Game 109: It's spelled S-H-A-W-N, stupid!
September return unlikely for Wang

For the first time this year, Zach McAllister finally makes it onto BA’s Hot Sheet. But “a fairly pedestrian” season? That’s bush, bush league.

Triple-A Scranton (11-5 win over Syracuse) Phil Coke is on his way up to work out of the pen
Brett Gardner: 2 for 6, 2 R
Bernie Castro: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Matt Carson: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – threw a runner out at home from RF on one of the best throws Chad Jennings has ever seen
Juan Miranda: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB – 13 for his last 32 (.406)
Cody Ransom: 1 for 6, 2 RBI, 3 K
Ben Broussard & Chris Basak: both 3 for 5, 1 R – Broussard doubled & drove in 2 … Basak drove in a run
Chris Stewart: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB – 17 for his last 34 (.500) with 7 doubles … schnikees
Nick Green: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Al Aceves: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 6-8 GB/FB – 59 of 90 pitches were strikes (65.6%)
JB Cox: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 5-2 GB/FB – gave up a homer, a rare occurance for the groundball machine
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – back after missing just over a month because of a bout with pneumonia

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Portland)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Ramiro Pena & Joe Muich: both 0 for 3 – Pena drew a pair of walks … Muich walked once, K’ed twice & allowed a passed ball
Austin Jackson & Edwar Gonzalez: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – Edwar was caught stealing
Chris Malec: 0 for 4 – 5 for his last 32 (.156)
Colin Curtis: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
James Cooper: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Jason Jones: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5-9 GB/FB – nice bounce back after allowing 15 runs in his last 14 IP
Wilkins Arias: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Kevin Whelan: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 20 walks in 25.1 IP this year

High-A Tampa (6-3 loss to Dunedin)
Luis Nunez, Seth Fortenberry, Andres Perez, Mitch Hilligoss & Tim Battle: all 1 for 4 – Nunez drove in a run … Fortenberry, Hilligoss & Battle all doubled … Fortenberry also K’ed once … Hilligoss & Battle each scored a run … Battle also drove in a run & K’ed twice
Eduardo Nunez & Kevin Smith: both 2 for 4 – Nunez doubled & hit a solo jack
Josh Kreuzer: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Kyle Anson: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (pickoff) – 6 for his last 29 (.207)
Mike Dunn: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1-7 GB/FB – 1.83 K/BB ratio this year after 3.07 last year
Jesse Hoover: 2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB – just up from Charleston
Rpb Semerano: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Low-A Charleston
Game 1
(4-2 loss to Asheville in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s lightning out
Justin Snyder: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Bradley Suttle: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Austin Romine: 2 for 3, 1 K
Jesus Montero & Austin Krum: both 1 for 3 – Montero K’ed … Krum doubled & drove in a run
Brandon Laird, Prilys Cuello & Carmen Angelini: all 0 for 3 – Cuello committed a fielding error … Angelini K’ed
Abe almonte: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 BB
Jairo Heredia: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HB, 8-4 GB/FB – just not his day
Gabe Medina: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB
Game 2 (another 4-2 loss to Asheville in 7 innings)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Bradley Suttle: 0 for 1, 2 BB – even with the injuries, you have to be happy with his year … there were some ugly looking reports about him last winter
Austin Romine, Austin Krum, Brandon Laird & Abe Almonte: all 1 for 3 – Romine drew a walk … Krum K’ed … Laird doubled & K’ed
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – third homer in his last 8 games
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB
Prilys Cuello: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS
Adam Olbrychowski: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5-2 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – considering he allowed 13 runs in his previous 5 IP, this is improvement
Stephen Artz: 2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Chase Vacek: 1 IP, zeroes, , 3-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 loss to Brooklyn)
Addison Maruszack (17) & David Adams (3): 2 for 4 – Maruszack K’ed & was caught stealing … Adams scored a run & K’ed twice
Brian Baisley: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – he was listed as a “Man Amongst Boys” in the BA Hot Sheet linked too at the top
Mike Lyon (24) & Jahdiel Santamaria: both 1 for 3 – Lyon drove in a run & was picked off second … Santamaria doubled
Dan Brewer (8) & Ray Kruml (11): both 0 for 3 – Kruml K’ed once, Brewer thrice
Jack Rye (13) & Mitch Abeita (19): both 0 for 2 – Rye K’ed … Abeita drew a walk & K’ed twice
David Phelps (14): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 Balk, 4-7 GB/FB – undisputed staff ace
Dan Kapala: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HB, 4-0 GB/FB
Andy Shetrone: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-5 GB/FB

The Rookie GC Yanks had the completion of yesterday’s suspended game suspended again due to rain. The managed to get another full inning in before the rains came. They’ll finish this one up on August 9th. The second game of their doubleheader was rained out, not sure of the makeup date.

