Down on the Farm


Triple-A Scranton (7-2 loss to Rochester)
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4, 3 K – promote Kennedy! promote Kennedy! why isn’t everyone demanding Sardinha’s demotion???
Andy Phillips: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 2 K – 1 for last 7 after 4 for previous 11 with a double and 3 bombs…
Angel Chavez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – in case you haven’t been paying attention, he’s been mashin’ this year…
Jamal Strong: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Steven Jackson: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 7-1 GB/FB

Double-A Trenton was off today. It’s their first off day in 18 days, and they managed to squeeze in 20 games during that span.

High-A Tampa (12-6 win over Brevard County) Tabata was off…
Reegie Corona: 2 for 6, 2 R, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 K
Tim Battle: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – no strikeouts? it’s a post pap smear day miracle! okay, that didn’t sound right…
Colin Curtis: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP - BA up to .284
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – .417-.465-.917 in his last 10 games…that’s why they gave him $2M…
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 5, 1 R
Frankie Cervelli: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Dan McCutchen: 8 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 11-8 GB/FB – you’ve pitched great this year, you get a pass on this one…

Low-A Charleston
Game 1
(4-3 loss to Savannah in 7 innings) makeup for the Hilligoss jinxing rainout Saturday, check out those GB/FB ratios…
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SB – picked off first…
Chris Malec: 0 for 1, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB
Brian Aragon: 1 for 3, 2 K
Wilmer Pino: 2 for 3
John Axford: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 4-0 GB/GB
Garrett Patterson: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-0 GB/FB – sadly, this is probably his best outing of the year…
Luke Trubee: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Game 2 (2-1 win over to Savannah in 7 innings)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – hit streak now at…uh…two…
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Chris Malec: 2 for 3, 1 SB – 4th multi-hit game in last 8 games…
Kyle Anson: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – I’m a bit surprised to report that that’s his first homer of the year…
Kevin Smith: 2 for 3
Hector Noesi: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 4-7 GB/FB
David Robertson & Jon Hovis: combined 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5-2 GB/FB – as a tandem, they’ve allowed only 54 baserunners in 61 IP

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Considering Miranda’s age, experience prior to hitting the US, current success, and the Yankees’ hole at first base, perhaps it is time to move things along a little and move him up to AA.

  2. dan says:

    DEMOTE SARDINHA!!!…. there, someone said it.

  3. dan says:

    i feel like an idiot… whats pap smear

  4. JP says:

    Bad news for Sardinha, usually when people stop debating a prospect it’s because they’re not one anymore.

    Nice to see Hilligoss get right back on track

  5. Chris says:

    Demote Jackson down to, I dunno, Charleston? He’s been awful all season.

  6. Joseph P. says:

    And promote the other Jackson — A-Jax.

  7. Zack says:

    I dunno, Jackson’s start tonight looks pretty good save for the IP. I mean, he must have had some stinky defense behind him? Just looing for something positive…no BBs and 5 Ks?

  8. Ben says:

    By the way, Rotoworld is reporting that Chris Basak will come up and fill the shoes of the Scranton-bound Matt De Salvo. It’s probably not going to be Andy Phillips. Someone here will have more when we know that the Yanks are opting for this move.

  9. Dave says:

    Anyone know where to find out pitching probables for the Yanks tampa team?

    I want to try and see Joba Pitch in Jupiter against the Cardinals Affiliate. Also, any idea who is taking Ian Kennedy’s spot in the rotation as it looks like we was promoted to AA (which pisses me off, I was hoping to see both of them pitch… )

    It is going to be my 5 year olds first game… She is a huge Yankee fan.


  10. The Scout says:

    Kennedy is reportedly now at Trenton, so someone was listening. As for Sardine Can, it isn’t as though there is a hot shot outfield prospect at AA who he’s blocking.

  11. KAnst says:

    I didnt know where to mention this but in his blog today Gammons spoke about and quoted someone as saying that Porcello may fall to the Yanks. Supposedly he is asking for Beckett money (like 10 million and a pro contract). If I was the Yanks I would call Boras and let him know we will meet the contract demand if he can steer Porcello to us. Screw collusion that kid is nuts

  12. Joseph P. says:

    Nuts, and a local product, which you jut gotta love (then again, Eric Duncan came out of Seton Hall Prep, too).

    But with the way the draft rules are set up this year, teams have more incentive to say “screw your demands, we’re taking you anyway.” If they don’t sign, the team gets the pick after their pick this year. To clarify, if the Royals take Porcello #2 and he doesn’t sign, they’ll get the #3 pick next year. If the Yankees take Porcello at #30 and he doesn’t sign, they get the #31 pick next year.

    This is exactly why Matt Weiters won’t fall.

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