Aceves dominant in Scranton win

Game 21 Spillover Thread II
DN: Roberts' book 'strongly suggests' A-Rod used on Yanks

Chad Jennings spoke to Ian Kennedy about his injury. Doesn’t sound too serious, thankfully.

Update (10:36pm): Devon Young has a clip of Kennedy coming out the other night with the injury.

Triple-A Scranton (7-0 win over Lehigh Valley)
Luis Nunez: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
John Rodriguez & Todd Linden: both 1 for 4, 1 R – J-Rod homered, drove in 3 & K’ed
Shelley Duncan & Austin Jackson: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – Shelley hit his league leading 7th homer, drove in 2, K’ed & committed a fielding error
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 R
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
The Mexican Gangster: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 7-11 GB/FB – 69 of 91 pitches were strikes … that’s domination homes
Steven Jackson: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (63.6%) … first game action in 12 days

Double-A Trenton (3-2 loss to Connecticut)
Eduardo Nunez: 0 for 4, 1 RBI
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Colin Curtis  & Jorge Vazquez: both 0 for 4 – Curtis K’ed twice & snapped his 13 game hit streak
Marcos Vechionacci, Kyle Ansom & Kevin Smith: all 2 for 4 – Vech K’ed twice … Anson scored a run & allowed a passed ball … Smith scored a run
Justin Snyder: 0 for 2, 1 BB – I’m not his biggest fan, but I’d rather see him play every day in High-A than come off the bench in Double-A
Zach McAllister: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 2-5 GB/FB – first rough outing of the year … it was bound to happen eventually
Wilkins Arias: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-0 loss to Lakeland)
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 K
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 2, 2 BB
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 23, 4 BB, 6 K – Austin Krum was hit by a pitch, drew a walk & K’ed … Jack Rye drew a pair of walks & K’ed … Jesus Montero K’ed twice & committed a throwing error … Addison Maruszack committed a throwing error
Lance Pendleton: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 4-7 GB/FB
Charles Nolte: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 4-1 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (12-10 loss to Asheville)
Ray Kruml: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – 10 for his last 24 (.417)
Taylor Grote: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB
David Adams: 2 for 5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – multiple hits in 4 of his last 6 games
Brian Baisley & Abe Almonte: both 0 for 5, 2 K
Melky Mesa: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out at second from RF
Garrison Lassiter: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Chase Weems: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 PB, 1 E (throwing) – good day at the plate, but not behind it
Walt Ibarra: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – played short while Carmen Angelini got a day off, but he was kind enough to commit an error in his memory
Brett Marshall: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-5 GB/FB – 26 baserunners & 15 earned runs allowed in his last 13.2 IP … yikes
Brandon Braboy: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2-0 GB/FB – Kper9 went from 7.36 to 9.89 just like that
Cory Arbiso: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 Bb, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – coughed up the lead in teh 8th inning!1!1!1!!!!

Game 21 Spillover Thread II
DN: Roberts' book 'strongly suggests' A-Rod used on Yanks
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I like how Angelini has no errors…cos he didn’t play.

    • K.B.D.

      Details, details.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      I was looking for it. It’s kind of like a day-affirming thing, ya know?

      • Joey

        First thing I looked for too. Just to make sure the sun will rise tomorrow.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          Maybe it won’t now…

          • http://statspeak.net dan

            Well that would totally suck.

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          I looked at the boxscore before this post was up and it went like this:

          I normally first look at the pitching line when reading a boxscore, so when I saw Marshall with 4 unearned runs, I was like: What did you, do, Angelini?

          Then I scrolled to the fielding stats and I thought: Woohoo, good work Angelini (It’s sad it gets you excited if he has a game without an error, isn’t it?)

          When I looked at the hitting stats, I thought: Yeah, could have guessed THAT.

          That’s the second time this has happened to me this season with Angelini already.

    • J

      speaking of angelini…

      how can a guy so touted out of high school play such piss poor defense? i remember there were questions about his range, but a lack of range doesn’t create errors, just less opportunities.

      What the heck is seriously going on?

