Phelps shines for Charleston

Yanks relax stadium access policies
The Captain returns as CC pitches Yanks to 3-2 win

Mike’s out tonight. Thankfully, with two rainouts, it was an easy one.

Triple-A Scranton was postponed by rain. They’ll play two tomorrow starting at 5:30. Kei Igawa and George Kontos go for the good guys.

Double-A Trenton (8-7 loss to Binghamton, walk-off style)
Eduardo Nunez: 3 for 4, 1 BB, 1 HR
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 1 BB — 1 for 4 night brings his average UP to .137
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1BB
Jorge Vazquez: 1 for 5, 1 K — surprisingly did not get in on the seven-run action
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 5, 1 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K — first game since April 24
Justin Snyder: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 Ethe error allowed the winning run to score
Wilkins De La Rosa: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3ER, 3 BB, 7 K — not terrible, not great, but encouraging considering it’s his second AA start. He’s racked up 16 strikeouts in 11 innings so far.
Jason Stephens: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K — after a couple tough outings, again pitching like a guy who wants a promotion
Jon Hovis: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB — single and a homer to lead off the 9th tied it, a two-out double, walk, and error ended it

High-A Tampa was rained out. No word on a makeup. It’s quite a shame, actually. According to their Twitter feed, it was College Night, featuring $1 hot dogs, soda, and beer.

Low-A Charleston (7-2 win over Lexington — but without Concord)
Daniel Brewer: 3 for 5, 1 2B
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 1 HR, 1 E (fielding, 18th of the year) — first homer of the season should raise that .217 SLG
David Adams: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Taylor Grote: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Corban Joseph: 2 or 4, 1 2B — the 2008 4th rounder has hit in each game of his young pro career
Abe Almonte: 0 for 3
Raymond Kruml: 2 for 4
David Phelps: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K — run was on a solo shot. easily the best start of his young pro career
Brad Rulon: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — 2 ER in 14.1 IP this year, and hasn’t allowed a run since April 15
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — he’s going to be working off that 1 IP, 6 ER appearance for a while now

Yanks relax stadium access policies
The Captain returns as CC pitches Yanks to 3-2 win
  • Brandon

    Im pretty sure Angelini made an error. I checked there box score on, and it said he made a throwing error.

    • Joseph Pawlikowski

      Yep. Must have happened in the bottom of the ninth, because I didn’t see it there in the top of the inning.

      • andrew

        Sneaky Angelini thought he could get away with missing the RAB DotF if he didn’t make his error until the 9th… hoping to catch Joe takin short cuts.

  • leokitty

    Glad to see Rulon continuing to do well! He’s got the stuff to be at the very least a solid middle-relief guy.

  • JP

    Ken Phelps? About time we got something out of that trade.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      My baseball people kept talking about his bat.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    “Jorge Vazquez: 1 for 5, 1 K — surprisingly did not get in on the seven-run action”

    (fighting the urge to say something snarky)

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    “Low-A Charleston (7-2 win over Lexington — but without Concord)”

    (golf clap)

    Subtle smartypants humor FTW!

  • Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Yankees win and Angelini makes an error?

    I am going to sleep happy tonight.

    • Reggie C.

      So will Angellini. Can’t remember when he actually produced to a charleston WIN. No where to go but up.

  • The Artist

    Mike, we all know there’s zero chance Igawa gets another start at the MLB level.

    What would you do with Kei Igawa at this point? Try converting him to a reliever? Call it a sunk cost and just wait 2 more years?

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’d say reliever. I mean seriously, it’s either that or try and convince someone else that he’s worth starting, but now that his streak of AAA dominance is gone, fat chance with that. Maybe, as a LOOGY, he can actually contibute something.

      Glass 1/8th full: His career OPS allowed against lefties is lower than his OPS allowed against righties.

      Glass 7/8ths empty: Both of those numbers are above .900.

      • Matt ACTY/BBD

        Kei appreciates your effort.

      • Bryan

        Are his numbers that much worse than Jeff Karstens numbers last year with us? Karstens has turned into a pretty servicable #5 in the NL, so is there NO chance at all that we can sucker another NL team and make him a piece in some late season trade…assuming of course that we eat ALOT of his salary?

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Jeff Karstens career OPS allowed: .817
          Kei Igawa career OPS allowed: .935

          • Bryan

            i stand corrected…

          • Matt ACTY/BBD

            Nick Swisher career OPSA: .650

          • Accent Shallow

            It’s tough when your OPS allowed is greater than someone with the nickname “Scary Flyball Guy.”

    • leokitty

      Igawa is a sunk cost. AAA needs starters too, he can stay just where he is until he either asks to be released from his contract and go to back to Japan or the contract ends.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
        • Tom Zig

          That’s a pretty clever costume.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Could the Yankees post Igawa to the Japanese League the way he got here? We probably wouldn’t get a whole lot, but maybe we could get rid of the contract.

        • The Artist

          Yeah, they did offer to send him back to Japan at one point but it fell through for some reason.

          • Bo

            He needs to be in the NL. The Padres or Nats couldn’t use him?? Heck even the Mets could use him at this point.

  • Matt ACTY/BBD

    Any chance we see Dunn in the Bronx this year?

  • BklynJT

    Is there a site to find info about yankee minor leaguers that are probably slated for short season ball?

    • leokitty is doing a series of previews about that right now.

  • kSturnz

    this vid says oh hell yea all day

  • Andy

    Why are people on this site so in love with Jorge Vasquez?? Please, please tell me why. He is 27 years old, in AA, and hitting a measley .279/.315/.515. Sure the .515 SLG is pretty good, but the .315 OBP is HORRIBLE, especially when you consider that he is 27 and in AA. Really, I just want to know why…

    • Joseph Pawlikowski

      He hits homers. Homers are exciting. It’s not like we’re pining for him on the major league roster.

      Chill out. Have some fun.