May
20

The Mark Melancon we’ve all been waiting for

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I tell you what, the stats in the TJ Watch are looking mighty fine these days.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Pawtucket)
Bernie Castro, Justin Christian, JD Closser & Matt Carson: all 0 for 4, 1 K – Christian scored a run … that’s alotta guys with last names that start with a “C”
Brett Gardner: 1 for 2, 2 BB
Jason Lane: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 K – 7 RBI in his last 3 games
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Jeff Karstens: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-8 GB/FB – 43 of 65 pitches were strikes (66.2%)
Bo Hall: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – send down to Trenton after the game to make room for Dan McCutchen
JB Cox: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 4-1 GB/FB – sportin’ a 2.38 GB/FB ratio, glad to see the two-seamer came back without a hitch after TJ
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, zeroes - hasn’t allowed a baserunner in his last 5 appearances (5.2 IP)

Double-A Trenton (3-0 win over Reading)
Ramiro Pena & Edwar Gonzalez: both 1 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Pena scored a run & K’ed thrice
Austin Jackson & Cody Ehlers: both 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Tabata: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – doubled off the Phillies’ best prospect
Kevin Russo: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Al Aceves: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 6-7 GB/FB
Mark Melancon: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 5-0 GB/FB – straight nasty

High-A Tampa (1-0 win over Vero Beach)
Chris Kunda, Tim Battle & Luis Nunez: all 0 for 3 – Kunda drew a walk & K’ed twice … Battle K’ed only once, improvement for him
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 K
James Cooper: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 9 for his last 17 with 3 doubles & a homer
Jose Gil: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 2, 2 K – 56 K in 40 games
Kyle Anson: 1 for 3, 1 K
Ivan Nova: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 13-5 GB/FB – dominant

Low-A Charleston (7-1 win over Greeneville) start of the game was delayed by rain
Austin Krum: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS
Justin Snyder & Jesus Montero: both 1 for 5 – Montero K’ed
Braedyn Pruitt: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Brian Baisley: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K – breaks out of an 4 for 35 slump
David Williams: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – he’s got a nice little 6 game hit streak going
Walter Ibarra: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 K – breaks out of a 4 for 31 slump
Zach McAllister: 8 IP, 6 H 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 9-8 GB/FB – 30-3 K/BB ratio in his last 33 IP
Jesse Hoover: 1 IP, zeroes

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    Mike, first to hit the Bronx between Cox, Horne, McCutchen and Robertson?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Ask again on Thursday after Horne’s 50-pitch outing in Extended Spring Training.

      I’d probably lean toward Cox right now though.

  • Mike R.

    Charleston, Tampa and Trenton SP combined tonight:

    23 IP, 13 H, 2 BB (!), 16 K, 1 ER (!!)

    That is insane!

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

    I’ll say Robertson. McCutchen was just promoted, and Cox is still coming back from TJ, so they’ll take it easy with him. Horne was hurt, so I doubt he’d beat any of the other guys up.

    • whozat

      “I doubt he’d beat any of the other guys up.”

      I’m trying really hard to come up with a fisticuffs-joke, but I got nothin’.

  • Kelvin

    Mike, Snyder and Montero are 1 for ?

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

      5, my bad.

      • Kelvin

        thanks!

  • stuart

    they have to many bullpen arms.. they need to move some…at some point it is to much.. they need other things and they can use some releif arms to help get other pieces…..

    another bad night in the Bronx.. not much going right for the yanks, they are pathetic wit hmen in base. Cano is maddening; his lack of discipline at the plate is terrible..

    Melky is hitting 250…

    they have not scored a run without a HR in minimum 3 games….

    what is worse theHouston nono a few yrs ago., or how they look right now????

    • http://www.overheardinnewyork.com NC Saint

      I’d say it’s too much when we have a major league bullpen with a whole lot of arms we can have confidence in, and a few extras in Scranton in case someone gets injured. We ain’t there yet.

  • Brandon

    I heard Jason Donald SS prospect of the Phillies he was very impressed w/ Trenton’s pitching staff and gave his old teammate Melancon the tip of the hat, “he got me tonight” prior to the game he dared Melancon to give him something to hit Mark did he BB and grounded out in his last AB. Melancon described by the Reading Phillies announcer as Trenton’s shutdown pitcher, went through 3 innings and was unhittable.

  • stuart

    we need more position player prospects….

    the better prospects are years away, is that thinking inaccurate???

  • dan

    And Zach McAllister’s utter dominance is lost in the shuffle. 7:1 K/BB ratio on the season (1.11 BB/9) with only 3 home runs thanks to the sick GB rate….absolutely filthy.

    • Brandon

      since when has anyone forgot about Zach, it’s Garcia who’s been put on the back burner

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

        Garcia wasn’t on the back-burner; he had a rehab setback. He’s back pitching now though and had a pretty good first start a few days ago.

        • Brandon

          that’s not what I meant…

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