Yankees Farm Report: July 15, 2011

For New York’s Homegrown, I write farm reports basically analyzing each of the games that the Yankees minor league affiliates and what the top prospects do.  I have decided to syndicate these reports on here.  So here we go…

Today’s notes:

  • Jesus Montero has been activated for Scranton an will play tonight.
  • There was a scout from the Rockies at tonight’s Trenton game as well as one from the Royals and the one from the Royals will be heading up to Scranton next week. Make of that what you will.
  • Slade Heathcott doesn’t need surgery which is awesome though he may still be out for the season.

Triple-A

Scranton 7 – Toledo 3Luis Nunez went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, Jorge Vazquez went 2 for 4 with a double and two ribbies, and Chris Dickerson went 1 for 4 with two runs scored.  Kevin Russo had the big blast though in the eighth with a Grand Slam to break a 3-3 tie.

On the mound, DJ Mitchell got the start tonight and he wasn’t to good. He gave up his first runs since June 27 and his final line would be 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 WP. His control obviously failed him and we you don’t have that great of stuff, you’re gonna get hit around and that’s what happened tonight.  Randy Flores got the win in a scoreless inning of work and Kevin Whelan gave up a run in an inning.

Double-A

Reading 1 – Trenton 3Rob Lyerly and Melky Mesa each had RBI singles to make it 2-1 and 3-1, respectively. Mesa would wind up two hits and also drove in the first Trenton run.  Zoilo Almonte made his Trenton debut and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.  Other than that, it was a pretty quiet night on offense.  Pitching-wise, Steve Garrison was pretty good as he hurled six frames of one-run baseball.  He also struck out six, walked two, and got six grounders.  Cory Arbiso combined to allow two hits and three walks in two innings and each got holds and recently demoted Josh Schmidt got the save.

High-A

Palm Beach 0 – Tampa 1Jose Quintana was the story of this one only allowing three hits and striking out nine over seven scoreless frames. He was just doing everything right as he also got nine grounders as opposed to three fly balls.  Dan Burawa came on to get the save as he three two perfect innings and struck out three.  It was a pretty quiet game offensively as the only run came when Luke Murton drove in Ronnier Mustelier.  Walt Ibarra added two hits as did Rob Segedin while JR Murphy and Kyle Roller each went 0 for 3.

Low-A

Charleston 3 – Greensboro 8Gary Sanchez and Kevin Mahoney each went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored, Garrison Lassiter went 2 for 3 with two ribbies, but Eduardo Sosa and Ramon Flores each went 0 for 5.  On the mound, Steve Evarts gave up five earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out three in 5.2 innings.  Not good.  This Charleston team is just not as fun to follow without JR Murphy, Slade Heathcott, Kyle Roller, and Rob Segedin.

Short Season-A

State College 2 – Staten Island 1Mason Williams was out after getting hit by a pitch yesterday, but apparently it’s not too serious.  Cito Culver went 0 for 4 as his average has fallen to .269 and Angelo Gumbs only picked up one hit. Shane Brown did notch two hits and Wes Wilson went 1 for 3 and scored the only Yankee run.  On the hill, Wilton Rodriguez look pretty good K’ing six over five innings while only allowing two runs on six hits and two walks.  The pen backed him with four perfect innings, but it wasn’t enough.

GCL

GCL Blue Jays 6 – GCL Yankees 12You could tell right away that this was gonna be another high scoring affair as it was 6-4 Yankees after one inning and 9-4 after two.  Every Yankee hitter was on base at least once.  Claudio Custodio went 1 for 5 with two runs scored and one driven in and Jose Rosario went 3 for 4 with a 2-run homer in the first and also drove in and scored another and drew a walk.  In the middle of the order, David Adams went 2 for 4 with two ribbies and two runs scored as he DH’ed the entire game, Dante Bichette went 1 for 4 with a walk, and Ravel Santana went 1 for 3 and had a 2-run triple.

On the bump, Reynaldo Polanco settled down after the first only allowing three hits and no runs in his last four frames.  Mariel Checo was very impressive hurling a perfect inning in relief and struck out the side and Trevor Johnson added a scoreless inning as well.

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