Sep
04

Ajax propels Trenton to a 2-0 series lead

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Jeremy Bleich, Andrew Brackman & Austin Romine are heading to Hawaii for winter ball. The Yanks still have 1 infielder & 2 pitcher spots to fill for the AzFL.

Triple-A Scranton (3-1 loss to Pawtucket) best-of-five series is tied 1-1 … an old friend did them in this game
Justin Christian, Melky, Juan Miranda & Shelley Duncan (aka the 1-4 hitters): all 0 for 4 – Christian K’ed twice, Melky & Miranda once each, Shelley thrice
Ben Broussard: 1 for 4, 2 K
Nick Green: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB
Eric Duncan: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 BB
The Chrises: both 0 for 3 – Stewart drove in a run with a groundout & K’ed … Basak K’ed twice
IPK: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 5-11 GB/FB – 56 of 94 pitches were strikes (59.6%) … pitched well enough to win, but it just wasn’t meant to be
Zack Kroenke: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Oneli Perez: 0.1 IP, zeroes

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Portland) Trenton leads the best-of-five series 2-0
Reegie Corona & Kevin Russo: both 1 for 3 – Corona drew a walk & scored a run … Russo doubled & K’ed
Ramiro Pena & Colin Curtis: both 1 for 4, 1 K - Pena scored a run
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – smashed a 3-run homer off Clay Buchholz to tie the game at three in the sixth
Chris Malec & Edwar Gonzalez: both 0 for 3 – Malec walked, scored a run & K’ed twice … Edwar K’ed three times & threw a runner out at third from RF
PJ Pilittere: 3 for 4, 1 RBI – drove in the winning run
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 4, 2 K
Jeff Marquez: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3-8 GB/FB – Keith Law was at the game, here’s what he had to say about Jeff: “Marquez is not impressing me – 89-92, good downhill at 89-91, straight at 92, decent change could be +, barely uses cb/sl, no real pitching plan. He did fan Reddick, though.”
Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – KLaw on Humberto: “One inning 91-94 some decent cb. He’s a big boy”
Mike Gardner: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-1 GB/FB – had allowed 9 ER & 25 baserunners in his previous 12.2 IP, but you need guys to unexpectedly step it up in the playoffs if you want to win, doesn’t matter how great the team is one paper
Jose Valdez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

High-A Tampa’s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. You can find Florida State League playoff coverage here.

Low-A Charleston’s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. You can find South Atlantic League playoff coverage here.

Short Season Staten Island (4-2 win over Aberdeen) the win clinched the McNamara Division title
Braedyn Pruitt: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
David Adams (3): 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – got a nice little 7 game hit streak going
Brian Baisley: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP – breaks a 9 game hit streak
Dan Brewer (8): 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K – 13 for his last 40 (.325)
Jack Rye (13): 2 for 4, 2 K, 1 CS
Mike Lyon (24): 0 for 4, 2 K
Mitch Abeita (19): 0 for 3, 1 K – 8 for his last 37 (.216)
Roy Gomez: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – first hit since August 26th … yikes
Ray Kruml (11): 1 for 2
Jeremy Bleich (1s): 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 1-4 GB/FB – he retired the last 8 men he faced … Robert Pimpsner’s got pics
Dan Kapala: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1 HB, 1-4 GB/FB
Andy Shive (35): 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 5-2 GB/FB
Pat Vendizzle (20): 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – 3 baserunners & 15 K in his last 10 IP … last issued a walk on August 3rd

The Rookie GCL Yanks’ season is over. The GCL Phils won the league championship.

Categories : Down on the Farm

40 Comments»

  1. Where did you get the stuff from K-Law?

  2. Jamal G. says:

    How the hell can Daunte Culpepper not find a job and retire while Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman are listed on a depth chart as the #1 and #2 QB’s, respectively?

    http://www.mercurynews.com/sabercats/ci_10383607

  3. Ivan says:

    Speaking of wack movies, have any of you guys saw Belly 2? Talk about absolute garbage.

  4. Reggie C. says:

    I’d love to see Austin Jackson make it a career of hit RS pitching as timely as he did tonight. Buchholz has dominated the minors before, so its no garbage homer.

    Hey Mike. How much longer do we have to wait till Hawaii Ball starts up? I’m dying to see a Brackman line!!

  5. Reggie C. says:

    Oh yeah Mike. Kate Bosworth hasn’t looked like that in a looong while.

  6. Brian says:

    Didn’t know Corban Joseph’s brother, Caleb, plays for Aberdeen.
    That’s not as interesting as Kate Bosworth, but…

  7. JeffG says:

    How long do you think before A-Jax makes it up?

    • Luke S. says:

      Gotta figure he starts next year in AAA, meaning his very earliest callup is some time next year. It depends on performance and health of him and others, signing free agents … Really, I think his full ETA is 2010.

    • tremont says:

      My two cents on A-Jax.
      1) His ETA is at least as dependent on Gardner/Cabrera’s play in CF next year. If either can give us something resembling league average, A-Jax should spend the season in Scranton.
      2) Jackson doesn’t strike me as the kind of guy who is going to hit the ground running in the big leagues. I think he will frustrate Yankee fans a lot, before breaking out in ’11 or ’12.

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