Danimal debuts for Scranton

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Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Indianapolis)
Wilson Betemit: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – played second, so it looks like the Former Attorney General will be send down when he comes off he DL
Matt Carson & Brett Gardner: both 0 for 3 – Carson was hit by a pitch, picked off first & threw a runner out at second from LF… Gardner walked & K’ed
Jason Lane, Eric Duncan, Cody Ransom: all 1 for 4, 1 2B – Lane K’ed & played first … Duncan scored a run & K’ed … Ransom drove a run in
Nick Green & JD Closser: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Greg Porter: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Dan McCutchen: 6.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 6-8 GB/FB – 63 of 97 pitches were strikes (64.9%) … he said he’s better than that
David Robertson: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – first runs allowed since April 28th

Double-A Trenton (11-2 win over Altoona)
Ramiro Pena: 1 for 6, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – en fuego
Colin Curtis: 2 for 6, 1 R, 2 RBI
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – .338-.363-.500 with Trenton
Jose Tabata: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Chris Malec & Kevin Russo: 3 for 5, 1 R – Malec drove in two, Russo three
George Kontos: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 10-9 GB/FB
Mark Melancon: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 10-1 K/BB & 2.00 GB/FB in 7 IP with Trenton

High-A Tampa (4-2 loss to Daytona)
Damon Sublett: 0 for 5, 2 K, 2 E (throwing, fielding)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 5, 1 R – 8 hits in his last 5 games
James Cooper: 0 for 1, 3 BB, 1 K – .344-.431-.453 … who knew?
Kyle Anson: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) – first error of the year for the guy who’s been catching for less than 2 years
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 4, 2 K
Andres Perez: 2 for 4
Kevin Smith, Luis Nunez & Tim Battle: all 1 for 4 – Smith K’ed … Battle tripled, scored a run & K’ed twice (of course)
Ryan Pope: 3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-2 GB/FB – had a rough 3rd inning, so I’m sure he was yanked because of the “if a guy 30 pitches in an inning he’s out of the game” rule they Yanks employ
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Low-A Charleston (4-1 loss to Augusta)
Austin Krum, Justin Snyder & Brandon Laird (aka the 1-2-3 hitters): all 0 for 4 – Krum K’ed twice, Snyder once
Jesus Montero: 2 for 3 – was pinch hit for leading off the 8th … I wonder what that’s about

Austin Romine & Carmen Angelini: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Romine scored a run … Angelini committed a fielding error
Brian Baisley: 2 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Taylor Holiday: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jason Stephens: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 11-3 GB/FB – sporting a 1.95 ERA, 2.31 GB/FB & .232 BAA
Jesse Hoover: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    The thing with Danimal that you have to be happy about is that he allowed just 1 ER through his first six frames, it was not until the 7th inning where he ran into some trouble. So I would attribute that to fatigue and better hitters at Triple-A taking advantage of his lesser stuff at that point in the game.

    Interesting thing about Jose Tabata, the last two games he’s actually recorded a hit in has been three-hit games.

    • Mike C

      This is true. I was at this game and it was obvious he was struggling and Im not sure why the manager didnt take him out until after he gave up the runs

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike @ NYYU

    I’d rather have Gonzo with the big club. Keep Betty at AAA.

  • Pedro

    Betemit’s bat is way more valuable than Gonzalez good D.

  • Miles Roche

    Can you please enlighten me as to why you (fondly?) call McCutchen – Danimal?

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

      I read somewhere this past offseason that his teammates called him that, and a bunch of commenters (you included I believe) have been referring to him as that recently. I just wanted a post title with a little more excitement than “McCutchen debuts…”

      • mustang

        His teammates give him the name because of the way he acts on the mound.
        I read a great article about him from a link here I tried to print it later, but for reason it was taken down.

  • Rich

    AG > Ensberg

  • Chip

    AG is better than Ensberg but I’d imagine AG gets sent down and both Betemit and Lane get called up with Ensberg DFA’d. They have to give Lane a chance at least, he’s doing pretty good down there (power wise anyway and Ensberg only has one XBH)

    • pete

      how did ensberg hit 36 hrs?

      • whozat

        Short left field porch in Houston helped, probably.

        I wasn’t looking for those kinds of numbers. Just the solid OPS he showed against lefties even the last two years would have been a plus. But, either the sporadic duty made him unable to do that, or he just sucks now. He did have that shoulder injury that preceded his dropoff. I’d hoped he was over it, but maybe not.

        I think it was a worthy experiment, but now it’s time to cut bait.

        I do wonder what’s wrong with Jeter. PeteAbe noted that his throws lack their usual zip. That, coupled with his slump, makes me wonder if he’s being stubborn and playing injured.

  • Rich

    I think it’s Jeter’s wrist since the HBP.

    • whozat

      It’s not on his throwing hand.

      • Rich

        Oh, I”m attributing that injury to his ineffective offense.

  • Lanny

    McCutch will be fine.

  • mustang

    I’m not worry about Danimal. He has not pitched 6 innings in a while and he had brakes in his pitching routine. Taking that into account I think he did well for his first AAA game.
    He will do better.

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