Scranton offense bails out Aceves


Finally found a Tampa Yanks blog for you … okay fine, actually long time RABer MrJigginz found it and sent me the link, and I’m assuming he found it on Mike Ashmore’s site. Anyway, it’s called 1 Steinbrenner Drive, and make sure you at it to your bookmarks. Now we just have to find someone down in Charleston.

Four balks is definitely a DotF record.

Triple-A Scranton (12-5 win over Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo, Eric Duncan & Angel Berroa: all 1 for 5 – Russo drew a walk, stole a base, scored a run & K’ed … E-Dunc K’ed
John Rodriguez: 4 for 5, 3 R, 1 RBI
Todd Linden: 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Justin Leone & Kevin Cash: both 2 for 5 – Leone drove in a run & K’ed … Cash drove in a pair
Juan Miranda: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB – hit his second three run homer of the year
Austin Jackson: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI – hitting .462 on the young season
Al Aceves: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6-3 GB/FB – 51 of 80 pitches were strikes (63.8%)
Zack Kroenke: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 21 of 35 pitches were strikes (60%)
Anthony Claggett: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 3-1 GB/FB – 32 of 47 pitches were strikes (68.1% … picked up the save with a seven run lead

Double-A Trenton was washed out. No makeup date has been announced, but both teams are off tomorrow. If they don’t make it up then, they’ll have to wait until Binghamton comes back to town for a three game set on May 8th.

High-A Tampa (5-3 loss to Lakeland, walk-off style)
Austin Krum & Eric Fryer: both 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB – Krum K’ed thrice
Jesus Montero: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – pickin’ up right where he left off
Brandon Laird: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI – singled off someone you may have heard off
Damon Sublett: 0 for 5, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) - 1 for 12 so far this year … that’s 4 errors in 3 games
Austin Romine: 1 for 4
Wady Rufino: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Luis Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 SB
Addison Maruszack: 0 for 4, 2 K
Jeremy Bleich: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6-3 GB/FB – left after retiring two straight batters in the fourth, so something may be up with him … chances are he just reached his pitch count though
Craig Heyer: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Charles Nolte: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-2 GB/FB – he’s the guy they got from the Twins for Jason Jones
Jon Ortiz: .1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – blew the save by serving up a walk-off three run homer

Low-A Chareston (6-1 win over Rome)
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Ray Kruml: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
David Adams & Brian Baisley: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Adams K’ed twice & committed a fielding error … Baisley scored a run & K’ed
Abe Almonte & Taylor Grote: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI – Almonote tripled, stole a base, was caught stealing another & scored a pair of runs … Grote doubled, scored a run & K’ed twice
Melky Mesa: 0 for 4, 3 K
Mitch Abeita: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Manny Banuelos: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R. 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 5-3 GB/FB – meet this year’s Latin American darling
Casey Erickson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Brandon Braboy: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2 Balks, 2-1 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K2-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Ooooohhh. Good year for a Tampa blog. Muchas gracias, Michael.

  2. “Yankees on the mound: The star of tonight’s game was certainly the Yankee starter Dellin Betances. Betances showed great stuff in this one, striking out 7 Flying Tigers on route to his first win of the season. He struggled with his command early on, throwing a few pitches off line and allowing a pair of walks. After he settled in, he was dominant. Throughout the ball game, there were many swings and misses, even if the at bat wouldn’t end in a strike out. He had a great curve ball working which made a few batters look silly at the plate. Amaury Sanit came in to pitch the 7th and 8th innings, both scorless. Jonathan Ortiz came out in the ninth to pick up the save while recording one strike out.”


    Sounds like Dellin’s learning to make adjustments on the fly. Very, very good news.

  3. pat says:

    Manny Banuelos is my Latin American darling.

  4. Drew says:

    CC on the phone with baseball tonight.

  5. Drew says:

    J-rod has been hot all year so far including ST. Should we expect a big year from him?

  6. El Generalissimo says:

    Mike, with Damon Sublett playing like Pete Abe would at 2nd base… where does he rank on the prospect list… is he a huge letdown to date, having a slow start, or not much to begin with, or any other combo you can put together…?

  7. pat says:

    I can only assume thats Nick Swisher blasting Alanis Morissette in the background of Damon’s interview.

  8. Mr.Jigginz says:

    You assume correct,Mike.My apologies for not releasing my source.Hey,I pulled an ESPN.Whatta ya know…[slaps knee]

  9. Accent Shallow says:

    I wish our system had a few power hitting corner OF types with plus defense.

    • pat says:

      We do they’re just not playing OF yet. My guess is Marsuzak is a prime candidate to make the move to the OF. I could also see Suttle making the move too.

  10. Drew says:

    ISn’t Joba in line to be our #2 starter with tomorrow’s start?

    • El Generalissimo says:

      Just because of where someone is in an order doesnt mean there a certain number.

      AJ may be our #2, but is now 4th, doesnt matter

      Joba is in between CC and Wang, because they wanted to sandwich him between two guys who ususally give you 7 innings plus.

      • El Generalissimo says:


      • Drew says:

        I know he’s not our “#2″, I worded it poorly. I’m assuming we’re not just going to skip him net time around. In which case he’ll probably be facing our opponents #2. Also, I don’t understand the logic in delaying his start by one day. Before the season started I had assumed we would skip his first turn which meant he wouldn’t pitch until this Thursday or so.

        • btour99 says:

          Joba was pushed back a day to have CC start the opener, but just because Joba’s pitching after CC right now, doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

          Also, Joba is currently facing everybody else’s #1 starter if the our rotation and everyone else’s stays this way – which is highly unlikely. Check around the league. Lots of teams have their aces going. Even the Royals, with Yankee Killer Gil Meche! Scurred!

  11. A.D. says:

    I certainly hope Bliech just hit his pitch count

  12. A.D. says:

    Angelini D not looking pretty

  13. Jeff says:

    Good to see Austin Jackson is continuing to hit well at Scranton. Hopefully he stays on track for the entire season and can become a starter in the bigs next year.

    Then our two catching prospects Montero and Romine each had hits too.

    I’m loving the coverage of the minor league teams. Great work with that.

    • YankeeScribe says:

      Don’t be surprised if Jackson is starting in CF for the Yanks before the end of the season. Gardener’s spring training offense looks like a mirage so far…

  14. dan says:

    Montero at DH, Romine behind the plate tonight.

  15. El Generalissimo says:

    I was watching it last year, and it’s not a given on every night, but it seems like the majority of games last year Montero hit much better as a DH. It’s definitely something to watch for.

  16. Jim says:

    Just woundering is Hughes starting for AAA today?
    Also is Brett Marshall starting for Charlston today

  17. Frank says:

    Is it possible Angelini could commit more errors this year than he did last year? Looking at the box score you would think he’s at a disadvantage somehow; like playing without a glove, or he’s physically handicapped somehow; like his left arm is 4 inches shorter than his right.

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