Aug
26

Division Title for Trenton

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Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Buffalo)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 5, 3 K, 1 SB
Jose Cruz Jr.: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB - maybe he just doesn’t like hitting in the cleanup spot
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – 7 for his last 17 with 2 doubles
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP - don’t look now, but 8 of his last 10 hits have gone for extras (6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 2, 2 BB
Andy Cannizaro: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
The Ghost of Kei Igawa’s Ghost: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – only 2 homers allowed, giving him 24 allowed in 132.2 IP this year
TJ Beam: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 15 of 17 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (3-2 loss to Binghamton in 14 innings) even though they lost, they clinched the division because Portland lost…thank you Yusaku Iriki, you suck Justin Masterson.
Reegie Corona & Colin curtis: combined 0 for 11, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding by Corona) - great job setting the table guys
Noah Hall: 1 for 6, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 HBP - 1 XBH in his last 13 games
Matt Carson: 2 for 6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Cody Ehlers: 0 for 4, 2 K
Carlos Mendoza: 3 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Alan Horne: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB – 25.2 IP over last year’s total of 122.2 IP
Mike Gardner: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Charlie Manning: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – deserving of a Sept. call-up? I’d say so
Kevin Whelan: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K – 9 H & 27 K in his last 20.1 IP
Scott Patterson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – 86-14 K/BB ratio in 71.1 IP

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(9-1 win over Sarasota) this is the completion of yesterday’s suspended game
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K – SLG now down to .301
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Mink: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – didn’t play in the completion today
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – 12 hits in his last 6 games
Chris Malec: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – only 2 RBI behind Miranda for most in the system
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jared Greenwood: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K
George Kontos: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP - had allowed 74 baserunners & 31 ER in his last 43 IP
Mike Martinez: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 6-2 GB/FB
Zach Kroenke: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Game 2 (3-1 loss to Sarasota in 7 innings)
Eduardo Nunez, Austin Jackson, Chris Malec & Edwar Gonzalez: combined 0 for 11, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding by Nunez) - tough to win when your top 4 hitters do that
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 3, 1 R
Chris Russo: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K
Ben Blumenthal: 0 for 2, 2 K
Brett Smith: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER,  2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 11-4 GB/FB - lowers his BBper9 with Tampa to 6.12
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-4 GB/FB – 3 baserunners & 9 K in his last 7 IP

Low-A Charleston‘s game was postponed due to wet grounds. No word on a makeup date.

Short Season Staten Island (9-6 win over Lowell)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) - I totally jinxed him with this post, cause he hasn’t reached base in the last 3 games
Taylor Holiday: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB - 17 hits, including 2 doubles, a triple & 2 homers, in his last 10 games
Braedyn Pruitt: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jose Gil: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB - raises his BA to .239
David Williams: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 SB
DJ Hollingsworth: 2 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 SB, 1 CS
Chris Raber: 1 for 1, 2 RBI, 1 SB - pinch-hit 2 run single to cap of 6-run 8th inning
Austin Krum: 0 for 4, 2 K
Chris Farley: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB - does this suit make me look fat?…no no no, your face does
Ryan Zink: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – ’07 draft sleeper improves to 6-1 on the year…he was expected to be a 3rd rounder in ’06, but he ended up having Tommy John surgery last spring and is just now starting to round himself back into form
Jonathan Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – 17 baserunners & 43 K in 26.2 IP…where’d this guy come from???

Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled off day; tomorrow is the last day of the season, and they’ve already clinched a spot in the GCL playoffs thanks to 7 game lead in the Northern Division. Once the playoffs wrap up, I suspect the 3 big HS draftees (Carmen Angelini, Austin Romine & Taylor Grote) will go the Tampa and get work in at Extended Spring, with Brad Suttle likely joining SI for a playoff push. 

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Malcard89

    Hey, Vech is 10 for his last 26. What’s the word on his development? Any signs of power or consistent contact?

  • Marc

    We need a Mike A. write up on Ryan Pope. The hardball times article about hsi mechanics is a good read.

    • Mac

      The hardball times thing about Ryan Pope is kind of exciting, even though I am still incredibly mystified as to where the hell Pope came from. Some school of art and design? That’s as weird as an NFL team drafting a QB from R.I.S.D. or something.

      • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Savannah College or Art & Design (SCAD). I had no idea the school even existed, let alone had a baseball team.

        I saw lots of message boards with comments like “why didn’t they just take a kid from DeVry?”

        • Zack

          I had a friend go to SCAD, but she was a super super hot clothing designer who is now running her own label. Never said anything about any sports teams though…That makes a lot more sense than a pitcher going there…

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Prospect Profiles come in the offseason, it helps keep things fresh. Pope is right near the top of my list.

      • marc

        Mike, regarding our Phil discussion, a few months back there was a video of Phil versus the Bmets that was televised, don’t know if you saw it, but if you can find it, there is a hell of a lot of difference in hsi delivery between then (June of 06) and now. worth a look at if it is still on Youtube.

  • dan

    mike, whats your reasoning for a manning september callup? they said they would call up two pitchers: lets say they go hog-wild and decide to bring up three. its gotta be britton, beam, and either brower or kozlowski.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I don’t think they’ll actually give him a call-up, but you can make a case that he’s deserving. If I ran a team, I’d call up as many people as possible just to get them some experience, even if it’s just sitting in the dugout.

      And if I’m not mistaken, Manning is a lefty, so who knows, maybe he gets Ortiz or Ibanez or Overbay or Crawford out in a big spot down the stretch.

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