      • steve (different one)

        didn’t Jeter commit 1000 errors his first year? not that this is Angelini’s first year, but Jeter turned out ok.

        • http://statspeak.net dan

          Actually I think it was a billion

      • Steve O.

        The guy just can’t field the ball and can’t throw too well either. He’s in A ball right now, cut him some slack. Some.

  • J

    Aceves or IPK RIGHT NOW (minus IPK’s recent injury)

    • Joey

      Spot start or long man? Spot start, IPK. Long man, the Mexican Gangsta

    • whozat

      IPK, if it’s uninjured IPK.

  • Jake H

    Jackson looking good.

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    I think I’ll say what’s on everybody’s mind but they’re all just too afraid to say it: Z-Mac is a huge bust.

    • BklynJT

      Hahaha.. I nominate this for post of the day.

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        Thanks bud.

  • Manimal

    Aceves absolutely owned Valley. Its good knowing you have some talented pitchers who could cover a spot around the rotation due to injury.

  • Corey (Nord-Podberesky)

    not to be too off topic but does anyone know if u can bring backpacks into the new stadium?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Dunno about backpacks but I had no problems bringing my purse in, which is probably bigger than most backpacks.

    • steve (different one)

      i doubt it.

    • 27 this year

      I brought a bunch of plastic bags full of stuff like food, blankets, and drinks. But then again, it was the first exhibition game and they pretty much let anything slide cause it was the first game.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      No, you have to leave it at the bowling alley like always.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Who pitched for Lakeland?

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    How do you pronounce Reegie Corona’s name? REE-JEE? or is it MUH-LAN-SIN? or something else?

    • J

      how does the latter relate to the former? lol

      • Steve O.

        It was an attempt at humor. Melancon’s last name is often mispronounced as is Corona’s first name.

  • Accent Shallow

    Any idea why McAllister only lasted 4? Pitch count?

    And what’s the deal with Wilkins Arias? Big league future?

    • Accent Shallow

      After taking a peek at his age/mL statistics, guess not. Oof.

  • A.D.

    Aceves back on track.

    Marshall = Bust & Overdraft.

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      This is probably a joke, but see below.

  • Rich

    So that McAllister left the game when he did is no reason for concern? Ashmore is a little perplexed given that his PC wasn’t particularly high.

    The 5 K in 4 IP is a positive.

    • A.D.

      4BB and 5Ks along with giving up some runs I’d imagine his pitch could would be up there.

      • Rich

        You’re right. Ashmore said he’s OK.

  • A.D.

    E-Dunc’s prospect status is trying to raise from the ashes.

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    On a more serious note:

    I feel like there is a certain path that high school draftees should take through the system, and for some reason the Yankees chose not to do that with Brett Marshall. Keep him in Ext. Spring and then throw him to the wolves with the SI Yankees. They did this with McAllister and Betances and it worked well for both of them so far. They struggles mightily against top college competition for half a season after working on things in extended spring, and it paid off for them the next season. I don’t like the fact that they put Marshall in Charleston right away.

    How long did he get to work with Nardi Contreras? A few months? A lot of people saw his draft video… that shit was ugly as TSJC hell. A few of you may even remember me breaking it down step by step. He was extremely slow to the plate, had a violent ball pick-up, and probably a few other things that I can’t remember off the top of my head.

    He needed to work on these things, then go to SI. That’s the proven route, and it’s worked well. I don’t know why they’re forcing him into Charleston right now. He’d probably get beaten up in SI just as well, but he’d have more time in Tampa to work on things.

    Yea, he’s 19 and keeping his head above water in Charleston. But long-term, I think the better path is to go through Staten Island. I don’t know why they decided Marshall was different than the other guys. He may be a good prospect and they see that, but Phil Hughes he is not.

    • A.D.

      I hear what you’re saying, I know in an interview with No Mass Marshall said he got a bunch of great work in with Nardi & staff after last season, they changed some of his mechanics & pitches, so they have gotten a chance to work with him, maybe he really tore it up there and they wanted to make sure he was challenged.

