Jagielo homers again in Staten Island win

Game 134: The Time Is Now
Yankees remain vigilant, take series opener from Orioles

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Lehigh Valley, walk-off style)

  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-5, 1 R
  • LF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Randy Ruiz: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K — believe it or not, that’s his first homer in 18 games and just his second in the last 30 days
  • 2B David Adams: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 9/3 GB/FB — 50 of 79 pitches were strikes (63%) … he’s Rule 5 Draft eligible after the season, it’ll be interesting to see if they call him up in September if they want an extra arm now that he’s somewhat stretched out
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — seven of eight pitches were strikes
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 16 of 26 pitches were strikes (62%) … probably his final outing before joining the big league team when rosters expand

Double-A Trenton (8-1 loss to Portland) these two teams play four games in the next three days to close out the season, and all the Thunder have to do to clinch a playoff spot is win one

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-3, 1 BB
  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B — seven hits in his last 16 at-bats (.438)
  • C Gary Sanchez & RF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 2 K — Gamel committed a fielding error
  • RHP Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 3/5 GB/FB — 61 of 107 pitches were strikes (57%)
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 26 of 41 pitches were strikes (63%)

High-A Tampa Game One (11-7 win over Lakeland in seven innings) makeup of the July 5th rainout

  • CF Taylor Dugas: 2-4, 3 R, 1 BB — been on base eleven times in his last five games
  • SS Cito Culver: 4-4, 4 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI — might be the best game of his career
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 3-3, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 E (fielding) — his last five hits have all been extra-base hits (three doubles and two homers)
  • RHP Preston Claiborne: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — tune-up outing as he prepares to rejoin the team when rosters expand in a few days
  • RHP Brady Lail: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 6/4 GB/FB — up from the complex to make the spot start

High-A Tampa Game Two (8-0 loss to Lakeland)

  • CF Taylor Dugas: 2-4 — make that 13 times in his last six games
  • SS Cito Culver & 2B Rob Refsnyder: both 0-3, 1 K
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — that’s 18 errors in 37 games at third base
  • RHP Dallas Martinez: 3 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3/2 GB/FB — also up for the spot start

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

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-5, 1 K, 1 CS
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-2, 1 R, 3 BB — up to 103 walks on the season
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K — second homer in the last four games
  • RHP Brett Gerritse: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3/6 GB/FB — 53 of 91 pitches were strikes (58%) … very quietly has a 108/31 K/BB in 101 innings
  • RHP Kelvin Castro: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 23 of 43 pitches were strikes (53%) … 44/11 K/BB in 33.2 innings for the converted infielder

Short Season Staten Island (9-3 win over Brooklyn)

  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — third homer in his last eight games
  • RF Yeicok Calderon: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K — Yeicokshot!
  • SS Tyler Wade: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K — 0-for-9 with two walks and four strikeouts since the promotion
  • RHP David Palladino: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 5/4 GB/FB — 48/24 K/BB in 50 innings
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, zeroes, 2/1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (3-0 loss to GCL Red Sox) their season is over after losing the one-game playoff

  • SS Abi Avelino: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — 14 errors in 41 games at shortstop this year
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 BB — he’ll now rejoin the Thunder now for their potential playoff drive
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 0-4
  • C Luis Torrens: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — nice to finish out the year with a double after posting a .058 ISO during the regular season
  • 2B Thairo Estrada: 1-4
  • RHP Felipe Gonzalez: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 2/0 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 55/18 K/BB in 52.1 innings for the 22-year-old

The Rookie GCL Yanks1 season is over. They did not qualify for the postseason.

Game 134: The Time Is Now
Yankees remain vigilant, take series opener from Orioles
  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I don’t want to trick myself into getting pumped up about Eric Pagliarulo mashing the ball….but I am.

    I hope he grows a Pagliarulo stache

  • Curtis

    Maybe DBJr will take off once he is “promoted” to Tampa next year, ala Cito. (I’m guessing he’s not gonna repeat Charleston again)

    • Richard Leo

      it depends on where Jagielo start

  • Richard Leo

    Culver showed some life recently

  • http://twitter.com/IsaacforPrez Isaac

    Dugas, Culver, Refsnyder, and O’Brien are making Tampa pretty interesting. I’d have to say everybody except Cito makes the jump to Trenton next year if all goes well, but if Cito keeps hitting like this, he shouldnt be too far behind. However, I’m not forgetting the past 3 seasons of his mediocre hitting, so I won’t hold my breath

    • Mac

      Yeah, this is a small sample for Culver that’s very unlikely to be sustained. Still nice to see because it’s probably one of the best 14 game stretches of his career in full season ball and he’s not getting totally physically outclassed by Ps in the mid-minors (which I think was definitely a risk).

      • Preston

        I’m cautiously optimistic. It was his first year getting rid of switch hitting and it resulted in more power, (although also more K’s) if he can cut down the K’s and keep the walks, he starts looking like he could be close enough to a league average hitter that he could be a useful big league player (provided he keeps playing above average D at SS).

        • Mac

          Yeah, the season as a whole has at least been progress for Culver and as a SS the offensive bar is really low. I was just responding to “if Cito keeps hitting like this” assuming it referred to his 137 wRC+ so far in Tampa.

  • dkidd

    it is high! it is far! it is….gone!

    midway upon the journey of his life, he found himself within a forest dark, for the straightforward path had been lost!

    dante, you’re simply divine!

    • fabricio

      or Dante is a Gigante!!!!!!!

    • Cool Lester Smooth


      This comment is very…Comedic.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    So did Abi get demoted in favor of Wade?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      GM MannyGeee: “I’d never heard of Abi Avelino.”

    • Mac

      It’s definitely possible that he got demoted since he was struggling in SI, but could also be a matter of wanting them both to get a taste of more advanced pitching at some point this season. This way Wade gets to see the NCAA Ps for a few games, while Abi got some playoff excitement/pressure after already seeing the more advanced pitching.

  • BX hates hipsters

    Is Calderon a legit prospect?

    • Mac

      He’s got the power and is only 21. I don’t know if I would really call him a legit prospect, personally, for whatever reason but not a non-prospect either and what do I know anyway? Has struggled with Ks at the lowest levels. Could definitely keep progressing up the ladder and become a factor as depth, or even put it all together at some point and break-out.

  • Reggie C.

    Looking forward to seeing how Jagielo handles High-A ball next season. Three years of college ball should afford Jagielo the luxury of skipping Low-A. There’s no rust on that bat anymore! Jagielo’s slugging close to .600 for August.

    At this point, the Yankees best hitting prospects are now 1B Greg Bird and 3B Eric Jagielo …. what a difference a year makes!

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Do you mean best hitting prospects or best position player prospects?

      Because Gary Sanchez is still a couple notches above each of them, and Heathcott made a lot of progress this year.