Two days; two doubleheaders; four wins for Scranton

Clemens, Torre suspended
NYT: Edwar on the way back up

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 win over Pawtucket in Game 1)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 1 for 2, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 K
Wil Nieves: 0 for 3 — .194/.212/.194 since returning to Scranton. Good to see things haven’t changed
Steve White: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Edwar: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — and yet…

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 win over Pawtucket in 11 innings in Game 2)
Brett Gardner: 3 for 5, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 5, 3 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K — walk-off single
Charlie Manning: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Ross Ohlendorf: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — gave up a game-tying homer
Jose Veras: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — let’s see how he does next outing
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — I hate Kyle Farnsworth
TJ Beam: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — he’ll get a shot in September

Double-A Trenton (8-1 win over Binghamton)
Reggie Corona: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 K — drove in five
Omir Santos: 0 for 3, 1 K — pinch ran for PJ Pilittere after he got hit with a pitch in the third…
Chase Wright: 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K — 7 hits, 2 walks, and just 1 strikeout? deceptively effective
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — starting for a while did him good

High-A Tampa (10-7 win over Palm Beach)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 5, 1 K
Ajax: 0 for 4, 1 BB
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 K
The Other Edwar: 2 for 4, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K
Vech: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Kevin Russo: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
George Konto: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K — gave up two homers

Low-A Charleston (6-2 loss to Lexington)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 K
Jesus Calzado: 0 for 4, 2 K
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K — cleanup spot wasn’t doing it for him
Grant Duff: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Ferdin Tejeda: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Short Season Staten Island (5-2 win over Williamsport)

Check this. Game’s tied at two in the top of the 10th. Matt Morris and Justin Snyder hit back-to-back singles to lead it off, so it’s first and third none out. Then we have a wild pitch to score a run. Then Trevor Holiday reaches on a throwing error, putting Snyder on third. Holiday steals second base for his 13th steal of the year just before Damon Sublett knocks in both Holiday and Snyder with his 13th double of the season. Crazy.

Justin Snyder: 1 for 4, 1 BB — .388/.490/.576 — holy lord
Trevor Holiday: 1 for 5
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K
Braedyn Pruitt: 1 for 4
Austin Krum: 0 for 4, 1 K
Dave Williams: 1 for 2, 1 K
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K — likin’ this kid already
Nick Chigges: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB 5 K
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-0 win over GCL Braves)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 4, 1 2B
Jesus Montero: 1 for 3, 1 K
Melky Mesa: 1 for 3, 1 2B
Noel Castillo: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K — 1.51 ERA, 40 K, 6 BB in 41.2 IP…I guess I’d be more impressed if he wasn’t nearly 24
Wilkins De La Rosa: 2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Clemens, Torre suspended
NYT: Edwar on the way back up
  • Ben K.

    Wil Nieves isn’t even good enough for AAA, and yet somehow the Yanks managed to get him 66 Major League plate appearances. Brilliant.

  • Yanks26

    Might as well start beating up on the Pawtucket Sox now, so they get used to it when they’re in the show.

  • Gibb

    bronx block and the ny times are reporting edwar’s on his way back

  • Motown Yankees Fan

    Gibb – any word on who is going down? I’ll be happy to see Edwar back. Also, loves those wins over Pawtucket.

  • The Scout

    Sorry to see Ohlendorf struggle in the bullpen. Just a couple of weeks back, it seemed his quick ticket to the Show.

    Why on earth is Noel Castillo in rookie ball at his age? Has he just taken up pitching recently?

    I see Eric Duncan is back in his “now I’ll tease you with my potential” mode….Don’t fall for it, people!

  • Gibb

    Yeah, i can’t figure out who would be sent down (Villone or karstens? hopefully farnsworth’s gone?). Here are the articles (note kepner of the times says he ‘could’ be back as early as today:


    can somebody please tell me if klye anson is a legit catching prospect he throws out over 50pct of baserunners seem to hit maybe not with much power but can he be at least a decent back up also same with p j seem like every place he catches his team wins and the pitching staff all rave about him

  • Joseph P.

    I wouldn’t say that Anson is a legit prospect. He’s hitting decently, but without a lick of power, in Low-A ball at 24 years old.

    Yes, pitchers do rave about PJ Pilittere’s game-calling skills. I can see him backing up in the majors.

  • tony from the bronx

    what should the yanks do with posada you know he is going to want at least 4yrs 60 mil i probably in the minority but posada is not a good defensive catcher he misses a lot of pitches that go for wild pitches and leads in the leauge in pass balls also must pitchers realy have aproblem with him just notice how manny time andy shakes him off mussina still doesnt like to pitch to him r j too and dont forget when clemons first came to the yanks same with el duque i would not give posada 4yrs maybe 2yrs for no more then 25mil what other option do the yanks have paul loduca is a F A rob boroas also i also think asmus is a F A can the yanks sign one of them to a 2yr deal and hope that cervilli or montero are the real deal cerville after a horrible 6 weeks is strating to hit again and i think he is a legit prospect how far away his he 2yrs i dont want the yanks to over pay and then have the same problem like they have today with giambi catchers usually lose it quickly

  • dan

    ryan pope’s gonna move quickly next season, despite playing college ball at the savannah college of art and design (and yes, they do have a baseball team). Carlos Gomez at THT broke down his video and concluded that his mechanics are near perfect.

    #51 on the list

  • Jake T

    Other Edwar is rakin’ in the 310 average at high A since being promoted. Hes barely 20 is he half decent. I know hes not a prospect, just wondering

  • rbizzler

    Dan, I was going to post the link to that video analysis of Pope as I saw it as well. Carlos Gomez is doing some interesting stuff over at the BA site. Too bad one of those things was a two-part special on Phil Hughes’ mechanics and how Gomez thinks he is an injury risk (gulp).

  • Mike R.

    Justin Snyder is just impressing me more and more every day. The coaches say he’s a natural leader, his teammates love him, and the guy can play 2B and CF with plus defense and a servicable 3B.

    I know it is premature, but is there any correlation between Short Season stats and Major league success or is it too far off?

  • dan

    a lot of guys having success in short season could be simply because they are more advanced than the competition at that point in time. there has to be some correlation, but its obviously not as strong as any level above it