Mike Kinkade is on fire; too bad he’s 34

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Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled day off.

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to Bowie in 10 innings. This was the completion of the suspended game from Tuesday.)
Reggie Corona: 1 for 5
Colin Curtis: 2 for 5, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 0 for 5, 1 K
Mike Kinkade: 3 for 3, 1 HR, 2 BB — .353/.433/.510 since joining the Yanks
Matt Carson: 1 for 5, 1 HR — 3-run blast
Alan Horne: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K — daaaaaamn. Maybe not wholly impressive, but 9 strikeouts is still stellar
Scott Patterson: 2 IP, 1 H, zeroes, 5 K — Scranton?
Charlie Manning: 2 IP, 2 H, zeroes, 2 K
Steve Jackson: 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K — walk-off homer to the first hitter in the 10th


Double-A Trenton (8-4 win over Bowie)
Reggie Corona: 0 for 5 — average down to .226
Noah “Might as well be Mel” Hall: 3 for 5, 2 2B, 1 HR — too bad he’s 30
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 1 K
Mike Kinkade: 2 for 3, 1 HR, 1 BB
Dan McCutchen: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K — September callup?
Justin Pope: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

High-A Tampa (8-4 win over Clearwater)
Ajax: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Minky: 1 for 2, 1 BB
The Other Edwar: 2 or 3, 1 BB
Chris Malec: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Elvys Quezada: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 1 H, zeroes, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (6-1 win over Columbus)
Hit Streak: 1 for 5
Seth Frankenberry: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Kyle Anson: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Jesus Calzado: 1 for 4, 1 K
Brian Aragon: 1 for 3
Eric Hacker: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Steve Artz: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Luke Trubee: 1 IP, 1 H, zeroes, 2 K

Short Season Staten Island (13-2 thumping of Vermont)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 3 BB
Trevor Holiday: 3 for 6, 1 HR
Damon Sublett: 1 for 1, 2 BB
Braedyn Pruitt: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Dave Williams: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 K
Chris Raber: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan Pope: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K — check out this animated image of him pitching in college

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-3 loss to the GCL Braves)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 5, 3 K
Wady Rufino: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Jesus: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 2 K — caught
Melky Mesa: 1 for 5, 1 HR, 2 K
Dickson Marquez: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

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  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    I swear. Doug Mientkiewicz should just retire. When else is he going to hit .500?

  • RollingWave

    is Whelan even on the 40man?

    I’d think they should call up Alberto Gonzalez too , on fire in August, espcially with Jeter banged up.

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

    No, Whelan is not on the 40-man. But you needn’t be on the 40-man to get a September call-up.

  • Kyle

    Carlos Gomez mentioned Pope again today, in regards to hoping the Yanks dont touch his mechanics. I agree with him those mechanics look great

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

    Mike and I were just talking about Pope’s mechanics today, in response to that image. He’s got a few little kinks in there, but no one really has flawless mechanics. But judged alongside other minor league pitchers, yeah, he’s top notch in that category.

  • Michael T

    Love the stroy about the Chuck Finley guy. But that was poetic license right?

    And this gets my nomination for Blog line of the year:

    Oh, and can Reggie Willits & Howie Kendrick switch names already and restore order back to the universe?

  • Mike R.

    Three years from now, who will more people consider the biggest steal of this draft? Brackman late first round, Pope 3rd round or Justin Snyder 21st round?