Berroa pushes Scranton Yanks to 9-0

Yanks win first in the House that Derek Built
More than a smattering of empty seats

Matt Wieters doesn’t pull hamstrings, hamstrings pull Matt Wieters.

Triple-A Scranton (11-0 beat down of Rochester) at one point five straight Yanks struck out against an old friend
Doug Bernier: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
John Rodriguez: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Todd Linden: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 2 K – 5 for his last 12 with 3 XBH
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Angel Berroa: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI – > Cody Ransom, seriously
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Phil Hughes: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 7-4 GB/FB – 64 of 96 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB – 24 of 35 pitches were strikes (68.6%)
Brett Tomko: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 17 of 24 pitches were strikes (70.8%) … 4 baserunners, 7 K in 6.1 IP this year

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over Connecticut in 10 innings)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI,1 BB, 2 E (both throwing) – scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5, 2 K
Colin Curtis: 1 for 5, 1 K – 7 for his last 15 (.467)
Edwar Gonzalez & Chris Malec: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Edwar doubled, drew a walk & K’ed twice … Malec K’ed
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – hitting .083 in 24 at-bats
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – just his third appearance of the season
Zach McAllister: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 11-1 GB/FB – outpitched the guy Baseball America rated the best pitching prospect in the game … back in 2003
Kanekoa Texeira: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3-2 GB/FB – that’s his first walk of the season … now rockin’ a 12-1 K/BB ratio in 6.2 IP
Jose Valdez: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

High-A Tampa (10-1 win over Clearwater)
Austin Krum: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 K
Eric Fryer: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – quietly hitting .370
Jesus Montero: 4 for 5, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI – there we go, he’s starting to wake up
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – bumped his avg up to .192
Austin Romine: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – bumped his avg up to .167
Wady Rufino: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Jeremy Bleich:6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 9-8 GB/FB – you’d like to see more K’s, but it’s only his second start
Noel Castillo: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 1 IP, 1 H, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Rome, walk-off style)
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – hey look, no errors!
Ray Kruml & David Adams: both 2 for 4, 1 BB – Kruml stole a base … Adams doubled, drove in a run & K’ed
Brian Baisley: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 3 K
Abe Almonte: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 SB – he’s had at least one hit in every game he’s played
Melky Mesa: 0 for 5, 3 K – threw a runner out at first RF for a double play
Garrison Lassiter: 1 for 5, 1 R, 3 K
Taylor Grote: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – doubled in Lassiter for the tying run in the top of the 8th
Chase Weems: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 Bb, 2 K
Manny Banuelos: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3-4 GB/FB – that’ll happen to 18-yr olds in the Sally League
Hector Noesi: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-2 GB/FB

Yanks win first in the House that Derek Built
More than a smattering of empty seats
  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Holy crap, you mean Melancon didn’t pitch?

  • pat

    Ur still my boy manban shake it off.

  • Accent Shallow

    Can’t get the ball in the air against McAllister, can you?

    Glad to see Hughes pitch relatively well.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Relatively well? He gave up no runs and allowed five hits in 5.2 innings while walking no one and striking out 6. You want a perfect game every time out?

      • Accent Shallow

        The only fault I can find with his performance is 5.2 innings instead of 6.

        Here’s hoping he continues pitching this well.

        • Benjamin Kabak

          Wow. That’s harsh.

          • Accent Shallow

            Yeah, I am being pretty harsh.

            This early in the year, all you can do is be glad about solid performances since it’s too early to really observe trends, right?

            I can’t hold Hughes to an 8IP, 4H, 9K, 13-2 GB-FB standard every time out, can I? No one’s that good.

            • Benjamin Kabak

              You can hold him to that standard, but it’s 100 percent unreasonable. That’s a 280 IP season with 315 K. That’s not just ace good; that’s among the best pitchers of all time good.

              • Accent Shallow

                I know he’s not quite that good, ha ha.

                On a side note, I wonder when was the last time a pitcher in the minors had a workload like that, if ever?

        • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          You realize that’s just one out, right?

  • Accent Shallow

    Also, the Trenton pen has to be pretty damn good if McAllister can give up 3 runs and the team wins 1-0.

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      !!! LMAO


      They delete runs.

    • anonymous

      Melvin Croussett?

  • Drew

    Okay, if something bad happens in the rotation.
    Who gets the call, at this point, IPK or Philly?

    • Accent Shallow

      Gotta be Hughes, right? Better stuff, better MLB results.

      • Drew

        Probably Hughes.. Iim not sure who I’d rather see first though.
        I gotta figure it will click for IPK in the majors eventually. He is just too dominant in MiLB.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I guess it depends on who gets yanked from the rotation. If Wang gets shelled again today, then Hughes would make sense as he pitched yesterday.

  • E-ROC

    Is Justin Snyder’s potential utility man?

  • Mike Pop

    Jesus is a beast, son!!!!

  • josh

    good new ajax just has a deep bruise. xray showed no damage. if hughes and kennedy really put it all together this season do you think the yanks keep them both. i feel they wiil kkep hughes.

  • Phil in LA

    Edwar Gonzalez walked again tonight.

  • andrew

    The reason Berroa is in AAA instead of Ransom is that they want to go undefeated in AAA.

  • AJ

    I was at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre game tonight (I go to college around here), and it was an amazing game. Berroa looked solid, not only hitting two runs but making a nice running, over-the-shoulder grab on a bloop shot. It seemed like most of the lineup (except for Chris Stewart, who is terrible) can produce, and their team seems solid.

    I was upset I didn’t get to see Melancon pitch tonight, but I can tell you that Hughes looked good out there. He didn’t face much pressure, had some good movement on his pitches, and he really confused these Rochester hitters.

    Plus, tickets for the lower level were 14 bucks. How can you beat that?

    • Bryan

      you cant, unless you want an obstructed view in the bleachers.

  • Steve B Ball

    Joba to the Bullpen & bring up Hughes & Berroa NOW!

  • LosingOurHeads

    Ransom down and Berroa up. That is all.

  • Steve

    Hughes was pulled after 5.2 because of pitch count (96), not because he was struggling. I love it because he is really becoming a pitcher, not just a thrower.

    On another note, Berroa has been raking and playing great defense throughout the nine games so far. It would have been so easy for him to go into a funk after being the last player to be sent down. I am all for bringing Berroa up, and sending Ransom down.

  • Jake H

    McAllister has a nasty sinker. 11 gb is on. The walk to strikeout ratio bad but it’s 1 game. The guy I don’t think walked 3 in a game all last year.

  • Jon H

    I was at the Tampa Yanks game last night. Montero was as expected: huge with the bat but had some trouble behind the dish. Actually everyone swung the bat well against the poor Clearwater staff so not sure how much you can take from that. But he did hit the ball hard and early in the count. Bleich pitched well; he was able to get out of a tough jam in the early going. The only run was Yonderman Rodriguez’s (righty) solo shot to left.

  • Dave M

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Hughes was brought up to replace Wang in the rotation. I’m not sure what they can do with Wang? I doubt he has options left. Long man???? I don’t know, but he is killing us right now.