Apr
20

Brackman strong before Mother Nature interferes

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We’ve got a short DotF tonight because of the weather, so let’s get some reminders out of the way:

  1. First, make sure you vote in this week’s Fan Confidence Poll if you haven’t already.
  2. Second, but far more importantly, please consider pledging for the 2009 RAB Pledge Drive benefiting Joe Torre’s Safe At Home Foundation if you haven’t already. We’ve received twenty pledges so far, totaling $1.19 for every run the Yanks score. Just thirteen games into the season we’ve already raised $83.30 and are on pace for over $1,000 in donations. It’s for a great cause, so please consider pledging.

The Yanks brought back old pal Justin Pope and placed him on the 7-day DL so he can go down and get some innings in Extended spring Spring. I can only assume he’ll go back to closing for Double-A Trenton like he has so many times before. Now back to your regularly scheduled DotFing.

Triple-A Scranton was washed out; the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 29th. The good news is that Austin Jackson was in the lineup according to Chad Jennings. Jackson was hit by a pitch on the elbow and missed the last four days with a bone bruise.Kevin Russo wasn’t so lucky though, a bum hammy landed him on the DL.

Double-A Trenton was also rained out. Mike Ashmore says they’ll make this one up as part of May 16th double dip.

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off day.

Low-A Charleston (3-1 loss to Savannah)
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 5, 1 K – wow, two consecutive errorless games … impressive
Ray Kruml: 0 for 4, 1 K
David Adams: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP
Brian Baisley: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – he was thrown out at the plate by the RF
Abe Almonte, Melky Mesa & Garrison Lassiter: all 1 for 4 – Almonte drove in a run … Mesa K’ed & threw a runner out at third from RF … LAssiter K’ed twice
Taylor Grote: 2 for 4
Mitch Abeita: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Andrew Brackman: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 4-5 GB/FB – came out of the game following a 60 or so minute rain delay … biggest number of the night is by far the zero walks, hopefully he keeps it up
Casey Erickson: 2 Ip, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • pat

    Scheduled off days really burn my biscuits.

    • A.D.

      They shouldn’t have off days in the minors!!!

    • Jack

      You know, you should probably get those checked out.

      • pat

        Perhaps I’ll have YOUR MOTHER give ‘em a good once over.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      “Grinds my gears”- Peter Griffin

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

      Scheduled off days really burn my biscuits.

      You should try a nice moisturizing lotion… and WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE PLENTY OF LOTION, PAT.

      • pat

        Can’t reach it… too sleeepy…..

  • Accent Shallow

    Rain ruins everything. Got it.

    Glad to see Brackman looking strong. Hopefully he can keep it up.

    Would also like to see Angelini or Grote take a step forward this year.

    Melky Mesa would be even better, although that’s solely from a name standpoint.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    I’m curious to see Melancon’s first couple apperences.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      After he came back from surgery last year* sorry, didn’t really fully explain. I wonder how similar it would be to Brackman’s

      • A.D.

        If I remember TJ watch correctly, they weren’t that pretty.

  • A.D.

    Beautiful outing for Brackman.

  • Rich

    Any word on Brackman’s velo this season?

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      Velocity is probably the thing I’m least worried about in April.

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

        Especially with Brackman working his way back from TJS.

        It’s all about mechanics, mechanics, mechanics for now.

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      99-103, touching 106

  • A.D.

    Is Russo’s hammy serious? or should he be back in a week or so

  • Drew

    Does anyone know how many pitches Bracks threw? I looked on Milb.com but I couldn’t find a count.

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      They only keep pitch counts for AAA games

  • Tom Zig

    So now we have another Melky to include in trade proposals?

    Melky + Melky + IPK = Grady Sizemore.

    • Mike R. – Retire 21

      Sizemore + prospect maybe!

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      There was another one right? His last name wasn’t Mesa… I forgot what it was. Someone help me out here…

      • Dave M

        Melky Mesa has been around for a while. I’m surprised at how many people have just hear of him now.

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

      The Melkies are like alcohol or drugs, when you combine them it’s not 1+1=2, it’s 1+1=4.

      Melky Cabrera and Melky Mesa together should net us at least Pujols and Colby Rasmus plus the rights to a draft pick whenever the MLB allows them to be traded.

    • A.D.

      I’m waiting for trade proposals to change to: Melky + Ransom + IPK

    • Drew

      We should trade the Melkies for Cuba.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    I like the no walks from Brackman obviously, but I also like that he didn’t throw a WP.

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    Melky Mesa at bat = Jeremy Hellickson (2008 version) on the mound. Check out the K/BB ratios.

    Wow. 15K’s and no walks is quite a clip. And I thought only Nick Swisher could divide by zero.

  • JohnC

    In a few years, the big league rotation could be filled with Killer Bs. Brackman, Betances, Bleich, Banuelos. Did I forget anyone?

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

      Burnett? joBA? Bettitte? B.B. Babathia?

  • JohnC

    forgot “B”rett Marshall.

  • AndrewYF

    And of course, Bust Hughes