Jul
22

Not a good night for the pitchers

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Triple-A Scranton (4-3 win over Richmond)
Cody Ransom: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – 3 straight games with a jack
Chris Stewart: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (throwing)
Greg Porter: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 17, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP – Eric Duncan drew a walk & was hit by a pitch
Al Aceves: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K – 43 of 65 pitches were strikes (66.2%) … taken out after strugging through the 2nd and 3rd innings
Steven White: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 8-1 GB/FB – 17 of 34 pitches were strikes (50%)
JB Cox: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Brian Bruney: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – schedule to pitch tomorrow night as well
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Trenton‘s game started late after a long rain delay. I’m not going to wait for it to end. Here’s the box.

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(4-2 win over Brevard County in 7 innings) this was the makeup of yesterday’s rainout
Luis Nunez: 1 for 3
Eduardo Nunez, Josh Kreuzer & Kyle Anson: all 1 for 2 – Nunez walked, K’ed & was caught stealing … Kreuzer drew a walk & scored a run
Kevin Smith & Mitch Hilligoss: both 0 for 3 – Smith drove in a run
Seth Fortenberry & Andres Perez: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Perez hit a 3-run jack, K’ed & committed a throwing error
Mike Dunn: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8-2 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K – 40 K in 37.1 IP
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Game 2 (16-2 pounding at the hands of Brevard County, in 7 innings!)
The Nunezes: both 1 for 3 – Luis K’ed twice … Eduardo hit a solo jack
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI - took over third in the top of the 7th
Tom Baldridge (33): 1 for 3 – threw runners out at second & third from LF
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 15, 1 BB, 6 K
Jason Stephens: 2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 K – sheesh
Edgar Soto: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K – holy crap moly
Grant Duff: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Rob Semerano: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Chris Kunda: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – you know it’s bad when a backup infielder needs to take to the mound … last position player to take the mound in the minors (for the Yanks) that I can remember was Tony Roth back in 2006 … that, of course, was part of that ridiculous weekend in which Roth went 3 for 4 with RBI as a 2B on Friday, threw 2 perfect innings to pick up the win in relief on Saturday, then went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored as a 1B on Sunday (that box isn’t working) … good times

Low-A Charleston (7-5 loss to Greensboro)
Austin Krum: 1 for 5, 2 K – 2 straight games on the bench for the uber-slumping Abe Almonte, although he did make a pinch running appearance late in the game
Bradley Suttle: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Austin Romine, Justin Snyder & Carmen Angelini: all 1 for 5 – Snyder scored a run & K’ed three times … Angelini drove in a run & K’ed
Jesus Montero: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 K – 14 for his last 28
Brandon Laird: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – 4 homers in his last 11 games
Taylor Holiday: 2 for 4, 2 K
Lance Pendleton: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-9 GB/FB
Stephen Artz: 3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5-1 GB/FB – bumps his season strikeout total up to 12 (in 28.2 IP)

Short Season Staten Island (1-0 win over Jamestown)
Braedyn Pruitt & Melky Mesa: both 1 for 3 - Pruitt K’ed
Addison Maruszack (17): 1 for 4, 1 RBI
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 20, 3 BB, 6 K – Jack Rye stole a base
David Phelps (14): 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 9-4 GB/FB – the lone exception in a night of crappy starts
Josue Selenes: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Brad Rulon (34): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 14 hits allowed & 32 K in 23 IP
Pat Venditte (20): 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-4 loss to GCL Braves)
Jose Pirela: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K
Corban Joseph (4): 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) – picked off first
Jimmy Paredes, Chad Gross (28)  & Alvaro Ramirez: all 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Gross scored a run
Chase Weems: 2 for 2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Mitch Delaney (21): 2 for 3, 1 R
Zoilo Almonte & Spencer Lucian (31): both 1 for 4 – Almonte drove in a run & K’ed … Lucian drove in 2, K’ed twice & committed a fielding error
Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – remember, the work he’s getting in now is the work that usually gets done in Extended Spring Training, but there’s no XST this time of year
Kelvin Perez: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP
Francisco Rondon: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Categories : Down on the Farm

42 Comments»

  1. blah says:

    What happened to Cervelli? He came back for a few games in June, then I never heard about him again.

  2. whozat says:

    “Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – remember, the work he’s getting in now is the work that usually gets done in Extended Spring Training, but there’s no XST this time of year”

    No! I refuse to listen to you! He’s a bust! Cashman was an idiot to trade Sheffield! He’s better than Gardner! Who cares that he’s a constantly injured DH now that hasn’t hit for crap all season! He’s a presence and a gamer! He’s feared! He makes the hitters around him better! Other nonsensical cliches as well!

  3. Jamal G. says:

    Mike, Chad Jennings said that Alfredo Aceves was on a strict pitch count of 65.

  4. Reggie C. says:

    With the Yankee bullpen seemingly set , i guess we’ll have to wait till next season to see Melancon in pinstripes. Its great that with the emergence of Robertson and Edwar as reliable options, Melancon won’t be counted on as much to be a Joba-impact type. The bullpen is the ONLY part of the squad that’s getting younger and better…. n

  5. Mike,

    According to some published reports, Cervelli has a knee injury that will likely keep him out for the remainder of this season. I don’t remember if it was Pete Abe or another site, but I remember readng Cashman’s comments on the young backstop.

