Apr
23

‘It’s pronounced Hey-Zeus. Yeah, Zeus. As in father of Apollo, Mt. Olympus, don’t fuck with me or I’ll shove a lightning bolt up your ass Zeus. You got a problem with that?’

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Update: Austin Romine and Jairo Heredia are joining Bradley Suttle on the DL. Romine has a “lower body injury,” Jairo an “upper body injury.” How wonderfully descriptive. Why do the Yanks have to be so damn secretive about injuries? Sheesh.

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 win over Buffalo, walk-off style)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – the last guy you’d expect is the one that deliver the walk-off homer
Bernie Castro: 0 for 2, 2 R, 2 BB
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – pushes the hit streak to 9
Shelley: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K
Jason Lane & Eric Duncan: both 0 for 4 – Lane was picked off first … E-Dunc K’ed once, made a fielding error & made a great diving stop according to Chad Jennings
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HB, 6-2 GB/FB – 64 of 104 pitches were strikes (61.5%)
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Sean Henn: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Edwar: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – classic Edwar … 3 baserunners & 13 K in 9 IP with Scranton

Double-A Trenton (8-5 win over Binghamton)
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 5, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – extends the hit streak to 12 games
Colin Curtis: 4 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI – 6 of his last 14 hits have gone for extra bases
Matt Carson: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K - 13 hits & 11 RBI in his last 10 games
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 2 HBP – dude, you gonna take that?
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Reegie Corona: 2 for 4
Chase Wright: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8-5 GB/FB
Mike Gardner: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB
David Robertson: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 4 K – that’s how you slam the door

High-A Tampa (8-1 loss to Fort Myers)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 5, 1 R
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Gil: 1 for 4, 1 K – remember him?
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 18, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP – Kevin Smith drove in a run & walked twice … Braedyn “I’m hitting .048″ Pruitt committed a fielding error
Ivan Nova: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 5-5 GB/FB – Tampa is 0-4 in his starts
Wilkins Arias: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 5-1 GB/FB
JB Cox: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – working on back-to-back days for the first time since TJ

Low-A Charleston (4-0 win over Savannah)
Abe Almonte & Justin Snyder: both 0 for 4 – Abe K’ed once … Snyder K’ed twice
Wady Rufino & Walt Ibarra: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Rufino walked once & committed a fielding error … Ibarra doubled
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – another day, another game-winning RBI
Brandon Laird & Carmen Angelini: both 1 for 4 – Angelini drove 2 runs in & K’ed three times
Zach McAllister: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 9-5 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – 16 baserunners & 19 K in 24 IP
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Jason Stephens: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB

Categories : Down on the Farm

26 Comments»

  1. A.D. says:

    Promote Robertson! See if he’s for real

    • Mike R. says:

      It’s not that simple. Look at that Scranton Bullpen. It is very solid. Add to that the fact that Cox and Sanchez should be coming up sometime in the near future. We have a scary amount of talent there.

      • A.D. says:

        I get that, and the TJ boys are all going to be very intriguing, but they are TJ boys, so they’ll take some lumps, and maybe be ready by the end of the season (and with enough of them Sanchez may go back to starting), Robertson could be real deal, healthy, now. At current pace Traber is going to pitch himself right out of a job, obviously the yankees like having a lefty, but a lefty who doesn’t get the job done is worthless, so then the slide upwards can occur.

    • RollignWave says:

      I’m souring on Traber / Hawkins pretty quickly…. let’s see what Edwar / Alby / Patterson / Britton can do plz… hell even Henn

  2. E-ROC says:

    the sky is falling: Giambi got a hit and a stolen base. Mussina went 7 innings. Bullpen makes the game interesting. Gardner with the walk off homer.

  3. Mike R. says:

    Tampa is the red-headed stepchild of the Yankees system this year. :(

    McAllister is seriously dealing! Dare I say he has been the ace of that loaded Charleston staff.

