DotF: Solarte partays in Scranton’s loss

Yankees lose war of attrition, Twins walk off with 2-1 win
Yankees, Cubs exchanged proposals for Samardzija and Hammel

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Buffalo)

  • LF Jose Pirela: 2-5, 1 SB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-5, 1 K — this is only the fourth time in 25 games with at least five plate appearances that he’s gone hitless
  • RF Zoilo Almonte: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — I know he can’t hit lefties, but I have a hard time believing he isn’t a better option than Alfonso Soriano at this point
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 BB
  • 3B Yangervis Solarte: 3-3, 1 2B, 1 BB — hopefully he tears it up down here and forces his way back into the MLB picture
  • DH Scott Sizemore:  0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • C John Ryan Murphy: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — second homer in 13 games since being sent down
  • RHP Edgmer Escalona: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/5 GB/FB — 37 of 47 pitches were strikes (79%) … got the spot start in place of RHP Bruce Billings, who was a late scratch … safe to assume Billings is on his way to join the MLB team to give the taxed bullpen a fresh long man
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 29 of 47 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • SwP Pat Venditte: 0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K — six of 13 pitches were strikes
  • RHP Matt Daley: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 20 of 28 pitches were strikes (72%) … 36/7 K/BB in 25.1 innings at this level

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to New Hampshire)

  • CF Mason Williams, 1B Peter O’Brien & RF Tyler Austin: all 0-4– O’Brien struck out once, Austin twice
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — threw a runner out at second … second homer of the year and tenth of his career
  • C Gary Sanchez: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 K — 14-for-37 (.378) with three doubles and a homer in his last ten games
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4K, 7/5 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 55 of 84 pitches were strikes (65%)

High-A Tampa (5-4 loss to Dunedin)

  • CF Jake Cave: 3-5, 1 R — 19-for-50 (.380) in his last ten games
  • SS Cito Culver: 2-5, 1 R, 2 K — had two hits in his previous 30 at-bats (.067)
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-5, 2 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 10-for-34 (.294) during his modest eight-game hitting streak
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB — threw a runner out at first as part of a double play
  • RHP Rafael DePaula: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 4/6 GB/FB — 85/32 K/BB in 72.2 innings this year … he threw 113.1 innings last season, so there is still plenty of time before they shut him down

Low-A Charleston (9-1 win over Rome)

  • LF Michael O’Neill: 0-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 2-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI — eight doubles, four triples, and seven homers in only 42 games
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — .301/.368/.473 with a 14/11 K/BB in his last 26 games following a very slow start
  • CF Mark Payton: 0-4, 1 K — pro debut for this year’s seventh rounder
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding) — 11-for-30 (.367) during his little eight-game hitting streak
  • RHP Rookie Davis: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 11/4 GB/FB — 60 of 88 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • LHP Jacob Lindgren: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — eight of 14 pitches were strikes (57%) … if I had to put money on it right now, I’d bet on him not making his MLB debut this year but coming to camp with a legitimate chance to win a bullpen job next spring

Short Season Staten Island (4-3 loss to Hudson Valley in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • LF Chris Breen: 0-5, 3 K
  • 2B Ty McFarland: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding) — six doubles in 17 games as a pro
  • CF Austin Aune: 1-5, 3 K
  • C Luis Torrens: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 PB — six passed balls in six games at this level … 12-for-50 (.240) in 15 games since coming back from the shoulder problem
  • RF Nathan Mikolas: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K
  • RHP Jordan Foley: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K,  2/2 GB/FB
  • RHP Andy Beresford: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 6/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (7-6 loss to GCL Tigers)

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 CS — first caught stealing in a dozen attempts this year
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-3, 1 BB — played eight innings … I have to think he’ll play a full nine innings at some point before returning to Tampa
  • CF Leonardo Molina: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K
  • RF Alex Palma: 1-4, 1 2B
  • LHP Orby Taveras: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 4/1 GB/FB — 10/3 K/BB in 14 innings
  • RHP Manolo Reyes: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (2-1 win over GCL Phillies, walk-off style)

  • LF Frank Frias: 0-3, 2 K
  • SS Angel Aguilar: 1-4, 1 E (fielding)
  • 1B Jake Hernandez: 1-3 — was at the plate for the walk-off wild pitch
  • RF Wilmer Romero: 0-3, 2 K — threw a runner out at the plate
  • LHP Carlos Diaz: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 3/3 GB/FB — 10/13 K/BB in 7.2 innings
Yankees lose war of attrition, Twins walk off with 2-1 win
Yankees, Cubs exchanged proposals for Samardzija and Hammel
  • Deep Thoughts
    • Need Pitching & Hitting
    • Cool Lester Smooth

      I’d still jump on a buy-low opportunity.

