Jul
15

Maybe Phil Coke is the lefty reliever the Yanks are lacking

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Josh freakin’ Hamilton. Seriously. Kyle Farnsworth must have been pitching to him, am I right?

Triple-A Scranton is off until Thursday for the All-Star Break. The Triple-A All-Star Game (International League vs Pacific Coast League) is Wednesday at 7pm, and can be seen on ESPN2.

Double-A Trenton (2-0 win over Binghamton)
Ramiro Pena: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Colin Curtis, Edwar Gonzalez & Joe Muich: all 0 for 4 – Edwar K’ed twice, Muich once
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 K
Chris Malec: 4 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – yeah, he’s kinda good at hitting
James Cooper: 2 for 4
Walt Ibarra: 1 for 3
Brian Bruney: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Phil Coke: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 8-5 GB/FB – that is some quality long relief right there

High-A Tampa (6-3 win over Vero Beach)
Luis Nunez: 0 for 5
Eduardo Nunez & Kevin Smith: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB – Nunez committed a fielding error … Smith K’ed
Josh Kreuzer: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K – nice impression on his second day with the organization
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Andres Perez: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 1 2B
Kyle Anson: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – picked off third … inexcusable
Tim Battle: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – he’s killing the ball right now … 15 for his last 34 (.441) with 5 doubles, 2 triples & a homer … but alas, there is still no hope for the man with 692 K in 554 career games
Ivan Nova: 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 9-4 GB/FB – only 7 runs allowed in his last 22.1 IP (2.82 ERA)
Edgar Soto: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB
Jon Hovis: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – this is for those of you that have never seen the sidearming UNC alum before

Low-A Charleston (9-8 win over West Virginia in 11 innings, walk-off style)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 4, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB, 1 CS – 2 for his last 31 (.065) … oof
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Austin Romine: 4 for 5, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB, 1 E (throwing) – 11 for his last 32 (.344) with 4 doubles & 2 jacks
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Brandon Laird: 0 for 1, 1 K – ejected for arguing with the home plate ump
Austin Krum: 1 for 3, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 CS, 1 E (throwing)
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB – drew a walk-off walk
Prilys Cuello: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Dellin Betances: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 4-2 GB/FB – is giving up hits really better than giving up walks?
Noel Castillo: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Jon Ortiz: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 loss to Tri-City)
Ray Kruml, Jack Rye & Ben Blumenthal: all 0 for 4 – Kruml K’ed twice, Blumenthal once … Kruml also committed a fielding error while Blumenthal committed a throwing error … Rye stole a base
David Adams & Mike Lyon: both 1 for 4 – Adams scored a run … Lyon K’ed twice
Brian Baisley: 3 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B
Dan Brewer: 2 or 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Taylor Grote: 2 for 4, 2 K – 33 K in 21 games
Addison Maruszack: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Luke Greinke: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 9-2 GB/FB
Andy Shetrone: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Brad Rulon: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 Er, 1 BB, 2 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (7-4 win over GCL Indians in 12 innings)
Jose Pirela: 3 for 7, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Corban Joseph: 1 for 7, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) – drove in the go-ahead runs in the top of the 12th
Mike Jones: 0 for 4, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Chris Smith: 1 for 1, 1 RBI – pinch hit for Jones in the 12th
Chad Gross: 2 for 7, 1 K
Jimmy Paredes: 2 for 6
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Francisco Arcia: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – tied the game up with a solo shot in the 6th
Neall French: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – picked off first
Tom Baldridge: 3 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB – 6 plate appearances and he reached base in all of ‘em … that’s impressive
Manny Banuelos: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4-7 GB/FB – I’m sure some of you are disappointed … who cares? it’s rookie ball
Ronny Marte: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 4-0 GB/FB
Gabriel Tatis: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Israel Batista: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB
Mike Obradovich: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – caps off 7.1 scoreless innings from the bullpen

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

    Anson actually picked a guy off of 3rd. He didn’t get picked off himself.

  • Rich

    I think Bruney’s injury is forcing him to pitch more to contact and in turn pitch with more command.

  • Chip

    Any chance Hovis gets moved up soon? The guy is just murdering the league and did the same last year in Charleston. Love to see him in AA by next year

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steve S

    I’m still trying to figure out if that Farnsworth comment was sarcastic or not.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Does it really matter? It’s awesome either way.

  • Old Ranger

    I have been on the road watching some of the guys in the MiLs. DeLaRosa (River Dogs), Coke and Kroenke (both of Trenton) have been the best of the lefty’s I saw play…ERAs of 2.20, 2.74 and 3.64. Wright is at 3.18 and Kei at 3.80, but neither one of them are able to translate to the Show. How the other guys would…I don’t know! It is always a crap shoot, unless the guy is unhittable…or almost. I had high hopes for Dunn, but he also is struggling.
    Britton is showing very well, as to be expected. I still don’t understand why they don’t us him…ok, his fast ball is not that of Farnsy or Bruney but he gets the job done.
    Rich is right on with Bruney, he is pitching…not just throwing. Much better! 27/08?

  • dan

    If only lefties weren’t hitting .309 off of Coke. Weird platoon split.

  • Tim

    Does anyone know where Malec fits into the Yanks plans? He doesn’t seem to have tremendous power but it looks like he can really hit. Especially over his last 10 games so he may really be getting comfortable at AA (or he could just be on a hot streak). He is currently playing 3rd, but could he be playing 1st in the Bronx in late 2009 or 2010?

    • A.D.

      Puts up OPS numbers in the minors (discounting his down year in 2006) similar to Youkilis

  • Rick in Boston

    Any Yankees in the AAA all-star game?

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

      Justin Christian, but he’s in the bigs so he won’t play. Cody Ransom took his spot. Yawn.

  • A.D.

    to think Hamilton cost the Reds 100K

  • A.D.

    Brewer keeps hitting

  • Pete Law

    I went to the Baby Bombers game against Tri-City last night. Greinke was getting smacked around pretty good.

    While I didn’t get to see him pitch, I did get to meet Pat Venditte after the game and he signed a ball for me. Definately a good guy who I hope we hold onto and get up to the Bronx one day.

    • Cult of Basebaal

      you should have had him sign the ball twice … once lefty, once righty!

  • RollingWave

    The Lefty RP we should try to get is the forgoten man of Torre’s pen, Hong Chih Kuo

  • Sean Pierce

    Tommy Baldridge can really rake. He is actually just coming back from a knee injury so this isn’t even him on full cylinders.

  • Alan

    Mike, any word on when we can expect Bruney back to the Bronx?

  • Old Ranger

    Sometimes numbers can be misleading. Some right handers have better splits on leftys. My contention is; a good pitcher can get a good hitter out, no matter what! So, the justification for a lefty (in BP) just for being a lefty is a liability not to be endured. So say we all? Well, I do anyhow. 27/08??

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    What, no faith in Eric Milton?