The Phil Hughes Rehab Tour hits Scranton

Game 115: Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing
Moose, ’pen silence Texas offense in Arlington

Triple-A Scranton (6-1 win over Pawtucket)
Matt Carson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – filling in for Brett Gardner, who’s day-to-day with sore legs
Eric Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 K
Shelley Duncan & Juan Miranda: both 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB – Shelley scored a pair of runs, drove in a run & K’ed twice … Miranda K’ed once
Cody Ransom: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 CS, 1 HBP
Ben Broussard: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – 10 XBH in his last 11 games (5 doubles, 5 homers)
Nick Green & Chris Basak: both 0 for 3, 1 K
Chad Moeller: 1 for 4, 1 K
Phil Hughes: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 9-3 GB/FB – 40 of 64 pitches were strikes (62.5%) … that’s a classic Phil Hughes start right there, right down to the pitch count … Chad Jennings said he was looking pretty nasty
Phil Coke: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – it’s always fun when a pitcher records all of his outs via the K
Steven Jackson: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3-1 GB/FB
Mark Melancon: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – 15 of 24 pitches were strikes (62.5%) … for the first time in his professional career, he entered a game in the middle of an inning

Double-A Trenton (5-3 win over Akron)
Reegie Corona, Ramiro Pena & Edwar Gonzalez: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Pena tripled, scored a run & committed a fielding error … Edwar scored & drove in a run
Austin Jackson: 0 for 4, 2 K
Chris Malec: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HBP
Colin Curtis: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – not even slugging .350
PJ Pilittere: 3 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB – back after having to have his face rebuild following a freak foul ball accident
Frankie Cervelli: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 3, 1 RBI
Carl Pavano: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 4-3 GB/FB – YES said he threw 63 pitches
Kevin Whelan:2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0-3 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Jose Valdez: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Zack Kroenke: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(2-1 loss to Fort Myers) this was the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to a power outage
Kevin Smith: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Jose Gil: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 20, 4 K – Andres Perez K’ed twice & threw a runner out at first from RF
Zach McAllister: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 4-2 GB/FB – started the game yesterday before the outage … he’s going to be on a pretty strict pitch count the rest of the season, probably finishing the year with about 160 IP
Jesse Hoover: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 4-5 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1 HB, 1-3 GB/FB – 31 hits allowed with 54 K in 46.1 IP this year … who knew?
Game 2 (1-0 loss to Fort Myers in 7 innings)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Mitch Hilligoss, Kyle Anson & Tommy Baldridge (33): all 0 for 2, 1 BB – Baldridge K’ed
Kevin Smith & Tim Battle: both 1 for 3 – Smith doubled … Battle K’ed
Josh Kreuzer & Chris Kunda: both 0 for 3 – Kunda K’ed
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 2, 1 BB – .258-.360-.423 this year after .255-.358-.424 last year … talk about consistency
Edgar Soto: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HB, 1 Balk, 5-2 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Grant Duff: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (12-9 loss to Rome)
Justin Snyder: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – picked off first
Bradley Suttle: 0 for 6, 1 R, 3 K, 2 E (throwing, fielding)
Jesus Montero: 2 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB – I wouldn’t pitch to him either
Austin Romine: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Wady Rufino & Brandon Laird: both 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Rufino K’ed thrice, Laird once
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
David Williams: 0 for 5
Austin Krum: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Adam Olbrychowski: 4 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 4-7 GB/FB – 46 baserunners allowed in his last 17.67 IP … yikes
Gabe Medina: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Ryan Zink: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – roughly 2 years out of Tommy John surgery, so he should start putting it together soon
Chase Vacek: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Short Season Staten Island (9-4 win over Oneonta)
Addison Maruszack (17): 3 for 6, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 18 for his last 47 (.383)
David Adams (3): 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
Brian Baisley: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 E (fielding, throwing)
Marcos Vechionacci: 3 for 5, 2 RBI – hitting .389 during his rehab assignment
Mike Lyon (24), Melky Mesa & Mitch Abeita (19): all 1 for 5 – Lyon drove in a run & K’ed … Mesa tripled & K’ed three times … Abeita triped, drove in a run, scored a run & K’ed
Taylor Grote: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jahdiel Santamaria: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
David Phelps (14): 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-2 GB/FB
Casey Erickson: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – picked a runner off first … comin’ out of the bullpen on his throw day
Nick Asselin: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB
Josue Selenes: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Jacinto Gonell: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(5-4 win over GCL Tigers in 7 innings) this was the makeup of the rainout on July 15th
Corban Joseph (4): 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding) – 19 XBH in 36 games? are you kidding me?
Kyle Higashioka (7) & Roy Gomez: both 2 for 3, 1 R – Higashioka drew a walk & K’ed … Gomez drove in a run
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 4
Mitch Delaney (21): 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K
Kelvin Castro: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) – 2008 debut … where’s he been?
Chad Gross (28): 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB
Zoilo Almonte & Chris Smith (5): both 0 for 3
Victor Zambrano: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 8-1 GB/FB – yes, that Victor Zambrano
Dickie Marquez: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery (47): 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Game 2 (2-1 win over GCL Tigers in 7 innings)
Neall French: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Chase Weems: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 K
Spencer Lucian (31): 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 14, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – Emerson Landoni swiped a bag, scored a run & committed a pair of fielding errors … Alvaro Ramirez had a walk-off outfield assist when he threw a runner out at home from CF to end the game
Arodys Vizcaino: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 3-3 GB/FB – 36-7 K/BB ratio in 34 IP
Israel Batista: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB
Shawn Joy: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Game 115: Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing
Moose, ’pen silence Texas offense in Arlington
  • Lancer

