Jul
25

Fowler debuts with three-hit game in GCL loss

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Both RHP Mark Montgomery (Triple-A Scranton) and RHP David Herndon (Double-A Trenton) have been moved up after finishing their rehab outings in Tampa, reports Josh Norris. Meanwhile, Donnie Collins says the recently outrighted IF Alberto Gonzalez has been activated by Triple-A Scranton. C R.J. Baker was placed on the phantom DL to clear a roster spot.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Toledo in 20 innings) yes, 20 innings … I believe that’s a DotF first

  • CF Adonis Garcia: 3-9, 1 RBI – threw a runner out at third
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 3-8, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • DH Randy Ruiz: 4-9, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K — walk-off solo homer
  • C J.R. Murphy: 2-5, 1 2B, 3 BB — he also threw out both attempted base-stealers and caught all 20 innings, so monster game for him
  • LHP David Huff: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 5/6 GB/FB — 64 of 96 pitches were strikes (67%) … he’s been pretty darn good for them
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 23 of 39 pitches were strikes (59%) … there was some talk that he would be involved in the imminent Alfonso Soriano, but I doubt he would have pitched tonight if that were the case
  • RHP Matt Daley: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 24 of 34 pitches were strikes (71%)

Double-A Trenton (2-0 win over Binghamton)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 BB
  • LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 6/3 GB/FB — 64 of 114 pitches were strikes (56%) … geez, rough night … surprised he was left in to throw so many pitches in so relatively few innings
  • RHP David Herndon: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HB, 2/0 GB/FB — 19 of 35 pitches were strikes (54%)
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 13 of 22 pitches were strikes (59%) … finishes off the one-hitter/seven-walker

High-A Tampa‘s game was suspended with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The game was tied, otherwise they would have just called it early. Here’s the box score. RHP Rafael DePaula struck out eight in five innings. Not sure when they’re going to finish this one off.

Low-A Charleston (8-4 loss to Greensboro)

  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding, throwing) — eighth homer of the year after hitting six from 2010-2012
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-2, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K — ten walks and six strikeouts in his last eight games
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — ninth homer of the year after hitting three all of last season
  • CF Jake Cave: 2-5, 1 K
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 3/2 GB/FB — 35 of 67 pitches were strikes (52%)

Short Season Staten Island‘s game was cancelled due to bad weather. The game will not be made up.

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (4-3 loss to GCL Pirates in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 1-4, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K — 19/19 K/BB in 23 games
  • DH Gosuke Katoh: 0-5, 4 K
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 3-3 — pretty great pro debut for this year’s 18th rounder
  • RHP Hayden Sharp: 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 7/4 GB/FB
  • LHP Jose Diaz: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2/2 GB/FB
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB — this year’s 36th rounder has struck out four of ten batters faced so far

Rookie GCL Yanks2 Game One (6-4 loss to GCL Tigers in ten innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout

  • SS Abi Avelino: 3-5, 1 RBI, 2 SB, 1 E (throwing) — 15 hits in his last 43 at-bats (.349)
  • DH Miguel Andujar: 2-5, 2 K
  • 1B Matt Snyder: 0-2 — played five innings in his first game since mid-April … he’s been dealing with a wrist injury (I think)
  • C Luis Torrens: 0-4
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 1-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
  • 3B Drew Bridges: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 2B Thairo Estrada: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K — some middle infield today with him and Avelino
  • LHP Omar Luis: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 7/1 GB/FB — 17/14 K/BB in 12 innings for the $4M man
  • RHP Jordan Cote: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 5/1 GB/FB — five of his six appearances have been scoreless

Rookie GCL Yanks2 Game Two (3-2 win over GCL Tigers in seven innings)

  • 2B Jose Javier: 2-4,1 SB — nine hits in his last 16 at-bats (.563)
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing)
  • DH Luis Torrens: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K — 18/16 K/BB in 24 games
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B
  • RHP Angel Rincon: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB
  • LHP David Huff: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 5/6 GB/FB — 64 of 96 pitches were strikes (67%) … he’s been pretty darn good for them
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 23 of 39 pitches were strikes (59%) … there was some talk that he would be involved in the imminent Alfonso Soriano, but I doubt he would have pitched tonight if that were the case
  • RHP Matt Daley: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 24 of 34 pitches were strikes (71%)
Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Curtis

    Can somebody tell me how extended ST works? Always wondered how many players are on it? Is it all recent draftees? And I’m guessing they have to impress to warrant getting bumped up to a minor league roster? thanks in advance to anybody that can shed some light on it

    /now to the inevitable Cashman sux!!! comments

    • YankeeGrunt

      EXST is for guys likely to start in short season, usually DSL imports and draftees from the previous year or two. Some will end up in Charleston when injuries or promos or attrition happen(s). I’m not sure exactly how the rosters work, I think they’re pretty fluid. Then right before the beginning of short season they get a buttload of new draftees to round out the short season rosters, with the HS kids mostly going to the GCL and the college draftees mostly going to SI.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Extended spring training lasts until the short season leagues start up. They play teams from other organizations. There is no extended spring training going on right now, but there may be simulated games happening.

