Romine, Betances power Charleston to a win

Not-so-fondly remembering 1993
Thirteen excruciating innings later, Cano puts away the Royals

Triple-A Scranton (12-9 win over Lehigh Valley in 10 innings) 13 of the 21 combined runs were scored in the ast two-and-a-half innings … yikes
Bernie Castro, Ben Broussard & Chad Moeller: all 2 for 5 – Castro drew a walk, scored 3 runs & committed a fielding error … Broussard scored a pair of runs & K’ed … Moeller doubled, scored a run & K’ed thrice
Matt Carson: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – still playing CF because Melky hasn’t shown up yet
Juan Miranda: 1 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 6, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 K – gave SWB the lead in the 10th with a 2-run homer off an old friend … he also chipped in a 2-run single later in the inning
Jason Lane: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Eric Duncan: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (both fielding) – first homer since July 20th
Chase Wright: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 12-3 GB/FB – 46 of 79 pitches were strikes (.582) … took a no-hitter into the 6th
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 8 of 11 pitches were strikes (72.7%) … worked back-to-back days for the first time as a pro
Phil Coke: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Scott Patterson: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – came in to face one batter, and he struck him out on 3 pitches
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K – 18 of 33 pitches were strikes (54.5%) … blew the save in Heilmanian fashion
JB Cox: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB – did his best to give back the 7-spot they scored in the top of the 10th
Steven Jackson: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB – seems like he’s been the designated jam getter-outer of late

Double-A Trenton (9-7 win over Reading) they have 10 more wins than the big league team (75 to 65)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Frankie Cervelli & Austin Jackson: both 2 for 5, 1 2B – Cervelli drove in 3 & scored a run … Ajax drove in 2 runs & K’ed three times
Chris Malec: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
PJ Pilittere: 0 for 5 – 9 for 29 (.310) before this game since coming back from his injury
James Cooper: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 HB, 2 SB
Jeff Marquez: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5-4 GB/FB – just not his year … hopefully he just goes home this winter, works on what they tell him to, and shows up to camp next year motivated
Oneli Perez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Mike Gardner: 1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Anthony Claggett: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – had a 7.27 ERA this month coming into this game

High-A Tampa (8-1 loss to Clearwater)
Hideki Matsui: 1 for 3
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – homered of the Phils’ 2007 top pick
Jose Gil: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 19, 3 BB, 5 K – Eduardo Nunez K’ed twice & committed a throwing error
Ivan Nova: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 8-1 GB/FB – at least the GB/FB ratio was good
Jesse Hoover: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-4 GB/FB
Eric Wordekemper: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Jason Stephens: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-2 win over Lakewood)
Austin Krum & Brandon Laird: both 2 for 5 – Laird doubled, drove in 2 & K’ed
Bradley Suttle: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Jesus Montero: 1 for 5, 1 R – hitting .393 this month with an OPS approaching 1.200
Austin Romine: 4 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 11 for his last 20 (.550)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Carmen Angelini & Prilys Cuello: both 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – Cuello scored a run
David Williams: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Dellin Betances: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HB, 3-3 GB/FB – 44 baserunners & 50 K in his last in his last 39.1 IP … oh boy, someone’s figuring it out
Gabe Medina: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Chase Vacek: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island
Game 1
(5-4 win over Staten Island in 8 innings, walk-off style) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Addison Maruszack (17): 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
David Adams (3) & Ray Kruml (11): both 0 for 3, 1 K – Adams drove in a run … Kruml was hit by a pitch, scored a run & committed a fielding error
Brian Baisley: 0 for 1, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP
Dan Brewer (8): 0 for 4, 3 K
Mike Lyon (24) & Jahdiel Santamaria: both 2 for 3, 1 2B – Lyon drove in 2 & drew a walk … Santamaria scored a run
Mitch Abeita (19) & Jack Rye (13): both 1 for 4 – Abeita allowed a passed ball … Rye scored the game-winning run on a walk off wild pitch
Cory Arbiso (22): 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Andy Shive (35): 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-6 GB/FB – gotta love the 40-11 K/BB ratio
Mike Obradovich: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – undrafted free agent that does nothing but get outs … he’s the new Jon Hovis!
Game 2 (6-1 win over Vermont in 7 innings)
Addison Maruszack (17), Brian Baisley, Jack Rye (13) & Taylor Grote: all 0 for 3 – Maruszack drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Baisley K’ed … Rye scored a run & K’ed … Grote scored a run & K’ed twice
David Adams (3) & Dan Brewer (8): both 2 for 3, 1 R – Adams doubled & drew a walk … Brewer doubled twice, scored twice & swiped a bag
Mike Lyon (24) & Melky Mesa: both 1 for 3 – Melky hit a 3-run homer & K’ed twice
Jahdiel Santamaria: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Hector Noesi: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2-4 GB/FB
Josue Selenes: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 Er, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Pat Venditte (20): 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – Robert Pimpsner says he changed arms in the middle of an at-bat against a switch hitter … holding opponents to a .119 BA against

Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out for the 4th time this month, and that doesn’t included a game that was suspended by rain twice. I’m guessing they’ll make this up as part of a doubleheader Monday (they don’t play on Sundays). Only 11 days left in their season.

Not-so-fondly remembering 1993
Thirteen excruciating innings later, Cano puts away the Royals
  • Manimal

    I was waiting for that to happen to Venditte, pretty cool.

  • CB

    Remember back a couple of months ago when some people were officially panicked about Betances lack of control?

    Amazing what some rest for a tired shoulder does for a 6’7″ kids control.

    Betances is not there by a long shot – control and command still coming.

    But this is turning into a really outstanding year for him. With him it goes way past his overall numbers. That’s not what’s going to tell the story. It’s really where he winds up – the level of his performance as he develops over the course of the season.

    Coming into the year after the elbow problems last season the only thing I wanted Betances to get was innings. He really needed to get innings under his belt this season. He had the tired shoulder – but besides that he’s extended himself.

    He’s shown the ability to miss bats and prevent solid contact. Since coming back from the tired arm his control has been much better.

    Very positive season for him. Hopefully he finishes the season with more performances like the last few.

    • Reggie C.

      It looks like the instruction is taking real effect. Betances wasn’t just strong tonight. THat line looks dominant. Betances looks like he’ll get to 125 innings, which considering earlier this season after the stint on the DL, we should all consider a positive.

      Betances should be ready to give us +25 inning jump to 150.

  • Jack

    Mike, what do you know about this Matsui kid? He seems pretty old for his league. What’s up?

    • kris

      Is this a bad joke?

      • Jack

        Yes. Yes it is.

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

      He’s a little old for his league. Very uninspiring.

  • steve

    i thought the rule was once you picked which arm you were throwing with u had to stick to that for the completion of the at bat ….. or am i wrong ?

    great line from some of the charleston guys …. tampa is going to be a loaded team next year … betances mcallister and brackman :)

    • http://www.baby-bombers.com RPimpsner

      The rule is that the pitcher chooses which arm he throws for the at bat and then the switch-hitter chooses. Each are allowed one switch per at bat. Venditte switched to the left arm after the first pitch and the batter staid in the lefty batters box so it was a lefty-lefty match up.

      The oringinal rule that was being used before the change was that the batter had to declare which side then the pitcher will choose what side he throws from and each were allowed one switch. (This rule was actually on the books from the 1920s but was overturned this year).

  • Manimal

    Holy shit anyone see Gabe Kapler’s absolute robbery of Russel Martin’s almost HR? it was crazyyyy

  • dan

    Re: Betances: Holy Shit

    And the lack of k’s is really catching up to Cox

  • Simon B.

    I know they keep saying “Melancon has room before his innings limit,” but goddamn, he has pitched a lot of innings this year. I hope they know what they’re doing.

  • JohnC

    Alot of fans are understandably upset about Cole not signing, but the Yanks still have plenty of pitching depth, and its great to see Betances finishing the season strong. It’ll be interesting to see in 3 years if they get another shot to draft Cole. I remeber alot of fans were disappointed when they drafted Daniel Bard, abd did not sign him out of H.S. 3 years later, they had another shot at him, and passed him up to take Ian Kennedy. Was that a mistake? We’ll see what happens.

  • A.D.

    Chase Wright is settling into AAA pretty well, and Cervelli is making the most of his playing time since he’s finally healthy