Hughes progresses, Pavano not so much

Game 119: Win or else
A-Rod picks up Mo after a marathon

Steven White has been released, and Jeff Marquez takes his spot on Trenton’s roster. White’s fall from grace was rather precipitous. He’ll land on his feet though.

Six SI Yanks made the NY-Penn League All-Star Game: Addison Maruszack, Mike Lyon, Brian Baisley, David Phelps, Andy Shive and Pat Venditte. All well deserved, congrats guys.

Loyal RAB reader Giselle (you may remember her from her DotF cameo) was at the Scranton game tonight, so she managed to get some pics of Hughes and Melancon. Check ’em out here.

Triple-A Scranton (8-6 win over Pawtucket in 11 innings) they took a 4-run lead in the top of the 10th, but blew it in the bottom of the inning
Brett Gardner: 2 for 6, 1 RBI, 1 K
Matt Carson: 1 for 5, 1 BB, 2 K
Juan Miranda: 0 for 6, 1 K – eek
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – it’s always fun when Shelley steals a bag
Ben Broussard: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Cody Ransom: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – doubled in the winning runs
Chad Moeller: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – when Moeller homers, you’ve gotta find a way to win the game
Chris Basak: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
Phil Hughes: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4-8 GB/FB – 50 of 84 pitches were strikes (59.5%) … one more start in AAA and he’s ready to go
Mark Melancon: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB – 18 of 31 pitches were strikes (58.1%) … allowed a pair of inherited runners to score, uglifying Hughes’ line … hopefully we’ll be watching him relieve Hughes for many years to come
Phil Coke: 1 IP, zeroes
Scott Strickland: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 11 earned runs allowed in his last 1.2 IP (59.28 ERA) … 2.11 ERA on the year before that
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB

Double-A Trenton (6-2 loss to Bowie)
Reegie Corona, Colin Curtis & James Cooper: all 1 for 4 – Corona doubled & K’ed … Curtis tripled … Cooper drove in a run
Austin Jackson, Chris Malec & PJ Pilittere: all 0 for 4 – Ajax K’ed once & is 4 for his last 30 (.133) … Malec K’ed twice
Frankie Cervelli: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Kevin Russo: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Carl Pavano: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HB, 6-4 GB/FB – 51 of 80 pitches were strikes (63.8%)
Jhonny Nunez: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-4 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Mike Gardner & Jose Valdez: both 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

High-A Tampa (5-1 win over Sarasota)
Luis Nunez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 E (fielding, throwing) – 17 for his last 47 (.362)
Kevin Smith & Tim Battle: both 0 for 4 – Smith drew a walk … Battle K’ed
Josh Kreuzer: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K – I did some digging today, and it turns out he was the FSL MVP last year
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – 12 RBI in his last 10 games
Andres Perez: 0 for 3, 2 K
Kyle Anson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Mitch Hilligoss: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS – avg is down 75 points from last year
Zach McAllister: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 6-4 GB/FB – let the pitch counting begin!
Edgar Soto: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Rob Semerano: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-2 win over Delmarva)
Austin Krum & Justin Snyder: both 1 for 3, 2 BB – Krum was caught steaing, scored 2 runs & K’ed twice … Snyder scored a run & K’ed
Jesus Montero: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 17 for his last 35 (.486) … BEAST
Bradley Suttle & Brandon Laird: both 1 or 4, 2 RBI – Suttle tripled, drew a walk & K’ed twice … Laird homered & scored a run (when he homered, duh)
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 PB
Carmen Angelini & Prilys Cuello: both 0 for 4
Abe Almonte: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – 4 for his last 24 (.167)
Craig Heyer: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-3 GB/FB – drew the short straw and made the spot start
Ryan Zink: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB – 17-4 K/BB ratio in his last 15.2 IP
Chase Vacek: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – seems like he’s in there every freakin’ day
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – save numbero 29

