DotF: Banuelos moves up to Double-A, Judge homers in Charleston win

Game 26: Robbie Returns
Cano returns to the Bronx, helps Mariners to 6-3 win

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 loss to Durham)

  • RF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — 12-for-29 (.414) with three doubles and one homer in his last seven games
  • SS Dean Anna: 1-5, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — no homers today, just a double
  • DH Ronnie Mustelier: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B
  • C Austin Romine: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 K — hitting only .108/.195/.135 in 11 games so far
  • RHP Shane Greene: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 34 of 47 pitches were strikes (72%) … he was sitting 92-96 with a slider at 87 according to Josh Norris … a scout told Norris that Greene is simply too predictable, hitters can sit on his fastball
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 49 of 78 pitches were strikes (63%)

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over New Hampshire)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 CS
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-5, 1 K
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 2 K, 1 PB — fourth straight two-pitch game
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — 18-for-40 (.450) with three doubles and five homers in his last ten games
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SB
  • LHP Manny Banuelos: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 29 of 40 pitches were strikes (73%) … first step up the ladder as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery
  • RHP Joel De La Cruz: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 10/4 GB/FB — 54 of 93 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 13 of 18 pitches were strikes (72%)

High-A Tampa (4-1 loss to Dunedin)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-4, 2 K
  • SS Brendan Ryan: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K — don’t worry! he’s close to coming back to kick-start the offense!
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • DH Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-4
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-4

Low-A Charleston (8-4 win over Augusta)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB — 15-for-40 (.375) in his last ten games
  • RF Aaron Judge: 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — 14-for-29 (.483) in his last eight games … apparently the homer was a line drive to center field
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 0-4, 1 R, 2 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 E (throwing) — 10-for-22 (.455) in his last six games
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
  • RHP Brady Lail: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 8/3 GB/FB — 49 of 70 pitches were strikes (70%) … back-to-back strong outings after a couple of clunkers
Game 26: Robbie Returns
Cano returns to the Bronx, helps Mariners to 6-3 win
  • Jimmy

    Wow Michael O’Neill is really awful isn’t he.

  • RetroRob

    I wonder if they plan to let Banuelos ever throw more than three innings.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    That report on Greene screams “reliever,” not starter.

    Good stuff with ManBan and Judge on an otherwise shitty night in Yankeeville.

  • pat

    Gosuke with a little 5 game hit streak including 2 triples and a double. Hopefully he has started to get his bearings a little bit.

  • ALZ

    Judge is back.

  • nycsportzfan

    They were showing a graphic of all the soft tossing closers in the game right now and how good there doing. We got Drob and Betances, but maybe Banuelos career will take a turn towards closer instead of starter?

    • Yanks

      Based off of what? Banuelos hasn’t given any indications he needs to go to the pen right now.

    • Preston

      Are we calling Banuelos a soft tosser? He works in the mid 90’s as a starter, he could definitely be consistently 94+ as a reliever. Not that he should be a closer. He’s got three plus pitches. Give him a chance to rehab. He’ll probably be in the 2015 rotation.

      • forensic

        He’ll probably be in the 2015 rotation.

        I don’t know, that seems a little aggressive for them. They’d probably have to have him stretched all the way out to 4 innings and/or 50 pitches by that time. That’s pushing it…

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          It worked for Jose Campos. He never threw more than ten pitches at a time.

          • Looser trader droids FotD™

            Oh but those ten pitches….things of beauty they were.

  • Michael Cutler

    Sabathia fucking sucks. . . his arm is shot

  • Mark

    Let Roller and Canzler split 1B/DH time in AAA, see what the guy can do at a higher level.

  • Yanks 47

    By June 1. Judge should be in tampa, banuelos in AAA and O brien in AA.

  • Morrical

    Time to send Judge up to Tampa.

    • Preston

      I’m usually conservative with promotions. But I would definitely support being a little aggressive with him.

    • ALZ

      screw that. He should replace Soriano now.

  • YankeePankee

    Greene too predictable?
    That’s Yanks coaches fault.
    Teach him more pitches. A cutter. A splitter. A split/changeup.
    He can hit 97. Arm too valuable to make him a reliever.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Many, many, many lesser men have thrown 97 before.

  • DickM

    Maybe we can send him to the Cardinals changeup academy.

  • ChrisS

    With the way our rotation is shaping up with injuries I could see Banuelos in the Rotation by mid June.

  • The Great Gonzo

    In John Sterling voice:

    “You know the thing about Brenden Ryan is, Suzyn? He’s a ‘basebawl playeh’. He does all the little things… He’ll take a walk, he can hit, although not with alot of power… he’s a great glove… A GRRREAAAT glove… He does all the little things that don’t show up in the box scores”

    Boom. Season saved.

  • scott

    I posted this last night on another thread:
    I think the Yanks are going to get Banuelos up to the majors NLT the AS break.
    He went 3 innings again tonight, (in Trenton), struck out 4, no walks, only 2 hits and threw only 40 pitches. With the exception of one horrible outing (2/3 of an inning 4 runs), he has gone 3 innings 4 times (not including tonight) and struck out 14, walked only 2. Opponents are batting .213 off of him.
    I know he is coming back from TJ surgery, but isn’t it time to extend him? If not, are the Yanks going to give him 5 three inning starts at AA, then move him up to AAA, then onto the bigs to be this year’s long reliever ala Phelps and Warren? This way they can control his innings and get him some MLB experience?

  • Spaceman Spiff

    So is Ramon Flores back to being a prospect? He’s having a pretty damn good year so far in AAA and is only 22.

  • will

    not sure if girardi mispoke in ST or i misheard, but he expected to see banuelos make a few starts this year…

  • Wayne

    Like I said before Brady Lail is our best pitching prospect right now!
    Hope the yankees don’t trade him but lets face it if the yankees are going to give up anyone for a starter it is him. Brady is going to be a dominant starter with his great delivery And mix of pitches. I hope we get at least Cliff lee for this guy with whatever else we have to give up. If we are going to win it all this year we are going to have to get Cliff Lee. Brady Lail ,Rafael Depaula, Gary Sanchez, Ramon Flores, David Palladino and Alex Polanco for Cliff Lee.
    Deal made!!!!

  • Wayne

    Correction! Yanks give up Aaron Ju?ge, Brady Lail, Gary Sanchez, Ramon Flores and David Palladino for Cliff Lee. We don’t need to give up any more than that!