Aug
15

Melancon coughs it up late

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Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Lehigh Valley)
Matt Carson, Shelley Duncan & Chad Moeller: all 1 for 4 - Carson drove in a run & was hit by a pitch… Shelley drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed twice … Moeller K’ed twice
Eric Duncan & Juan Miranda: both 1 for 5, 2 K
Jason Lane: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – nice return from spending just about a month on the DL
Ben Broussard: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Nick Green: 0 for 4, 3 K, 1 E (fielding) – days like this make you want to take a bat to the watercooler
Chris Basak: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 8-9 GB/FB – 77 of 112 pitches were strikes (68.8%)
Steven Jackson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 12 of 19 pitches were strikes (63.2%) … just didn’t have it today

Double-A Trenton (9-2 win over Reading)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 6, 2 K
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 HBP
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 SB – 5 for his last 14 (.357) after a 4 for 30 stretch (.133)
Chris Malec: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Kevin Russo & PJ Pilittere: both 2 for 5 – Russo scored a run & K’ed … PJ homered, drove in two & scored 3 runs
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) – homered off a guy making a ton of money to pitch (poorly) in AA
Edwar Gonzalez: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K – that’s a good week right there
James Cooper: 0 for 4, 1 HBP
Jason Jones: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 Balk, 6-8 GB/FB
Jhonny Nunez: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(1-0 win over Clearwater in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout
Luis Nunez: 0 for 3
Hideki Matsui: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – man, the Yanks could use him in the worst way right now
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 3, 1 E (fielding)
Seth Fortenberry, Jose Gil, Tim Battle & Tom Baldridge (33): all 0 for 2 – Fortenberry K’ed twice, Gil once
Kevin Smith & Mitch Hilligoss: both 1 for 2 – Smith doubled … Hilligoss was caught stealing
Chris Garcia: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 5-2 GB/FB – now that is what you want to see out of Mr. Garcia
Mike Dunn: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Josh Schmidt: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Game 2 (9-1 win over Clearwater in 7 innings)
Luis Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Hideki Matsui: 0 for 2, 1 BB – got his three plate appearances in and called it a day
Eduardo Nunez & Seth Fortenberry: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – Nunez drove in two
Josh Kreuzer: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Kyle Anson: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Tom Baldridge (33): 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – threw a runner out at the plate from RF
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 3, 1 RBI
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 4-5 GB/FB – 68 hits allowed & 122 K in 101.2 IP … wowza
Phil Bartlewski: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – just keeps mowin’em down

Low-A Charleston (7-5 win over Lakewood)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – I have to admit, I didn’t have much faith in him coming into the year, but he’s been outstanding
Jesus Montero: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – the Barry Bonds of the Sally League
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP – 15 for his last 44 (.341)
Brandon Laird: 0 for 5 – remember that 5 HR in 4 games binge? he’s hitting .222 since then
Austin Krum & David Williams: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Krum drew a pair of walks … Williams was hit by a pitch
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 5, 1 R
Abe Almonte: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K
Lance Pendleton: 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 5-8 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Stephen Artz: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP
Chase Vacek: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 79 K in 56 IP … 13.40 Kper9 since the start of ’07 … hot damn

Short Season Staten Island was rained out. This is Vermont’s last trip to the bastard boro this season, so I’m assuming they’ll make it up sometime this weekend.

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(3-2 win over GCL Braves in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout
Corban Joseph (4) & Spencer Lucian (31): both 0 for 2, 1 BB – CoJoe K’ed once, Lucian twice
Kyle Higashioka (7): 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 K – if it wasn’t for all these doubleheaders, Chase Weems would be getting like, zero playing time
Jimmy Paredes, Kelvin Castro & Zoilo Almonte: all 1 for 3, 1 2B – Paredes drove in a run & K’ed … Castro scored a run & K’ed twice … Almonte drove in a run
Mitch Delaney (21) & Alvaro Ramirez: both 0 for 3 – Delaney K’ed twice & committed a fielding error
Francisco Rondon: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 4-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Dickie Marquez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-4 GB/FB

The box score of the second GCL game hasn’t been posted yet. Here’s the scoreboard, they’ll get it up eventually.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Manimal

    I was kind of wishing this happened to Melancon to see his consistancy and how quickly he can get over a loss like that(like Mariano)

  • Guiseppe Franco

    It won’t matter.

    If the Yanks were really in the playoff hunt, there would have been a good chance that Melancon would be called up.

    But I no longer see that happening. Let him continue to pitch in Scranton and finish out the season.

    He might end up making the big club out of ST in 2009.

