Scranton does it’s best Charleston impersonation

Game 14: It's not the end of the world
Wednesday's first pitch to be thrown out in space

Triple-A Scranton (9-1 win over Durham)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – played LF … his foot isn’t bothering him anymore, so me thinks the Yanks are trying to increase his versatility a bit
Bernie Castro: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – 9 walks, 4 K this year
Shelley: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – hitting .500-.560-1.136-1.696 in 5 games since being sent down
Jason Lane & Cody Ransom: both 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – Ransom doubled & drove a run in
Chris Stewart: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Justin Christian: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – played CF … he’s already versatile, he’s played all over the outfield plus the middle infield spots in his pro career
Dan Giese: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 6-6 GB/FB – started for Steven White, who was pushed back to tomorrow … this was Giese’s first professional start, and it looks like he’ll hold down Alan Horne’s rotation spot for the time being
Scott Strickland: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Edwar: 1 IP, zeroes – what, no K’s?

Scranton’s game was over by the third inning; they batted around in the second before a single out was recorded. Here’s how the inning played out: single, single, double (1 run scores), single (1 run scores), wild pitch (1 run scores), single, walk, single (1 run scores), single (1 run scores), single (1 run scores), walk (1 run scores), pop out, strikeout, wild pitch (1 run scores), strikeout. Phew.

Double-A Trenton (4-1 loss to Altoona)
Ramiro Pena & Cody Ehlers: both 0 for 4
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – 10 hits in his last 8 games
Colin Curtis: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Carson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – 3 for his last 32
PJ Pilittere & Reegie Corona: both 0 for 3
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
George Kontos: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 6-6 GB/FB – 5-8 K/BB ratio this year
Steven Jackson: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-2 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

High-A Tampa had a scheduled day off. Eric Hacker threw 7 scoreless innings in the bullpen anyway.

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Rome)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Justin Snyder: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Brandon Laird: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – playing 3B and batting third because Bradley Suttle is on the DL with a minor hip problem
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – driven in the winning run in 3 of the last 4 games
Wady Rufino: 1 for 4
Carmen Angelini & Taylor Holiday: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Angelini stole 2 bases … Holiday drove a run in & K’ed
Jairo Heredia: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 7-7 GB/FB
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP

Game 14: It's not the end of the world
Wednesday's first pitch to be thrown out in space
  • Jamal G.

    That one K on Montero was total BS. Even Rome’s catcher was so surprised that he didn’t bother trying to throw out Brandon Laird at 2B who was running on the 3-2 count thinking that it was Ball 4.

    I know you have every reason not to be excited or even interested in Wilkins De La Rosa, but Mike I’m telling you this kid has got swing-and-miss potential. I believe all his K’s were on FBs but there were a couple whiffs on his breaking pitches.

    • dan

      Are you watching on or are these televised somewhere and I’ve been missing out the whole time?

      • Jamal G.

        MiLB audio is free.

        • dan

          sweet… i had no idea, thanks

  • Manimal

    Montero looks like the real deal. Other than that shelley is owning everthing in his path(again)

  • E-ROC

    Who will be better over the long haul: Justin Christian or Brett Gardner? Just curious.

    I wonder if Shelley Duncan is still pissed about the demotion.

    • Mike A.

      I’m president of the Justin Christian fan club, and they’re very similar players, but Gardner is much better at making contact and drawing walks, plus he’s younger, so he’s gotta get the edge.

  • Peequay

    Angelini is a quick mother, isn’t he?

    2 SB, two days in a row..

    • TurnTwo

      exactly what i was thinking.

      • Bo

        Stolen bases doesnt always equal blazing speed

  • stuart

    wanted to thank you for the daily updates. I love them… it sounds like over the next few yrs. we will be seeing many new faces in the Bronx.

    When is Humberto going to start pitching, any idea?

    If Cox or Malancon have nice runs any chance they wind up in the Bronx in Sept.?

    • Jamal G.

      JB Cox is going to be sent to AAA Scranton once the weather heats up in June. Mark Melancon will be treated like the prospect he is, a college closer with 6.2 professional innings under his belt coming into the 2008 season recovering from Tommy John. A lot of people feel he can blitz through the farm system because he is in fact a college closer and they tend to move the quickest through a farm system but coming of TJS people should temper those expectations. It may be just about routine nowadays but TJS is still major elbow surgery.

      I’d say Cox is in the the Yankees’ pen this year, probably August. Best case scenario I’d say he’s there before the July 31 trade deadline which would give Cashman every incentive to deal Farnsworth and get whatever he can for him.

      Humberto Sanchez is on the 60-day DL but is not expected to throw off a mound until May. He is currently throwing bullpen sessions though. Mike can give you more details on him because I really haven’t heard much.

  • Brandon

    Mike now do you believe me on Wilkins De La Rosa ?… don’t sleep on him, I’ve been telling you about him before.

    • Mike A.

      I’m just tempering my expectations a bit. If I had a nickel for every no-hit, all-arm outfielder that converted to pitcher and starting blowing people away in the lower levels since I started following the minors, I’d have like, $5. He’s been impressive so far, no doubt about it. But he’s still thrown only 32.2 IP in his career.

  • Chip

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wilkins up in Tampa when either Cox or Melancon go up. There’s obviously nothing holding him in Charleston

  • Bo

    I think they’d be hesitant to trade Farnsworth because they most likely would get a nice compensation pick back for him. And Cashman likes those.