The Price is wrong, bitch

Game 145: Aceves' first start
Aceves picks up first Major League win as Yanks down Angels

Triple-A Scranton (8-7 win over Durham, walk-off style) SWB leads the best-of-five Governor’s Cup 1-0 … Ian Kennedy gets the ball in Game 2 tomorrow
Justin Christian: 0 for 5, 2 K – threw Jonny Gomes out at home from LF
Bernie Castro: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – picked up an RBI hit off David Price, a pretty good lefty
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI – last three hits have gone for extra bases
Tim Battle: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – doubled in the game-tying run in the bottom of the 9th
Ben Broussard: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB – picked off first
Matt Carson & Eric Duncan: both 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 3 K – E-Dunc hit a walk-off single … bust
Nick Green: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Stewart: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Chase Wright: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 9-5 GB/FB – 55 of 84 pitches were strikes (65.6%) … outpitched Price … can’t say I saw that coming
David Robertson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 3-1 GB/FB – 16 of 27 pitches were strikes (59.3%)
Zack Kroenke: 0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP – only 2 of 6 pitches were strikes … allowed 2 inherited runners to score
Scott Strickland: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB – allowed all 3 inherited runners to score
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – I guess the back’s okay

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over Akron) Trenton leads the best-of-five series 1-0 … Chris Garcia gets the ball in Game 2 tomorrow
Reegie Corona & Edwar Gonzalez: all 0 for 4 – Corona drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Edwar K’ed twice
Ramiro Pena: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB
Chris Malec & Frankie Cervelli: both 2 for 4 – Malec doubled & drove in a pair of runs … Cervelli drove in 2 runs & K’ed
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 1 K – hitting .438 in the playoffs
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Kevin Russo: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 8-10 GB/FB, 0-1 GB/FB – I guess starting him in Game 1 was the right move
Mike Dunn: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K- he’s pitched in 3 of Trenton’s 4 playoff games, so I guess it’s safe to say he’s manager Tony Franklin’s go-to guy
Jhonny Nunez: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa’s season is over, they did not qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona Cubs won the league championship.

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) 2-0 in the best-of-five South Atlantic League Championship series.

Short Season Staten Island (4-1 loss to Jamestown) Jamestown wins the best-of-three series 2-0 … SI’s season is over
Ray Kruml (11): 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
David Adams (3), Brian Baisley & Dan Brewer (8): all 0 for 4 – Adams K’ed twice, Brewer thrice … Brewer also committed a fielding error
Addison Maruszack (17): 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Braedyn Pruitt & Taylor Grote: both 1 for 3 – Pruitt drew a walk & K’ed … Grote K’ed twice
Mike Lyon (24) & Mitch Abeita (19): both 0 for 3 – Lyon K’ed twice … Abeita K’ed once, picked a runner off first with a snap throw & missed a catch for an error
Jon Albaladejo: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 3-0 GB/FB – not sure where he goes from here, maybe SWB?
Jeremy Bleich (1s): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4-3 GB/FB – he’ll kick it down in Tampa until Hawaii Winter Baseball starts at the end of the month
Brad Rulon (34): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 Bb, 4 K – finished with 72 K in 46 IP (14.09 Kper9)
Pat Venditte (20): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB

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

Game 145: Aceves' first start
Aceves picks up first Major League win as Yanks down Angels
  • jose

    hahaha excellent title/picture
    good to see scranton pull it off

  • Mike R.

    I like that line from Mr. Bleich. mike Dunn seems like a legit option for the bullpen in the not to distant future. A lefty that throws hard and has control is never a bad thing.

  • Rafi

    Hey mike, how long does alba have on a rehab, until the end of the season? Also, I know that he’s been in Tampa all season, but what’s the deal with Battle? Is he a prospect? Where does he begin next year?

    • Mike A.

      Rehab ends 30 days from his first game action, which was the 2nd. So yeah, he can stay there for the rest of the year. I’m certain that return date was by design for the specific purpose of having his rehab end after the regular season so they don’t have to DFA someone to reactivate him.

      • Rafi

        and then he can just take the 40-spot of one of the free agents-to-be?

        • Mike A.

          Yep, exactly.

    • Pablo Zevallos

      I know you didn’t ask me but:
      Battle’s young but he was drafted 3rd rd. in 2003 out of HS and he’s basically sucked perennially beginning in 2006, having poor plate discipline (striking out like mad) and his power shows up decently relative to the very low AVGs he puts up, but his game has stagnated because of that. So now, not even close to a prospect. One of those really raw, toolsy guys who flame out.

      • Mike A.

        Yep, agreed. I bet he gets released this winter.

        • Pablo Zevallos

          Meh. He had a decent year in Tampa (I like the .437 SLG), there’s a shot he goes to Trenton as filler/bench in a Matt Carson role. Either way at this point it doesn’t matter.

