Eric Hacker is not a fan of pitch counts

Hip, hip, oh, no.
How Hughes has changed my perspective on Melky

Triple-A Scranton (1-0 loss to Louisville)
Justin Christian & Greg Porter: both 1 for 4 – Christian K’ed three times … Porter stole a base and K’ed once
Cody Ransom: 0 for 4
Juan Miranda: 0 for 2, 2 BB – 6 games into a year, and he still hasn’t K’ed
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Alberto Gonzalez & Bernie Castro: both 1 for 2 – the Former Attorney General K’ed once … Castro took a base on balls, stole one base and was caught trying to swipe another
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2-4 GB/FB – 50 of 74 pitches were strikes (67.6%)
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 16 of 22 pitches were strikes (72.7%)
Jon Albaladejo: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Edwar Ramirez: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – typical Edwar outing … 7 of 8 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (5-1 win over Altoona)
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB – and just like that, he doubles his hit total on the year
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – already 3 steals on the year
Colin Curtis: 1 for 5, 1 RBI – GIDP’ed
Marcos Vechionacci & Reegie Corona: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – Vech drove in one run, Corona drove in two … Vech is off the great start, with 3 doubles and 7 hits in 6 games
Chase Wright: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 7-4 GB/FB
Steven Jackson: 3 IP, zeroes, 7 K, 1-1 GB/FB – dominant
Bo Hall: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

High-A Tampa (1-0 win over Dunedin, walk-off style)
Chris Kunda: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – Damon Sublett must be hurt, he hasn’t played since last week
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K – intentionally walked in extras to get to…
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS – walk-off single
Seth Fortenberry & Kyle Anson: both 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Fortenberry’s walk was intentional
Braedyn Pruitt: 0 for 4 – batting .000-.000-.000 after 6 games
Kevin Smith: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 3 K
Eric Hacker: 7 IP, zeroes, 6 K, 11-4 GB/FB – took a perfect game into the 8th, but was removed because he reached his pitch count
Sean Henn: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB – coughs up the perfecto and no-no by giving up a hit to the first man he faces
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (7-3 in over Savannah)
Abe Almonte & Wady Rufino: both 2 for 5, 1 K – Almonte was picked off first
Justin Snyder: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 SB
Bradley Suttle: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – hitting a cool .500-.556-.750
Jesus Montero: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – started behind the plate
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
David Williams: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB – 5 RBI in his last 3 games
Dellin Betances: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 8 K, 1 E (pickoff), 3-4 GB/FB – it’s going to take him some time to get his mechanics right with that big gangly frame, so gets used to seeing lines like this
Craig Heyer: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Hip, hip, oh, no.
How Hughes has changed my perspective on Melky
  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    Hope Sublett’s ok. He’s one of my personal faves.

    As bad as the Yanks are hitting, their minor leagues clubs are doing just as poorly at the plate, if not worse — except that is for Charleston. Holy crap can those boys mash.

  • Zack

    Holy crap those are some fun, wacky pitching lines tonight!

    So, Jesus Montero: The real deal. If he’s hitting .300 with power by the all star game, do you think Tampa is in line, or are they going to go real slow with him?

    • Mike R.

      IMO They have no need or reason to rush Montero or Romine. We’ve seen whhat rushing players can do sometimes (Eric Duncan) and catching is the most complicated position to master. I am as eager as anyone to see those kids in pinstripes, but it doesn’t make sense to move them.

  • Travis G.

    for such a fast guy, Almonte cant run the bases for his life. wtf?

    nice to see JTab and Ajax finally start hitting.

    8 k: 6 bb, (lol) like a young RJ.

    • steve

      reminds me of bernie when he was young

    • McLovin

      they should bring in Ricky Henderson to teach him how to steal

  • CB

    Kei Igawa out duels homer bailey in a 1-0 game. And they walked 2 hitters between them. Who’d have thought.

    What’s happened to Stephen Jackson? He was very impressive in spring training (Girardi pointed him out a few times) and now he’s been terrific in his appearances in AA. It’s nice to see him becoming at least a good organizational depth guy.

    Looks like it was a very good move starting Suttle in low A! After that horrendous winter ball season its good to see him continue pounding at Charleston. He should be too good for low A and he’s showing it.

    Betances just needs to throw innings and stay healthy. Every appearance he makes he comes away with his elbow not hurting is a step forward.

  • ansky

    “Dellin Betances: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 8 K, 1 E (pickoff), 3-4 GB/FB”

    keep in mind he left those 2 runs on base therefore being earned by him but he sure didnt give up the hits to drive him in….im just saying. He looked pretty darn good tonight, walked many but always got out of it. Just a matter of time. He is amazing to watch

    Suttle’s revamped swing will take some time to get used to. He’s a great player and a hell of a guy. This much progress with new mechanics only months old? He’s one to def keep an eye on.

    All that and i think Montero’s HR was foul…but im not complaining, it was jacked!!

  • dan

    Question: I’m not sure whether to be encouraged or pessimistic regarding Suttle’s line so far… is he playing above or below his talent level? What I mean is, should we expect this monster week because of the low level of competition, or is this where Suttle belongs and he’s starting show that he’s the real deal?

  • E-ROC

    I wonder if the Reds are still shopping Homer Bailey.

  • Jamal G.

    Read from a poster at NoMass that the radio broadcaster for Charleston’s game said the HR hit by Jesus was the farthest he ever seen at that park and it could’ve hit an airplane, LoL. Don’t know bout the airplane thing but that HR sounds monstrous.

    • ansky

      it was a bomb. And Josh Maurer doesnt let loose too often

  • Jamal G.

    Braves CF Prospect Jordan Schaffer suspended 50 games for HGH use.

  • Mike R.

    I want more love for Justin Snyder. What does a guy have to do to get some attention from the mainstream. He led the NY-Penn league in hits, runs and OBP last season and didn’t even make BA’s top 20 for the league. What’s up with that?

  • Jim Johnson

    Wait… Sean Henn is in Single-A ball?

    • Manimal

      Yeah seriously?

      Albaladejo is screaming call-up but nothing is happening.

      • TurnTwo

        dont forget, Henn was DL’d to start teh season, so they are prob keeping him in warm weather.

        and Albaladejo might be pitching well, but who are you going to take out of the bullpen to bring him up? swap him and Ohlendorf? you arent moving Bruney the way he’s pitching, Farnsworth and Hawkins should be options, but they’re guaranteed to stay (unless traded). Traber is staying, too.