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Minor Night Cap: Afternoon game at Staten Island

This afternoon I had the opportunity to sit in the press box at a Staten Island Yankee game.   Richmond County Bank Ballpark (say that three times fast) is very easy to get to and from my trip from north Jersey it was about thirty-five minutes. This was my first trip to the ballpark and it will definitely not be my last.  If you haven’t been here it’s a must see the view’s are amazing (when not blocked by tanker ships going by) but seriously you are staring at Manhattan and the rise of the freedom towers.  You are also looking directly at the statue of liberty from your seats as well.   Tickets to a game range from $10 to $25, which is definitely reasonable.

On to my game notes I hope you can take away some tidbits from what I watched….

Gabriel Encinas (6th round pick of the 2010 draft) is 6’3” 195 from California.  Encinas went 3-0 last year in his work with the Gulf Coast League.  In his first outing this year he went 1.2IP giving up 1H, 2R, 1ER and striking out 2.

1st inning of work.  Encinas works quick with no runners on.  3 up 3 down with 1K.

Bottom of the first: Danny Oh (LF) – With a rocket shot in a full count that the third baseman robbed him with an excellent catch.

Jose Rosario (SS) keeps his hands back well and laced a shot into right field.

Cayones (RF) hits a shot where the short stop tried to turn the double play without watching the ball and it went to the outfield.  Rosario with heads up base running moved to third.

First pitch to Butler (1B) is a wild pitch and Rosario scores easily.   Butler lined a nice hit to CF Cayones moved to third.

Ravel Santana (CF) who was out of the lineup for three games was 0-11 with 8K’s they gave him 3 days off to work on his swing.  He is coming back from a broken ankle and torn ligaments suffered last season.   Works a walk to the load the bases.

Matt Snyder  (DH) worked a four-pitch walk that brings a run in. Staten Island up 2-0

Wes Wilson (C)  – Hits a bases clearing triple.  Note:  Santana running from second almost passed Butler who was on third.  Santana’s speed is something to see. Staten Island up 5-0

Matt Duran (3B)  – Fly’s out to first.

Jamiel Orozco (2B)  – grounded out to second.

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Minor Night Cap: Gulf Coast Yankees win, Cust & Branyan homer for AAA

Empire State Yankees L 5-3

Ronnier Mustelier – 1R, 1H, 1BB, .316

Jack Cust – 1R, 1H (solor homer), 1RBI, 1BB, 1K, .268

Russell Branyan – 1R, 1H (2-Run homer), 2RBI, 1BB, .328

Pitching
PTF Dellin Betances – 4.2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 7BB, 6K, 5.78era  (ND)

Trenton Thunder L 7-5 F/12

Zolio Almonte – 2R, 2H (Double), 2K, .273

Melky Mesa – 2R, 3H (Double), 1Rbi, 2K, .258

Addison Maruszak – 1R, 2H (2Run Homer), 2RBI, 2K, .256

Pitching

Vidal Nuno (ND) 6.oIP, 9H, 5R, 3ER, 4K, 1.08era

Tampa Yankees L 3-2

PTF J.R. Murphy – 1R, 1H (double), 2K, .248

Kyle Roller – 2H, (double), 1RBI, 1BB, .255

Jose Mojica – 2H, .262

Pitching

Shane Greene – 6.0IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K, 3.86era (ND)

Staten Island Yankees L 7-2


Taylor Dugas – 1R, 2H (double), 1K, .500

Fu-Lin Kuo – 2H (double), 1RBI, .667

Pitching

Evan Rutckyj – 4.2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 7K, 1HR, 5.79era

Gulf Coast Yankees W 5-0

PTF Slade Heathcott – 1R, 1H, 1RBI, .273

Jerison Lopez – 1R, 2H (double), .500

Austin Jones – 1R, 2H (double), 1RBI, .500

Pitching

Angel Rincon (W, 1-0) 5.0IP, 1H, 3K, 0.00era

Morning Bits: Swisher, Sabathia, Minor League Links

Well the Yankees have won 9 straight having swept the Mets, Braves and Nationals. The Yanks again take on the Braves with the new series starting tonight at 7pm ET at Yankee Stadium. Here are your morning links…

— Nick Swisher was not in the lineup in yesterday’s game because of what he called “like the worst charley horse ever”, and he needed crutches to leave the clubhouse last night.

