Walk-offs galore

Open Thread: Melky vs. Gardner
Destination unknown, Kennedy is on the mend

The T-Clip we all know and love.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(3-2 win over Syracuse, walk-off style) this was the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain
Brett Gardner: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 SB – sac bunted the winning run into scoring position … going back to tonight’s open thread, bunting is a big part of being a #9 hitter, and Gardner certainly can do it
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP – walk-off single
Jason Lane & Nick Green: both 0 for 3 – Lane drew a walk … Green drove in a run & K’ed twice
Ben Broussard: 0 for 4
Cody Ransom: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Matt Carson: 3 for 4 – hitting .357 in limited duty
Bernie Castro: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 K
Alan Horne: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 2-3 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – nice job in his first start back
David Robertson: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3-2 GB/FB – nasty
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Billy Traber: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – struck out 2 lefties & a switch hitter

Game 2 (5-0 loss to Syracuse)
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – 7 for his last 15
Jason Lane: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 24, 1 BB, 5 K – Brett Gardner drew a walk & K’ed twice
Dan McCutchen: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8-6 GB/FB – 71 of 98 pitches were strikes (72.4%)
Heath Phillips: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Double-A had a scheduled off day, just like the rest of the Eastern League.

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to St. Lucie in 15 freakin’ innings, walk-off style) check out which old friend was on the mound tonight, and now pitches in the Mets’ system
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 8, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – reached base 17 times in his last 7 games
Andres Perez & Luis Nunez: both 1 for 7 – Perez doubled & K’ed twice … Nunez K’ed once
James Cooper: 3 for 6, 1 CS – threw a runner out at home from LF
Jose Gil: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 6, 1 BB, 4 K
Josue Calzado: 0 for 6, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP – 69 K in 51 games
Kevin Smith: 4 for 7, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – tied the game up with a 9th inning solo job, fresh off being named FSL Offensive Player of the Week
Grant Duff: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 5-4 GB/FB – 2.53 ERA & 1.05 WHIP
Phil Bartlewski: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K – 28 K in 20.1 IP
Jon Hovis: 2 IP, zeroes
Rob Semerano: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 2-0 GB/FB – dominance
Josh Schmidt: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K – both walks were intentional

Low-A Charleston (8-7 loss to Rome, walk-off style)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 5, 2 K
Justin Snyder: 0 for 1, 1 K – ejected for arguing a play in the field
Walter Ibarra: 0 for 3
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Jesus Montero: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – batting avg down to .292
Austin Romine: 0 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI – .382 SLG is a downer
Carmen Angelini: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Austin Krum: 1 for 3, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Jason Stephens: 5.2 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 5-5 GB/FB – 23 baserunners & 9 runs allowed in his last 10.2 IP after allowing only 31 baserunners & 5 runs in his previous 33 IP
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 60 K in 42.2 IP
Jesse Hoover: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Open Thread: Melky vs. Gardner
Destination unknown, Kennedy is on the mend
  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

    Say Gardner comes up, do you think Melky actually goes down, or would Moeller?
    I think sending Melky down could be too harsh. See how he responds to the competition first. It’s been widely said that he’s a 4th OF, so why bother sending him down? Keep the 23 y/o perfect 4th OF on the roster. If Gardner proves to be not ready, better to have Melky on hand I think.

    • Rich

      Melky’s roster spot is safe unless he is traded.

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

    Wow, anyone see Arizona State’s Brett Wallace (drafted by STL in 1st RD) and Ike Davis (drafted by NYM is 1st RD.) go at it? Anyone have any info on why they got into it? Crazy week huh?

    • dan

      They were arguing Melky vs. Gardner.

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

        Brett Wallace: Gardner’s speed and on-base skills trump any value Melky gives with his arm.

        Ike Davis: I’ll show you the speed of how I’m going to lay my fist on the base of your fucking skull.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Ike just wanted to make sure he got a full taste of how inept the Mets are before signing with them.

  • E-ROC

    Seth Fortenberry K’d 4 times. Is that a Golden Sombrero?

    DFA Moeller and Shelley Duncan for Brett Gardner and Jason Lane.

  • dan

    What’s going on with Vech? Is he expected back any time soon?

  • Piquay

    Can Angelini get some love? Mike, you’ve been showing him none lately.

    • dan

      In all fairness, he’s hitting .250 with one extra base hit in his last 10 games. I’ll be patient though, he’s playing against older competition so we can’t expect a whole lot.

      • Piquay

        I know what you’re saying, but it’s his first year of pro ball. He has also been doing a lot better of late.

        Power is the last thing I’m worried about with Angelini right now. As long as he his hitting and taking his walks, I’m on board.

  • Will

    Poor Clip. Obviously he didn’t work out in the Bronx, but I’m still pulling for him to get his stuff figured out one of these days.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I don’t think it’s a matter of getting his stuff figured out. It’s more a matter of his stuff just not being very good.

      ….cue the anti-Kennedy crowd in 3, 2, 1….

      • Piquay

        Comparing Kennedy to Clippard is a crime.

      • Will

        Yeah, you’re probably right. Anyway, I’m still pulling for him :)

  • stuart

    Melky is far from terrible guys. Melky also is a good bunter. Did you see his bunt bsehit in the 7th inning. I forgot ed montague screwed up another call against the Yanks.

    melky can bunt cano is another story.

    you guys are just as silly as posters on the journal site.. send down Melky!!!!!!!again he has 26 RBI’s and is hitting 9th..

    he may not be the next Bernie Williams but he is more then serviceable ..

    fix the pen, cano, wang and pettitte and then we can worry about CF….


  • stuart

    guys look at Jeters offensive #’s next to Melky….

    they are actually les productive.. Jeter hits 1,2, or 3 and they have the same RBI’s. Melky has more HR’s, and there OBP is virtually the same..

    any talk about sending down or trading Jeter??Look up his #’s tell me if I am missing soemthing……..

    • http://www.overheardinnewyork.com NC Saint

      You’re missing a lot of things. For starters, how about the 12 seasons leading up to this one?

      Maybe Melky will turn it around and become a legitimate hitter, but that comparison is inane. All the evidence suggests that Jeter is in a slump, and will end up putting up better numbers over the course of a full season. Melky is barely below his career averages right now.

  • IA can of corn

    You don’t see Carson mentioned on any prospect lists. Is he possibly a late bloomer just showing up now?

    • JohnnyC

      Carson has one skill…a great right-field arm. He’s doing well now because he’s been in the minors for a dog’s age already. At best, he was going to be someone’s 4th or 5th OFer…at best. No shame in that. If Clay Bellinger could qualify for a ML pension off his meager skills, well…

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  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    how good can edwar gonzalez be?

    and melky got a great bunt down yesterday only to have ed fucking montague screw the yanks… again!

    • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

      Edwar has a lot of potential, but he’s probably going to spend the rest of the year in Trenton and then maybe compete for a spot in Scranton at the start of 2009. If Matt Carson needs to get sent down for any reason, Edwar could theoretically go back to Tampa — there would really be nowhere for him to play in Trenton if that scenario took place with the roster as is.

      Someone asked about Vechionacci…I asked Tony Franklin about him maybe a week ago. Last Tony heard, Vech had been shut down after feeling a twinge during his rehab…but that’s the same thing Tony had told me about a week and a half or two before that.

      I don’t know what’s going on, but it sure does seem significantly more serious that what everyone was led to believe.

  • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

    * than what…