Apr
13

A-Jax starting to heat up

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Triple-A Scranton (2-0 loss to Durham)
Brett Gardner & Juan Miranda: both 0 for 2, 2 BB – Gardner K’ed once & was caught stealing
Justin Christian, Shelley Duncan & Cody Ransom: all 0 for 4 – Christian threw a runner out at the plate from LF … Shelley K’ed once
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
Greg Porter & Chad Moeller: 1 for 2, 1 BB – Porter doubled & K’ed
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 3-9 GB/FB – 65 of 95 pitches were strikes (68.4%)
Chris Britton: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – way to not allow a ball to be put into play
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Double-A Trenton (8-4 win over Harrisburg)
Ramiro Pena: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS – 9 for his last 19
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB – 10 for his last 24 with 4 walks and only 3 K
Jose Tabata: 0 for 5 – snaps a 6 game hit streak (way to jinx it Jamal)
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Chris Malec: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 CS, 1 E (missed catch)
PJ Pilittere: 3 for 4, 2 R – 1-4 K/BB ratio on the year
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K
Kevin Russo: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Chase Wright: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 10-5 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Zach Kroenke: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Bo Hall: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 4 ER allowed this year after allowing 3 all of last year

High-A Tampa (1-0 win over Sarasota)
Damon Sublett: 0 for 4, 2 K – 4th straight games with 2 K
James Cooper: 1 for 2, 1 K, 1 HBP
Mitch Hilligoss, Kyle Anson & Josue Calzado: all 1 for 3 – Hilligoss got caught stealing … Calzado drove in the only run
Seth Fortenberry: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 CS
Eric Hacker: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – 3 baserunners allowed in his last 14 IP
Mark Melancon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-5 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-4 win over Rome)
Abe Almonte: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – had been 0 for his last 13
Justin Snyder: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – 0 for his last 9 after being 14 of his previous 23
Brandon Laird: 0 or 2, 2 BB, 1 K
Jesus Montero: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – 9 RBI in his last 6 games
Wady Rufino: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
David Williams & Carmen Angelini: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Angelini scored a run & swiped two bags
Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 3-5 GB/FB – 23 K in 15.1 IP
Lance Pendleton: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – 16 K in 7.2 IP for the forgotten prospect
Jonathan Ortiz: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • dan

    Could this minor league season realistically be going any better?

    • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steven S

      If Tabata was doing anything.

      • dan

        Well we have Jamal to blame for that

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Nice to see Mark Melancon bounce back after a bad outing. I would like to see this continue from Dellin Betances, 2 BB maximum in an outing.

    Yes, I did jinx my favorite positional prospect but hopefully he starts rubbing Action Jackson’s bat to get it going again.

    • Alan

      Great, now Austin Jackson is jinxed too. Haha.

    • dan

      I haven’t been on myspace in a while (in a facebook person), but that is the most ridiculous myspace page I’ve ever seen. It took like 5 minutes to load lol.

  • Mike R.

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say Jesus Montero is going to have a pretty good year. You read it here first.

  • http://monastarios@yahoo.ca b/c

    Its early but what do you guys see coming as far as mid season promotions.

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

      Still way too early, but I’m guessing you could see guys like Suttle, Snyder, Hacker, Pendleton and Pilittere moved up. They’re not going to promote Jesus Montero, and why would you. He’s an 18-yr old catcher, let him rake and learn how to catch at a comfortable level.

      • dan

        I believe it’s generally a good thing to promote someone who’s having a good year for the last month or so, just to get his feet wet. There’s always an adjustment period, so maybe a month at a higher level will get that out of the way and Montero could start ’09 feeling more comfortable in Tampa if he plays the last month of this season there. If Montero’s hitting .345/.440/.550 then I think he should spend August and the playoffs (?) in Tampa.

        • http://monastarios@yahoo.ca b/c

          Perhaps like AJax he can move up for the playoffs

  • RustyJohn

    Please bring up Britton and just release Farnsworth or trade him to the Mariners…they are the only ones stupid enough to give anything for him.

  • Tripp

    Is Betances pretty much on a 5 inning limit for each outing? Or is he on a pitch count limit and he meets it every time he pitches within 5 innings?