Kontos dominant again

Joba out with rotator cuff tendinitis, but ...
Brett Favre traded to the Jets

The Yanks signed 6th round Brett Marshall to an $850,000 bonus, roughly $750,000 over slot. The prep RHP from Texas is arguably the second best prospect the Yanks selected behind top pick Gerrit Cole. (h/t to commentor Joe)

Triple-A Scranton (11-5 loss to Pawtucket)
Matt Carson: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB
Eric Duncan: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – SLG by season, 2003-present: .473-.471-.408-.405-.389-.372 … that is an ugly trend
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 5, 1 K
Juan Miranda & Chris Basak: both 2 for 4 – Basak drove in a run
Cody Ransom: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Ben Broussard: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – 1 for his last 11 following an 11 for 32 (.344) stretch
Chris Stewart: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (missed catch)
Al Aceves: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4-1 GB/FB – 44 of 72 pitches were strikes (61.1%)
JB Cox: 1 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB – only 11 of 31 pitches were strikes (35.5%)
Scott Patterson: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB - 26 of 36 pitches were strikes (72.2%) … allowed two runners he inherited from JB to score
Billy Traber: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Scott Strickland: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB - Chad Jennings said he was pulled from the game following a visit to the mound by the trainer
Steven Jackson: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – allowed all three runners he inherited from Strickland to score

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over Connecticut)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 K
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 K – threw a runner out at third from CF after a one game stint in LF … 10 for his last 20
Chris Malec & Walt Ibarra: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Malec drove in a run … Ibarra was picked off first
Colin Curtis, Joe Muich & James Cooper: all 0 for 4, 1 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP – picked off first
George Kontos: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 9-6 GB/FB – 8 baserunners & 18 K in his last 15 IP
Anthony Claggett: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa had their game suspended after the third inning due to a power outage. This is the second time in two weeks a game in Tampa was affected by the lights going out. They’ll probably make this one up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, assuming someone pays the electric bill.

Low-A Charleston (1-0 loss to Rome)
Justin Snyder, Jesus Montero & Carmen Angelini: all 1 for 4 – Snyder K’ed once, Montero & Angelini each K’ed twice … Montero also allowed a passed ball
Bradley Suttle, Austin Romine & Abe Almonte: all 0 for 4 – Romine K’ed once, Almonte thrice
Wady Rufino: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Brandon Laird: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – HR streak ends at 4 games
Austin Krum: 3 for 4, 1 SB
Jairo Heredia: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 7-6 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – having as good a season a you could have as an 18-yr old to have in a full season league
Craig Heyer: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 4-1 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Short season Staten Island (3-2 win over Oneonta)
Addison Maruszack (17): 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
David Adams (3) & Jack Rye (13): both 1 for 4, 1 2B – Adams K’ed twice
Brian Baisley: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci, Dan Brewer (8), Taylor Grote & Ray Kruml (11): all 1 for 4 – Grote K’ed twice, Vech & Brewer ech K’ed once … Brewer also stole a base
Mitch Abieta (19): 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Brandon Braboy (18): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 8-3 GB/FB
Jason Kiley: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – second straight solid year in SI’s pen
Brad Rulon (34): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 45 K in 30.2 IP
Pat Venditte (20): 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (7-3 win over GCL Indians)
Jose Pirela: 1 for 2, 1 R – left the game after popping out in the top of the second
Corban Joseph (4): 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB – took over second for Pirela
Chris Smith (5): 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB – 14 for his last 35 (.400)
Neall French: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Chase Weems: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 3 K – seems like he should have a lot more than 18 K, doesn’t it?
Emerson Landoni & Alvaro Ramirez: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Landoni swiped a bag … Ramirez tripled & committed a fielding error
Jeff Marquez: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4-1 GB/FB – rehabbin’
Gabriel Tatis: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Manny Banuelos: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 4-5 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Mike Obradovich: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – back after making a little cameo across the street with Tampa … 6 baserunners & 18 K in 11.1 IP since turning pro

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Joba out with rotator cuff tendinitis, but ...
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  • Greg G.

    Is it my imagination, or does it seem like Tampa has played only about half their scheduled games between the rain and the power outages?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yeah, lots of postponements and suspended games for them this year.

  • blah

    There hs been a power outage all season in Tampa.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Zing!

      • blah

        Hey, Tim Battle currenly leads the team in slugging percentage. . .

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike A. What are your expectation for Hughes if he comesback? I feel that he can certainly pitch well if he comes especially if his stuff is back but watching Buchholz getting lit up after coming back has me a little bit cautious.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I expect good thing, it’s hard to expect anything else out of Phil. If he can have the kind of September this year that he did last, everyone should be happy.

