Another day, another set of bullet points…
- David Phelps is on the disabled list with a shoulder issue. He got smacked around pretty hard last night, so hopefully this is just something minor.
- Wilkins Arias was also placed on the disabled list for an unknown reason, though it’s a legit injury since Double-A Trenton was already playing with a 23-man roster. No phantom DL this time.
- The Yankees signed veteran infielders Mike Lamb and Terry Tiffee to minor league contracts for depth reasons. Triple-A Scranton is pretty beat up and could use some warm bodies.
- Keith Law was at last night’s Short Season Staten Island game and spoke about it in today’s Baseball Today Podcast (listen here). It’s safe to say he isn’t a Cito Culver fan; he said Culver can’t hit from the left side of the plate and struggled in the field, enough so that he might be a second baseman long-term. The prospect stuff starts around the 22:00 mark, the Culver stuff around 25:30.
Now to the games…
Triple-A Scranton (5-3 loss to Norfolk)
Doug Bernier, SS: 1 for 4, 1 R
Luis Nunez, 2B & Austin Krum, CF: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Jordan Parraz, RF: 0 for 4, 1 R
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP – that’s only his second strikeout in his last 30 plate appearances
Brandon Laird, 1B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – he’s making a run at a .700 OPS, he’s about 30 points shy at the moment
Greg Golson, LF & P.J. Pilittere, DH: both 1 for 4 – Golson threw a runner out at second
Kevin Russo, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 7-5 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – 60 of 100 pitches were strikes
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 22 of 33 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – half of his 18 pitches were strikes