May
01

Tampa falls despite another Montero homer

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Update by Ben (12:02 a.m.): Juan Miranda is not on his way to the Bronx. He simply had an upset stomach, per Chad Jennings. The Yanks, however, may be shuffling the bullpen shortly.

Scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

Triple-A Scranton (14-7 loss to Norfolk)
Luis Nunez: 0 for 5, 1 K
John Rodriguez & Eric Duncan: both 0 for 4 – J-Rod drew a walk & K’ed twice … E-Dunc K’ed & committed a fielding error
Todd Linden & Austin Jackson: both 1 for 4, 2 R – Linden drew a walk & K’ed twice … Ajax drove in a run
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – dude is en fuego … he’s 16 for his last 45 (.356) with 4 doubles & 5 homers
Juan Miranda: 0 for 1, 1 E (fielding) – was lifted from the game for an unknown reason in the 4th … he’s probably on his way up to give the Yanks an extra position player in case Swisher needs to take a few days off with the bum elbow
Carlos Mendoza: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Chris Malec: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jason Stephens: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 6-1 GB/FB – 42 of 80 pitches were strikes (52.5%) … called up from Tampa to fill one of the stops vacated by Phil Hughes & Ian Kennedy … allowed the best prospect in baseball to reach base all 3 times he faced him
Zach Kroenke: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 28 of 45 pitches were strikes (62.2%)
JB Cox: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 26 of 42 pitches were strikes (61.9%) … well, at least the ground balls are there
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 9 of 15 pitches were strikes (60%)

Double-A Trenton (9-5 loss to New Britain)
Eduardo Nunez: 3 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Reegie Corona: 1 for 5, 1 SB
Colin Curtis & Kevin Smith: both 0 for 5, 2 K – Curtis is stil rockin’ a .320 avg
Jorge Vazquez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – lifted from the game in the fifth … maybe he’s on his way to SWB to replace Miranda?
Justin Snyder: 1 for 2, 1 R
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Frankie Cervelli: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 9 for his last 27 (.333)
Seth Fortenberry: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
James Cooper: 0 for 1, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 HBP
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4-8 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 1.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB – ERA jumps from 0.77 to 4.85 just like that
Kevin Whelan 1.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB – allowed his two inherited base runners to score

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to Dunedin)
Austin Krum: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Eric Fryer: 0 for 4, 1 K
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – 3 homers in his last 4 games
Brandon Laird, Austin Romine & Mitch Hilligoss: all 1 for 4 – Romine allowed a passed ball … Hilligoss stole a base & K’ed twice
Wady Rufino: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP
Addison Maruszack: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K
Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 4-6 GB/FB – 9 BB in his last 12 IP … 5 BB in his previous 14.1 IP
Grant Duff: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-5 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB - one of the walks was intentional

Low-A Charleston (6-3 win over Asheville)
Ray Kruml & Abe Almonte: both 0 for 4 – Kruml drew a walk & K’ed … Almonte K’ed thrice & is 0 for his last 31 … ouch
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 5, 1 K
David Adams & Brian Baisley: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Adams K’ed twice … Baisley homered, drove in 2 & K’ed
Taylor Grote: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K
Melky Mesa: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – threw runners out at 2nd & 3rd from RF
Garrison Lassiter & Chase Weems: both 1 for 4, 1 BB – Lassiter K’ed twice & committed a fielding error
DJ Mitchell: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 5-4 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – that’s two more walks than he’d issued all season coming into this start
Casey Erickson: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Categories : Game Threads

71 Comments»

  1. Two games in a row with no Angelini error?

    My mind is blown.

  2. Ivan says:

    You meant Tampa.

  3. jim says:

    Do you mean “Tampa Falls Despite another Home Run From Montero”?

  4. manimal says:

    Seriously, Vendette needs to go up to Tampa.

  5. Jake H says:

    Hopefully Carmen can continue to not put an E up there every night and start hitting with the bat. The guy seems to have some good skills from reports.

  6. Ivan says:

    Montero:

    Over/under with 23 Homeruns?

    • Matt ACTY says:

      Over by two. I’m saying 25.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      I’ll say under. The FSL is a brutal league for hitters, and he’ll tire as Florida sun wears him down while catching. I bet we see some of the homers turning into doubles as the season continues on.

      • Reggie C. says:

        I’m going to say over. Maybe i’m overestimating the relief Montero will find in sharing catching duties with Romine. You factor in the catching lessons Montero undergoes on the side before games, on off-days, in the off-season, and i’ll still say Montero should stay relatively fresh for a banner offensive year at Tampa.

      • Matt ACTY says:

        What exactly is it that makes the FSL so hard on hitters? Is it the quality of the pitchers? The construction of the parks? The heat?! My god, David! The Heat!

  7. yankees=warriors says:

    Wow, this was quick Mike! You finished this while watching the game and typing in the game thread?!

  8. V says:

    Any chance we can get SBs against and CSes for Montero and Romine?

  9. Johnson says:

    Why not bring up Shelly Duncan if he’s that hot?

  10. Ivan says:

    Hey Mike how good is Montero’s arm? I,ve read reports it’s above average and others saying it’s average at best.

  11. Blackdragon905 says:

    Hey guys, I know Pena has a great glove, but what’s his ceiling as a hitter, anybody know? Thanks.

    • Matt ACTY says:

      Everything I’ve heard (except for the stupid MSM hype in the early spring) is that he’s got an ML glove but his bat will never catch up. That’s why I think his ceiling is a Utility IFer.

  12. Jamal G. says:

    NYYFans brought up a point that I think we should follow throughout the year: Jesus Monetro’s batting splits as a catcher and designated hitter.

    The Savior as a catcher: .214/.298/.286, 42 AB, and 3 XBH.
    The Savior as a designated hitter: .486/.514/.886, 35 AB, and 6 XBH (4 HR).

  13. southernyankeefan says:

    what is IsoP??

  14. Accent Shallow says:

    That’s a vintage Betances start. Could be worse.

    • Reggie C. says:

      That’s a vintage FIRST HALF Betances start. Could be worse.

      There you go. Now its a positive statement.

  15. Tom Zig says:

    Does dopple-Melky have the same kind of arm as real Melky?

    What’s his ceiling?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

      He has more tools than Spicoli’s dad, but he swings at everything thrown at the plate. IF he could develop any kind of plate discipline, the sky’s the limit.

  16. pollo says:

    AJax some more XBH’s would be nice.

  17. I’ve updated DotF. Miranda wasn’t feeling well. It doesn’t seem he’s Bronx bound.

  18. RollingWave says:

    can’t they just put Nady or Wang on the 60 day? it’s retro anyway, that means a few extra days before he can come off at most.

  19. Jack says:

    Is E-dunc playing the outfield full-time now?

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