Jul
15

Horne-ible

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Did you see what I did with the post title there? Horrible . . . Horne-ible . . . eh, eh? Oh screw you guys… 

Anyways, it looks like Eric Duncan has become a platoon player for Scranton; tonight marks the 3rd straight time he’s sat when the opposing team started a southpaw. Even though E-Dunc has demolished LHP throughout his career, he’s hitting only .151-.258-.226-.484 against them this year, justifying the move.

Triple-A Scranton (3-1 loss to Louisville)
Brett Gardner, Justin Christian & Andy Cannizaro: all 1 for 4 – Gardner K’ed…Cannizaro scored a run
Shelley Duncan, Angel Chavez & Chris Basak: combined 0 for 12, 4 K
Mighty Matt: 7.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2-13 GB/FB - picked a runner off first…tough luck loss prior to what could prove to be an ideal situation in his Saturday start with the big league squad
Sean Henn: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Chris Britton: 0.1 IP, zeroes across the board – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth is terrible at his job

Double-A Trenton (7-5 loss to New Hampshire in 11 innings)
Colin Curtis & Alberto Gonzalez: both 2 for 5, 1 K – Curtis doubled and drove a run in…the Attorney General walked
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K – 14 K in his last 10 games after 36 K in his previous 51 games…
Juan Miranda: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP – hitless in 3 of his last 4 games…course he had one of those days off
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB – on base 11 times in 4 games with Trenton
Carlos Mendoza: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Alan Horne: 4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3 HR – he’d given up 2 homers all season prior to this game…and here’s one of the stupid quirks of baseball rules: how does a guy give up 3 dingers yet only get charged with 2 ER? come on now…
Jeff Kennard: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Justin Pope: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0-5 GB/FB – he’d allowed 3 hits total in his previous 10.2 IP coming into this game

High-A Tampa (9-1 loss to Jupiter)
Reegie Corona: 3 for 4, 1 2B
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – he’s gotten a hit in all but 1 of his 22 games with Tampa
Jose Tabata & Edwar Gonzalez: both 0 for 4 – Tabata K’ed
Chris Malec & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 4 – Malec doubled & Vech K’ed
Jared Greenwood: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 K – he’s played in 2 straight since entering the game in the 2nd inning of Thursday’s game…so yeah, Cervelli’s hurt
George Kontos: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 3 HR – 11 ER in his last 6.2 IP after allowing 10 ER in his previous 39.2 IP
Mike Martinez: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB - leave it to him to stop the bleeding

Low-A Charleston
Game 1
(2-1 win over Savannah in 7 innings) makeup for yesterday’s rainout
Mitch Hilligoss & Josue Calzado: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Hilligoss tripled
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 2 K
Kyle Anson: 2 for 3 – the conversion to catcher seems to be going well
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 9, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K – Kevin Smith drove in a run with a groundout
Mike Dunn: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4-9 GB/FB – 18 walks in his last 34 IP after allowing only 12 walks in 66 IP to start the year
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Game 2 (6-1 win over Savannah in 7 innings)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Eduardo Nunez & Josue Calzado: both 1 for 4 – Nunez walked
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – that makes for an ugly doubleheader
Kevin Smith: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Joe Muich: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 E (pickoff) – breaks an 0 for 11
Chase Odenreider: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Wilmer Pino: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Chevy Nova: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – 34 baserunners & 19 ER allowed in his last 16 IP
Luke Trubee: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Jesse Hoover: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB – he’s been better than you ever could have expected him to be after a 2+ year layoff 

Short Season Staten Island (7-2 loss to Vermont)
Justin Snyder: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – .354-.480-.557-1.037
Luis Nunez, Braedyn Pruitt, Jose Gil & Chris Raber: all 1 for 2 – Nunez K’ed & was caught stealing…Raber K’ed & doubled…Gil was hit by a pitch & allowed 2 more passed balls (by my count, that’s 759,146 this year)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 CS – picked off first…2 for his last 10 after going 9 for his previous 28 with 5 doubles
Taylor Holiday: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 K, 1 HBP
David Williams: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – 7 for his last 24 after an 0 for 17 skid 
Dellin Betances: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1-4 GB/FB – he hasn’t been great, but he hasn’t been bad either….give him time, he’s still a ways off
Craig Heyer: 3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 K – had allowed 4 ER all year prior to this game

Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled off day.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • ShawnT

    3 hr 2 ER, how does that work?

  • YankeeJosh

    ShawnT,

    Any runs scored after 2 outs in an inning an error was made are unearned. The reasoning is that they are not the pitchers fault since he “got” three outs. Therefore a pitcher could give up a leadoff error, get 2 outs, and then give up 10 runs and all 10 would be unearned. It’s a weird quirk of baseball.

  • Chris

    Basically, they go by that Horne should of been out of the inning before he allowed the homerun, thus if the fielders did their job, he doesn’t allow three homeruns.

  • dan

    something similar happened to rivera in 2005 vs. the a’s…. in a game pitched by none other than carl pavano (the game, which they lost, as the last loss before a massive winning streak). rivera got 2 outs after giving up a run or two, then an error by tino on a throw home scored an unearned run. then like 6 more runs came in, none of which were charged to rivera.

    wow. i have no idea why or how i remember that.

  • Patrick

    Man, why couldn’t the Riverdogs have been owned by/affiliated with the Yanks when I was in college? When I was there, it was the Devil Rays. I’m not saying Two for Tuesdays or Thirsty Thursdays weren’t fun, but man, I would have had a much better time if I was rooting for the Yanks, instead of rooting for the beer girls. Check that. I would have had a much better time if, in addition to rooting for the beer girls, I could have also cheered on my beloved Yankees (in their Low-A form).

  • C-Note

    thank god the main ballclub won– from Horne to Kontos to Betances shitty performances from some good pitchers all around

    is that double hitter on saturday going to be K Igawa & Might Matt?

    Oh, F*ck

  • http://www.bubba-crosby.blogspot.com Ross

    Unfortunatly, Kei Igawa can’t be exiled from NY after this start. The Yankees have committed around 40 million dollars to him. Cash is going to pay for the Kei blunder.