SWB wins see-saw extra innings affair

A-Rod nearing game action
A painful game, lost by everyone

Triple-A Scranton (17-14 win over Rochester in 13 innings) they tied the game with two runs in the top of the 9th, took a 1 run lead in the top of the 9th, blew it in the bottom hald, then did it again in the 11th and 12th before scoring 3 in the 13th and preserving the lead … and you thought the Yanks-Sox game was nuts
Doug Bernier: 0 for 7, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
John Rodriguez: 5 for 7, 4 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – matches his hit total over the last 9 days
Todd Linden: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB – on base 22 times in last 8 games
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 7, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB – doubled in the go-ahead runs in the top of the 13th
Juan Miranda: 2 for 8, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Austin Jackson: 2 for 7, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K
Eric Duncan: 4 for 7, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – hitting .360 through 13 games
Chris Stewart: 2 for 6, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Chris Malec: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 K – called up to replace Angel Berroa on the roster … entered the game as a pinch hitter in the top of the 9th
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 4 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5-5 GB/FB – 52 of 78 pitches were strikes (.667) … gave up 4 homers, making it 8 in 16 IP on the year
JB Cox: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 4-2 GB/FB – 23 of 35 pitches were strikes (65.7%) … his stuff just hasn’t come all the way back from TJ
Zach Kroenke: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 22 of 34 pitches were strikes (64.7%)
Brett Tomko: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB – 28 of 46 pitches were strikes (60.9%)
Anthony Claggett: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB – 19 of 30 pithes were strikes (63.3%)
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 8 of 12 pitches were strikes (66.7%)

Double-A Trenton (5-1 loss to New Britain)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B  – hey look, no errors
Reegie Corona & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 4 – Vech K’ed twice
Colin Curtis: 3 for 4, 2 2B, 1 SB – 14 for his last 39 (.359)
Jorge Vazquez: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
James Cooper, Kyle Anson & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 3 – Cooper was hit by a pitch, picked off first & K’ed twice … Ansom drew a walk & K’ed … Snyder K’ed
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 4, 2 K – 5 hits & 18 K in 44 at-bats
Ryan Pope: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 9-5 GB/FB – he’s definitely looked like a 3rd round reach so far … not a bad prospect by any means, just not what you’d expect from a pick that high
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (8-0 loss to Clearwater)
Brandon Laird & Austin Romine: both 1 for 3 – Laird drew a walk & K’ed
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 23, 2 BB, 10 K – Eric Fryer drew both walks … Jack Rye, Jesus Montero, Austin Krum & Addison Maruszack all K’ed once each … Damon Sublett ran up a Golden Sombrero with 4 K’s
Ryan Zink: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 7-2 GB/FB – sinkerballer has a 2.57 GB/FB ratio
Charles Nolte: 1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6-0 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-5 win over Savannah)
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – that’s 11 errors in 14 games
Ray Kruml & Taylor Grote: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Kruml K’ed & committed a throwing error … Grote hit a 2-run jimmy jack
David Adams: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Brian Baisley: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 HBP – 17 for his last 36 (.472) with 7 doubles
Abe Almonte & Melky Mesa: both 0 for 4 – Abe K’ed once, Melky thrice
Mitch Abeita: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Garrison Lassiter: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Andrew Brackman: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 7-3 GB/FB – at least he’s racking up the ground balls (2.73 GB/FB) … one of those runs was an inherited runner allowed to score by…
Hector Noesi: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 2-0 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 56 K in 40 career IP

A-Rod nearing game action
A painful game, lost by everyone
  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Vendette needs to be bumped up to A, his numbers are way to good.

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

    1) Who the hell pitched for Clearwater?

    2) And Angelini is our replacement for Derek Jeter in three years?

    3) Venditte PWNS all.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Yohan Carlos Flande. 6 innings, 2 hits, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts.

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

        *looks up in BA*

    • Steve in MN

      Jeter racked up errors too though, remember when he first came up? ugly…

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    LOVING Zink’s GB/FB and Venditte’s K-rate.

  • JimBob

    I don’t get it, “The ghost of Kei Igawa?”

  • http://www.yankees.com matt merc

    we should just play our AAA team for now on maybe we will win games

  • JimBob

    What…that Yes Network Official Blog thing messed something else up.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Don’t worry about it.

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

    I’m guessing that the pre-TJ JB Cox is gone for good?

  • RustyJohn

    Just out of curiousity, why isn’t E. Duncan in Boston right now?

    • r.w.g.

      Probably because he hasn’t had great statistical seasons the last few years in the higher minors. He kind of stalled out.

