Down on the Farm

Roger that! (all the way to the bank)
Joba ready to start playing

While the Roger Clemens news is obviously the story of the day, it’s definitely worth mentioning that an MRI revealed that Phil Hughes‘ hammy injury isn’t as bad as originally thought, more in line with a bad Grade I sprain than a Grade II job. The Yanks are still likely to take it easy with the kid an exhaust the 4-6 week time frame, but for some reason, it’s easier to deal with that empty rotation spot now…

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 loss to Syracuse in 12 innings, walk-off style)
Chris Basak: 2 for 6, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
Andy Phillips: 3 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – just raking down there…
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 6, 1 RBI, 1 K – 23 RBI leads organization in the non-A-Rod division
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 5
Colter Bean: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K – took 53 pitches to get 4 outs…he’s just as bad at starting in the minors as relieving in the bigs…
Chris Britton: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Ron Villone: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Jim Brower: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6-1 GB/FB – picked up The Brower Bulldog for some depth…

Double-A Trenton (5-0 win over New Britain)
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Jamal Strong: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Shawn Garrett: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI – 6 for his last 8 with a double, triple, homer and 4 RBIs…
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Juan Francia: 2 for 4, 1 K, 1 CS
Brett Smith: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 12-2 GB/FB – ERA down to 0.92…
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – 12.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 23 K this year…

High-A Tampa (4-1 loss to Dayton)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Tim Battle: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 K – 2 for his last 17 with 7 K
Jose Tabata: 0 for 4, 1 K – still DH’ing, but at least he’s playing
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 2 K
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 PB, 1 HBP – .358-.418-.444-.862 this year…
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Jose Valdez: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 16 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 17 K this year…

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Columbus)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – extends hit streak to 17 games…
Austin Jackson: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K. 1 SB
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – lefty hitter is hitting .205-.280-.341-.621 vs RHP, .391-.481-.522-1.003 vs LHP
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 E (throwing)
Josue Calzado: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Edgar Soto: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 7-2 GB/FB
David Robertson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – first run allowed since he was in college last spring…

Don’t miss Timmy tonight

Roger that! (all the way to the bank)
Joba ready to start playing
  • Adam

    I’m wondering if it makes sense to give Shelly Duncan the Andy Phillips treatment at some point this year. The kid is raking in AAA, and while he is far from a prospect, there is little chance that he hits worst than Minky. He could probably approximate Josh Phelps with the added bonus of being a fifth outfielder.

  • Jt

    Redsox Response Yankees getting Clemens.

    They will trade for A’s pitcher Rich Harden for Craig “I’m so great” Hansen, Big Papi bobblehead doll, and Matt Clement

  • dan

    (not 100% related, but u love lincecum, so…) im watching the game on espn, and so far he’s thrown all fastballs, as of through 3 innings. He has to show the curve a little bit, or they will hit his fastball like ryan howard did over the centerfield fence. Also, it could just be the gun, but his fastball is topping out at 95 and is mostly about 93. I have read its in the high 90’s and even 100 on occasion.

  • Rt

    Petes Quick quotes on Baseball Tonight;

    Peter Gammons … Looked Ticked

    “I did not expect Clemens to sign this quick” Sure Pete… knew just accept it !!!!!

    “Yanks spent 28 Million what do you expect” LOL Pete…. Dice-K might end up being another IRABU!!!

    “Roger is only 5 to 6 inning pictcher” Pete I looked up Clemens 2006 Numbers and I hate to tell you Pete… Roger went mostly 6 to 7 innings in most of his starts.

    “Yankee bullpen will be a big question mark” Yes… Pete I agree but soon we will have 4 solid starters, If the Red Sox would of lost Beckett, Schilling and Dice-K how would the Sox pen be right now?

    If Clemens would of signed with Red Sox Gammons comments would of been;

    “Yes Clemens was dying to be a Red Sox thats why he came back early”

    “If the Red Sox spent over 100 Million for Dice-K why not 28 Mill for Roger?”

    ” Roger can still go 7 or 8 innnings”

    “Yes the Red Sox have the best bullpen in the AL”

  • Tom

    I gotta say, before RAB I used to have to go to to look up the scores for each of the Yankees affiliates. Now RAB does the job for me. Thanks guys.

  • Jb

    Hey Mike, Do you know when The Yankees will promote Kevin Whelan to Scranton? Proctor had eight era against Boston. Thanks

  • Jb
  • Barry

    I go to school in Wilkes-barre and both the Duncans are pretty good ballplayers and are capable of big-league stuff, and Phillips just does whatever he wants in Scranton, his fielding is awful though.

  • bv

    Coming this June: The MLB draft on TV


    The NFL and NBA drafts have been televised for years. Now, Major League Baseball is joining the trend.

    For the first time in its history, the baseball entry draft will be aired live on ESPN2. Coverage will begin on Thursday, June 7th at 2 p.m. ET from Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The broadcast will end at 6 p.m. ET.

    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said the telecast, “will give fans access to see this critical function of an organization’s development. This is an idea whose time has come.”

    Each team’s first round pick will be televised and all clubs will have a maximum of five minutes to make their selections.

    The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will have the first selection. The San Francisco Giants will have three picks in the first round, while the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers will each have two first round choices.

    The draft will have 50 rounds and will conclude after all 30 teams have passed on a selection or after the final selection of the 50th round, whichever comes first. [QUOTE][/quote]

    Yankees are now on The clock. It will be exciting when Bud Selig announces ” With #30 pick of Mlb Draft, Yankees select Catcher Mitch Canham”