AAA & AA All-Star action

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Triple-A Scranton is off until tomorrow for the All-Star Break. The Pacific Coast League All-Stars beat the International League All-Stars 6-5 after 2008 Olympian Blaine Neal blew the save in the glorious fashion in the top of the 9th. Cody Ransom replaced Justin Christian on the IL roster because J-Chrizzle is in the bigs, but did not play in the game because he’s dealing with family matters.

Double-A Trenton is off until tomorrow for the All-Star Break. The North beat the South (fitting) 5-3.
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB – started in CF, batted second & played the whole game … doubled in an insurance run in the 8th
Chris Malec: 0 for 1, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – manned the hot corner after entering the game in the top of the 6th
PJ Pilittere: 0 for 2 – took over behind the plate in the top of the 5th

Jason Jones: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – started the game for the North squad … 15 of 23 pitches were strikes (65.2%)

High-A Tampa (7-6 loss to Jupiter)
Luis Nunez, Andres Perez & Mitch Hilligoss: all 2 for 4, 1 R – Nunez drew a walk & swiped a bag … Perez hit a solo jack … Hilligoss dorve in a run & committed a throwing error
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 5, 3 K, 1 SB
Kevin Smith & Kreuzer: both 0 for 4, 1 RBI – Smith scored in a run … Kreuzer K’ed
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 4
Kyle Anson: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 PB – 30-40 K/BB ratio this year
Mike Dunn: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 3-3 GB/FB – after giving up 2 tonight, he’s allowed 10 homers in 104.2 IP this year
Phil Bartlewski: 2.01 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (2-0 win over Kannapolis)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – still just 3 for his last 35 (.086)
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Austin Romine, Jesus Montero & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 4, 1 K – Snyder’s been dropped to 6th in the lineup
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 1 K
Carmen Angelini & Prilys Cuello: both 0 for 3, 2 K – Cuello played LF, not his usual 2B
Austin Krum: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB
Jairo Heredia: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 9-3 GB/FB – 59 hits allowed & 65 K in 71 IP
Craig Heyer: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5-1 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 63-7 K/BB ratio in 44.2 IP

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 win over Batavia)
Ray Kruml: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
David Adams: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – 3 for his last 20
Brian Baisley: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Jack Rye: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Dan Brewer: 0 for 4 – he’s still 14 for his last 34 (.412)
Braedyn Pruitt: 2 for 4, 1 R
Mitch Abeita: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K
Taylor Grote & Addison Maruszack: both 0 for 2, 1 RBI – Grote drew a walk & threw a runner out at second from LF … Maruszack K’ed
Brandon Braboy: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 3-7 GB/FB
Andy Shive: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 4 hits allowed in 12.2 IP, all to RHB

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(4-2 win over GCL Tigers in 7 innings) makeup for yesterday’s rainout
Jose Pirela: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Corban Joseph: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 K – dude’s got 14 hits as a pro, and 9 have gone for extra bases!
Mike Jones: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Chad Gross, Chase Weems & Alvaro Ramirez: all 1 for 3 – Gross & Weems drove in a run … Weems also K’ed … Ramirez doubled
Yunior Tabares: 1 for 2, 1 2B
Jimmy Parades: 0 for 4, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte: 0 for 3, 1 K – OPS is down 116 points from last year … yikes
Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – I suspect you’ll see him bumped up to Tampa pretty soon
Arodys Vizcaino: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-4 GB/FB
Hector Noesi: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Mike Obradovich: 0.1 IP, zeroes
Game 2 (3-1 loss to GCL Tigers in 7 innings)
Corban Joseph: 1 for 1, 1 RBI, 3 BB
Chris Smith, Chad Gross & Zoilo Almonte: all 0 for 3
Mike Jones & RJ Baker: both 1 for 2 – Jones drew a walk … Baker committed a throwing error
Neall French & Spencer Lucian: both 1 for 3 – Lucian drew a walk
Kelvin Perez: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-4 GB/FB
Francisco Rondon: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-4 GB/FB

The future voice of Bob Sheppard
Going out at night with Yankee Stadium
  • A.D.

    Nice bounce back by Heredia after a less than stellar start last year

    Good to see Sanchez keep moving forward

  • A.D.

    Whats the deal with the yanks optioning Milton to AAA? Wouldn’t one think he’d be rehabbing through the system when he’s ready?

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

      It’s just a procedural move. When he’s ready to rehab, he’ll work his way up from the GCL just like everyone else.

  • http://www.baby-bombers.com RPimpsner

    Grote also had a great play to knock a ball down before it went over the fence and limit the batter to a double. Had the runner not score on a base hit it would have been much better.

    Starting pitchers have not been that solid for Staten Island. The bullpen has really done a good job in keeping them in the game.

    With a Hudson Valley loss the SI Yanks will be on top the division by 3 games.

    Good night everybody, we have an 11am game tomorrow so I need to catch some sleep.

  • Manimal

    I think Humberto Sanchez is trade bait at best. Rockies were caught scouting him.

    FYI I played the lottery and lost.

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

      Oh well. Predicting the exact time, down to the minute, that the final All-Star Game in Yankee Stadium would end is pretty damn cool though.

      • Manimal

        yeah I know it was crazy. Right when Morneau crossed the plate the time on my computer was 1:37.

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

      At best, Sanchez is a starter/reliever with Major League-quality stuff. That’s the definition of “at best” when you’re talking about pitchers in the Minor Leagues.

    • Brandon

      They can scout him all they want it sure as hell doesn’t mean they are going to get him.

  • Rich

    I wouldn’t trade Sanchez at this point. Let him establish his value first.

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

      Yep, they’d be selling low at this point. The kid is really really good, we just haven’t been able to see him yet.

      • pat

        humberto was a top ranked pitching prospect in detroit when we traded for him you best believe we’re gonna give him every chance to re-acquire that status with us.

  • Bo

    Cashman hasn’t traded one top prospect in 3 years. What makes you think he’d trade Sanchez when his value wasn’t high and he thinks so highly of him?

  • A.D.

    Plus they’d be better off to trade someone like Robertson, Cox, or Melancon, who has high value right now, and will only relieve, vs a team trying to get Sanchez for cheap when he can do both.

    Unless the Rockies are going to give premium value, then there’s no point in trading him