Horne injured; Melancon pounded; Shelley smashes

Game 10: First-to-thirding us all damn night
For one night, everything goes according to plan

Triple-A Scranton (11-5 win over Louisville)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 CS
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS – threw Jay Bruce out at the plate
Jason Lane: 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Shelley: 4 for 5, 3 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI – uh, think he was happy about being sent down?
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Eric Duncan rides the bench for now
Nick Green: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Alan Horne: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) – it’s some form of biceps injury, could be a strain, could be a tear, could be something else
Dan Giese: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Edwar Ramirez: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1 WP – 8 K in 4 IP
Jon Albaladejo: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 18 of 20 pitches were strikes (90%) … now that’s what I like to see

Update: Chad Jennings sent this nugget along:

Horne MRI tomorrow morning. Not making the trip to Durham. Has no idea what’s wrong but he’s relieved it’s not his shoulder or elbow. He said he expects to miss his next start, but he doesn’t know for sure.

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to Harrisburg)
Ramiro Pena: 3 for 4 – multi-hit games in 3 of 6 contests this year
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB – 4 straight games with a walk … he’s reached base 10 times in the last 4 games after reaching base twice in his first four games
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 19, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K – Colin Curtis drove a run in with a sac fly and K’ed twice … Reegie Corona scored a run, walked and K’ed once … Cody Ehlers & Marcos Vechionacci each K’ed twice … Ehlers committed a throwing error
Dan McCutchen: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4-9 GB/FB – took a no-no into the 6th
David Robertson: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Mike Gardner: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB

High-A Tampa (6-5 loss to Dunedin)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
James Cooper, Mitch Hilligoss, Kevin Smith, Jose Gil, Luis Nunez: all 1 for 4 – Cooper scored a run … Smith doubled, drove a run in and K’ed twice
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – straight mashin’ this year
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Josue Calzado: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 5-5 GB/FB – OCD’ing on fives
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – no one said TJ rehab was pretty
Edgar Soto: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 Er, 1 BB, 3 K

Low-A Charleston (7-4 win over Savannah)
Abe Almonte & Bradley Suttle: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Suttle scored a run, K’ed twice, and committed a throwing error
Justin Snyder: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – on base 16 times in 6 games
Jesus Montero: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B – what, no homer?
Brandon Laird: 1 for 5, 1 R, K
David Williams: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB – nothing quite like a first inning grand slam
Austin Romine: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – started at DH
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Noel Castillo: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3-7 GB/FB
Jesse Hoover: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Jason Stephens: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Game 10: First-to-thirding us all damn night
For one night, everything goes according to plan
  • Tripp

    How long before Robertson is promoted to AAA? Mid-season?

  • Mike R.

    Justin Snyder is a machine. I really really like this kid.

  • Manimal

    WOW, 4 XBH for Shelly. Amazing.

  • dan

    Do you know if Horne came out after a specific pitch/play or did he go in one inning and not come back out of the dugout?

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

      He came out during the first at-bat of the third. Chad Jennings says it’s biceps tendonitis, which takes anywhere from a week (rest and ice) to several months (surgery) to heal, depending on the severity.

      • Rich

        The latest on Jennings’s blog.

  • Rich

    Melancon may be in a dead arm period.

  • CB

    Dan McCutcheon does not need to be in AA.

    He has very little to prove there after the way he wrapped up the second half of last year.

    First two starts have been terrific.

    How long do they keep a AAA rotation spot for Steve White – a guy who is never going to be in their rotation and has no trade value.

    Montero had another extra base hit today (double). His slugging percentage is close to .600 if no over it after tonight’s game.

  • Chip

    I’d say Dan McCutcheon could get called up to AAA now that Horne went down. Hope that’s not the case though

  • Ricochet

    I’m sorry to get off topic but it drives me nuts to hear or read some of this stuff because reporters, announcer etc. get it wrong all the time. What I’m talking about is the comment of stain or tear comment because a strain is a tear. Muscles can be strained, ligaments can’t, ligaments get sprained and a sprain is tearing of a ligament.

    I don’t mean to make this a lecture I just want to spread the knowledge because there is so much wrong/bad info out there and it gets repeated and more and more people get it wrong.

    For example I was watching a game the other day and someone went down with an knee injury and it looked like it was a torn ACL and the announcer says I hope it’s just a sprain and anybody that knows what they are talking about knows a tear is a sprain.

    I know some of you have broken a bone and it wasn’t displaced but that there is break in the bone at means your wrist, arm, leg or whatever was broken and people get that and it’s the same with muscles and ligaments just because the tear didn’t tear away from the bone doesn’t mean it’s not a tear.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It was good to send our offense down to help out the minors. We’ve had way too many runs in the big club anyway.

  • Will

    The mystery of Chris Britton is hysterical. He throws 50 IP in the AL East in 2005 to an ERA+ of 136. In 2007, he dominates the minors and has a nice 11 game stretch with the Yankees. Then, he has a very good spring and seems to be maintaining the pace in Scranton. What more does this man need to do to stick in the majors?

    • Tripp

      Lose more weight. Girardi hates fat people, he has a serious problem.

      • Tripp

        Girardi reminds me of Ben Stiller’s character from the old movie Heavy Weights.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        You gonna eat that dead fat guy?

        • Tripp

          I’m sure the Yankees heard this line in camp a few times:

          “Attention campers. Lunch has been cancelled due to lack of hustle. Deal with it.”

    • steve (different one)

      all he has to do is wait for Farnsworth’s contract to expire or for Joba to go to the rotation.

      i like Britton, but whose spot should he have? Bruney looks awesome. Traber has been great.

      last year, it was completely different. the Yankees were desperate for help, and for whatever reason, when he was up, Torre wouldn’t use him.

      this year, there are simply more arms than spots. what a great problem to have.

  • MikeT

    Britton needs to get himself a guaranteed contract like Farnsworth and Hawkins. That’s his problem at this point. He’s in Scranton (Like Albaladejo and Patterson) because he can be in Scranton without another team getting their hands on them. Personally, I think Hawkins 3 million would have been better used on tough signs and Latin America.

    • steve (different one)

      Personally, I think Hawkins 3 million would have been better used on tough signs and Latin America.

      this is easy to say now that we know Bruney, Patterson, and Traber look good.

      at the time he was signed, this couldn’t have been less of a sure thing.

      you can never have too many decent arms, and that $3M isn’t going to stop the Yankees from doing anything they want to do.

  • kunaldo

    david robertson has been my sleeper pick to make a move to the big club this year….i think he can do it by midseason

  • MikeT

    Agreed on Robertson, although I’m not sure he’ll get there before September, if only because there seems to be a group of middle relievers ahead of him, so finding a roster spot will be tough. I’d love to see him in Scranton by Memorial Day when they come to Pawtucket though.

  • YES

    David Robertson gets overlooked a little. We always hear about Melancon,Sanchez,Cox. At least Robertson isn’t recovering from something and he’s closer to the majors then those other guys and is doing quite well.

  • Tripp

    Has Cox had a set back?

    I don’t think he’s thrown at all since the season started.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s not 100% ready to go yet, so he’s working in Extended Spring. He’ll join Tampa shortly.

      • Tripp

        Crap, I knew that..for some reason I thought he was in AAA.


  • Dave M

    Cox will start tomorrow in Tampa. I assume he’ll pitch one inning. Get him in. Get him out.

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