Curtis & Suttle heating up

Game 78: Another day, another lefty
But what about the 8th inning?!?!

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Columbus)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – you know what I think…
Cody Ransom: 2 for 3, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Matt Carson: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 3B
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 21, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K – Shelley drove in the run with a sac fly … Jason Lane drew all 3 walks … Chris Stewart committed a throwing error & allowed a passed ball
Dan McCutchen: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K – 65 of 106 pitches were strikes (61.3%)
Billy Traber: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-1 GB/FB
Tyler Clippard: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 2-8 GB/FB – sorry, old habits die hard

Double-A Trenton (7-0 win over Erie)
Ramiro Pena: 1 for 4, 1 R
Colin Curtis: 4 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – 6 for 8 with 5 RBI in his 2 games hitting second
Austin Jackson & Chris Malec: 0 for 4 – Ajax drove in a run with a sec fly … Malec K’ed
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 5, 2 R
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI – breaks out of a 2 for 22 slump
Reegie Corona: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Eric Hacker: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 7-8 GB/FB
Zack Kroenke: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – quietly having himself a real good year

High-A Tampa‘s game was postponed due to wet grounds. Daytona isn’t scheduled to come back to town this season, so I guess each team will be losing an off-day to make this one up. At least Tampa won’t have to travel.

Low-A Charleston (6-1 loss to Columbus)
Abe Almonte & Justin Snyder: both 0 for 4, 1 K – Snyder committed a fielding error
Bradley Suttle: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – 8 for his last 28 with 2 doubles & 3 homers
Jesus Montero & the Austins (Romine & Krum): both 0 for 3 – Montero walked … Romine & Krume each K’ed once
Brandon Laird, Carmen Angelini & David Williams: all 1 for 3 – Laird & Angelini K’ed
Jairo Heredia: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 5-4 GB/FB – came after striking a dude out, so he must have reached his pitch count
Gabe Medina: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – 42 K in 35 IP

Short Season Staten Island (7-6 loss to Aberdeen, walk-off style) Tim Spooneybarger pitched for Aberdeen in this game, he retired in 2005 after tearing his UCL and needing a second Tommy John surgery
Ray Kruml & Brian Baisley: both 2 for 5 – Kruml doubled, scored a run & K’ed twice … Baisley drove in a run & K’ed
David Adams: 0 for 3, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) – picked off first
Mike Lyon: 0 for 5, 3 K – avg drops from .353 to .273
Taylor Grote: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Erik Lovett & Melky Mesa: both 2 for 4, 1 2B – Lovett K’ed … Mesa scored & drove in a run, and also committed a fielding error
Addison Maruszack: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI
David Phelps: 3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (pickoff)
Drew Shetrone: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0-4 GB/FB – meet the latest indy ball refugee
Jason Kiley: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Jacinto Gonell: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-2 win over GCL Phillies)
Jose Pirela & Tom Baldridge: both 2 for 4, 1 R – Pirela swiped a bag & K’ed … Baldridge doubled in a run
Zoilo Almonte: 0 for 4, 1 K
Chad Gross, Jimmy Paredes & Corban Joseph: all 1 for 4 – Gross K’ed twice … Paredes scored a run, drove 1 in, K’ed & committed a fielding error… CoJoe doubled in a run
Chris Smith: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
Francisco Arcia & Neall French: both 0 for 3 – Arcia K’ed & committed a fielding error
Ryan Pope: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-1 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … good to see the “upper body injury” wasn’t too serious
Manny Banuelos: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HB, 5-1 GB/FB – dude, he was born in 1991
Manny Barreda: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Dan Kapala: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB

Congrats to the Fresno State Bulldogs, who took down Georgia 6-1 in the deciding Game 3 of the College World Series Finals. Fresno won 3 elimination games in a 4 day span, and became the lowest ranked team (89th in the RPI) to win an NCAA Championship in any sport. Steve Detwiler went 4 for 4 with 2 homers, a double and a 6 RBI in the finale, setting CWS records for RBIs and extra-base hits despite having a torn ligament in his hand that will require surgery as soon as he gets home. Justin Wilson did his part on the mound, firing 8 innings of 1 run, 9 strikeout ball on three days rest. I wrote him up as part of my draft coverage, so I feel vindicated (he was the Pirates’ 5th round pick).

Fresno coach Mike Batesole was just on BBTN, and they asked him which analyst is his favorite. His response: “I’ll go with my players and say Erin [Andrews].” Awesome. If there’s one I learned from this year’s CWS, it’s that I can’t fucking stand O.A.R.

Game 78: Another day, another lefty
But what about the 8th inning?!?!
  • Miles Roche

    No, Mike. What are you thinking?

    • Mike A.


      • Mike A.