    Shouldn’t Jesus get bumped up a level for a little taste before the season’s over? The guy is FLAT OUT raking!!!

    • Stephen

      what a beast

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

    One disconcerting note on Carl Pavano’s outing, via Nick Cammarota of MLB.com:

    “The Yankees’ Opening Day starter in 2007 visibly tired as the game wore on, but he said he didn’t feel any soreness in his elbow. Through the first two innings, he threw 19 strikes, seven balls and notched five first-pitch strikes. In the third and part of the fourth, he delivered 19 strikes, 18 balls, two walks and recorded just two first-pitch strikes.”

    That can’t be a positive sign for someone on the rehab path from TJS.

    • Lancer

      I wonder if he visited the Blue Cross/Blue Shield booths… it was pretty ironic that tonight of all nights was healthcare night.

  • Lancer

    Is that the same Carl Pavano who won Easter League Player Of The Year honors in 1996 for the Thunder? Is he a good prospect still?

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

      That it is, that it is.

    • RustyJohn

      Maybe the bizarro circle of life can be complete- the Mets can give us Pedro and Tony Armas, Jr in exchange for Pavano.

  • pat

    cojo ballin
    the person below me is gay

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

    What kind of a player/ceiling we talking about with David Adams?

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

      Low ceiling, high floor type. I hate playing the comp game, but he’s Grudzelianek (sp?)-esque.

      • cult of basebaal

        griz might not be that sexy, but i’ll take a 15+ year roughly average MLB career from my 3rd round pick anyday …

  • Ivan

    It look like they gave Montero the Barry bonds treatment.

    Interesting article here by Hughes.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2008/08/phil_hughes_wrap.html

    Surprise he scrap the slider like that. Instead he struckout Kottaras with a cutter.

    I love that his curve was just that damn nasty. Man I love his curveball.

    And the reports on his fastball are great.

    Has the real Phil Hughes stand up? I hope so, because that would be Hughes lol.

    • A.D.

      I just like that he’s throwing a cutter

  • http://everythingbaseball.wordpress.com Aaron

    What’s Vechionacci’s ceiling? Will he end up being trade bait or a bench player?

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

      He’s past his expiration date. Filler material now, will occasionally tease.

