White coughs it up in extras

Game 67: Observing a trend
The birthday boy delivers, and so does Andy

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Richmond in 13 innings, walk-off style)
Brett Gardner, Eric Duncan & Matt Carson: all 1 for 6 – Gardner scored a run, drove in another, walked & K’ed 4 times … Duncan K’ed twice … Carson drove in 2 runs & K’ed
JD Closser: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 CS
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – on base 20 times in his last 7 games
Jason Christian: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 BB
Nick Green & Bernie Castro: both 2 for 6 – Green doubled, drove in a run & K’ed – Castro stole a base & was picked off first
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 6-6 GB/FB – picked a runn off first, but he gave up a homer to Sal Fasano … Sal freaking Fasano
Scott Strickland: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K – only 8 of 22 pitches were strikes (36.4%)
Heath Phillips: 0.1 IP, zeroes
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Billy Traber: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB
David Robertson: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – this time last year, he was still in Charleston
Steven “don’t call me” White: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – to make it worse, Scranton took the lead in the top half of the inning thanks to a Brett Gardner bases loaded walk … the link is for those of you that never got the reference

Double-A Trenton (3-0 loss to Connecticut)
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 5, 1 2B
Austin Jackson, Jose Tabata, PJ Pilittere & Reegie Corona: all 1 for 4 – Ajax K’ed … Tabata doubled
Colin Curtis: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Edwar Gonzalez & Cody Ehlers: both 0 for 4 – Ehlers K’ed twice
Chris Malec: 1 for 2, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding) – personal fave is having another rock solid season
Jason Jones: 9 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 15-7 GB/FB – ERA jumps up to 2.30

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over St. Lucie in 12 innings)
Eduardo Nunez & Jose Gil: both 2 for 6 – Nunez tripled, scored 2 runs & K’ed twice … Gil drove in a run & K’ed
Mitch Hilligoss, James Cooper & Seth Fortenberry: all 2 for 5 – Hilligoss was picked off second … Cooper doubled, drove in 2 runs, scored a run, walked, K’ed & threw a runner out at third from LF… Fortenberry drove in a run
Andres Perez: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – singled in the winning run
Mike Dunn: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 9-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Jose Valdez: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Wilkins Arias: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – 47-8 K/BB ratio in 35.1 IP … who knew?
J-Hov: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Rome)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K – 3 for his last 24
Justin Snyder: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Bradley Suttle & Jesus Montero: both 0 for 4, 1 K – Suttle is 4 for his last 29
Austin Romine & Carmen Angelini: both 1 for 3 – Romine walked & allowed a passed ball … Angelini K’ed & committed a throwing error … Angelini seems to be in a bit of a defensive rut, lots of errors lately
Brandon Laird: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – seems like he should have more than just 19 XBH, don’t it?
David Williams: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Austin Krum: 2 or 4, 1 R, 2 K
Jairo Heredia: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 7-3 GB/FB – first run allowed since returning from the DL … look, he has braces!
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – picked a runner off first
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP – the walk was intentional

Game 67: Observing a trend
The birthday boy delivers, and so does Andy
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    You were right about Mitch Hilligoss, damn.

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

    Poor Jairo. I wonder what his teammates think of the braces.

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

      So many kids have braces now growing up it really isn’t a source of ridicule anymore. I had them from the summer before 7th grade up until the second semester of my Freshman year in HS, I never had any issues with people.

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

        Yeah, that was my time for braces too, but Jairo’s got them as an 18-year-old at A ball. Baseball players can be a vicious bunch.

        • Lanny

          You get braces when you’re 12. Not 18. But he was from another country and I’ll venture a guess in that he didn’t have dental ins.

  • BigBlueAL

    Sal Fasano!!! Played 1b for the Yankees in “Major League”.

  • A.D.

    White has been terrible lately

    • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

      Much like the Thunder offense…

      • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        the thunder offense isn’t thundering…lol

  • A.D.

    I guess Robertson’s line couldn’t get much better, unless he did it in 9 pitches

  • A.D.

    Is Malec going to get a chance to move up to AAA?

    • Lanny

      Trip A or Doub A.

      It doesn’t matter for someone that talented.

    • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

      I’d think he needs more at-bats in Trenton before that happened…

  • Arizona Steve

    Good to see D Rob pitch well in back to back games. When does he get a call up because it is quite obvious that Girardi has not confidence in much off his pullben with several starters going eight innings.

    • whozat

      Or, that he doesn’t have the same hair-trigger that Joe T had.

      Moose, Ras, Andy…they were all pitching well in those games

  • Sal

    Any word on the Christian Garcia injury?

  • dan

    Robertson in last 7 appearances: 12 innings, 7 hits, 23 K’s, 2 walks, 2 runs, 100% domination.

  • Jer

    Big props for the NOFX reference.

  • TurnTwo

    What do we know about Malec? I’m not familiar with the guy… where is he from, what does he offer, what are his negatives?

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s a bat control freak, puts the bat on the ball almost effortlessly. He used to be a slick, #2 hitter style middle infielder, but he changed his game last year and become more of a gap-to-gao corner infielder. Super sleeper as a utility player.

  • Dillon

    What else does Robertson need to do? Give him a couple days off and call him up!

    • dan

      They’re waiting to see if he can take Chris Britton out with a sniper rifle before they call him up.