Sep
02

Reinforcements arrive for Trenton’s playoff drive

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Triple-A Scranton (4-0 win over Pawtucket)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB - boosts his BA up to .244
Eric Duncan, Bronson Sardinha & Raul Chavez: all 0 for 4 – Duncan K’ed twice…Sardinha drove a run in & swiped a bag
Mike Kinkade: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB, 1 HBP
Jose Cruz Jr.: 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Angel Chavez, Andy Cannizaro & Juan Francia: all 1 for 4 – Chavez swiped a bag & allowed a passed ball…Cannizaro doubled & K’ed…Francia scored a run & stole a base
Jeff Karstens: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 1 WP – 61 of 88 pitches were strikes (69.3%)…this can’t be the same Jeff Karstens that we saw 2 weeks ago, can it?
Ross Ohlendorf: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
TJ Beam: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – since coming off the DL on June 23rd, he’s got a 27-3 K/BB ratio in 31.2 IP

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over New Hampshire
Jamal Strong: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Reegie Corona, Colin Curtis & Juan Miranda: all 1 for 4 – Corona got plunked…Curtis drove a run in & was hit by a pitch…Miranda scored a run, doubled, drove in a run & K’ed
Matt Carson & Noah Hall: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – Carson K’ed…Hall drove a run in
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 4 – it’s Vech! In Trenton!
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jeff Marquez: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K – niiiiice
David Robertson: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – it’s Wordekemper! In Trenton!

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Sarasota)
Chris Kunda: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 CS
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing) - a quiet 19 SB
Chris Malec: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – .316-.419-.445-.864
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Jared Greenwood: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – I wonder what’s up with Cervelli
Tim Battle: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – 149 K in 130 games
Ben Blumenthal: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 2 K
Elvys Quezada: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 7-7 GB/FB
Garrett Patterson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5-0 GB/FB
John Axford: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K - nice job filling in for Wordekemper I’d say

Low-A Charleston (7-5 loss to Rome)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
James Cooper & Chase Odenreider: both 1 for 4 – Cooper K’ed once, got picked off first & was plunked…Odenreider K’ed once & committed a fielding error
Kevin Smith: 1 for 5, 2 K
Seth Fortenberry & Kyle Anson: both 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Fortenberry K’ed twice & committed his first error of the year (fielding)…Anson committed a throwing error
Josue Calzado: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Chris Carrara: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Guillermo Villalona-Bryan: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 9.39 ERA
Brady Martinez: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 6-2 GB/FB
Steven Artz: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1-4 GB/FB – the honeymoon effect is beginning to wear off

Short Season Staten Island
Game 1
(3-0 loss to Brooklyn in 7 innings)
Taylor Holiday: 2 for 3, 1 K
Austin Krum: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 SB - 13 hit (5 XBH) in his last 5 games
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 15, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (Braedyn Pruitt throwing), 1 PB (by Jose Gil)
Jason Stephens: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K – 41-11 K/BB ratio in 46.2 IP
Josue Selenes & Kyle Hollander: both 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER – Selenes K’ed one…Hollander walked one & K’ed two
Game 2 (6-0 win over Brooklyn in 7 innings
Justin Snyder: 4 for 4, 3 R, 2 2B – 84 hits & 53 walks in 68 games
Taylor Holiday: 2 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI – 8 hits in his last 5 games
Braedyn Pruitt: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
Austin Krum: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Gil & Chris Raber: both 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – Gil drove in a run…Raber scored a run & swiped a bag
David Williams: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Craig Heyer: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 8-4 GB/FB
Nick Peterson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – he was closing games for SI last year until this guy showed up

Categories : Down on the Farm

13 Comments»

  1. Mike R. says:

    As president of the Justin Snyder Fan Club I would like to throw out an idea for 2010. We move Cano to third, A-Rod (That’ right. I think we’ll keep him past this year. You gotta problem with that?) to first and let Justin slide in to that everyday second baseman role ala Dustin Pedroia.

  2. Trevor says:

    Instead just move A-Rod to short, cano to third, and jeter to second or the outfield.

  3. C-Note says:

    Action Jackson didn’t play tonight, did he get promoted or injury? Can believe they’d give him the day off this close to end of the season, but maybe thye did- WTF do I know, never thought yanks would dump 2 of 3 gainst Rays– bright side is if Moose was in there we’d be taking about having gotten swept…

    • Mike R. says:

      A-Jax was promoted…to Scranton. He is part of the reinforcements that they got for their playoff push. Chad Jennings says he doesn’t believe that he will play much, but I would imagine it would still be a great experience.

      • Mike A. says:

        Wow, good for Ajax. I doubt he’ll play much, but the experience alone will be worth it. I can’t help but wonder if that would have been Tabata if he hadn’t gotten hurt.

        Don’t read too much into the Claggett & Hacker promotions, they’re just there so Scranton has some warm bodies on the staff. Clippard pitched an inning with Triple-A Columbus in 2005 after a great year in Tampa, and this is a similar situation.

        Thanks Mike R., I haven’t been keeping up entirely with this stuff over the holiday weekend. Jennings’ blog is beyond great.

  4. dan says:

    look at that david robertson line. what happened to brad suttle, is he hurt?

    • Mike A. says:

      The GCL season is over, so Suttle’s probably working out in Tampa. I thought they’d send him to SI, but he said he felt like he had alot of rust to shake off, so maybe he’ll just go to Hawaii in a few weeks instead.

  5. dan says:

    and i hope vech isnt staying in trenton next season. he has plenty of work to do in tampa, with regard to his power, before he earns the actual promotion to trenton.

    • Mike A. says:

      Funny thing about the Yanks, they love to aggressively promote the hitters, but love to be overly cautious with the pitchers. I’d be shocked if Vech wasn’t Trenton’s Opening Day 3B next year.

      I want to see how the 3B situation plays out in Tampa, because both Brad Suttle & Mitch Hilligoss are basically primed for that spot. Maybe that’s why Hilligoss has been playing a little short of late, so he can play beside Suttle next year. That means Justin Snyder will have to play 2B for Tampa, which would be like, the 6th different position he’s played since being drafted.

      • dan says:

        if the TINSTAAPP theory holds any weight whatsoever then they should be agressive with pitchers. they promoted eric duncan before he was ready (multiple times) and it’s backfiring. When players lose their confidence it’s hard to get it back; look at clippard and wright from this year alone.

        i didnt realize suttle was in the GCL, i thought he was on SI and just sitting on the bench

      • Richard G. says:

        Mike, why are you promoting Snyder more aggressively than Sublett? And if Hilligoss plays short at Tampa, where is E. Nunez? I think it would make more sense to start Suttle at Charleston and let Hilligoss play third at Tampa.

  6. The Scout says:

    Not aggressive with pitchers? Kennedy and Chamberlain were promoted very aggressively! You may have specific names in mind, but one thing is certain — when the Yankees judge a pitcher to have achieved all he can at a particular level, he moves up.

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