Scranton needs arms

On pulling the countdown lever and things that never change
Here We Go Again: the Joba fist pump edition

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 win over Charlotte in 11 innings, walk-off style) thankfully a reliever (probably Britton) will be shipped to Scranton tomorrow to make room for Igawa, because tomorrow’s pitching staff would have been Heath Phillips (4 innings as the starter, tops), Steven Jackson and Scott Patterson
Justin Christian: 0 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP – walk-off walk
Alberto Gonzalez & Cody Ransom: both 1 for 5 – Ransom tripled, scored a run & K’ed
Eric Duncan, Matt Carson & JD Closser: all 1 for 4, 1 BB – Duncan scored a run & K’ed … Carson scored a run & swiped a bag … Closser drove in a run & K’ed
Greg Porter: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 E (throwing)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 0, 1 R – pinch-run for Porter in the 11th, stole 3rd and set up the play that led to the win
Jeff Marquez: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 E (throwing), 7-7 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … 60 of 83 pitches were strikes (72.3%)
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – safe to say he won’t be available tomorrow
Billy Traber: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER – gave up a double to a lefty, and coaxed a fly out from a righty … his second straight day of work, so he won’t be available for much work tomorrow
Scott Strickland: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – both walks were intentional … not going to be available for tomorrow’s game

Double-A Trenton (7-2 win over Erie)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – one of these days he’ll park one over the fence, you watch
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 3 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out at third from LF … 8 RBI in 7 games since the promotion
Jose Tabata: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Carlos Mendoza: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
Jason Jones: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 6-6 GB/FB – raises his ERA to 2.36
Anthony Claggett: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-7 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

High-A Tampa (4-2 win over Brevard County)
Damon Sublett: 2 for 3, 1 R, 2 HB, 1 E (fielding)
Mitch Hilligoss & Josue Calzado: both 1 for 4, 1 BB – Hilligoss K’ed once … Calzado scored 2 runs, stole 2 bags & K’ed
Jose Gil & Kevin Smith: both 0 for – Gil drove in a run & drew a walk
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 2 BB
James Cooper: 3 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Tim Battle: 1 for 3, 1 3B, 1 BB
Al Aceves: 5.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 9-1 GB/FB – someone asked me in the comments what Aceves’ deal is (sorry I forgot who asked exactly), and there is no deal, he’s a 25 year old A-ball roster filler … he had a decent year in the Mexican League last year, but he’s not some hidden gem or anything like that, he is what he is … the only thing the Yanks saw in him when they signed him was innings
Mark Melancon: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston is having a late night. Rain pushed the start of game back over an hour, then they went into extras. As of this writing, they’re playing in the 10th. Here’s the box score, I’m not going to wait around to provide an update, but you should know that Abe Almonte left the game in the first after trying to bunt for a base hit.

On pulling the countdown lever and things that never change
Here We Go Again: the Joba fist pump edition
  • A.D.

    Another hit for Tabata!

  • A.D.

    Also what happened to Garcia’s start which Nadri Contreras talked about in Chad Jennings blog, wasn’t it suppost to be today?

    • Joseph P.

      Extended spring training, so we don’t see the results.

  • dan

    Snyder’s 0 for 7 in the Charleston game….yeesh

  • Miles Roche

    Ballgame over. Riverdogs win. Theeeeeeeeee Riverdogs….. wiiiin!!!
    (On 2 bases-loaded walks in the top of the 12th)

  • Miles Roche

    Thanks for the Aceves situation clarification, Mike.

  • Miles Roche

    Montero with 3 swinging Ks in his last 3 at-bats…
    [eyebrow raiser]

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Not quite over yet.

  • Miles Roche

    Ha Ha, not so fast.
    Turns out, Asheville came right back in the bottom half of the 12th with a 2-run homer to knot the game at 6.
    (I hastily glanced before, and thought the game went final…)

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    JESUS! That was some shot.

  • Miles Roche

    Anybody know to which organization Asheville is affiliated? (Quite a few sluggers on their team…)

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Colorado Rockies

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        By the way, the previous post meant that Jesus hit a homer on the first pitch of the 13th.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Miles, there’s your cue…..

  • Brandon

    Charleston wins 7-6 !


  • Jamal G.

    Eric Duncan (according to Chad Jennings) got screwed tonight. Twice an obvious ball was called a strike in two separate ABs when Duncan had a 3-ball count in those two ABs. He must’ve been pissed. One AB is bad, but two!?

    • Brandon

      he’s been screwed alot lately, I hate those type of calls the organization sometimes doesn’t pay attention to that type of thing and it puts him under the depth chart.

  • Miles Roche

    Okay, John (Sterling). 1 more try. Take it away…

  • Eric

    Impressive that Montero still had the energy to hit a homer after catching all 13 innings of that game.

  • Tom R.

    I don’t know if I’m a big fan of all these two inning outings for David Robertson. I know he’s a “only” a minor league set up guy at this point, but he seems to be a reliever with some pedigree. Seems like he’s been doing a lot of 2-inning outings especially since he got to Scranton.

    • swo

      The Yankees always do that with their legitimate relief prospects. The “2 innings every 3rd day” method is tried and true, and ideally most middle relievers go through it.

    • dan

      Yea that’s standard practice. Check Cox’s stats from 2 years ago– 42 games, 78 innings. Melancon’s been doing that this season a lot of the time, along with Robertson as you mentioned.

  • nick

    Regarding A-Jax lack of homers:

    I thought I had read somewhere that Trenton is where home runs die. Something about the park, or the winds blowing in, but it kills the HR production. Is this true, and a possible explanation for A-Jax lack of homers?

  • JohnC

    Any word on Brad Suttle’s latest injury. I know the Charleston manager said it looked petty bad. Any update on how long he will be out?