Brackman not so sharp in Charleston loss

Game 22 Spillover Thread
Big inning Yanks take series opener 7-4

Update by Mike (11:45pm): Manny Banuelos was placed on the DL today with one of those pesky upper body injuries.

Yeah, I’m filling in for Mike tonight. I have to say, compiling DotF is fun, but I give Mr. Axisa credit; I could not do this every night.

Triple-A Scranton (12-6 win over Norfolk)
Leo Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 BB
J-Rod: 0 for 5, 3K — sad for J-Rod, who had been 10 for his last 23 before this game
Todd Linden: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2K
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 5, 1K, 2 HR — second one came as part of Scranton’s 5-run 7th
Juan Miranda: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K
Ajax: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — 6 SB, 0 CS this season
E-Dunc: 1 for 4, 1 K — BA is still above .300
Chris Malec: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
P.J. Pilittere: 3 for 4, 1 HR — not only is the best game I’ve ever seen for P.J. in DotF, but probably the first homer I can remember him hitting
Kei Igawa: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — Good ol’ Kei…ERA sits at 6.75
Jose Valdez: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Anthony Claggett: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Brett Tomko: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K — 10.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 K on the season


Double-A Trenton (3-2 loss to Connecticut)
Eduardo Nunez, Colin Curtis, Marcos Vechionacci, and Frankie Cervelli: all 1 for 4 — Curtis and Vech doubled, Vech, Curtis, and Nunez each K’d once, Cervelli had a throwing error.
Reegie Corona: 0 for 4, 1K
Jorge Vazquez: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Justin Snyder: 0 for 3
Ian Nova: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Kanekoa Texeira: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K — good recovery after two tough outings
Noel Castillo: 1 IP, zeroes

High-A Tampa (4-2 loss to Lakeland)
Austin Krum, Austin Romine, Eric Fryer, Matt Cusick: all 1 for 4 — Romine hit a solo jack for Tampa’s only XBH, the Austins struck out once each
Jesus Montero: 0 for 3, 1BB, 1 PB
Damon Sublet: 0 for 4
Wady Rufino: 2 for 4
Ryan Zink: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Adam Olbrychowski: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, zeroes — undrafted UNC alum has been excellent

Low-A Charleston (6-5 loss to Asheville)
Ray Kruml: 2 for 5, 3 K, 1 E (throwing)
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 3, 2 K — hit a sac fly…Tampa committed three errors, none of which were by Angelini
David Adams: 1 for 4, 1 2B — 8 for his last 19 (.470) with 4 2B
Brian Baisley: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Dan Brewer: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 2 K — lowered his season average to .415
Abe Almonte: 0 for 4, 1 K — hasn’t had a hit since April 22
Melky Mesa: 1 for 4, 3K
Mitch Abeita: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Mike Lyon: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K
Andrew Brackman: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 E (fielding) — just one of the seven hits were XBH
Dan Kapala: 1 IP, 2H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Brad Rulon: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K — 0 ER, 6 K in his last four appearances (7 IP)

email
Game 22 Spillover Thread
Big inning Yanks take series opener 7-4
  • Drew

    I thought Christian Garcia was hurt but I saw he was pitching to Alex down in extended ST.

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

      Speaking of which… when does Chris move to a full season league? Is he waiting all the way until Staten Island starts, or will they put him somewhere higher?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Christian Garcia once struck out Shoeless Joe Jackson.

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

          Old Ranger was there to see it.

          • Steve H

            Was DBHOF? Otherwise it didn’t happen.

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

              IETC.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

            He showed up the other day, but I haven’t seen him since.

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

              Yeah I saw that too.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            Old Ranger saw him pitch as a child.
            Garcia has been around so long that he actually invented the curve ball.

        • Drew

          Is that a PeteAbeism?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        SI might not be a bad idea, but I think they have him slated for AA.

      • Reggie C.

        If the plan is to get him to START pitching when short season ball starts up then ’09 is a lost season. There still isn’t any arm in the farm who can match Garcia in stuff, but these injuries are probably already deteriorating it. I hope there’s still a chance to make him a reliever.

  • Steve H

    Headline a little tough on Brackman, no? I was expecting much worse.

