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Yanks quickly closing the gap
Yanks winning with the team they have, not the team they want

Triple-A Scranton (9-3 win over Charlotte)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Kevin Reese: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Andy Phillips: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K – broke modest 5 game hit streak
Angel Chavez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI – last 7 hits have gone for extras (6 doubles and a triple)
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Raul Chavez: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – 6 for 15 after 0 for previous 17
Juan Francia: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS – picked off first
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1-13 GB/FB – 64 of 95 pitches were strikes (67.4%)
Chris Britton: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Double-A Trenton (6-4 win over Connecticut))
Brett Gardner & Cody Ehlers: both 0 for 2, 2 BB – Gardner got caught stealing, and that’s his first hitless game since coming off the DL a week ago
Shawn Garrett: 2 for 4, 2 R
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Brett Smith: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk – 21 H, 10 ER, 9 BB, 11 K in last 20 IP (4 starts)
Zach Kroenke: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP – 9 H, 7 ER, 5 BB, 4 K in last 6.1 IP (5 appearances)
Gerardo Casadiego: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Tim Lavigne: .1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP – back working out of the ‘pen, where he’s had most of his career success

High-A Tampa (2-0 win over Lakeland)
Reegie Corona: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 1 K – threw a runner out at second
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB – remember, 18 yr old playing in a pitcher friendly park in a pitcher friendly league…the power will come
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – this guy’s power is already here
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 4
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 4
Tim Battle: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K – 86 K in 61 games
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 2, 1 BB – he gunned down 4 would be basestealers…if he goes hitless in his next 2 AB, his average will dip under .300 (unthinkable a couple of weeks ago)…
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 SB
Dan McCutchen: 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-5 GB/FB – allowed 12 ER in last 13 IP coming into this game
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (5-4 win over Augusta)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Kyle Anson: 2 for 4, 1 K
Chris Malec: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB – 15 for last 37 with 10 RBI
Josue Calzado: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Chris Kunda: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 CS
Hector Noesi: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – 59 K, 36 baserunners in 41 IP
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, zeroes across the board – scored upon in only 3 of his 27 outings

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Yanks quickly closing the gap
Yanks winning with the team they have, not the team they want
  • Rich

    I think Britton is suffering from learned helplessness.

  • dan

    So now that Joe stopped being lazy (sorting last 7 days by obp), mike had to make up for it by not typing out “down on the farm” the last 2 days.

    Igawa’s GB/FB is scary to look at, a clear sign that he’s not where he needs to be to compete on the ML level

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben

    That 1-13 GB/FB ratio scares the hell out of me.

  • dan

    i think i posted that about .00021 seconds before Ben. sweet

  • Ed

    Joe you said you might check out Igawa’s start because you were still paying for minor league tv, did you?

    I have just kinda assumed the worst with his gb/fb numbers…

  • Tommy

    I’m glad McCutcheon came through with a nice start. I hope there’s a lot of competitiveness among the Yankees pitchers trying to out-do one another. Between HOrne, Smith, Jones, Marquez, Kennedy and Chamberlain at AA, then McCutcheon, Kontos, etc. in A, there’s a whole lot to like there.

    I wonder if it’s time to see if David Robertson can start. He’s got great numbers coming out of the pen. Was he drafted as a reliever? I figured he was a starter that got caught in a numbers game and moved to the pen.

    I’d love to see Fortenberry get some of Battle’s at bats at Tampa. He’s too old for Charleston, and frankly I don’t really care what happens to Battle at this point.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Nah, Ed, didn’t catch it. I’ll see if I can grab the archive.

  • KAnst

    Tommy, Robertson was a college closer so I doubt hes moving to starting

    The Yankees should tell Igawa that he isnt allowed back up to the major league team until he can sustain a .5 GB/FB ratio. 0.5 is horrendous but if he cant at least do that people are gonna take him yard constantly.