          • Mike A.

            They might be keeping him around as a token of good faith or something, Steinbrenner took care of all of Battle’s medical bills and stuff after he was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.

            • Pablo Zevallos

              someone call ESPN! someone!

      • Rafi

        Everyone’s opinion is accepted by me, but I know that when the Yankees play a late game, most people don’t realize/pay attention to the DoTF

        • Pablo Zevallos

          ight. but I just said that for the people who go, “Bitch, please. I wasn’t asking you.”

          • Rafi

            I perfectly understand. You won’t be getting attitude from me

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  • Ivan

    Love the Title.

    One of the funniest scenes in the history of movie making or at least comedic movies.

  • chris

    Haha. You were dying for the Scranton to win so you could use that headline. Awesome.

    • Mike A.

      Heh, I had it planned since yesterday. ;)

  • Rafi

    I know this isn’t DoTF-per se, but what should I make of Aceves: long man/spot starter, or 4th/5th starter? Also, where about would he be on the Yankees top prospects this offseason?

    • Mike A.

      I’d say solid #4-5 guy. He looks great now, but we have to see how he does the second and third time through the league.

      • Rafi

        And in terms of Yankees prospects?

        • Mike A.

          I’m not sure, most likely the 25-30 range. He is what he is, no more projection, not much ceiling.

          • dan

            if there’s no ceiling then the sky’s the limit ;)

            As long as he’s capable of a sub-5 ERA making every start, I’ll take him.

          • Todd

            Mike. Not to be smart. But please explain the difference between Aceves and IPK. Aceves seems to have better stuff and knows how to pitch. Just because IPK was the sexy first round draft pick out of the Pac 10, does that make his ceiling higher than Aceves’? I just feel that he may be overlooked in terms of “ceiling” and outlook simply because he took a different route. And let’s remember, the Yankees outbid a number of teams for him this weekend.

            • Mike A.

              The difference is that a) Kennedy’s younger, and b) has better command of more pitches (not that he’s shown it in the bigs). Aceves has all those years in the Mexican League, roughly AA/AAA level of competition. We’ll see the difference once Kennedy reaches that level of experience.

              • cult of basebaal

                i’d go with (a), don’t think i’d agree with (b) … kennedy’s problem has been command, especially at MLB level, but also at AAA … he hasn’t exhibited the MiLB command of kevin slowey (a *very* similar pitcher, imho) for example …

            • Geno

              Does Aceves have a true plus pitch? I’m pretty sure Kennedy’s changeup is one. That’s the difference.

  • Lanny

    Anyone else think its time for these guys to get a shot and not see guys like Ponson and Pavano again?

    Id much rather see IPK and Wright and Hughes get major league innings than the retreads.

  • yankeefan91

    mike do u think the yankees sign burnett sabathia and if we dont get texeira kan the yanks possibly get millar

    • Mike A.

      I don’t want any part of Burnett, he’s very over-rated. CC, obviously, is the guy everyone wants, and they certainly have the cash to afford him.

      Millar … I’m not sure they’d ever sign him, too much bad blood.

  • yankeefan91

    mike so wat would it take for the yanks to aquire mike jacobs and wat reliver do u see the yankees aquiring or via of a trade

    • Mike A.

      Jacob’s is terrible, all he can do is hit the occasional homer. No OBP skills (.290 OBP is lower than Melky’s), bad on defense, can’t hit for average. If there’s anyone on the Marlins worth trading for, it’s Jeremy Hermida.

      I don’t think they need another reliever. The pen is fine, and Robertson/Melancon/Cox is better than just about anything they could get on the FA or trade market. Maybe just a veteran or two on a MiL deal for depth, but not much else.

      • Ivan

        Don’t be surprise the Marlins sell high on Jacobs.

  • yankeefan91

    mike the biggesr free agent singning from the yanks is? and would the yanks add another starting pitcher

  • Ivan

    If the Yankees don’t resign Giambi (which is most likey they won’t) where can they get a good 1st baseman Mike? I am not paying Tex all that money.

  • Ivan

    By the Way, would you guys sign Ben Sheets?

  • Jack
  • yankeefan91


    its a risk hes so good but he is alwys innjured the same goes for burnett i like both of these pitchers but its a risk

    • Ivan

      I am not a Burnett fan at all.

      • Bo

        How can you watch him pitch against the Yankees and not be a fan of him and his stuff?

        • pat

          because he only pitches that way against the yankees. Against everbody else he is pedestrian.

  • Brett

    I’m glad Price pitched against Scranton yesterday, he’d have shut out the big club if Tampa had called him up this week, as all new young pitchers do.

    • DaveM

      Very Funny Brett!!!!!

      But your probably right.