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Game 81: Halfway there
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Some quick injury news: Al Aceves was placed on the 7-day DL with a minor groin issue, and Kevin Whelan is out with an elbow issue. It sounds like Tommy John surgery is inevitable.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(2-1 loss to Buffalo in 10 innings, walk-off style) this was the completion of yesterday’s game that was suspended in the 9th because of fog
Brett Gardner, Jason Lane & Chris Stewart: all 0 for 4 – Gardner walked & K’ed … Lane drew a walk & K’ed twice … Stewart K’ed once
Cody Ransom: 0 for 5, 2 K
Juan Miranda & Eric Duncan: both 2 for 5, 1 2B
Shelley: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 SB – threw a runner out at first from RF as part of a double play
Matt Carson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 CS
Jeff Karstens: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-10 GB/FB – 65 of 93 pitches were strikes (69.9%)
Heath Phillips: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – allowed a walk-off single after Morgan Ensberg bunted the winning run into scoring position … I’m not joking

Game 2 (3-0 loss to Buffalo)
JD Closser: 1 for 3, 1 2B
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 26, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP – Brett Gardner drew 2 walks & promptly stole 2 bases
Jason Jones: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K – excellent showing in his AAA debut, especially considering he came back out after a 48 minute rain delay in the second
JB Cox: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – only 15 of 31 pitches were strikes (48.4%)
Billy Traber: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – gave up a homer to the lefty hitting Jason Cooper
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – 29 hits allowed & 40 K in 38.1 IP

Double-A Trenton (7-4 win over Portland)
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 10 for his last 27
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
PJ Pilittere & Cody Ehlers: both 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K – Ehlers drove in a run
Chris Malec: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – having himself yet another .800 OPS season
Jose Tabata: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – avg up to .246
Carlos Mendoza: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – all 3 RBI came with 2 outs
Chase Wright: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Anthony Claggett: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 4-4 GB/FB – he’s allowed 2 ER in his last 20 IP
Zack Kroenke: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Bo Hall: 1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

High-A Tampa (1-0 loss to Palm Beach)
Luis Nunez & James Cooper: both 1 for 4 – Cooper swiped a bag
Kevin Smith: 1 for 3
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 18, 2 BB, 1 K – Mitch Hilligoss drew both walks
IPK: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4-7 GB/FB – nice easy outing
Ivan Nova: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-4 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Savannah)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 4, 1 K – 1 for his last 18
Justin Snyder & David Williams: both 1 for 4
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K – 15 for his last 42 (.357) with 6 doubles, a triple & 3 homers
Jesus Montero: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HBP
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 K
Brandon Laird: 0 for 1, 1 K – left the game after grounding out in the 4th
Carmen Angelini & Austin Krum: 0 for 4, 3 K
Noel Castillo: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 10-4 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Short Season Staten Island (3-1 loss to Hudson Valley)
Ray Kruml, David Adams & Taylor Grote: all 0 for 4 – Kruml K’ed once, Adams & Grote each K’ed twice … Adams also committed a throwing error
Braedyn Pruitt & Brian Baisley: both 1 for 4 – Pruitt scored a run & Baisely doubled & K’ed
Dan Brewer: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Mike Lyon: 2 for 3, 1 RBI – 8 for 25 with a 5-6 K/BB ratio since turning pro
Luke Greinke: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 8-3 GB/FB – only 2 hits allowed in his last 7 IP
Jason Kiley: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Tim Dennehy: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-1 loss to GCL Braves)
Mike Jones, Zoilo Almonte & Chad Gross: all 1 for 4 – Jones & Almonte each doubled & K’ed twice …  Almonte scored their only run on a wild pitch … Gross K’ed three times
rest of lineup: combined 1 for 19, 1 BB, 6 K – Spencer Lucian singled & committed a fielding error … Chase Weems was hit by a pitch
Dicky Marquez: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4-6 GB/FB
Shawn Joy: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 6-1 GB/FB
Gaby Tatis: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Game 81: Halfway there
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  • greg

    If Matsui is out for a serious amount of time, the yanks need to consider signing Bonds for the minimum because there is no one in the farm who can step in and DH.

