Charleston’s offense keeps on rollin’

Game 113: ZOMG A LEFTY!!11!11!
Yanks let one slip in Texas as season hangs in the balance

Chad Jennings has an update on Humberto Sanchez & Jeff Marquez. Check it fool.

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 win over Pawtucket)
Brett Gardner & Juan Miranda: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Gardner K’ed & swiped a bag … Miranda doubled & scored a run
Bernie Castro: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB – left the game after Matt Carson ran him over on a pop fly
Matt Carson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Shelley Duncan & Chris Stewart: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Duncan K’ed
Ben Broussard & Eric Duncan: both 0 for 4 – E-Dunc was caught stealing
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 5-10 GB/FB – 64 of 104 pitches strikes (61.5%)
Chris Britton: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Billy Traber: 0.1 IP, zeroes
Mark Melancon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 19 of 28 pitches were strikes (67.9%) … three ground balls his first inning, three strikeouts his next inning … equal opportunity domination

Double-A Trenton (6-2 loss to Connecticut)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Kevin Russo, Austin Jackson & Chris Malec: all 0 for 4 – Ajax K’ed twice & threw a runner out at third from LF, not his usual CF, not sure what that’s about … Malec K’ed
Colin Curtis & Cody Ehlers: both 0 for 3 – Curtis drew a walk, K’ed thrice & committed a fielding error while taking over CF from Ajax … Ehlers K’ed once committed a fielding error
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 3 – threw a runner out at third from RF
Frankie Cervelii & James Cooper: both 1 for 2, 1 R – Cervelli was hit by a pitch, allowed a passed ball & picked a runner off first with a snap throw … Cooper drew a walk
Steven White: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-3 GB/FB – wtf man?
Jhonny Nunez: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-4 GB/FB – organizational debut
Oneli Perez: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

High-A Tampa (7-1 win over Fort Myers in 8 innings) the game was completed early due to lightning … it’s a shame, Fort Myers had just stuck their RFer on the mound, and he walked the first two men he faced
The Nunezes: both 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Luis swiped a bag & scored a run … Eduardo stole two bases, was caught stealing another & scored a pair of runs
Kevin Smith, Josh Kreuzer & Tim Battle: all 0 for 3 – Smith drew a walk, stole a bag, scored a run & K’ed twice … Kreuzer walked & K’ed … Battled had his obligatory K
Seth Fortenberry & Mitch Hilligoss: both 2 for 3 – Fortenberry drew a walk, scored a run & drove in 4 runs … Hilligoss doubled & K’ed
Andres Perez: 2 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Jose Gil: 0 for 2, 1 R – picked a runner off first
Ivan Nova: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 9-3 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB – I wonder what’s up with his schedule of alternating starts and relief appearances

Low-A Charleston (11-2 win over Greenville) they outscored Greenville 40-9 in the 4-game series
Justin Snyder: 2 for 6, 2 R, 2 K
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – 8 XBH in his last 11 games
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K – got a nice little 8 game hit streak going
Austin Romine: 3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Austin Krum: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Brandon Laird: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K – that’s 5 homers in the last 4 days … his last 7 hits have gone for extra bases
Carmen Angelini: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – had been 4 for his last 33 (.121)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Dellin Betances: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 8-5 GB/FB – 29-7 K/BB ratio in his last 28.1 IP … that’s what I’m talkin’ about, finishing the year strong and giving yourself something positive to focus on winter … keep it up, kid
Ryan Zink: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP

Short Season Staten Island had a scheduled off day, as did the rest of the NY-Penn League.

Rookie GCL Yanks (3-0 loss to GCL Indians)
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 3, 1 BB
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 24, 5 BB, 4 K – Corban Joseph (4) drew a pair of walks … Kyle Higashioke went 0 for 4 with a K
Hector Noesi: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 7-5 GB/FB – it’s not everyday someone goes 6 innings in a GCL game
Shawn Joy: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Mike Solbach: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Dicky Marquez: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – opponents are still hitting over .350 off him

Game 113: ZOMG A LEFTY!!11!11!
Yanks let one slip in Texas as season hangs in the balance
  • pat

    its gotten to the point where it seems melancon isnt even being tested anymore

    • A.D.

      i dunno 14 pitches an inning, ususally its only 10!

      • Thurman

        “equal opportunity domination”
        –one of your best

  • A.D.

    Suttle is quite warm

  • Jamal G.

    Corban Joseph is really, really getting me intrigued.

    • pat

      would you say your interest is piqued?

      • Jack

        Is that supposed to be a euphamism?

    • jr

      Saw corban joseph play over the weekend in tampa…wow…This kid has a quick bat..will be in the bigs in 2 to 3 years.

  • Ivan

    Melancon is just sick. His GBT are great as well as his K Rate.

    If your the Yanks would you trade Bruney offseason for something solid? I would.

    • Todd

      would be kinda hard to do since he only has a one year contract.

