SI Yanks drop Game One

Game 144: From worst to first
Pavano loses for the first time in 1174 days

Triple-A Scranton begins the quest for the Governor’s Cup tomorrow. Chase Wright will take on some kid named David Price in Game 1 of the best-of-five series against the Durham Bulls. Check out those pitching matchups, that’s as good as it gets. I just wished they’d flip Igawa & Hughes, that way Phil’s guaranteed to make another start (he’d be on regular rest).

Double-A Trenton takes on the Akron Aeros (Indians) tomorrow in a rematch of last year’s Eastern League Championship Series. The Aeros will be without a rehabbing Travis Hafner as well as their ace Scott Lewis. Eric Hacker gets the ball in Game 1.

High-A Tampa’s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona Cubs lead the Fort Myers Miracle (Twins) 2-1 in the best-of-five Florida State League Championship Series.

Low-A Charleston’s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. The Augusta Green Jackets (Giants) lead the West Virginia Power (Brewers) 1-0 in the best-of-five South Atlantic League Championship series.

Short Season Staten Island (10-7 loss to Jamestown) Jamestown leads the best-of-three series 1-0 … Jon Albaladejo will start Game 2 tomorrow with Jeremy Bleich likely to relieve him after he gets his work in
Addison Maruszack (17): 4 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SB
David Adams (3): 3 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – if your 1-2 hitters get on base a combined 7 times and no one drives them in even once, you deserve to lose
Dan Brewer (8): 1 for 5, 2 RBI, 2 K
Mike Lyon (24): 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Braedyn Pruitt: 0 for 5, 1 K
Mitch Abeita (19): 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – matches his regular season HR total
Jack Rye (13): 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Jahdiel Santamaria: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Ray Kruml (11): 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
David Phelps (14): 1.1 IP, 5 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB – yeah, that’s a bad way to start the series
Cory Arbiso (22): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Jacinto Gonell: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-5 GB/FB
Andy Shetrone: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB
Josue Selenes: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

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

Game 144: From worst to first
Pavano loses for the first time in 1174 days
  • tremont

    Mike, has Maruszak raised his stock to the point where you think he can be a decent big leaguer? The numbers were good and my buddy scouted NY-Penn this year and wrote him up well for his organization.

    • Mike A.

      He’s a nice little sleeper, but I don’t think much more than that. Your friend obviously knows better than me though, being a trained scout and all. I’ll defer to him.

  • yanks99

    I think the Yanks should send down half of their big leaguers to AAA and the other half to AA. If they can’t win in the bigs, might as well take the minor league crowns…