    • manimal

      Same. 5 innings 2 runs is tolerable.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        I almost dropped in something about the 2.00 WHIP, but decided against it. 7 hits, 3 walks is not sharp. I stand by it.

        • andrew

          Agreed. Living very dangerously. Posnerian.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

            Posnerian is concerned with the economics and the law. Ponsonian is what you’re looking for.

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

              Damnit, it’s my portmanteau, and you jackasses need to stop screwing it up.

              PONSNERIAN.

              Ponsonian + Rasnerian = P-O-N-S-N-E-R-I-A-N.

              Don’t leave out the first N.

            • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

              Heh. I thought Posnerian had something to do with Gerald Posner (JFK assassination historian).

              Ya learn somethin’ every day, dontcha?

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

                Generally Posnerian has to do with this guy.

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

                  60 years from now, Law students will be discussing Kabakian legal theory.

                • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

                  Studying for finals, taking a break, and I find more legal theory on RAB. Perfect.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                  “60 years from now, Law students will be discussing Kabakian legal theory.”

                  But they will still be mis-pronouncing his name.

        • Steve H

          Yeah, but I was expecting disaster. At least he did get 6k’s in the 5 innings.

          That’s why Mike owns dotf (smiley thing)

          • El Generalissimo

            For Brackman this early in the season, only an injury equals disaster. Anything building up his arm strength towards 120-150 innings is a plus.

  • Reggie C.

    I guess Brackman’s line looks a bit pedestrian when compared to the other guy who took the mound against Charleston – Christian Freiderich.

    Is Freiderich this year’s version of Madison Baumgarner?

  • manimal

    Rondo got DENIED

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

      OFF TOPIC AGAIN motherfucker!

      Don’t do it.

    • Reggie C.

      Rose has gotta hit those free throws next time. But how the hell did recover to get that block?!? Incredible.

      • Steve H

        Steroids.

  • Brendan

    hey i just found this online it’s very interasting and a great idea

    http://www.savetheyankeegate2.com/

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

      Meh, I don’t think it’s that interesting nor a great idea.

      Doesn’t float my boat, I guess. To each his own.

      In any event, it’s moot. There is zero chance any of the old building remains in place. It’s going to be totally gutted and turned into a park. This petition is destined to die, the plans won’t be changed.

      Learn to accept it.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        TSJC is going to have to learn to accept my post on that tomorrow. I interviewed one of the guys behind it yesterday. I’m intrigued by the idea even if its chances of success are slim. They really should have come up with it a few years ago.

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

          Oh, I’ll grant that the idea is intriguing.

          It’s not happening, though. I’ll leave the rest of my comments for tomorrow.

  • manimal

    Ajax is really shining in AAA

  • james

    Brackman should be dominating these low A ball players. He’s gotta pick it up

    • Steve H

      TSJC, how’s your burrito coming?

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

        A watched pot never cooks.

        • Steve H

          So in a way, what you’re saying is that dotf actually slows down the development of Yankee prospects? If it weren’t for dotf, Brackman would have a career MLB record of 20-5 (TJS never would have happened) with a 2.73 ERA. And of course, that would allow them to put Joba back in the pen.

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

            Yes.

            The Yankee inability to develop position players (outside of Cano)? All Mike’s fault.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      He’s a project. Nothing to worry about.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Agreed. He has thrown 180 innings since high school. What the hell is taking him so long to dominate?

      • Steve H

        In all seriousness, why hasn’t he even won a single Cy Young yet?

  • Drew

    Everyone in our AAA lineup is just mashing right now. Tomko is as well. How long till Cash money makes a move while these guys stocks are high. If Tomko keeps this up, a lot of teams will want his arm out of the pen.

    • Steve H

      10 innings of AAA doesn’t change the fact that any team in baseball could have had Tomko a few months ago. He is not trade bait.

      • Drew

        I disagree (with the trade bait part), people didn’t pick him up because they thought he was done and perhaps he didn’t want to latch on with a bad team that was willing to give him a minor league deal. If he continues to dominate in AAA, he will either be up in NY or he will be traded to a team that needs a bullpen arm, which, last time I checked, was everyone.

        • Steve H

          He’s not done, he just hasn’t been any good for about 12 years.

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

            He’s not done, he just hasn’t been any good for about 12 years.

            You know, for a fat chick, you don’t sweat that much.