        Ohhhhhhhh about Gardner? I think he should be up and taking playing time away from Melky.

        • Miles Roche

          Oh, i was expecting something like “My gut feeling tells me that Gardner is at the begining of a cooling-off period.”. . .

        • A.D.

          Depending on Damon & Matsui’s health Gardner might get called up for LF.

  • A.D.

    Hacker putting up some impressive numbers, finally healthy

  • Haggs

    Melky Cabrera: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB.

    • Rich

      He heard Cano’s footsteps as he was/is about to overtake him in AVG.

    • TurnTwo

      good, regain some of that trade value back.

  • Miles Roche

    Ha Ha, CoJo.
    Das ma boy!

    Also, what does Banuelos’ arsenal consist of?

    • Mike A.

      No freaking idea. Need to do some research and find out.

      • Eric

        He’s supposed to have a great curveball, and he gets his fastball as high as 92 (so I’ve heard).

  • A.D.

    Nice if Suttle started showing that “top pure hitter in the draft” talent

  • Rich

    So Whelan and Betances are on the DL?

    • Mike A.

      Yep. So is Patterson. Betances will be back soon. Patterson is just really sick says Chad Jennings.

      • Eric

        Betances is back. Pitched in the GCL yesterday.

  • Brian (not Dennehy)

    Carson a dinger shy of the cyclical

  • Brian (not Dennehy)

    the year hacker’s having…couldn’t have predicted

  • Manimal

    Vendette needs to pitch more than often, if hes the closer of SI why didn’t he pitch in a close game? He has 2 arms(to throw with)

  • Mike R.

    I had read for a while that Banuelos was the real deal. He was very impressive in ES. He’s looks like one of the lower level guys you want to keep an eye on.

  • dan

    The name of one of my first fantasy baseball teams was “Timothy Spooneyba…” because it was too long to fit in the space. He was absolutely SICK in MVP 2004.

  • dan

    Oh My God. Manny Banuelos is officially the first Yankee prospect to play in the US that is older than me. I have so many emotions right now, I don’t know what to say.

    :) :( ;( :\ :*(

    • Manimal

      you mean younger right?

      • dan

        yea… im an idiot

    • Mike A.

      Good God how old are you people? Do you mean to tell me you never experienced Alf???

      • dan

        hahah my HS graduation is Sunday

      • dan

        No, I haven’t experienced that. But the guy with the glasses looks like John Clayton of ESPN

        • Mike A.

          Well, all you need to know is that Alf really liked to eat pussy. Yeah, he was always trying to eat the family cat.

          • dan

            You are quite the funny one, Michael.

            • Mike A.

              I’m just trying to act cool around all you youngin’s.

      • Steven S

        Alf. Remember Alf? He’s back…in pog form.

        • stefan

          Milhouse, you traded my soul for POGS???

    • dan

      I mean younger than me

      • Ben K.

        Dan, Dan, Dan. 1990. Jeez. That makes me feel old.

  • Manimal

    Shit, Me and Banuelos both have the first name of manny and we were both born in 1991

  • inyk

    Haha, Banuelos is older than me!
    … by less than a month


  • Zack

    God, I have a feeling I’m older than all of you. Sadly, I realized during the Santana sweepstakes that I am already in the middle of my prime. The dreams of a late baseball career keep growing more and more distant…

    • MD

      as someone who was born before Mantle was a rookie, I’d say you still have a few good years left……

  • Dan

    Jairo Heredia: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 5-4 GB/FB – came after striking a dude out

    Maybe its the immaturity in me, but I couldn’t help but laugh after reading that haha

    • Jamal G.

      I took notice, but my immense maturity (HA!) at 19 prevented me from laughing!

      ’90 babies for the loss, 1989 all the way!

      • JeterMack Clutch

        i don’t follow.. jairo came out after facing one batter in the sixth?

  • Bruno

    “Tyler Clippard: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 2-8 GB/FB – sorry, old habits die hard”


    • Chip

      He’s a former Mike A prospect HOFer

      • Joseph P.

        Really, an anti-HOFer.

  • Northrop

    Any info on why Cerrvelli is on Tampa’s 7 day DL?

  • TurnTwo

    What’s the deal with this Matt Carson fella? seems like he’s played well since his promotion to Scranton.

    i can read his bio on the milb website, but does he really have a chance to contribute or produce? i realize he’s not a blue chipper, but what kind of ceiling does he have?

  • Billy Smith

    CJ is a pretty good judge of talent and seems to think Carson can play in the majors for somebody. I have only seen him in person a few times. The thing that jumped out at me is that he has a cannon.

  • doty25

    i thought clippard is no the nationals?

    • Mike A.

      He is, but he pitched against Scranton last night.

  • doty25


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