Move over Edwar, here comes Steven Artz

Phil vs. Fausto
Joba is a beast

Six strong from Hughes…2 perfect from Joba…Mo for the 9th…could you script it any better?

Oh, and Eric Gagne coughed up a 4 run lead tonight. He’s now allowed 11 baserunners in 3.1 innings for the Sawx.

Triple-A Scranton (7-6 loss to Rochester
Brett Gardner: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 5, 1 K – 3 for 19 since returning to Scranton
Kevin Reese: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – threw a runner out at 3rd
Alberto Gonzalez & Chris Basak: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – the Attorney General doubled
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch)
Matty D: 6 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 12-5 GB/FB
Sean Henn: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Edwar: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – what, no Ks?

Double-A Trenton (11-4 win over Reading)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 CS – hitting .333 with Trenton
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 BB
Jamal Strong: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Juan Miranda: 0 for 2, 3 R, 3 BB – can you blame them for pitching around him?
Mike Kinkade: 1 for 4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 HBP – key cog for 2000 Olympics gold medal squad
Me so Horne: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 9-2 GB/FB – 23 walks in his last 38.2 IP
Gerardo Casadiego: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

High-A Tampa (7-3 loss to Palm Beach)
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 SB – hitting .304 with Tampa after .238 with Charleston…he’s got Austin Jackson disease
Kevin Russo: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Austin Jackson: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – when I left, he was hitting .383…now he’s down to .332
Edwar Gonzalez & Chris Malec: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Gonzalez drove in a run
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 4, 2 2B, 1 E (fielding) – 9 hits, 2 walks, 0 K in his last 6 games
Robbie Minor: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB
Brett Smith: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – 7.98 ERA with Tampa…what happened to this guy?
David Robertson: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K – 12 walks in his last 18.1 IP after issuing only 17 free passes in his previous 54.2 IP

Low-A Charleston (1-0 loss to Lexington)
Mitch Hilligoss & Wilmer Pino: both 1 for 4 – Hilligoss K’ed twice, Pino once
rest of lineup: combined 1 for 19, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP – Tim O’Brein got the hit
Chevy Nova: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Steven Artz: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – the Indy ball refugee has thrown 9.2 perfect innings with 17 K since joining the organization…holy fuckin’ shit!!!

Short Season Staten Island (3-0 win over Jamestown)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 2 for his last 9 after going 15 for his previous 29
Taylor Holiday: 1 for 2, 1 R,  1 2B, 2 BB, 1 SB
Damon Sublett: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Braedyn Pruitt, Matt Morris & David Williams: all 1 for 4 – Pruit & Morris drove in a run, Williams K’ed (what would you expect from a Rutgers’ alumn?)
Jason Stephens: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Johnny Ortiz: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 25 K in 16.2 IP since taking over as SI’s closer

GCL scoreboard hasn’t been updated yet, so who knows what the rookie ball team did.

Phil vs. Fausto
Joba is a beast
  • Mike Plugh

    Welcome back Mike.

    I think the other fellas over here did more than a serviceable job while you were away and really kept things at the level of quality that fans of RAB expect. That said, you were missed.

    Nobody does it quite like Mike A. Meso Horne? Classic.

    Hughes to Chamberlain to Mariano to Mike A…..heaven.

  • ShawnT

    Irrelevont but did Clay Bucholtze really get arrested for stealing 27 laptops from his college. If so that pretty fuckin funny

  • Dude

    does Miranda have a shot at 1b next year? or maybe Shelley?

  • Mike A.

    Thanks Mike. Our traffic went up about 40% during my absence, so I’m not sure how much I was really missed. ;)

  • Mike A.

    ShawnT – Buchholz got arrested in 2004 for what you said – stealing a bunch of laptops . . . from an elementary school. Kinda says it all right there.

  • Malcard89

    good to have u back mike. im guessing eric duncan is no longer a prospect, and horne might be getting tired (is he approaching his career high in innings or already surpassed it?). brett smith was getting lucky all year, no shock there i guess. and eduardo nunez has sold his soul for base hits. ditto the question above, is miranda considered by the organization as a real solution at 1B or was he more insurance in case other plans dont work out in the near future with eric and/or shelley duncan?

  • Mike A.

    I’m done with Eric Duncan. I think I (and alot of other people) were too willing to look the other way when he struggled the past few years, and now it’s just time to face reality. I do blame the Yanks mostly, because they rushed him terribly to up his trade value back when the system sucked. Great kid, hard worker, but it’s just not meant to be apparently.

    Horne could be getting tired, but he’s gotta battle through it, otherwise he’ll just be another 5 inning starter in the bigs, something we have enough of.

    Miranda’s legit, and you can tell the Yanks think he is because they give him a $2M big league deal. I was talking to Joe about Miranda yesterday, and he agreed that a Miranda-Shelley platoon at 1B next year would be pretty sick.

    Also, an emailer pointed out to me that people at the NoMaas minor league forum have been calling Alan Horne “Meso Horne” for quite some time now. I rarely frequent the forum, and wasn’t aware of this; I just thought I came up with a clever nickname for the guy. Someone beat me to punch, so I give them full credit.

  • Mike R.

    Welcome back Mike. The only reason traffic was up in your absence was because we kept checking in to see if you had returned. ;)

    PS You have to give it to Gagne. The ex[erts said he would be a game changer, and the experts were right on the money.

  • Bill

    Horne has definitely eclipsed his inning total from last season(i think he threw 125) and is up to somewhere aroun 135 this season. He definitely has been mediocre lately, so I hope everything is alright. All in all he’s been fantastic and I look forward to him at AAA next season in what should be good rotation.

  • randolf

    holy fuckin shit is right. One of the greatest days ever for a Yankee fan.

  • Yanks26

    Welcome back. Here’s the GCL Yanks info. Big game for Abraham Almonte.

    GCL Yanks (L 6-4)
    Abe Almonte 4-4, 2 HR, 2B, BB, CS
    Zolio Almonte 1-4,
    Jesus Montero 0-3
    Wandy Ruffino 2-4
    Jairo Herredia 5 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K The first stinker for Jairo

  • The Scout

    I think I’ve mentioned previously here that several Yankee prospects seem to be “hitting the wall” as their innings pitched reach new career highs. It probably makes sense — I wouldn’t be surprised if the organization moved this way — to limit their pitch counts or even shut them down in another few weeks. Although I understand why you would like them to “battle through it,” this imposes a serious injury risk — tired pitchers get hurt much more often.