Mesa drives in five in SWB win

Game 114: Welcome Home?
Yankees walk-off with win after Mo blows second straight save

In case you’re wondering, OF Aaron Judge is on the DL with a tweaked quad according to Josh Norris. So that was a hamstring for 3B Eric Jagielo, an ankle for LHP Ian Clarkin, and now a quad for Judge.

Triple-A Scranton (7-3 win over Buffalo)

  • CF Melky Mesa: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K
  • 1B Dan Johnson: 3-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
  • RF Ronnie Mustelier: 0-4 — miserable year continues
  • RHP Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 62 of 101 pitches were strikes … he’s lined up to start next Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Blue Jays (not this coming Tuesday, the next one after that)

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over Akron)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RHP Shane Greene: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1 Balk, 10/5 GB/FB – 59 of 106 pitches were strikes (56%)
  • RHP David Herndon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 18 of 22 pitches were strikes (82%) … 28/7 K/BB in 25.1 innings

High-A Tampa (8-2 loss to Brevard County)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-2, 1 BB
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — 4-for-20 (.200) with two doubles since coming off the DL
  • DH Peter O’Brien: 0-4, 2 K
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 8/3 GB/FB — he’s allowed only five homers in 125 innings this year (0.36 HR/9)

Low-A Charleston (5-0 loss to Rome)

  • CF Jake Cave: 2-4, 2 K
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-4, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • 1B Greg Bird & SS Cito Culver: both 0-3 — Bird struck out once
  • RHP Cesar Vargas: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 12/1 GB/FB — no strikeouts huh? alright then

Short Season Staten Island (5-4 win over Lowell)

  • CF Michael O’Neill: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 CS
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • LF Brandon Thomas: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K — was in a 3-for-31 (.098) slump
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 44/8 K/BB in 36.2 innings for this year’s 14th rounder

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (3-1 win over GCL Pirates)

  • DH Chris Breen: 0-3, 2 K
  • RF Austin Aune: 0-3, 1 K – drops his strikeout rate to 47.7%
  • LHP Rony Bautista: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 Balk, 4/4 GB/FB — 31/17 K/BB in 23 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (2-1 win over GCL Tigers)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 1-4 — 18-year-old is hitting .339/.417/.491 with 21 steals (in 25 attempts) and more walks (12) than strikeouts (ten) in 30 games
  • C Luis Torrens: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K – 12-for-29 (.414) with two doubles and a homer during eight-game hitting streak
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 0-4, 2 K
  • 2B Thairo Estrada: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — first pro homer
  • RHP Elvin Perez: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 4/6 GB/FB — 23-year-old has a 36/1 K/BB in 37.2 innings
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Game 114: Welcome Home?
Yankees walk-off with win after Mo blows second straight save
  • Dave M

    We can’t even keep our minor leaguers off the DL. This injury bug has spread to fans too. Well me any way. Just since May, I’ve fallen out of a tree and broke my thumb, hurt my jaw pretty bad, and had back pain so bad, I passed out later that night. Then I had rotator cuff surgery July 2. Tonight, I was cleaning my gutters when I got stung by bees and fell off the ladder. Luckily, it was the one story part of my house. I still fell from about 6 feet up and fd my back up again. Bad enough that 2 oxycodone, 1 OxyContin, and 3 beers ain’t helping the pain much.

    • Chief Wahoo

      I would recommend scheduling Tommy John Surgery immediately. Don’t worry you’ll be back in two years.

    • trr

      Maybe stay on level ground for a while , Dave?

  • Allyin Ct

    Can we please just wave a white flag now?

    • RetroRob

      Can’t wave the white flag when you’re already dead.

  • Gonzo

    Just so I can keep my head out of the big league game, Thairo Time!

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Mo picked the wrong fucking week.

      • Gonzo

        Stop ruining my Thairo buzz man!

  • Rob

    CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — hitting streak is up to ten games.

    Was that supposed to be hitless?

    • sabes

      fixed it:

      CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — hitting streak ends at nine games

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      No, I’m an idiot.

  • Adam

    The future of this organization looks about as good as the present

    • dan

      lets be honest,,,,worse….189………………………………..

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Hey, Slade Heathcott currently has a 101 wRC+! Probably the best part of this season prospect-wise has been Slade staying healthy and holding his own at AA. (Although Sanchez’s first half in Hi-A was none too shabby)

  • RBP

    Anyone know if Abi Avellino is thought to be able to stay at SS? How is his fielding?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      He’s a very good fielder, that’s why they signed him. No one really thought he could hit at the time, but his bat has developed way better than anyone expected.

  • http://twitter.com/IsaacforPrez Isaac

    So i’m guessing, Culver/Gumbs to Tampa next year, Wade/Katoh to Charleston and Avelino to SI?

    • Rick in Philly

      Culver/Gumbs to Tampa. The SS/2B situation at Charleston will probably have more to do with how well the Yankees think they can handle the jump from the GCL to a full-season league. Regardless of who it is, the Yankees will probably field one of the youngest keystone combos in A- next year.

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    Brandon Thomas or Michael O’Neill,which one you prefer?

  • Chris

    Why aren’t they giving Dan Johnson a crack?

  • nycsportzfan

    Another kinda blah night in prospect land. Caleb Smith continues to be very impressive though.

  • Nick

    Culver made Sportcenters was number 2 on top ten plays on sportcenter.