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Game 35: Wang after a loss
A tale of scoreboard trivia woe on an offense-less eve

It’s reached the point where I’m starting to think that Torre’s bringing Scott Proctor into 10-0 games just to fuck with us.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 win over Charlotte)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Chad Jennings said it was a classic fast guy double – bloop over the third basemen’s head that he ran into extra bases
Alberto Gonzalez & Eric Duncan: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Jason Lane & Justin Christian: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Lane K’ed twice … Christian was picked off first
Greg Porter & Chris Stewart: both 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – Porter hit a solo jack & K’ed … Stewart doubled & committed a throwing error
Steven “don’t call me” White: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 6-10 GB/FB
Billy Traber: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – the 4 outs came against lefties … the two hits came off of righties
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – 1.54 WHIP this year after a 0.78 WHIP last year

Double-A Trenton (6-0 win over Erie, game was called in the 6th due to rain)
Ramiro Pena & Chris Malec: both 0 for 3 – Pena drove in a run … Malec scored a run
Austin Jackson: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB
Colin Curtis: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out at second from LF
PJ Pilittere & Jose Tabata: both 1 for 3 – Tabata threw a runner out at second from RF, and is 9 for 18 during his little 5 game hitting streak
Carlos Mendoza: 1 for 1, 2 R, 2 BB
Reegie Corona: 2 for 3, 1 3B, 2 RBI – despite this game, he’s having a miserable year
Phil Coke: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1-4 GB/FB – 10 baserunners, 0 earned runs, 18 K in his last 12 IP

High-A Tampa (2-1 win over Brevard County)
Damon Sublett & Eduardo Nunez: both 0 for 4 – Sublett K’ed … Nunez committed a fielding error
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Andres Perez: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Seth Fortenberry & James Cooper: both 0 for 3 – Fortenberry walked … Cooper K’ed
Tim Battle: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Ryan Pope: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 8-3 GB/FB – 9 hits, 0 walks, 0 runs, 10 K in his last 13 IP
Grant Duff & Phil Bartleski: both 1 IP, zeroes, combined 5-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (9-3 loss to Asheville)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 5, 1 K
Carmen Angelini & Wady Rufino: 0 for 4 – Rufino K’ed twice
Justin Snyder: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – 5 multi-hit games in his last 8 contests
Jesus Montero: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Braedyn Pruitt: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB – duh-moted
Brian Baisley & Taylor Holiday: both 1 for 4, 1 2B – Baisley K’ed thrice … Holiday drove in two & K’ed twice
Noel Castillo: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 4-5 GB/FB
Jesse Hoover: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0-3 GB/FB – five straight appearances in which he allowed at least one run
Gabe Medina: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP

Game 35: Wang after a loss
A tale of scoreboard trivia woe on an offense-less eve
  • A.D.

    Back – to – back shutouts for Pope

  • joba

    The Papal Journey is back

  • A.D.

    Looks like White should be getting the call-up intead of Igawa

    With no one hitting at 1B maybe the yanks should give Eric Duncan a shot, worse case he strands a few runners on

    • dan

      For some reason I see White getting shelled in the majors. He’s consistently okay in the minors, rarely great.

      • A.D.

        Probably right, but I could say the same thing about Igawa, who has worse numbers in the minors this year

      • RollingWave

        From the super SSSSS (super small spring sample size) i saw of him, he can’t seem to throw a breaking ball to save his life. he gave me a right handed Sean Henn impression there. a guy that has some velocity on his FB but everything else is below average at best.

    • Ashish Skaria

      As much as I would like to see Duncan in the majors myself, it’s not going to happen until the lineup gets more balanced, i.e. when A-Rod and Posada come back. The lineup is too lefty-laden right now. But then again, Giambi could find himself getting injured if his slump continues.

      • A.D.

        This is true, if Giambi went ahead and checked out Ducan & Duncan could be a solid platoon.

        One thing I know is Ensberg right handed or not should go he’s not hitting and his fielding is okay at best, no range

        • NC Saint

          Miranda still seems like the much more attractive option for a platoon. His overall numbers this season might not be all we hoped and dreamed, but he’s still punishing righties with a .322/.467/.458 line. The only reason I could see for calling E Duncan up would be leaving Miranda in a spot where he can get at bats against lefties in the hopes that he’ll learn to hit them. From a win-now perspective, Miranda is clearly the more attractive platoon choice.

        • Seven Costanza

          ensberg no range?

