Boring night in the minors

Game 79: Damon returns to leadoff spot
Scheduling gurus rain out 3-1 Yankee lead

In case you missed it, the Futures Game rosters were announced.

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 win over Columbus)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K – on base 22 times in his last 7 games
Cody Ransom: 2 for 2, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing)
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 2 RBI
Shelley: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1BB
Jason Lane, Matt Carson & Chris Stewart: all 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP – Carson & Stewart K’ed … yes all 3 were hit by pitched
Eric Duncan: 0 for 4, 2 K
Steven Jackson: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Steven White: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – you don’t see a line like that often … it happened like this: runner reached & went to second on Ransoms error, stole third, then was driven in with a sac fly
JB Cox & Scott Strickland: both 1 IP, zeroes

Double-A Trenton (6-1 loss to Erie)
Ramiro Pena, Austin Jackson & Edwar Gonzalez: all 1 for 4 – Pena committed a throwing & fielding error … Ajax swiped a bag … Edwar doubled, scored a run & K’ed
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4, 1 K
Chris Malec: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Jose Tabata, Joe Muich & Reegie Corona: all 0 for 3 – Muich K’ed & allowed 2 passed balls
George Kontos: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 3-4 GB/FB – 62 K in his last 57.1 IP
Bo Hall: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-5 GB/FB
Oneli Perez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off day.

Low-A Charleston
Game 1
(6-2 win over Columbus) this was the completion of the June 21st game that was suspended by rain in the middle of the bottom of the second inning … the River Dogs turned 5 double plays as a team
Abe Almonte & Justin Snyder: both 1 for 5 – Almonte tripled, scored a run, committed a fielding error & threw a runner out at second from CF … Snyder drove in a run
Bradley Suttle & Carmen Angelini: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Suttle doubled, walked twice & committed a fielding error… Angelini walked once
Jesus Montero: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Brandon Laird:  for 4, 1 R, 1 K
David Williams & Taylor Holiday: both 2 for 4, 1 R – Williams K’ed & was picked off first … Taylor Holiday hit a granny
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB – started the game before the rains came
Ryan Zink: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 6-2 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding)
Jesse Hoover: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Chase Vacek: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – seems like he pitches every day
Game 2 (2-1 loss to Columbus in 7 innings)
Abe Almonte, Justin Snyder, Taylor Holiday & Austin Krum: all 0 for 3 – Almonte & Snyder K’ed … Krum committed a fielding error & threw a runner out at second from RF
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 3, 2 2B – 5 doubles & 3 homers in his last 9 games
Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Brandon Laird & Carmen Angelini: all 1 for 3 – Montero doubled & scored a run … Laird drove in a run & K’ed … Angelini K’ed
Lance Pendleton: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4-8 GB/FB – quietly in the running for my Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award, this game not withstanding
Nick Chigges: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 loss to Hudson Valley)
Ray Kruml & Brian Baisley: both 3 for 5  – Kruml doubled, drove in a run & scored another … Baisley K’ed
Ryan Wilkes & Braedyn Pruitt: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) – Wilkes K’ed … Pruitt doubled
Melky Mesa: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K
Taylor Grote & Jahdiel Santamaria: both 0 for 4 – Grote K’ed once, Santamaria twice
David Adams: 0 for 2
Cory Arbiso: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5-3 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Tim Dennehy: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 18-3 GB/FB
Josue Selenes: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Rookie GCL Yanks had a game scheduled against the GCL Jays today, but for whatever reason the box score hasn;t been posted yet. Here’s the GCL scoreboard, maybe it’ll be updated later.

Game 79: Damon returns to leadoff spot
Scheduling gurus rain out 3-1 Yankee lead
  • Travis G.

    that aint boring. another good game for gardner, as well as robertson and cox.

    at least the ML bullpen is rested for tomorrow. even Moose could be used against the Mets. would they consider pitching him on Sunday and pushing Rasner to Monday? he only threw 46 pitches, and isn’t Sunday his normal ‘throw day’?

  • whozat

    They tend to not like to do stuff like that.

  • Billy Smith

    Props to Robertson for three straight outings without a walk. That’s the only thing left for him to work on before he gets his shot in the show. Sounds like CJ thinks it will be him or Strickland, who’s been lights out in his last 10 games, who get the call.

  • Chris

    What’s the story on Scott Stickland? I didn’t know anything about him, and found out he has a 3.34 ERA in 240 major league innings, with more than a K/IP. Why is he in the minors at all – he seems like he should be able to make a major league roster? Certainly he’s not the next Mo, but there are far worse relievers in the majors now…

  • Billy Smith

    He was semi-retired for a part of last year to be with the fam. He closed for some bad Expos teams in 2000 and 2001. I liked the signing for SWB just because it provided a veteran presence in the pen. He started as a long reliever but has been used a closer lately and his numbers are tough. Everyone is enamored with Robertson without seeing him pitch but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Strickland get the nod especially with PAtterson on the DL.

    • Yankee1010

      I have and I’ve seen Robertson pitch many times. His stuff is filthy. The kid deserves a call-up. He has done nothing but absolutely dominate every level he’s pitched at.

  • Rich

    Virtually every night, after I read what Gardner has done in each succeeding game, I get increasingly pissed off that he probably won’t get called up any time soon.


  • Joltin’ Joe

    Strick could be a great find as a late inning reliever for us. He’s done it in MLB before.

  • Billy Smith

    The fickle fans will fly off the handle for sure if we go to Strick but it would be well deserved. I say let Robertson continue working on his control. STrickland could be up this weekend with Fat Sid on the mound. Nothing like trying to catch grease in a bottle.

  • A.D.

    Was that Oneli Perez’s Yankee system debut?

    Also, I know that I’m picking a night where Malec got a hit, but can they move him up to AAA, all he has done is produce at each level

  • A.D.

    J.B. Cox lowered his ERA in AAA, from .68….wow

  • Billy Smith

    Cox has been money but it sounds like Newman wants to be uber cautious and STrick or Robertson could get the call first. The offseason signings of Giese and Strick (???) flew under the radar but may be huge.

  • Mashmore

    Perez had made two or three appearances for Trenton before this one…

  • jm

    David Robertson will be a monster someday.. cant wait til he gets to the bigs