      • A.D.

        that and the Yankees don’t want to just DFA him in a few weeks.

        • RustyJohn

          Stupid me- I just assumed he was on the 40 man…

  • A.D.

    Step back for Brackman after his last start.

    • Drew

      Hard to judge. I mean, obviously he didn’t get the outs, but a groundball pitcher needs his defense to do their job.

      • A.D.

        Yeah but 8ks last time out vs only 3 today. Not really a step back in any type of development, just performance.

  • John

    This is off topic but…

    Is TSJC in this pic? The guy with the jersey half on?
    http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0425/nfl_u_jetsfans1_576.jpg

    It’s on the ESPN home page

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yeah, that’s him.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      To say he was excited about the NFL draft would be an understatement.

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

        As a jets fan I can say with certainty that he ain’t the only one

        • Steve in MN

          it was a great day indeed (at least on the football front)

    • Drew

      lol I thought that guy on the right was Kevin James.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Haha, I thought it was for a second, too!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

      Oh man, he brought a football helmet.

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

        and wore TWO Jerseys.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          I like the fact that he wore his “Black Power” gloves so that everyone would know who he was. He’s like a superhero or something. Snarkman.

  • Brandon

    I really wish Duncan was in the bigs instead of Berroa right now. He should be, at least, Oh and Pat Veditte should really be with Tampa right now. I mean, hes too good not to be. I think he could finish the year with Trenton, if he is sent to Tampa already. Out of curiosity, what is Pat Vendittes velocity of both arms, and what is his repitoire? The only thing I know about him is that the Yankees picked him twice in a row 2 drafts running, he dominated the New York-Penn League last year and he is dominating Low-A ball right now, and hes an ambidextrous pitcher.

    • John

      From Wikipedia: When using his right arm, Venditte delivers over the top and can throw a curveball as well as a fastball reaching up to 91 mph. His left-handed delivery is side-armed in which he throws a slider and a moderately slower fastball.

      From another site: as a right-hander he throws over the top and relatively hard, up to 91 miles an hour, with a tumbling curveball; as a left-hander, he relies on a whip-like sidearm delivery and a biting slider.

    • http://mvn.com/pendingpinstripes Greg F.

      Venditte reaches about 82 as a lefty and 89 as a righty, right Mike?

  • Brooklyn Ed

    just curious…could Josh Willingham play CF? the Nats pretty much regretted that they acquired him due to their OF logjam.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      He’s a -5.5 UZR/150 LF for his career, so I doubt it.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        hmm that’s pretty much self explantory. thanks.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          No prob. I think Mike Cameron is probably our best bet at this point, or maybe Marlon Byrd.

          • Brooklyn Ed

            or Nelson Cruz, but since he is on fire, Nolan Ryan would want to sell high now.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

              Yeah I don’t think Cruz will be moved.

            • A.D.

              I don’t know if Nelson Cruz can really play CF

    • E-ROC

      Elijah Dukes would be the only outfielder that I’d want.

      • V

        And I doubt he’s for sale cheap. Pass.

      • A.D.

        I wouldn’t want to go near Dukes.

        • RollingWave

          as in you don’t want to go near him personally or you don’t want the team to get him ? :P

          Dukes would be a guy that you might be able to steal though.

          Either way, at least give Melky some playing time right now until he start sucking again. as bad as Melky was. it’s still a lot better than what Gardner is.

  • A.D.

    Hope Malec makes the most of his AAA opportunity.

  • A.D.

    Romine, mild 4 game hit streak.

  • Ace

    Higher total…

    Chien Ming Wang wins or David Wright HRs at Citi Field this year?

  • E-ROC

    Brayan Pena, DFA by the Royals, worth acquiring?

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

      Nah, we’re stacked at catcher.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

    Lastings Milledge? Would that even be possible? He’s in AAA because he had a bad spring and the Nationals are dumb.

    • A.D.

      If he can’t make the nationals, that probably tells you something.

      • RollingWave

        then again, this was the (former) team that traded away Grady Sizemore and Cliff Lee and Brandon Phillips for half a season of Bartolo Colon.

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

        Plus he thinks he’s Reggie Jackson, but hasn’t done anything yet. That won’t go over well in the Yankee clubhouse.

  • stuart

    Jeter had like 50 errors his first year…

    give it time on carmen A…

    • http://monterawiollremainacatcher yankeewanabe7

      your right about jeter also sally league infields nare horrible

  • stuart

    Josh WIllingham is a bad leftfielder. he is not playing CF for the yanks…

  • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

    There you go again, Mike, undervaluing stats racked up at southern art schools. A third round reach indeed!

    Also, Venditte!