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D’oh: Made a bit of a boo-boo: I left the comment  “93 K is the most in organization in the non-A-Rod category” for Juan Miranda, and that statement’s just wrong. First off, Miranda has 104 K on the year, which is behind guys like Tim Battle (145 K) & Austin Jackson (106 K) for the most in the organization. What I meant to write was “93 RBI is the most in organization in the non-A-Rod category.” There, doesn’t that sound better? My bad, sorry.

For the record, I think Joba threw at Youkilis on purpose. I dunno why he did it, but I don’t have a problem with it (those pitches were way over his head, not at it). The Sawx have been taking target practice at Jeter, A-Rod, Posada et al for years now, and the only guy that was ever man enough to throw back at them is currently being run into the ground by someone other than Joe Torre.

And because I’m sure someone will ask, I think Nardi will give the it the okay to use Joba on Saturday. After all, he only threw what, 6 pitches in the 9th?

Oh, and pardon my French, but fuck Josh Beckett, Kevin Youkilis and all those idiot Red Sox fans who are bitching about it. Grow up and learn to take what you dish out you pansies. 

Update: Forgot to mention this before, but Jimmy Brower was released from Triple-A Scranton today, and The Beast Known As Scott Patterson was called up from Double-A Trenton to replace him. Brower’s release frees up a 40-man roster spot for IPK.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 win over Syracuse) with the win, Scranton clinched the Northern Division title
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 3 SB
Jose Cruz Jr.: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – had been 11 for his previous 25 with 4 doubles & a homer
Babe Mink: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB – .393-.452-.679-1.130 with 7 XBH, 4 walks & only 2 K in 9 rehab games
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4, 1 K – threw a runner out at home
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – 1 for his last 13 after 10 for his previous 22
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Ben Kozlowski: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 6-3 GB/FB – 43 of 65 pitches were strikes (66.2%)
Ross Ohlendorf: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 24 of 36 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
TJ Beam: 0.2 IP, zeroes

Double-A Trenton (7-6 loss to Portland, walk-off style)
Jamal Strong: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Calin Curtis: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – 13 hits in his last 9 games
Mike Kinkade: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – 93 K is the most in organization in the non-A-Rod category
Matt Carson & Noah Hall: both 0 for 4 – Carson K’ed twice…Hall once
Jason Brown: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB
Chase Wright: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 2 HB – 215 baserunners in 153 IP this year
David Robertson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – just up from Tampa…his rise has been nothing short of meteoric
Kevin Whelan: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – even though he took the loss in this game, that’s only the 3rd ER he’s allowed in his last 19.1 IP

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Lakeland)
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – the Eduardo Nunez XBH Counter is up to…19
Austin Jackson: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – 14 hits (6 XBH) in his last 8 games
Chris Malec: 0 for 3, 1 BB – 66 walks against only 47 strikeouts
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 4
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS, 1 HBP
Jared Greenwood: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – I’m sure he enjoyed having the last 3 days off due to weather related cancellations, he’s caught 10 of Tampa’s last 11 games
Phil Coke: 6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 11-1 GB/FB – picked a runner off at first in addition to that Wang-esque GB/FB ratio
Josh Schmidt: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – 90-27 K/BB in 64 IP
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – last allowed an ER on (ready for this?) May 27th…that covers a span of 23.1 IP 

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Columbus)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 4 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS – 159 hits…but only 32 walks
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 2 BB
Kevin Smith: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 16 hits in his last 10 games
Chase Odenreider: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 13, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K
Paul Patterson: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 4-8 GB/FB – damn you pitch counts!
Steven Artz: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Short Season Staten Island (8-3 win over Hudson Valley)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – 5 for his last 37
Taylor Holiday: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB
Damon Sublett: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding) – 17 doubles, 3 triples, 7 homers, 50 RBI, 42 walks, 45 K in 63 games…he’s having himself a very nice pro debut
Braedyn Pruitt: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
David Williams: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Chris Raber: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – nice follow-up to yesterday’s 6 RBI game
Jose Gil: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Austin Krum: 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Adam O.: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – 30 walks in 53.1 IP
Dan Kapala: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-0 loss to GCL Dodgers)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 4 – threw a runner out at third from CF
Prilys Cuello, Zoilo Almonte & Jesus Montero: all 0 for 4 – Cuello & Almonte K’ed once…Montero twice
Wady Rufino: 2 for 4, 1 2B – dude….345-.422-.586-1.008 this year
Gerardo Rodriguez & Kelvin Castro:  both 0 for 3, 1 K
Melky Mesa: 1 for 2, 1 3B
Dicky Marquez: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB – 50 baserunners & 50 K in 49.2 IP
Link Saunders: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1 WP
Jake Shafer: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

The best-of-three GCL Championship Series is now tied at 1-1, with the deciding game coming up tomorrow. I don’t know who this Justin Miller kid is, but he was nails for the GCL Dodgers in today’s game; 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 17-3 GB/FB ratio in relief.

