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Mustelier activated for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 18, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees Triple-A roster has added two hitters today. Alex Rodriguez shifted his rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Ronnier Mustelier was also activated from the disabled list. The Triple-A team plays tonight with Michael Pineda on the mound.





24 Responses to “Mustelier activated for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre”

  1. Hassey July 18th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I’d rather watch the AAA team play

    I expect embarrassment in Boston and loud long bothersome jeering

  2. RayVT July 18th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I think the Yanks will do fine in Beantown. RSox really aren’t as good as they appear. This could be the start of a steep decline for the RSox IMO.

  3. Hassey July 18th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I disagree. The Sox are for real. All those .300 hitters are not a mirage. If they manage to get Buch and Lester back at 75%, they’ll have enough starting pitching…and I expect Ben to pickup bullpen pieces, particulalry lefties

  4. Nick in SF July 18th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    The Red Sox might not be as good as they appear, but this current version of the Yankees is about as good as it appears, unfortunately. Hopefully it will be a slightly better group, pending Jeter’s quad health. Or Maybe Arod tears the cover off the ball in AAA tonight and they decide to say “what the heck” and bring him up while they still can. Or Luis Cruz can play pepper with the Monster.

    blake, congrats if you’re out there. I’m not sure exactly where you are, so I’m having congratulatory cajun filet biscuits sent to all the maternity wards between Charlotte and Asheville with instructions to deliver them to the guy in the Yankee cap. So I hope you brought your cap.

  5. Hassey July 18th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Cap now has baby barf in it
    Blake sleeping it off in the nurse’s lounge covered in red lipstick

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 18th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I’m with Ray. I do believe they have been playing way over their heads. I also believe they’re a juiced-up bunch.

    That said, good pitching stops good hitting. We knew from jump street that with all of the POSITION PLAYER injuries that we had, our pitching was going to have to be next to perfect. Sorry, but you play the hand you’re given.

    This will take me a little while, but I am going to make a chart of how many times Yankee pitching has given up 6 runs or more. I’ll put scores down so you can see how may runs the Yankees scored each time. Flukes are going to happen, but the Yankee pitching needs to hold teams to 3 runs or less. This won’t be entirely scientific in terms of gleaning exact interpretations, because there may be times that the Yankees scored only 1 run, and the pitcher may have been Schezer. But my point is that we would not be so many games behind if our pitching hadn’t wet the bed so many more times than we expected. And we would be at least four games ahead of where we are if the pen didn’t give it up – including Mo’s two blown saves…

    Be back.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 18th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    blakes having another baby (or his wife is, that is?) Didn’t he just welcome another one not so long ago? Or maybe I’m thinking of his announcing that another is on the way.

  8. SoS July 18th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    What is up fellas. Quick sniper shot. Sharknado was the worse movie I have ever seen. All it was missing was keanus acting.

    Now back to work.

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 18th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    A true testament to my proffers that I am not a cover-to-cover reader here! I had no idea blake was in a fatherly way. :)

  10. joeman July 18th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    RayVT July 18th, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    I think the Yanks will do fine in Beantown. RSox really aren’t as good as they appear. This could be the start of a steep decline for the RSox IMO.

    hey ray..watched a lot of RS games this year..they need to get the BP straight and it looks like they need to add a SP or two depending on CB, they have plenty of hitters

  11. comnsnse July 18th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Blake , in addition to your cap and while I wish you the best on the new addition.

    I have a headache and I’m not sure whether it’s the heat or your “trade suggestions”

    I believe that you’re still trumpeting the acquisition of McCann who is coming off his max year of the present contract at 12mm.

    So, my question then is, are you comfortable with the Yankees acquiring a catcher who will undoubtedly ask for 12-15mm. per for at least 5yrs. when you have to sign your best player Senor Cano to at least 25mm. for 7?

    This could mean going forward you would be on the hook for 40mm. for two players with big bucks owed to Arod, a new Jeter deal, trying to bring Kuroda back, Tex another 23mm.?

