Apr
14

Down on the Farm

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Update: Hat tip to commentor Jeteupthemiddle for pointing this out: Double-A Trenton pitchers currently have a 46 inning shutout streak going, dating back to the 6th inning of Tuesday’s win over Harrisburg. That’s freakin’ incredible.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 win over Pawtucket)
Jamal Strong: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HBP - minor league journeyman getting a chance to play with KT called up
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Andy Phillips: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS - absolutely en fuego
Mighty Matt: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K – took a no-no into the 6th
Ben Kozlowski: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton
Game 1 (1-0 win over Connecticut in 7 innings) makeup for Thursday’s rainout
Brett Gardner: 1 for 3, 1 SB
Carlos Mendoza: 2 for 3
Gabe Lopez: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI
rest of lineup: 0 for 17, 5 K
Alan Horne: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K – looks like he’s gotten his control problems under…errr…control
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Game 2 (2-0 win over Connecticut in 15 (!) innings)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 7, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI - threw a runner out at first, drove in the winning run
Justin Christian: 1 for 6, 1 RBI, 1 K
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 7 – hitting .143-.302-.228-.530
Shawn Garrett: 1 for 6, 1 2B, 1 K
Jason Brown: 2 for 5, 1 BB, 1 K
Gabe Lopez: 4 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B – quite a day
Brett Smith: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 6-4 GB/FB
bullpen: 9.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 9 K, 12-7 GB/FB - nice job

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Sarasota)
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – threw a runner out at 3rd
Jose Tabata: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 3 H, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI in last 8 AB
Kevin Russo: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
Erick Abreu: 3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
Mike Martinez: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – sleeper deluxe
Zack Kroenke: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (2-0 loss to Augusta) don’t feel bad, Augusta is 10-0 after all
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 0 for 4, 1 K
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 4, 1 K – 2 for 19 since 4 for 4 game last Monday
Andres Perez, Chris Malec, Eduardo Nunez, Josue Calzado: all 1 for 4 – Malec doubled, Nunez K’ed once
Angel Reyes: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 E (missed catch) – also picked 2 runners off first
Garrett Patterson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5-1 GB/FB – he’ll be your atypical hard-throwing lefty specialist down the road

I understand Wilmer Pino is a nice prospect, but this guy really needs to play everyday. Hard-nosed guys with championship winning experience and talent aren’t exactly a dime-a-dozen.

Categories : Down on the Farm

9 Comments»

  1. So the Thunder have some scoreless streak going.

  2. rico says:

    is jesus montero playing right now? if so, where?

  3. yankz says:

    Hey Mike, Shelley Duncan used to play 1B right? ANY chance he comes and replaces the black hole that the big league team currently has?

  4. John says:

    Could Duncan hit better than Minky? Could Alberto Gonzalez?

  5. yankz says:

    Could my grandmother? Yes to all of the above.

  6. Yankee Fan in Chicago says:

    Wrong questions guys. The key questions are whether Shelley is a veteran with a belly full of guts.

    And the answers are definitely no, and, from Torre’s perspective, most likely no.

  7. Mike A. says:

    RE: Montero
    He’s down in Extended Spring, and will make his traditional debut with the GCL Yanks when the Rookie level season starts in June. Ditto Abe Almonte, who I’m much more excited about.

    RE: Shelley
    He is what he is, a poor man’s version of Adaum Dunn. He could hit 20 homers in the bigs, but he’ll also hit .210. He’s playing LF so the good Duncan can play 1B, but he’s best suited to be a DH really. He could help, I’m just not sure with what.

  8. Joseph P. says:

    I kinda like that Alberto Gonzalez notion. Kinda like Howie Kendrick did last year for the Angels.

  9. Mike A. says:

    I think it’d be a waste to play Gonzalez at first, his D is way too good. Maybe they could shift Robbie to first and let Gonzalez play 2B.

    The Angels played Kendrick at first out of necessity, because their offense was terrible and he had a .361-.405-.570-.975 career line in the minors.

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