Down on the Farm

Because, hey, we've still got 139 more games
Cashman for a day, fool for a lifetime

Man, David Robertson is on some kind of roll. If you go back to his performance in the Cape Cod League last year, his combined pitching line is 32.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 40 K. The Yanks didn’t give him a 6-figure bonus as a 17th rounder for nuttin’, but man, this is above and beyond the call of duty…

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Columbus)
Kevin Reese: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – second straight game with a bomb
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 2 K, 1 CS
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – 5 errors already for the potential Gold Glover…
Ross Ohlendorf: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 9-3 GB/FB – 73 of 101 pitchers were strikes (72.3%) 

Double-A Trenton enjoyed a scheduled off day.

High-A Tampa (7-1 loss to Dunedin) Jose Tabata had the day off
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 BB – 18 H in last 11 games
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K - 11 for his last 21 with 6 runs scored and only 3 strikeouts against 6 walks
Francisco Cervelli: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Tim O’Brien: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Bryan Villalona: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – just keeping a rotation spot warm for the highest drafted Native American in the history of the universe
Mike Martinez: 3 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5-4 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-3 win over Savannah)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – hitting streak up to 12 games (4 doubles and a triple in that span)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Chris Malec: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Josue Calzado: 1 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jose Gil: 0 for 4, 4 K – it doesn’t get much uglier than that…
Garrett Patterson: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 10-1 GB/FB
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – fuckin’ dealin’

Because, hey, we've still got 139 more games
Cashman for a day, fool for a lifetime
  • dan

    The “down on the farm” comments section never seems to get much love, so i thought i’d give you a holler. However simple they may be, I think your comments are really funny

  • Mike R.

    I have a couple questions I just wanna throw out there.

    1- What is the background on that David Robertson guy? I’ve read a couple of Yankee prospects lists but his name never stood out.

    2- Do you have any information on the reason behind Shelly Duncan’s breakout performance. This guy has been in the system years and this year he has really shined. Would have anything to do with the new hitting coach that the SWB Yankees have this year?

  • Ben

    Where is Joba anyway? I thought his hamstring was supposed to be healed by now.

  • Joseph P.

    Here’s a good start for a background on Robertson

    High strikeout, borderline high walk, and his low hit rates suggest groundball tendencies.

    And may I add: any day where Eric Duncan doesn’t strike out is a cause for celebration.

  • Moses

    Speaking of which, what is Duncan’s deal? He seems to be hitting well enough at Scranton, with the occasional XBH to the mix–is he still considered a significant part of the Yankees future. I mean, I know Minky saves 9 runs a game and that sweet stroke is a death-knell for Julian Tavarez–but it would be nice to have a decent 1 bagger in the works. For all the Yankees glitz and glam in the lineup, the fact that they give up so much at a power position practically negates the added benefit of having slugger at 2B. Anyway, is Duncan still highly regarded or not? I mean, what is he? 23? Mid-season call up? Or career utility IF…

  • Joseph P.

    Duncan is hitting .239/.333/.457, so he’s not exactly dazzling down there.

    Unless he starts a ridiculous hot streak, Duncan will be with AAA all year, with a possible September cup of coffee. He’s 22 this year, so there’s still time to figure things out. Very iffy future.

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