DotF: Scranton walks off with a pair of wins in doubleheader

Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament, rehab recommended
Bullpen melts down in 9-3 loss to Indians

Some quick notes:

  • RHP Mark Montgomery (shin) has been activated off the Double-A Trenton disabled list, according to Josh Norris. LHP Fred Lewis, meanwhile, is off to see a doctor for something, says Nick Peruffo. Lewis has been dreadful of late. Not surprising he might be hurt.
  • Matt Kardos reports LHP Tyler Webb has been added to the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game roster as a replacement for LHP Matt Tracy, who is ineligible to pitch in the game due to the timing of his next scheduled start.

Triple-A Scranton Game One (5-4 win over Rochester in seven innings, walk-off style)

  • 2B Jose Pirela: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RF Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — right field again
  • 1B Austin Romine: 1-3
  • C John Ryan Murphy: 2-4, 1 K
  • DH Kyle Roller: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — walk-off fielder’s choice
  • RHP Bruce Billings: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 8/7 GB/FB — 67 of 99 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — eight of 12 pitches were strikes … Clip’d the win (some of you have been around long enough to remember what the means, right?)

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (1-0 win over Rochester in seven innings, walk-off style)

  • LF Taylor Dugas: 1-3
  • RF Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 K — again, right field
  • 3B Adonis Garcia: 3-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI — walk-off dinger
  • 1B Kyle Roller & C Austin Romine: both 0-2
  • LHP Jeremy Bleich: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6/0 GB/FB — 29 of 48 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Joel De La Cruz: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 33 of 46 pitches were strikes (72%)

Double-A Trenton (5-1 win over Reading)

  • CF Mason Williams & LF Ben Gamel: both 2-5 — Williams drove in a run … Gamel stole a base, drove in a run, and struck out twice
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-5, 1 K
  • 1B Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — 29th homer of the year is the third most in baseball behind Rangers 3B Joey Gallo (31) and Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (30)
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 7.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 8/6 GB/FB — 62 of 99 pitches were strikes (63%)

High-A Tampa (11-2 win over Clearwater)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-5, 1 RBI
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-5, 1 R, 2 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI — 18-for-54 (.333) during his 13-game hitting streak
  • RF Yeicok Calderon: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB — Yeicokshot!
  • DH Aaron Judge: 2-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — fourth homer in his last ten games
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Rafael DePaula: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 6/1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — has allowed no more than one run in three of his last four starts

Low-A Charleston (4-1 loss to Savannah in 7+ innings) games was completed early due to rain

  • LF Michael O’Neill & SS Tyler Wade: both 0-3 — O’Neill was hit by a pitch and Wade struck out twice
  • CF Dustin Fowler & 3B Miguel Andujar: both 1-3 — Andujar struck out
  • 1B Mike Ford & CF Mark Payton: both 0-2, 1 BB — Payton threw a runner out at second
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-3
  • RHP Gabe Encinas: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HB, 2/0 GB/FB — 21 of 42 pitches were strikes (50%) … back up from the GCL after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery
  • RHP Rookie Davis: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7/4 GB/FB — 55 of 79 pitches were strikes (70%)

Short Season Staten Island (11-0 win over Lowell)

  • C Luis Torrens: 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 PB — Ben Badler says one of the doubles was off the top of the wall and initially called a homer before the umpires changed the call to a double
  • 2B Ty McFarland: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
  • RF Austin Aune: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 CS — had been in a 6-for-34 (.176) slump
  • 3B Renzo Martini: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Andy Beresford: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 7/1 GB/FB — 18/2 K/BB in 19.1 innings at this level
  • RHP Jordan Foley: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 4/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 Game One (3-2 loss to GCL Phillies in 12 innings) completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain in the tenth inning

  • 3B Drew Bridges: 2-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • DH Leonardo Molina: 1-5, 1 K
  • RF Alex Palma: 1-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI — only six strikeouts in 72 plate appearances (8.3%)
  • RHP Travis Hissong: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 12 strikeouts and no walks in eleven pro innings for the undrafted free agent

