Jun
19

Down on the Farm

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As is DotF tradition, full Opening Day lineups for Staten Island and the GCL Yanks (man, I forgot how much those kids down in Rookie ball strikeout) after the jump…

Triple-A Scranton (8-4 loss to Durham)
Kevin Reese: 2 for 4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5, 3 K, 1 E (fielding) - 1 for his last 17 with 8 K…
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha & Angel Chavez: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Sardinha swiped a base, Chavez K’ed
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch) - 0 for his last 17
Juan Francia: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K 
Colter Bean: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP – he’s taking to the bullpen…i guess…
Charlie Manning: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Ben Kozlowski: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – breaks a streak of 5 consectuve outings in which he gave up an ER

Double-A Trenton (4-3 loss to Akron, walk-off style)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Andy Cannizaro: 0 forr 4, 1 BB – if he didn’t get hurt, i betcha he’d have Cairo’s job right now
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Noah Hall: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 K – 13 for his last 32…
Matt Carson: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Justin Christian: 3 for 4
Jeff Marquez: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-7 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) - just another uninteresting Jeff Marquez start
Mike Gardner: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K

High-A Tampa (2-0 loss to Fort Myers)
Reegie Corona & Juan Miranda: both 0 for 4, 2 K
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4 – 16 hits in his last 10 games
Marcos Vechionacci & Tim battle: both 0 for 3 – Vech hasn’t struck out in 28 ABs…
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K
George Kontos: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 7-2 GB/FB – 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 23 K in his last 15.1 IP
Jose Valdez: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Low-A Charleston is off until Thursday for the All-Star break. The Northern Divison squad beat their Southern counterparts 3-1 (Charleston is in the Southern Division). Here’s what the guys did…
Mitch Hilligoss: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – started at third, batted second, and played the whole game
Eduardo Nunez: 0 for 2, 1 K – started at short, batted ninth, pulled in the top of the 6th
David Robertson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – pitched the third
Jon Hovis: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – pitched part of the 8th even though he has far superior stats than the damn Papelbon brother that was brought in for the 9th

Short Season Staten Island (5-1 loss to Brooklyn)
DJ Hollingsworth: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Luis Nunez: 1 for 5, 1 3B
Andres Perez: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Austin Krum: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP
David Williams: 1 for 4 – from what school Joe?
Braedyn Pruitt: 3 for 4, 1 CS
Chase Odenreider: 1 for 4, 1 K – last year he was an outfielder, this year he’s at first
Justin Snyder: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
James LaSala: 0 for 3 – reached on a fielder’s choice
Chris Carrara: 0 for 0 – pinch ran for LaSala
Brandon Ketron: 0 for 1 – took over LaSala behind the dish
Gaby Medina: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 7-2 GB/FB – guess he was a better choice to start than…
Nick Chigges: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – I still think he shoulda started…
Jason Kiley: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (2-1 loss to GCL Blue Jays)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 4, 2 K – forget about this game, this dude’s gonna be frickin’ awesome
Prilys Cuello: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – he’s another one with a chance to be frickin’ awesome
Melky Mesa: 0 for 4, 1 K – everyone’s calling him Melky now, but I do believe I was the first to dub him that back at Baby Bombers
Zolio Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – no relation to Danny, Denny, Erick, or Abe
Ryan Wehrle: 2 for 4, 1 K
Andres Dionicio: 0 for 4, 1 K
Kelvin Castro: 1 for 4, 1 K
Gerardo Rodriguez: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – alot of people ask seem to be excited about this guy, but he’s really nothing special
Ben Blumenthal: 0 for 2, 1 K
Noel Castillo: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 6-0 GB/FB – yo…talk about a good first impression
Jairo Heredia: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP
Jacinto Gonell: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Yankee draftees in the College World Series
Taylor Holiday, 1B, UC Irvine (19th rd): 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB in Irvine’s re-DONK-ulus come-from behind 8-7 walk-off win over Arizona State in extra innings
Matt Morris, LF, UC Irvine (23rd): 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Isaiah Howes, LF, Louisville (11th): 0 for 4, 4 K, 2 LOB in Louisville’s 3-1 loss to UNC.

Man, what a game. Irvine was down 7-3 in the bottom of the 8th facing ASU’s devastating closer, Jason Jarvis, but 3 straight walks set the stage for a Ben Orloff HBP and a Cody Cipriano single to bring the deficit to 2. Morris followed with his game tying 2-run gapper, then scored the winning run on a walk-off single by Ollie Linton in the bottom of the 10th. The Anteaters have won their last 3 games via a walk-off hit; and the powerful Sun Devils are headed back to Tempe.

On the other end, Louisville’s cinderella season came to an end. Big ups to first year coach Dan McDonald for getting his team into the postseason for only the second time in school history, let alone taking them to Omaha and actually winning a game. Something tells me that isn’t how Howes would have liked his college career to end though.

If you haven’t been watching the CWS, you’re missing out on some of the best baseball you’ll see all year.

Categories : Down on the Farm

8 Comments»

  1. JP says:

    No love for G-Rod? I thought they gave up on the catcher idea because his bat was too special?

  2. CB says:

    Mike,

    Could you give a brief breakdown of Abe Almonte? Is he as good as rumored? The next Jose Reyes? After watching Reyes run wild on us, that would be a treat.

  3. dan says:

    im really not excited about finding out whether or not these guys are gonna have good years. almost all of them are so far away that i dont see the point really.

    but how about sardhina going .333/.366/.615 his last 10 games? hes finally starting to earn his keep.

  4. Ben says:

    Chigges was terrible. I was there. He couldn’t get his pitches in spots or record outs.

  5. Mike Plugh says:

    Jairo Heredia in the house!!! I’ve been waiting for this guy since I first heard about him. I’d love to get some info on what kind of stuff he had and what his upside is. There’s been little scouting on him since he signed, but now he’s actually out on the field for the organization and there must be more to go on.

    I think “Jairo” means “not-remotely-like-Felix” in Spanish, but I could be wrong.

  6. C-Note says:

    Nice to see Kontos kicking ass since coming back…Betances starts tonight??? Damn, we Got some young guns on the Farm

  7. C-Note says:

    pHIL hUGHES NEWS IN nypost

    Phil Hughes had the walking boot removed from his left foot yesterday and expects to start throwing within a week in Tampa. Hughes has been out since May 2 with a hamstring injury. He then suffered a severe ankle sprain doing agility drills later in the month

  8. Mike A. says:

    CB – Almonte’s VERY fast, he beat Brett Gardner in a race last year at Instructional League. He’s got some pop in his bat, so he’s not just some slap-hitter. He’s got very nice plate discipline, he had a 45-54 K/BB ratio in the DSL last year (or thereabout, I’m too lazy to look it up). He very well could be the next Jose Reyes, except I don’t think he’s good enough defensively to handle short (his D is his pitfall).

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