Yanks beat Sox in the minors too

Ian Kennedy to start Saturday
Welcome to RAB 2.0

 In case you missed it, Mini-Moose is taking over for Moose.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 win over Ottawa)
Brett Gardner & Jose Cruz Jr.: both 1 for 3, 1 K – Gardner committed a fielding error…Cruz Jr. walked & scored a run
Mink: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – 3 doubles & 9 RBI in 19 minor league AB after 7 & 16 in 124 big league AB
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 1 K
Kevin Thompson: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Andy Cannizaro: 2 for 4, 2 RBI – singled in KT for the winning run in the 8th
Jeff Karstens: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 3-12 GB/FB – not even one K?
Ross Ohlendorf: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Jose Veras: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Double-A Trenton
Game 1
(7-3 win over Portland in 7 innings)
Reegie Corona: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Mike Kinkade: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) – 3 straight games with a double
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K – this year he terrorizes the Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate…next year, the big boys
Matt Carson: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – 36th XBH after 57 last year
Jeff Marquez: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 8-11 GB/FB, 1 pickoff – 3 of his last 4 starts have been nothing short of dominant
Game 2 (9-0 loss to Portland in 7 innings)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 2, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 20, 5 K – only a 3rd inning single from Corona prevented them from being perfected
Jason Jones: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 HB
Justin Pope: 1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – ouch

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off day.

Low-A Charleston was washed out. They’ll try for 2 tomorrow.

Short Season Staten Island (1-0 win over Aberdeen, walk-off style
Justin Snyder & Taylor Holiday: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 CS
Jose Gil: 2 for 4, 1 K
DJ Hollingsworth: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB – walk-off single
Frank Lonigro: 2 for 3, 1 K – 3 for his last 7 after going 4 for his last 17
Jason Stephens: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K – the forgotten prospect has allowed only 36 baserunners in 41.2 IP after returning from injury
Jason Kiley: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-4 win over GCL Twins)
Abe Almonte: 2 for 5
Prilys Cuello: 1 for 4
Wady Rufino: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – 39 games in, he’s still OPSing over 1.000
Jesus Montero: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 PB – homer in a win or go home game? that’s clutch
Austin Romine & Brad Suttle: both 0 for 2 – Romine K’ed…Suttle committed a fielding error
Gerardo Rodriguez: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI – took over DH duties from Romine in the 6th
Walt Ibarra: 2 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI – took over 3B for Suttle in the 6th
Kelvin Castro: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 E (all fielding) – 3 errors? ouch
Melky Mesa: 2 for 4, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Noel Castillo: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 B, 2 K
Wilkins DeLaRossa: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6-0 GB/FB
Josue Selenes: 3 IP, zeroes, 4 K

The GCL squad advances & will take on the GCL Dodgers in Championship Series. The best-of-3 series kicks off tomorrow.

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Ian Kennedy to start Saturday
Welcome to RAB 2.0
  • Mike R.

    Any idea who the starters will be for the GCL Yankees in the three game series?

    Go Angels!

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Winning isn’t a big priority in the Rookie ball, so I can’t be certain who’s starting. Based on who pitched the past week though, Dicky Marquez goes in Game 1, Lance Pendleton in Game 2 (won the CWS in 2003 with Rice, so he’s got championship experience!), and Casey Erickson if Game 3 is necessary. Again, don’t hold me to this.

  • Dude

    is Jairo done for the year?

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

      Dude, great question. I’ve been wondering this for a few weeks. There’s been absolutely no news on it.

  • dan

    not even kidding, i dont remember ever seeing Jason Stephens’s name in a DotF since the start of the SI season.

    Mike, whats the reason for your optimism regarding miranda? he was decent in tampa, hot for a while in trenton, but he’s gone .188/.273/.348 in august. he’s 24, he should be tearing it up

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Miranda hadn’t played in a game since 2004 prior to this year. He only participated in showcases and tryouts for 2 years in the Dominican after defecting from Cuba because there’s no organized baseball there (well, there is, but it’s all run by MLB).

      He basically sat on the couch for 2 years, picked up a bat in Spring Training, and went to High-A. Pretty impressive.

  • dan

    holy shit, what happened to the site? it just changed as i was writing my comment.
    the top looks cool, the font isnt as pretty

    • Mac

      Still, this is by far the most intelligent site design in the yankees blog community. Like. yeah. By far.

  • Mac

    Whoa. New look?

  • stuart

    Tell me about Kennedy? I assume he is more capable then the Karstens, Desalvo, Wright crew is that accurate

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      IPK >>> DeSalvo, Karstens, Rasner, et al

      – 90-92 fastball that was touching 94 earlier in the year (he could be a bit tired now, so it’ll more likely be 89-91 Saturday)

      – very good sinking change, good curve and good 2 seamer

      – best asset is his command and ability to locate his pitches

      – smart guy, definitely a “pitcher” and not a “thrower”

      – very much like a young moose (hence the mini-moose moniker) because of the repetoire, command and feel for pitching. He even does the little bow when pitching from the stretch.

  • dan

    mike can give u the scouting report (or EJ if you ask him), but simply put…. whatever USC record not held by Mark Prior is held by Ian Kennedy

  • ShawnT

    Nice new look guys, came outta no where

  • C-Note

    great to see Abe Almonte finishing the season strong

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

    Jose Veras has been pitching very well lately.,,