Aug
17

Move over Jose Reyes, here comes Wil Nieves

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Did Eric Gagne really blow another save tonight? Sheesh… 

Triple-A Scranton (6-1 win over Syracuse)
Brett Gardner, Andy Cannizaro, Angel Chavez & Eric Duncan: all 2 for 4, 1 R – Gardner stole a base & K’ed twice…Cannizaro & Chavez drove a run in…Duncan tripled, drove in 2 & walked
Alberto Gonzalez & Bronson Sardinha: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Wil Nieves: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB – yes ladies & gentlemen, Wil Nieves stole a base
Ben Kozlowski: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – 51 of 78 pitches were strikes
Jeff Karstens: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – guess the move to the ‘pen was permanent
TJ Beam: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 17 of 21 pitches were strikes…this is the TJ Beam that was so dominant in the minors last year

Double-A Trenton (1-0 win over Connecticut)
Reegie Corona & Jamal Strong: both 1 for 4 – Corona doubled
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4 – working on a 2 for 23 stretch
Juan Miranda, Mike Kinkade & Cody Ehers: combined 0 for 10, 2 K – Kinkade committed a throwing error
Matt Carson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Dan McCutchen: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K – simply dominant…how’s about 13-3, 2.18 ERA, 1.03 WHIP this year between Tampa & Trenton?

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to Dunedin)
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 5, 1 K
Chris Malec: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – 4 for his last 30…yeah, you read that right
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 4, 1 K
Jared Greenwood: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – 6 for 15 since Frankie Cervelli hit the 7-day DL
Tim “for me, breaking balls are a” Battle: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Elvys Quezada: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1-8 GB/FB
David Robertson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, bunch of zeroes, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Augusta in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 5, 1 K – that’s 6 straight multi-hit games, but sadly, this is the first game during that streak in which he didn’t have a double
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 5, 2 K
Kevin Smith: 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (pickoff)
Josue Calzado: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Luis Nunez: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – walk-off bases loaded walk
Eric Hacker: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-10 GB/FB – damn you pitch count!
Jon Hovis: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – the walk was intentional, but it’s still only his 10th free pass in 56.1 IP this year

Short Season Staten Island (9-0 win over Aberdeen)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – he’s played in 52 games this year, and he’s reached base safely in 50 of ‘em…
Taylor Holiday: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Damon Sublett: 2 for 4, 1 3B, 2 RBI – 13 RBI in his last 8 games
Braedyn Pruitt: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – ends a 6 game hit streak in which he had…6 singles
Austin Krum: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B – threw a runner out at third
Matt Morris: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Jose Gil: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Jason Stephens: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-2 win over GCL Blue Jays)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 CS - he’s been playing CF for quite some time now after coming stateside as a 2B (picked off first)
Prilys Cuello: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Brandon Laird: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – 19 for his last 38 with 5 doubles, 5 homers & 13 RBI…daaaaaaaamn
Jesus Montero: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Wady Rufino: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – 8 for his last 12 with 2 doubles and a triple
Caset Erickson: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 12-2 GB/FB
Josue Selenes: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm

7 Comments»

  1. Barry says:

    so whats mccutchens story? have any true potential out of the minors?

  2. RollingWave says:

    he has potential, but he was a college senior and got suspended after being drafted, so he has vertually 0 room for error to be more than a ok RP.

  3. dan says:

    he wasnt this good in college based on raw numbers. i always found it funny that stats so often improve when a player goes from playing against amateurs to playing against pros

  4. ShawnT says:

    How long till some of are draft picks (Angelini,Romine,Suttle…) are added to the Roster

  5. Joseph P. says:

    Most of them haven’t played ball for a while, so they’re going to have to get back into shape first. A week at least, probably more.

  6. Adam says:

    Actually, I believe all of our late signings were for ’08 contracts, so technically they can’t play in pro leagues this summer and will all go to instructionals…

  7. C-Note says:

    Damon Oppenheimer in an interview with Pinestripe plus said that ALL the contracts are 07′ thus making them all eligible to play this summer

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