DotF: Banuelos throws five scoreless innings in Trenton’s loss

Game 99: Forget About Last Night
Headley walks off in 14th, Yanks beat Texas 2-1

Two quick notes:

  • IF Scott Sizemore has been transferred from the temporary inactive list to the Triple-A Scranton disabled list, reports Donnie Collins. I’m not sure what’s going on there, but the temporary inactive list usually means the player had to attend to some personal stuff.
  • The Yankees have signed West Virginia 2B Billy Fleming as an undrafted free agent, according to Grant Dovey. He hit .357/.459/.420 with seven doubles, 20 walks, and 16 strikeouts in 30 games for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League this summer. Yankees obviously saw something they liked and scooper him up.

Triple-A Scranton (7-0 win over Gwinnett)

  • SS Jose Pirela: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 CS — second game at short this year (zero from 2012-13)
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 K — had three hits in his last 19 at-bats combined (.158)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 1-5, 3 K
  • RF Adonis Garcia: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K
  • DH Kyle Roller: 0-2, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K
  • C John Ryan Murphy: 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB — 9-for-27 (.333) in his last eight games
  • 1B Austin Romine: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI — 11-for-34 (.324) in his last ten games
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB — grand slam in his second game at Triple-A
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 49 of 81 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 21 of 33 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — eight of 14 pitches were strikes (57%)

Double-A Trenton (3-0 loss to New Hampshire)

  • CF Jake Cave & 1B Peter O’Brien: both 0-4, 1 K
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 K, 1 SB
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 BB — 8-for-29 (.276) during his little seven-game hitting streak
  • RF Tyler Austin & DH Mason Williams: both 0-3, 1 K — Austin committed a fielding error
  • LHP Manny Banuelos: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 7/1 GB/FB — 38 of 55 pitches were strikes (69%) in what was is easily his best outing of the year … this is the first time this season he’s completed even four innings of work, nevermind five
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 15 of 20 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (3-2 win over St. Lucie)

  • SS Cito Culver: 0-4, 1 RBI
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — 9-for-21 (.429) with three doubles, two homers, four walks, and two strikeouts in his last six games
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4
  • DH Eric Jagielo & 2B Angelo Gumbs: both 0-3 — Gumbs struck out once, Jagielo twice
  • RF Aaron Judge: 0-2, 1 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Conner Kendrick: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6/5 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off-day.

Short Season Staten Island (11-5 loss to Hudson Valley)

  • DH Ty McFarland: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 HBP
  • LF Chris Breen: 1-5, 1 RBI
  • RF Austin Aune: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 K
  • 1B Connor Spencer: 3-5, 1 RBI — 11-for-36 (.306) in his last nine games
  • RHP Jonathan Holder: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GB/FB
  • RHP Jordan Foley: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 5/1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 17/6 K/BB in 17 innings for this year’s fifth rounder

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (5-3 win over the GCL Tigers)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B — 11-for-31 (.355) with six doubles in eight games rehabbing the quad injury
  • DH-CF Leonardo Molina: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — first pro homer for last summer’s big international signing
  • 3B Drew Bridges: 0-4, 4 K, 1 E (fielding) — 32 strikeouts in 105 plate appearances (30.5%)
  • RF Alex Palma: 2-2, 2 R, 1 RBI — left the game in the sixth after fouling a ball off his foot
  • CF Dominic Jose: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Manolo Reyes: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 4/0 GB/FB
  • LHP Orby Tavares: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (8-3 win over GCL Phillies)

  • CF Jose Figueroa: 2-3, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 SB — 12-for-35 (.343) with four doubles in his last ten games
  • LF Ericson Leonora: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 K
  • SS Angel Aguilar: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
  • DH Bo Thompson: 0-2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K
  • RF Wilmer Romero: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Jhon Morban: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/2 GB/FB — 16/14 K/BB in 23 innings
Game 99: Forget About Last Night
Headley walks off in 14th, Yanks beat Texas 2-1
  • Jeff

    Call up Refsnyder.

  • forensic

    Five innings for Banuelos???

    Must’ve been some miscommunication between Tony Franklin and the front office.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      55 pitches. I’m not sure what comes first, the pitch count or the innings count. It’s a chicken and egg type of thing I guess.

      • Geno

        You’re the egg. A bad egg.

    • Yankee$

      I really hope he is a key September callup.

    • gsloot

      He only threw 55 pitches in five innings. That is efficient.

    • RetroRob

      I think the miscommunication was with Banuelos and his left arm not being able to pitch effectively! Nice to see a good start tonight. Maybe he’s lining up for a strong second half.

    • nycsportzfan

      As Mike.A would say. Just when you think Banuelos situation can’t get any worse, heee totally redeems himself!!lol NICE!!

      • Spaceman Spiff

        The kid went from 64 innings in 2010 to 129 in 2011. I cant remember but was he hurt in 2010? That increase is going to Fck with anyone.

        Im tired of the babying of pitchers. I think if they are going to blow the elbow out its only a matter of time. Thats why I believe Tommy John surgeries are so prevalent right now. The innings limits are making what used to go down in the minors, happen in the majors. What used to be a career ender is now a set back.

        This is also why I wish Tanaka just went for the TJ surgery. Its inevitable and they are so good at it now he could come back by spring training. Yea i get it, if you have the chance to not go under the knife you explore that option. But how often does this work? Not very.

        What he should do is go to the Dominican and get some Stem Cells (Bartolo you fat bastard)

      • Rick

        You do know that’s from Dumb and Dumber, right?

