Double-A Trenton (10-5 win over Akron)
Reegie Corona: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – 2-run double in the 4th put Trenton ahead for good
Austin Jackson & Colin Curtis: both 0 for 4 – Ajax walked & K’ed…Curtis was hit by a pitch & scored a run
Juan Miranda: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – finished the year with 97 RBI in 123 games
Matt Carson: 4 for 5, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – went 15 for 37 with 8 RBI in 8 postseason games
Cody Ehlers: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB – he’s going to be with Scranton next year, and before you know it, he’ll be an intriguing option at backup catcher
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Dan McCutchen: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 5-0 GB/FB – last game of the year. and he finally got some groundballs with that sinker we heard so much about after the trade
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, zeroes – slamming the door, just like he did all year…I betcha he woulda done a better job than all those schleps Torre ran out there in the 7th today
Justin Pope: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Trenton wins the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series 3-1. It was Trenton’s first ever trip to the EL Finals, so this is obviously the franchise’s first ever title. The pitching staff was beyond phenomenal this year, with stalwarts Alan Horne & Jeff Marquez leading the way from start to finish.
A staggering 10 players played for both Trenton and the big league squad this year (Joba Chamberlain, Tyler Clippard, Alberto Gonzalez, Phil Hughes, Jeff Karstens, Ian Patrick Kennedy, Edwar Ramirez, Bronson Sardinha, Chase Wright & some dude named Roger), so manager Tony Franklin didn’t exactly have a sense of stability this year. Congrats guys, drink it in.
DotF will be on hiatus for the next week or two. The Hawaii Winter Baseball season starts on Sept. 29, and DotF will return with updates then. There’s still no official word on who the Yanks are sending, but right now it appears that the group will include Brad Suttle, Austin Jackson, and one Mr. Mark Melancon, who you may recall blew out his elbow in Hawaii last year, and is now on the road back from Tommy John surgery.
The Arizona Fall League starts up a couple of days later on October 9th (you can see who the Yanks are sending here), and we’ve got some special AzFL coverage lined up, bringin’ you a bit of local flavor from the desert.
Thanks for all the great comments this season, see you in a few weeks.