— C.C. Sabathia through looking back at videotape has noticed a fixable flaw in his mechanics.

— The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees stormed past Syracuse yesterday and are now five games back behind the Pawtucket Red Sox in the International Leeague North Division.

— The Staten Island Yankees look to defend their New York-Penn league title with completely new faces.

Have a great day everyone!

Morning Bits: Soriano, Staten Island Yankees, Nova, Gary Sanchez

Good morning all tough game to watch last night.   To me what’s good about baseball is we have another game today to wash out the memories from last night.   Enjoy the day.

Now onto the links…

Marc Carig of The Star Ledger says the Yankees have enough pieces for building the bridge to Soriano.

— Carig also writes that Ivan Nova is making progress and could be ready for his next start.

The Daily News reports of the new ownership for the Staten Island Yankees.

— Here is the recap of last nights Empire State Yankees (Scranton Wilkes) AAA game.

— Gary Sanchez had a big day yesterday.  Here is the recap.

Morning Bits: Spending, Bernie Williams, Staten Island Yankees,

It’s Friday I have no words I’m ready for the weekend.

Here are the links…

* Here in an article from fangraphs: Why are the Yankee Cheap: Savy or Remose?

* Bernie Williams offers fresh take for voters.

* Staten Island Yankees announce 2012 coaching staff.

* The Yankees are staying mostly inactive.

Minor League Recap – Short Season A Staten Island Yankees

The Short-Season Staten Island Yankees won the regular season 14-team New York Penn League with a 45-28 record and also won the league post-season championship.  They did so with a strong all-around team that was 2nd in team average (.265), 3rd in runs scored and 5th in team ERA (3.50).  The success of the Yanks 2 lowest level teams (Staten Island and Gulf Coast Yanks) proves the success of the latest drafts in 2010 & 2011 and bodes well for the future of the organization.

HITTERS
CF – Mason Williams – 20, 6’0″ 150

Impressive rookie year for Mason Williams

Williams was arguably the best prospect in the entire NY Penn Lg and he did nothing to disappoint with his on-field performance.  He tore up the league finishing 2nd with a .349 average and 1st with 28 stolen bases & 94 Hits. He also finished in the top 10 in OBP (.395), SLG(.469), OPS(.863), Triples(6), Total Bases(126) and Runs(42). Mason is a wiry athlete with plus speed, a plus arm and a smooth left-handed stroke.  He has a good feel for the strike zone but was very aggressive at the plate.

Williams has been compared to Brett Gardner because of his outstanding speed and defense.  He projects to add more power as he grows into his slim frame and could end up being a cross between Gardner & Curtis Granderson.I was impressed to see that despite his immense physical talent, his coaches also regard him as a very hard worker who lives in the batting cage and has an infectious personality.  Be prepared to see Williams in everybody’s Yankee  Top 10 prospect lists this year and with his skill set & work ethic he could rocket through the system. He’s shown the ability to make hard contact so it will be interesting to see how much power he can generate as he starts to add more strength and weight to his 6’0″ 150 lb frame.

1B – Zachary Wilson – 21, 6’1″ 205

Wilson was a 21st round pick out of Arizona State who finished 2nd in the lg with 10 HRs plus a big solo shot for the 1st run in the 2-1 championship game. He hit .256 with a .346 OBP & .456 SLG% but doesn’t do anything particularly well except hit for power.

2B – Angelo Gumbs, 18 – 6’0″ 175

Angelo Gumbs - 2010 2nd round Pick

Gumbs is an athletic, up the middle player taken by the Yanks in the 2010 Draft. He got a $750,000 bonus as a 2nd -rd pick and has flashed all of the tools the team paid for despite tailing off at the end of the season due to injuries. He has great bat speed and a lot of raw power which he used to  hit .264/.332/.406 with 3 HRs. Gumbs showed off his good speed with 11 SBs & 4 triples. This speed may make him better suited as a CF or LF moving forward because he wasn’t great at 2B with 9 errors.

