A three-man no-no in Tampa

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While the Yanks won another game in the late innings due to Alex Rodriguez and Andy Phillips heroics, the Yankees’ farm system provided plenty of fodder for us today. Joe did a fantastic job covering the Phil Hughes Rehab Extravaganza, but the other big story of the day for the Yankees came out of Tampa.

Tonight, Kevin Whelan, David Robertson and Joshua Schmidt combined for a no-hitter against the Jupiter Hammerheads. Whelan, in Tampa working to become a starting pitcher, threw 5 innings of near-perfect baseball. He surrendered 1 walk and struck out 4 to start the no-hit bid. Robertson threw 2 innings, giving up 2 walks and striking out 3. Schmidt closed out the last two innings, also giving up 2 walks and striking out 3.

Offensively, Jose Tabata went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Francisco Cervelli‘s double drove in the other two runs.

In other Yankees Minor League news, Jairo Heredia went 5 innings for the GCL Yanks. He gave up 2 hits and 1 run while walking a pair and striking out 8. Sounds like a good day overall for the Yanks’ farm system.

Meanwhile, in Mike’s absence, you all should feel free to add any other stand-out performances to the comments. I didn’t have time to do a full DotF post tonight.

Cashman: we have a plan
At least the Red Sox lost too...
  • Jake T

    Miranda: 2-3,2b,1rbi

  • Yanks26

    Here’s a DotF:

    Scranton (3-2 def Indianappolis)
    Justin Christian 2-4
    Angel Chavez 2-4
    Andy Cannazaro 3-4, 2 rbi
    Eric Duncan, PH double, RBI, run in the 9th
    Steven White, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
    Sean Henn 2 IP, 1 H, 0’s across the board for the win

    Trenton (5-1 def Binghamton)
    Juan Miranda 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB
    Alberto Gonzalez 3-4
    Carlos Mendoza (3B) 2-3, 2 2b
    Gabriel Lopez (2B) 2-3, 2b
    Phil Hughes 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
    Jason Jones 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, winning pitcher

    Tampa (3-0 def Jupiter, No Hitter)
    Austin Jackson 0-4
    Jose Tabata 2-4
    Marcos Vecchionacci 2-4, 2b, rbi
    Francisco Cervelli 1-4, 2 RBI
    KevinWhelan 5 IP, 0 H, 1 bb, 4 k
    David Robertson 2 IP, 0 H, 2 bb, 3 K

    Charleston (4-2 def Kannapolis)
    5 hits 4 runs , scored 4 unearned runs on 3 errors
    Josue Calzado (RF) 2-4
    Grant Duff 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 7 BB, 1 K How’d he only give up 1 run?
    Jessie Hoover 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

    Staten Island (8-5 lost to Mahoning Valley)
    Justin Snyder 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR
    Taylor Holiday 0-4 bb, K
    Bredaen Pruitt (3B) 1-1, R, rbi, 2 bb
    Adam Olbrychowski 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R. 3 BB & K’s

    GCL Yanks (3-1 def GCL Braves) Game 1
    Abe Almonte 2-3, R, RBI
    Zolio Almonte 0-2
    Gerson Manzillo (RF) 1-3 , 2b; R, – hitting .308 with little power so far
    Jairo Heredia 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K – 1,82 ERA

    GCL Yanks (7-4 def GCL Braves) Game 2
    Phrylis Cuello (2b) 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, K
    Jesus Montero, 0-2, BB
    Gerardo Rodriquez (2b) 0-2, BB, R, RBI
    Zolio Almonte 1-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
    Brandon Laird (3B) 2-3, HR, R, RBI
    Andres Perez (LF) 3-4, RBI
    Daniel Gil 4 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
    Matt Foard (LH RP) 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Winning pitcher, 1.69 ERA

  • John

    Brett Gardner: 0-4, 1BB

  • http://mehmattski.blogspot.com mehmattski

    I believe that was Montero’s first professional game at catcher, as well.

  • Greg G.

    The Jupiter Hammerheads?

    Gotta love Minor League Baseball.

  • CB

    I posted this interview over at pending pinstripes – a number of people found it interesting so I thought I’d share it over here…

    Peter Gammons was on Michael Kay’s radio show today and was raving about Joba Chamberlain and the young Yankee pitching.

    This is what he had to say (from my own transcription):

    Kay: Now is he [Joba Chamberalain] as good as people are telling me?

    Gammons: I was stunned

    Kay: Really

    Gammons: I knew he was really good but… I see he and Ohlendorf coming up for the stretch to be in the bull pen.