  • guapadeedo

    yanks just inked bleich

    • http://footballstu.blogs.sportsline.com/ Stu H

      Yep, signed for below slot: $700k, under the $863k slot.

  • guapadeedo

    jim callis is reporting

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Speaking of bastard boroughs, what the hell is Long Island considered. I’ve been born and raised in NYC and I still don’t know if it’s considered a part of Brooklyn, Queens, or something totally separate.

    • dan

      its not a borough at all…. separate entity.

    • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

      Brooklyn and Queens are technically part of Long Island. LI is big.

  • AndrewYF

    Does De La Rosa start next year in Tampa, or do they push him to Trenton, seeing as how he’ll be 24 next season?

    • steve

      what kind of pitching repertoire does he have ? mike ? anyone ?

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

        Almost all fastball right now, 94-95, which is top notch velo for a LHP. Slider is his next best pitch, but it needs work, as does his change.

        • steve

          ahh. thats what i figured, you can get away with that kinda fastball in A ball but he’ll need to have something else if he wants to get into AA

  • r.w.g.

    Nothing new for Brandon Laird.

    Give him another week or two and he’ll get it right again.

    • Reggie C.

      Laird’s gonna finish the season with at least 20 homers. Not too shabby. But the man is older than Sally League competition and he doesn’t make enough contact to be anything more than a C prospect. If he can consistently make hard contact in Tampa, he’ll get alot more looks from scouts.

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

        Laird’s only 20, he’s just the right age for his league.

      • r.w.g.

        I’d be more worried about developing his plate discipline than the strikeouts and average.

        The kid is beast. I’d probably agree a bit that he’s a C-ish prospect right now, but he is a beast.

  • Bryan

    Why didn’t melky play?

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

      He probably didn’t get there in time.

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

    Kei Igawa gave up more fly balls than ground balls? Unpossible!

    • dan

      I think you mean the opposite of this.

  • http://footballstu.blogs.sportsline.com/ Stu H

    It’s official, Cole will not be a Yankee this year. Very disappointing.

  • Reggie C.

    Fuck Cole and fuck his daddy. He’s gonna regret it by getting lit up in Pac-10 ball.

    I can’t wait to see whether Wilkins De La Rosa remains a yankee after the Rule V draft. If we’re lucky he stays. The man may be in his mid20s but that arm has no wear and tear on it. De La Rosa could be a major player in Double-A next season, and a heck of a trade chip.

    • r.w.g.

      “Fuck Cole and fuck his daddy. He’s gonna regret it by getting lit up in Pac-10 ball.”

      *sigh*

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

        Yankee class.

        • r.w.g.

          Yeah, really. If the kid is so good and such a big Yankee fan, we can just sign him in a decade when he’s actually done something.

          In the meantime, I hope he has a great time at college.

          • Emac2

            I say we pass. let him spend his career getting top dollar from bad teams.

  • steve

    sometimes i just hate living in LA … all my friends are angel or dodger fans, they just love rubbing it in (chances of making the playoffs) … i just hope the yanks just go on an absolute tear soon but who knows

  • Ivan

    Pete Abe just put up the Headstone for the yanks season.

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

      Can’t wait to call him out on it. ;)

      • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

        Its hard to not agree with him. I mean, losing to KC at home in a must win situation. It keeps getting bleaker for the Yanks.

        • The Scout

          The fat lady is clearing her throat and doing her scales.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I have to say, this year on an organizational front, fucking sucked so far.

    • Ivan

      Look on the bright side, at least we have Montero and Good young pitching right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Jim Callis is on BBTN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Holy fucking shit. the Royals have signed Eric Hosmer AND Time Melville.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      *Tim Melville.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    The Pirates have inked Pedro Alvarez, but not Tanner Scheppers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Oh wow, Venezuelan outfielder, Yorman Rodriguez, signed with the Reds. He was the consensus number two IFA prospect behind Michael Inoa.

  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

    Link?

  • A.D.

    Jones, De La Rosa & Garcia all having good nights….excellent

    Ay word on if Bliech signed

    • dan

      he did. Under slot, too.

  • dan

    Wow… Crow didn’t sign. So he just re-enters the draft next year? Does he go back to Mizzou? Can he if he wants to? I’m pretty sure he was a junior.

    • r.w.g.

      Yeah he goes back in. Don’t know how smart it was to turn down guaranteed money, but I do think it was pretty smart not to sign with Washington.

  • Rich

    I didn’t read this DotF until this morning. Last night, I dreamed that I was reading it (yes, really!), and in that dream, Melky k’ed 4 times for Scranton…

    • dan

      Wouldn’t surprise me