SS – Cito Culver, 19 – 6’0 185

The Yanks were criticized for taking Culver with their 1st pick in 2010 but he’s impressed scouts with his rocket arm and a nice compact swing from both sides of the plate. Like most players right out of HS, he was inconsistent during the season but he showed a good approach at the plate but his poor August had him finish at .250/.323/.337. Cito is going to take a while to develop both offensively & defensively as he must cut down on his 17 errors. One area he is advanced in is his base running, as he shows good instincts and above average speed which he used to steal 10 of 10 bases.

3B – Tyler Austin, 20 – 6’2″ 200

Tyler Austin mashed all year long

Austin was a 13th round pick in 2010’s draft who started the season in the Gulf Coast Lg where he mashed the ball to a .390/.438/.622 clip in 20 games before he was promoted to Staten Island.  He kept on hitting after the promotion in 27 games to finish a combined .354/.418/.579 for a .997 OPS.  Tyler was also a perfect 18 of 18 in Stolen Base attempts.

Leading up to the draft Austin was considered a high ceiling H.S. player with big time power and solid speed & arm strength. But many thought he was a project but he has come out mashing.  Tyler overcame testicular cancer as a teenager and battled back from a broken had last yr.  He also has a reputation as a “gamer”, a hard-nosed type of player.  He sounds a lot like Bichette to me and it seems the Yanks are looking for guys like this based on their recent draft picks. With his MLB power, solid speed & attitude, Austin is one of my favorite prospects and I will be following him closely as he develops.

PITCHERS

RHP – Bryan Mitchell – 20, 6’2″ 175

Raw righthander Bryan Mitchell

Mitchell is a tantalizing prospect with a high ceiling but is still very raw. He has plus stuff but his questionable mechanics and inconsistent arm angle make him a project. The couple of videos I saw of him look like 2 different pitchers. Mitchell had a mediocre season but finished with 4 strong starts at the end of the season during which he gave up 3 ER in 21 IP.  Overall, he went 1-3 with a 4.09 ERA, 8.6 K/9,  4.5 BB/9 & impressive 2.19 GO/AO ratio. The high strikeout & ground ball rates are very encouraging as he is likely to improve his command/control as he refines his mechanics.

LHP – Evan DeLuca – 20, 6’1″ 195

DeLuca is a New Jersey kid who played his HS ball at Immaculata in Somerville where he was picked in the 44th rd of the 2009 draft by the Yankees.  Like Mitchell, he has taunted with his amazing stuff and wild bouts of inconsistency.  I read scouting reports on him in the beginning of the season where he was sitting at 91-93 and topping at 94-95 and was getting excellent results at 3-1 2.19 ERA through July 22.  But later reports had him at 87-89 which led to him getting ripped in his last 4 starts and eventually finish the yr on the DL.

LHP – Matt Tracy – 22, 6’3″ 212

Tracy was a 24th rd pick out of U of Mississippi this yr who had a solid season splitting time as a starter and reliever.  He was 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 9.1 K/9, 3.0 BB/9 and 2.26 ground out to Air out ratio. He was the team’s best starter in the post-season going 2-0 including 6 shutout innings of 3-hit ball in the clincher.

RHP – William Oliver – 24, 6’2″ 185

Oliver had a strong season going 5-2 with a 3.45 ERA, 7.5 k/9, 3.7 bb/9 & 1.83 GO/AO rate.  The 35th rd pick in 2010 out of Palomar College is a lot older than most of the players in this league so will need to prove himself at a higher level to show he’s a prospect.

