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%)

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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%)

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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

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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%)

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DotF: Good games from Judge and Refsnyder not enough in Scranton’s loss

Two quick roster moves. Well, I guess it’s really three:

  • OF Tyler Austin was activated off the Triple-A Scranton DL, according to Donnie Collins. It was a short two-week stint. Not sure what was wrong with him. RHP Jaron Long was sent down to Double-A Trenton to clear a roster spot. Triple-A has not been kind to the former hitting coach’s hit.
  • OF Brandon Thomas has been released, reports Nick Flammia. Thomas was the team’s eighth round pick in 2013, one year after being a fourth round pick by the Pirates. He fell in the draft because he had mono his senior year at Georgia Tech and was never at full strength. Thomas hit .209/.308/.317 in exactly 200 minor league games.

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 loss to Syracuse in 12 innings)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 2-6, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-6
  • DH Aaron Judge: 2-4, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Kyle Davies: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 8/7 GB/FB — 53 of 89 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Nick Goody: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 26 of 32 pitches were strikes (81%) in his Triple-A debut … 63/14 K/BB in 41.2 innings
  • LHP James Pazos: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 22 of 42 pitches were strikes (52%)
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 0/1 GB/FB — four pitches, three strikes

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DotF: Severino labors in Triple-A, Sanchez homers again in Double-A

RHP Brady Lail was added to the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Roster, replacing RHP Nick Goody, who has indeed been promoted to Triple-A Scranton. Congrats to both. RHP Joel De La Cruz was sent down to Double-A Trenton to make room for Goody.

Also, RHP Wilking Rodriguez was activated off the suspended list and added to the Triple-A Scranton roster, according to Donnie Collins. Rodriguez was suspended 80 games in Spring Training after failing a drug test.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 win over Syracuse)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — second straight game with a homer
  • RF Aaron Judge: 0-4, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 2B
  • RHP Luis Severino: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 52 of 82 pitches were strikes (63%) … good results but a bit of a grind, lots of pitches
  • RHP Wilking Rodriguez: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 10 of 13 pitches were strikes (77%) in his season debut
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 27 of 36 pitches were strikes (75%)

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DotF: Miller throws scoreless inning in Triple-A rehab game

Got some notes to pass along:

  • RHP Luis Severino was named to Baseball America’s All-Prospect Team for June. “While Severino hasn’t put away Triple-A batters with two strikes as prolifically as he had at lower levels, the 21-year-old righty has maintained strong control of his pitches, while not allowing a home run through his first seven starts at Scranton,” said the write-up.
  • Matt Eddy reports the Yankees have LHP Cameron Pongs (Long Beach State) and C Manny Argomaniz (Fresno State) as undrafted free agents and RHP Mike Schaub out of an independent league.

Triple-A Scranton (6-2 loss to Buffalo)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K — first Triple-A extra-base hit
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — six homers in 78 games … he had nine homers through 78 games last year
  • C Austin Romine: 1-4
  • RHP Jaron Long: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5/3 GB/FB — 42 of 69 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • LHP Andrew Miller: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine pitches, eight strikes … depending how he feels tomorrow, he could be activated off the DL without making another rehab appearance
  • RHP Chris Martin: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 4/0 GB/FB — 24 of 42 pitches were strikes (57%)
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 23 of 35 pitches were strikes (66%)

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