Tampa’s pen blows it in glorious fashion

Game 57: Breaking even
How Joe Girardi mishandled the Joba move

Update: Made some alterations to the TJ Rehab Watch. Check it out.

Five Charleston River Dogs were named to the Sally League All-Star team: 2B Justin Snyder, C Jesus Montero, RHP Jason Stephens, RHP Jon Ortiz and … manager Torre Tyson. Congrats all around.

Triple-A Scranton (10-6 win over Rochester) Chad Jennings says Jason Lane is with the team and just had a day off … he had to be in the bigs today, or he could have opted out of his deal and became a free agent
Brett Gardner: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB – on base 93 times in 54 games
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Ben Broussard: for 3, 1 R, 2 BB
Cody Ransom: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Eric Duncan: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – 9 XBH in his last 10 games
Justin Christian: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 SB
Greg Porter: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Chris Stewart: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – hit a homer off the douchebag that’s married to her
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 7 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 5-10 GB/FB, 1 WP – 66 of 92 pitches were strikes (71.7%)
Scott Strickland: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off day. Jose Tabata complained.

High-A Tampa (8-7 loss to Clearwater in 12 innings)
Luis Nunez: 1 for 6, 1 2B, 1 RBI
James Cooper: 0 for 5, 1 HBP – batting avg down to .312
Andres Perez: 2 for 6, 1 2B, 1 CS
Kyle Anson: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – 1 for his last 21
Josue Calzado: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 BB
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 CS – back to the sixth spot for you
Tim Battle: 2 for 6, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4 K – 56 K in 43 games
Kevin Smith: 5 for 6, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 CS
Mike Dunn: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 WP – 1.46 WHIP
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 K – only 1 walk was intentional … spanked
Stephen Artz: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (3-2 win over Rome)
Abe Almonte: 2 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Justin Snyder: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – only 5 walks in his last 25 games after 15 walks in his first 21 games
Bradley Suttle: 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Jesus Montero: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – avg is creeping closer and closer to .300
Austin Romine: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Brandon Laird & Carmen Angelini: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Angelini K’ed twice & committed a fielding error
David Williams: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Jairo Heredia: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K6-5 GB/FB – working his way back up to full strength
Jesse Hoover: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Chase Vacek: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Game 57: Breaking even
How Joe Girardi mishandled the Joba move
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off day. Jose Tabata complained.

    I laughed.

  • A.D.

    Eric Duncan teasing us with his up and down hitting

    Looks like Almonte is staying healthy

  • A.D.

    162.00
    21.00

    Oliver Perez’s ERA & WHIP in tonights game

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Hey, isn’t that the chic you professed your love for earlier? Green eyes are a bitch :P

    *If I am mistaken and that wasn’t you who I’m talking about then translate the above post to: Eric Duncan owns!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      That I professed my love for earlier? No, not that I remember.

    • dan

      I think that was Anne Hathaway

  • brockdc

    It’ll be cool to watch Gardner play with the big club in September, assuming he gets brought up…

    …Thank you, ’08 Yankees for making a late-season Brett Gardner call-up seem exciting.

  • dan

    pretty boring/mundane day in prospect land

  • Rich

    I would call Gardner up now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      To do what exactly? Both our corner OFs are producing well and so is Hideki Matsui. Melky Cabrera has been better of late with the bat and has played good CF defense. His play has not warranted a demotion to the bench so where would Brett Gardner play?

      No point in bringing him up as a defensive replacement and pinch-runner because that is just stunting his development and adding another LHB on the bench to a LH dominated starting nine.

      • Rich

        There is no reason why Damon, Melky, Abreu, and Matsui can’t sit out one game a week, or every eight or nine days in order to give Gardner a shot. Damon played a little 1B in the past (and has expressed a willingness to try to play there). He probably isn’t a lot worse defensively than Giambi. I think a creative use of the roster might have a synergistic effect. Right now., the whole is less than the sum of the parts.

  • Joey

    good idea to add the season stats to TJ Rehab watch

  • Brandon

    7 days away from Humberto Sanchez’s debut :D ….

    P.S. is there any info on Erick Threets ?

    • Brandon

      nevermind just saw SF Giants DFA Erick Threets tonight
      Threets DFA

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Throws serious gas, 95-97, once hit 104 before getting hurt. Minimal control. Definitely worth at least a shot;

  • http://everythingbaseball.wordpress.com Aaron

    Nice job on the TJ Rehab Watch. The improvements work well.

  • JohnC

    Eric Duncan has always been a streaky hitter. That seems like his pattern. He gets a hot streak, then seems to have a day where he goes -4 with 2-3 Ks, and that sends him into another tailspin. I don’t expect this streak to last.

  • Evan V

    what was ben broussard’s numbers?

    • Brandon

      yesterday 1 for 3 w/ 2 BB, he’s not a real option at all.