Apr
21

Down on the Farm

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Eric Duncan has a bruised left hand (hat tip to Fabian). It’s supposedly no biggie, but it’s keeping him out of action for now. Still dunno why Austin Jackson is MIA.

Update: As loyal reader JP pointed out in the comments, Austin Jackson has been placed on the DL with a  “lower body injury.” The vagueness worries me (torn MCL? sprained hammy? hip pointer? ruptured scrotum? Okay, that last one was bad…).

Triple-A Scranton (17-4 loss to Ottawa)
Kevin Reese: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – only .308 SLG this year
Andy Phillips: 3 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 E (both fielding)
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 K – threw a runner out at home from LF
Steven Jackson: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
Ron Villone: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – he’s Everyday Ronnie for Scranton
Justin Pope: .1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB – ERA before the game: 0.00, ERA after the game: 11.81, ERA in this game: 189.00…

Double-A Trenton (7-4 win over Binghamton)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – starting to warm up
Shawn Garrett: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, , 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
Russ Raley: 0 for 1, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP - first 2006 draftee to reach Double-A for the Yanks…can’t say I figured he’d be the guy to accomplish that feat
Aarom Baldiris: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Gabe Lopez: 2 for 4, 1 RBI – maintaining that .500 BA nicely
Brett Smith: 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 8-6 GB/FB
Edwar Ramirez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB
Gerardo Casadiego: 1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – took him all of 1 pitch to ruin the no-no

High-A Tampa (2-1 loss to Fort Myers)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 1 R
Hideki Matsui: 1 for 3
Jose Tabata: 0 for 4 – 2 for his last 20
Mr. Miranda: 0 for 3, 1 K – last XBH was 9 games ago…
Colin Curtis: 0 for 3, 1 K – 2 for his last 20 as well…
Francisco Cervelli: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 SB - dare I say he’s the most consistent hitter on the team?
Ian Kennedy: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – first walks of the year for the 3rd guy in the Sheff deal

Low-A Charleston (4-0 win over Savannah)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – 7th error in only 17 games
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB – 4 for his last 9
Brian Aragon: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Gil: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 BB
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 13-3 GB/FB – throw out his miserable last outing, and he’s 17.1 IP, 13 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K this year…
David Robertson: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – look at those numbers, he’s obviously too good for this level…

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • rico

    kennedy had a pretty nice game there. whats the word on his velocity? is it still down, or did he regain it?

  • Tano

    I’ve been keeping my eye on Cervelli, and he keeps looking good. You know anything more about him other than what we can read in the numbers?
    I dont want to jinx things by even mentioning it, but do you have any sense that he might be a real contender?

  • JP

    The word is that Austin Jackson is on the DL with a “lower body injury”. Well… I guess that rules out half the possibilities.

    http://riverdogs.com/news/head.....le_id=1029

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  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Cervelli’s definitely a contender, it’s very impressive how he skipped a level and hasn’t missed a beat.

    He quit switch hitting last year, and instead hit only from the right side, but this year he went back to switch hitting. He’s hitting .294 against LHP and .308 against RHP, so it looks like he’s got that straightened out. He’s good defensively, but I can’t really go much more into it that that.

    He’s already 21, so he is a bit old for the level. I don’t think the Yanks will fast track him, unless they plan on bumping PJ Pilittere up to AAA from AA as well. He could hit the show in 2008, but 2009 is more likely.

    He’s the best in-house candidate to take over behind the plate once Jorge’s gone, but that doesn’t mean he’s some great prospect. He’s still got lots to prove.

  • Tano

    Thanks Mike