And the wheels come off the Brackman bus

Game 46: First pitch at 10:30 p.m. ET
Game 46 Spillover Thread (and Melky update)

One year ago today on DotF, Ramiro Pena went 4 for 5 with a double in Trenton’s win over Altoona.

Dellin Betances was placed on the 7-day DL, not sure what with. I’ll update you if I find anything out.

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

Triple-A Scranton was rained out. I’m guessing they’ll play two at some point over the next two days.

Double-A Trenton (11-0 win over New Britain)
Eduardo Nunez: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – hot damn, that might be a career night right there
Colin Curtis: 5 for 5, 3 R, 1 BB – ditto Nunez’s comment
Chris Malec: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 BB
Jorge Vazquez: 2 for 5, 3 RBI – hasn’t hit a homer in a week, what gives?
Edwar Gonzalez & Noal Hall: both 1 for 5 – Edwar doubled, drove in 3, drew a walk, K’ed twice & threw a runner out at second from RF … Hall was hit by a pitch & K’ed
Kyle Anson: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 PB
Marcos Vechionacci & James Cooper: both 1 for 6, 1 R – Vech doubled & K’ed twice … Coop drove in a run & K’ed
Zach McAllister: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 6-9 GB/FB – 2 earned runs & 20 baserunners allowed in his last 20 IP … looks like he’s found his groove
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (3-1 win over Fort Myers in 7 innings) game was completed early due to rain
Austin Krum, Eric Fryer & Brandon Laird: all 1 for 4 – Krum K’ed
Jesus Montero: 2 for 4 – allowed a stolen base
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – 7 for his last 17 (.412) with 4 doubles & a homer
Damon Sublett: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K
Brian Baisley & Wady Rufino: both 2 for 3, 1 RBI – Baisley committed a throwing error … Rufino swiped a bag, scored a run & threw a runner out at home from RF
Walt Ibarra: 0 for 3, 1 K
Lance Pendleton: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 6-7 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (9-4 win over Bowling Green)
Abe Almonte: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Dan Brewer: 1 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K, 2 SB – 13 for his last 37 (.351)
David Adams & Addison Maruszack: both 2 for 3, 1 2B – Adams swiped two bags, scored a run, drove one in & drew a pair of walks … Maruszack scored two runs, was hit by a pitch, K’ed & committed a throwing error
Melky Mesa: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Mike Lyon: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 SB – first stolen bases of the year
Jose Pirela & Mitch Abeita: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Pirela drew a walk & scored a run … Abeita allowed a passed ball
Taylor Grote: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 3 K
Andrew Brackman: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 10 BB, 1 K, 5 WP, 6-3 GB/FB – forget taking a step back, this was a flop down the stairs … you just have to hope this is a bump in the road and that the elbow is okay, because bad control is a typical symptom of elbow issues
Casey Erickson: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Game 46: First pitch at 10:30 p.m. ET
Game 46 Spillover Thread (and Melky update)
  • Doug

    what’s so bad….he ONLY gave up 1 hit ;-)

    • Mike R. – Retire 21

      That gives him a HIP of 0.303.

    • The Artist

      There’s no point swinging the bat if the pitcher is going to give you first base. In fact, you’d feel like an idiot if you swung at anything and made out. Its the Hideo Nomo effect.

  • Accent Shallow

    Great to see McAllister settling in. Hope he can start making hitters put the ball on the ground more.

  • andrew

    oh boy. i hope this is just a phase. i really hope his stuff is still there after tj.

  • pat

    Well since we always look for the silver lining at least only three of the 11 people he put on base came around to score.

  • manimal

    When does McAllister go up to Scranton?

  • Accent Shallow

    You wanna talk about uninspiring Yankee prospects, how about Lance Pendleton and David Phelps?

    Guess that sets back any Brackman promotion, huh? Although he is a project, should they really take it slow with him, since he’s old(ish) for his level/

    • Doug

      i think the 10 hits and 5 wild pitches answered that.

      as mike intimated, let’s just hope he didn’t reinjure himself

      • Doug

        i meant 10 walks of course

      • Reggie C.

        The very thought of an elbow injury to Brackman ruins this evening. Thanks Mike!

        • Doug

          the other thing i thought of looking at his line is rick ankiel. not sure what would be worse actually

  • J

    whoh brack got just as many outs as walks.

  • dan

    I swear, you could give Vechionacci one at bat or 10, he’ll always get exactly one hit.

  • Dan2

    I was at the Riverdogs game last night and let me tell you it wasn’t pretty. If Brackman wasn’t pitching underneath Mitch Abeita, he was pitching over him, by like 2 feet! His fastball was in the 92-94 range but every other pitch was out of control. Abeita lost a lot of balls at the plate allowing runs and bases gained. Andrew seemed alittle nervous before the game so maybe his head just wasn’t in it.
    Hopefully he works it out because I’d like to see him move through the ranks but last night didn’t help.

    Also. why isn’t there a wrap up riverdogs games here. It always seems to be Trenton or Scranton??

    • Dan2

      Never mind on the wrap up comment, I didn’t scroll down.

  • Andy

    That is why everyone ranked Brackman WAY, WAY to high on the Yanks prospect list, he is a 23 year old total unknown coming off TJ surgery and pitching poorly at low A against 19 and 20 year olds. Stuff only counts for so much. I am not giving up on him by any means, but there are a several better prospects in the Yankees system right now, including McAllister, who may never be a #1, but is significantly more likely to have a good Major League career than Brackman…

  • Kevin Greene

    How did he only give up 3 runs…. walking 10 in 3.1 innings???

    • Dan2

      Three errors at the plate on pitches that Abeita lost. Guys on third ran the run in during the confusion. It was awful to watch but Brack and Abeita kepts their heads.
      I forgot to add that after they pulled Brackman, Abeita took two bats to the back of the head by the same batter. He got worked on both sides last night.