Charleston’s offense > New York’s offense

Who had April 5 in the Giambi Injury Pool?
Giambi battling Father Time

I’d be remiss if I didn’t pass this along. Too funny.

Triple-A Scranton (7-2 win over Lehigh Valley)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – Chad Jennings said the homer was a no-doubter
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 SB
Cody Ransom: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Juan Miranda: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 3, 1 BB – GIDP’ed
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Alan Horne: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 Balk, 8-4 GB/FB – take out the second inning, and his line would be 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Heath Phillips: 0.2 IP, zeroes – being used strictly as a lefty specialist this year, except in the occasional emergency spot
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – 8 of 9 pitches were strikes … your garden variety Scott Patterson outing
Edwar: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton
Game 1
(2-0 win over Binghamton in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 2, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 CS
Austin Jackson: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Jose Tabata: 0 for 3
Colin Curtis: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – threw a runner out at second from LF
Cody Ehlers & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 3, 1 K – Vech committed a fielding error
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 3, 1 RBI
Dan McCutchen: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 3-4 GB/FB – picking up right here he left off last year
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Game 2 (4-1 loss to Binghamton in 7 innings)
Reegie Corona: 0 for 3, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – still looking for that elusive first hit
Jose Tabata: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 SB
Colin Curtis: 1 for 3, 1 SB
Chris Malec: 0 for 3
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 3, 1 RBI
Carlos Mendoza: 1 for 3, 1 E (fielding)
George Kontos: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-7 GB/FB – fugly
Mike Gardner: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – one walk was intentional
Bo Hall: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – Yanks’ only Rule 5 selection this year
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – he gave up 3 ER in all of 2007

High-A Tampa (1-0 loss to Sarasota) they got completely owned by a rehabbing Matt Belisle, who had a 19-4 GB/FB ratio … I know he’s not a great big leaguer, but he is a big leaguer nonetheless, and Belisle handled the A-ballers accordingly
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 3B
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 26, 3 K – Seth Fortenberry K’ed once, Kevin Smith twice
Ryan Pope: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – retired the last 8 batters he faced
Grant Duff: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
Jon Hovis: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Low-A Charleston
Game 1
(5-4 win over Rome in 7 innings)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 E (fielding)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) – already his second error at second base after playing mostly shortstop last year
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Jesus Montero: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB – started at DH
Brandon Laird: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Wady Rufino: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
Austin Romine: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 K – started at catcher … GIDP’ed and drove in a run on a sac fly
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 3
Jairo Heredia: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 3-2 GB/FB – take away a crappy first, and his line is 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7
Jason Stephens: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Jonathan Ortiz: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – almost coughed it up after his teammates scored 2 in the top of the 7th to take the lead
Game 2 (13-0 beatdown of Rome in 7 innings) they hung a 9-spot in the 5th … 7 runs came off reliever Yelair Castro, who didn’t retire a single batter … the inning featured 10 hits (8 consecutive at one point), 1 walk, 1 HBP and a sac fly … just imagine if they hadn’t left 10 men on-base throughout the game
Abe Almonte: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 SB
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB – on base 9 times in 3 games
Jesus Montero: 2 for 4, 1 R, RBI, 1 K – both hits came in the 9-run inning … started at catcher
Larry Day: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – pinch hit for Montero after all the carnage
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Wady Rufino: 2 or 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
David Williams: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI – lined into an unassisted double play to end the 9-run inning
Walter Ibarra: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Austin Krum: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Noel Castillo: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K – don’t even bother asking, he’s a 24-yr old pitching in Low-A … there’s nothing to see here, just keep moving along folks
Jeese Hoover: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Lance Pendleton: 1 IP, zeroes, 5 K – the forgotten prospect

email
Who had April 5 in the Giambi Injury Pool?
Giambi battling Father Time
  • jason

    5 k in 1 inning – not bad for Pendleton!

    • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

      i was thinking that too.

  • Joe

    I don’t understand the point of starting a 24 year old guy in Low-A. Is he even going to be tested in Low-A? If they don’t believe he can do it at a higher level, cut him and bring someone in who you may be able to develop. Seems like a waste of a roster spot. By the way, how the hell could a pitcher go through a whole year and only give up three earned runs runs?

  • Mike R.

    That first Charleston game should read “5-4 win over Rome”

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

      My bad, it’s fixed. Thanks.

  • RollingWave

    smoking pot before doing a show is a bad idea ;)

    • dan

      It’s actually a great idea, just not when it’s laced with ecstasy and crack

    • Kyle

      That ‘stache on the guitar player is also rather savage.

  • zack

    Wait, Pendelton became a pitcher?

    And sure is good to see Suttle knocking the ball around, ain’t it?

  • Chip

    Can we all stop worrying about Suttle now?

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

    Imagine how this farm system will be ranked at the end of the year if both Betances and Heredia have big years. Could there actually be a debate between us and Tampa?

  • Fuzzy

    I guess those pointing to Suttle’s demise were premature. We tend to get too low (and too high) over a small sample size.

  • Realist

    Wow Gardner smacked a his second hr in a week or so…..the other was in spring training , I believe?…has he been hitting on Canseco’s new lady , ;-)

  • jason

    Suttle was mentioned as one of the best hitters in the draft. If his swing changes start to take hold and he rises to his potential, the Charleston offense will be unbelieveable.
    What is great is that the farm is stacked in positions that are hard to obtain elsewhere: catcher, starting pitcher, relief pitcher.
    The progression is incredible. We have had the first wave of SP hit the bigs, with some more on the way. This year will be the wave of rp – Melancon, Cox, Sanchez, etc. In a year or two we will have the position players – Tabata, Jackson, Gardner, Curtis, Almonte, Montero, etc, etc.

  • http://jeteupthemiddle.blogspot.com Jeteupthemiddle

    Wow, a Jesse Hoover sighting!

  • Pingback: River Ave. Blues | Game Six: Offense is like air and sex, it’s not a big deal until you aren’t gettin’ any

  • CaptainCargo

    Gotta like Suttle so far. Hoover’s stats are something I think we’ve all been hoping for. The amazing Justin Snyder seems to be picking up right where he left off. And even Vech is off to a good start so far.

    Happy days.