Brackman strong before Mother Nature interferes


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

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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


  1. pat says:

    Scheduled off days really burn my biscuits.

  2. Accent Shallow says:

    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.

  3. Manimal says:

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

  4. A.D. says:

    Beautiful outing for Brackman.

  5. Rich says:

    Any word on Brackman’s velo this season?

  6. A.D. says:

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

  7. Drew says:

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

  8. Tom Zig says:

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

    Melky + Melky + IPK = Grady Sizemore.

  9. leokitty says:

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

  10. dan says:

    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.

  11. JohnC says:

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

  12. JohnC says:

    forgot “B”rett Marshall.

  13. AndrewYF says:

    And of course, Bust Hughes

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