Staten Island mounts a massive comeback

Open Thread: NY Football
There's no place like the road

Team USA is taking the Netherlands right now, you can watch it live (for free) here. San Diego State righty Steven Strasburg is on the mound for the red, white and blue; he’s the early favorite for the first overall pick in the ’09 draft. The video quality is top notch, and Mr. Strasburg is dealin’.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Pawtucket)
Brett Gardner: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – threw a runner out at first from CF
Matt Carson, Eric Duncan & Chris Basak: all 1 for 4 – Carson & E-Dunc K’ed
Juan Miranda: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Ben Broussard & Chad Moeller: both 1 for 3 – Broussard drove in a run … Moeller drew a walk & K’ed
Al Aceves: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 9-6 GB/FB – 59 of 98 pitches were strikes (60.2%) … The Mexican Gangster’s been kinda crappy homes (18 runs in his last 23.2 IP)
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton (10-2 loss to Bowie) an old friend pitched the 9th for the Baysox
Reegie Corona, Chris Malec & PJ Pilittere: all 2 for 4 – Corona drew a walk, K’ed & committed a fieldign error … Malec doubled, drew a walk & scored a run … PJ drove in a run
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 5, 4 K
Austin Jackson: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 7 for his last 38 (.182)
Edwar Gonzalez & Kevin Russo: both 0 for 4 – Gonzalez drove in a run
James Cooper: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
George Kontos: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 6-4 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – first runs allowed since July 26
Oneli Perez: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Anthony Claggett: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (7-4 win over Sarasota)
Luis Nunez: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 CS – 14 for his last 28 (.500)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 SB
Kevin Smith: 0 or 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Josh Kreuzer: 0 or 5, 1 K
Seth Fortenberry & Mitch Hilligoss: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Fortenberry drew a pair of walks, K’ed & swiped a bag … Hilligoss drew a walk
Kyle Anson & Tommy Baldridge: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – Anson drove in 2 & walked … Baldridge scored a run
Tim Battle: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI – OPS is nearly 150 points higher than it was last year
Ryan Pope: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-7 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB – he’s allowed just 1 run since July 5th
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (10-3 win over Delmarva)
Austin Krum: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – I would have been happy if he put up a .750 OPS this year … he’s over .850 right now
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB – picked off first … had been 2 for his last 26
Austin Romine: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – 13 for his last 37 (.351)
Brandon Laird: 2 for 5, 3 RBI, 1 K
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – second homer in just about a week
Abe Almonte: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Adam Olbrychowski: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 2 HB, 7-2 GB/FB – best game in all year
Gabe Medina: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Angel Reyes: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1 Balk

Short Season Staten Island (13-10 win over State College) SI scored 7 runs in the top of the 9th to win it
Ray Kruml (11): 4 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) – drove in the tying & go-ahead runs with a single
David Adams (3): 2 for 6, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K – 16 for his last 49 (.327)
Brian Baisley: 3 for 5, 3 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 1 BB
Addison Maruszack (17) & Mitch Abeita (19): both 1 for 5 – Maruszack doubled, drove in a run & K’ed 2 K as the new cleanup hitter … Abeita drove in two & K’ed
Dan Brewer (8): 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – threw a runner out at home from RF
Mike Lyon (24): 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Taylor Grote: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Nick Montgomery: 2.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1-3 GB/FB
Dan Kapala: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 2-2 GB/FB – 41-10 GB/FB this year
Jacinto Gonell: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Josue Selenes: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Pat Venditte (20): 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(5-4 loss to GCL Blue Jays in 7 innings) makeup of the July 8th game that was rained out
Corban Joseph (4): 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K – what, no XBH?
Kyle Higashioka (7): 2 for 4 – hitting .364 in his young career
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 4
Mitch Delaney (21) & Kelvin Castro: both 0 for 3
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 3, 2 R
Roy Gomez: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Alvaro Ramirez: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
Chris Smith (5): 0 for 2, 1 K – scufflin’
Matt Richardson (15): 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB – first runs allowed as a pro
Israel Batista: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Mike Solbach: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Game 2 (8-7 win over GCL Blue Jays in 7 innings)
Emerson Landoni & Chad Gross (28): both 0 for 3 – Landoni drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Gross K’ed thrice, committed a fielding error & threw a runner out at home from LF
Corban Joseph (4): 0 for 4, 2 R, 1 K
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Neall French & Chase Weems: both 1 for 3, 1 E (throwing) – Weems doubled, drove in 2 & K’ed
Spencer Lucian (31) & Yunior Tabares: both 0 for 2 – Lucian K’ed & committed a  fielding error as well as one when he missed a catch
Roy Gomez: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 2B – 8 for his last 13 (.615) with a 1.000 SLG
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Alvaro Ramirez: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Mikey O’Brien (9): 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4-4 GB/FB
Gabriel Tatis: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Dickie Marquez: 1 IP, zeroes, 0-3 GB/FB
Shawn Joy: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Open Thread: NY Football
There's no place like the road
  • Matt

    Well I am beginning to see why you didnt think Aceves was much of a prospect, and I’m kind of upset to see Britton back down in AAA, what does that guy have to do to stay in the MLB?

    • Matt

      Wait I know, just thought of it, beat Sidney Ponson in an eating challenge at the local Chinese buffet, but my money would be on Ponson, haha

      • Steve H

        Put your $$$ on the the table, I got Britton all the way.

  • pat

    wow the video quality is sick, audio is good too. I didnt even know they played baseball in the Netherlands

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

      No commercials either. Those poor Netherlandians can’t touch Strasburg. 4 perfect innings, 8 K so far.

  • pat

    its very weird to watch this with no commentary yet hear the smack of the ball in the mitt and individuals in the crowd

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

      It’s like being in the stadium.

      • pat

        hahah did the ump just tell someone to shut up?

    • Rafi

      Even nicer to hear the other players cheering on guys they just met a few days ago

  • pat

    THAT CAMERA IN THE BASE IS AWESOME

  • Rafi

    Is there anyone with less class than this fan? The Netherlands pitcher was taken out and you can hear someone shout out ‘take a hike’

    • steve

      hahah … sounds like something my dad would say to one of my punk friends as a kid “hey punk, take a hike”

  • RollingWave

    Well if the US lost this one they might as well packed it in, so it was unlikely to happen ;)

  • The Scout

    What can you tell us about the potential of the two-headed Nunez monster splitting shortstop in Tampa? Does either one seem to be a significant prospect? it is striking how similar there numbers have been this year.

  • Bo

    Aceves really came back to Earth.

  • JohnnyC

    If the Yankees traded Cano this offseason, is there anyone in the system capable of being at least a stop-gap? Russo, Malec, Pena, Reegie? Anyone?