May
01

Down on the Farm

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Stop the presses, sound the alarm. Jose Tabata is injured. He left Sunday’s game in the 7th, and hasn’t played since. That’s all I know right now. Here’s updates on a bunch of other guys on the shelf…

Joba Chamberlain: still nursing the hammy, he’ll be back any minute now…
Jesse Hoover: throwing in Extended Spring, I betcha he heads to Staten Island in July
George Kontos: on the DL, no word on why or when he’ll be back
Tim Norton: just placed on the DL, who knows why or for how long
Lance Pendleton: has been throwing, should be back from TJ around mid-season
Marcos Vechionacci: out with a hand/wrist injury, no word on a timetable

And of course, the foursome of JB Cox, Chris Garcia, Mark Melancon and Humberto Sanchez are all out until 2008 with Tommy John, or Tommy John-like surgery.

Hopefully I won’t be adding a certain 20-yr stud to this list anytime soon…

Triple-A Scranton (3-0 win over Toldedo)
Andy Phillips: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
the Duncan’s: both 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 1 RBI – 0 XBH in last 9 games
Mighty Matt: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 5 K – 49 of 97 pitches were strikes (50.5%)
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton (5-1 win over New Hampshire)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 5, 1 K – heading back down to the Mientkiewicz line
Ramiro Pena: 3 for 4, 3 R, 2 SB
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 1, 1 R, 3 BB
Shawn Garrett: 3 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K – on quite a tear
PJ Pillitere: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
Brett Smith: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB – ERA down to 1.16

High-A Tampa (6-3 loss to Dunedin in 10 innings)
Tim Battle: 3 for 4, 1 R – multi-hit games in 5 of his last 8
Colin Curtis: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Mr. Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – .395-.514-.909 on the road, .211-.235-.446 at home
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 E (both fielding)
Eric Hacker: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 2-7 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff throw) – picked a runner off first
Zach Kroenke: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K – really taking to his new role as a reliever
Anthony Claggett: 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (4-0 win over Savannah)
Wilmer Pino: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
Austin Jackson: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 3, 1 SB
rest of lineup: 0 for 20, 1 R, 6 BB, 1 K – 3 of those walks went to Chris Kunda
Edgar Soto: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Gaby Medina: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 1 H, 8 K in last 5.2 IP

Categories : Down on the Farm

4 Comments»

  1. Pettitte's stare says:

    Mike, way to jinx hughes next time at least wait till his no hit bid is over!

  2. Yankee Fan in Chicago says:

    What’s the story on Brett Smith? At 6’5″ 220 he’s got that power pitcher’s body, but his stats weren’t terribly impressive last season. too many walks not nearly enough ks.

    This year he’s striking out more than a man an inning, tho still walking too many. Is he throwing harder?

  3. jake t. says:

    Enough with the freakin muscle tweaks and injuries. Somebody’s gotta get fired if players keep getting injured.

  4. Tom says:

    Gotta wonder if firing the pregame stretching coach over the offseason is a cause for some of these injuries…I hope not. That would be really really bad.

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