DotF: Burawa returns in Triple-A loss

Game 38: Just Win
Mets pound Nuno and Aceves, Yankees fall 12-7

Some quick notes:

  • RHP Danny Burawa (oblique) was activated off the Triple-A Scranton DL, according to Chad Jennings. IF Corban Joseph was also activated off the temporarily inactive list.
  • RHP Chris Leroux is dealing with some kind of injury according to Nick Peruffo. He is in Tampa rehabbing at the moment.

Triple-A Scranton (8-4 loss to Lehigh Valley)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 1-5, 2 K, 1 CS
  • SS Dean Anna: 3-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (interference) — snaps an 0-for-13 skid
  • LF Adonis Garcia: 3-4, 1 RBI
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — first career Triple-A homer
  • C Austin Romine: 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 Balk, 3/2 GB/FB — 60 of 91 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — 20 of 30 pitches were strikes
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1 IP, zeroes, 4/0 GB/FB — eleven pitches, six strikes

Double-A Trenton (5-1 loss to Erie)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 K — threw a runner out at second … down to .188/.279/.257 on the season
  • LF Ben Gamel: 0-4
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 1-4
  • DH Peter O’Brien: 0-4, 1 RBI
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-4
  • RF Taylor Dugas: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K — 13/15 K/BB in 27 games this year and 87/130 K/BB in 199 career games
  • LHP Jeremy Bleich: 7 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2 WP, 9/5 GB/FB — 64 of 95 pitches were strikes (67%)

High-A Tampa (7-2 win over St. Lucie)

  • CF Jake Cave: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 CS —  hitting .303/.346/.408 with three steals in six attempts on the season
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K — down to .198/.253/.237 on the year
  • DH Greg Bird: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
  • 1B Matt Snyder: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K — just back from an unknown injury
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Nick Goody: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1/2 GB/FB — first time throwing more than one inning as he comes back from Tommy John surgery
  • LHP Eric Wooten: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 5/6 GB/FB
  • RHP Phil Wetherell: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 12/6 K/BB in 13.1 innings

Low-A Charleston (8-4 loss to Savannah)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — 9-for-26 (.346) in his last six games
  • RF Aaron Judge: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K — had been in a 4-for-28 (.143)
  • DH Michael O’Neill: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — 4-for-11 (.364) after an ugly 0-for-19 skid
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Luis Severino: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 61 of 83 pitches were strikes (73%) … 27/3K/BB in his last 28.2 innings
  • RHP Phil Walby: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 0/1 GB/FB — only eight of 24 pitches were strikes (33%) … had allowed six base-runners total coming into this game
Game 38: Just Win
Mets pound Nuno and Aceves, Yankees fall 12-7
  • Derbs

    So at what point does Mason Williams become Eric Duncan status?

    • Yankee$

      Another year or so? Duncan made it to AAA.

    • ALZ

      Hate to say this, but he isn’t even as good as eric duncan. Duncan actually hit pretty good in AA. Mason Williams hasn’t even hit well since he was in regular A. Tampa was too much for him to begin with, .676 ops is pretty bad with those that disagree.

  • Tom

    Time to pull the plug on Culver the SS and see if he can pitch?

    A real nice outing (or at last a nice looking pitching line) by Severino. I actually hope they move him through the system relatively slow and have his innings built up by the time he is hitting AA. I know folks tend to think they are too slow promoting guys, but I think they move pitchers through the lower levels too fast.

    • ALZ

      They are trying to wait as long as they can, because he has way more value as a shortstop. Is not like he will turn into a top flight pitcher. With all the development time you are probably talking about a middle reliever at max, not really a whole lot to be gained there.


    With the revolving door in the major league bullpen, when do we suppose Montgomery or Burawa get a call? Surely Claiborne’s leash is getting mighty short…

  • hornblower

    Nice to see the system has some good hitting prospects. No need do anything with Culver. Tampa needs a ss until the low A guys are ready.

  • Ghost

    Luis Severino Keeps rolling I like. Though, nothing replaces the man crush that is Phil Hughes circa 2006. Just browsed that stats at fangraph that season in AA. Good times *Tear*

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Gary Sanchez is my lighthouse in the storm.

    Guide us to salvation, o #1 prospect.

  • The Other Matt

    Mason Williams is really tearing it up this year in Trenton.

  • Robert

    Slade,Mason and Tyler 3 major outfield disappointments. They are the reason we have the 3 elder statesmen Carlos,Ichiro and Alphonso in the Bronx.
    Good luck to Zmont in the Bronx.

    Hoping Judge,Cave and the rest of the A hopefuls move up fast!

    • Coolerking101

      2/3 of those fellas are disappointments largely b/c they can’t stay healthy. Who knows what’s going on with Williams. It’s a long season. All we can do is hope he puts it together in the second half of the season.

    • morris

      not going to happen.Unless we get rid of Newman and Oppenheimer and change the organizational structure we continue to flounder.

  • Donnybaseball72

    Maybe Mason Williams needs to go back to Tampa and fixe his swing.

    • ALZ

      The thing is that he couldn’t hit in tampa to begin with. .676 ops isn’t really enough to warrant a level up.

  • hey now

    Gary Sanchez didn’t have a catcher’s interference, so there’s that.

  • Scott

    With all the outfielders stalling at AA / AAA do you think it is a development problem? Perhaps the Yanks need to address their minor league coaching staff.

    Their pitchers seem to do the same too, cruise through Low A/ High A, then stall in AA or get hurt. Who do you put the blame on?

    • ALZ

      AA is the real hurdle. Across baseball proving yourself in AA is when you actually show that your a real prospect. Isn’t really surprising that several of them are struggling. Flores/Refsnyder/Sanchez are all doing really good in AA/AAA though.