Flores extends hitting streak in Thunder win

Game 119: The start of something?
Soriano carries Yanks to second straight blowout win over Angels

In case you missed it earlier, both OF Slade Heathcott (knee) and RHP Mark Montgomery (shoulder) were placed on the DL. In semi-related moves, RHP David Herndon was bumped from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton and SwP Pat Venditte was bumped from High-A Tampa to Trenton, reports Mike Ashmore.

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Charlotte in ten innings)

  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-5, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 1 K — got picked off first
  • 3B David Adams: 0-4, 3 K
  • LF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-2, 2 BB — also got picked off first
  • RHP Chris Bootcheck: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 6/7 GB/FB — 61 of 98 pitches were strikes (62%)

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Harrisburg)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K — 22-for-61 (.361) during his 14-game hitting streak
  • C Gary Sanchez: 3-4, 1 RBI — seven games since the promotion and he has a hit in all seven of ’em
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 19 of 32 pitches were strikes (59%) … he’s been outstanding since the start of July
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 22 of 38 pitches were strikes (58%)

High-A Tampa (8-3 loss to Brevard County)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 K — stuck in an 8-for-44 (.182) slump
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
  • LF Ben Gamel: 2-4
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB — 3-for-7 with a walk in two games since the promotion
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 3/2 GB/FB — yuck

Low-A Charleston was rained out. They’ll play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Short Season Staten Island (5-4 loss to Aberdeen)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 0-4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — well-deserved promotion
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 1-3, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 HBP
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 4/4 GB/FB — 13 runs allowed in his last 17.2 innings after 17 runs allowed in the first 59 innings of his career
  • RHP Cale Coshow: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/3 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (7-1 win over GCL Blue Jays)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • DH Gosuke Katoh: 1-4, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K — 30/23 K/BB in 38 pro games
  • RF Austin Aune: 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K — five hits in his last 13 at-bats (.385)
  • RHP Brady Lail: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 7/1 GB/FB — 42/5 K/BB in 46.1 innings this year, including a 33/3 K/BB in his last 38.2 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (4-0 win over GCL Phillies)

  • C Luis Torrens: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 E (throwing) — 13-for-36 (.361) with six walks and seven strikeouts during the ten-game hitting streak
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4 — 17-for-41 (.415) during the eleven-game hitting streak
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-4, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Joey Maher: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 11/5 GB/FB — awesome day, but the 22/14 K/BB in 46.2 innings is no bueno
  • RHP Kenedy Agramonte: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/3 GB/FB — finishes off the one-hitter
Game 119: The start of something?
Soriano carries Yanks to second straight blowout win over Angels
  • Richard Leo

    rady Lail is worth watching

  • Curtis

    Bummer about Slade but at least the season’s almost over

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Yup. Rest up and be ready for next season. Next season could be a very big one for him. At least it wasn’t a re-injury. Shit happens.

      Nice to see Flores heat up and Sanchez quickly adjust. What people think of the AAA team could look mighty different at this point next season.

      • Manny’s BanWagon


        The fate of the Yankees for the next 5-6 years is gonna rest heavily in the hands of guys like Slade, Sanchez, Austin, Williams, Banuelos, DePaula and company cause there’s far, far too many holes to replace in the current watered down version of free agency.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Do I hear you saying you want A-Rod back next year? I think that’s what I hear you saying. ;)

        • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

          I miss ManBan. He could be very good if he comes back 100% (and manages to stay healthy.)He’ll only be 22 in triple-A at the start of next season. Him and Murphy alone will make it interesting to keep tabs on the Triple-A guys (UNTIL THEY GET CALLED UP AND BECOME ALL-STARS! WOOH!)

          • Robinson Tilapia

            You damn right.

          • forensic

            He’ll be 23 next season.

            • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

              You are correct. I screwed that one up.

  • Midland TX

    I have to say, I’m amazed that Venditte–who arrived as little more than a Bill Veeck-style sideshow attraction–has stayed in the system this long and made it to AA.

    • trr

      He’s the ambidextrous pitcher, right?

      • A.D.


  • Caballo Sin Nombre

    I’m glad Austin Aune finally had a good day. I was getting worried that we might soon have been down to two Austins.

    You can never have enough Austins, AFAIC.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If Vince McMahon owned the Yankees, Aune would have to change his first name to “Garrison,” or something like that.

  • Justin

    If Sanchez finishes the year out steady, is he a lock to be the starter at Triple A next year?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Not to start the season, I’d imagine. I bet Murphy still starts in AAA unless he has a hell of a spring.

      • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

        Pretty much. Sanchez will likely start in Trenton with a mid season promotion. Hopefully Murphy hits well enough to see time with the big league team next season. Still hoping the Yankees allow themselves to see what they have in Romine.

        • Richard Leo

          romine or murphy,who do you like better when they are in minors

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I never approve of statuatory rape, no matter the prospect.

            • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

              Haha, IETC

          • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

            Are you asking strictly as minor league players? Or as prospects/players in general? Either way, my answer would be Murphy.

            Hasn’t had to deal with any significant injuries and has had time to succeed at each level. His path has just been a bit easier and he continues to show that he can handle catching and hitting at each level.

            • Richard Leo

              i mean compare your thoughs on Murphy with the thougts on Romine when is a prospect

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I honestly wonder, with some measure of fear, what becomes of Stewvelli next season.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          I’d be down to let Romine finish out this season as the starter, but I want Murphy to break camp as the starting C.

  • A.D.

    2 guys picked off first in the same game both by a RHP…geez

  • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

    Plenty of interesting guys in the GCL this year. Reminds me a bit of when Mason, Sanchez, Austin, Bichette and others were going through the short season leagues.

    Really rooting for Avelino and Estrada. Good hitting short stops are hard to come by. Hopefully they can develop into two good ones.

    • Richard Leo

      anyone noticed Eduardo de Oleo

      • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

        20 year olds in the lowest level of the minors don’t usually get much attention.

        • Richard Leo

          you are right,age is not at his side right now.however he has a nice CS%.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Truth. It’s about time the RNgers stopped hogging all of the good ones.

  • Coolerking101

    Though this has been a disappointing season for DOTF, the one good thing to come out of the farm this year is relief pitching. At AA this year the yanks have 3 legitimate bullpen arms who could help the big league club next year. Kahnle has been a beast all year. Rondon has been lights out since June. Burawa is finally back from injury and has been unhittable for the last two months. Though his stats weren’t pretty as a starter, Nuding has been smoking people since being switched to the pen. If Montgomery bounces back next year, there should be a strong crop of hard throwing relievers to help the big league club.

  • nycsportzfan

    I can’t help but think of Bryan Mitchell’s putrid play when thinking about people worried about Corey Black being to much to pay for Soriano. Its so hard to work your way up to the bigs, and at any point, you can end up losing your prospect luster. Another words, alot has to go right for Corey Black to not be worth Alphonso Soriano.