Game 109: It's spelled S-H-A-W-N, stupid!
September return unlikely for Wang
  • Guiseppe Franco

    Yeah, that pedestrian crack seems a little out of place.

    McAllister’s season had been fairly pedestrian up until the past week. He was 6-3, 2.45 for low Class A Charleston before a promotion to the FSL. Since then, he’s 6-5, 2.01 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 48-to-8. He doesn’t get much in the way of run support because of his five losses for Tampa, four are quality starts. Also, his two walks came in his most recent game. He’s hasn’t walked more than two batters in an appearance this season.

    He’s had a great season no matter how you cut it. His ERA and K-to-BB ratio has been outstanding from the onset.

    Oh well. I hope this translates to Trenton next season.

    • Joltin’ Joe

      Yeah because throwing to a ~2.50 ERA as a 20 year old in High A is “pedestrian.” I’m getting the feeling that ZMac will be part of the next crop, right along with Betances, Brackman and Cole. Bleich too and others I suppose.

  • Manimal

    Who do you think Will come up first, Aceves or IPK.

    • Joltin’ Joe

      IPK is set up for success, Aceves is really a younger Rasner IMO.

      • cult of basebaal

        based on what, exactly?

    • dan

      IPK– he’s on the 40-man

    • Guiseppe Franco

      Kennedy will get the call first. No question.

      He’s on the 40-man and he’s pitched very well his last few starts at Scranton.

      Aceves has only had a couple of starts at this level and he’s been knocked around a bit.

      It doesn’t mean that Aceves won’t get a look sooner or later, but Kennedy clearly has the advantage right now.

      I bet we see him if he pitches well on Sunday and perhaps one more in his next turn.

  • dan

    How can McAllister’s straight domination of high-A at age 20 be considered pedestrian? His 6.31 K/BB ratio is sick.

    • Jamal G.

      Bias against the Yanks knows no bounds.

      • Joltin’ Joe

        Until the Red Sox fans start writing articles that is, haha

        “Jacoby Ellsbury is gonna be better than Johnny Damon”

        “Jed Lowrie could be the best AL SS right NOW!”

        “Clay Buchholz prefers HP over Dell as his choice of laptop(s)”

        Boston hype.

        • Dave M

          Yeah, I like my HP better then Dell too.

      • Geno

        Sometimes I get to thinking that the whole anti-Yankee bias is bs. Then I read a report like this, and wonder – would the writer have been more impressed had the prospect been in some other system?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    The whole thing is downright “uninspiring”.

    • Mike A.


      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Sorry man. Just wanted to point out that sometimes people use words that they don’t always mean……or it could be a massive Yankee conspiracy.

        • Mike A.

          It’s cool, I said it, I should deal with the repercussions. It was a poor choice of words though.

  • Todd

    Mike. Please explain why you simply do not see a guy like Miranda as a possible ML platoon option. The guy is 26 (we think), hitting for a high average and has a decent OBP in AAA. He has only played in the states for 2 years. I have a feeling thast the power will begin to show within the next year. I do not have the stats to back it up, but it seems as if he has been hitting lefties better of late. I made a similar point earlier in the year with Ohlendorf. It seems that fans’ perceptions of guys is based on whether or not they like them and are rooting for them. Imagine if E Duncan put up Miranda’s numbers this year. The site would be crashing daily! Also, we get excited about guys putting up numbers in A ball but have a guy doing well in AAA. Don’t sleep on this guy as I have a feeling he will only improve.

    • Mike A.

      When did I say I didn’t see him as a platoon option? In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve said I see him only as a platoon option. I think he can be a pretty good RHP masher, but how much value do those guys really have? I supposed it’s better to rake one side than be mediocre against both sides.

      • Todd

        My bad. It just seemed that you were kind of down on him. Didn’t mean to put words in your mouth. But my point still stand regarding how most people view prospects… We always heard about Papi’s power but he showed very little until he got to the Red Sox later in his career. This guy MIGHT be a similar talent.

        • A.D.

          Relying on people suddenly being good and doing something they haven’t shown in the bigs isn’t the best plan. I mean everyone could suddenly be awesome.

          I get what your saying, but hoping someone busts out isn’t the best plan

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos

          “We always heard about Papi’s power but he showed very little until he got to the Red Sox later in his career.”

          (cough) steroids (cough)

  • John

    Not really sure where to post this. But if the Marlins got Manny they would have flipped him to the Yankees.

    • Mike A.

      But if the Marlins got Manny they would have flipped tried to flip him to the Yankees.

      There, fixed. ;)

    • A.D.

      Skeptical of the story as a whole

      Boras saying “We wouldn’t let that happen” for money he’d let it happen

      Manny not going to Florida cause of the ballpark size and stability of ownership. Absoluty redic considering he publically said he’d accept any trade. Ownership doesn’t matter to him, he’s not resigning there. He accepeted a deal to LA, a pitchers park

      doesn’t add up