RHP – Branden Pinder – 22, 6’3″ 210

Branden Pinder dominated NYPL hitters

Pinder was a 16th rd pick out of Cal State Long Beach this year and quickly got himself comfortable as Staten Island’s closer.  He used his 94-95 MPH fastball with excellent command to finish 2-2 with 14 saves and a minute 1.16 ERA. He held hitters to a .152 BA and had a 11.0 k/9 & 1.5 bb/9 in 31 ip.  He really has no quality secondary offerings but with command of a mid 90s heater he need only develop one other pitch to advance as a MLB reliever.

Morning Bits: Mariano, Staten Island Yankees, Feliciano, A-Rod

Yankees were off yesterday but they move a game closer to making the playoffs since Boston lost.  The Yankees open up a new series tonight at Toronto.

The Yankee Magic Number is now at 10.

Enjoy the weekend everyone and here are your morning links…

* Where does Mariano rank in Yankee history?

* Staten Island Yankees not going anywhere Team president says.

* Yankees Feliciano likely out next season as well.

* A-Rod’s thumb is likely on ongoing issue.

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
NY Yankees 90 58 .608 46-27 44-31 798 592 +206 Lost 1 5-5 99.7
Boston 86 63 .577 4.5 43-31 43-32 807 658 +149 Lost 2 2-8 88.7
Tampa Bay 83 66 .557 7.5 42-33 41-33 643 560 +83 Won 1 7-3 8.2
Toronto 75 74 .503 15.5 38-36 37-38 698 708 -10 Won 1 6-4 0.0
Baltimore 60 88 .405 30 35-40 25-48 626 774 -148 Won 2 5-5 0.0

Staten Island wins the NYPL Championship

Champions!!!!!

Hitting

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Williams, M CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
Culver SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200
Gamel RF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 .294
Austin 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .429
Nunez, R 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .158
Stevenson DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300
Wilson, Z LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .235
    Grice LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Gumbs 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091
McCoy C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tracy (W, 2-0) 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Arneson (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Wetherell (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Pinder (S, 3) 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Recap

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — To the strains of “New York, New York,” the Staten Island Yankees celebrated wildly at first base after wrapping up their second New York-Penn League championship in three years.Once the players hit the locker room, the sparkling apple cider flowed freely and the party really started. Players danced as they passed around the silver trophy, others dove head-first and slid from one doorway to another on a slick plastic sheet. Some threw handfuls of ice in between exchanging bear hugs. After all, clinching a Championship Series in front of the home fans is more than a reason to celebrate.Matt Tracy struck out four batters over six shutout innings and Zach Wilson smacked a solo homer as the Yankees beat the Auburn Doubledays, 2-1, to complete a sweep of the best-of-3 Championship Series.”This is a great ending to a great season,” said Tracy, who improved to 2-0 in the playoffs. “It’s a great feeling to pitch in a game that means something against a good team in a close game. This is such a great feeling and it’s a good feeling to win this title with this great group of guys.”The victory gave the Yankees’ short-season affiliate its sixth championship in 12 years.

The 22-year-old left-hander gave up three hits, fanned four and threw 54 of 83 pitches for strikes. He did not allow a Doubleday to reach third base and retired 14 of his final 15 batters.

Wilson deposited the first pitch he saw from Auburn starter Nathan Karns (0-2) over the left-field fence to give Staten Island a second-inning lead.

Wilson finished second in the league with 10 homers during the regular season, but his blast in the clincher is one he won’t forget.

“He had been throwing first-pitch fastballs to a lot of guys, so I was waiting on it,” said Wilson, New York’s 21st-round pick in this year’s Draft. “I knew it was [gone].

“It means a lot to me. It was kind of a nail-biter, with us having a one-run lead from the second inning. And then to get a second in the eighth and see them get one in the ninth, you couldn’t ask for anything better.”

The Baby Bombers doubled their lead in the eighth on Tyler Austin’s one-out RBI single.

“It was a good pitch,” said Austin, who also singled in a run in Game 1 of the semifinals against Brooklyn. “He threw a slider in the dirt that I swung at and then he left me a fastball up that I was able to hit up the middle.”

