The Yanks have a lot of good young pitchers…like a whole lot

We won't really rock you
Edwar Ramirez promoted, but it's the wrong move

Triple-A Scranton (2-0 win over Ottawa)
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 SB
Juan Francia: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4 – in other news, Andy Phillips went hitless…again
Eric Duncan & Bronson Sardinha: both 0 for 4
Raul Chavez: 2 for 3, 1 2B – played third…no really!
Chase Wright: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 12-6 GB/FB
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – in other news, the Yanks bullpen gave up 4 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs in 2.2 IP…

Double-A Trenton (6-1 win over Harrisburg)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 K – demotions to AA happen when you hit .220-.263-.313 in AAA (I’m guessing Andy Cannizaro is on his way to Scranton)
Cody Ehlers: 0 for 4, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 CS – 4 for his last 6 after 0 for 9 to start his AA career…he finally played first
Noah Hall: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Aarom Baldiris: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – 17 errors in 65 games
Alan Horne: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K – 106 K puts him only 9 behind Clay Buchholz for the Eastern League lead (and yes, I accounted for all 5 of Buchholz’s K’s from tonight’s game)
Mike Gardner & Justin Pope: combined 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB – Gardner walked a guy, Pope plunked another

High-A Tampa (3-2 win over Vero Beach)
Reegie Corona: 2 for 4, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 0 for 4, 1 K – first hitless game with Tampa
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K – 4 for his last 12 after 3 for his previous 30
Chris Malec: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 3, 1 K – 6 for his last 39
Dan McCutchen: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7-5 GB/FB – stupid rain delay ruined his no-hit bid
David Robertson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB – picking right up where he left off in Charleston
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 20 saves on the year

Low-A Charleston (3-2 win over Rome)
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 3, 1 R
Tim O’Brien: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – way to single handedly win a game
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 21, 1 R, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 1 E
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB – lowers his WHIP to 1.46
Garrett Patterson: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – dude hasn’t walked anyone in last 8 IP after walking 24 in his previous 31.2 IP…

Short Season Staten Island (8-4 win over Aberdeen)
Taylor Holiday: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Morris: 0 for 5, 2 K, 1 HBP – threw a runner out at second
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K – he’s K’ed in all but 1 game this year (walked in all but 2)
David Williams: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – 14 hits in his last 10 games
Isaiah Howes: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (fielding, throwing) – glad to see adjusting to wood bats has been a non-issue
Austin Krum: 0 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Luis Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – seems like he’s hit in every spot in the lineup and played every position for this team…
Zach McAllister: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7-2 GB/FB – 23-6 GB/FB ratio this year
John Axford: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K – worked 4 inning stints every 4 days for SI

The box score for the Rookie GCL Yanks-GCL Blue Jays game hasn’t been updated yet at The game was scheduled to start at 10 in the frickin’ morning, but not stats yet. Here’s the scoreboard, maybe it’ll be updated by time you read this.

We won't really rock you
Edwar Ramirez promoted, but it's the wrong move
  • Zack

    Looking over Horne’s season #s, hes been so $. So what’s the deal, is it a sudden discovery of control thanks to Nardi, any reason for his emergence?

  • b/c

    The numbers are all great aside for h/9 which is skewed by the D

  • Rick

    Great News, I have heard that Edwar Ramirez have been called up to the Big Leagues.

  • Stuart

    where did you hear Ramirez was called up????

    the yanks pen has to walk at least 1 guy every inning or 2 it is mandated… they are just keeping to the plan.. myers is as sharp as ever.. with procotr at least he has some potential he is only 30, myers just stinks and is 38…he is a waste on a team of wastes..

    i read another post somewhere and the essence was if money was no object ha=ow many of these players would you have on the team and it was the uusal 8 or so; mariano, jorge, derek, arod, pettite, wang, cano(he stinks but is young), cabrera(he is young also), and proctor,. I though Hideki should be added to the list. The point is the team has about 10 guys who really are worth being on the team..That is it……

    That is a real indictment of this crowd….what a disgrace and we cannot even get rid of kyle, myers, villone, nieves, and others…They are too vital to these great cause……..

    this is an even less likeable team then the last few years…..

  • C-Note

    Horne is having a helluva season- with all the young guns the Yanks have I hope they throw around some $$$ for some international signee position players starting monday

    If edwar is with the ball club in the Bronx I hope they drop run-elvis from AAA roster and promote Horne

  • C-Note

    Nice couple starts for CHASE, considering all the high ceiling talent just behind him are these starts making him good trade bait???

    Good news of PHIL Hughes in NY Daily news, felt good throwing off mound— now onto some BP sessions, 3 rehab starts, and back to the Bronx by the end of JULY

  • Luddy Bazcej

    anyone ready bill maddens article today?

    jesus, i need to stay clear of the knife drawer.

  • Mac

    Yeah, I saw that too and got pretty irritated. His attitude towards our pitching prospects has prompted me to write the entire article off as sensationalist drivel. The guy is a ‘tard.

  • James Varghese

    Here’s confirmation on the Ramirez call-up in case anyone is interested.

    The Post:

    The Times Tribune:

  • deadrody

    Re: the Madden article – add to that the fact that he seems to think, or at least insinuate, that Chase Wright put up big numbers at AA last year, when he had not pitched in AA until this year.

    It’s not the fault of Wright or Clippard that they weren’t better in the bigs, they were not supposed to be in the bigs yet. Chase had only made 2 starts in AA when he got the promotion and Clippard had only made like 5 starts in AAA.

  • The Scout

    Madden writes from ignorance, but he isn’t entirely wrong. Those of us who follow the Yankee organization closely — and who else reads blogs like this one? — would have to agree that it hasn’t yet produced position players likely to become major league mainstays. Tabata, the best of the group (despite questions about his power), is probably three years away from providing serious help at the major league level. There is no everyday player at Scranton or Trenton who projects as a major league star, although a few may prove useful in lesser roles.

    If the Yankees are to succeed over the next two or three years, it will likely be with an emphasis on pitching and defense. The team needs to win low-scoring games because it will probably have much more trouble scoring runs. The stress on pitching means a rapid rebuilding of the bullpen is in order.