      • A.D.

        hes under arbitration

        • Todd

          So we offer arbitration then trade him? How does it work?

          • dan

            He’s under team control on a series of one-year contracts for the first six years of his career (I’m not sure how many years/days he’s completed). The Yankees can trade him for whoever they want after this season if they so choose.

    • A.D.

      Depends if something solid can be gotten, generally solid 7th/8th guys that aren’t closer material don’t net that much. Might be more benefical to the Yanks.

      Though there is always the possibility he could be a part of package

  • A.D.

    Given that the Yanks have had some weaker pitching, and could use a bit more offense, and idea could be to call up Carson & Miranda and send down/dfa some combo of Melk, Christian & Sexson. According to the MLE calc Carson & Miranda would both hit about .295 against the handedness pitcher they specialize in.

    Against LHP:
    Carson in CF & normal lineup, with big G actually playing

    Against RHP:
    Nady or Damon in CF the other in RF with Big G & Miranda playing 1st/DH

    you got Melk or Christian off the Bench for defensive replacement & pinch running

    got Carson/Miranda as a quality match up bat when they don’t start.

    Just an idea on playing with splits, give us some extra bats to hopefully pick up sme more runs

  • DaveM

    Meanwhile, the big club is getting beat again. 8-2 Top 8.

    • pat

      dick sexy just earned it

  • Todd

    I was banging the Miranda drum earlier in the week as I thought folks were kind of sleeping on him. I got my wish as he is opening eyes. But now, people are going way too crazy. You do not throw this guy into the middle of a pennant race. He is a very nice chip though and I think that he will be a good player.

  • Mike R.

    Nobody is saying it but I think Laird is fighting with Montero for the title of top power hitter in the system. He has legitimate big league power.

    • r.w.g.

      I’ve been on his bandwagon for a while.

      He’s pretty hot and cold but he definitely has serious power. He’s got contact issues but I think he’s only 20 or 21 so he’s got time to just get at-bats.

      He’s not quite Montero, though.

  • A.D.

    What is Cervelli actual potential? Serviceable ML backstop with plus defense?

    • rbizzler

      That sounds about right to me. Won’t hit for much power but looks to be solid defensively.

  • Lanny

    Too bad they don’t think Melancon is major league ready.

  • Tim

    As I read through the stats, the line that caught my attention was:

    “Austin Romine: 3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB”

    Yes I know that Charleston crushed Greenville and Romine is a damn fine hitter so the 3 for 4 is nice but not surprising. What got me was the stolen base. What the hell is that about? If you are Greenville and getting absolutely pounded in a four game series how do you handle having the starting catcher for the other team going nuts and swiping a bag. I think you just have to go into the locker room and cry.

    • Rafi

      He stole in the third inning and it was only 4-0 at the time.

  • stuart

    the yanks are clueless.. Jeters AB with the bases loaded on a 3 and 1 count shows he has lost his baseball sense.. that team is hard to watch, sportsfans they are a bad baseball team who make bad decisions all game long..

    they are not making the playoffs if they did I would be shocked…..

    • Jack

      You do realize that they are only 2.5 games out of the WC with 49 more to be played, right?

    • Nate

      I don’t understand why swinging 3-1 is a bad baseball decision. With the bases loaded, you know you are going to get a fastball, and its probably going to be a very hittable pitch. Jeter hit the ball hard, which is really all you can ask for, it just happened to go right at Kinsler. If that ball was three feet to the left or right, the Yankees could have won the game.

  • Jack

    So what’s the deal with Jhonny Nunez? Is that 1.13 legit?

    • A.D.

      real small sample size, he moved up to AA and was converted from a stuggling starter to a reliever

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  • Jon G

    Ugh – Bruney wasn’t even close to ready. He is back to late last year form. Time for Melancon? Or at least one of the other AAA relievers who are pitching much better!

  • cult of basebaal

    here’s what chad jennings wrote about melancon in his post-game wrap:

    Mark Melancon, of course, was outstanding. That should be the last time Dave Miley and Rafael Chaves are forced to bring Melancon in to start an inning, and it will be interesting to see how he handles entering a game with runners on base. But immediately after an infield single tonight, Melancon quickly got a 6-4-3 double play. He then struck out the side in the ninth, ending it with a big, bending curveball. The guy covering for Pawtucket said the PawSox players were talking about Melancon in the clubhouse after the game.

  • steve

    from chad jennings

    Humberto Sanchez (left) has run out of time on his rehab assignment — rehabbing pitchers get 30 days — but he felt something in his elbow during his last Gulf Coast League appearance, which is why he hasn’t been pitching. Contreras said it’s his understanding that the Yankees can essentially call this a new injury, put Sanchez back on the DL and get another 30 days.


  • Troy

    Hi, thanks to the writers of the excellent prospect site.

    What is a good webpage to see the Yankees 2008 draft and who has signed/not signed?