      I agree for a guy who isn’t polished, and isn’t one of the top prep arms like a Cole, Porcello , or Hughes, Why they want him in full season ball, not really sure, but they have no reason to rush him, so presumably only good intentions/something they see in the kid.

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        I’m not really worried about rushing him. I just like the Staten Island route because he’d be playing against like 90% college guys instead of a random smattering of everybody. I think he’d mature better as a player in those circumstances.

      • pat

        Apparently this kid has intangibles through the roof as well as the physical tools to compete in long season.

        • A.D.

          Pretty much from what I’ve read is that he’s the man.

    • Accent Shallow

      I mean this in the most inoffensive way possible: you’re some guy from the Internet, looking at a grainy video of a high school kid pitching, and diagnosing his problems. If you can see the issues, so can the Yankees when they work with the kid. And I bet they pick up on a few more things, too.

      Maybe he would have benefited from more time with Nardi, but if the Yankees feel he’s ready to make the jump, it’s tough to fault them. Not like they threw him into High A or AA.

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        I wasn’t talking about his mechanical problems in this post. I don’t think the Yankees factor that into whether they’re going to send somebody to SI or Charleston.

        I think the circumstances under which he’d be going to SI are much better for the development of a high school pitcher, as evidenced by the rapid growth of McAllister and Betances after leaving SI.

        • Accent Shallow

          I imagine this is the sort of topic we can go back and forth on all day and never reach any real consensus. I can certainly live with Marshall going to Charleston. I also wouldn’t be posting here complaining if he were in extended ST right now.

          Since he’s not the project Betances is (due to Betances’ size), and he has a higher ceiling than McAllister, I can live with the Yankees being more aggressive with him. It’s certainly not a slam dunk, but it sounds like a risk I can live with.

          • http://statspeak.net dan

            It is that kind of thing. This is just my opinion.

        • Captain

          I wouldn’t get too worked up about his numbers. From what I’ve read they’re making him focus on locating four-seamers than on trying to get guys out per se.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      A lot of people saw his draft video… that shit was ugly as TSJC hell.

      You think you’re so smart, Dan, with your dago mustache and greasy hair.

      You’ll rue the day you crossed me, Dan!

  • http://WheresA-Jax? rflanaga

    Does anyone know if Austin jackson played tonite or why he didnt?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Shelley Duncan & Austin Jackson: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – Shelley hit his league leading 7th homer, drove in 2, K’ed & committed a fielding error

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Lol.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      He played. you should read the post :)

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    this may be asking too much, but have you guys considered adding the players ave/obp to this. I would like that…I understand it’s probably way too much work.

    • A.D.

      Just click on the link and the box score has averages, from there can get to player page for all the stats.

      • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

        I know, I just enjoy have everything in one place.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          I wish I had Cody Ransom’s money too ;)

  • pat

    Ahhh. Future/present Red Sox great J. Van Every homers to give a 6-5 lead in the 10th.

  • http://mvn.com/pendingpinstripes Greg F.

    I wish the Yanks would play Lassiter at SS a bit when Angelini wasn’t in there, it would let him have some versatility.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Lincecum is ridiculous. So much fun to watch.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Also, Vin Scully is a joy.

  • josh

    why do i feel like mcallister gets very little respect? most things i have read have him projected as a 4 or 5 who can eat innings(not that thats bad.) He has dominated at every level. is it because of lack of velocity or lack of good secondary pitches? how does his cieling compare to kennedy’s? how about wangs when he was at his age and level? am i wrong to have high hopes for him (with trepidation that is.)
    also, at this point what is the best case scenarion for eric duncan and the yankees?

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      He’s a groundballer without a dominant strikeout pitch. At his peak he might be someone like Andy Pettitte– above average GB rate, average K-rate, good control.

      Note: In no way am I saying that Zach McAllister is as good as Andy Pettitte, it’s just a comp.

      • josh

        is it fair to assume that he is like a younger wang? or is his sinker not as dominant and cmw’s?

        • ColoYank

          The comparison I most often see for McAllister is Kevin Millwood – i.e. kind of a horse who keeps you in games and yes, eats innings up.

  • josh

    does anyone have a scouting report on lassiter?