DotF: Beltran singles in second rehab game; Judge homers in Triple-A

Triple-A Scranton (8-7 win over Louisville in eleven innings)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 SB
  • 2B Jose Pirela: 4-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 E (both throwing) — had been 2-for-12 (.167) since being sent down
  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-5
  • RHP Kyle Davies: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 47 of 81 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Wilking Rodriguez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — eight of 13 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • RHP Chris Martin: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — seven of 12 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — eight of 15 pitches were strikes (53%) … he’s allowed seven runs in two innings since being sent down
  • RHP Nick Goody: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — just one of his dozen pitches was a ball … 67/14 K/BB in 46.1 innings

[Read more…]

DotF: Beltran reaches three times in first rehab game

Dellin bobble

Just a heads up, the Staten Island Yankees are holding a Dellin Betances Bobblehead Night this Saturday (the bobblehead above!). The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive once. It’s also FDNY Appreciation Night and there will be postgame fireworks. Click here for tickets and make sure you use the promo code “FDNY” so the proceeds go to John G. Chipura Foundation and Joseph Grzelak Fund. You get a hot dog, a drink, and a Staten Island Yankees hat all for $20. Can’t beat it. Here are some other quick notes:

  • Turns out the Yankees signed 12th rounder OF Terrance Robertson to an overslot $170,000 bonus, reports Jim Callis. Because he was picked after the tenth round $70,000 of that counts against the draft pool. With RHP James Kaprielian signed, the Yankees exceeded their draft pool by nearly $700,000 this year and fell just $18,565 short of having to forfeit next year’s first round pick.
  • SS Tyler Wade and LHP Nestor Cortes were named the High-A Florida State League Player of the Week and Rookie Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week, respectively, so congrats to them.

Triple-A Scranton is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break. The International League beat the Pacific Coast League by the score of 4-3 in the All-Star Game tonight. Here’s the box score.

  • PH-1B Kyle Roller: 2-2, 2 RBI 1 BB — entered the game in the sixth … two-run single in the top of the ninth tied the game at three, with earned him the IL Top Star honor
  • PH-C Austin Romine: 0-1, 1 BB — entered the game in the seventh

Double-A Trenton is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break. The All-Star Game was played time and the score was tied 4-4 after nine innings, so they went to a Home Run Derby shootout. Each player got one swing and they alternated sides until someone homered. Reading DH Brian Pointer won it in the 11th round for the Eastern Division team. Neat!

  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-2 — started and batted fifth … busy few days for him between this and the Futures Game
  • RF Jake Cave: 0-3, 1 RBI, 3 K — started and batted eighth
  • RHP Brady Lail: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — ten of 13 pitches were strikes (77%) … pitched the second inning
  • RHP Eric Ruth: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 13 of 25 pitches were strikes (52%) … pitched the fifth

[Read more…]

DotF: Park’s hitting streak snapped in Pulaski’s loss

Triple-A Scranton is off until Thursday for the All-Star break. The International League vs. Pacific Coast League All-Star Game will be played Wednesday night. C Austin Romine and 1B Kyle Roller are the club’s All-Stars.

Double-A Trenton (7-1 win over Richmond)

  • DH Brendan Ryan: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K — still rehabbing
  • LF Jake Cave: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB — had been in a 1-for-14 (.071) slump
  • 2B Tony Renda: 1-4, 1 R — 8-for-15 (.533) in his last four games
  • RF Mark Payton: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/8 GB/FB — 49 of 75 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 27 of 39 pitches were strikes (69%) … 41/14 K/BB in 41 innings for the guy the Yankees got in the Shawn Kelley trade

[Read more…]

DotF: Severino dominates in AAA; Judge and Sanchez pick up hits in the Futures Game

2015 Futures Game (Team USA 10, World Team 1)

  • DH Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K — he beat out an infield single to the third baseman and looked silly on a few breaking balls
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-2, 1 2B — doubled to center