  4. RollignWave says:

    Jesus!

    Hey nice to see Tabata rasing his OPS at least.

  5. Pete says:

    9 K’s for Igawa? Now *that’s* Chicken Little material…

  6. Chip says:

    OK so this Charleston gang has by far and away the greatest offense in their league allong with McAllister, Betences and Jairo? That’s just sick. I hear that “lefty converted left fielder” has been throwing great as well

    • Eric Schultz says:

      I assume you’re talking about Wilkins De La Rosa. I would say that a 1.54 ERA and 20 k’s in 11 2/3 innings is pretty darn good. The control could use some work, as he’s walked 8 in those innings, but still, the stuff is there.

  7. stuart says:

    the thome hit was a joke, giambi cannot move.. 29 out of 30 1B make that play.

    man I cannot wait to Giambi is gone next yr. he runs like he has a piano on his back…

    Can Cano play any worse? Man he is pathetic so far..

  8. matt K says:

    It would be nice if they could at least say if heredia’s injury is an arm injury or not. or does upper body leave out the arm? Idk either way i would sleep easier knowing if its an arm or not.

  9. matt K says:

    get rid of latroy. Iam satisfied with just gettin that compensation pick out of him.

  10. Tom R. says:

    I’m not counting out Traber yet. I went through and looked at basically every lefty reliever in baseball – last season’s stats vs. lefties and career stats vs. lefties. I found Cashman did the same thing, because Traber has some past success.

    Last year against lefties, Traber had 0.78 WHIP; .176 BAA; 5-1 K/BB; for his career 1.25 WHIP; .225 BAA; 2-1 K/BB. That puts him up there with some of the better guys.

    If Traber doesn’t work out, however, there are some guys I’d look at on teams that really don’t need to worry about a lefty and would probably like a decent minor league. George Sherrill and Jamie Walker on the Orioles are two very good ones, along with Damaso Marte on the Pirates and Reynel Pinto and Taylor Tankersley on the Marlins.

    Brian Fuentes on the Rockies, Rafael Perez on the Indians and Brian Shouse on the Brewers are good ones for teams that will likely be contenders. There are some more decent ones, but I think Traber deserves more time. It’s only April and the Yanks are actually playing pretty well.

    • Jamal G. says:

      No chance we get George Sherill, Brain Fuentes, Rafael Perez or Damaso Marte for a decent minor leaguer. I would also add Taylor Tankersley to that list and a stretch for Renyel Pinto. George Sherril has been a hero for the orioles serving as their closer, Fuentes is a set-up guy for Colorado, Damaso Marte is coveted by almost every MLB team and Rafel perez is the left hand of a powerful 1-2 set-up punch with Jensen Lewis for the Indians.

      God Dammit, I hope this is not something serious for Jairo Heredia, I hope for him the most out of the three. Sorry Mr. Romine.

    • A.D. says:

      Yeah there is something to be said about Traber’s past lefty numbers, but now he’s only going to be facing the tough lefties, thus the sample size of lefties which Traber faces will be much different from when he was a starter/mop-up bullpen guy.

  11. Mike P says:

    What’s the policy on promoting a teenage catcher who’s flat out dominating his league?

    • whozat says:

      “What’s the policy on promoting a teenage catcher who’s flat out dominating his league?”

      Teach him to catch before promoting him. His glove is WAAAAAY behind his bat right now.

      • Mike P says:

        Thanks. They must think his bat won’t suffer from being in low A at his age. Is there any reason he couldn’t learn to catch in high A though? Is it that they worry he’ll have to concentrate more on his hitting to the detriment of his catching?

  12. Tripp says:

    So Brayden Pruitt’s demotion date is when?

    • swo says:

      I’m guessing the end of April is when we start seeing all the transactions take place. A month is certainly long enough to get hot.

  13. RustyJohn says:

    Have I oppressed your people, Zeus?

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