Charleston barely avoids getting no-hit

Game 105: Just a speed bump
Random musings after a Yankee loss

Update (10:38): Mike Ashmore’s got the word on a few promotions/demotions: Mark Melancon & Chase Wright up to Scranton, Wilkins Arias up to Trenton, Steven White down to Trenton, Eric Wordekemper down to Tampa.

Zach McAllister is your Florida State League Pitcher of the Week, Brandon Braboy took home NY-Penn League honors. Brian Baisley took home NY-PL Hitter of the Week honors for the second week in a row.

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 loss to Rochester)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 5, 3 K
Alberto Gonzalez & Ben Broussard: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Broussard hit a solo jack & committed a fielding error
Matt Carson & JD Closser: both 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Juan Miranda & Chris Stewart: both 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Stewart doubled & scored a run
Cody Ransom: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Alan Horne: 1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 16 of 43 pitches were strike (37.2%), yikes … Chad Jennings said he was on a 50-pitch count anyway
Chris Britton: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – 25 of 38 pitches were strikes (65.8%
Brian Bruney: 0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB – threw one pitch, hit former Trenton cleanup hitter Randy Ruiz in the back of the head, and was ejected … Ruiz charged the mound, but never made it to Bruney
Billy Traber: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP – allowed Bruney’s runner to score
Steven Jackson: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to Altoona)
Reegie Corona & Ramiro Pena: both 0 for 4 – Corona K’ed once, Pena twice
Austin Jackson, Colin Curtis, Edwar Gonzalez & Joe Muich: all 1 for 4 – Curtis K’ed … Edwar stole a base, scored a run & K’ed … Muich drove in a run
Chris Malec: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 4, 1 K
James Cooper: 2 for 2, 1 BB
Mike Gardner: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6-2 GB/FB – the scheduled starter was Chase Wright, who was pulled from the start before the game … probably headed to Scranton to fill one of the vacant rotation spots following the trade
Kevin Whelan: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Phil Coke: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K – 21 baserunners allowed & 39 K in his last 30 IP … labrum’s fine, but he’s going to work out of the ‘pen the rest of the year because he’s getting up there in innings
Oneli Perez: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (6-5 win over Lakeland)
Luis Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – picked off first
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Kevin Smith: 0 for 2, 2 R, 3 BB – 8 walks, 1 K in his last 10 games
Josh Kreuzer: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Seth Fortenberry, Andres Perez & Tim Battle: all 2 for 4 – Fortenberry doubled, drove in a run & drew a walk … Perez homered, drove in 3 & K’ed … Battle tripled, was picked off first & K’ed
Mitch Hilligoss & Kyle Anson: both 0 for 4 – Hilligoss K’ed twice, Anson once
Jason Stephens: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 11-3 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K – I wonder why he’s working out of the pen, he’s still about 40 IP below last year’s mark … 7 K in 2.2 IP? wow
Josh Schmidt: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – allowed both inherited runners to score

Low-A Charleston (6-0 loss to Hickory)
Austin Krum: 1 for 3 – singled with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to break up the no-hitter
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 21, 2 BB, 2 K – Brandon Laird & Abe Almonte each drew a walk … Bradley Suttle committed a throwing error
Lance Pendleton: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 10-9 GB/FB
Jesse Hoover: 0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – just one of those days
Stephens Artz: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (5-2 loss to Brooklyn)
Ray Kruml & Mitch Abeita: both 0 for 3 – Kruml K’ed once … Abeita drew a walk & K’ed twice
David Adams & Brian Baisley: both 1 for 4, 2 K – Adams drove in a run
Addison Maruszack & Jack Rye: both 0 for 4, 1 K – Rye threw a runner out at second from LF
Dan Brewer: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Mike Lyon: 2 for 3, 1 R – 12 for his last 36 (.333)
Taylor Grote: 0 for 3, 1 K
Nick Montgomery: 5 PI, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 8-4 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
Jason Kiley: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB
Andy Shetrone: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

The Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. They’re going to make it up as part of a doubleheader on August 7th. Phil Hughes was scheduled to throw 2 innings in this game, but instead he’ll throw tomorrow for Charleston.

Game 105: Just a speed bump
Random musings after a Yankee loss
  • A.D.

    Thanks to Tampa the Yankee orginization avoids 2 straight winless days

    • Rafi

      Didn’t the SI Yanks win yesterday like 15-1?

      • A.D.

        Yeah you’re right, 15-2 I believe, oops

  • A.D.

    Congrats to Melancon and Wright, getting the call-up AAA

  • Manimal

    Gardner hasn’t changed much…

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He was able to see at least 11 pitches. Grinder.

  • A.D.

    Too bad for Coke on the innings, he should be getting his chance at AAA with the trades

  • Brandon

    Pittsburgh’s Huntington has to be pissed off Phil Coke is 100 % healthy and still throwing scoreless innings w/ 93 -94 mph velocity. Congrats to MELANCON and WRIGHT now it’s going to get interesting :)

  • Zack

    Is there any possible reason for a AAA hitter to think a ML pitcher would be intentionally throwing at him? What a bunch of horse$#t

    • Manimal

      It-hit-his-head.

      Did he collapse on his way to Bruney or was he stopped.

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

        Chris Stewart cut him off. “Charged the mound” might not have been the best phrase, more like he was running him mouth and walking towards the mound.

      • Brandon

        Chris Stewart jumped in front of him. Bruney, as you’d expect, got pretty pissed when Ruiz started acting like an idiot, and both pitcher and batter were ejected. Bruney didn’t do anything over the top and must have said a magic word.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          “Please”?

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        • Manimal

          thanks for the clarification.

  • Manimal

    Cubbies proving their number 1 in the NL Central

    • Manimal

      they’re*

      • Bonos

        Thank you, you’re a mensch.

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          Schlemiel, Schlimazel, Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!

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

    Micah Owings sucks. 8 runs in 3 IP to the punchless Padres in Petco, raising his ERA to 5.93 on the year. And he’s hitting .275-.339-.375 with more K than times on base.

    Where’s all the people who bitched that we should have gotten him instead of Ohlendorf in the RJ deal?

    • greg

      hitting better than melky

      • steve

        haha.

  • blah

    I guess I will be the first one to ask the question.

    Is there something wrong with Alan Horne?

  • Reggie C.

    My Phil Hughes projected stat line for tomorrow: 2 IP / 3 Hits / 1 ER / 2 K / 1 BB.

  • Matt

    Wow, if I was that pitcher for Hickory, I’d be pissed. What manager takes out a pitcher that is pitching a no hitter through 8 innings? I mean I know it wouldn’t have been a perfect game, but still???

    • A.D.

      Happened to Hacker earlier this season

  • Brian

    What happened to CJ Henry?

    • Reggie C.

      I think he signed a pro b-ball contract with that Greek team Olympikos. His fear of making any contact with pitches made him a pretty useless baseball player.

    • A.D.

      Injured

  • RustyJohn

    Dear Cash,

    Please get rid of Ponson, put Giese in his spot and call up Chris Britton.