    • Dalek Jeter

      To pile on what’s already been said, according to spring training’s Wiki “players deemed unready for a full-season campaign—through inexperience or injury—are assigned to “extended spring training,” a structured program of workouts, rehabilitation sessions, simulated games and exhibition games based in the major league parent team’s minor league training complex. If a player is deemed ready to participate in full-season league action, he is promoted to an appropriate-level farm club. When the “short season” Class A and rookie leagues begin play in late June, extended spring training players are assigned to those rosters, placed on the disabled list, or released.”

      • Curtis

        Thanks for the replies, everyone. That’s very informative

  • sabes

    It’s amazing that SWB has 18 hits and has struck the other team out 19 times and they are tied 1-1 in the 17th inning.

  • sabes

    It’s amazing that SWB has 18 hits and has struck the other team out 19 times and they are tied 1-1 in the 17th inning.

  • pat

    You call it a rough night I call it a character builder.

    • trr

      …or just taking a cue from the parent club?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

    So….

    Railriders pitchers have K’d 20 Mudhens including a Golden Sombrero for Yankee headache Avasail Garcia.

    Railriders batters have 19 hits.

    It’s the Top of the 20th.

  • pat

    Birdman had 3BB. That’s nice. If this year is at all indicative of his hitting profile going forward he’s going to be nasty.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

    FINAL/20 – Toledo Mudhens [1] – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders [2] – Randy Ruiz hit a walk-off home run for their 20th hit.

  • Shittyshittybangbang

    Charleston lost 8-4 ? R.B.I.’s add up to more than 4. I was told there’d be no math !

    • forensic

      The 3 RBI next to Bird should be 3 BB.

  • pat

    Arguably the best clip to come from this season. Come for the tater stay for the bash brothers.

    • pat
    • forensic

      With Heathcott’s injury history, he should probably avoid doing that. He’ll probably shatter his arm next time.

    • Rick in Philly

      Any idea who that was signalling for the forearm bash?

      The video makes his swing look effortless, especially for driving it 407+ feet to center.

      • pat

        That’s Tyler Austin!!

  • Naved

    Dellin and Marky Mont both in SWB bullpen. SHUT IT DOWNNN

    • forensic

      Sorry, but I sure hope Marky Mont doesn’t stick as a nickname.

      • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

        I laughed, and agreed.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    According to the Railriders radio feed, this was the longest game in team history.

  • forensic

    20 hits but only 2 runs for Scranton? 3-17 with RISP? That’s impressive.

    Sort of reminds you a little of last seasons Big League team.

  • J.R. Murphy’s Knees

    ooooooowwwwwwwww

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow, rough night for Avisail Garcia. I can’t imagine 0-9 with 4 K’s is too fun.

    • forensic

      It’s ok, he’s the next Miguel Cabrera. I’m sure he’s just waiting for it to click in.

  • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

    It’s nice to have two legit shortstop prospects in Estrada and Avelino. They’re obviously very far away, but I’m very intrigued to see how they fair as they go up the ladder.

    • YankeeGrunt

      They separated Wade and Abiatal, which (I think I had seen) was the plan since draft day. That might mean Estrada is going to take some reps elsewhere – he played 2B in one of those games.

      • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

        Actually, Estrada and Avelino have mostly been playing SS separately on each GCL team (with Avelino on GCL1 and Estrada in GCL2.) Wade plays on GCL1 with Avelino. The rosters for the two GCL teams do seem to flip flop players frequently though, so it’s hard to know for sure, regardless of what their player pages indicate.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    anyone here remember matt richardson from the ’08 draft? what happened to him?

    • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Not sure, probably released.

    • waneditor

      Matt Richardson, drafted in 15th round, 2008. 2011, appeared in 11 games for SI, pitching 10.1 innings, no record, ERA 3.48, 8/17 k/bb. Missed 2012 season due to shoulder surgery. Last listed on the Trenton Thunder roster, no record.

  • bulasteve

    Psyched about Matt Snyder…. in my 3 seasons of OOTP Baseball he has rocked each time become a 5 star player in 2, and a 4 in the 3rd. If only logarithms in video games translated to actual potential.

    • waneditor

      no – you need 3D logs to do that(lol)….

  • waneditor

    Mike, thanks for the player commentaries beyond the stats.

    I’m curious about Charleston 2B Angelo Gumbs, no longer listed on the roster (inactive or otherwise) and identified on the league transactions wire as “laced on temporary inactive list”….Doesn’t sound like an injury.