      • dan

        What are you talking about? He turned 22 less than 24 hours ago. Brad Suttle seven months older and 2 levels lower, but you seem to still like him.

        • r.w.g.

          Brad Suttle has 10 home runs this season. Marcos Vechionacci has 16 home runs in 5 seasons.

          Hopefully Vech will start putting it together, but he’s turned in quite a few punch-less seasons in a row.

          • dan

            Have you seen Vech swing? It’s a thing of beauty. He has good strike zone judgment, and wasn’t over-matched in a (admittedly) tiny sample in Trenton (8-11 K/BB, .300+ avg.). If he can put it all together, I think he’s gonna be really really good. We’ll have to wait and see next year.

            (He’s also a switch hitter… they tend to take longer to grow from both sides of the plate.)

            • r.w.g.

              That would be great. He does have good walk numbers. Hasn’t hit for power but he is very young. I wasn’t really trying to knock Vech. He just actually needs to start hitting.

              Suttle is also a switch hitter and he’s showing power. He hit in high school, he hit in Division I, and now he’s hitting in the low-minors.

              I hope they both pan out.

              • Fuzzy

                Vech has 1 more year with NYY. He will be exposed in the Rule 5 this year (safely) and can become a 6 year free agent after next year. He still has upside, but that is all he’s ever had.

  • Ivan

    Oh yea, Melcancon is just an absolute beast.

    • Lancer

      I watched his inning and 2/3… he wasn’t as sharp as the last times I watched him, but they still can’t hit him.

      The smoothness of his delivery is what really makes me a believer. It’s pretty much effortless, no K-Rod type stuff that looks like he can blow his arm out on the next pitch.

    • zzzzz

      yeah, unbelievable. what makes him so good exactly?

      • Lancer

        Have you ever seen him? Have you ever looked at his stats? I gather you’re incapable.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          chill. guy just asked a simple question.

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

        Great stuff, aggressive in the zone. Total bulldog on the mound.

        • zzzzz

          i gathered he was fearless on the mound from what i’ve heard. but whats he throwing exactly? i should have been more specific, sorry.

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

            92-94 fb, hammer power curve in the low 80’s, legit K pitch.

            • A.D.

              redic curve, and a deceptive delivery, working on the change

          • Lancer

            Sorry zzzz. My bad, I thought you were trying to be an ass.

            Instead I ended up as the donkey.

            • zzzzz

              its cool man. i haven’t seen him pitch, i’ve only seen his stats. hence the wondering of what the fuck this guy is doing that kicks everyones ass night after night. haha.

              • Lancer

                I totally misread what you were saying. Like I said, I was the ass.

                But for the record, he’s damn good. Keep an eye on him, it’s likely we’ll be seeing him up with the big club soon.

                • zzzzz

                  fo sho. i can’t wait to actually see the guy. hopefully in september, or sooner.

  • CB

    Sometimes the best trades are the one you never make…

    The yankees may really have something in Coke. At worst it looks like he has a real shot to be a lefty out of the pen. 4K tonight against a good hitting Pawtucket team.

    If they pick up the option on marte – having Marte and a second lefty like Coke could be a terrific combination.

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

      Sometimes the best trades are the one you never make…

      Steve Phillips offered David Wright for Shannon Stewart, straight up, back in like, 2002. JP Riccardi said no.

      • Joey H

        i think the mets should get steve back. for two reasons. to GET HIS DUMB ASS OF ESPN. and becuase he was a great GM. he drafted wright reyes and Kaz. he got leiter and piazza. i know he took his lumps with the movaughn contract, but hes got an eye for prospects, and possible the top 5 greatest mets of all time is on his record.

      • RustyJohn

        In that case, that dictum would not apply to Mr. Riccardi. Just another fine example of why Steve Phillips is offering his keen insight on Baseball Tonight. By the way, did anyone hear Sutcliffe last night say that because Joba has tendinitis his days as a starter were over and that the Yankees need to “stop the experiment” and put him back into the 8th inning role?