    • D23

      Because he had a good game? The guy is good but right now the trade is a wash thus far…Lets see what Montero can do when he gets back to MLB…

    • Dick M

      I still have hope for Pineda but let’s not forget that the cash-man turned a marketable prospect into 2 sore-armed pitchers.

      #DCAs unite.

    • Charles

      Hindsight is 20/20. I was fine with the deal at the time, you were trading a future DH/bleh 1B for a 24 year old potential ace. I’d make that deal again if it were proposed with similar players today. The injuries weren’t predictable and Pineda looked great when he was healthy this year, so it’s still possible NY wins in the end.

  • Pirate4life

    Depaula has the stuff alright. If only he had CONSISTENT control

  • Yanks

    Wonder if they’ll take notice of Andujar’s struggles early on in night games and think about a way to get GCL and DSL kids more night time reps. Wouldn’t want Mateo and Palma, who seem like likely candidates to start at Charleston, to struggle early on nearly as much as Andjuar did.

    Not really surprised Torrens is having some struggles behind the plate after the layoff and the fact that he’s been a third baseman up until he was signed a few years ago.

    Fowler has been a great find so far for the front office. Showing legit power to go along with speed and quality outfield play. Feel like he should get most of the games in CF though, he should be the obvious priority over Thomas (when healthy) and Payton.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      I don’t think it matters all that much, as long as they adjust like Andujar has. Sure it looks ugly now, but it’s half a season of Low-A stats.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Agreed. As long as we see the adjustment within about a half-season…..

  • Dick

    *waits for Solarte to replace smelly Johnson

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    And I was so looking forward to watching Jim Miller pitch again for the Yankees.

    Guess I’ll have to look forward to Bruce Billings instead.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Matt Daley blew the save against Buffalo. Maybe there’s a reason he didn’t get the call-up.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I keep on assuming that Daley is still setting way at the end of the MLB bullpen, unused.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner


  • W.B. Mason Williams

    You have to hope Solarte figures out whatever he can. There’s a sliver, a tiny sliver, that he could be more valuable than Kelly Johnson, but probably not.

    Maximize value, please.

  • Wayne

    Wfan analysts says now yankees are going after Cliff Lee.
    The guy has elbow problems why would you trade your top starting pitching prospects for him?
    How ridiculous is that to throw away the farm for a guy who is hurt and is past his prime now.
    Yankees are screwed if that happens!!!

    • D23

      We need to avoid aging pitchers with bloated contracts…Yanks have to set up their pitching staff for next couple of years with Tanaka. Lee is not the answer imo….

  • Wayne

    When is David Palladino pitching?

  • Wayne

    I would not give up Aaron Judge for Cliff Lee!!!
    That is highway robbery for Cliff Lee!!!!!
    Cliff Lee is going to have Tommy John surgery eventually with his sore elbow and he is over 30.
    It be a damn shame if we give up Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Aaron Judge, Ian Clarkin, Dustin Fowler and Gosuke Katoh for over 30 years old Cliff Lee with sore elbow and a heartbeat away from having tommy John surgery.
    Damn shame !!!!!!!
    The baseball trade heist of the century!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • entonces

      Cashman isn’t that stupid….I think.

      • Dick M

        With Jeter retiring we’ve got to get the average age back up. Lee helps in that regard. And then we can re-sign Ichiro with the added benefit of the quest for 3000.

    • Godot

      What about Murphy, Zoilo, Mitchell, Jram and Cave for Lee + Utley. If they want more you could throw in romine, dugas and burawa/Montgomery Maybe some combination of these guys could get it done.

      • steved fl

        maybe the yanks wont have to give up prized prospects. with Lees salary what other team would take it on and give up prized guys? i would like to see a lee and utley trade.

  • Wayne

    Paul Yastremski from the wfan says its going to happen for cliff lee just in case anybody wants to know where the reports came from.

    • Yanks

      They’re all a bunch of idiots anyways. I highly doubt Lee wants anything to do with us, he already turned us down and the fans have treated his family like crap. I’m sure we’re on his no trade clause list…

  • Silvio

    Mason Williams: toast.

  • Robert

    Mason Williams Tyler Austin and Slade Healthcott all major disapointments!!!

  • Kevin

    Leonardo Molina must be pretty adavanced. Yes he is only hitting .227 but that is pretty impressive when you realize the kid is ONLY 16 years old. The Yankees must really believe in this kid to be at the GCL level as opposed to the DSL league.