Scranton comes back for a walk-off win

Game 117: O Joba, where art thou?
Without Farnsworth, bullpen gives away another game

Wilkins DeLaRosa was deservingly promoted to High-A Tampa, but Eladio Rodriguez, the 2007 Israeli Baseball League MVP, was released. DeLaRosa has been revelation this season, easily one of the biggest surprises in the system. E-Rod was a spare part, he had no place to play with Trenton since PJ Pilittere, Frankie Cervelli & Joe Muich are all on the team as well. He’ll definitely get an opportunity elsewhere.

Chad Jennings shares his opinion on Ian Kennedy, check it out.

Triple-A Scranton (7-6 win over Syracuse, walk-off style) they scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game
Brett Gardner: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 BB – walk-off single
Matt Carson: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 1, 1 R, 4 BB, 1 K – the Barry Bonds of the International League
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K – tied the game up in the 8th with a 2-run double
Cody Ransom: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Ben Broussard: 0 for 3, 2 BB
Chris Stewart: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB
Eric Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – had been 5 for his last 40 (.125)
Chris Basak: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K – 13 for his last 31 (.419)
Chase Wright: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 10-4 GB/FB – 47 of 77 pitches were strikes (61.0%)
JB Cox: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 3-2 GB/FB – 10 of 16 pitches were strikes (62.5%)
Scott Patterson: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 27 of 37 pitches were strikes (73.0%) … gave up what appeared to be a pair of insurance runs in the 8th, but he ends up walking away with a win

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to Akron)
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K – had been 2 for his last 18
Edwar Gonzalez & Frankie Cervelli: both 1 for 3 – Edwar K’ed … Cervelli doubled
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 20, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K – Reegie Corona drew the walk & scored the team’s only run
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 6-5 GB/FB – 3.13 K/BB ratio
Oneli Perez: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

High-A Tampa (8-2 win over Clearwater)
Luis Nunez, Jose Gil, Tommy Baldridge (33) & Tim Battle: all 2 for 4 – Nunez drove in a run … Jose Gil doubled, drove in a pair of runs & scored one … Baldridge drew a walk, drove in a run, scored a run & K’ed twice … Battle tripled, drove in two runs & scored two runs
Eduardo Nunez: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
Kevin Smith: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Josh Kreuzer: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – 5 for his last 9 after a 4 for 28 stretch (.153)
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 1, 1 R, 3 BB
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4 – avg down to .239 … the season can’t end soon enough for him
Chris Garcia: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 9-2 GB/FB – just finish the season healthy, that’s all I ask
Ronny Marte: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-4 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 4-0 GB/FB – striking out 5.11 fewer batters per 9 IP this year than last

Low-A Charleston (4-2 loss to Rome)
Austin Krum, Austin Rome & Wady Rufino: all 0 for 4, 2 K
Justin Snyder: 1 for 5, 3 K – remember when it seemed like all he did was walk and not strike out?
Bradley Suttle: 0 for 5, 1 K
Jesus Montero: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 12 game hitting streak
Abe Almonte & Prily Cuello: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Almonte K’ed twice & swiped a bag … Cuello K’ed once
David Williams: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – had been 0 for his last 21
Lance Pendleton: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 3-4 GB/FB – having himself a very nice first full season after missing all of 2006 & most of 2007 with Tommy John surgery
Craig Heyer: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0-3 GB/FB
Chase Vacek: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Jon Ortiz: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 Er, 0 BB, 0 K

Short Season Staten Island (10-7 win over Williamsport)
Addison Maruszack (17), Dan Brewer (8) & Jahdiel Santamaria: all 1 for 4, 1 R – Maruszack drove in a pair of runs, was hit by a pitch & committed a fielding error … Brewer hit a solo jack & K’ed … Santamaria drove in a run
David Adams (3): 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K
Brian Baisley: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 R BI, 2 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI – hitting .455 with SI
Jack Rye (19): 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
Mitch Abeita (13): 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB – had been 5 for his last 31 (.161)
Ray Kruml (11): 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Casey Erickson: 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 1-4 GB/FB
Jason Kiley: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Mike Obradovich: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-2 GB/FB – 19-0 K/BB ratio in 14 IP this year
Josue Selenes: 0.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB – almost coughed it up in the 9th
Pat Venditte (20): 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – struck out a LHB to end the threat, and the game

Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. They’re going to make this one up as part of a doubleheader on Monday.

Game 117: O Joba, where art thou?
Without Farnsworth, bullpen gives away another game
  • Manimal

    Atleast someone can get some offense going in the 8th and manage to hold the lead.

  • Manimal

    When can we see A-Jax in Triple A

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

      Next April I bet. There’s only another 3 weeks or so left in the MiL season.

  • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com Jon G

    Will we see Ajax in Sept?

    • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

      Highly, highly doubt it…

      Wouldn’t rule out Scranton at some point, but he isn’t going up there to sit.

      • Guiseppe Franco

        Outstanding work, BTW. You and Jennings are daily reads.

        • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

          Thanks. I particularly enjoy your line of hair care products.

          But seriously, thanks. I know you have in the past, but feel free to comment whenever you’d like…

    • steve

      if i were the yanks i’d give him one of those call ups where he hangs with the team and gets the feel for everything but doesn’t play … let him go into ST with a great year behind him and possibility of making the team

    • Guiseppe Franco

      You have to be on the 40-man roster to be called up anyways.

      I don’t think the Yanks are going to want to start the clock on him a year before Jackson has any chance of contributing to the team.

  • Ivan

    what role does Wilkins DeLaRosa have with the yankees? Love the arm but other than a trading chip where can help this team at least next season?

  • Sal

    Hey Mike should we be worried about A-Jax’s sudden gluttony of strike outs or it’s just a bad streak of no contact?

    • dan

      He also hasn’t walked in his last 10 games

    • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

      He’s been relatively streaky with everything this year, really.

      He had a stretch of four straight games with a home run in June, and he’s hit only one since.

      He had a stretch of eight straight games in the same month where he didn’t have a single strikeout, and now he’s been racking them up lately.

      However, he currently has his best batting average of any month so far, so he isn’t really doing that bad.

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

      That’s his game, he takes a big long cut, so he’s going to rack up the K’s. While the strikeout totals aren’t great, the encouraging thing is his walk rate has increased precipitously.

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

    By the way, just an FYI. I interviewed Jim Callis from Baseball America on my show today, and he spoke about alot of the unsigned first round picks still remaining.

    I asked him about Gerrit Cole, and he expressed almost a certainty that he’d sign with the Yanks. The main reason given for the holdout to this point was the standard “not wanting to expose an over slot deal as to not upset the MLB”. Callis gave lots of good info about Cole, so if you are interested just click on my name to hear the show. Callis’ piece is about 20 minutes in.

    • Manimal

      Ill have to check it out, I loved your A-Jax interview.