Game 40: Hunting for .500. Again.
Yanks fall to first-place Rays in extras

Sorry folks, had a long and tough one at the ol’ 9-to-5 today, and I’ve got a massive headache that the Yankees only exacerbated. I don’t have it in me to pour over minor league box scores and punch numbers into my laptap for half-an-hour tonight. Here’s the links to the box scores, feel free to sift through them yourselves. Biggest story of the night was Kevin Whelan returning to action with Tampa. The usual updates return tomorrow.

Triple-A Scranton (Marquez pitched like crap again, Andy Phillips batted cleanup for the other team, JB Cox made his Scranton debut)
Double-A Trenton (might be time for everyone to chill out on the whole “call-up Dan McCutchen” kick)
High-A Tampa (the opposing pitcher was Jonah Nickerson, who threw 388 pitches in an 8-day span to help Oregon State win it’s first ever College World Series in 2006)
Low-A Charleston (Montero’s at it again)

Game 40: Hunting for .500. Again.
Yanks fall to first-place Rays in extras
  • Ben K.

    I’m sure hearing the cowbell in Tampa for 11 innings didn’t help your headache either.

  • Count Zero

    OK you’re excused…just this once. ;-)

  • A.D.

    Can’t wait to see Cox eat up righties in the bigs

    And Tabata keeps working to pull himself back with 2 hits tonight

    • Jamal G.

      Yup, two hits, a walk and a stolen base. Nice.

      • Miles Roche

        While you’re at it, you might as well add that 1 of the hits was a 2B.

  • Miles Roche

    Hey, Mike, Thought You’re A College Dude.
    You Actually Work?

  • Travis G.

    attended the Trenton game. McCutchen had no control and was lucky to give up just 3 er. Tabata looked great. two opposite field line drives, one for a 2b. then a full count walk. on the steal, he woulda been out with a decent throw (it bounced). he looks good enough to do it every game.

  • A.D.

    Well no one should have written off Tabata at any point and looks like Tabata essentially lit a fire under his own ass after his little fiasco, maybe he’ll play into a sept call up yet

  • Miles Roche

    There is no way Tabata sees the Majors before ’09…
    No friggin’ way.

    • A.D.

      I was thinking token reward call-up if he has a good season, like they did with Hughes & Hensen….which there was no chance of the way it began

  • A.D.

    Has anyone heard what the cost in prostpects might befor Kendry Morales?

    Yankees have a decent amount of pitching prospects both starting & relieving, so it might be worth a run at him if its possible, especially if some of the guys can come back from injuries and pitch well (Sanchez & Horne). Just don;t know if the yanks have prospects to get it done

    • Jamal G.

      With Juan Miranda and Eric Duncan at Scranton, I don’t see the wisdom in giving up anything of value for Kendry Morales, let alone another 1B.

      • A.D.

        I’m not sold on the trendy thinking of Eric Duncan’s break out year, Miranda isn’t projected to hit for much avg. and hasn’t hit for that much power, Morales his .340 in AAA last year, depending on the prospects could be a cheap solution for a young 1B

  • NC Saint

    Because there are more important things I should be doing, and as a service to those who don’t feel like sifting through the scores themselves, here are a few stats for a few of the prospects you might care about:

    Marquez: 7IP 10H 5ER 2BB 1K
    Cox: 1IP zeroes
    Gardner: 0-3, 2BB R, RBI, SB
    Christian: 1-3

    McCutchen: 4IP, 6H, 3ER, 5BB, 3K
    Jackson: 0-4, 2K
    Tabata: 2-3, BB, 2B, SB
    Piliterre: 1-3, 2B

    Pope: 6IP, 4H, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
    Whelan: 2IP, 1H, 1BB, 2K
    Sublett: 0-3, 1BB, 3K

    Angelini: 0-5, K
    Snyder: 2-5, K
    Montero: 2-5, 2B

  • Hughes Your Daddy

    I was in Trenton tonight and McCutchen didn’t look as bad as his numbers suggest. For starters, he wasn’t pitching on normal rest and it’s known that extra rest can throw some pitchers off. It started as a nice night in Trenton, but turned chilly and breezy. One of the runs he gave up, I felt should have been grabbed up by Corona at short, but he just slowed it down. Slowing it down turned into the worst thing as it ended up in no man’s land. Curtis couldn’t come in to get it from lf either. I don’t think they needed to pull him when they did, though that makes me believe that he didn’t feel right out there tonight. The Thunder bats weren’t helping matters. With exception to Tabata, the team looked flat and disheartened right from the get go.