The Doubledays made thing interesting in the ninth. A single and an error put runners on the corners and Justin Miller’s sacrifice fly halved Auburn’s deficit. But Branden Pinder retired Angelberth Montilla on a forceout and he got Caleb Ramsey to hit a sharp one-hopper to first base, setting off the celebration.

“It’s unbelievable. It’s a great feeling to be here,” Austin said. “We’ve been working hard and we’ve worked our butts off and now it’s our time. It’s amazing. I don’t know if words can describe what I’m feeling. We were able to accomplish something that not many people have the chance to accomplish.”

The victory provided a perfect end to manager Tom Slater’s first season in the New York-Penn League.

“I wouldn’t say there were huge ranges of emotions tonight, I just had to stay even-keeled and let them play,” Slater said. “We have good players, and that is the bottom line. It’s fun to work with them. They are all good kids who want to be great. They worked extremely hard all year long. They came in, stuck to their routine, played hard and had fun while they were playing.

“[Tracy and Wilson] are guys who played at major college programs. They are used to games like these, where they’re playing for a chance to go to the postseason.”

Ashley Marshall is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

NYPL Championship Series: Staten Island Game 1 W 9-2.

Hitting

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Williams, M CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .333
Culver SS 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .176
Gamel RF 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .267
Austin 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .412
Nunez, R 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200
Stevenson DH 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .313
Wilson, Z LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .214
    Grice LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
Gumbs 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 .125
McCoy C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 .154

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morton 4.2 5 1 1 3 2 0 1.93
Rodriguez, W (W, 1-0) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
Arneson (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Wetherell (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Pinder (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Paullus 1.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.00

Recap:

Angelo Gumbs entered the New York-Penn League Finals opener without a homer in his previous 103 at-bats. On Monday night, he picked a good time to break out of his power slump.

Selected in the second round of last year’s Draft, Gumbs hammered his first longball in almost two months to help the short-season Staten Island Yankees to a 9-2 victory over the Auburn Doubledays in the opening game of the best-of-3 series.

With the game tied, 1-1, and the bases empty in the fifth inning, the 18-year-old California native took Wirkin Estevez’s offering over the wall in left-center field to give the Yankees a lead they would never relinquish.

The Baby Bombers’ infield prospect has seen limited time in the playoffs. He ended the regular season batting .179 over the final 10 games, and he had just three at-bats in two appearances off the bench in the semifinals against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

He previously hit three homers in 58 Minor League games — the last one came July 18 in a 12-4 rout of the Tri-City Valley Cats. He smacked a three-run shot off right-hander Joan Belliard.

Gumbs hit .264 with 29 RBIs in 51 games for Staten Island this year en route to helping the club win the McNamara Division with a 45-28 record. In 2010, Gumbs batted .192 in seven appearances for the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate.

On Monday, designated hitter Casey Stevenson was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI and shortstop Cito Culver went 2-for-6 with a double and a run in the victory.

Wilton Rodriguez (1-0) allowed a run on two hits in an inning of relief to pick up the victory. Starter Taylor Morton surrendered one run on five hits and three walks while striking out two batters over 4 2/3 frames.

The Championship Series heads to Staten Island on Tuesday for Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3 on Wednesday.

 

Remaining Game Times

Game 2: AUB @ SI Sep 13, 7:05 PM ET
Game 3*: AUB @ SI Sep 14, 7:05 PM ET

Morning Bits: 9-11, SI-Yankees, Romine

Good morning all. Yet another loss last night, making it 4 losses in a row. Boston also lost, so the 2.5 game lead is still intact.

The Magic Number is now at 16.

More importantly, today is the 10 year- anniversary of 9-11. Today we remember all those who lost their lives in that tragic attack on our country.

Here are your morning links:

— Don Amore of the Hartford Courant discusses why baseball was able to help New York City heal.

— “Alfonso Soriano remembers the homer he thought won the World Series city needed after 9/11” by Anthony McCarron of the Daily News.

— To clarify the title of last night’s recap, the Staten Island Yankees did not win the playoffs. They won the first series against the Brooklyn Cyclones and will be playing in the Championship Series against Auburn, starting today.

