Struggles continue for Marquez

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Missing Joba

Triple-A Scranton (10-2 loss to Charlotte)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Juan Miranda, Jason Lane & Nick Green: all 1 for 4 – Miranda drove a run in … Green committed a fielding error
Shelley: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – 3 for his last 17 after his torrid start
Greg Porter: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Jeff Marquez: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 6-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … 28 baserunners and 16 ER allowed in 14.2 IP
Chris Britton: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB – needed 48 pitches to record 4 outs
Scott Strickland: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – let it get away in the 8th

Double-A Trenton (7-4 win over New Britain)
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – 10 for his last 24 (.417)
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP – 3 multi-hit games in his last 4 contests
Colin Curtis: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Matt Carson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS – 5 for his last 17 after going 0 for his previous 28
Cody Ehlers: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Pj Pillitere: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – .276-.365-.386 with a 9-7 K/BB ratio this year
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Jason Jones: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – now there’s the Wordekemper we’re all used too

High-A Tampa (7-1 win over Dunedin)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – on base 11 times in his last 3 games
Mitch Hilligoss: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS – only 1 extra base hit so far
Edwar Gonzalez: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI – 5 doubles, 4 homers and 16 RBI in 13 games
James Cooper & Jose Gil: both 0 for 3 – Cooper walked once … Gil drove a run in and K’ed
Kevin Smith: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
Tim Battle & Chris Kunda: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K – Smith doubled
Al Aceves: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4-6 GB/FB
JB Cox: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Edgar Soto: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4-3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-4 loss to Savannah) only their second loss of the year
Abe Almonte: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B – had been 3 for his last 25
Austin Krum: 2 for 5, 1 R – quietly batting .333
Justin Snyder: 2 for 5, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – that’s 7 errors in only 13 games
Jesus Montero: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – 17 hits and 12 RBI in his last 10 games … he did allow two successful stolen bases though
Brandon Laird & Wady Rufino: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Laird doubled & drove a run in
Austin Romine: 2 for 4, 1 K
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 CS – someone finally gunned him down on the basepaths
Adam Olbrychowski: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 4-6 GB/FB
Jason Stephens: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Jesse Hoover: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

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Missing Joba
  • Miles Roche

    Laird and Krum are the quietest producers i’ve ever seen…

    • RollignWave

      it happens when your whole team is hitting like mad mans….

      if this was pre 2005, they’d be our top prospects

  • Miles Roche

    I believe Krum is batting .333 and Laird is hovering around there.

  • Miles Roche

    I believe Austin is batting .333 and Laird is hovering around there.

    • Miles Roche

      Oops. When i tried posting my 2nd comment, a word press error came up saying they detected it as being a duplicate to what i have posted earlier, so i changed the wording and posted again (the 3d one) while my 2nd one had indeed been posted. My bad…

  • JRVJ

    There may be something in the rules that forbids this, but wouldn’t it make sense for the Yankees to send Albaladejo down to Scranton (since he pitched 3 innings today and surely won’t be available tomorrow and maybe Saturday) and call up Scott Patterson (or whomever)?

    Again, there may be a rule that says a minor league call up has to be with the big league team for x number of days, but if not, it sure seems like a good idea to me…. (it’s not like options are the big a deal for Albaladejo or Patterson).

    • Travis G.

      yeah, i’d definitely like to see Patterson get a shot. i dont know how Alby gets a nod over him (ok, maybe i do: he has more (some) ML experience), but Patterson’s 28 – and he wont get that experience unless he gets a shot, and Alby is clearly the weakest link in the pen (even more than Farnsy). the problem is that Alby only has a spot bc Joba’s out so i dont foresee Patterson coming up for a while (injuries notwithstanding).

      • Aaron

        Right now … you’re right, he is worth less than Farnsworth. However, if Farnsworth keeps pitching the way he has been then he’ll be out of here sooner rather than later.

    • Mike A.

      Theoretically, yes they can do that. Once a guy is sent down, he has to stay down for at least 10 days unless there’s an injury. But continually swapping guys with AAA doesn’t change the fact that they’re overworked. They’ll keep accumulating innings because the rest of the staff is tired.

      • JRVJ

        True, but iit’s better to (say) have 10 relievers accumulating innings due to the starters not going the distance than having 7 relievers accumulating innings….

        And the reason why I mentioned this is that reasonably, Albaladejo (a) will not be able to pitch tomorrow or (probably) on Saturday; (b) he surely was going to be sent down once Joba is back (assuming everyone else is healthy).

        So you’d be keeping Albaladejo around for Saturday’s game (maybe) and for Sunday’s and so forth….

        It seems more reasonable to me to bring another arm up so you have that arm available for this weekend’s series….

  • Mike R.

    Charleston is sporting four players.900 OPS or higher. The Riverdogs are far and away the talent showcase for the system this year.

  • chris

    not too much luck with those junk 86 mph straight as an arrow batting practice fastballs today. he is the best argument that anyone can make as to why they need to go forward with the joba to the rotation move come july

    the guy is just brutal – i cant even watch games when he pitches. even in his last start when the stats looked decent – almost everyone hit the ball right on the screws against him.

    cannot wait until next season when we will be spared having to watch him every 5th day

  • chris

    how could a guy without the aid of a major injury have lost so much in just 2 years. has to be one of the most rapid falls of any pitcher i have seen in a long time

    • Travis G.

      no roid assistance?

  • Travis G.
  • NC Saint

    Wow, Saberscouting wasn’t pulling its punches on Pope. A tad sobering, but it’s hard to worry about the scouts ‘snickering’ as long as he’s putting up good numbers. He’s still a personal favorite, and I’m hoping he can prove them all wrong.

  • RollignWave

    I think that’s more perception than reality.

    he had some decent movements going on the FBs in the couple of other games . today? not so much.

    I dunno, though giveing his spot right now to Kei Igawa hardly makes me feel better….

  • Kelvin

    Hey guys! been reading RAB since it began, but it is my first time to post. anyway, do you guys think JB Cox could contribute to the big-league team this year? if yes, how much would he help? thank you!

    • Mike A.

      JB Cox could help, but isn’t likely too. There’s no point in rushing him to the bigs on his way back from TJ. I’m as big a JB Cox fan as anyone, but I’d be shocked if he was in the bigs before September call-ups.

      • Kelvin

        Thank you Mike! Follow up question, do you see him starting next season in the majors? yes, i know, kind of too early to ask that, but, I am such a big Cox fan.

        And oh yeah, great job Mike. Have been a fan of your work since your IGWT days.

        • Mike A.

          No idea, way too early to say. It depends really on how he does once he moves to Triple-A, and how if he performs if he gets a Sept. call-up. I’m anxious to see him pitch too, but I can’t give a better answer than that.

        • inman

          would you like to rephrase that when you say youre a big cox fan ?

          • Kelvin

            ahh..i am a big fan of JB Cox. haha..

  • Geno

    Tabata and Montero have got to be our 2 most exciting young players. So young, so good. I love a thriving farm system. Makes following the team twice as fun.