Laird and Mustelier homer in Empire State win.
Laird and Mustelier homer in Empire State win.
In this scenario the Yankees wouldn't have much power production in the outfield besides Granderson so I'm not sure if it's the best idea unless we manage to find a power upgrade over Gardner. Although I love Gardner I would love it even more if we found a significant enough upgrade in LF to push Gardner into a platoon/4th outfielder/pinch-runner type role.
Went to Thunder game last night. Looked like Brett Marshall had a good curve dropping in at 79mph and a good change at 80mph but his fastball was topping out at 88mph and was getting hit hard. He was hitting 86 consistently with slider/cutter maybe?
Montgomery came in to relieve and had sloppy defense behind him, most notably Rob Sedegin in LF, that cost him a couple runs. however the Curve hitters had many swing and misses at his stuff which topped off at 91mph.
I came away impressed with Adonis Garcia. While playing RF he made an exellent diving catch on a line drive into the gap with the bases loaded for the final out in the bottom of the 8th. Also he hit a couple hard line drives for hits.
For the most part with runners on base the Thunder hit the ball hard right at the Curve defense so bad luck cost them the game as well as great defense.
2) Dickerson was an example, not my solution. Im sure we could find an outfielder (teams do release them too) or make a cheap acquisition (dont ask me who, we all know its possible) that could get on base as well as 29% of the time. For all the flack Martin gets in a comically bad year, he still gets on base at about 32% of the time.
Zoilo Almonte homers again and Whitley goes four scoreless in spot start
I seem to remember getting into an argument (I forget with whom) about Betances sucking.
Looks like he continues to prove me right.
As for playing the "I was right game," you could say that any prospect will fail and you'd be right >70% of the time.
For the record I was not the one with whom you argued.
Yikes. Maybe we trade him to Dunkin Donuts for Brackman?
1B Kyle Roller was named the High-A Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week.
Triple-A Empire State (6-4 win over Syracuse)
3B Kevin Russo & DH Corban Joseph: both 1-5 — Russo doubled and drove in three … CoJo drove in a run and struck out
SS Eduardo Nunez & LF Ronnie Mustelier: both 0-5 — Mustelier struck out
1B Brandon Laird: 2-5, 2 R, 2 K
C Austin Romine: 2-4, 1 K
CF Melky Mesa: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K
RF Darnell McDonald: 0-1, 2 R, 3 BB – three strikeouts and six walks in his last six games
2B Ramiro Pena: 1-1, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB — four strikeouts and six walks in his last nine games
LHP Mike O’Connor: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4/5 GB/FB — 57 of 87 pitches were strikes (66%) … picked a runner off first
RHP Preston Claiborne: 1.1 IP, 2 H, R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — ten of 14 pitches were strikes
LHP Lee Hyde: 0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K — five pitches, one strike
RHP Cory Wade: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 22 of 37 pitches were strikes (59%) … all three-runs came on a homer with two outs in the ninth
Double-A Trenton (8-4 loss to Reading)
LF Abe Almonte, RF Zoilo Almonte & DH Kevin Mahoney: all 0-4 — Abe drove in a run and struck out … Zoilo walked and struck out three times … Mahoney struck out three times and now has nine strikeouts in his last 25 at-bats
2B Jose Pirela: 0-5, 1 K, 2 E (throwing, missed catch)
3B David Adams: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
1B Luke Murton: 2-4, 2 K
SS Addison Maruszak: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
CF Adonis Garcia: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 13-for-37 (.351) since the promotion
C Jose Gil: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B
LHP Vidal Nuno: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2/7 GB/FB — 67 of 98 pitches were strikes (68%) … allowed three more homers, so he’s up to seven dingers in his last 26.2 IP (2.4 HR/9)
LHP Josh Romanski: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – ten pitches, seven strikes
RHP Jon Meloan: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 24 of 34 pitches were strikes (71%)
Low-A Charleston (4-3 loss to Asheville in ten innings, walk-off style)
2B Ali Castillo, 1B Saxon Butler & C Francisco Arcia: all 0-4 — Castillo drove in a run, walked, and struck out … Butler struck out twice … Arcia allowed a passed ball
SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 K
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
RF Rob Refsnyder & DH Casey Stevenson: both 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
LG Eduardo Sosa: 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB — got picked off first
LHP Matt Bashore: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 5/0 GB/FB
RHP Brett Gerritse: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/2 GB/FB
RHP Ben Paullus: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1/1 GB/FB — 37/23 K/BB in 46.1 IP
RHP Nick Goody: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Rookie GCL Yanks had their game suspended with two outs in the top of the ninth. Serious. Here’s the box score, I’ll update the stats when they complete the game tomorrow.
Both High-A Tampa and Short Season Staten Island had scheduled days off. SI is off until Wednesday for the All-Star break. The actual game will be played tomorrow.