    • Joe

      I agree, but I think we’d realistically see Giambi and Damon splitting time at DH, with Betemit and Christian filling in for them in the field.

      • dan

        If it’s long-term, Gardner would come up and play almost every day. They’d do the same rotation they have now, but with Damon in Matsui’s spot and Garnder in Damon’s spot. Melky might get the occasional day off.

        • whozat

          Essentially swapping Matsui’s bat for Gardner’s?

          Wow…That’d be a huge, huge offensive hit for the team, and really not that much of an upgrade on D from Johnny to Brett.

          • dan

            Well obviously if you take Matsui out of the lineup you’re not going to replace him with another Matsui-type player.

            • A.D.

              There’s no one out there to replace Matsui, but you’d see BG get to play the outfield, and yanks would be a faster team.

              Signing Barry….I don’t know it’s been half a season, it might take awhile for him to round into form.

            • greg

              but you could replace him with a better offensive player in bonds who would just have to DH. .480 obp last season, and you can sign him at the league minimum

    • whozat

      Juan Miranda?

  • dan

    Every time I uncork the newest edition of DotF I find myself taking solace in the fact that Angelini is too young for the league. I really hope he can figure it out.

    • Rick in Boston

      I have no doubt that he will. Internally, you can point to the fact that Jeter struggled the same way, at the same age, in the same league.

      Also, there’s no way a program like Rice doesn’t go after a kid like Angelini unless there’s a good reason. Look at it this way: if he had gone to school, Angelini could be a first round talent in 2010.

  • daneptizl

    Pacquiao handled Diaz too easily….

    • Kelvin

      Yeah! Good day for me, Yanks win, Pac-man wins. Good good day.

  • Jamal G.

    Jered Weaver has pitches six no-hit innings and is losing 1-0 in the top of the seventh.

    • Jamal G.

      And Mike Scioscia pinch-hits for Weaver after Angel Berrora just screwed up an inning ending DP that would have allowed Weaver to take the mound for the bottom of the 7th.

      • Manimal

        Yeah I’m watching this crazy stuff. Combined no hitters just aren’t as impressive.
        Wikipedia article

        Pitched a no-hitter and lost

        Unlike a perfect game, in which no batters reach base, in regular no-hitters batters can reach base in other ways, such as a walk, an error, or a hit batsman. Thus it is possible to lose a no-hitter. On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt 45’s became the only pitcher to lose a complete game no-hitter in nine innings when he was beaten 1-0 by Cincinnati. The winning run was scored by Pete Rose in the top of the ninth inning via an error, groundout, and another error. In 1967, Steve Barber and Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles pitched a combined no-hitter, but lost 2-1 to the Detroit Tigers.

        Three pitchers – Silver King (1890), Andy Hawkins (1990), and Matt Young (1992) – have lost eight-inning unofficial no-hitters where the home team won the game. They are not credited with no-hitters because they did not go nine innings.

        • BigBlueAL

          I semi-remember the Hawkins game since I was only 9 yo but I remember watching it on TV. Afternoon game at I believe Detroit, and I remember Leyritz dropping a flyball in LF. Those 1990 Yankees were HORRIBLE.

  • BigBlueAL

    I remember in 1996 when in David Cone’s 1st start after coming off the DL (I think it was his 1st start after returning, couldve been 2nd start not sure) at Oakland on Labor Day he had a no-hitter after 7 and was removed due to pitch count since he was coming off the DL. Mariano lost the no-hitter in the 9th inning with either 0 or 1 outs dont remember exactly.

    • BigBlueAL

      Just looked it up, it was Cone’s 1st start since coming off the DL, and the no-hitter was broken up with 1 out in the 9th. Yankees won 5-0 (Cone went 7, Mo the final 2).

  • A.D.

    Too bad on Aceves with the minor set back, anyone know what’s up with Marquez, Chad Jennings seems to say hes fine, but he’s still on the DL.

  • Jamal G.

    Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers, you have won a game without the benefit of a base hit.

    • Manimal

      Seriously. Thats a tough loss for the angles.

  • the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness

    I realize he’s only made it to Charleston so far but Jon Ortiz has insane career numbers. I hope it’s not all due to the deceptive nature of his delivery. Does anyone have a scouting report on him?