Near no-no for Scranton

Game 136: The trifecta is complete
May 2nd, 2007

So big ups to Clay Buchholz for throwing a no-hitter in his second career start.

What? No smart ass comment here, that’s a helluva thing. I wish Hughes coulda finished it off.

Triple-A Scranton (11-2 win over Pawtucket)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Cruz Jr.: 0 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB – .251-.334-.436-.770, but it seems like it should be alot worse
Angel Chavez: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Eric Duncan: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB – 10 hits (5 doubles) & 9 RBI in his last 9 games
Raul Chavez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Mighty Matt: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 WP – a few too many walks, but hard to argue with no hits
Scott Patterson: 3 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-8 GB/FB – beast
Charlie Manning: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – coughed up the no-no with 2 outs in the 9th
Colter Bean: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Update: Scranton had a doubleheader. I’m not going to do a full write up for the second game, but here’s the box score.

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over New Hampshire)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 2 K
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 1 2B – 8 hits (4 XBH) in his last 4 games
Juan Miranda: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 95 RBI & counting
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 16, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 SB, 1 E (Carlos Mendoza fielding) – Jamal Strong swiped the bag…Matt Carson nailed a runner at the plate
Dan McCutchen: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HB – nice rebound start after 2 mediocre efforts
Kevin Whelan: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-4 GB/FB
Mike Gardner: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB 

High-A Tampa (5-4 loss to Sarasota in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 5, 1 R
Austin Jackson: 3 for 4, 2 CS – 19 hits (7 XBH) in his last 8 games
Chris Malec: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 47-68 K/BB ratio
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
rest of lineup: combined 1 for 20, 1 2B, 4 K, 1 SB – Andres Perez doubled & swiped a bag
Brett Smith: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 WP – best start in like, 2 months
Wilkins Arias: 0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Josh Schmidt: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – blew the save when he allowed an inherited runner to score
Jose Valdez: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Low-A Charleston (5-3 win over Rome)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 4, 2 K – breaks a little 0 for 10 skid
Kevin Smith: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – 16 hits (6 XBH) in his last 10 games
Kyle Anson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – 48-47 K/BB ratio
Chase Odenreider: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Grant Duff: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 E (fielding), 6-1 GB/FB
Jesse Hoover: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – exceeded all expectations after missed 2+ years with various injuries (back trouble being the most severe)
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Short Season Staten Island (4-2 win over Brooklyn)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS – both walks were intentional…fear the leadoff man
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP – 18 hits (6 XBH) in his last 10 games
Braedyn Pruitt: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – only 20 K in 149 AB
Jose Gil: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K – 16 H (8 XBH) in his last 10 games
Austin Krum: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 CS
DJ Hollingsworth: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B
Ryan Pope: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K – another rock solid start
bullpen: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K – Jonathan Ortiz allowed only his 2nd hit since August 5th

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Game 136: The trifecta is complete
May 2nd, 2007
  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    Eric Duncan went 2-3 with a walk and a double in the second game – prob. a little too late of a push for this season but he doesn’t turn 23 for another 3 months.

    He’s cert. no longer a top prospect but who knows what can happen. I mean, who else is going to be playing 1B next year at SWB outside of possibly splitting time with Miranda at 1rst/DH.

    T.J. Beam with another scoreless inning too. Surprised they didn’t give him a call instead of Veras.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Beam will be up eventually. Scranton does need some arms for their playoff drive ya know ;)

  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    As for Buchholz, hell of a game from him – there was some really good defense behind him tonight too – esp. from Pedroia.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Agreed, Pedroia’s play has Web Gem of the Year potential. There is one thing I don’t like about Clay’s no-no: through no fault of his own, Phil Hughes will now be considered a worse pitcher than he was this morning by all the knee-jerkers out there.

  • Mac

    Good for Bucholz. Now he won’t need to steal a laptop ever again.

    That said, I just can’t stand thinking of how happily the “Nation” is taking all of this. I mean, I am just not looking forward to the inevitable “Oh my god brah, Bucholz is so wicked!1!! Hughes and Chamberlain blow!!” comments.

  • Mac

    Wish I had seen Mike’s comment first–a delete option would be a great addition to the new threading features…

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I see reason to delete your first post, you didn;t say anything idiotic.

      The Bostonians have already started the “Hughes & Joba have nothing on Clay” talk. Funny how whenever something happens to that franchise (good or bad) they drag the Yankees into it.

  • Jeb

    How many times have you seen someone throw a no-no and then:

    1. the next day the teams lays and egg; and

    2. the next time that pitcher pitches HE lays an egg?

    I’m just saying!

    Also, the O’s have officially quit until 2008 anyway (except, of course, when they play the Yankees. They each get $1 million for each time they beat the Yankees. Plus they have official high school pep rallies before each Yankee game).

    Anyway, hopefully Clay Bucholz becomes the Red Sox version of Ken Clay.

  • Jesse G.

    I’m glad that you mentioned Hughes’ start in the post. One of my best friends who is a huge Sox fan called me to tell me he was throwing one through 5 innings while I was at work. I responed with “way to go, that is cool, hopefully he won’t tear his hamstring and throw terribly the rest of the season.”

    An exageration, obviously, with regards to how bad Hughes has been but still, it was the first thing that came to mind.

  • RollingWave

    Still though, you could look at it this way, no rookie that threw a no hitter ever became a HOF or came even close. most of them bombed with injury (or simply were bad pitchers to begin with) it’s some solace at least. though i clearly think that Clay Buchholz will be a good pitcher.

    Back to the Yankees anyway I think Wilson Betemit (despite his recent struggles) still has the best chance of becomming our 1B next year and doing well. you could talk about his inability to hit lefties. but then you probably havn’t checked what Juan Miranda did against lefties this year (and that’s in the minors) and his glove owns Miranda.