BBDP July 21: Rutzkrieg goes seven strong

BBDP MVP: Kevin Russo – 4/6, 3B, 12 game hit streak

Triple-A Empire State: W 13-8 vs Gwinnett. W: Ortiz (8-3)

Chris Dickerson: 1/4, 2 R, 3B, RBI, BB (.277) May see a promotion with Nick Swisher’s injury, at least if they don’t claim Rick Ankiel.
Kevin Russo: 4/6, 2 R, 3B, RBI, K, E (2) (.306) Hit streak at 12 games now.
Corban “CoJo” Joseph: 2/5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K, E (9) (.266)
Brandon Laird: 3/4, 2 R, HR (9), 4 RBI, BB (.249) He’s in second half Brandon Laird mode. 16 for his last 39 (.410), holy cow.
Frankie Cervelli: 1/4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K (.242)
Cory Wade: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, K (0.00 ERA)
Danny Farquhar: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, K (0.00 ERA)

Double-A Trenton: L 7-1 to Reading. L: O’Brien

Jose Pirela: 1/4, K (.323)
Addison Maruszak: 0/4 (.296)
Zoilo “Zee” Almonte: 2/4, K, SB (14), CS (4) (.273)  Love this kid.
Luke Murton: 1/4, 2B, K (.257)
Melky “Melkman Dos” Mesa: 2/4, 2 SB (15) (.274)
Kevin Mahoney: 0/4, RBI, 3 K (.275)
Rob Segedin: 1/4, K (.174) The hitters on this team are cooling down a bit, hopefully it’s temporary.
Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, HR (4.52 ERA) He let up five runs in the first inning, but really settled in after that. It was actually impressive he was able to last six innings after that horrific start.
Craig Heyer: 2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB (4.21 ERA)

High-A Tampa: L 3-5 vs Bradenton. L: Black (2-6)

Mason “Mad Mase” Williams: 2/4, R, K (.278) He’s adjusted very quickly.
Ramon Flores: 1/4 (.296)
Adonis Garcia: 1/3, RBI, BB (.219)
Slade Heathcott: 1/4, R, HR (3), RBI, K (.242)
Kyle Roller: 0/4 (.265)
Anderson Feliz: 0/2, 2 BB (.220)
Sean Black: 3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB, HR (6.56 ERA)
Kramer Sneed: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB (5.8 ERA)
Tom Kahnle: 2 IP, H, 0 ER, 3 K (3.03 ERA) 25 K in his last 21 IP. He’ll be ready for Double-A soon, but the relief situation there is getting a bit crowded.
Braden Pinder: 1 IP, H, 0 ER, K (3.6 ERA) 2.45 ERA and 20 K in his last 18.1 IP. Yet another dominant reliever close to ready for Double-A.

Low-A Charleston: W 8-5 vs Kannapolis. W: Paullus (3-1)

Ali Castillo: 1/5, R, CS (8) (.335) 11 game hit streak going.
Cito “Cheeto” Culver: 2/5, 2 R, RBI, K, SB (17) (.222) 13 for his last 38 (.342) with three stolen bases. This is the Cito we all had hoped to see this season.
Ben “Gam-Gam” Gamel: 2/5, 2 R, RBI (.306)
Tyson Blaser: 0/3, R, BB (.345)
Dante “Bichette Happens” Bichette Jr: 3/4, R, 2 RBI, BB, K (.252) All right, now let’s keep this going Bichette.
Casey Stevenson: 2/5, R, 2B, 3 RBI (.298)
Robert Refsnyder: 1/4 (.154) Good to see him drop a hit in there.
Bryan Mitchell: 4 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, HR (5.2 ERA) In a pretty serious tailspin right now. 8.03 ERA in his last 10 starts.
Ben Paullus: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, K (7.08 ERA)
John Brebbia: 2 iP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, K (3.67 ERA)
Pedro Guerra: 2 IP, H, 0 ER, K (1.5 ERA)

Short Season Staten Island: W 3-1 vs Brooklyn. W: Rutckyj (3-3) S: Pazos (2)