Triple-A Scranton (8-1 win over Buffalo)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B
  • 2B Jose Pirela: 2-5
  • LF Ramon Flores: 0-4, 1 RBI
  • 1B Greg Bird: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — now that’s a Greg Bird game … second straight game with a dinger … he homered off Blue Jays top prospect LHP Daniel Norris, who was up in MLB earlier this season
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • RHP Luis Severino: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 41 of 64 pitches were strikes (64%) … games like this are why I wish the Yankees were a little more flexible with their workload management … no stress, efficient, crushing along, why not let him keep going so he can go through a lineup three times for once?
  • RHP Nick Goody: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 13 of 19 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • LHP James Pazos: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — only nine of 19 pitches were strikes (47%)

[Read more…]

DotF: Mikolas hits for the cycle in Pulaski’s win

Both OF Aaron Judge and C Gary Sanchez are in the starting lineups for the Futures Game tomorrow. Judge will be the DH and is batting sixth for Team USA. Sanchez is catching and batting fifth for the World Team. The game starts at 3pm ET. Also, Brian Cashman told Brendan Kuty that Sanchez is likely to be promoted to Triple-A soon.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Buffalo)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K,  E (fielding)
  • 2B Jose Pirela: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
  • RF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — six homers in 74 games this year after hitting nine homers in 68 games last year
  • C Austin Romine: 1-4, 2 PB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — first Triple-A dinger
  • LF Tyler Austin: 2-4, 1 R
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 39 of 55 pitches were strikes (71%)
  • RHP Jose Pirela Jose Ramirez: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 34 of 49 pitches were strikes (69%)
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 20 of 26 pitches were strikes (77%)

[Read more…]

DotF: Park extends hitting streak on a night of walk-offs

Some news and notes to pass along:

  • Both C Gary Sanchez (8th) and 2B Rob Refsnyder (12th) made this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. The write-up says Sanchez has “made strides this year (with) his intangibles. Those around him say the 21-year-old backstop has become more willing to listen and learn than in years past … (he has) has improved incrementally as a receiver.”
  • Check out this puff piece on RHP Luis Severino by Maria Guardado. “You certainly like to see everybody get better, but he would be competitive up (in MLB right now), I believe,” said Triple-A Scranton pitching coach Scott Aldred. “I think he can be a middle of the rotation starter, maybe higher. Just depends on how well his command comes along.”
  • Had two Josh Norris tweets bookmarked that I never passed along. One, a scout said RHP Domingo Acevedo was sitting 95-97 mph and touching 99 in a recent start. Goodness. Also, Norris asked a rival Double-A Eastern League manager to name the best hitter and pitcher in the league this year, and he said OF Aaron Judge and Severino. Neat.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Buffalo, walk-off style) old pal Melky Mesa hit the walk-off two-run homer for Buffalo

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 2B Jose Pirela: 0-4, 1 K
  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K — threw a runner out at second
  • DH Aaron Judge: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C Austin Romine: 1-4, 2 RBI
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 3 K — grounded into a double play in his other at-bat, so his brutal year continues
  • RHP Esmil Rogers: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/1 GB/FB — 56 of 93 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Wilking Rodriguez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 15 of 28 pitches were strikes (54%)
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 18 of 28 pitches were strikes (64%) … served up the walk-off homer to Melky2.0

[Read more…]

DotF: Mateo triples, steals two more bases in Charleston’s win

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 loss to Syracuse)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • 3B Brendan Ryan: 1-3 — played five innings in the field … it’s not a coincidence he’s playing third base with Chase Headley‘s calf acting up
  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at second
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-3, 1 B, 1 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 20-for-49 (.408) with 16 walks and five strikeouts in his last 15 games
  • C Austin Romine: 0-4, 1 K
  • LHP Jose DePaula: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 38 of 79 pitches were strikes (48%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 26 of 46 pitches were strikes (57%) … four innings is a new career-high for him
  • RHP Chris Martin: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 20 of 29 pitches were strikes (69%)

[Read more…]