Scranton offense bails out Aceves

Game Five Spillover Thread II
Swisher, Sabathia lead Yanks over Royals

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

Game Five Spillover Thread II
Swisher, Sabathia lead Yanks over Royals
  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

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

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    “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.

    • Mike Pop

      Is tommy john in Dellin’s future?

      • pat

        If he kept his HS mechanics, probably. I believe they have been changed since then to put less stress on his elbow.

  • pat

    Manny Banuelos is my Latin American darling.

  • Drew

    CC on the phone with baseball tonight.

    • rbizzler

      The UNC-Florida State game is on the telly right now. Besides Ackley, is there anyone else I should be paying attention to?

      • rbizzler

        I did not actually mean to respond to the above post. My bust.

  • Drew

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

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Probably not.

      • Drew

        Any reasoning behind that? I know he’s 30 but he had a descent showing last year with the Zephyrs.

        • Drew

          whoops, *decent. he did not descend.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            It’s called a “Fueedian Slip”. Embrace it.

  • El Generalissimo

    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…?

  • pat

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

    • Drew

      Lol yea I posted that on the game thread. I wish they had something else blasting.

  • Mr.Jigginz

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

  • Accent Shallow

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

    • pat

      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.

      • Mike Pop

        I wish we had a whole boatload of pitching prospects who could make a huge impact at the major league level or we could trade for those corner outfield types……oh wait, just trust Cashman. I wear it.


        What Would Cashman Do

        • pat

          Heh. I am firmly in the just trust cashman boat as well. Fryer might end up being something and we got his ass for free.

        • Drew

          love me some cash

  • Drew

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

    • El Generalissimo

      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


      • Drew

        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

          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!

          • Drew

            lol true. Well a lot of aces pitched today. Halladay, Lee, Guthrie (ace? lol)

  • A.D.

    I certainly hope Bliech just hit his pitch count

  • A.D.

    Angelini D not looking pretty

  • Jeff

    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

      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…

  • dan

    Montero at DH, Romine behind the plate tonight.

  • El Generalissimo

    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.

  • Jim

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

  • Frank

    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.