        And does anyone notice that Sutcliffe sounds like Hank Hill? “You know, Dave, it is man that puts the smell into propane….”

        • Joey H

          hes a real dick. he is only good for writing the yankees off early. personally im glad to shut him up year in and year out. its definately a cross town bias

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

        There is not a man in professional sports that I hate more for their ineptitude. First it’s Ricky Romero over Troy Tulowitzki, then it’s taking unnecessary shots at Adam Dunn, and on and on. Keith Law was right, this guy is just simply put, a dick.

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

          There’s also the Roy Halladay-Vernon Wells-Chris Carpenter for Pedro Astacio offer that the Rox wouldn’t take back in the late 90’s. That was pre-JP though.

    • Chip

      Plus Kontos has been on fire lately and could end up as a back of the rotation guy

  • Joey H

    Hmm if my memory serves me right, coke is a little old to be considered a prosepct right? do you think we ill give him a shot up here? because if we got geise and rasner starting we have no long man, he can fill another spot in the pen.

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

      Maybe during Sept call-ups. He’s working out of the pen because he’s getting up there in innings.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Rasner’s not starting. At least, not yet anymore. Pettitte says he’s ok.

      • Joey H

        oh thats right my bad.

  • Jack

    this was the makeup of the Jrainout on uly 15th

    I love how the J ends up two words over. How does that work out?

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

      I originally wrote, “July 15th rainout,” and that didn’t site right, so I rearranged it. Apparently I moved everything but the J.

      • Chip

        I hate it when things don’t site right

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

          So sue me.

      • Jack

        Makes sense.

  • RustyJohn

    If the Yankees are no longer in the race the last week of September, I would like their last five games to be started by Igawa, Pavano, Zambrano, Milton, and for Cashman to sign Paul Wilson for a day.

    • Lancer

      They’d have to re-sign Billy Crystal too.

      • Joey H

        shit bring back bernie for another curtain call! how about we let coney start a game instead of igawa. i want under NO circumstances for Kei to misrepresent our major league mound ever again! besides im sick of cone in the booth. he looks like beavis. like i always say … Cone and Kay is beavis and butthead. we need leiter calling more games, hes fun to listen to

      • RustyJohn

        Maybe they can have a “Bring Back the Staff from the Early 90’s” week- Eiland could go out there, they can find Eric Plunk and his funky, Farnsworth-like glasses and dig up an old Bob Sheppard recording, “Ladies and gentleman, pitching for the New York Yankees, #43, Sam Militello…..#43.”

        • RustyJohn

          Tim Leary and his nail file can show up.

        • Nickel

          I think they need to bring back Chuck Cary, Clay Parker, Greg Cadaret, and Jimmy Jones too. :-)

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

    The Mariners have tied it up at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth.

    So how many of us are getting Madden on release night? I will :)

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

      Sorry, meant release night/day. Getting that shit through the mail, don’t want be on any lines.

    • RustyJohn

      Perhaps it is time for Jim Riggleman to make his great managerial moves, like leaving in Raul Ibanez to play defense in the 9th with a one run lead….do they still have Vidro? Maybe they need to put Vidro in to play.

    • Lancer

      WAY TO GO IBANEZ!!!!

      • RustyJohn

        Thank God they left Ibanez in…..lol.

  • Chip

    So Z-Mac gets 160 innings this year, gets up to 180 next year in Tampa and then pretty much could be ready to step into the rotation? Sounds like a good deal to me. I really would love to see this kid get a shot, he could be a real workhorse.

    I just get so excited thinking about the pitching talent we have that’s still under 25, Joba/Hughes/IPK/Coke/Kontos/Aceves/Jones/Betences/Brackman/Garcia/Heredia/Z-Mac and Cole/Bleich once they sign. If we don’t have the best rotation in baseball in a few years, there’s something wrong.

    • A.D.

      i thought it was 50 a year?

      • the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness

        30 innings a year seems to be the rule of thumb. Of course not every organization believes in science…

  • Jack

    Where does Melancon start next year? Does he get handed a roster spot, or do they start him in AAA and bring him up later down the line?