    My guess is right there for 5 players you’d be over 100mm., at which point you’d have to sign 20 other players for 89mm.

    I have not included either qualifying offers for Joba, Highes and Granderson or Ichiro’s deal.

    Please explain how they do that without your CFO financial advice of, “they have it so spend it” exceeding the cap???

    You’ll notice I’ve allocated two positions for you, both GM and CFO in order to save a buck! ;)

  12. RayVT July 18th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    joeman July 18th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I agree the RSox have more hitters than the Yanks do presently. But most of them have been playing over their head in a big way. Ortiz & iglesias especially. Carp & Nave too.

    The SP are having issues too lately & Bucky is on DL. A lot of mirrors to be where they are.

  13. Wave Your Hat July 18th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    “when you have to sign your best player Senor Cano to at least 25mm. for 7?”

    If Cano goes for that much, I don’t believe he’ll be a Yankee.

  14. Rich in NJ July 18th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Just call JR up and call it a day.

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 18th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Again, no way to be totally scientific in analyzing because baseball does not follow the fallacy of the predetermined outcome. Did players get injured in certain games? Did pitching give up so many runs early that it was almost an impossibility for the offense to catch up? Did it happen in so many consecutive games that it started to have a deleterious effect on the offense?

    Above all – pitching was supposed to be the main determinant until some of the regulars got off the DL. And remember that in addition, we had some of the subs go down!!! I don’t want to hear that crap about all teams having to deal with injuries. We got our share and took on about 7 other teams’ worth!

    I’m not putting these in Yankee order, if you know what I mean. The low score is the Yanks, he high score is what the pitching gave up.

    League Average ERA: 3.93


  16. tomingeorgia July 18th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Is my old brain just assuming that the All Star break used to be three days, not four?

  17. RayVT July 18th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    The last 9 games for RSux they have given up 50 runs or 5.55 Runs/Game. That is a lot especially against the weak teams they were playing (Mariners, A’s & 3 against the Angels)

    7/6 – 9 Runs
    7/7 – 3 Runs
    7/8 – 11 Runs
    7/9 – 8 Runs
    7/10 – 4 Runs
    7/11 – 7 Runs
    7/12 – 2 Runs
    7/13 – 3 Runs
    7/14 – 3 Runs

    Now they are w/o their best SP this year Bucky & Morales along with several key RP Miller & Hanaran they are weaker pitching wise.

    Ross (C) is on DL, as is Drew (SS) so they are IMO headed more to their norm, which means since they have been playing above norm they will be playing below the norm for a while.

  18. RayVT July 18th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    tomingeorgia July 18th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    You are right.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 18th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    A+++++++++ for Jerry Seinfield. I see he and I are on the same page, if not on the same field. If only fans could see how pathetic and immature they sound when they boo THEIR OWN PLAYERS!!! Seinfield’s talking about same league players, and also players from the opposite league. Good for you Jerry. Some of us actually do appreciate good manners, and more than that, good sportsmanship.

  20. Rich in NJ July 18th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    “Is my old brain just assuming that the All Star break used to be three days, not four?”

    Speaking of used to, tom, when I was a kid, I remember hearing older people talk about a time when there were two AS games every season. I don’t know if it is true.

    Wait. Since I am on the net I can actually find out anything.

    From Wiki:

    “From 1959 to 1962, two all-star games were held each season, but this format was abandoned.”

    So yeah, it is true.

  21. tomingeorgia July 18th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks, hokie. thougt that was the case.

  22. blake July 18th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks Nick!

  23. Nick in SF July 18th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The break was three days but not all teams had games on that first Thursday, which some thought to be unfair, so they recently decided to normalize a 4-day break for all teams.


  24. Hankflorida July 18th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Hope they bring Musty to Boston as soon as possible as they have to shake up this lineup. As for trading Hughes for Olt, did someone mention that Olt has some vision problems that hampered him this year?

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