— Austin Romine may join the team today, due to Frankie Cervelli’s concussion symptoms.

The Yanks play today at 3:35pm, the final game of the 3 game set in Anaheim.
AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
NY Yankees 87 57 .604 46-27 41-30 779 580 +199 Lost 4 6-4 98.9
Boston 85 60 .586 2.5 42-29 43-31 782 629 +153 Lost 4 2-8 93.1
Tampa Bay 80 64 .556 7 41-33 39-31 616 545 +71 Won 3 7-3 6.7
Toronto 73 73 .500 15 37-36 36-37 681 681 0 Won 1 5-5 0.0
Baltimore 58 86 .403 29 33-39 25-47 609 759 -150 Lost 1 4-6 0.0

Staten Island Wins the Playoffs 2 games to 1 with a 1-0 victory tonight.

Hitting

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Williams, M CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .385
Culver SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182
Gamel RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Austin 3B 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .417
Nunez, R 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 .250
Stevenson DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273
Wilson, Z LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
    Grice LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Gumbs 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    Castillo, Al 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
McCoy C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oliver 6.0 2 0 0 3 10 0 0.00
Wetherell (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pinder (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Staten Island Yankees NYPL Playoffs Game 2. L 12-5

The final deciding game will be held tomorrow.

Hitting

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Williams, M CF 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444
Culver SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Gamel RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375
Austin 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333
Nunez, R 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Stevenson 2B-LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .375
Wilson, Z DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .250
Grice LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286
    a- Gumbs PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
McCoy C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitchell (L, 0-1) 4.2 6 7 4 2 5 1 7.71
Varce 2.1 6 3 3 0 4 0 11.57
Brebbia 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 18.00
Checo 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00

Recapping Yesterday’s Action in the Minors

Scranton Yankees (Game 1) L 5-1

BATTING

2B: Molina (6, Sweeney), Nunez, L (14, Sweeney).
HR: Golson (8, 5th inning off Sweeney, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lamb; Golson 5; Kruml; Molina 2; Nunez, L 2.
RBI: Golson (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kruml; Pena, R; Russo.
GIDP: Vazquez.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Betances (L, 0-3) 5.0 6 5 5 2 7 0 5.14
Brackman 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.00

Scranton Yankees (Game 2) W 2-0

BATTING

3B: Golson (7, Egbert).
TB: Russo 2; Kruml; Vazquez; Golson 3.
RBI: Golson (33), Nunez, L (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez; Romine; Parraz 2.
SF: Nunez, L.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Phelps, D (W, 6-6) 6.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 3.19

Trenton Thunder L 12-9

BATTING

2B: Sublett (8, Lanigan), Lyerly 2 (16, Lanigan, Albers), Krum (10, Schuld), Maruszak (22, Schuld).
HR: Joseph, Co (5, 7th inning off Schuld, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Krum 3; Joseph, Co 6; Lyerly 5; Mesa 2; Sublett 3; Gil; Maruszak 2.
RBI: Mesa 2 (46), Sublett 3 (28), Joseph, Co 2 (57), Maruszak (47), Lyerly (34).
2-out RBI: Mesa; Sublett 2; Maruszak.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pirela; Gil; Krum 2; Sublett.
Team RISP: 6-for-16.
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stoneburner 5.0 9 5 4 1 4 0 4.17
Venditte (L, 3-7) 3.0 10 7 7 1 3 0 3.40

Tampa Yankees L 2-3

The season is now over. In the FSL North Division, the Tampa Yanks finished in 4th place, going 74-64.

