Yankees Farm Report: July 26, 2011

Today’s notes:

  • Brandon Laird was optioned back down to Triple-A Scranton.
  • JR Murphy is on the disabled list for High-A Tampa.

Triple-A

Scranton 11 – Buffalo 2

Jesus Montero went 3 for 4 with a homer and four ribbies, Jorge Vazquez and Luis Nunez each went deep as well, and Jordan Parraz went 2 for 4 with a double, a walk, a run driven in, and run scored. Doug Bernier added two hits while Mike Lamb, Kevin Russo, and Austin Krum each notched one. On the hill, DJ Mitchell once again walked more than he struck out, but only allowed two runs over six innings. Buddy Carlyle, Eric Wordekemper, and Kevin Whelan each added scorless relief outings.

Double-A

Trenton 4 – Akron 3

Jose Pirela went 3 for 5 with a double, a run scored, and a ribbie, Corban Joseph drove in two runs, Ray Kruml walked and drove in a run, and Melky Mesa scored a run. Addison Maruszak, Zoilo Almonte, and Damon Sublett each added hits as well. Craig Heyer had his first start in a while yielding two runs on three hits over six frames while striking out six and only walking two. He also got his nine grounders which was nice to see. Josh Romanski added two scoreless innings and Chase Whitley added one.

High-A

Tampa 2 – Fort Myers 1

Ronnier Mustelier went 2 for 5 with a triple and a run scored, Cody Johnson homered, and Kelvin Castro had two hits. Rob Segedin, Kyle Roller, Abe Almonte, and Neil Medchill all had hits as well. Brett Marshall tossed five innings of one-run baseball while giving up four hits, issuing one walk, and striking out six. Kramer Sneed followed with two scoreless innings, Preston Claiborne threw three to get the win and Ronny Marte closed things out.

Low-A

West Virginia 6 – Charleston 4

Gary Sanchez hit a 2-run homer in the fourth to get the Riverdogs on the board, Jose Toussen went 3 for 4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run scored, and Eduardo Sosa went 1 for 5 with a run scored.  Kevin Mahoney and Ramon Flores each went 2 for 4, Mahoney doubled and scored a run and Flores struck out twice. On the bump, Zach Nuding tossed five innings of three-run baseball while walking five. Manny Barreda would wind up getting the loss in relief by allowing three runs over 1.2 innings, but he did strike out two. Aaron Dott and Mark Montgomery each added scoreless outings.

Short Season-A

The Yankees had a scheduled day off.

GCL

GCL Braves 9 – GCL Yankees 12

Dante Bichette had yet another big day going 4 for 4 with a double, a run scored, and one driven in. His hitting line in his last ten games is now .564/.640/.872. Jose Rosario went 2 for 5 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored, and three driven in, Claudio Custodio had a hit, stole a base, scored a run, and drove one in, and Ravel Santana walked and scored a run. On the mound, Zachary Varce got the start and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out one over three innings. Evan Rutckyj followed and allowed four earned on four hits and two walks and five strikeouts in three innings. He continues to disappoint since his great start to the season.

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