Roller seriously hurt in Trenton loss

A-Rod goes hitless in first minor league rehab game
Update: Kuroda has sore left hip flexor, won't start on Friday

In a post about rising and falling farm systems (subs. req’d), Keith Law ranked the Yankees among the six most improved systems. They were in the three-team honorable mention category following the three featured teams. On Twitter, Law said the improvement stems from their three first round picks in last month’s draft.

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 win over Pawtucket)

  • LF Corey Patterson: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C J.R. Murphy & RF Fernando Martinez: both 0-4, 1 HBP — Murphy struck out once, Martinez twice
  • DH Randy Ruiz: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — fourth homer in the last seven games
  • 1B Dan Johnson: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • CF Adonis Garcia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Brent Lillibridge: 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
  • RHP Chris Bootcheck: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 5/5 GB/FB — 50 of 84 pitches were strikes (60%) … picked not one, but two runners off second base
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (64%) … nice job to pick up his second career save

Double-A Trenton Game One (4-1 loss to Portland in seven innings) makeup of the April 6th rainout

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB — threw a runner out at second … eight walks and four strikeouts in his last nine games
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (missed catch, throwing)
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-2, 1 K, 1 HBP

Double-A Trenton Game Two (7-6 loss to Portland in eight innings, walk-off style)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — solo homer tied the game in the top of the seventh
  • DH Andrew Clark: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 0-1, 1 RBI — left the game with what the broadcast called a “serious foot/ankle injury” … he got hurt while running the bases and had to be helped off the field, so hopefully this isn’t a David Adams/Ravel Santana situation
  • LHP Nik Turley: 3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 26 of 56 pitches were strikes (46%) … when only three innings by design because they’re lining him up for the All-Star Game
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GB/FB — 20 of 34 pitches were strikes (59%) … 20/6 K/BB in his last 14 innings
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — 17 of 31 pitches were strikes (55%)

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off-day. OF Mason Williams said he was sick on Twitter, so don’t be surprised if he misses a few games.

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Rome)

  • SS Eduardo Nunez: 2-3 — played seven innings in the field … his 20-day rehab window expires two weeks from tomorrow, in the middle of the All-Star break
  • 3B Alex Rodriguez: 0-2, 1 K — had some more on him earlier
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • DH Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — first homer of the year in his 49th game
  • CF Jake Cave: 2-4
  • RHP Jose Campos: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/5 GB/FB — 32 of 48 pitches were strikes (67%) … two runs allowed total in his last three starts

Short Season Staten Island (5-2 win over Brooklyn)

  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — on-base streak is up to ten games, and he’s been on at least two times in each game
  • RF Yeicok Calderon: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — second Yeicokshot! in as many days
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5/1 GB/FB — very nice rebound after his disastrous start last time out
  • RHP Cale Coshow: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 Balk, 4/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 were suspended due to rain after the fourth inning. Not sure when they’re going to make this one up. Here’s the box score. The second game of their doubleheader was rained out as well.

Rookie GCL Yanks2 Game One (3-2 win over GCL Pirates in seven innings)

  • C Luis Torrens: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B — 9-for-29 (.310) with four doubles and a homer in eight games
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-3 — still looking for that first pro hit
  • 1B Renzo Martini: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 0-2, 1 BB
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-1, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SB — 6-for-19 (.316) with three walks and three strikeouts
  • RHP Jordan Cote: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 27/4 K/BB in 32 pro innings

There is no box score for the second Rookie GCL Yanks2 game, so I have no idea what happened there. The team schedule page say it is still in progress, and I doubt that’s the case. This one will be lost in GCL history forever, I guess.

A-Rod goes hitless in first minor league rehab game
Update: Kuroda has sore left hip flexor, won't start on Friday
  • pat

    Tyler Wade through 6 games has a .609 obp. YASIEL WHO?!?!?!?!?!

  • Naved

    Swap Joba for Dellin? And what is the deal with Monty?

