M

    Speaking of Yeicok, do you think Steve Jobs had an iCok?

    • Caballo Sin Nombre

      Help! I just went blind!

  • joe

    Does anyone else think it’s awesome that Ty Webb plays in the Yankees farm system? Just be the ball, be the ball, be the ball.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole is a Danish.

  • Bpdelia

    you know what? I’m still holding out on busting Culver. the defense is good, got a little discipline, and the double digit home run power is a huge deal. has a good frame for the position. is so young. it’s totally possible. he tweaks something and starts hitting enough. the bar is so ridiculously low for ss offense. still plenty of time. lets all just pretend Culver was drafted 529th. that way we can follow his game. not use him as a living effigy of the front office for burning

    • pat

      Pretend like we took Austin first and Cito in the 13th. His last 10 games he’s been .317/.356/.439 it might just be luck or whatever, but it’s better than the alternative.

  • Derbs

    So basically what the Yankees did to Eric Duncan haha hopefully fmart can pan out better.