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Triple-A Scranton (8-2 win over Syracuse)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 4, 1 K
Kevin Reese: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – recently DFA’ed
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Erubiel Durazo: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – he’s still a waste of resources
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – 8 for his last 17 with 2 doubles & 3 homers
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Mighty Matt: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K – left in there to throw 117 pitches
Chris Britton: 2.2 IP, bunch of zeroes, 1 K – better than Mariano…no wait…better than… Brower…yeah, that’s who I was looking for…

Double-A Trenton (5-2 loss to Portland)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4, 1 K – 1 for his last 14
Jamal Strong & Noah Hall: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Hall scored a run
Mike Kinkade: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 E (both fielding) – 10 for 27 since signing as a roster filler
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Erik Bedard Chase Wright: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk – picked a runner off first
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-2 loss to Fort Myers)
Eduardo Nunez & Austin Jackson: both 2 for 4, 1 SB – Nunez K’ed once & committed a throwing error…Ajax K’ed twice & scored a run
Chris Malec & Edwar Gonzalez: both 0 for 4 – Edwar K’ed thrice
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – 18 for 37 (.486) with 3 doubles, 1 triple and homer in his last 10 games
Jared Greenwood: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB – filling in admirably for Frankie Cervelli, who’s on the 7-day DL
George Kontos: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K – 65 baserunners & 26 ER in his last 35.1 IP…wowza
Mike Martinez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Low-A Charleston (6-5 loss to West Virginia)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 5 straight multi-hit games
James Cooper, Tim O’Brein & Brian Aragon: all 2 for 4 – Cooper walked & K’ed…Aragon scored a run, drove in another & K’ed
Joe Muich: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Chevy Nova: 3 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-7 GB/FB – despite getting shelled seemingly every game, his ERA is only 4.43
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Short Season Staten Island is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break.

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  • Greg G.

    Mike: Thanks for correcting the “Britton is better than Mariano” statement. For a minute there, I thought you had had too much Kool Aid this evening.

    …And I love “Chevy Nova”.

    I’m at Yankee stadium tomorrow. Hopefully, I’ll see Joba pitch. I’d promise you some photos, but I’d need a VERY EXPENSIVE zoom lens to get a nice shot from where our seats are.

  • Tom O.

    If Reese was DFA’d, why is he still playing in Scranton? Did he clear waivers and accept an assignment or something?

  • Stuart

    Opinion on the Yankee signings?

    Did they hit the mother lode???

    Please provide concise opinions..


  • Marc

    I was at the stadium today and got a shout out to Joba, who proceeded to wave and smile to everyone who called his name, he gave out so many baseball to little kids. It was really nice to see. I was surprised because altho he is listed at 6’1 or 6’2, he must be more like 5’11 or just 6′ but man is his body wide. I was watching him shag flies and play catch with sean henn man do they both just look happy to be where they are. On a side note, and i’m by no means a scout, but mn does erik bedard have a heavy fastball, talk about late life… I’m beginning to see that Phil on the other hand is going to have to use command and his curveball if he is going to be a solid number 2 in the bigs. he just didn’t seem to have much pop to fastball. There was a noticeable difference between bedards 92 and Phil’s 92 and my seats were in section 265 so i was close enough to notice… Phil is also very consistent with his curveball. 72mph on almost everyone. Oh and Mo’s rough outing aside, it was great to watch shelley hit that homer and edwar dominate for 2 innings.

  • dan

    i think its time to stop the erik bedard/chase wright thing. especially after today’s game, its just depressing.

  • Bill

    Why did “don’t call me felix” only throw two innings tonight? are they just trying to limit his innings pitch for the remainder of the season.

  • NC Saint

    What’s the word on Tabata’s injury?

  • Yanks26

    Here’s the GCL:

    GCL Yanks (W 8-3)
    Garry Gattis 2-4, 2 2B; R, K
    Prylis Cuello 2-5, 2B, 3 K
    Zolio Almonte 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, Threw out a runner at home
    Brandon Laird 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
    Jesus Montero 0-4
    Wandy Ruffino 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, RBI
    Kelvin Castro 3-3, 2B, HR, RBI
    Jairo Heredia 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, HR, Not his finest outing.
    Tim Dennehey 2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
    Michael Hyde 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K Got the W

  • James Varghese

    hey Marc,

    I was at the game too and before the game, watching Joba shag flies. For those who haven’t had a chance to see the guy, here’s Joba:

  • C-Note

    MARC- I think the “pop” on the fastball you didn’t see from Phil has to do with arm strenght and all those months he missed with the Hammy/ankle injuries… this time last year he was regularly @ 95 with late life… Phil won’t struggle to be a #2, he will be a ace

  • Joseph P.

    Also, Marc, I think that being at the Stadium yesterday actually jaded your position on Hughes. He was right around the plate the entire game. He wasn’t getting some calls he should have because, well, it was just his fifth major league start. His command was spectacular, and I think that’s going to translate into better results in the future — the future meaning the rest of the season as well as year ahead.

  • Dude

    Carlos Gomez at THT thinks Hughes’ drop in velocity (compared to 06) could be mechanics related. from what i read, he was sitting 91-96 last year but 89-94 this year. what gives?