Mason Williams helps Trenton to walk-off win

Saturday Night Open Thread
Blue Jays spoil Pineda's debut with 4-0 shutout

OF Tyler Austin left Extended Spring Training in Tampa and is on his way to Double-A Trenton, according to his mother’s Twitter feed. Yes, his mother’s Twitter feed. Austin’s missed a chunk of last season with a wrist problem and it slowed him down again in camp. He was behind the other position players, so he stayed back in ExST to prepare. Glad he’s back so soon.

Triple-A Scranton‘s doubleheader was rained out. They will make up one game as part of a doubleheader tomorrow and the other as part of a doubleheader on June 26th.

Double-A Trenton (6-5 win over New Hampshire, walk-off style)

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — walk-off single … he’s off to a nice start
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K — still looking for his first hit of the year
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI — has two hits this year, and they’re both doubles
  • DH Ben Gamel: 1-4, 2 K
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 9/1 GB/FB — 60 of 95 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • SwP Pat Venditte: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — 18 of 29 pitches were strikes (62%)

High-A Tampa (3-0 loss to Lakeland)

  • CF Jake Cave & 2B Angelo Gumbs: both 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 2 K
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-4, 3 K — still looking for his first of the year, but he’ll never get it, he’s cursed
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • DH Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Rafael DePaula: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB — he got roughed up pretty good after moving up to this level at midseason last year
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Low-A Charleston (6-3 loss to Augusta)

  • DH Abi Avelino: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — has a little six-game hitting streak going back to the end of last season
  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-5, 1 SB
  • RF Aaron Judge: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 2 K — five strikeouts in 12 at-bats
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B
  • C Luis Torrens: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB — three walks and three strikeouts in three games
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 0-4, 3 K
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 4/2 GB/FB
  • RHP Jordan Cote: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Saturday Night Open Thread
Blue Jays spoil Pineda's debut with 4-0 shutout
  • adam

    Is Greg Bird hurt?

    • Yanks

      Yes. Back issues.

  • CS Yankee

    Jag perhaps should DH a day and let DBich man third.

    Mason looked good in ST, hopes he keeps the petal to the metal this entire year.

    • Yanks

      He definitely looked a lot bigger than I expected. Probably added some weight to his frame, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he was adjusting in ST. He’s got some tremendous skills in the OF though. Can definitely see why he’s rated so highly for his defense.

      • vicki

        he looks HUGE. he looks like he ate that skinny little kid i saw back in staten island. fangraphs still has him listed at 150. milb says 180; he looks thirty pounds bigger than that.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Yeah, he was skin and bones in SI.

  • Rollo_T

    Good news for Austin. His wrist problem may have hampered his hitting last season at Trenton. I think he tried to play through it before shutting it down. Knock on wood he can be injury free. Right now RF for the big club is an eye sore.

  • qwerty

    That’s a sad group of prospects.

    • CS Yankee

      Compared to what?

      • first name only male – Retire 21

        Compared to a much happier group of prospects. Obviously.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Compared to the generic brand of troll-feed.

    • nycsportzfan

      First multi hit game in only his 2nd professional game is pretty good for Aaron Judge. Bichette Jr’s off to a great start. Masion Williams had nice line, including walkoff hit. Its super early in the season, so it don’t matter either way really, but there is good to be found, if your not only looking for the negative.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Did Cote get shifted to the pen permanently or is he just being stretched out or something?

  • Angelo

    Jagielo has struck out 6 out of 12 at bats. Maybe he’s just over matched? I know it’s a small sample size, but ouch. He should be able to turn it around, but is he actually Austin Aune in disguise?

  • nycsportzfan

    Bichette Jr. is off to a solid start to the season.
    375BA 1double 1rib 4bbs 1.083OPS

  • Arnie

    Anyone see that Tommy Kahnle got the win for the Rockies last night? He’s now thrown in 2 games and has a 2.70 ERA. At this point they won’t be offering him back anytime soon.

  • GeneralChaos

    So Kahnle can’t break into the Yankees AAA roster, but he makes the Rockies 25 man and is a contributor out of their bullpen. Maybe the problem with the Yankees minor leagues isn’t the lack of talent, but the lack of recognizing that talent, and the lack of opportunity for young talent. If Kahnle were still here he’d be slotted behind thirty something journeyman pitchers named Joe that are taking up AAA roster spots, just like so many other young pitchers are now. Those who should be developing in AAA are stuck behind them in AA, those who should be in AA are stuck in A and on down the line. Are these retreads really the future of the team? Look how the Cardinals develope young talent – aggressively but wisely. Weren’t they in the World Series last year – and will be contenders for a long time with a very young team. Maybe something to learn there.

  • folley of the pre-determined outcome

    I can see why Jagielo is in the “watch” but I cannot see why Bichette is almost an after-thought with us the prospect watchers. He’s reputedly a very good athlete, good bloodlines, AND he is 4 months YOUNGER than Jags! He should have a legitimate shot in the field to play third base, not DHing exclusively, hopefully.

  • CONservative governMENt

    Can I borrow your Jump to Conclusions mat?