Betances strikes out six in SWB win

Jeter draws a walk in second minor league rehab game
Rays crush Kuroda as winning streak comes to an end

Some quick notes:

  • 3B Eric Jagielo placed third on this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet following his recent hot stretch. Click through for some video. LHP Nik Turley, on the other hand, made the Not-So-Hot section.
  • RHP Taylor Morton has retired, he announced on his Twitter feed. The team’s ninth round pick in the 2010 draft had a 4.32 ERA in 82.2 career innings while battling a shoulder problems.
  • It also sounds like RHP Hayden Sharp has retired based on his Twitter feed. He was the club’s 18th round pick in 2011. Sharp pitched to a 4.75 ERA in 55 career innings.

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 win over Pawtucket)

  • SS Derek Jeter: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — had a little more on him earlier
  • RF Ronnie Mustelier: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B
  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 2 RBI
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 24 of 42 pitches were strikes (57%) … 12/4 K/BB in 6.2 innings since being sent down

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over Portland)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB — five hits in his last 15 at-bats (.333) with three doubles
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-4, 1 K — stuck in an 0-for-14 rut
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K — threw a runner out at the plate
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 17 of 32 pitches were strikes (53%)
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 16 of 31 pitches were strikes (52%)

High-A Tampa (5-1 loss to Daytona)

  • CF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 1 BB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K — six walks and one strikeout in his last six games
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 5/0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-1 loss to Asheville)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-3, 1 BB — nine games left to get the four walks he needs to crack the century mark
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RHP Kelvin Castro: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB — 39/10 K/BB in 28.2 innings for the converted infielder

Short Season Staten Island (11-6 loss to Tri-City)

  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • DH Eric Jagielo: 0-5, 1 RBI, 3 K
  • SS Abi Avelino: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI — nine hits in his last 28 at-bats (.321)
  • RHP Stefan Lopez: 1 IP, zeroes, 1/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (7-3 loss to GCL Pirates)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 0-4, 2 K
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — seven hits in his last 13 at-bats (.538) with four doubles and a home
  • CF Dustin Fowler: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K — got picked off first … ten hits in his last 31 at-bats (.323) with three doubles and a triple
  • RF Austin Aune: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate … three walks in his last two games after four walks in his first 36 games
  • RHP Dallas Martinez: 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1 WP, 6/4 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (3-2 win over GCL Tigers)

  • C Luis Torrens: 1-4, 1 BB
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — picks right back up the day after his 15-game hitting streak ends
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-3, 1 K
  • RHP Dayton Dawe: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GB/FB
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Jeter draws a walk in second minor league rehab game
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  • Travis L.

    What’s the story with Scottie Allen? He has had a nice little season.

    • Tom K

      Allen is probably a tad better than your run-of-the-mill “organizational” type of pitcher. Biggest flaw is that he lacks a dominant pitch.

  • Richard Leo

    can Rob Refsnyder stick at 2B?

    • trr

      Can he move to SS?

      • bill

        2b can almost never move to ss… if they were capable of playing ss they’d already be playing there

      • Richard Leo

        are you serious

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Is anyone else caught in this downpour in Georgia? I’ve literally never seen anything like it.

    • ropeadope

      Hoverin’ by my suitcase, tryin’ to find a warm place to spend the night
      Heavy rain fallin’, seems I hear your voice callin’ “It’s all right.”
      A rainy night in Georgia, a rainy night in Georgia
      It seems like it’s rainin’ all over the world
      I feel like it’s rainin’ all over the world

      Neon signs a-flashin’, taxi cabs and buses passin’ through the night
      A distant moanin’ of a train seems to play a sad refrain to the night
      A rainy night in Georgia, such a rainy night in Georgia
      Lord, I believe it’s rainin’ all over the world
      I feel like it’s rainin’ all over the world

      How many times I wondered
      It still comes out the same
      No matter how you look at it or think of it
      It’s life and you just got to play the game

      I find me a place in a box car, so I take my guitar to pass some time
      Late at night when it’s hard to rest I hold your picture to my chest and I feel fine
      But it’s a rainy night in Georgia, baby, it’s a rainy night in Georgia
      I feel it’s rainin’ all over the world, kinda lonely now And it’s rainin’ all over the world

      Oh, have you ever been lonely, people?
      And you feel that it was rainin’ all over this man’s world
      You’re talking ’bout rainin’, rainin’, rainin’, rainin’, rainin’,
      rainin’, rainin’, raainin’, rainin’ rainin’, rainin’, rainin’

      • memes n themes

        Well done

    • Travis L.

      We had a crazy storm here in NC, probably the same front. Lightning like I’ve never seen and TONS of rain. Not just flurries, but the hard shit and makes you think its going to break glass.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Yeah, we were an hour north of Atlanta when the skies opened up. Trucks were pulling off the road.

  • Robert

    Just got home from Blueclaw game in lakewood.16th pick of 2013 draft by the Phillies JP Crawford WOW WOW Lefty batting SS made all the plays and then some in the field. Hit the ball hard outclassed everyone on both squads and is the cousin of Carl Crawford.
    can’t blame the Yankee scouts for missing this one.

    I hope to see Avelino this weekend to see how he compares to Crawford.

    • crawdaddy

      How did the Yankee scouts missed this one when he was picked before the Yankees had their first pick?

      • Bo Knows

        that’s why he said, “you can’t blame them”

  • Frank1979

    Mustelier is now 14 for his last 23. That means he should be due to get injured again anytime now right?

    • ropeadope

      He’ll probably step on a misplaced rake leaving the ballpark tonight, gets struck in the face, and winds up on the concussion disabled list.

      • Frank1979

        Hahaha, of course. That would be par for the course this year.

        • ropeadope

          Yup, that’s how insane the team injuries have been. You can pull them all out of old cartoons.

      • Dave M

        That’s the kind of year I’m having as well. I’ve paid over $7k out of pocket in Dr bills this year. Thanks to Obamacare, I have the worst insurance known to man. And I work for the Insurance Company!

        • Vincent Vega

          Perhaps you should have purchased better insurance.

        • emac2

          Funny how people blame Obama when they can’t do their jobs correctly.

          It would have been funny if you didn’t have any insurance and were still sick.

        • The Oberamtmann

          Tell me, how does your company’s insurance now compare to two years ago? And expectations for the next two years when Obamacare really actually goes into effect?

        • FS

          Affordable Health Care hasn’t started yet. Your blaming Obamacare is misplaced.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    That’s approximately what, $800 G’s of unfulfilled bonus money right there between the two of them? Sigh!

    • YankeeGrunt

      Better tighten the belt, switch to store brand. What’s that you say? It isn’t your money?