BATTING

2B: Mustelier 2 (13, Wesson, Wesson).
TB: Landoni; Mack; Mustelier 4; Medchill; Segedin; Johnson, C 2; Murton.
RBI: Mustelier (24), Segedin (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Segedin; Murton.
GIDP: Murton; Landoni.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sneed 4.0 4 2 2 1 5 0 3.69
De La Cruz, Jo (L, 0-1) 3.0 2 1 1 1 3 0 3.00
Burawa 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.66

Charleston RiverDogs W 8-1

BATTING

2B: Flores (26, Mueller), Mojica (24, Mueller), Brown (7, Hungerman).
3B: Mahoney (3, Hungerman).
TB: Rosario, J; Flores 3; Brown 3; Mahoney 3; De Leon, K; Mojica 3; Farnham 2; Lopez, Da.
RBI: Toussen (23), Flores (59), Farnham (12), Lopez, Da (1), Mahoney (31), De Leon, K (60), Rosario, J (1).
2-out RBI: Flores; Rosario, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown; Toussen; Mahoney; Flores; Mojica.
SAC: Lopez, Da.
GIDP: Rosario, J; Toussen.
Team RISP: 6-for-20.
Team LOB: 14.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greene (W, 5-14) 6.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 4.37
Rondon 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 4.67
Reyes, Y 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.78

Staten Island Yankees L 7-4

The regular season for Staten Island is over. They finished at 45-28, the best record in the league. The first playoff series, a best of 3, begins tomorrow versus Brooklyn.

BATTING

2B: Culver (14, Vazquez, C), Austin (10, Vazquez, C), Wilson, Z (15, Chism).
HR: Wilson, Z (10, 4th inning off Montero, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Williams, M 3; Culver 2; Austin 2; Gumbs; Wilson, Z 7; McCoy.
RBI: Culver (33), Austin (14), Gumbs (29), Wilson, Z (31).
2-out RBI: Gumbs; Wilson, Z.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nunez, R; Williams, M.
GIDP: McCoy.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oliver 2.2 3 2 1 2 0 0 3.42
Hobbs (L, 4-1) 1.1 3 4 4 1 0 0 6.91
Arneson 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.57
Wetherell 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.40
Pinder 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.16

Minor Night Cap 8/1/11

Trenton L 2-0

BATTING
2B: Sublett (7, McGowan).
TB: Joseph, Co 2; Romine; Mesa; Sublett 2; Gil; Maruszak.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hall (L, 10-8) 7.0 8 2 1 1 5 0 4.12
Venditte 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.79

Tampa L 5-1

BATTING
2B: Mack (14, Sorensen).
HR: Roller (7, 2nd inning off Sorensen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Almonte, A; Mack 3; Roller 4; Landoni.
RBI: Roller (28).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marshall 5.0 4 1 1 0 5 0 3.78
Burawa (L, 2-2) 2.0 5 3 3 0 0 0 3.76
Casanova 1.2 1 1 1 4 1 0 6.60
Marte, R 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.68

Charleston L 5-4

BATTING
HR: Mahoney (3, 8th inning off Froneberger, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Flores 2; Mahoney 4; Mojica; Higashioka; Wilson, W.
RBI: Mahoney (30).
2-out RBI: Mahoney.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gipson 5.0 9 3 3 0 2 0 6.04
Rondon (L, 2-3) 1.0 0 1 1 5 0 0 4.96
Perez, K 2.0 1 1 1 3 1 0 4.66
Reyes, Y 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.97

Staten Island L 9-3

BATTING
2B: Nunez, R (20, Powers), Gamel (18, Powers).
HR: Wilson, Z 2 (9, 4th inning off Powers, 0 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Menna, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Williams, M; Gamel 2; Austin; Nunez, R 3; Wilson, Z 8; Grice.
RBI: Wilson, Z 2 (29), Austin (13).
2-out RBI: Wilson, Z.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tracy (L, 1-2) 5.0 6 6 6 2 10 0 3.80
Brebbia 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Hobbs 2.0 2 3 3 2 1 0 5.88

Morning Bits: Montero, Bichette Jr., Staten Island, Burnett, Catching Prospects

Yankees got a lead than just gave it right back.  Can we get a good start from Burnett tonight?  I wouldn’t hold your breathe.  Same time tonight.

and here are your morning links….

* Yankees Prospect Montero gets the call up.  More Montero…..and more Girardi’s take on him and why not have another article about Montero.

* Dante Bichette Jr. homers to give the Yankees the Gulf Coast League Title.

