DotF: Two more hits for Refsnyder in Trenton’s win

Game 57: Mismatch
Offense breaks out for two runs, Yankees lose 5-2 to Athletics anyway

As usual, let’s start with some notes:

Triple-A Scranton (7-6 loss to Norfolk)

  • 2B Jose Pirela: 1-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI — 18-for-50 (.360) in his last ten games
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • DH Corban Joseph: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • C Austin Romine: 0-3, 1 K
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 9/3 GB/FB — 51 of 79 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • SwP Pat Venditte: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 24 of 36 pitches were strikes (67%)

Double-A Trenton (8-3 win over Richmond)

  • CF Mason Williams: 3-4, 1 R, 4 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB — 17-for-56 (.306) since his four-day benching in the middle of last month
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB — 15-for-39 (.385) with four doubles and three homers in his last nine games
  • DH Peter O’Brien: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — 16-for-33 (.489) in his last eight games … he’s absolutely on fire
  • LHP Manny Banuelos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 22 of 34 pitches were strikes (65%) … second game back from his little dead arm
  • LHP Eric Wooten: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 8/4 GB/FB — 51 of 75 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • LHP James Pazos: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — 16 of 27 pitches were strikes (59%) … not the Double-A debut he was hoping for
  • LHP Fred Lewis: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — only three pitches

High-A Tampa (8-0 loss to Fort Myers)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-4, 2 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K — 12-for-38 (.316) in his last two games
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-3
  • LHP Chaz Hebert: 3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 2/3 GB/FB
  • RHP Nick Goody: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 18/3 K/BB in 11.1 innings since returning from Tommy John surgery

Low-A Charleston (8-7 loss to Hickory, walk-off style)

  • CF Michael O’Neill: 2-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HBP
  • SS Tyler Wade: 3-5, 1 R, 3 RBI — had two hits in his previous 20 at-bats
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate … homer streak ends at three games, but he has three doubles, a triple, and three homers in his last four games, so the power has arrived
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • C Eduardo de Oleo: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI — hit two homers yesterday and another today
  • RHP Rookie Davis: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 8/1 GB/FB
  • LHP Omar Luis: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 9/12 K/BB in 14.2 innings
Game 57: Mismatch
Offense breaks out for two runs, Yankees lose 5-2 to Athletics anyway
  • Danny

    Anyone know the deal with Chaz Hebert ? Surprised to see he jumped 2-3 levels after a mediocre season last year. Interested to hear if maybe the stuff jumped up this past off-season or if he’s just being thrown there to fill a rotation spot.

  • SamVa

    Get to see Trenton live tomorrow!!

    Excited to see that line-up

  • Joe

    So do the yanks have a pick on live TV Thursday nite?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Yes. They’re doing the first 2 rounds Thursday night.

      • nycsportzfan

        Heres to hoping Justus Sheffield is on the board. Obviously Ti’Quan Forbes is the guy I want most but hes rising right now more so then dropping. If not Sheffield, i’ll probably be hoping for Mike Papi, or Matt Imhof. I don’t think we’ll take Suarez, Connaguhton, or Fry with our 2nd rder but more likely 3rd if they do take one.

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Refsnyder and Sanchez, save us from this evil.

  • hornblower

    This is the story for 2014. The big club is really hard to watch and it is not going to get much better.

  • nycsportzfan

    I can’t stomach the big league club. I’ve stayed positive for the most part because through it all we have kept a playoff spot but this teams offense is Tampa Bay Rays type bad. Beltran can’t return quick enough.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Put Ref in Scranton yesterday!

  • nycsportzfan

    Mason Williams has scored in 10 straight games, and maybe more(I only seen his last 10games). Thats impressive.

  • yankeepankee

    Look at that Scranton lineup.
    Not one prospect to get excited about.
    Borderline Pirela. Sad.
    Retreads, old Cuban rejects. Angelini promoted after hitting about .100 because nobody else around.
    Cashman and his scouting and minors staff are horrid.
    They should just close their eyes and point on draft day. Can’t be worse than they’ve done.

    • Michael

      Patience…these things take time. Cashman has only had total control since 2007.

    • pat

      It was the minor league staff that signed Solarte….

    • Nick

      Welcome to AAA.

      Look at the lineup they played against… It’s filled with names that I know – AAAA guys who had their cup of tea in the majors but couldn’t stick as more than a “spring training invite” guy. Julio Borbon, Quinten Berry, Xavier Paul, Clevenger, Marerro, DeJesus, Cord Phelps… I’m sure you’ve probably heard of at least a few of these guys. They’re all exactly what you described. Why is that? Because that is what AAA is filled with. Every team signs “non-prospects” to ST invites and AAA is where they end up when they don’t make the team.

      Look at the AA lineup. There are 6 guys there who are actually considered prospects. Legit prospects.

    • Roadgeek Adam

      Some are older yes, but they are doing what we need for the most part, hitting. (Pirela, Garcia, Wheeler, etc)

  • Paco Dooley

    SS Cito Culver: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K — 12-for-38 (.316) in his last two games

    I assume that he is hitting .316 over the last two weeks – he still has no power and his OBP has not been great, but if he can at least start to get some hits he could start to rebuild his case as a prospect given his age.

    • Brian in MA

      17 at bats per game for two games? that would be some sort of record

      • http://wat bob

        That would be 19 sir.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      .313/.375/.436 over the last 17 games.

      Yay, arbitrary endpoints!

  • Wayne

    Aaron Judge is going to get traded at deadline. No doubt !!
    Oh man this is terrible news for us. damn. Oh well he could have been a star for us.
    Oh well he will be probably better than Mike Trout or 10 times better than Curtis Granderson. Oh well for Jeff Samardzija.
    Lets hope no on on charleston roster is given up for Jeff Samardzija . Hope we don’t lose you charleston guys .
    I can see it now former Yankee farmhand is a Yankee killer and a star is born. Aaron Judge is that man.
    Oh well we lost a future star!!!

    • New Guy

      Either you’re drunk (posting at 4 AM) or English is not your native language. Oh well!

    • Scott


      Judge won’t be traded for Samardja. the Cubs want pitching and ML ready prospects. Judge isn’t there yet, and he is not a throw in as far as the Yanks are concerned.

      Unless a ML club is enamored with Judge for whatever reason, no one is going to make him the headliner in a trade. He is in Single A. Single A guys are filler for trades. AAA and AA guys get traded, they are closest to the show.

      The Yanks don’t have the pitching the Cubs need for Shark anyway. If the Yanks trade with the Cubs it will be for Hammels.

  • Michael Cutler

    How Bad is Omar Luis

    • Preston

      Yeah, the walks have always been a problem. But he used to be effectively wild. His K rate has been cut in half in the move from rookie ball to Low A, while his BB rate has remained way too high.

      • JohnnyC

        But his calorie intake rate remains very high. God bless MacDonalds!