Short Season Staten Island (7-1 win over State College, we are Penn State mofo’s)
Addison Maruszack (17): 0 for 5, 1 K – now is that how an All-Star plays? bust
David Adams (3): 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Brian Baisley: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jack Rye (13): 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K – it sure seems like he’s struck out more than just 20 times this year
Melky Mesa: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – second pinch-hit homer of the season
Dan Brewer (8) & Ray Kruml (11): both 2 for 4 – Brewer drew a walk & drove in 2 … Kruml was caught stealing
Mike Lyon (24) & Taylor Grote: both 0 for 4, 1 K – Grote was caught stealing
David Phelps (14): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-9 GB/FB – no relation to Michael
Mike Obradovich: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB – that’s the first walk he’s issued as a pro
Brad Rulon (34): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP – 50 K in 33.2 IP
Nick Asselin: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(7-6 win over GCL Blue Jays) makeup of the July 31st game that was suspended due to rain twice
Jose Pirela: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Corban Joseph (4): 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 3 – picked a runner off first … he played in the original game two weeks ago
Chase Weems: 0 for 0, 2 BB
Shelley Duncan & Chris Smith (5): both 0 for 4, 2 K – Shelley drew a walk (he played in the original game) … Smith scored a run
Wady Rufino: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB – he also played in the original game
Mitch Delaney (21): 3 for 4
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Emerson Landoni: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Hector Noesi: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-4 GB/FB
Mikey O’Brien (9): 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Matt Richardson (15): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Ronny Marte: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 4-0 GB/FB – bouncing back and forth between the FSL and GCL, depends on who needs the extra arm that day
Ryan Flannery (47): 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Game 2 (5-2 win over GCL Blue Jays in 7 innings)
Corban Joseph (4), Mitch Delaney (21) & Chad Gross (28): all 1 for 3 – CoJoe drove in a run … Delaney scored a run … Gross drove in a run, scored a run, swiped a bag, K’ed twice & threw a runner out at home from LF
Kyle Higashioka (7): 2 for 3, 1 2B
Jimmy Paredes: 0 for 3, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Roy Gomez & Alvaro Ramirez: both 1 for 2 – Gomez tripled & drove in 2 … Ramirez was hit by a pitch, stole a base, was caught stealing & committed a throwing error
Victor Zambrano: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1-4 GB/FB – you think they can trade him for Pelfrey yet?
Arodys Vizcaino: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Game 119: Win or else
A-Rod picks up Mo after a marathon
  • Stephen

    You think they would give Jesus a shot at High A for a couple weeks?

    • Mike A.

      Nah, they’ll keep him right where he is. One year at a time, no need to rush it.

  • giselle

    austin jackson has been uninspiring as of late.

    • pat

      thats the exact reverse jynx we need

      • giselle

        yup, just doing my part. now if only mike would stop dissing all the good players and inducing slumps….

        • Mike A.

          You know I expected that from the rest of them, but not you Mr. Burgundy giselle.

          • Adam

            It appears that Austin Jackson is your prototypical streaky hitter.

            Not the best of signs, but not the worst of signs.

  • Simon B.

    I’m actually a bit disappointed at Hughes’s outing today. I hoped last week would prove to be the start of a trend with the groundballs. It still could happen, but he had a pretty dismal ratio tonight.

    One of the defining traits of pre-hammy-injury-Hughes was his great GB rate versus his terrible GB rate afterward.

    • barry

      outs are outs though

    • giselle

      yea i know what you mean. he only gave up 3 hits but there were at least a couple of line drives that were hit right at the outfielders.

      he worked his way out of a lead off double without giving up the run in one inning, and he looked good overall.

      the stadium gun showed him come out with a 94mph fastball and then follow that with a 70mph breaking ball. hughes was good tonight, but he didn’t think so cause he looked upset as he was walking back to the dugout after he got pulled.

  • Lancer

    Montero is really mashing. He may be the best bat we have in the system.

    • pat

      may be?
      id say most definitely is

      • Lancer

        I didn’t want to offend the A-Jax fans, but as a pure hitter Montero looks unreal.

        • pat

          hahaha dude I think thats a great thing to have an argument about because no matter whos right yankee fans win

    • Reggie C.

      Those doubles hopefully turn into homers next season. I hope he’s one of those fast risers through the system. I see the RS be aggressive with their high schoolers. We should mirror that aggressiveness. Reward these kids. Lars Anderson is already at Double-A. I say move Montero to double-A midseason if he’s replicating this season’s success at high-A. Top hitting prospects can handle the jump!!

      • whozat

        But they want him to develop as a catcher if at all possible. Just because the Red Sox do something with one kid doesn’t mean that’s the right thing to do for everyone.