            • Steve H

              “Why did I sign with the Nationals?” Tavarez said then. “When you go to a club until 4 a.m. and [are] just waiting, waiting, a 600-pounder looks like J-Lo. And to me, this is Jennifer Lopez right here. It’s four in the morning. Too much to drink. All the girls look hot. So the Nationals are Jennifer Lopez to me.”

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

                I just regained most of the respect for Julian Tavarez that I lost during his Red Sox tenure.

                (So, he’s back to zero, then.)

          • Drew

            Eh.. 4.5ish ERA is considered quality.

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

      If logic like that was true, Kei Igawa would not be in pinstripes right now.

      • Drew

        True but Tomko has done it before. I mean it’s way too early with such a small sample. If he continues this over the next 10-15 appearances though, I know a lot of teams would like to have him in their pen.

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

          Maybe you’re right. I doubt it, though.

          Tomko won’t be traded on the strength of AAA numbers. He’d need to be called up and do it here first.

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

    Dude. Charleston had 3E and none were Angelini?

    My mind is sufficiently blown that I may now be able to write the last five pages of my paper.

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

      The game is over, Rebecca.

      We love you… but get the fuck out of here and get back to work.

      Don’t make me spank you… again.

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

        I’m still not done with my much shorter paper, either.

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

          Do you have bitch tits like ARod?

          If not, nobody cares.

          (I keed, I keed.)

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

            I weigh 170 lbs. so, no.

            /feels just in case.

            Nope. I’ve got nothing on A-Rod.

            • Steve H

              A-Rod weighed 170 once. Then he hit puberty.

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

                A-Rod weighed 170 once. Then he hit puberty met Yuri Sucart.

                Fixed.

        • Drew

          haha me neither, procrastination up until graduation..

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

            What’s yours about?

            • Drew

              Effect of the Workplace on society in both Bartleby the Scrivener and Office Space. Then I have another one due tomorrow at midnight on inequalities in the workplace. Almost done with the former.

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

                Nice; I’ve read “Bartelby” so many goddamn times that it makes my head spin. I really can’t stand the damn thing anymore, but comparing it to “Office Space” is pretty cool.

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          +1

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

            I don’t even remember what writing papers was like in high school at this point.

            • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

              Teachers want you to stick to basics, so the topics can sometimes inhibit creativity. Can’t argue with the brevity, though.

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

                Wanna hear the dirty little secret they don’t tell you in high school? University professors hate the five paragraph essay.

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

          I just printed the final paper of my undergraduate career. Fuck. Yes.

          • Drew

            Heh, I’m two papers away from that! Congrats though.

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

      Now that is a more worthwhile excuse than carpal tunnel.

      Oh and since the game didn’t happen like you guys said, no dedication to you and Tommie. Sorry dude and dudette.

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

        Probably for the best.

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

      Those of you still in school are lucky. With this craptastic economy, finding work is like finding the next Koufax in the draft.

  • Dillon

    Brett Tomko: 10.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 K on the season

    ….which proves once again that good minor league stats don’t mean much. How many guys have we called up that absolutely dominated in the minors and got hit around in bigs? Numbers are needed, but they just get you in the door. Brackman does need to pick it up pretty soon.

    • Steve H

      Are we talking about the same Brackman, the one with about 20 minor league innings?

    • Bill

      Agreed on minor league stats and Tomko. The same can be said for Spring Training stats. I mean our bullpen other than Bruney and Marte was lights out in ST. Gardner was the MVP of ST and now finds himself on our bench. Even Cody Ransom was good in ST.

      Tomko is not a good pitcher. With Aceves bouncing back we really don’t even need this guy. I don’t mind keeping him in AAA as a just in case we have a thousand injuries again, but for anything else he is pretty much useless. I mean the guy had an ERA of about 7 last year in the AL and 5.5 the year before in the NL West. Just because he has become a decent AAA closer doesn’t mean he should ever see the ML roster.

      I disagree on Brackman. I’d like to see more from him, but people have to remember this guy is still a project. Right now he really just needs to work on developing consistent mechanics and not worry about the results. Its a shame Boras insisted on a ML contract because now we’ll have to push him a little bit faster through the system. My guess is this may be a rough year for him but I think he’ll really turn it around next year or late this year.

