Austin backs up trash talk in Trenton’s walk-off win in Game One of the playoffs

Game 139: Sweep the Leg
Yankees survive late rally to finish off sweep of White Sox

Both 2B Gosuke Katoh and RHP Victor Beriguete were named the Rookie Gulf Coast League Postseason All-Star Game. Beriguete had great numbers (1.95 ERA and 2.55 FIP in 27.2 relief innings), but he was also a 24-year-old in the GCL. Katoh was obviously very deserving.

Double-A Trenton (6-5 win over Binghamton in ten innings, walk-off style) they lead the best-of-five series one game to none

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-5, 2 K
  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • 2B Jose Pirela: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-5, 1 RBI, 3 K — was lifted for a pinch-runner late
  • RF Tyler Austin: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K — before the game, he told Nick Peruffo that “it’s going to be a long night” for RHP Noah Syndergaard, the opposing starter and one of the very best pitching prospects in the game … he backed that up with two doubles off the righty, including a two-run shot in the first inning … how awesome is that?
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 1-3, 1 BB
  • PR-1B Casey Stevenson: 1-1, 1 RBI — took over for Roller late and wound up hitting the game-tying single in the tenth
  • DH Ben Gamel: 2-5, 2 RBI, 3 K — walk-off single
  • 3B Reegie Corona & SS Ali Castillo: both 0-4 — Corona struck out once, Castillo twice
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 4/2 GB/FB — 53 of 98 pitches were strikes (54%) … the Bryan Mitchell experience in a nutshell right there
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K — 25 of 40 pitches were strikes (63%) … he’s been really, really good for a few weeks now
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 19 of 30 pitches were strikes (63%) … escaped a bases loaded, no outs jam in the eighth with the score tied at three
  • SwP Pat Venditte: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 18 of 37 pitches were strikes (49%) … gave up the two runs in the top of the tenth, but he wound up getting the win

Short Season Staten Island (5-2 win over Vermont in five innings) completed early due to rain … their season is over, they finished 34-41 and in last place in the McNamara Division

  • SS Abi Avelino: 3-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI — 18-year-old finishes the year at .303/.379/.399 with 20 walks, 17 strikeouts, and 28 steals in 32 attempts (88%)
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-3, 1 K — first rounder finishes the season at .264/.376/.451 with six homers, 27 walks (11.8%), and 55 strikeouts (24.0%)
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 1-3, 1 R — Paul’s nephew finished the year at .219/.281/.293 with 14 walks (5.0%), 93 strikeouts (33.1%), and nine steals in 16 attempts (56%)
  • RHP David Palladino: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4/2 GB/FB

The Triple-A Scranton, High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, and both Rookie GCL Yanks seasons are over. Trenton is the only remaining active team after tonight. Go Thunder.

Game 139: Sweep the Leg
Yankees survive late rally to finish off sweep of White Sox
  • Danny

    From Baseball Prospectus’s Zach Mortimer

    @ZachMort: #yankees Bryan Mitchell: FB 95-96; life; CT 92-94; slicing action; CH 88; bounced. Over rotating currently, but has good stuff.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    And that’s why I don’t remember seeing the name “Victor Beriguete” once in a DOTF update.

    Also, I’m going there….someone hold me back before I say this…..I’m calling it now: Tyler Austin will be in New York Yankee pinstripes at this point next season. BOOM.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, but are you willing to be _really_ daring and say whether or not he’ll be up as a September callup or not?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Oh, I was implying call-up.

  • Tim B

    Avelino has been really good. If he keeps doing what hes doing he’ll rise up the ranks quickly. If he does that than we might just see our full time future shortstop. I like the fact that he is a good stealer. He may not be Derek Jeter but he would eventually be a big upgrade baserunning wise oven Nunez/Nix etc.

    • Havok9120

      It would be nice just to have someone to look forward to. I don’t need Jeter’s heir-apparant, I just want a SS worth following for awhile.

      It appears my wish has been granted.

    • Now Batting

      Hope you’re right but DBJ showed me not to put any faith in SS stats.

      • Angelo

        Logic showed me that long ago.

        • Now Batting

          How does something conceptual “show” anything?

          • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead

            Logic is the name of one of his dogs.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              That’s kind of a badass name for a dog.

              I do agree with Angelo, though. I wish we’d all do a bit of what Chad Jennings does. Before they get to AA, it’s all nice print and all, but who gives a shit.

              • Angelo

                Pretty much. Not much of a point to get excited over SS stats.

  • John

    Austin may be an upgrade over Ichiro right now, bring him up after their season

    • Angelo

      Um. No. That would require a 40 man roster spot. Wouldn’t make sense.

    • Robinson Tilapia


  • Kramerica Industries

    Yankees finally beat the Mets.

  • Anthony Powerplay

    Wild game. Mason had a brutal night at the plate but he made 4 phenominal catches in the field. If his bat ever catches up to his glove, he’ll be quite the ball player.

    Tyler Austin is awesome. He’s a gamer. Ripped 2 straight Syndergaard fastballs for doubles and showed leadership at the end of the game. Love that.

    • Samuel

      Austin’s first double to left center on a hanging slider, not a fastball. Second double was sliced past first baseman trying to catch with the 97 mph fastball.

  • Wayne

    Hope David Palladino really takes off next year and Simón De La Rosa turns into moré improved versión of DePaula from this year next year! Also how old is Tyler Austin ?

  • Jedile

    I think we should now dub Gosuke Katoh as Goku!!

    Over/under 9000 ?!

    • Old Kinderhook


    • Bryan

      I don’t know. He seems a bit small. He might be a little more of a Gohan.