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Game 31: Another lefty (or: Wild Thing, you make my heart sing)
The evolution of Chien-Ming Wang

Saber-Scouting has a report on Ivan Nova in this notebook, make sure you check it out. Juan Miranda is the latest casualty, hitting the DL thanks to a shoulder issue. They be droppin’ like flies…

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(6-1 win over Durham in 7 innings)
Wilson Betemit: 1 for 3, 1 2B – Chad Jennings says the double banged off the top of the wall
Bernie Castro: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB – picked off third … I’m sorry, but you just can’t get picked off third base, inexcusable
Brett Gardner: 0 for 3, 1 K
Jason Lane & Cody Ransom: both 2 for 3, 1 BB – Lane doubled … Ransom scored a run
Nick Green: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Chris Stewart: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP
Steven “don’t call me” White: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 6-4 GB/FB – great job picking up his team when they have a short staff
Billy Traber: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1 HB – faced three lefties (Dan Johnson, Reid Brignac and one-time great Yankee prospect John Rodriguez) and K’ed the first two before plunking the third

Game 2 (4-3 win over Durham in 7 innings, walk-off style)
Wilson Betemit: 0 for 4, 3 K – there’s the Betemit we all know and love
Bernie Castro & Brett Gardner: both 1 for 3 – Castro drove in the winning run with a walk-off sac bunt … Gardner K’ed
Jason Lane & Eric Duncan: both 0 for 2, 1 BB – Duncan scored a run & K’ed
Cody Ransom: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Nick Green & Justin Christian: both 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI – Green doubled … Christian walked & stole a base in his return from a serious throat infection
JD Closser: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Heath Phillips: 3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-4 GB/FB – did all he could in filling in for Rasner
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 Er, 0 BB, 2 K
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 Er, 0 BB, 1 K – gets charged with a blown save even though it was an unearned run thanks to Closser’s bad throw

Double-A Trenton (1-0 win over Portland)
Ramiro Pena, Kevin Russo, Colin Curtis, Jose Tabata & Chris Malec: all 0 for 3 – Pena K’ed twice … Curtis & Malec each K’ed once … The Redemption of Jose Tabata began as he drove in the game’s only run with a ground out (he was also caught stealing)
Matt Carson, Joe Muich & Reegie Corona: all 1 for 3 – Carson scored the only run & threw the tying run out at the plate from CF in the 9th inning … as a reward he was called up to Scranton after the game, he must be excited, this was the third straight year he opened with Trenton … Muich & Corona each K’ed once
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K – 16 of his 24 hits have gone for extra bases (66.7%)
Phil Coke: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 2-6 GB/FB - 25-2 K/BB in his last 19 IP
Mike Gardner: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB – thrown multiple innings in 3 of his 4 saves

High-A Tampa (8-0 win over Sarasota)
Eduardo Nunez: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
James Cooper & Kyle Anson: both 1 for 4 – Cooper drove in a run & K’ed … Anson doubled & walked
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 5, 1 SB
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K, 1 SB - 36-17 K/BB in 25 games
Josue Calzado: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K – batting avg down to .114
Kevin Smith: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Ryan Pope: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 7-10 GB/FB – having a good year, but it’s not a “holy crap” year
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (10-6 loss to Augusta)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 SB
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 1 K, 2 CS, 1 E (fielding) – picked off first
Justin Snyder: 0 for 4, 1 K
Jesus Montero: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – first time this year he’s gone hitless in 2 consecutive games
Brandon Laird & David Williams: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Laird K’ed once, Williams twice … Williams threw a runner out at third from RF
Brian Baisley: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Taylor Holiday: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB, 1 E (throwing)
Noel Castillo: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HB, 2-6 GB/FB
Gabe Medina: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – picked a runner off first
Ryan Zink: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 HB

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Game 31: Another lefty (or: Wild Thing, you make my heart sing)
The evolution of Chien-Ming Wang
  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    good for Carson. he’s been mashing this year.

    – Ajax: off day?
    – Coke and Arias: legitimate prospects?
    – has Robertson actually been promoted to AAA? where does he stand on the depth chart?

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

      - Yes
      – Coke has a chance to be a decent LOOGY because he’s got a real good curve, Arias isn’t a prospect
      – Yes, the indispensable Chad Jennings has the scoop. Here’s where I think he belongs on the depth chart (I’ll fix the formatting tomorrow, but I have him behind Scott Patterson & Steven Jackson as far as guys to be called up who haven’t already been up this year).

  • Matt G.

    What’s the word on Ryan Pope? Anybody laid eyes on this guy? He’s obviously putting up some zeros, but I wonder if it’s due to luck or some improvement in his stuff (esp. his lazy curve, average slider and changeup).

  • RollingWave

    it would depend on how Robertson pitch in AAA, but statsitcally last year he was on par with Edwar and Patterson in the “WTF!?!?!?” catagory of complete ownage. i would imagine him running up the ladder pretty quickly if he does well, espically with Scott Patterson suffering from some dead arm effects it seems.

  • Tripp

    Look I was at the Charleston game tonight and Noel Castillo was terrible. And there was some pretty bad defense to go along with the game. Angelini let one go through his legs.

  • mustang

    While reading Peter Abraham’s column in the Journal News I saw a line about Kei Igawa possibly coming up. Upon further investigation I realize that Mr. Igawa missed his turn in the Scranton rotation yesterday.
    Does anyone know if the 42 million dollar kid is coming to Bronx?