  • Rich

    Brackman still had a good GO/FO ratio: 6-2, as well as 6 K in 5 IP. I’m encouraged.

  • Drew

    Isn’t Zink a GB guy? He had a lot of FB’s today.

  • BigBlueAL

    How old is Brackman??? Sorry I know I should know….

    • Steve H
      • BigBlueAL

        I just figured somebody would know immediately right off the top of their head, no need to mock me!!! Anyway yeah 23, not exactly a spring chicken. I know he had TJ and all, and he did just turn 23 in December, but I would see why people here would start to get a bit frustrated with him struggling in Low-A ball.

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

      Old enough to be a bust.

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

      http://www.google.com

      (sorry, dude, you shoulda seen that one coming.)

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah I know but again I figured a bunch of people here would know right off the top of their heads thats all. Sheesh.

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

          What, you want us to do all your thinking for you? We’re socialists,you think you can just walk into our kolkhoz and not pick up a shovel, you capitalist swine?

          I’ve had enough of your shit, BigBlueAL. IT’S TIME FOR A TEABAGGING PARTY, YOU FASCIST BASTARD!!!

          • BigBlueAL

            Im speechless right now, and a bit scared….

    • Jake K

      Older than Phil Hughes.

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

        Dude, *I’m* older than Hughes.

        • Jake K

          But you’re not in Low A, are you?

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

          Dud, I’m Phil Hughes’ father!

          • Bo

            All Brackman is right now is a lot of hype. The dudes been a better basketball player than pitcher so far. And his age isn’t helping his cause.

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

              All of this is batshit insane.

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

    Hah! Page 16!

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Mike, do you have an explanation for this:

    “Timothy Norton assigned to Tampa Bay Rays from Staten Island Yankees” ?

    Link: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/transac.....;year=2009

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Sounds like an easy mistake. Tampa Yankees, I would assume.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        That sounds logic, but normally mlb.com only lists transactions that involve the big league teams. Let’s see what Baseball America has on its Minor League Transactions on Monday.

        Norton should be over his injury by now, right?

  • Andy

    Have to agree with Bo’s comment. Brackman is all hype right now, I always thought people rated him way too high. Stuff only counts for so much – ask Christian Garcia – who, by the way, is only a couple months older than Brackman. Brackman is 23 years old, and he’s doing terrible in low A, where most guys are 20-22. 19 year old Jairo Heredia dominated the same league last year, and you can’t even find him on most prospect lists.

    Fact is, the guy has no track record of success to speak of, he is injury prone, and he is already getting long in the tooth. Reminds me of Alan Horne, although he has a much higher ceiling than Horne, who I have always maintained would never amount to much. For me, Brackman has to step it up, and step it up quick, for me to hype him even in the slightest.

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

      Andrew Brackman doesn’t turn 24 until December.

      If that’s “getting long in the tooth”, then Robbie Cano must be a freaking geriatric to you.

      Calm down. Brackman is fine. He’s still a good prospect. Stop overreacting.

      • Andy

        He’ll be a good prospect when he actually pitches well for more than a handful of college innings. Oh, and Cano was in the major leagues when he was 22 years old, not in low A without success. In fact, you are the one overreacting – I just said he has to prove himself to me before I put him in the top 5 Yankees prospects, you’re the one who is elevating a guy without a track record ahead of guys who have actually had some success.

  • Dave M

    My 10 year old son dominated batting practice last night. Just wanted to mention that. I’m pretty critical of my kids, but he was by far the best hitter on his team last night.

  • usty

    Was at the Thunder game last night…$1 beer night FTW. Colin Curtis is definitely not a CF from what I saw. His routes to the ball were unbeliveably bad multiple times last night. They got their first run after he played a straight up line drive to center into a triple by running in full steam then reversing course when he realized it was going to fly over his head by about 20 feet. Dude sure can hit though, his double was a ROPE.

  • Pingback: Game #23: Angels @ Yankees. Teixeira looks for answers in the month of May | The Voice of Yankees Universe

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

    I did not giggle.

    I do want to shit, though.

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

    Alright let me get this straight (or at least try to):

    Mosaic Law is not necessarily natural but because it is based in the Ten Commandments it can be considered natural?

  • A.D.

    This is clearly an off-topic post.