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The umpires are complete fools
  • Dude

    fyi, since 2000, Socks pitchers have hit 85 Yankees, whereas Yankee pitchers have hit 54 Socks.

    That seems a pretty wide margin. And you know they’re gonna drill someone next time. Boston is like that.

  • Mookie

    It’s even worse than that. Since 2000, Sox pitchers have hit 612 batters. With the exception of the Devil Rays, who hit 604 (but had really really really bad pitchers), no other team hit more than 525 (Rangers). After the Rangers and Jays (493), you see a cluster of 7 teams in the 430-460 range, including the Yanks (456), and then a handful of teams with lower totals (Twins at the bottom with 361). So before Youkilis, Beckett and the rest of Red Sox Nation do any pouting, they should realize that the team they play for/root for is easily the head-huntingest team in the American League in recent memory, and that the Yankees are right in the middle of the bell curve.

  • Bill

    Why doesn’t Wordekemper pitch more? I believe(am kinda guessing actually) that he has only thrown ~50 or so innings. Seems like he should be getting more work than he has.

    • dan

      he’s only thrown 46 innings. you’d think that he would be put out there more, considering…well, you know…. he’s untouchable.

  • dan

    ohlendorf really pisses me off.

  • C-Note

    Great AA promotion of Robertson!

    I hope they Bring Gardner up Sept 1st to be a late inning pinch runner monster, 3 SB’s tonight, he could be a helluva weapon late in a close game

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      He’s not on the 40-man, and I don’t think Cash really wants to make another move with that roster, considering he has to open up spots for Mink and Veras in the next couple of days.

  • C-Note

    True, but I’d rather see Gardner on the 40 & on the team for the last month because he has one specific skill that could help a lot right now… can we all agree Kevin Thompson is not longer a prospect? Yanks have no one on bench right now who is a real threat to steal a base, I’m thinking tied game, 8th inning and giambi gets a walk Gardner would be a valuable asset to have on the bench

  • C-Note

    that 40 man roster is pretty fucking crowded right now, especially with pitchers, i guess that’s the price to be paid whne we had to have the merry go round of rookie pitchers who made a handful of starts then whne off into the sunset(Chase, T-Clip, DESalvo)… that and having Minky on his way back are really jamming things up

    any chance the fellas @ RAB doing a posting about who you think might get the call after tonight(obviously IPK & Minky… probably Bruney, Karstens as long man in mop up games to save more valuable arms)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’m not going to do a full post on Sept. call-ups (started to write a post on it, too boring), but here’s what I think:

      DeSalvo after AAA playoffs
      Alberto Gonzalez after AAA playoffs
      Igawa ASAP
      Karstens ASAP
      Ben Kozlowski after AAA playoffs – Henn DFA’ed to make room
      Minky ASAP – Sardinha DFA’ed to make room
      Kevin Thompson ASAP
      Chase Wright after AA playoffs

      I also think they’ll call-up Juan Miranda since he’s already on the 40-man, but he’ll sit and watch, not play (After AA playoffs of course). I’m sure Alan Horne, Kevin Whelan & Brett Gardner will get the same treatment as Hughes, Clip & JB Cox last year: shag flys during BP, hang out in the clubhouse, watch the games from the stands to get a taste.

  • C-Note

    thanks Mike A, sorry you found a posting about adding 8 new bodies on the team boring- I guess we have more of Robbie & Kim hooking up posts to look forward to as well as fasinating break downs about how many Yankee fans there are in NYC… there’s a lot- wow, didn’t know that

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      There’s not much to get excited about with Sept. call-ups; all the big names (IPK, Joba, Hughes) are up already. Maybe Brett Gardner gets a call-up and rots on the bench waiting for those once-a-week pinch running oppotunities.

      There’s only so many times we can go back and try to figure out what 40-man roster move to make. That dead horse has been beaten into jerky. It’s the last month of the season, the excitement is in the games, not the roster moves.

  • C-Note

    you’re right, maybe Garnder does “rot” on the bench waiting for the once a week pinch running opportunity

    Ask the Red Sox if it was worth it to have Dave Roberts “rot” on the bench then coome in to steal a base in game four of the 04′ disaster

    Yanks aren’t going to make the playoffs by more than a game ot two, every game counts and who’s to say that one run here and there won’t make all the difference

    You’re also right about the excitment is on the field- not with who came up with Mini-Moose first

  • Jeb

    Amen mike! Man, that’s what I like about you – you call it like you see it. I hope Joba did throw at that mouthy pussy champ summers wannabe! The only thing I regret is that he didn’t hit him. I hate the sox and their “nation”