The Attorney General wins it late

Game 89: Joba for the split
Home-grown players come through as Yanks salvage a split

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 win over Toledo in 12 innings)
Matt Carson: 4 for 6, 1 R – threw a runner out at third from CF
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 6, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – game winning homer in the top of the 12th
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch) – just 3 for his last 26
Cody Ransom: 3 for 6, 1 R, 2 3B, 1 K
Ben Broussard: 2 for 6, 2 RBI
Jason Lane: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – avg down to .234
Eric Duncan & Greg Porter: both 1 for 5 – E-Dunc K’ed twice … Porter committed a fielding error
Ross Ohlendorf: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 7-2 GB/FB – 43 of 62 pitches were strikes (69.4%)
Steven White: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GB/FB – all he does is get outs
Heath Phillips: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Scott Strickland: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K – 8 baserunners & 0 runs allowed in his last 14.1 IP with 18 K … dealin’
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Double-A Trenton (6-1 loss to New Hampshire)
Ramiro Pena, Austin Jackson & Reegie Corona: all 0 for 3 – Pena drove in a run with a sac fy … Ajax drew a walk … Corona swiped a bag
Colin Curtis, Chris Malec & Edwar Gonzalez: all 1 for 4 – Curtis & Edwar K’ed … Edwar also threw a runner out at second from RF
James Cooper: 2 for 4, 1 K
Cody Ehlers: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Joe Muich: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
George Kontos: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 3-3 GB/FB – 20-5 K/BB ratio in his last 21 IP … win-loss record obvious means nothing in the minors, but his 3-9 record is such an eye sore
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Oneli Perez: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

High-A Tampa (5-2 loss to Sarasota)
Tim Battle, Seth Fortenberry & CJ Henry: all 1 for 4 – Battle scored a run, drove in a run & threw a runner out at home from RF … Frankenberry & Henry each K’ed once
Luis Nunez, Mitch Hilligoss, Eladio Rodriguez & Chris Kunda: all 1 for 3 – Nunez was picked off first … E-Rod scored a run & K’ed … Kunda K’ed, was caught stealing & committed an error when he missed a catch
Andres Perez: 0 for 4, 1 RBI
Ryan Pope: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 2-5 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
Josh Schmidt: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB – only 21 K in 28.2 IP this year after 92 K in 67.2 IP last year

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day.

Short Season Staten Island (4-2 win over Auburn)
Ray Kruml: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 SB
David Adams, Jack Rye & Mitch Abeita: all 0 for 4 – Adams & Abeita each K’ed once … Rye scored a run & K’ed twice
Mike Lyon: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – sporting a .900+ OPS
Dan Brewer: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Taylor Grote & Melky Mesa: both 1 for 2 – Grote drove in a run … Mesa doubled & K’ed
Walt Ibarra: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 CS
Nick Montgomery: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4-5 GB/FB – recently signed as an undrafted FA … you may remember seeing him take a pounding in Game 2 of the College World Series Finals, when he had a chance to clinch the Title for Georgia
Andy Shive: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Brad Rulon: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB – 8 hits & 0 runs allowed in 13.1 IP since turning pro
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – still hasn’t allowed a run as a pro

The Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled off day.

Game 89: Joba for the split
Home-grown players come through as Yanks salvage a split
  • Jamal G.

    If Johnny Damon is out longer than expected then I wonder if Matt Carson might get a look if Justin Christian does not prove adequate off the bench.

    • greg

      I don’t see what Christian could do as the 4th of in the next few weeks to warrant a demotion

    • Ramadan

      stop with these minor league bums

  • DP

    What’s the deal with Kennedy? I’ve been out of town with no internet, but on his page it says he hasnt pitched since 6/28.

    • Mike A.

      He just pitched 2 innings the other day, but the game was suspended due to the rain, so the stats aren’t official yet. I forget what day it was, but he’s fine and on schedule.

      • DP

        Did he do something to piss Girardi off? You’d think with Rasner and Ponson in the rotation they’d give him a shot especially considering he was pitching better. I don’t understand the whole “he’s gotta earn it” crap when the rotation sucks.

        • whozat

          Because handing him an MLB job will not force him to learn what he needs to learn in order to get experienced hitters out.

        • Chip

          Why not give McCutchen the shot instead? The kid has been pretty good other than his first few AAA starts. I’d imagine he’ll get a spot start when rosters expand at the least

  • Manimal

    So, Bruney and IPK are rehabbing in the Minors and Phil is throwing from 90 ft. and Wang is somewhere. Correct?

    • DP

      Britton is also rehabbing in the minors.

      • Eric

        I thought I saw Britton, or at least Bizarro Britton, on the train today. He was a big pudgy guy wearing an Orioles cap and a Jacksonville Jaguars shirt. It’s highly unlikely, but the train was heading toward Philadelphia.

  • McCaff

    Since Gardner is going to be in the bronx for a while with the injuries, and maybe another outfielder called up as a bench player, is AJAX going to AAA anytime soon?

    • Manimal


      Seriously though AJAX and Melancon need to go to AAA

  • dan

    Grote’s been disappointing so far this year.

    And I guess I was underestimating what it would take to get LaPorta away from the Brewers…. I was thinking Kennedy and a raw, high-ceiling guy like Betances. Speaking of that, does anyone think the Brewers would have done that?

    • whozat

      They already have a rich system. Why would they trade a blue-chipper (even by himself) for that kind of package?

      • dan

        Their hitting is much stronger than their pitching in the minors…. opposite of the yanks’ system. This would balance that out for both sides a little bit. They also have a logjam at a few positions (although they might trade Fielder). Gamel’s a LF playing third, LaPorta’s a 1B playing LF, and they have someone else that I can’t think of right now playing out of position because of the same problem.

  • Sal

    DFA LaTroy Hawkins and bring up Scott Strickland.

    • Manimal

      I dont know how his stuff will translate to the majors but why not, give it a shot.

      • Sal

        He has had ML success so he does have a bit of a track record. But as you said why not? LaTroy is the last guy out of the pen anyway why not play around with that spot and actually see if we can find another gem to finish off that pen.

        • Manimal

          Whoops wrong person again. Theres way too many minor leaguers in my brain I confuse them easily. I thought he was a rookie lol nevermind.

  • Bonos

    Carson has a very good skill set, strong arm, good speed and a bit of power. Can play all three OF positions. Christian is a Gardner lite. Carson is hitting in the 330 neighborhood.

    • Manimal

      .322 in AAA

  • Chip

    And the fact that Carson is a righty doesn’t hurt. This team could go for a little righty power outside of A-Rod

  • NC Saint

    “win-loss record obvious means nothing in the minors”

    Is there somewhere else where it does mean something?

    • Eric

      Cy Young voting? In Michael Kay’s (and many other sports journalists’) mind?

    • A.D.

      It matters in the majors, obviously if a guy is putting up a good era & other solid numbers the wins should come, if a pitcher is getting wins even with the other numbers being crap in the bigs, he’ll stick around, however he wouldn’t get a call-up from the minors

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