Yankees Farm Report: July 18, 2011Posted: July 19, 2011
- The Rockies had a scout at tonight’s Trenton game to watch Dellin Betances pitch.
Jesus Montero went 1 for 5 with three strikeouts, but the one was a homer, Kevin Russo had the game-tying hit in the ninth, and Mike Lamb went 2 for 4 with two ribbies, a run scored, and a walk. Jordan Parraz and Austin Krum each notched a hit scored a run, Terry Tiffee had a double, and Doug Bernier added two hits as well.
Greg Smith got the start and allowed a run in an inning before the rains came. Buddy Carlyle replaced him when the game resumed and allowed four runs on two hits and three walks, and threw three wild pitches. Andrew Brackman relieved him and hit two batters, threw three wild pitches, and walked three in three innings. He also struck out three, got five grounders, and apparently looked good in the later part of the outing. JC Romero came in after him and threw 1.1 hitless innings, which makes me wonder when we’ll see him in the Bronx. Randy Flores allowed the walk-off homer to lose it.
Dellin Betances was wild. And yes I know the sky is blue, but he was really bad in the beginning. He wound up walking five in five innings while allowing four runs, but did of course fan seven. Josh Romanski followed by allowing a run in 1.1 and Josh Schmidt and Ryan Pope combined to throw 2.2 hitless innings.
Austin Romine and Addison Maruszak each had three hits a piece, Romine scored a run and Maruszak homered. Rob Lyerly notched two hits and scored twice, Ray Kruml went 1 for three and drove in two and drew two walks, and Zoilo Almonte went 1 for 5 with his first Double A ribbie. Something else worth noting, is that Melky Mesa walked twice. He’s not exactly known for his plate discipline so I was happy about that.
Recently demoted Cody Johnson went 2 for 4 with a homer, Ronnier Mustelier went 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base, and Walt Ibarra, Kyle Roller, and Emerson Landoni had a hit a piece, Ibarra scored a run. My boy Kramer Sneed got the start today and tossed five innings of three-run ball while walking three and striking out two. Francisco Gil allowed a run in two innings of relief and Danny Burawa hurled two scoreless innings, struck out two, and got a ridiculous five grounders.
Jose Toussen led the way offensively with three hits, a run driven in, and a stolen base. Eduardo Sosa, Jose Mojica, Kyle Higashioka, Ramon Flores, and Kelvin DeLeon each had a hit, Sosa scored a run, and DeLeon homered. Gary Sanchez went 0 for 4 with three K’s. Scottie Allen yielded two runs in six innings, Francisco Rondon threw two scoreless innings, and Yobanny Reyes blew the game in the bottom of the ninth.
Mason Williams promised a win today and he made sure his team would deliver as he went 3 for 5 with two doubles, two runs scored, one driven in, and a stolen base. Cito Culver, who has been stuck in something of a slump went 1 for 2 with three walks, three runs scored, and two ribbies. Angelo Gumbs notched two hits of his own, scored a run and drove in six, Tyler Austin went 0 for 4, Shane Brown scored two runs, Casey Stevenson scored and drove in a run, and Ben Gamel drew a walk, scored two runs, and drove on in.
Rich Martinez yielded four runs on seven hits in five innings while striking out four. Michael Recchia threw threw two scoreless innings while striking out three and Michael Pinder hurled two scoreless frames as well.
Dante Bichette Jr. hit his first professional homer today and also added a double. Jose Rosario also had a homer and Ravel Santana also had a hit. The good news is that David Adams played an entire game in the field, though he did go 0 for 3, so we’ll see if he gets moved back up soon. On the bump, Gabe Encinas was very good allowing one run on three hits in five innings, although he only struck out one. Edwin Rodriguez was saddled with the loss as he allowed two runs in his two innings of relief and Mariel Checo tossed two scoreless frames after him.