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

      Not sure, we’ll have to see what happens in ST. In theory, no one should be handed a roster spot.

    • Chip

      I’m thinking he wins it out of spring training. Hell, he might be our setup guy during the playoffs (notice my assumption of us making it) the way he’s shot through the system. Hopefully we’ve found our next Mo

    • Lancer

      It’s looking increasingly likely that he’ll get a shot at the majors this season. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind calling him up right now to take Britton’s spot. I’m sure Britton wouldn’t mind going to another “all you can eat” buffet with Colon and Ponson, instead of staying with the team.

      Seriously though, I think we’ll see him before season’s end.

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

        Britton is most likely headed back down to make room for IPK later today.

        • Lancer

          True… we can’t know how the roster will shake up in the next few days with all the injuries and rehabbers coming up. There may be ample opportunities over the next few weeks.

          Either way, the rosters will be expanding soon, so they won’t have a roster problem if they’re interested in giving him a cup of coffee in the bigs.

        • The Scout

          Here’s the question: What is Britton going to do with all the extra frequent flyer miles he’s earned this year?

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

    Oh my God, I’m watching the LLWS and a grown ass man (coach) jumps onto a dog pile of little kids. What the hell?

    • Jack

      Someone call Chris Hanson.

    • Lancer

      Doggy style?

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

        Wrong.

        • Lancer

          I agree. But putting “dog”, “ass”, “kids”, “Oh my god”, “jumping on a pile” and “hell” all in the same sentence is highly perverted….

          • Manimal

            ha, hes got a point.

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

    I love you Raul Ibanez.

    M’s win 2-1 on Ibanez’s walk-off shot.

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

      WTF? Why did Maddon take Miller out? Huh.

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

        Yeah, I have no idea as well.

        • Manimal

          Might’ve been a matchup thing but Im not sure for certain.

  • yanks99

    seattle won!

  • Manimal

    Thank you Ibanez.

    • Lancer

      Way to go!! Every one of these AAA games that the Rays lose now, will make it that much harder for them when they start their tough schedule in Sept.

      • Manimal

        It won’t matter if the ray’s win or lose if the yankees cant win on a consistant basis.I’m talking 2 out of 3 in ever series (avg)

        • Lancer

          Most definitely. We are where we are due to the lack of consistency by our own team, not because of how good the Rays are playing. The Rays are playing great for what they were expected to do, but even so, we should be ahead of them if not for the crazily inconsistent play.

          • Todd

            As the great Tuna says, “you are what your record says you are…”

  • Manimal

    Wait what happened to PJ Pilittere?

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

    Steve Berthiamue is so pathetic. The man just can’t keep his Red Sox fanaticism/Yankee hatred off the air.

    • dan

      He doesn’t even say Red Sox anymore…. it’s “And Big Papi drives in the winning run to propel The Nation to the glorious victory that they rightfully deserve”

  • stuart

    Vidro was DFA’d the other day….

    Yeah Berthiume already said the Giles non deal is a deal..where is he from??

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

    OK, so with Jesus and Romine both raking, which of them gets converted to 1B? Who is the better defender, and is either of them a good defender?

    Put another way, who is most likely to be Posada’s replacement in a coupla years..?

    • Miles Roche

      No question about it Romine is the better defender. Not even close…

      • Bo

        No question? Are you a scout or just read reports and assume?

  • Rick in Boston

    Mike – This has been possibly asked, but: What are you guys going to do with the “Save the Big Three” shirts now that Phil Hughes might have to wear a different number when he makes it back to the big club? With Marte wearing 34, Hughes might have to wear a different number (unless he can work out a deal).

    • John NY

      I read somewhere that hughes is going back to #65

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    “Arodys Vizcaino: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 3-3 GB/FB – 36-7 K/BB ratio in 34 IP”

    Not too shabby for a 17 year old.

  • A.D.

    Zambrano had 4 innings off the bat, getting right back to work