    • nycsportzfan

      I woulden’t be against Dellin getting a shot in our bullpen for Preston Claiborne, if he keeps getting hit around like he has lately. Dellin has big stuff and seems to of found a niche in the pen. Maybe we call em if Joba’s traded? Maybe the yanks can use Dellin with Joba in a deal and get a bit more back in trade for offense?

      Just having Dellin in these convo’s is great.

      • JonS

        For Claiborne? WTF? He’s the best non late inning reliever the Yankees have. Claiborne is going nowhere.

        Joba is pretty much worthless these days.

    • Coolerking101

      Not to rain on your parade…but has anyone else noticed that although Betances stat line has been pretty of late, he’s been throwing a TON of pitches. Take this outing for instance. Yes, he threw a perfect inning…but it took him 22 pitches! I believe his last outing was 38 pitches or so in 2 innings. Sounds to me like he’s laboring to get through these innings. Not exactly what you want to see in AAA.

  • nycsportzfan

    I’ve been on the Randy Ruiz bandwagon for a wk or so now, and I’ll continue on it tonight. Tell me that guy woulden’t make sense as a RH DH and platoon 1st basemen with Hafner/Overbay, and also late inn PH’er? He has real power and is a 277BA ML hitter in limited time. I think Ruiz could help us in the bottom of our order untill guys come back.

    Also, shitty deal for Roller. I’ve spoke about him a few times in recent wk’s , and it stinks his yr is prob over and possibly longer. Hes got real deal power, and a physique that screams 30hrs in yank stadium.

    And finally, Jordan Cote, the the big righty from N.Hampshire, is someone I coulden’t wait to see, and I got huge hopes for, and hes off to a solid start. Keep a eye on that kid.

  • CONservative governMENt

    Claiborne needs to stay up and learn the level – trade Joba and call up Betances.

    Trade Hughes and start Nova/Vidal.

    Start building the next team that can compete for a title.

    • BFDeal

      Vidal is on the DL.

    • Jim Is Bored

      Let’s not trade Hughes. He provides more value for us this year than anything we’d get back would provide long term.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    The GCL Yankees2 lost 3-2. the Pirates scored 3 in the bottom of the 7th.

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  • Danny

    In 73 professional games, power-hitting first baseman Austin “Bubba” Jones has 0 career home runs and 14 extra base hits


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  • FrankeeYankee

    Should we be worried that Aaron Judge is unsigned? Any chance they don’t come to terms?

    • Danny

      No need yet, no reports indicating that he’s not going to sign.

    • Angelo

      I wouldn’t worry yet. There’s still plenty of time. Clarkin and Jagielo signed so quickly that I think people forget how long the process can be.

    • Paco Dooley

      Plus, he is likely waiting to see how much of the extra pool money he can extract. The team has banked a fair bit of pool money with slot or under signings, and so they have flexibility to get it done if he wants to hold out. As someone that seems unlikely to improve his stock if he doesn’t sign this year, I assume he sees this as his best chance to get a decent signing bonus.

      • David Brown

        Judge is not going to get one penny above slot (hopefully this negotiation will not be like what happened with the Phoenix Coyotes (waiting until the final hours to see what happens)). Can he go back to Fresno St, and can it work like it did with Mark Appel? Yes it can. But, he also has to know what happened to Brandon Thomas (lost a lot of money by not signing with Pittsburgh). So unless he really feels disrespected, he has to consider if the risk is worth the reward? In addition, he must know that if Clarkin (who was picked right after him) did get what he wanted, nor will he because it sends a bad message (not only to Clarkin who did the right thing in signing), but to other guys they may want to sign (such as McCarley & Bridges (both of whom K.Levine-Flandrup said are “very much in play”)), and even the next Draft Class, which is that the Yankees are weak, and by holding out you can get more money going forward. Prediction it gets done early next week.

  • your mom

    Renzo Martini. Love the name.

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    where is Miguel Andujar

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    jagielo, stinking it up

    • sas