  6. Joltin' Joe says:

    So which one of these suckers is going to Seattle for Washy?

  7. RPimpsner says:

    Just a thought. The past few weeks I have seen a lot of Tampa Bay scouts coming to the games in Staten Island. Actually I have seen three different guys from the Rays at the games.

    I don’t know if that means anything but they have been here alot to games that they are not playing Hudson Valley.

  8. Blackdragon905 says:

    Kelvin DeLeon had 2 hrs tonight for the DSL yankees, whats the scouting report on this guy, i hear he is a great prospect with a ton of power?

    • Mike A. says:

      Not sure, I tend to ignore guys in the DSL because the information coming out of there is so unreliable. Once they reach the states I take the time to learn about them.

    • Arizona Steve says:

      He is a big prospect. Big signing bonus. He and Eduardo Sosa are the players to watch in the DSL for the Yanks. Their both 17 year old outfielders. High up side but still 100-1 to even see the big leagues.

  9. dan says:

    No idea if this is true or not, but it seems like either Montero or Romine hits well each game, but rarely both of them. Maybe it has something to do with who’s catching each game? Maybe I’m delusional/making this up? Maybe I’ll stop asking rhetorical questions? Maybe not?

  10. Blackdragon905 says:

    Nevermind, found this on another fourm, i think its from baseball prospectus, not sure though

    10. Kelvin DeLeon, OF
    DOB: 10/29/90
    Height/Weight: 6-3/190
    Bats/Throws: R/R
    Acquired: NDFA, 2007, Dominican Republic
    2007 Stats: None

    Year In Review: Universally considered one of the top position players available in the international signing period, DeLeon inked with the Yankees for a seven-figure deal.
    The Good: DeLeon’s tools had scouts drooling leading up to the signing period. He has plus-plus power potential, and already showed the ability to tap into that power in game situations during the Yankee’s Dominican instructional league. He also projects to hit for a high average thanks to excellent plate coverage. He’s an above-average athlete and average runner, and projects as a solid right fielder defensively with an above-average arm.
    The Bad: DeLeon still has a number of refinements to make offensively. He’s rarely seen good pitching, and needs to work on identifying which pitches to lay off and which he can drive. He still reaches for breaking balls, and his swing can get a bit long at times when he tries too hard to showcase his power.
    Fun Fact: In his first semi-official at-bat for the Yankees in the Domincan instructional league opener, DeLeon launched a home run that one in attendance estimated as traveling 425 feet.
    Perfect World Projection: DeLeon’s ceiling is tremendous, as is the gap between reality and what you can dream on.
    Timetable: DeLeon will likely follow the same path that Jesus Montero did last year, beginning the year in extended spring training before making his official pro debut in the Gulf Coast League.

  11. Manimal says:

    Vendette’s back to norm.

  12. Manimal says:

    UPDATED RUMORS: Igawa to mariners is a possibility but then mariners might put in Vidro to get some prospects back. Id give em Igawa Melky some nobody in A ball and maybe Michael Kay, a couple balls and a bat.

    • Manimal says:

      seriously I’d do it. Another rumor that Yankees are scouting Lowe in LA. I would send Betemit back and maybe Karstens +medium prospect.

    • jeff says:

      I think you misread the rumor. Adding Vidro to the deal wouldn’t “get some prospects back” since he’s one of the least valuable players in all of baseball. It would simply make up for the Mariners taking Igawa’s salary. Of course, the Yankees would never take Vidro because there isn’t even a spot on the roster for him.

      As for adding Melky to the deal, that’s just crazy. The Mariners might give Washburn away for nothing just to get rid of the salary. It’s certainly not going to take a major league player to get him.

      Igawa and someone like Colin Curtis might even be too much, assuming the Yankees take all of Washburn’s salary.

      BTW, I’d definitely be in favor of a deal like that.

      • NC Saint says:

        Igawa and Curtis might be too much? How does that work? It’s pretty clear the Yankees desperately don’t want Igawa on the team. And he isn’t working for peanuts either. So we’d be adding a starter we could actually use for Colin Curtis and a bit of cash. That would be a coup.

        • Jamal G. says:

          Colin Curtis is too much. The Yanks seem to be a bit higher on Curtis than outside sources and I trust their opinion of their own players than what Baseball America or Scout.com might say. Check Curtis’ numbers, it’s not like he’s just some Minor League filler, he has a future as a reliable fourth outfielder in the Majors.

    • raymagnetic ®™ says:

      So you would trade the Yankees starting CF who isn’t hitting for a guy who can only DH and is actually hitting worse than Melky plus send other prospects to Seattle for the right to pay Vidro for the rest of this year plus his vesting option? That’s NUTS!

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  14. Vladdy The Daddy says:

    wow the mariners are stupid

  15. r.w.g. says:

    It’s been a pretty decent stretch for Laird. Doesn’t really hit for any average, but he seemed to be getting at least one knock in a majority of the games the past week and a half or so. And he usually hit it hard.

  16. pat says:

    wheres chris smith???????

  17. A.D. says:

    May have been a bad night for most pitchers, but at least we know Steven White is alive, i’ll take that

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