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Austin Jackson’s incredible run with High-A Tampa has earned him the #4 spot on BA’s Hot Sheet, where he’s joined in the top 10 by . . . oh who am I kidding, you know who. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that personal fave Phil Coke was named FSL Pitcher of the Week. Props go out to former Yankee farmhand Randy Ruiz, who honored his old mates by launching a 3-run job off a certain Red Sawx prospect (who’s stats really aren’t that much better than Ian Patrick Kennedy’s, by the way) tonight.

Oh, and if Torre is going to steadfastly refuse to use Edwar Ramirez, just send him back to Triple-A so he can get some regular work. This is effin’ ridiculous. Stats after the jump…

Triple-A Scranton (8-5 win over Indianapolis)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Justin Christian: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – he’s every bit as hot as A-Jax
Kevin Reese: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – in other news, Andy Phillips is…well, um…actually playing pretty damn good right now…but, if they’re not going to trade for Piazza, Shelley would be very useful off the bench
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4 – come on baby, you can do better than 17 XBH in 68 games
Tyler Clippard: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 3-7 GB/FB – only 56 of 100 pitches were strikes…it’s starting to look the Tyler Clippard we all know and love (well, you all) is gone forever…
Steven Jackson: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
Chris Britton: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth sucks
Jim Brower: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HB – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth sucks

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to Binghamton) they were getting no-hit into the 6th, so it’s safe to say you’ll never see the new look lineup ever again
Colin Curtis & PJ Pilittere: both 1 for 4, 1 K
Alberto Gonzalez & Gabe Lopez: both 1 for 3 – Gonzalez walked, K’ed, got picked off first, and drove in Lopez for the lone run
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 18, 3 K- Matt Carson threw a runner out at second
Jeff Marquez: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5-7 GB/FB – once again, a whole bunch of nuttin’ goin’ on here
Mike Gardner: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth sucks

High-A Tampa got rained out; they’ll try for two tomorrow.

Low-A Charleston (12-4 win over Savannah)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – grand salami might be the first of his life (he only hit 12 HR in his 3 years at Purdue)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 E (both fielding) – he’s up to 26 errors in only 79 games
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – now 66 RBI on the year, which is the most in the non-Shelley Division
Josue Calzado: 2 for 6, 1 2B, 1 K
Kyle Anson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Kevin Smith & James Cooper: both 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB – Smith doubled and tripled…Cooper drove him in once and was caught stealing
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 10-4 GB/FB – picked a runner off first…this guy would be a top 30 prospect in a lot of organizations, but not this one
Ferdin Tejeda: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 win over Vermont, walk-off style)
Justin Snyder: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – having just a phenomenal pro debut
Taylor Holiday: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Damon Sublett: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (missed catch) – he strikes me as a streaky hitter in the early going
Braedyn Pruitt: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – walk-off walk…first multi-hit game since Opening Day…course he missed a month due to injury
DJ Hollingsworth: 1 for 3, 1 RBI
Zach McAllister: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 8-2 GB/FB – fret not, 2 of those walks were intentional…not counting the IBBs, and that’s a 29-5 K/BB ratio & a 36-8 GB/FB ratio in his last 25.1 IP…
John Axford: 3 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth sucks

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-2 loss to GCL Tigers)
Prilys Cuello: 2 for 4 – BA down to .237…how’d that happen?
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 CS – 8 of his 20 hits have gone for extras…and he’s got only 13 K
Ryan Wehrle: 2 for 4
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K -homerun in his first professional plate appearance…I’ll take that as a good sign
Gerardo Rodriguez: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Veras: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth sucks
Noel Castillo: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HB
Justin Segal: 2 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB – couldn’t handle Staten Island…doesn’t look so hot for the GCL either
Wilkins DeLaRossa: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – the conversion to pitcher is going well

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Mike R. says:

    I just checked out Justin Snyder’s stats over at milb.com. The guy has a freakin’ .500 OBP. The guy is literally on base half the time!!!! I know this is the NY_Penn league, but from what I’ve read and seen I’m cautiously excited.

  2. C-Note says:

    Six games(in the loss column) behind Cleveland for the wild card… we are getting the best pitcher anyone will get around the deadline(PHIL HUGHES) Karstens will solidify long relief

    Andy Pettie has the best 2nd half numbers of anyone in MLB over the last 6 years other that Johan Santana

    WANG is 7-1 with an ERA under 3.00 in last 10 starts

    Matsui, Cano, Abreu, & Melky have been hitting much better lately

    Fot the final two months of the season the rotation can be, should be, will be WANG, ANDY, ROCKET, HUGHES & MOOSE… yes, that’s moose as your 5th starter

    look at the schedule the rest of the season- games we should win through first week of august, then 3 rough weeks, then look at september- other than Boston MANY second division type teams

    There is no way I’m ready to throw the towel in on this season.

    NO FREAKIN WAY!!!!!!

    Forget ’bout the Sox, lets just get the Wild Card and smoke some New England ass in the playoffs!!!!!!!

  3. Mike A. says:

    Mike R. – you looked at Justin Snyder’s stats before they updated them to include last night’s game – he’s actually OBPing .514, not .500…

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