Rookie GCL Yanks1 Game Two (3-2 win over GCL Phillies) SS Jorge Mateo has not played since leaving Monday’s game after two at-bats, so something’s up with him

  • 3B Drew Bridges: 2-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — 6-for-16 (.375) with three doubles in his last four games
  • CF Leonardo Molina: 0-3, 2 RBI, 1 K — 12-for-61 (.197) with 20 strikeouts
  • RF Alex Palma: 0-4, 1 RBI
  • RHP Manolo Reyes: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 14/10 K/BB in 12 innings
  • RHP Christopher Cabrera: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 10/7 K/BB in 9.2 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (9-6 loss to GCL Braves)

  • SS Angel Aguilar: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • 1B Bo Thompson: 2-5, 2 RBI
  • RF Wilmer Romero: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at second
  • RHP Jhon Morban: 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3 HB, 5/1 GB/FB — 10/12 K/BB in 14 innings
Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament, rehab recommended
Bullpen melts down in 9-3 loss to Indians
  • Mark

    Possible second base starter next year who could use everyday reps at 2nd. GET HIM IN RF GUYS!

  • tom

    Finally I have witnessed a fucking positive moment. Bichette Jr. and DePaula have got better and better. Yah!!!!

  • Eric Duncan Fan

    Aune’s entire career has been one long slump.

    Anyway Vince Conde signed an above slot deal , i wonder if they’ll promote he’ll start in S.I or bump Wade to Tampa and have him start in charelston

    • Yanks

      Wade definitely isn’t ready for Tampa and Conde wasn’t all that great this year. Just start him at SI, especially since it seems Thairo is injured.

    • ChristisKing

      Where did you read that Conde signed? Im looking and cant find it

      • Eric Duncan fan

        Check Jim Callis Twitter timeline

        • ChristisKing

          Thank you

  • PhillyMatt

    Ah encouraging minor league results to forget about the big league team direction

    Look to the future

  • Now Batting

    I hope Judge doesn’t stay in High A for long.

    • Yanks

      A late season promotion would be cool, but for now, just let him get adjusted to the better pitching and work on keeping the batting average up and the strikeouts down since we know the power is there.

  • TWTR

    They should promote as many minor leaguers as is feasible to the major league club.

  • Adam B

    What happened to Jagielo? He was rehabbing then suddenly stopped

  • Angelo

    Badler also mentioned on twitter that he views Luis Torrens as a top ten prospect in the Yankees farm system. Some nice praise. The home run he hit today was crushed to center field apparently.

    • n0exit

      Would like to see him back in A ball. Officially, he was sent on a rehab assignment to SI so maybe he’ll come back. Also, he’s only been catching for a little while but he really has to up his game in that regard.

      • Yankee$

        The kid is only 18. Maybe leave him where he is for the rest of the season. Probably just started him in Charleston to get him some game action. I don’t see this as a setback at all.

        • Angelo

          Agreed. Even if he doesn’t go back to Charleston until next season, he will still be ahead of most of his peers since he’s so young.

    • nycsportzfan

      Yup, we all figured he was gonna be the next hard hitting , big upside C to be in the system, and were starting to see that upside offensively.

  • Kevin

    Luis Torrens is ripping up short season ball as an 18 year old. The kid is another exciting catching prospect.

  • Angelo

    It’d be great if O’Brien could improve that hit tool. As usual, his power is great, but lacking elsewhere.

    He’s still striking out 24.5% of the time and walking less than 5% of the time at Double-A. He’ll be 24 in less than a week, so he’s not exactly young for the level either.

  • Kevin

    The lower levels of the Yankee minor leagues are STACKED w/ talent. They may not have much at the AAA level but the lower levels are something to be excited about.

    • Yankee$

      Right, and 9 of the top 30 International Prospects just signed on.

    • edb

      When hasn’t the lower levels of the Yanks minor league been stacked? Something evil seems to happen as these guys move up the ladder. We’ve been saying the lower levels have been stacked since before Jairo Heredia and Kelvin De Leon were prospects. Eric Duncan? Killer Bs? Christian Parker? Rudy Guillen?

