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


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.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Danny says:

    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.

  2. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  3. Tim B says:

    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.

  4. John says:

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

  5. Yankees finally beat the Mets.

  6. 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 says:

      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.

  7. Wayne says:

    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 ?

  8. Jedile says:

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

    Over/under 9000 ?!

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