Taylor Dugas: 0/3, BB, K (.310) Really cooling down. Nine for his last 39 (.230), although he is still walking at a very high rate.
Claudio Custodio: 1/4, R (.231)
Saxon Butler: 1/4, R, HR (8), 2 RBI, 2 K (.309)
Matt Snyder: 0/2, BB, K (.316)
Peter O’Brien: 2/4, 2B, K (.156) Hopefully this is a springboard for some more success.
Fu-Lin Kuo: 1/4 (.295)
Exicardo Cayones: 0/4, K (.215)
Jose Rosario: 1/3, R, K (.173)
Danny Oh: 3/3, 2B, RBI, SB (1) (.213) That’s a good day for him. Santana has been out of the lineup for a couple of days, I wonder if there’s something wrong.
Evan “Rutzkrieg” Rutckyj: 7 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 6 K, HR (3.52 ERA) Good Evan came to the field today.
James Pazos: 2 IP, H, ER, K (1.77 ERA)

GCL Yankees: L 9-0 to GCL Pirates. L: Niebla (3-2)

Eduardo Nunez: 1/3 (.200)
Walt Ibarra: 0/2 (.167)
Francisco Rosario: 0/1, BB, K (.308)
Austin Romine: 0/4, K (.211) He’s been away from the game for a while now and apparently has a lot of rust to shake off.
Chris Breen: 0/3, K (.316)
Miguel Andujar: 0/3 (.209)
Luis Niebla: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 K (5.26 ERA)
Chaz Hebert: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 K (1.88 ERA) Not his best outing, but hes entitled because he has pitched really well.
Kelvin Castro: 1 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, K (0.00 ERA) Still no earned runs since converting to pitching in three innings.

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4 Responses to BBDP July 21: Rutzkrieg goes seven strong

  1. wally says:

    As a fan of the farm, i have to say this has been a very discouraging year.
    it's not just the injuries. It's also the growing sense that Cashman will do anything -including all sorts of dumpster-diving acrobatics — to avoid promoting and staying with young homegrowns.
    I realize he's hurt now, but Mustelier should have been brought up weeks ago. At least see what the guy can do — even if only as a platoon player. Similarly, I don't get the sense that kids like Zoilo, Melky 2.0 and Abe will get a chance to help solve the looming OF problems. Yes, Phelps seems to have finally carved out a role — but it's a lesser one than many think he deserves. Again, the veteran is given preference by Griardi, who seems to be growingly fearful of offending those veterans. (continued– had to break up comment because of length

  2. wally says:

    And let's not forget that even young players who seemed to have won at least marginal places on the team have been banished. No Cervelli. No Nunez. I for one think Nunez makes offensive and baserunning contoibutions that overrule his defensive definciences..
    This is a tough time to criticize Yankee management — so much has gone right this year. And Cash deserves credit for lots of his smaller moves (Ibanez, Chavez, Rapada etc). But if this team is to survive under the new CBA — and if it is to meet its bedgetary goals for 2014 — it will have to start integrating some of its own young talent. I can only hope that Cashman and Girdardi begin to see things this way.
    Well, that's my rant. Sorry if I was too long-winded.

  3. gjyank says:

    It's always a tough balance between developing and promoting talent for long term benefits vs the short term win now mode. I too would like to see Nunez back. However, the injury was at a horrilbe time for him. Instead of getting reps at short and building back some confidence, it feels like his season is sort of shot. He'll get his call up for Sept but without the chance to work on his D, I don't see Giradi giving him any significant playing time. Almost a similar deal with Mustelier. He was getting some significant reps in the OF before the injury. I think Giradi, as the manager, has to be in the win now mode and some of the vets better fit that mentality. It's on Cash to think long term and structure the roster. I think Nunez will get another real shot next year and I hope Ronnie gets his chance then too. I don't think Chavez comes back another year. Ronnie being able to play 3rd and OF will be a major benefit – unless he plays them as poorly as Nunez!

  4. Greg Corcoran says:

    Nunez being demoted was supposed to be temporary, much like Ivan Nova last season. Unfortunately it ended up lasting much longer because of the injury. I have been saying all along that I wish Cervelli was the backup catcher for the Yanks. I am not a fan of Chris Stewart, although he has been able to provide the team with more than expected offensively. This was a bad year in terms of prospects getting chances, but don't forget that Phelps, DJ Mitchell, and Adam Warren all got chances to play at the major league level. The team doesn't have any outfield prospects in Triple-A, but if they did those guys would have had a shot too. DeWayne Wise has played quite a bit. The one thing that bothers me is the relief corps. I think it's only a matter of time before they fall apart, and there are guys like Kevin Whelan sitting there in Triple-A (although he's hurt right now), who could slot in as a replacement. Instead they went with Chad Qualls, who has sucked majorly to no one's surprise.

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