May
16

Down on the Farm

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Triple-A Scranton (6-5 win over Norfolk)
Kevin Reese: 2 for 5, 1 R, 3 K
Chris Basak: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Andy Phillips: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – it took 34 games and a 1.093 OPS, but he’s finally hitting cleanup…
Eric Duncan: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – first XBH in 9 games…
Kevin Thompson: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 3 RBI
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Eric Junge: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – signed to fill out the rotation, but he was a big-time prospect like, 8 years ago…
Tim Lavigne: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – another guy signed to bolster the staff
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – moved up a level, but still schoolin’ guys…

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to Erie)
Jamal Strong: 2 for 4
Joe Muich: 1 for 4, 1 SB, 1 PB
Matt Carson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B
rest of lineup: 0 for 21, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K – Gabe Lopez drove in Carson on a fielder’s choice
Brett Smith: 8 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 14-7 GB/FB – the latest in a season of phenomenal starts…too bad the game was blown by…
Jeff Kennard: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K – I can’t believe he’s on the 40-man roster…

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Dunedin) Brandon Magee, the opposing SP, had a 17-3 GB/FB ratio…
Reegie Corona: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 E (fielding) - 11 hits in last 7 games
Tim Battle: 2 for 4, 1 R – last walk was 11 games ago
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4
Juan Miranda: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 CS - quietly having a great year…
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 3, 1 BB – has reached base in all but 2 games this year…
Dan McCutchen: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K – another ’06 draftee having a great full season debut…
Zach Kroenke: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Low-A Charleston (5-2 win over Rome)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 3 K, 2 E (both throwing) - professional baseball leading 23 game hit streak…he’s halfway to Joe D…
A-Jaxâ„¢: 1 for 4
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP – second straight game with a jack
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Andres Perez: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Michael Dunn: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6-1 GB/FB – 46 K in 45.1 IP…
Jon Hovis: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Categories : Down on the Farm

8 Comments»

  1. dan says:

    yanks need a starter for sunday vs the sox, is it gonna be chase?

  2. ShawnT says:

    bring up Kennedy

  3. Joseph P. says:

    I would that with the way things are going, Wang would start on three days’ rest. Other than that, judging by the schedule, it would have to be Wright.

  4. yankz says:

    Er, hate to be that douche, but Hilligoss is 5 games away from being halfway there.

    I’m a little scared to see Chase again, but I guess it’s a vote of confidence.

  5. trevor says:

    Its gotta be kennedy. Did you see what the tigers just did with andrew miller. He was in high-a and now he is the detroit rotation.

  6. The Scout says:

    The Yankees excessive caution with placing prospects at a level that will challenge them comes back to haunt the organization now. Kennedy should not have been at high A to begin with, and he could easily have been moved up to AA by now. The rash of injuries and call ups has created openings at higher levels. Instead of moving prospects up from AA to AAA (e.g., Brett Smith) and setting up a chain of promotions, the Yankees bring in career minor league retreads.

  7. Mike A. says:

    yankz – D’oh! I must have missed the “divide by 2″ day back in the 3rd grade. My mistake…

  8. Yankee Fan in Chicago says:

    This little bit from the NYT’s baseball blog is of note:

    [quote]In Tampa, the ace of the Yankees’ Class A team is Ian Kennedy, last year’s first-round pick, who is 4-1 ith a 1.43 E.R.A. His game on Tuesday (6 2/3 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 11 strikeouts) sent a buzz through the organization.

    “He was awesome,” said Nardi Contreras, the minor league pitching coordinator. “He pitched the best game I’ve seen this year, big leagues or minor leagues. He made some changes in his delivery, and it was all working well. We’re pretty happy.”[/quote]

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