Mother Nature spares Pawtucket

Game 142: Playing for pride
Ponson, Abreu lead Yankee charge

PeteAbe’s got the Fall Instructional League roster. That’s a mighty fine crop of catchers.

Conor Gillaspie, the 37th overall pick, is the first 2008 draftee to reach the majors. Not like the Giants have anything to lose, half their 40-man is dead weight anyway.

Triple-A Scranton‘s game was rained out. SWB leads Pawtucket 2-1 in the best-of-five series. Today’s game will be made up on Monday, if necessary. Scheduled starters Phil Hughes and Bartolo Colon will face off tomorrow in Game 4.

Double-A Trenton has advanced to the Eastern League Championship Series and was off today. They’ll take on Akron in the Finals, who beat Bowie 5-1 tonight to advance. Interestingly, the Thunder are going to skip over George Kontos & Chris Garcia, both of whom didn’t pitch in their first round sweep of Portland, and throw Eric Hacker in Game 1 of the Finals. He’ll have to face a 3-4-5 combo of Matt LaPorta, Travis Hafner & Wes Hodges when the series starts Tuesday.

High-A Tampa’s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. The Fort Myers Miracle (Twins) will take on the Daytona Cubs in the Florida State League Championship Series.

Low-A Charleston’s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. The Augusta Green Jackets (Giants) and West Virginia Power (Brewers) will play for the South Atlantic League Championship.

Short Season Staten Island‘s final regular season game was cancelled due to rain. They finished the year 49-26, the best record in the NY-Penn League. Brian Baisley set a new franchise record with a .336 batting average, surpassing Justin Snyder’s .335 mark from last year. They’ll be taking on the Jamestown Jammers (Marlins) in the first round of the playoffs, best-of-three series. Looks like David Phelps will get the ball in Game 1 on Monday.

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

Game 142: Playing for pride
Ponson, Abreu lead Yankee charge
  • Pablo Zevallos

    This could fuck up a player, like it did to Ross Detweiler, particualrly since he hasn’t raked (yet?) in the minors, so I wouldn’t do it. But hey, they’re the Giants, and they’re fucked up as it is anyway (outside of Cain and Lincecum).

  • Manimal

    easily the lamest DotF ever.

  • Reggie C.

    Okay. I just read that Mark Melancon could be hurt? Is it an arm related injury? Have you heard anything about this Mike ?

  • Manimal

    mike who do you think will be the first 08 draftee to make the majors for the yankees.

    • Mike A.

      Good question. I’ll say either Dan Brewer or Venditte.

      • Manimal

        I try to limit asking stupid questions to you since everyone seems to ask you for questions… I don’t know if they want a answer to comfort themselves or what. Seems like your just that guy you ask theoretical questions too.

        Anyways, Thanks for the answer.

      • Malcard89

        Venditte? Really?? His fastball doesn’t top 87 mph…

        • Manimal

          He will probably be a LOOGY. Or a SPOOGY(Switch-pitcher one out guy)

          • Manimal

            Yeah thats right. I just made up a new online abbreviation.

  • greg

    Keith Law on Austin Jackson:
    • Back to Jackson, the center fielder gets a little better each time I see him — he had solid at bats all night, showed his usual great bat speed, and continues to improve his reads on balls to the outfield. He has a little big-league in him, unfortunately, not running hard on deep groundballs, which has been a problem with other Trenton hitters this year as well.

    • Geno

      Good to hear, save for the running hard part. That sounds like a coaching problem.

  • E-ROC

    Travis Hafner: wow, how the mighty have fallen.

    • Arizona Steve

      This is what happens when he stops taking his spinach. If you know what I mean.