Yankees Farm Report: July 20, 2011

Today’s notes:

  • Relief pitcher Ryan Flannery was promoted from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton.
  • Ivan Nova was placed on the 7-day disabled list for Triple-A Scranton because of the ankle injury he suffered last night and PJ Pilittere was taken off.
  • Josh Schmidt was promoted to Triple-A Scranton.

Triple-A

Scranton 6 – Columbus 1

Kevin Russo had three hits, scored a run, and walked, Mike Lamb homered, Jesus Montero had a hit, scored a run, and drove in three, and Jorge Vazquez went 1 for 4 with a double, two ribbies, and three strikeouts. Jordan Parraz, Luis Nunez, and Doug Bernier all added base hits as well and Greg Golson went hitless, but still scored twice. Pitching-wise, DJ Mitchell was outstanding allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out nine.  He also got seven grounder so I’ll assume he was keeping his change up down effectively. JC Romero followed him with a scoreless eighth and Logan Kensing then struck out to in the ninth to end it.

Double-A

Erie 12 – Trenton 13

This was a crazy game in which the Thunder were up 3-2, down 9-3, up 10-9, and down 12-10 before scoring three in the bottom of the ninth to walk off.  Austin Romine and Zoilo Almonte each had three hits (including the game-winner), Romine homered, scored four runs, and walked and Almonte had two ribbies. Corban Joseph, Rob Lyerly, and Melky Mesa all had two hits, Jospeh scored two runs and drove one in, Lyerly homered and scored three runs, and Mesa drove in a run and scored two.

On the bump, Cory Arbiso scattered seven hits over three plus innings and allowed two runs (one earned). Brad Halsey was brought in to relieve and did the opposite yielding seven runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks in 2.2 innings.  Ryan Flannery then made his Trenton debut and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Chase Whitley came in with a 10-9 lead and allowed three runs in the eight, but pitched a scoreless ninth which was enough for the win.

High-A

Jupiter 3 – Tampa 10

Jose Quintana put together his second straight great start as he allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings.  Michael Solbach followed him by pitching a scoreless seventh. Offensively, Ronnier Mustellier homered twice and Neil Medchill homered once, Medchill did have two other hits though.  Eric Chavez went 4 for 5 with two runs scored in his second consecutive rehab appearance at DH and was lifted for a pinch runner in the seventh.  Rob Segedin went 2 for 4 with a run scored and two driven in and Cody Johnson, Mitch Abeita and Kelvin Castro each added hits as well.

Low-A

Lexington 5 – Charleston 6

Jose Ramirez scattered ten hits and five runs (two earned) over his six frames. He also struck out seven and only walked one.  The bullpen backed him as Tommy Kahnle yielded a hit, a walk, and four strikeouts in two innings followed by Mark Montgomery who struck out a batter on his way to his sixth save of the season.  Tyler Grote and Ramon Flores each had two hits, Grote doubled and scored twice Flores tripled, scored a run, and drove in three.  Anderson Feliz also had a big game going 3 for 4 with a homer. Eduardo Sosa, Garrison Lassiter, and Jose Mojica each added hits while Gary Sanchez went hitless.

Short Season-A

Staten Island 4 – Hudson Valley 5

Cito Culver and Cody Grice had three hits a piece, Gumbs scored twice and Grice drove in a run, Angelo Gumbs and Zach Wilson each had two hits and drove in a combined three runs and Mason Williams and Ben Gamel each had a hit.  On the hill, Wilton Rodriguez allowed one unearned run on two hits on one walk while striking out four over six innings.  After him, however, Michael Recchia allowed four runs on five hits in one inning to blow it.

GCL

GCL Tigers 12 – GCL Yankees 3

Justin James had three hits off the bench, Ravel Santana homered, and David Adams, Claudio Custodio, and Jose Rosario each went hitless, Adams walked and scored a run and Custodio just walked.  Evan Rutckyj had his second consecutive rough start allowing seven earned runs on three hits and four walks in 1.1 innings. He also made two errors in the field.  It was a day in which every Yankee pitcher got touched up for a run except for Leonel Vinas who tossed two scoreless innings.

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