Sanchez still MIA

Game 65: Is anyone out there?
Chien-Ming Wang's new groove

In Baseball America’s latest Organization Report (subscription req’d), Humberto Sanchez said he was targeting June 10th for return to game action. Didn’t happen…

Triple-A Scranton (8-5 loss to Richmond)
Bernie Castro: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 CS – picked off second
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding) –
Jason Lane: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) – with Ben Broussard released (who was raking, by the way), he’s back to cleanup duty
Matt Carson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 0 or 3, 1 BB, 1 K – turned an unassisted double play at first
Jeff Marquez: 5 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 8-6 GB/FB – no strikeouts & a weak GB/FB ratio? ouch babe
Steven White: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – 53 baserunners allowed in his last 22.2 IP, good for a 2.34 WHIP
Scott Strickland: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – 15 of 19 pitches were strikes (78.9%)

Time Warner is having some issues in my area tonight, so I can’t get any more done than this. Here’s the box scores for AA, A+ and A-. A rather unspectacular day if you ask me. I was really looking forward to Sanchez’s Yankee debut…

Game 65: Is anyone out there?
Chien-Ming Wang's new groove
  • A.D.

    Too bad on Sanchez, but Tabata’s avg creeeeping up!

  • Eric

    I heard Sanchez might start in the GCL, whose season starts June 19 (or thereabout).

  • Jamal G.
  • Jamal G.

    Head over to Pending Pintsripes, they have the roster for the Staten Island Yankees posted. Moderation for the loss. ;P

    • Jamal G.

      OK, never mind.

  • Brandon

    why Humberto didn’t pitch today ? Mike A. they said in a GCL XST start.. IDK what happened.

  • dan

    Kontos and Nova both got shellacked… Montero and Romine 4 for 9, 3 RBI

  • dan

    Jamal– A lot of that’s gonna change once guys start signing

  • Brandon

    Humberto Sanchez, the right-handed prospect acquired in the Gary Sheffield trade who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, yesterday threw batting practice for the first time since his operation. Sanchez could be ready to join a minor-league affiliate before the end of the month; he will be groomed this year as a reliever. …


    There you go Mike A. see he did pitch yesterday.

    • TurnTwo

      i would imagine while he’s being groomed as a reliever, there just isnt enough time for him to be back this year for more than a Sept call-up.

      but talk about a possible bullpen next year with Mo, Melancon, Cox, Sanchez, Ohlendorf, and another arm or two? impressive on paper, thats for sure.

      • pete

        “and another arm or two”
        veras and ramirez
        out of all of those hihg-ceiling guys, there’s a good chance that at least two or three of them turn out to be very effective.

        • Geno

          Not to mention Robertson, and Claggett.

  • Tripp

    Is Marquez in danger of being sent down? Won’t there be a surplus of starters once Karstens is back?

    Two starts in a row without a strikeout…..

    • A.D.

      Marquez has to be in danger of being sent down this year, throw on top that IPK & Hughes will be healthy and pitching in the minors, likely AAA, later this year along with Horne, McCutchen (who hasn’t pitched great but a lot better than Marquez), Igawa, Karstnens….something will have to give, and chances are it’s Marquez

      • sol

        Marquez is an innings eater. Every time he pitches no run support. This is a good hitting international league. There will not be a whole lot of dominate pitchers facing these lineups. Marquez has been compared to Wang. He does not strike out alot of people. Look at the last game 18 to 3 gb/fb average. His walks are low. He’s 23 and learning. Information has it, he was a middle infielder converted to pitcher prior to being drafted in 04. His stuff is there just. Starts will get him there.

  • Evan V

    How do you “turn” an unassisted double play. that word turn can get into a whole semantics discussion