Tabata goes deep, SI looks like crap

Game 72: The achin' Yankees
Kyle, Edwar make it exciting

Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off day. Sidney Ponson showed up for the postgame spread anyway.

Double-A Trenton (9-8 loss to Harrisburg)
Ramiro Pena & Edwar Gonzalez: both 1 for 5, 1 R – Pena hit a solo jack … Edwar doubled & K’ed
Austin Jackson: 2 or 5, 1 R, 2 K – the HR streak ends at 4 games … rockin’ a .902 OPS this month
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – hopefully he builds off this game
Chris Malec: 2 for 3, 1 HBP – picked off 2nd in the 9th inning of a 1-run game, ouch babe … 11 for his last 26
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 2 RBI
Jason Jones: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 7-3 GB/FB
Anthony Claggett: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – first runs allowed since May 22nd
Steven Jackson: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Bo Hall: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

High-A Tampa (9-4 loss to Clearwater) laid a nice little beatin’ on the 19th overall pick in the ’07 Draft
Chris Kunda, CJ Henry, Tim Battle & Danny Cox: all 0 for 4 – Kunda scored a run, walked & K’ed … Henry K’ed thrice … Battle K’ed twice (of course)
Roy Gomez: 1 for 4, 1 2B – just up from the Dominican Summer League to fill in for the injured Damon Sublett
Andres Perez: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jose Gil: 4 for 4, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – reached base in 10 straight games
Mike Dunn: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 6-5 GB/FB – not the greatest follow-up to his 2007 breakout
Wilkins Arias: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB – 50 K in 38 IP
Stephen Artz: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-4 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break.

Short Season Staten Island (9-3 loss to Brooklyn)
Ray Kruml: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
Addison Maruszack & Erik Lovett: both 0 for 4 – Maruszack scored a run … Lovett K’ed & missed a catch for an error
Prilys Cuello: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – nice season debut
Dan Brewer: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Taylor Grote: 1 for 3, 1 RBI – fearless prediction: he’ll be batting third by the end of the season, not that it really matters or anything
David Adams & Jeff Nutt: both 0 for 3 – Adams was hit by a pitch … Nutt committed an error via catcher’s interference
Brian Chavez: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Luke Greinke: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Jake Shafer: 0 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 HB – control, where art thou?
Brad Rulon: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score
Tim Dennehy: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 8-0 GB/FB – Wang-esque
Jacinto Gonell: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Drew Shetrone: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Draftees in the College World Series
Stanford beat Miami 8-3, and the top ranked ‘Canes are going home. Jeremy Bleich did not pitch, and will start Friday’s game against Georgia, which you can see on ESPN2 at 2pm EST. Stanford has to win Friday and then again on Saturday to advance to the Finals, but all Georgia has to do is win one of those games and they’re in.

The Rookie GCL Yanks kick off their season tomorrow against the GCL Indians. Unfortunately I won’t be around for it, I’ll be out of town most of tomorrow and all of Friday to attend a graduation. Ben said he’ll link to the box scores the next two nights (there, now he’s locked into it), but there won’t be any lengthy updates as usual. I’ll be back Saturday.

Game 72: The achin' Yankees
Kyle, Edwar make it exciting
  • CB

    Didn’t know Savery was having such a poor year. You’d think he’d be ahead of the competition at high A given his college experience. Phillies – not so good at drafting pitchers. Probably smart that they stuck with toolsy guys in the draft this year.

    Jackson continues on this tear and he’s going to vault up towards the top of the prospect charts. He’s getting close to really breaking out in AA.

    Mike – Isn’t Cuello a better prospect than Taylor Grote? You’d mentioned the other day that Grote was probably the best prospect on Staten Island.

    • Eric

      I would agree with Cuello over Grote, if only because Cuello has had minor league success in the DSL and the GCL, while Grote didn’t get playing time last year because he signed late. It doesn’t seem like this year’s SI team has any prospects as exciting as Betances and McAllister were last year.

    • dan

      The writing was on the wall for Savery coming out of college. Something was obviously wrong– his stats got worse and worse each year in college, and plummeted his junior year, to go along with some kind of arm injury IIRC.

      I thought he’d be drafted as a hitter if he didn’t play first base.

    • Pablo Zevallos

      Savery is supposed to be better as a power-hitting OF rather than a pitcher. Everyone saw him this way other than the Phillies, apparently.

      • TurnTwo

        not sure… i was in an ESPN chat yesterday, i think with Jim Callis. he said Savery was the best pitcher they had in the minor league system, i believe…

        now maybe thats says more about the organization and farm system than the prospect, but it at least illustrates the potential he has in his arm.

  • Miles Roche

    Wow, and Pat Venditte still didn’t make an appearance. . . .

  • blah

    What do you think of Jose Gil as a future backup major league catcher? How’s his defense?

  • NC Saint

    6 more pitchers and no Venditte? I wonder if they were told to hold him back for the first televised game tomorrow…

  • RollingWave

    well, at least ONE of the Yankee affiliates is still carrying the proud tradition of the early 2000s ;)

  • Chip

    I so wish I could see the game today with Venditte

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