My Amateur Scouting Report on the Fascinating Domingo Acevedo, after Failing to See Kyle Holder

I had a weird but good day on a work trip to NY: returned to Nassau from a court date in Islip by 5:30, but didn’t have to be at a friend’s Korean BBQ birthday in Flushing until 9:30 — so on a lark I crossed the Verrazano to catch an hour of the Staten Island Yankees. I wanted to see the reportedly great defense of their new SS, late first-round pick Kyle Holder.

So Holder had the night off, which royally ticked me off – until I learned the starting pitcher I’d never heard of was really interesting: Domingo Acevedo, at 6’7” and 190 pounds a 21 year-old stick figure who reportedly touches 100 MPH and is a top-30 or almost-30 Yankee prospect. He looked like John Travolta in Battlefield Earth playing a 10’ alien lording over comparatively tiny humans:

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Acevedo has missed a fair bit of time but seems no worse for wear. Since starting in 2013, in the Rookie-to-A minors he’s logged a 3.08 ERA in 64.1 IP, but these are the eye-popping stats: 0 HR, 21 BB, 69 K.…

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Game 82: Ramirez vs. Nova

Happy Sunday!

Here’s your game thread.

RAYS
Cabrera SS
De Jesus LF
Longoria DH
Loney 1B
Forsythe 2B
Souza Jr. RF
Kiermaier CF
Elmore 3B
Casali C

YANKEES
Gardner CF
Headley 3B
A-Rod DH
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Jones RF
Young LF
Gregorius SS
Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Quick hit: The Yanks get their second walk-off of the year!

Yes. Let’s keep doing this. It’s fun!

Happy Birthday, America!

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Game 81: Karns vs. Pineda

Pineda vs TOR 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Here’s your game thread.

RAYS
Grady Sizemore DH
Joey Butler LF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Steven Souza Jr. RF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Jake Elmore 2B
Curt Casali C

YANKEES
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Garrett Jones RF
Ramon Flores LF
John Ryan Murphy C
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Game 80: Archer vs Tanaka

Here is your game thread.

RAYS
Grady Sizemore DH
Joey Butler RF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Logan Forsythe 2B
David DeJesus LF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Rene Rivera C

YANKEES
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Garrett Jones RF
Chris Young LF
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 7/3/15

This time last year, I was bumming because I had to stick around the Milwaukee area and miss out on going to DC for 4th of July with my best friends.  I had to fly to Germany on July 5th to start a work training program, so it was a mostly tame 4th of July celebration.  Not the case this year.  No Germany, no training, and I got into DC on Thursday, so this weekend is already setting up to be a spectacular one.  Hope everybody else has something good planned for tomorrow.  Now onto the links!

– On Tuesday, el duque of It Is High… commented on the Adam Warren situation and the troubling trend that it follows with other less-heralded homegrown guys.

– Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley mused on the possibility of the Yankees trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels.  It’s a major longshot, but there’s a lot about the deal that would make sense for both sides.…

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Quick hit: CC start pushed back

Per Sweeny Murti of WFAN, CC Sabathia’s next start has been pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday. He’s been working on some stuff in his bullpen sessions and he needs some rest.

Hopefully the work and extra rest will result in a better outcome in his next start.

Beltran to the 15-day DL, Flores and Petit up from AAA

Taylor Dugas was optioned to AAA.