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Game 18: In which the Yanks try to avoid being swept
Game 18 Spillover Thread

Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

Triple-A Scranton (7-3 loss to Rochester)
Doug Bernier & John Rodriguez: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Bernier doubled … J-Rod drove in a run
Todd Linden: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – dude is en fuego … 19 for his last 41 (.463) with 4 doubles, 1 triple & 3 homers
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Austin Jackson & PJ Pilittere: both 0 for 4, 3 K – Ajax played LF for the second time this year & threw a runner out at the plate … PJ missed a catch for an error
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jason Johnson: 5 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 9-5 GB/FB – 51 of 98 pitches were strikes (52.0%) … fugly
Jose Valdez: 3 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 3-2 GB/FB – 22 of 34 pitches were strikes (64.7%) … just up from AA to fill some empty bullpen spots

Double-A Trenton (11-3 loss to New Britain)
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
Reegie Corona & Seth Fortenberry: both 0 for 4 – Corona drew a walk & K’ed
Colin Curtis: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – hitting .444 during his 12 game hit streak
Justin Snyder: 1 for 2 – replaced Curtis in LF once the game got out of hand
Jorge Vazquez & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 4 – Vazquez drove in a run
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 3, 2 K, 1 PB
Jose Gil: 1 for 1, 1 2B  – ditto Snyder’s comment, except he replaced Cervelli
Kevin Smith: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
James Cooper: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Kanekoa Texeira: 2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2-0 GB/FB – made his first career start because today’s scheduled starter (Eric Hacker) was bumped up to AAA to take the place of Phil Hughes, who’s taking Chien-Ming Wang’s place in the big leagues
Noel Castillo: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Kevin Whelan: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 9 hits, 19 strikeouts in 10.2 IP
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB – just up from A+, taking the place of Valdez
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (6-4 loss to Clearwater)
Eric Fryer: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K
Mitch Hilligoss, Damon Sublett & Austin Krum: all 1 for 4, 1 R – Hilligoss drew a walk … Sublett doubled, walked & K’ed … Krum drove in a pair of runs
Jesus Montero: 1 for 5, 2 K
Austin Romine: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – hitting .474 during 5 game hit streak
Matt Cusick: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Addison Maruszack: 1 for 2, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Dellin Betances: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 8-5 GB/FB – 5 walks in his last 7 IP
Craig Heyer: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-4 GB/FB – everything was going along fine until he allowed 3 straight singles to lead off the 9th, ignited a 4 run rally
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – allowed both inherited runners to score

Low-A Charleston (8-4 win over Savannah)
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – ‘nother day, ‘nother error
Ray Kruml: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K
David Adams & Garrison Lassiter: both 2 for 4 – Adams scored a run & drove one in … Lassiter tripled, drove in 3 runs & committed a throwing error
Brian Baisley: 0 for 4, 2 K
Abe Almonte: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 0 for his last 11 after starting the year with a 12 game hit streak
Taylor Grote: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Dan Brewer: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Chase Weems: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
DJ Mitchell: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 8-4 GB/FB – first real poor start of the year
Brandon Braboy: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Game 18: In which the Yanks try to avoid being swept
Game 18 Spillover Thread
  • B.George

    Mike,

    AJax has 15 K’s in 48 Atbats…needs to cut down on those.

  • A.D.

    “Fugly”

    A very good summation of that line.

  • A.D.

    Lassiter putting up a nice batting average so far.

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

    Right now, I know I shouldn’t, but I find Angelini’s error streak beyond amusing.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      It’s hard to believe, but he’s actually worse this year than last. His BA is up .003 points from last year, but everyting else, across the board, is down. Oh, yeah his errors are up from last year.

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

    Mitchell’s start wasn’t poor, to me…just sub-par.

    • Jake H

      He gave up 1 run and then seemed to run out of gas in the 6th

    • AndrewYF

      He still has a 28/1 K/BB ratio.

    • Jacob

      I agree. He’s still not walking anyone.

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      And he had 6 k’s. If he pitches like that every game, he’ll have an unbelievable year, he was just unlucky today

    • Stu H

      He only allowed 6 baserunners, which is still great. It won’t usually result in 4 ER. Sounds like he doesn’t have the arm strength to go late in games yet.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    “Ajax played LF for the second time this year ”

    Interesting . . . . very interesting . . .

    • http://161ststreet.wordpress.com Chris A

      It is interesting…I just hope he is not rushed.

      • A.D.

        Yeah but figure if he’s coming up, its to play center, not left or to be a utility OF.

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

    Clumsy catch by Tex there.

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

      Whoops, wrong thread.

  • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

    Mitchell’s start translates into an ERA that’s pretty ugly, but a hit per inning, no walks, 6Ks, more outs on the ground than in the air… maybe he was getting hit hard when he got hit, but judging purely on the line, that looks like solid work and unfortunate results.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    I have a new yardstick for measuring Dellin Betances. If his BB/9 and ERA are about the same, and both are around 3, I’ll take it. Right now he has 10 ER and 10 BB in 21.1 IP. Little high.

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      He’s never going to have Maddux-level control. I can live with below-average walk rates as long as he keeps racking up the strikeouts.

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  • trex

    i listened to the D.J. game
    the first run scored on a bloop single that should have been caught by 2b/rf
    the other 3 runs were on the only really bad pitch he thru-a 3 run homer in the 6th
    otherwise he was dominating

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  • A.D.

    Just toss Miranda in CF, he could make up in RBIs what he gave up defensively.

  • A.D.

    Bam that quickly Romine’s avg back to respectable.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Betances’ line after 6 innings was 6 3 0 0 3 6 (- try to say three times in a row!), so he was pretty dominating before giving up the runs in the 7th.