Apr
18

Down on the Farm

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The weather’s been creating havoc in the baseball world, and it’s not just the major leagues that are being put in a bind (although my fantasy team is looking forward to all those Grady Sizemore doubleheaders). Because minor league teams do not have the resources to deal with Mother Nature, games are called much sooner and much more often than they are in The Show. Here’s a quick wrap up of how the weather has affected each Yankee affiliate so far this year (includes tonight’s games):

Triple-A Scranton: 4 total games called off, none made up, haven’t played since Saturday
Double-A Trenton: 5 total games called off, none made up, also haven’t played since Saturday
High-A Tampa: 1 game rained out, and it’s already been made up
Low-A Charleston: no cancellations…yet

On to tonight’s action:

Triple-A Scranton snowed out. No word on a makeup date.

Double-A Trenton‘s doubleheader was rained out. They’ll try to make up one game as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, no word on the makeup of the second game. If they play tomorrow, it’ll be their first action since Saturday.

High-A Tampa (4-1 loss to Clearwater in 20 (!) innings) Clearwater’s bullpen: 14 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 15 K
Tim Battle: 0 for 7, 1 BB, 3 K
Jose Tabata: 0 for 8, 3 K- 2 GIDP, didn’t hit a ball out of the infield…
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 3, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) – left with a hand/wrist injury
Francisco Cervelli: 2 for 8, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K
George Kontos: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 5-3 GB/FB
Anthony Claggett: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K – 2 of those walks were intentional
Wilkins Arias: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Mike Martinez: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP
Zach Kroenke: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (11-1 loss to Kannapolis) Opposing pitcher led the minors in losses last year (16)…and is the younger brother of a current Yankee. That’s 6 straight losses for Charleston, 7 in their last 8.
Austin Jackson: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 SB – only 3 K in his last 20 AB
Josue Calzado: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Kunda: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) – should be playing everyday…
Grant Duff: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 7 BB, 1 K, 1-8 GB/FB – repeat after me: over the plate…over the plate…
Edgar Soto, Brady Martinez, Luke Trubee, Nick Peterson: combined 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 WP

You know you’re curious:
Tim Lincecum: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, 7-2 GB/GB – check out his season numbers: 18.2 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 28 K…how did this guy last until the 10th pick in the draft???

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Ed

    How is all this off time effecting the triple A pitching rotation? Hughes was supposed to start against the Chiefs on Thursday, but all these games have been snowed out… Do you think he will still make the start?

    (I go to school in syracuse, I was going to get tickets to see him pitch)

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    That shouldn’t be in jeopardy, Ed. I believe (and Mike, correct me if I’m wrong), he was supposed to pitch yesterday, but the second half of the doubleheader was rained out. So he’s basically second in line for a stat at this point. Hopefully, that means Clippard starts today, and Hughes goes tomorrow.

    Scranton hasn’t played since Saturday? I thought Steven Jackson pitched the first game of a doubleheader on Monday…

    Re: Lincecum. The question isn’t why he dropped to 10th in the draft. It’s why he’s not up helping the Giants right now.

  • http://jeteupthemiddle.blogspot.com Jeteupthemiddle

    I drafted Lincecum for my fantasy team this year.

    I am eagerly waiting for him to provide some stats for me.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    D’oh, Scranton did play the first game of a doubleheader Monday, my bad.

    I’m pretty sure they just keeping pushing the AAA guys back as per the weather. Clippard should be going tonight, Hughes tomorrow.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Nevermind, I just looked at milb.com’s schedule, and it says Hughes is pitching tonight. Either they skipped Clippard, or he threw a bullpen or something to stay on schedule.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Jete — I did, too, but I had to drop him out of necessity.

  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    Holy Kontos batman.

  • http://yanksandmore.blogspot.com Eric Schultz

    Rough game for Tabata last night. 0-8 in an 18 inning game, dropping his average from around .400 to .333. Ouch