Yankees Farm Report: July 25, 2011Posted: July 26, 2011
- The Yankees signed their fourth round draft pick, Matt Duran.
- Tyler Austin injured his hand and went for an MRI today.
- Ivan Nova threw a simulated and all went well. He’s on track to start on Saturday in the Bronx.
Every single hitter in the Yankee lineup had at least one hit. Jesus Montero went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a homer, Jorge Vazquez homered and drove in four, Kevin Russo had four hits, two runs scored, and two driven in, Doug Bernier had three hits and four ribbies, Mike Lamb went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two ribbies as well, and Greg Golson went 2 for 5 with a run scored. Now you can breathe.
On the bump, Adam Warren yielded two hits over four scoreless frames, but walked four while only striking out two. After that, Rafael Soriano tossed a perfect fifth, George Kontos a scoreless sixth, JC Romero a perfect seventh, and Logan Kensing allowed the only run in his two innings of work.
Every single position player scored a run. Addison Maruszak went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two ribbies and he is now 7 for his last 8. Jose Pirela added two hits and a run driven in, Zoilo Almonte walked thrice, and Rob Lyerly doubled and drove in two runs. Cory Arbiso made the start (I think in Steve Garrison’s place) and allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits in four frames and didn’t walk one. Pat Venditte followed with three innings of one-run baseball while striking out four. Ryan Flannery decided to make it close and came on to allow two runs on four hits in 0.2 innings, but was saved by Ryan Pope who hurled 1.1 scoreless innings to nail it down.
Jose Quintana turned in his third straight solid start striking out four and allowing one run on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He continues to impress. After that, Michael Solbach came on and allowed only two hits over 2.1 scoreless frames while striking out three.On offense, Luke Murton went 3 for 5 with a run scored, Kyle Roller went 2 for 4 with a homer, and Kelvin Castro went 2 for 3 with a double, a ribbie, and a walk. Cody Johnson also had a hit, scored twice, and walked twice, David Adams had a 2-run double, and Abe Almonte scored a run, drove one in, and stole a base.
Obviously, there wasn’t much doing on offense in this one. Ramon Flores did go 3 for 4 and Anderson Feliz, Kevin Mahoney, and Jose Mojica added the other hits. Feliz is batting .342 in his last ten games. On the hill, Jose Ramirez allowed one run on five hits in six innings. He did, however, walk more (5) than he struck out (3). After that, Francisco Rondon and Kelvin Perez combined to toss three scoreless inning and keep it close.
Mason Williams, Cito Culver, Reymond Nunez, and Ali Castillo each had hits, Culver drove in a run. Ben Gamel, Angelo Gumbs, and Zach Wilson all went hitless.On the mound, Wilton Rodriguez struck out five in five scoreless, one-hit innings. Robert Paullus got the win tossing scoreless inning in relief and Brandon Pinder nailed down the save while striking out two in the ninth.
Ravel Santana and Isaias Tejada each had three hits, Santana tripled, stole a base drove in a run, and scored three times and Tejada homered twice. Yeicock Calderon went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored, Dante Bichette went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, and Claudio Custodio went 1 for 5 with a run driven in as well. Jeff Marquez got his first rehab start and allowed a hit and struck out three in two scoreless innings. Taylor Morton followed with four innings of one-run baseball while striking out three.