Down on the Farm

A-Rod does it again!
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Pete Abe’s reporting that Humberto Sanchez had good ol’ Tommy John surgery. He’s the 4th Yankee prospect to have major elbow surgery in the last 6 months, joining Mark Melancon, Christian Garcia and JB Cox. Those are some seriously talented arms on the shelf…

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Syracuse in 14 innings)
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 7, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 5, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 BB, 3 K – last XBH was 10 games ago…
Ross Ohlendorf: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8-6 GB/FB – 56 of 87 pitches were strikes (64.4%)
TJ Beam: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Erick Burke: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – just picked up from the Padres
Charlie Manning: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Double-A Trenton (5-2 loss to Binghamton) shutout streak ends at 49 innings
Brett Gardner: 0 for 4, 1 K – at least he cut down on his strikeouts (3-5 K/BB)
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 4, 1 K
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI – first RBI’s of the year
Jeff Marquez: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 8-2 GB/FB – just because all those runs were unearned doesn’t mean they can be written off, Marquez gave up a single, double, walk, walk, single after the E

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Fort Myers, walk-off style)
Reegie Corona: 4 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – walk-off double
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 SB – ready for this? this is only the 3rd game this year in which Tabata hasn’t struck out (out of 13 games)
Mr. Miranda: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K 
Colin Curtis: 0 for 3, 1 K
Chien-Ming Wang: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 6-5 GB/FB – outpitched by a guy who throws an underhanded knucklecurve…seriously!
Jon Ortiz: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 21 yr old just up from the Dominican Summer League, and daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn

Low-A Charleston rained out. No word on a makeup date.

A-Rod does it again!
Gather 'round, kids. It's time for a story
  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    I really like Ohlendorf. I thinkn he’ll end up helping the Yanks this year at some point.

    Wang — 6/5 gb/fb? That’s pretty rusty.

  • James Varghese

    Hey Mike,

    I didn’t realize this until reading Tabata’s player journal ( but the kid is married already. Man, I guess he moves quickly off the playing field as well. Also, according to him – the timetable is half the season in Tampa – the other half in Trenton.

  • Ben

    Walk-off double? Man, he’s no A-Rod. Scrub.

  • Ed

    I gotta tell you… Watching that game was painful. Both teams are batting about .200 collectively. Which you would expect because if this stacked pitching doesn’t win Scranton some games they must suck.

    Once again it was pretty fun to see Sal Fasano behind the plate. He was actually the winning run (god I hate torre pinch running for giambi in the 6th inning) and this was in the 14th. The robust crowd of like 500 had emptied out leaving less than a hundred at the stadium.

    My father yells at Fasano, “Hey Sal do you get overtime pay.” Since we were in the 4th row, he was able to turn around shake his head and give us a big smile. I love the minor leagues.

    I notice you didn’t put up Ron Villones line… Man he sucks. I have to feel a bit of sympathy for him because Torre probably ended his career, but every person who came up to the plate hit him HARD. He was just lucky that his fielders got in the way of a couple. He gave up two runs In a 3-1 game to tie it up.

    On a side note, I got a free taco from taco bell because the Taco Bell K man Andy Phillips finally wiffed in extra innings. He was the last player on the team to strikeout (all nine batters struck out at least once) Muchos Gracias Senior Phillips!

    Ohlendorf looked good, but he had problems keeping runners off base, there were a bunch of rallies just waiting to happen. What pitches does he throw? He has this big sweeping curveball that was reading something like 60 on the gun.

    Overall it was a good fun game, partly because of an obnoxious crowd.