Down on the Farm

Jose Reyes 2, Yanks 0
Checking in on Joba's start today

I don’t think I can handle another Tyler Clippard start; he’s been borderline abysmal. 18 ER and 40 baserunners since he beat the Mets in his debut, a span of only 21 innings. I’d rather take my chances with Igawa…

I wrote that before I saw this. Great minds think alike.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 win over Charlotte) 
Kevin Reese: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – 8 of last 9 hits have gone for extras
Omir Santos: 1 for 3, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 20, 1 R, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 7 K – Shelley Duncan got the RBI on a bases loaded walk
Matt DeSalvo: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K – 55 of 78 pitches were strikes (70.5%)
Edwar Ramirez: 1 IP, a bunch of zeroes, 2 K – 16.30 Kper9 this year
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Double-A Trenton (7-2 win over Reading)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – BA went from .211 to .259 in the 8 games he’s played since coming off the DL
Cody Ehlers: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – BA went from .222 to .220 in the 15 games he’s played since coming off the DL
Shawn Garrett & PJ Pilittere: both 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 K – Garrett had a solo shot
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 4 RBI
Mini-Moose Kennedy: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 142 K in 112 IP as a pro, counting what he did in Hawaii (terrible pick, why didn’t they take Dan Bard and his 16-30 K/BB ratio?!?!)
Jeff Kennard: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

High-A Tampa is off until Monday for the All-Star break. The Eastern Division team beat their Western counterparts 8-4; if you know your geography, you know which side the Tampa guys were on (somehow an All-Star game took only 2 hours and 23 minutes to play). Here’s what they did:
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K – started at short and led off, pulled in the bottom of the 5th
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K- started at second, batted 8th, and played the entire game
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 1- entered the game as a defensive sub in the bottom of the 7th
Eric Wordekemper: .2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – pitched part of the 8th, all 5 pitches he threw were strikes
Dan McCutchen didn’t pitch because he just threw 6 innings on Thursday. Ian Kennedy also didn’t pitch, for obvious reasons.

Low-A Charleston (2-0 win over Augusta)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 SB
Austin Jackson: 0 for 4, 1 K – 0 for his last 14 with 5 K
Chris Malec: 0 for 3, 2 K
Seth Fortenberry: 1for 3, 1 R, 1 2B – on pace for 53 XBH, very nice for a guy who was a speedy leadoff hitter in college
Kyle Anson, Eduardo Nunez & Kevin Smith: all were 1 for 3 – Anson had an RBI, Smith scored a run
Grant Duff: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP
Jesse Hoover: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB – this is just awesome, Jesse Hoover’s pitching in actual affiliated games again…you have no idea how happy/excited I am…
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – K/BB ratio now at 30-2

Yankee draftees in the College World Series
Taylor Holiday, 1B, UC Irvine (19th rd): 0 for 3, 1 HBP, 2 LOB in Irvine’s heartbreaking loss to Arizona State
Matt Morris, LF, UC Irvine (23rd): 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K 

Louisville takes on Mississippi State in the Loser’s Bracket tomorrow, so it could be the last hurrah for Isaiah Howes.

Jose Reyes 2, Yanks 0
Checking in on Joba's start today
  • dan

    all hail ye prophet, predictor of all that is abe.

    i have to give it to you mike, at least one thing you say in every DotF (yes, that was intentional) makes me laugh.

  • C-Note

    That Kevin Thompson is the best option to promote is very depressing… i understand Tabata will be coming– in a couple of years

    I understand there are a couple of can’t miss international players the Yanks are pushing hard to sign- one in particular- his name is Jose Jose-(Mets, BoSox, Dodgers pushing hard to) he’s suppoed to be an outfield version of Jose Reyes… well that little SOB Reyes looked pretty goddamn good this weekend- if Jose Jose is that good open up the checkbook george- we need some position players in this system
    Kennedy pitch OK, one bad inning with no one out allowed a walk, a double, then a single that drove in two- then he struck out the side and put up zeros the rest of the way

    Joba pitches tomorrow(later today, actually) Betances makes home opener for SI yanks Wed…

    And now the fun begins

  • Jake T

    Villone has given up 4 runs, 3 runs, and 1 run in his past 3 outings. What does Ramirez need to do? Henn is a lefty, and we can make due with him and Meyers up there. Is there something i’m missing? do they not think his stuff will be effective at the major league level?

  • cjc

    I understand everyones love of Ramierz’s numbers but Britton is ahead of him and should already be in the Villone spot its mind boggeling

  • Jake T

    I dont argue with Britton, solely because he has proved effective at times in the majors. But we all know that this bullpen is not so good that they can’t find room for one or two new guys.