Aug
16

Trenton masters “The Master”

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Triple-A Scranton (9-6 win over Syracuse)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 HBP - picked off first
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2N, 1 HR, 4 RBI – who are you and what have you done with the Attorney General??? (13 for his last 27 with 4 doubles, a triple & a homer)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Eric Duncan: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – must be pissed that I left him off my top 30
Wil Nieves: 2 for 4
The Ghost of Kei Igawa’s Ghost: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 7-5 GB/FB – gave up only 2 homers…
Brian Bruney: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
Jose Veras: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton (8-4 win over Portland)
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 E (fielding)
Colin Curtis: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K – .261-.337-.355 on the year
Juan Miranda: 3 for 4, 1 R – how about a Shelley-Miranda platoon at first next year?
Matt Carson: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI – I wonder if he could make the jump and be Jorge’s backup next year…
Gabe Lopez: 4 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI – 7 for his last 8 & 9 for his last 12
Meso Horne: 6 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 WP – not his best effort, but he thoroughly, and I mean thoroughly, outpitched the guy Red Sox pundits think is one of the 25 best prospects in the game, the guy they call “The Master“…gimme a break, and they say Yankee fans overvalue their prospects
Scott Patterson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-4 GB/FB – sub-1 ERA, sub-1 WHIP, 9+ Kper9…guy’s a beast

High-A Tampa is currently in a rain delay. The game was delayed as Fort Myers led 9-5 in the middle of the (get this) 9th inning. I doubt much will change, here’s the stats:
Eduardo Nunez & Chris Malec: both 1 for 4 – Nunez committed a throwing error…Malec scored a run
Austin Jackson: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Andres Perez: 2 for 4, 1 3B, 2 RBI
Ben Blumenthal & Kevin Russo: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Blumenthal walked & allowed a passed ball
Brett Smith: 4 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – and off come the wheels…

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day.

Short Season Staten Island (9-3 win over Aberdeen)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K – .382-.482-.554-1.036
Damon Sublett: 0 for 2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 CS, 1 E (throwing) - just keeping the #3 spot in the lineup warm until Brad Suttle shows up (picked off first)
Braedyn Pruitt: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
David Williams: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Austin Krum: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Isaiah Howes: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – had been 2 for his last 22
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-8 GB/FB – rock solid (picked a runner off first)
Nick Chigges: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – 48 K in 43 IP

Rookie GCL Yanks (7-1 win over GCL Blue Jays)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Prilys Cuello: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – a quiet, Wilson Betemit-esque .858 OPS
Brandon Laird: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 4 doubles & a homer in his last 5 games
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4
Wady Rufino & Kelvin Castro: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – Rufino drove in 2…Castro drove 1 in & K’ed twice
Dicky Marquez: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Angel Reyes: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – rehabbin’
Lance Pendleton: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Mike R.

    I can’t believe you left Eric Duncan off your list. The guy is hitting .750 with a 2.750 OPS since this morning. It’s hard to ignore numbers like those.

    Sadly one good game does not a career make.

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

    Kei Igawa outpitched Mike Mussina today. That speaks volumes on Mike Mussina, my favorite Yankee.

  • Barry

    the only thing masterson masters is masterbation

  • RollingWave

    Ben, let’s be real here, A-rod blew what should have been a inning ending double play. that ended up costing 4 runs.

    Yes moose gave up 3 more runs after that, but he was completely gassed off the start, and wasn’t really drilled that hard later on (a lot of hit and run singles or slappy hits) I thought he worked the corners well this game, but was completely squeezed throughout as the ump wouldn’t even give him 2 inchs off the plate but would give the Tigers 4 freaking inchs (see Cano’s strikeout)

    Funny how much Igawa is like Eric Duncan, both keep showing enough promise for you to not completely lose hope, but then crash and burn.

  • Tommy

    I think Justin Snyder might have been just as upset about being left off the top 30.

    I’m very happy the Yankees signed all their highly touted high school kids, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the unheralded college players like Sublett, Snyder and Pruitt end up as the better players. Long way to go on that one, however.

  • BEANTOWNBOSOXH83ER

    Did anyone see the box score?! Fasano with a stolen base! How did this happen? Did Bruney and Nieves take a literal nap?

  • Yanks26

    How’s Igawa going to get anything in return on a trade, if he can’t even master AAA?

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

    RollingWave, no way that was a double play ball. It was a slow grounder hit to A-Rod’s left. He had to range to get it, make a strong perfect throw to Cano and then Cano would have to make a strong perfect throw to Giambi to a get a not-slow runner. So Mussina would have given up a three-run home run and the very same 6 ER he gave up. That hardly makes it better.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Never assume the double play. In baseball and in girl hunting at sleazy bars. You’ll only end up disappointed. Trust me.

  • dan

    hahhahahah mike, thanks for the tip.

    just for kicks, what would masterson probably be ranked if he were in the yankees system?

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Masterson? I’d say somewhere between Miranda and Ohlendorf, bottom of the top 10-ish.

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