        Also, I defended my PhD :-D

        • Lancer

          That’s true too. The org. is going to have to come to a decision as to where he fits in best. Would be nice to have him as a catcher, but at this point the farm is starving for good bats, regardless of position.

          If he can mash in the big leagues, I don’t care if he plays 1st or comes up as a catcher.

          • pat

            the best thing for montero would be for austin romine to improve his hitting enough that jesus can concentrate on being a dh or 1b

            • Kay Sturns

              best thing for the yankees is for Jesus to stick at Catcher!

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Are you Dr. whozat now?

  • giselle

    whats the deal with pavano? he sucked tonight. i hope he’s not guaranteed a spot in the rotation when he’s done w/ his rehab starts.

    • barry

      That guy’s just riding the gravy train on biscuit wheels.

      • pat

        mmm gravy

  • Chris

    It threw me for a loop to see Shelley Duncan listed in the box score for both the GCL Yanks and the SWB Yanks…

  • Nick

    It’s amazing, do you think cashman would rethink that the trade with twins. Kennedy, Cabrera, Austin Jackson and Alan Horne for Johan Santana ? And another question, why didn’t we go after Torii Hunter ? We are ok with a above average fielder barely hitting above the mendoza line , but we could pay torii hunter to hit 280 with 25 homers and knock in close to 100 rbis ? One more thing , can’t Nady play first base ? So the next time Girardi wants to have have a good lineup or even maybe he wants to play justin christian against a lefty because he quote unquote hits good against lefties, play nady at first and let damon play left and giambi dh or let nady dh. this bs of sexson getting 4 abs let alone one in a game has to stop.

    • Seven Costanza

      thanks for the new, thought provoking questions, nick.

    • pat

      what would rethinking a trade with the twins for santana accomplish? the one you proposed definately would not have gotten the job done

    • Jamal G.

      1. Grammar and punctuation marks are your friends. ;)

      2. I feel compelled to say it each and every time. One deal was Phil Hughes, Melky Cabrera, and two other prospects. The other deal was Chien-Ming Wang, Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera, and another prospect. That’s it. This is straight from Brian Cashman’s mouth.

  • Sal

    Where do you guys see Kelvin De Leon and Eduardo Sosa playing next year? Short Season in the Gulf Coast League? Both continue to absolutely rake and De Leon hit his 8th HR.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Bring over Melvin Croussett. Other than Wilfi Bravo, he’s got the coolest name in the Yankees farm system.
      Actual qoute from Melvin: “If you don’t know me by now, you will never ever, ever know me.”

  • Manimal

    the first time I have watched sportscenter in about a week.

  • Manimal

    What the fuck is up with the guy going over the Sox game. Hes having an orgasm from every homerun they hit. Holy shit is ESPN really that bad?

  • Radnom

    I ma dfunrk but I have this to day


    jesus christ guys CMON


    stop being ughhhhhhhhhhh

    • Manimal

      Go to bed. Please.

    • pat

      please please please entertain us

    • Jamal G.

      Is there anything lamer than pretending to be drunk on the internet? My Mariano.

      • Radnom

        haha i wish I were pretending. but alas, work tommorow will suck.
        but really im so frustrated.

        sdorry pat maybe some other time.

        bed it is.

      • pat

        red sox fans
        rays fans
        people who think girardi is the reason we have been playing like shit
        people who think cashman is the reason we have been playing like shit
        people who think arod is the reason we have been playing like shit
        99.99% of the people who post on Interested Readers blog
        99.99% of the posts at Interested Readers blog
        espn message boards
        people who think we have a shitty farm system
        espn columnists’ red sox bias
        mike lupica and his omnipresence in the daily news

        thats all I can think of for now

  • Eric

    Rulon got shafted, he should be in the All-Star Game. 2 runs in 33 2/3 innings? Unreal.

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  • Frucker

    Hey RAB, why don’t you guys learn to write original sentences — rather than stealing lines from other blogs. The “fall from grace” line was first used by Chad Jennings. Come up with your own material.

  • ChrisS

    Battle K’ed

    I that was a given?

    • ChrisS

      I thought that was a given, I mean.

      • The Scout

        It’s a default setting on the RAB DoTF template.

  • bill from montana

    What do you guys know of Mitch Delaney (21st rd). Is he someone that could develop into a productive prospect?

  • Hand of Abbot

    When was the last David Adams didn’t have a multi hit game? What’s this kid’s ceiling?