Easy as 1-2-3 for Joba

Bullpen rumors abound
Trade deadline day

Update by Ben: Mike, on vacation, points us to the BA hot sheet where the Yankees have not one but two pitchers in the top five. The BA staff feels that, as good as their number one hot sheet pick Chamberlain’s been, number five Ian Kennedy has been even better. Check it out.

Update by Joe: Someone asked about Gardner. He’s on the 7-day DL with what they’re calling a lower body contusion (I think Ajax missed time with that this year). He was hurt last week when running into a wall. The ball was trapped between him and the wall, leading to the contusion. It’s not serious, but he’s going to need the 7 days.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Rochester)
Kevin Thompson: 0 for 3, 1 K
Justin Christian: 2 for 4, 1 3B
Erubiel Durazo: 0 for 3 — hitting .209 so far
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 BB
Alberto Gonzalez — 0 for 2, 1 BB — not a very triumphant return
Wil Nieves: 0 for 3, 1 K — not missing a beat
Steve White: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K — those 3s are not a typo
Joba Chamberlain: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — look out American League!
Scott Williamson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled day off

High-A Tampa (3-1 win over Sarasota)A-Jax: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB
Jason Giambi: 2 for 5, 2 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 4, 3 K
George Kontos: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston was rained out. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Tuesday.

Short-Season Staten Island (3-1 win over Oneonta)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 4
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Gil: 1 for 4 — bringing his average up to .210
Braedyn Pruitt 1 for 4, 1 K — it might only be 55 at bats, but the dude his hitting .455 with just five strikeouts
Ryan Wehrle: 2 for 3, 1 2B — Staten Island debut after hitting .280/.361/.430 in 107 AB in the GCL
Ryan Pope: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Rookie GCL Yanks ()
No update on the GCL scoreboard. I’ll check again in the morning to see if they played or not.

Bullpen rumors abound
Trade deadline day
  • steve

    all hail joba the hut. see ya soon buddy (in pinstripes)

  • Nathan

    Though Alberto didn’t get a hit, he at least got a walk, which is good for something.

  • http://scottproctorsarm.blogspot.com Andrew

    You could say the same thing about Johnny Damon (yesterday’s game notwithstanding).

  • Zack

    Is that two games in a row missed for Gardner? Is he hurt? Good to see a good start for Knotos

  • Nathan

    Gardner hasn’t played in the last couple of games but mlbtraderumors.com reported as recently as July 28th that Gardner was off the market and that Felix Pie was.

    See: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/07/backwards-cente.html

  • D

    GCL finally updated…Jario went 5 3 1 1 0 5, Montero was 1-3 w/ a 2B, Cuello 2-6 w/ a 2B, Zoilo 1-5…and Lance Pendelton returned from the dead to pitch the first 1.2 innings.