  • A.D.

    Eric Duncan, the AAA equivalent of Melky

    • Bo

      Good call there.

  • A.D.

    Miranda, eating up RHP…if your going to use a lineup like tonight, why not DH him??

  • A.D.

    Was it Z-Macs start for Tampa

  • Manimal

    Kontos adjusted to the trade talks pretty well, dont you think?

  • A.D.

    Neall French, 25 in GCL, whats with that?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Somewhere along the line the career path took a wrong turn I guess.

    • r.w.g.

      French was a fifth year senior from Univ. of Cincy. He was drafted older than most. Or he may have even been an undrafted free agent. I know there used to be some kind of loophole for fifth year seniors and free agency.

      He actually did some real damage in college. Org. depth guy, but his bat has some juice in it.

  • Jack

    I clicked on Venditte’s profile just to see “Throws: S”, but they have him listed as right-handed. Stupid MiLB website.

    • Nickel

      Go to baby-bombers.com. He’s listed on the roster page as “SHP.”

  • Bryan

    Has Venditte been switching mid-inning? Or have they decided to make him one or the other?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s been switching from batter to batter.

      • Bryan

        If only YES carried SI Yanks like SNY carries the Cyclones I could actually see him!

  • A.D.

    Should Marshall go right to the GCL, or will we not see him pitch this year?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He might get a few innings in with the GCL squad. There season ends three weeks from today, so there’s not much time left for these late signees to play. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Marshall go straight to instructional league.

      • Lancer

        This kid seemed all but set on playing for the Yankees. He basically told the Red Sox, Mets, Braves, Royals and Indians that they were wasting their time with him if they thought he would sign with them.

        • A.D.

          yeah thats pretty awesome that they said they wanted to draft him in the 3rd and he said don’t bother, I won’t sign

        • Kyle D.

          Betances style.

  • Lancer

    Is that a real Jeff Marquez sighting?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      ’tis.

  • Lancer

    It looks like the “promote Aceves to the ML rotation” campaign has lost a lot of steam.

    Ever since that game where Cashman went to watch him, he hasn’t been all that good. Seems like he’ll need some ironing out in AAA before we get our hopes up again.

    • A.D.

      certainly is true, and he started with 9 scorless in AAA out of the pen

      • Lancer

        Yeah, but then he had that minor injury (I think). I wonder if it’s just the fact that he’s adjusting to the AAA hitters, or the mere fact that the Mexican tortilla’s are better in Trenton.

        • A.D.

          after the injury, and in a chad jennings interview he did say he had to adjust

  • Eirias

    Venditte is a machine.

  • Lancer

    Kontos is still young, what’s the ceiling on him?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      BA said he can be a #3. I’m not as optimistic.

      • The Scout

        He can be a #3 for the Orioles!

      • Chip

        Seriously, if this kid turns into a legit #3, I’d be ecstatic! I know he was ranked the number three pitcher (I think from Illinois? I know McCutchen was #1) when he was drafted. It’s not like he’s super old for his league either. Hopefully he can come up to Scranton next season and basically be McCutchen

  • Corey

    vendette is already 23 years old…he seems to be playing well in SI why not promote him?

    • Nickel

      I hope he winds up in Trenton at some point. I’d be at Waterfront Park every chance I got.

  • A.D.

    Banuelos, putting together a nice season in the GCL for a 17 year old lefty

  • http://therabblewithout.blogspot.com NC Saint

    Why, oh why are minor league jersies sold generically? All I want out of life is a Venditte jersey…

  • Will

    Did Gerrit Cole sign yet?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Nope. That one’s going to go right down to the deadline, which is only 8 days away now…

  • Mike

    Why don’t the Yankees send Eric Duncan to high or double A? The kid has mad potential but needs some work and confidence. He’s still young, the yankees shouldn’t let him rot.

    • Bo

      “mad potential”??

      check his stats. hes a bust in every meaning.

  • D.B.

    whats the scouting report on brett marshall?

    • Kyle D.

      Kind of undersized power arm (I think they said somewhere in the 6′ 185 range). Fastball and a good hook with developing secondary pitches. I could be mistaken though.

    • Kyle D.

      Forgot to mention, sits low to mid 90s with his fastball.

  • fred

    Strickland allowed 2 inherited runners from Cox to score as well. Check Jackson’s numbers……only 4 of approximately 30 inherited runners have scored. Last night was the PawSox night, it seems. The Yankee bullpen has been strong throughout the series. Good luck to, Phil tonight.