Apr
05

Down on the Farm

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Man, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a line drive homer like the one Elijah Dukes hit. Talk about a laser.

Anyways, in honor of Opening Day, here’s the full lineups for all four squads.

Triple-A Scranton (7-5 loss to Norfolk)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Kevin Reese: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Andy Phillips: 0 for 4, 1 R – DH’ed
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Angel Chavez: 2 for 4, 2 RBI
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – is there anyone in the system who needs a hot start more?
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 2 K
Chris Basak: 1 for 4, 1 E, 3 K
Raul Chavez: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – allowed 5 SB, 4 to the same guy
Tyler Clippard: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 9-2 GB/FB – 62 of 91 pitches were strikes (68.1%)
TJ Beam: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB – 23 of 34 pitches were strikes (67.6%)
Colter Bean: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – allowed both inherited runners to score
Ron Villone: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 8 of 12 pitches were strikes (75%), why isn’t he in the bigs? oh yeah…

Double-A Trenton
(1-0 loss to Bowie in one hell of a pitcher’s duel)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4 – you guessed it, a single on a ground ball
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 4, 2 K
Justin Christian: 0 for 3, 1 BB – completely miscast in the 3-hole
Cody Ehlers: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K, 3 E (2 fielding, 1 throwing)
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 4, 1 K
Shawn Garrett: 0 for 3, 2 K
Carlos Mendoza: 0 for 3 – no idea who this is…
Matt Carson: 0 for 3, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Aarom “don’t call me Aaron” Baldiris: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Chase Wright: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K – dominant in his first AA start after 4 years in A-ball
Jason Jones: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Gerardo Casadiego: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

High-A Tampa (3-0 loss to Lakeland, game called after 5 innings due to rain) – one of the best lineups in the minors got shut down by this guy thanks to his 11-1 GB/FB ratio
Reegie Corona: 0 for 2
Tim Battle: 0 for 2, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Tabata: 1 for 2, 1 SB – I forgot how much fun it was to open up the box score and see what this kid did each game
Juan Miranda: 0 for 2, 1 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 2
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 2, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 0 for 2
Francisco Cervelli: 1 for 2
Kevin Russo: 0 for 1
Bryan Villalona: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – forget Kennedy and Joba, Opening Day start goes to the lifer

Low-A Charleston (1-0 win over Greeneville in 10 innings in another pitcher’s duel) – opposing pitcher was this guy
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 0 for 4, 2 K – picking up where we left off I see
Mitch Hilligoss: 0 for 4, 2 E (throwing, fielding)
Andres Perez: 0 for 4, 1 K
Chris Malec: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 4, 2 K1 E (fielding)
Josue Calzado: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Gil: 0 for 4, 2 K
Wilmer Pino: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – walk off single after team had 1 hit in first 9 innings
Tim Norton: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2-7 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
David Robertson: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 2-0 GB/FB
Gaby Medina: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – stranded both inherited runners
Jon Hovis: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Nick Peterson: .1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

And because I know you’re wondering, a certain former Yankees prospect went 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 E (fielding, missed catch) yesterday while learning to play 3B for Low-A Lakewood. Another former Yanks prospect went .2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3 WP, 1 HB in the same game.

Categories : Down on the Farm

2 Comments»

  1. Eric Schultz says:

    Nice work Mike. Great start from Chase Wright. If he continues to do this well, he could force his way into the Scranton rotation. I’m satisfied with Clippard’s performance in his first AAA game, as he usually takes some time to adjust to a new level. It’s hard to take the high-A and low-A hitting stats seriously, as both of them were facing pitchers who are both at a higher level (Miller is definitely AA or AAA quality, at least, and Lester is a major leaguer). Impressive to see Jose Tabata get a hit off Miller. He could be in for a great season.

  2. Sean McNally says:

    Mike…

    Care to do the BTF preview again? Email me seanmmcnally (at) gmail (dot) com.

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