    He’s [Chamberlain] somewhere between Bobby Jenks and Joel Zumaya…I had a couple of guys in the Red Sox Organization… one of whom managed against him in Hawaii … and one …said as a relief pitcher that’s a very good call as a reliever we could see that [comparison to Jenks/ Zumaya]

    Down the line he has Justin Verlander stuff… I mean he [Chamberlain] is stunning…

    I think he is going to be a huge story…I think Ohlendorf is going to be good down the stretch just as I think Phillip Hughes is going to be very good down the stretch. To me, I think the race will change with those three young pitchers coming in… I think they will inject a tremendous amount of energy into the Yankees.

    Kay: Chamberlain is a starter… but you think he could come in and relieve?

    Gammons: Absolutely…His stuff is…he was 95-99 with a great…slider and a slurve

    … The Yankees have 3 guys coming… in Chamberlain, Ohlendorf and Hughes who are better than anything they can get in the trade market.

    Kay: I’ve been told by someone very high up in the organization that Chamberlain is better than Hughes

    Gammons: I don’t know… the only thing you worry about is that he’s had some history of injuries but that’s why some teams backed off of him and let him get to the end of the second round…

    It’s evident to me and a couple of people said this to me in the past couple of days that the Yankees did a great job on the information on him [Chamberlain] that some of the knock on him… being injury prone…the Yankees just did better work than a lot of other teams… I look back to the draft of 1983 when 11 teams took pitchers ahead of Roger Clemens because scouts had “good information” that Clemens was a breakdown…

  • Gibb


    That is an awesome post. just made my day. joba is the tits.

  • Gibb

    haha i was just thinking about how awesome/lucky it is that an organization could have a prospect like hughes and then also have someone like joba too. and then, thinking about a possible rotation down the road, i was thinking joba huges wang.

    say hughes wang three times fast and i’m pretty sure it exemplifies Yankee greatness.

    Hughes Wang. HUGHES WANG. HUGhEs WANG.

    and there you have it.

  • dan

    very cool. i think people are starting to forget how good hughes really is. he’s barely 21 and has 3 plus pitches with a pretty damn good changeup. People look at joba and point out his strengths (incredible velocity, pretty good command, great slider), but also point to his supposed weaknesses; usually the injuries and the lack of great offspeed pitches.I really do think that joba will be great; future perennial all-star, big game pitcher, possible cy-young– the clouds are the limit, if you will. for hughes, the sky is the limit (sorry thats the best i can come up with). hughes is essentially flawless. Size, power, control, durability, intelligence, and the track record to back it all up. Joba’s the hot topic right now, but hughes is more deserving of it. while they will probable share a sports illustrated cover together, it will be hughes, not of joba, on the cover of the video games and with his name on more plaques.

  • dan

    Gibb, i’d have loved to see your face the moment you first thought of HUGHES WANG x3 exemplifying yankee greatness. I was just thinking… is it really possible that hughes-wang-joba can be better than mulder-hudson-zito? I really think it is, even if hughes and joba only come close to their potential they could be better than 2 of those 3. I’m too young to have seen/remember anything from the early years of maddux-glavine-smoltz, so based on numbers alone I won’t touch that comparison. but is it realistic (i know its definitely possible) to think that the yankee’s 3 “future aces” can be more dominant than the oakland 3 were in their best years (not referring to their years in other cities, i’m talking 2001-2003)

  • Gibb

    I was also trying to play off a pun. On Wall Street there is the slang title of ‘Bigging Swinging Dick’ to exemplify financial greatness. In Yankeeland, we have ‘Hughes Wang.’

  • CB

    Glad people liked the post.

    The thing that was really striking listening to that interview, the thing that doesn’t come across enough with just the text, was how absolutely floored Gammons was by Joba.

    At times he was searching for words, almost speechless with how impressed he was. He basically compared Joba to Bobby Jenks, Zumaya and Clemens in less than a minute! He was sort of besides himself with praise.

    Gammons goes on and on quite often about how great Clay Buchholz is. I’ve never heard him describe Buchholz in close to the way he did with Joba. It was just great to listen to.

    He was also surprisingly high on Ohlendorf. He spoke about Ohlendorf not even as a marginal question – it wasn’t as if he was saying, well maybe he could help. He pretty much put the question as not if Ohlendorf would contribute this year but when.

  • Andrew


    The Oakland ‘big 3’ were only big for a few years. Oakland just happened to have 3 solid pitchers at the peaks of their careers. If Hughes and Joba pan out, it would be unfair to the Oakland trio. The big three you should be looking at (as a very, very very long shot) is the real big three that Atlanta had in the 90s, of Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz, all future hall of famers, all in the primes of their careers and all for a long time. It’s amazing that they only won a single championship with what is probably the most dominating trio of starters in the history of the game.