Ajax propels Trenton to a 2-0 series lead

Game 140: Bobby out; Yanks face schedule woes
Yanks' rally - like season - falls short

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 Tampaā€™s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. You can find Florida State League playoff coverage here.

Low-A Charlestonā€™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 Yanksā€™ season is over. The GCL Phils won the league championship.

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Game 140: Bobby out; Yanks face schedule woes
Yanks' rally - like season - falls short
  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Where did you get the stuff from K-Law?

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

      Email.

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

    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

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

      Oh, dude, I just saw 21 the other day. Kate Bosworth could use a Ring Ding or two.

      • Manimal

        I looooove that movie

        • Manimal

          and you know what, its actually a true story.

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

            It was a good movie, but if you read the book, it was completely different. I was disappointed in the screen adaptation, but hey, that happens all the time. That being said, had I not read the book I’d liked it more.

            • steve

              they had to “hollywood” it

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

        Dude, the whole Hollywood crowd is worried about her. They said her drop from Bluecrush (God, was she hot or what?) to what she is now is absolutely horrifying.

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

        Oh, you should see Baby Mama. I am now going to watch a couple episodes of 30 Rock, that’s how funny Tina Fey was in that movie. Seriously, that movie is hilarious.

        • Ivan

          Yo saw the Trailer of Sammuel L. Jackson new movie. It just looks wack to me. What you think.

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

            Word.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Samuel L hasn’t been good since he started selling beer.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc4axBTKvzw

            • Ivan

              I hate to say it but yea Sammuel L hasn’t been in good movie in a while.

              • Nickel

                What? Didn’t like “Snakes on a Plane??” :-)

                • Ivan

                  lol.

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

                He was good in “Home of the Brave”. Might be too heavy content for your taste (soldiers back from Iraq), but he was very good nonetheless. Also, shockingly, Jessica Biel did well in that movie too.

              • E-ROC

                Black Snake Moan

              • tremont

                Black Snake Moan was very good

        • giselle

          30 rock is the best. its up there with the office and arrested development. i was talking to my neighbor the other day and she told me that her husband was one of the writers for 30 Rock. i bet he’s friggin’ hilarious.

          • pat

            ken tremendous of fjm fame is one of the head writers for the office

          • Reggie C.

            30 Rock was consistently hilarious last season. Its surpassed The Office though. Carrell and co. were meehh. Hit or miss. Far too many misses in those 1 hour blocks. They gotta stick with the 30 minute format to tighten up the punch-lines.

    • Manimal

      and Ravens have absolutely no quarter back.

    • Ivan

      Word. I was thinking that as soon as I read that.

      Nevertheless you gotta take that retirement thing with a grain of salt, cuz one team call em to be a lead QB, he would definitely take it.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      In the defense of NFL head coaches and GM’s everywhere, Culpepper has looked like trash the past few years. He never recovered from that knee injury.

      Still, though, I’m with you. If I’m Lovie Smith, I’d kick a veteran minimum his way and see if he can beat out Orton and the Mad Bomber. It wouldn’t be the strangest thing in the world.

    • E-ROC

      Kyle Orton is a pretty good player. Culpepper wouldn’t be that much of an upgrade over him. Culpepper in San Fransisco is more like it.

  • Ivan

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

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

      Never saw it, never will. Belly was the shiznit when it came out, think I was in Elementary School.

      How was State Property 2? SP1 was eh.

      • Ivan

        State Property wasn’t good. It was more of a comedy if anything else.

        I like the first one though.

        Remember we were talking about the worst movies we ever saw.

        Remember Killa Season by Cam’ron. That movie was so bad it was just plain funny.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Good god, they made a Belly 2? I can’t even imagine that anyone would have greenlit that for straight to DVD.

    • http://theenlighteneddespot.wordpress.com NC Saint

      Not a sequel that needed making. Belly looked pretty amazing, but no one told Hype Williams that – unlike music videos – movies require plots and the participation of a few actors.

      • tremont

        Hype would be a top cinematographer.

  • Reggie C.

    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!!

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

      Late Sept/early Oct. Last year it started on Sept 27.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Brian

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

  • JeffG

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

    • Luke S.

      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

      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.