McCutchen, Heredia on top of their game

My heart can't really take too much of that
Hava Molina!

Remember how Joe Buck & Tim McCarver were gushing over how great Clay Buchholz has been since returning to Triple-A? Spoke too soon.

Triple-A Scranton (5-0 win over Syracuse)
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 HBP
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 K
Cody Ransom, Matt Carson & Eric Duncan: all 2 for 4, 1 2B – Ransom scored 1 run, Carson scored 2 … Ransom was picked off first … Carson threw a runner out at third from RF … Duncan drove in 3
Ben Broussard: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP – back for more with Shelley likely done for the year
Jason Lane & Chris Stewart: both 1 for 3, 1 K – Lane doubled, drove in a run, scored another & was hit by a pitch
Nick Green: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Dan McCutchen: 9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 4-12 GB/FB – 77 of 109 pitches were strikes (70.6%) … the only way he could have been better was if the GB/FB ratio was reversed

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over New Hampshire)
Ramiro Pena, Cody Ehlers & Reegie Corona: all 1 for 4, 1 R – Pena drove in a run, drew a walk & K’ed … Ehlers K’ed twice … Corona doubled, drove in a run & K’ed
Colin Curtis: 3 for 5, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K – 11 XBH in his last 22 games after 23 XBH in his first 62 contests
Chris Malec: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K

James Cooper: 0 for 4, 2 K
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 4, 2 E (catcher interference, throwing)
Eric Hacker: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5-6 GB/FB – 1.95 ERA in 97 IP this year
Zack Kroenke: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Mike Gardner: 0.2 IP, zeroes
Mark Melancon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – slams the door

High-A Tampa (12-5 win over Sarasota)
Chris Kunda & CJ Henry: both 1 for 3 – Kunda drove in 2 & drew a walk … Henry hit a solo bomb, was hit a pitch & scored another run
Luis Nunez, Kevin Smith, Andres Perez & Mitch Hilligoss: both 0 for 4 – Smith, Perez & Hilligoss each K’ed once … Nunez committed a fielding error
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Gil: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Tim Battle: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 3B, 1 RBI
Mike Dunn: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-5 GB/FB – 33 ER allowed in his last 48 IP … ouch
Phil Bartleski: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Wilkins Arias: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Edgar Soto: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-1 loss to Augusta)
Abe Almonte: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 3 K – 9 for his last 45 (.200)
Bradley Suttle: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Jesus Montero & Prilys Cuello: both 0 for 3, 1 R – Cuello was hit by a pitch & committed a fielding error … Montero drew 2 walks & K’ed, giving him a 21-13 K/BB ratio in his last 41 games after a 28-5 K/BB in his first 40 games … that, my fellow Yankee fans, is a damn good sign
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 1 R
Carmen Angelini: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – 4 for 19 after that 4 for 4 game I was hoping would get him started on the right track
David Williams: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Taylor Holiday: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 SB
Jairo Heredia: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 11-3 GB/FB – 9 baserunners & 0 runs allowed in his last 13.1 IP
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – even on his bad days, he still K’s the side

Short Season Staten Island (6-2 win over Auburn)
Ray Kruml & Taylor Grote: both 2 for 5 – Kruml drove in 3, K’ed & swiped a bag … Grote scored a run & K’ed twice
David Adams & Braedyn Pruitt: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Adams K’ed twice … Pruitt is the proud owner of a .492 OPS
Jack Rye: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB
Mike Lyon: 0 for 5, 2 K
Dan Brewer: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 8 for his last 17 with 8 RBI (over 4 games)
Mitch Abeita & Walt Ibarra: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Abeita drove in a run & was hit by a pitch … Ibarra K’ed
David Phelps: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 12-1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – 40-13 GB/FB ratio this year … he had a poor junior year after an outstanding sophomore year, so he dropped a bit in the draft, but he’s a decent sleeper … one of only two pitchers to have a 100+ K season for Notre Dame … the other? this guy
Andy Shetrone: 2.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Josue Selenes: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

The Rookie GCL Yanks box score hasn’t been posted yet, and I’m not going to wait around for it. Here’s the link to the GCL Scoreboard, I’m sure they’ll update it sometime soon.

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My heart can't really take too much of that
Hava Molina!
  • Brandon

    GCL scores are up Mike A.

  • kris

    Danimal!

  • Matt

    McCuthen should get a shot. He’s been doing nothing but improving in AAA, and he can’t be worse than Giese or Rasner.

    • mustang

      I agree.

    • dan

      Giese has a 2.82 ERA and a 2.67 K/BB ratio…. McCutchen could be on fire and not be that good. Better than Rasner? Probably. Better than Giese? wouldn’t bet on it.

  • RustyJohn

    Joe Buck and Tim McCarver are great examples of how you can suck at your job and still make a lot of money. They must have pictues of Rupert Murdoch’s daughter or something. I think they referred to Giambi as Girardi four times today- I had the t.v. on in the bacground while I was working and heard them say it the first time and thought, “Damn, I know the bench is thin today but this is ridiculous…”

  • Matt

    The high-a tampa and the low-a charleston little score things are wrong. Tampa lost 12-5 and charleston won 6-3

  • Joltin’ Joe

    This is the last time I feel like saying this, but Melancon’s inning total almost certainly chains him to the minors this year, no? According to the TJ Counter he’s thrown 60.2 innings. MLB relievers don’t usually pass 80.

    • Chip

      Unless you’re Mo circa 1996

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

      Both Mark Newman and Brian Cashman said that Mark Melancon will be in the minors the entire season, even likely to stay at Trenton. It has been the fans and some media types that keep hinting at his impending call-up but the Yankees have said time and time again he’s not going to be pitching in the Bronx this season. For some reason people don’t like to listen to what they don’t want to hear.

    • stefan

      His pitch count in his outings has been low. Trust me, the 60+ innings looks worse than it is.

  • Chip

    If we’re going to miss the playoffs, I hope we’re pretty much out by the trading deadline because for one, I don’t want to see guys like McCutchen traded away for vets if we don’t make it and maybe we can move a few guys to help the pitching for next year. Plus, I don’t want the heartache of losing by a game or two, I’d rather let it sink in slowly then have the hammer dropped like that

  • Bonos

    With Melancon’s today’s outing that would be 62.2. Rios at AAA is supposed to be the teacher of the cutter. I don’t think Melancon will make it there this year.

    • Brandon

      I think you mean Rafy Chaves

  • josh

    any news on hughes?

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

      Threw from 90ft. on flat ground a couple days ago and in two weeks he will throw a bullpen if I am not mistaken.

    • Manimal

      He JUST posted on his blog and said he was throwing.

  • Manimal

    Yikes, Marquez

    1.2 IP 6ER

    • Brandon

      That’s not Jeff LOL

      • Manimal

        ha whoops. Why did I think he was hurt and rehabbing…

  • Mike Pop

    Call Mccutchen up baby !!!!! we gotta see what he can do for next year

  • A.D.

    Charleston won 6-3

    Hacker is one of my favorite prospects