    • Dick M

      AA is the litmus test.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner


  • Angelo

    Clip’d the win (some of you have been around long enough to remember what the means, right?)

    Columbus Clippers reference I’m assuming? I’ve followed the farm system for a while, but am unaware of the reference.

    • Yankee$

      Ron Davis…Vulture style ???

    • Eric Duncan fan


      Even throwing it back to the pre-R.A.B days we were gushing about guys like Christian Garcia , Matt Desalvo & Tyler *the Yankee clipper* Clippard.

      back when Nomaas and Nyyfans , we’re pretty much the main sites that got the most site traffic regarding every thing yankees based (pre twitter)

      Thank goodness this blog took off and rose up to where it’s at now.

      • edb

        You’re forgetting Pinstriped Bible too.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I was a big fan of Canyon of Heroes, as well as Bronx Banter, as well.

          • Looser trader droids FotD™

            I was on BB a lot. Weird how it faded in popularity. Did Wayne show up there?!

    • Travis Lincoln

      Tyler Clippard reference. He was great at coming into ballgames with the lead, giving it up, then staying in until they re-took the lead. Thus…Clip’d the win.

      • Angelo

        Hah, I guess I missed that somehow.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I don’t remember it as a thing on here. Funny.

  • TC

    I thought it was a reference to Tyler Clippard from a few years ago when he was racking up all those vulture wins as a middle relief/set up guy. Then again, I haven’t been around long enough.

    • Mark

      This is it, he did it so much that one season in Washington.

    • Angelo

      Eh, I’ve been going on RAB since late 2007, I think. Still don’t know the reference.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I don’t remember it off-hand either.

        • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead

          I can vouch for it.

  • Michael Cutler

    The Tampa lineup is young, half the lineup could be major leaguers

    • nycsportzfan

      The system is beastly. Great to see Katoh getting back in the fold. ALso, Peter O’Brien is a power hitting machine. This guy could probably hit 30hrs in the ML’s right now.

      • nycsportzfan

        Katoh has at least a 10game hit streak. Not sure if it goes back any further?

      • Yanks

        O’brien would also strike out probably 40-50% of the time…

        The system is getting better but it really isn’t beastly…

      • Scott

        Pete O’Brien will struggle in the majors mightily. There is no way on this earth he could come up right now and hit 30 HRs. He would K 200 times.
        I admire your love of Yankees prospects but it is often way overblown.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I simply don’t get how some fans feel that single-A output can translate into instant MLB output. We hug waaaaay too hard in the lower levels. It’s why we become so disappointed with so many of them later.

          • CS Yankee

            So you’re saying his 11 year old Little League stud whose bashing can’t make his HS team today, WTF?

        • Brett is Bubbas Son

          O’Brien is hitting 350/395/725 over his last ten, he would be better right now than Mark Reynolds was 4-5 years ago if he had an actual position.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            I’ll be you one shiny internet dollar that Mark Reynolds, at his worst, would out-perform him right now.

            Now we just have to somehow enact this.

            • Brett is Bubbas Son

              I don’t bet for less the 87 shiny internet dollars, come with the bucks or don’t come at all! ALL THE DOLLARS!

  • dkidd

    i want hissong to make the majors just so sterling can make “killing them softly” jokes

    • Jorge Steinbrenner


  • Robert

    Lets get Bicchette up to Trenton.Its time to see what he does at the next level,

    • CS Yankee

      The guy caught the suck for two years and is having a great month, lets not ruin his confidence/development just cause he is on a long, long overdue tear.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        There’s also the small matter of not giving three shits as to whether every single minor leaguer is getting a promotion or not.

        Too. Much. Information. Sometimes.

  • proday

    It’ll be great when Refsnyder cools off and starts slumping and is playing every day in RF and the Yankees are stuck wondering wtf to do with him.

  • David Alvarez

    So, where is Jagielo? Why was he rehabbing in the rookie league? Anyone?