* Staten Island rallies and captures the McNamara title.

* AJ’s spot at stake with his start against Boston tonight.

* Yankees are dishing out heaps of talent behind the plate.

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
Boston 83 52 .615 41-26 42-26 729 565 +164 Won 1 7-3 0.0
NY Yankees 81 53 .604 1.5 41-26 40-27 732 538 +194 Lost 1 5-5 0.0
Tampa Bay 74 61 .548 9 35-31 39-30 575 511 +64 Won 1 5-5 0.0
Toronto 68 68 .500 15.5 33-34 35-34 640 623 +17 Won 1 4-6 0.0
Baltimore 54 80 .403 28.5 32-38 22-42 567 706 -139 Lost 1 7-3 0.0

Minor Night Cap 8/31/11

SWB W 6-2

BATTING
HR: Molina (4, 3rd inning off Bush, 0 on, 0 out), Parraz (8, 6th inning off Bush, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Russo 2; Lamb; Laird 2; Parraz 4; Molina 5.
RBI: Molina (21), Lamb (25), Laird 2 (69), Parraz 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Laird.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Noesi 3.0 2 0 0 0 4 0 3.42
Mitchell (W, 12-9) 5.0 4 2 1 3 3 0 3.35
Pendleton 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.10

Trenton W 7-2

BATTING
2B: Krum (8, Pino), Joseph, Co 2 (37, Pino, LaMura), Pirela (21, LaMura).
3B: Pirela (4, Pino), Krum (3, Pino).
TB: Pena, R 2; Krum 5; Joseph, Co 4; Lyerly; Pirela 5.
RBI: Joseph, Co 2 (51), Pena, R (2), Krum 3 (26), Lyerly (32).
2-out RBI: Pena, R; Krum 2; Lyerly.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garrison, St (W, 4-8) 5.2 3 2 2 1 3 1 6.55
Schmidt (H, 5) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.48
Texeira 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11.70
Arias, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.53

Tampa Game 1 L 6-3F/7

BATTING
HR: Castro, K (5, 7th inning off Rhee, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Almonte, A 2; Castro, K 4; Mack; Segedin; Landoni.
RBI: Johnson, C (19), Almonte, A (49), Castro, K (45).
2-out RBI: Almonte, A; Castro, K.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Black, S (L, 6-9) 4.2 7 5 5 1 1 1 7.02
Marte, R 1.1 1 1 1 2 2 0 3.70

Tampa Game 2 W 4-1 F/7

BATTING
2B: Mustelier (11, Kurcz), Almonte, A (25, Negrin).
HR: Medchill (11, 2nd inning off Del Valle, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Almonte, A 2; Mustelier 3; Medchill 4; Landoni.
RBI: Medchill (24), Mustelier (22), Almonte, A (50).
2-out RBI: Almonte, A.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Quintana (W, 10-2) 6.0 6 1 1 0 2 0 2.91
Flannery (S, 18) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.27

Staten Island W 3-2

BATTING
2B: Castillo, Al (8, Kilcrease).
3B: Austin (1, Kilcrease).
TB: Williams, M 2; Gamel; Austin 4; Nunez, R 2; Castillo, Al 2; Wilson, Z.
RBI: Austin (12), Nunez, R (32).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitchell 5.0 3 2 2 3 6 0 4.09
Arneson (W, 2-1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.02
Pinder (S, 14) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.90

Gulf Coast W 3-1  (Big night for Bichette as the GCL Yankees take home the championship)

BATTING
2B: Bichette (2, Rembisz), Valera, J (3, Nygren).
HR: Bichette (1, 4th inning off Hope, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bichette 6; Taveras, D; Duran 3; Valera, J 2; Alcantara; Tejeda, I.
RBI: Bichette (3), Tejeda, I (1).
2-out RBI: Tejeda, I.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Polanco, R 3.0 2 1 1 4 3 0 3.00
De La Cruz, Jo 3.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Checo (W, 1-0) 2.2 1 0 0 0 5 0 1.93