  • Wayne

    I would bring up Rob Refsnyder too.
    Bryan Mitchell I would bring up in next year to put into the rotation.
    See what you can get out of him.
    Brandon McCarthy probably not with us next year Hiroki Kuroda probably retires. David Phelps the only definite in the major league roster Shane Greene, Chase Whitley and Bryan Mitchell would be great to keep in our rotation in aaa till we need a starter if one or all of our starters gets hurt in rotation next year.
    We should have alot of depth.
    If we sign Jon Lester i rather keep these guys i mentioned rather than trade any of them for Cliff Lee.
    Because it will give us an advantage during trade talks about top prospects we might Have to give up like Luis Severino if he is not traded this season.
    But knowing the yankees don’t bet on Luis Severino not getting traded from yankees.
    Oh well!!!!!
    OOOOh well!!!!!!!
    Just saying!!

    • Ron

      If he is here who is at the special Olympics.

      • n0exit

        That’s harsh man.

        The guys at the special Olympics have some real talent.

    • Chip

      The Snozberries taste like Snozberries!

  • Dan

    Anyone have any idea how Banuelos velo, location, movement, etc. were? AA stats can be deceiving.

    • leftylarry

      Forget Banuelos AND, yes, McCarthy will be here next seasin if he keeps it up.

      • Spaceman Spiff

        Could definitely see McCarthy back next season on a 1 year prove it deal, or something like it. Seems like hes happy to be over here, Rothschild telling him to throw his cutter again.

        I always find it interesting that teams put a focus on certain pitches. Dont understand why youd ever tell a successful pitcher to stop throwing a pitch

        • CS Yankee

          I wish they had Hughes stop throwing that homer pitch.

  • nycsportzfan

    Tell me you guys aren’t all stoked for Rob Segedin? Poor guys done his job in the minors , but coulden’t stay healthy. Hes kicking some butt now and the former 3rd rder has gotta be in the mix for Sept call up.

    • Chip

      He’s a 25 year old who hit for very little power in AA and isn’t a real third baseman. Pass

    • Yanks

      Segedin is probably just going to be a AAAA player… he’s not a very good defender and the bat is nothing special.

    • Cuso

      I’m definitely not stoked about Segedin. He’s going to spend three years at AAA if I had to guess. He’ll get a cup of coffee in ’16 and will be gone shortly thereafter.

      • Spaceman Spiff

        never understand how people fall victim to the shelly duncan syndrome every year. Yea im rooting for him, but he is a AAA player, AAAA at best.

        Much more interested in the lower guys like Judge, Sevs, Abi. They have a chance to be someone not just a filler.

  • nycsportzfan

    Jon Ryan Murphy starting to get hot at the right time.(trade deadline) Refs is just unbelievable. Like I said the other day, even with his slump hes hitting around 300 with a 400OBP at Triple A still. And all he had to do was get outta the slump and the numbers never got low enough to of worried in the 1st place. Bang a 3 hit game. Refs is ready.

  • nycsportzfan

    Tyler Webb is ready if we end up needing another lefty outta the pen in my opinion. Thats always a nice treat to have. Instead of go getting are usual high priced loogy, we might have one ready in our own ranks.

    • TopChuckie

      And Lindgren. Cut bait with Thornton and take your chances with these guys. It can’t be THAT hard to get out one guy a night, can it?

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Love me some Man-Ban

  • nycsportzfan

    Bummer outings from Holder and Foley for SI. A pretty solid night for most part through the ranks though. Leo Molina’s 1st HR of the yr, and Refs gets the 3hit game, and Ty Webb pitched really well for Scranton, and Abi got a couple hits and a couple SB, and Ty McFarland continues to look like a steal, and JRM had a sick game, and big Rob Segedin drove in 5, and Big Bird knocked another one out the park.etc

    Now tell me all this isn’t just that much sweeter because of Headleys 1st hit in pinstripes?lol

    • Deep Thoughts

      Dude, lighten up on Holder and Foley! Stop bringing that negative vibe all the time. I’m sick of you always crapping on every prospect.

  • Shadow

    Nelson cruz was considered a 28 year old AAAA player at on point too. And the list goes on with Marc trumbo and so on

    • Dan G

      Cruz did have some… “help”… going from AAAA to MLB ready.

      But you’re right some guys just need more time to figure it out or catch on with the right coach. Look what happened when Joey Bats went to Toronto.

      I just think it’s funny that people act like NY would intentionally let an impact bat wallow down in AAA. Sure the numbers look pretty but do you really want someone playing 2B who’s not ready defensively? Especially on this team.

  • LW23

    I really like the numbers DBJ is putting up. Hopefully he gets promoted to Trenton to really see some progress. It’s been a pretty positive year for the farm system, despite the fact some of the alleged big time prospects crapping out.

  • BillyBall

    Refsynder will be that call up when Roberts tweaks his tricep.

    Man Bam if he gets hot and builds up innings will be that late call up lefty we need if we are still in contention.

    No need to trade for Lee or gut the farm for Hammels.

    If they take a flyer on Danks it has to be only for b level prospects due to that shoulder injury and the fact that his fastball is 2 mph slower. We eat the remainder of contract and he replaces a Whitley or whomever is struggling.

    If Pineda comes back than he would be replacing someone as well. The only locks in rotation right now are McCarthy, Kuroda, and Phelps.

    Unless Greene puts up a few more really solid outings he maybe the guy to go with Whitley either to bullpen or AAA. I like both of them so I hope they stick. This is why trading for a guy like Danks just because he is a lefty may not be worth the investment if it truly is not an upgrade!