          • Tripp

            I seriously think the last thing the Yanks should do with Duncan is call him up. The guy is just now getting some confidence back and the last thing he needs is a call up to the majors.

  • The Scout

    Igawa gets the call because….because….because Cashman doesn’t want to acknowledge all those $$$$$ down the drain.

    • A.D.

      Yeah, if they had admitted that mistake last year he’d be in SD, and we could talk about McCutchen or White starting this weekend

  • joe

    Is this the fat wreckords version of “down on the farm”?

    • Mike A.

      If they wanna sponsor DotF, they know where to reach me.

  • dan

    Angelini is beginning to frustrate me (and yes, I realize that Jeter was a piece of shit in the sally league)

    • Ashish Skaria

      Dude, he was hit in the head with an errant throw by Abe Almonte not too long ago. Just give him time. He’ll be fine.

  • blah

    Any word on what happened to Eric Hacker?

    • Mike A.

      Blister. Nothing too serious.

    • Mike R.

      Blister according to Nardi Contreras via Chad Jennings.

  • NC Saint

    Not that I would ever root for a Yankee prospect to be bad, but it’s hard to imagine a better name for a shitty reliever than ‘Hoover’ to bring in to mop up innings.

  • dan

    The spam filter is annoying me…. everyone go and look at Daniel Bard’s numbers in relief this year. I’m not happy. Eventually my original post (with link) will show up, and you can ignore this one.

  • Travis G.

    would the Charleston offense outscore the current Yankee offense? not sure.

    jeez did Damon look awful tonight (at the plate). and Melky looks like he’s been in CF for 10 years.

  • Tripp

    Was anyone promoted to Tampa?

    Looks like Pope fixed whatever mechanical error he had and is cruising at the moment.

  • Mitch

    thats a lot of punk references for 1 post :)

  • chris

    great point on Igawa – this is stubborness on Cashman’s part unless he is hoping and praying that Kei can hav a few good outings to entice some teams to give up something.

    He clealy cannot pitch in the AL East o fo that matter the AL, but he could be a decent th starter in the NL maybe even a 4 if he pitches in SD or LA. Not to mention that he is very affordable in today’s pitching market if he could keep his ERA below 5 which in the NL is a real possibility.

    I hope that is the thinking because this guy is one of th worst, of many, pitching blunders made by Cashman – right up there with Pavano who at least can attribute part of his failure to injuries even if a few were a bit suspicious. How nice woul it have been to save that money and have signed fukodome this year.

    if Igawa stays on the team, the only use i see besides a mop-up man is a lefty specialist if they can change aroung his delivery and develop/impove a good curve to fool lefties.

    If this team truly envisions igawa a future starter in the AL East than cash is truly brain dead. I can see th headlines now – ” Yankees pass on Sabathia believiing Igawa can fill the starting pitching void”

    • Brandon

      oh how the mind wonders… first off the team they will go against is Detroit , it’s clear this is a sacrificial lamb/sell high game for Igawa in hopes his trade value rises, the Yankees are not putting Cutch or any other prospect against this team it would lower thier value immensely especially w/ the type of hitters Det has.

      The two guys I do believe could have been the spot starter in Det Cutch or Horne unfortunately Horne is rehabing and Cutch has no AAA experience which should change after he is promoted this month. Other than that it’s a toss up the weekend series is going to be a wash reguardless. BTW the Yankees if they pass on CC it would never be because of Igawa.

  • chris

    Obviously they would never pass on CC because of Igawa – I was being fecious, but thank you for your vast insight into baseball pointing out that Igawa is not as good as CC.

    and I guess you right, the yankees are going to keep Igawa on the roster to be the yearly sacrificial lamb until his contract expires.

  • chris

    and hey – they used the excuse of havin 1 year or Petitte as the reason they dropped out of th Johan race despite the fact that eveyone knew they were full of shit especially Brandon who is exceptionally bight enlightening us all with his proclomation that the team would never prefer Igawa over Sabathia.

    • Brandon

      see at first I thought you were just joking, but now I know it’s you being a smart ass, I’m not doing this smart ass debate back & fourth, I made a response take it as you want it. Oh and since you like me enlightening you so much… deal # 1 was Hughes and Melky, deal # 2 via Buster Olney was Kennedy w/ Wang and a B prospect, some people say that guy was Tabata or Jackson (Cashman took 2 secs to click). Oh yeh take that comment however you want to.

  • barry

    I honestly want Brett Gardner to be our leadoff guy if not later this year, than next year.

  • swo

    Loving the punk rock references. You guys rule.