SWB breaks out of offensive slump in a big way

Open Thread: Mets vs Sox
Yanks save best for last in walk-off win

Mike Ashmore has some Double-A Trenton roster moves for you. Seth Fortenberry and his .493 OPS find themselves back in Extended Spring Training.

Triple-A Scranton (9-2 win over Pawtucket) they pounded out 13 hits, 10 for extra bases
Reegie Corona: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K – 40 K in 38 games
Todd Linden: 0 for 5, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 4, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – had been 3 for his last 33
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
John Rodriguez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – jacked a three run homer off the Red Sox’s top pitching prospect
Justin Leone: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 K, 1 SB
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
PJ Pilittere: 0 for 3
Casey Fossum: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 8-5 GB/FB – 52 of 82 pitches were strikes (63.4%) … has allowed two or fewer runs in all five starts for SWB
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 6 of 7 pitches were strikes (85.7%) … how’s that for a nice quick inning?
Zach Kroenke:  1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 13 of 19 pitches were strikes (68.4%)
David Robertson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – 12 of 17 pitches were strikes (70.6%)

Double-A Trenton (6-5 win over New Hampshire)
Eduardo Nunez & Colin Curtis: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Nunez doubled … Curtis scored a run & K’ed
Chris Malec & Noah Hall: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Hall scored a run & K’ed
Jorge Vazquez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Kyle Anson: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – 3 for his last 31 (.097)
Marcos Vechionacci & James Cooper: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Vech drew a walk & K’ed … Cooper drove in a run & threw a runner out at the plate from LF
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-8 GB/FB – just 7 walks in 38.1 IP (1.64 BBper9)
Kanekoa Texeira: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 7-2 GB/FB
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 P, 3-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Clearwater)
Austin Krum & Jesus Montero: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – Montero drove in two
Eric Fryer: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Austin Romine & Brandon Laird: both 0 for 4 – Romine K’ed once, Laird twice … Romine allowed 3 stolen bases & committed a throwing error
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K – 3 for his last 28 (.107)
Brian Baisley: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Walt Ibarra: 2 for 3, 1 R
DJ Mitchell: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 6-3 GB/FB – big time improvement over his first start with Tampa
Noel Castillo: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB, 1 HB
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Lexington)
Abe Almonte & Corban Joseph: both 2 for 4, 1 2B – Joseph scored two runs
David Adams: 0 for 4
Dan Brewer & Melky Mesa: both 1 for 4 – Brewer drove in a run & committed a fielding error … Mesa doubled, scored a run, K’ed three times & threw a runner out at third from RF
Taylor Grote & Chase Weems: both 1 for 3 – Weems picked a runner off second
Jose Pirela & Mike Lyon: both 0 for 2 – Pirela drove in a run & committed a throwing error .. Lyon was hit by a pitch & scored a run
Brett Marshall: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HB, 1 WP, 11-3 GB/FB – K/BB ratio improves to 25-21 in 42 IP
Casey Erickson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Open Thread: Mets vs Sox
Yanks save best for last in walk-off win
  • DreDog

    Marshall showing some promise!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Dave Robertson is fuckin’ dirty.

  • Bryan

    Is it me or has Texeira really been improving since the start of the season?

    • Steve O.

      Nothing gets by that old eye. Nothing.

  • steve

    why is does basically every hitting prospect suck?

    • steve

      *why does

      • DreDog

        Montero says hi.

        • RalphieD

          Ajax says hi too..he is batting 330+

        • Steve O.

          I think he means: Why doesn’t every positional prospect hit above .300 and blast 25+ homeruns?

          Well, thats because we’re not the Boston Redsox.

          • Greg G.

            Well, thats because we’re not the Boston Redsox of Peter Gammons’ dreams

            FIFY

          • steve

            i actually mean (with the exception of jesus) why is every hititng prospect awful this year? romine, laird, suttle hasnt played, snyder, angelini is already done, curtis, vech, sublett, maruszak, etc are all doing horribly. meanwhile jackson is K’ing at a ridiculous pace and doesnt have one homer…

            • Steve O.

              Yeah, I know what you meant, I was just being an ass.

              That’s just how it is with the young guys. It doesn’t help the cause when the position prospects aren’t very good to begin with.

            • whozat

              He’s a very young-for-AAA CF prospect. He’s got 10 XBH, he’s OBPing .430, and he’s 8:0 on steals.

              Apparently, this is some definition of “suck” that I’m not aware of.

              • steve

                i NEVER said jackson sucks. im saying his is not showing encouraging signs in the contact department, and his production could be extreme luck…

                • V

                  He’s bery young for AAA, and he’s never seen MLB caliber curveballs/changeups in his career. He definitely needs to make adjustments, which is why he’s going to stay in AAA all year, and is NOT guaranteed an MLB starting job to start 2010.

                  But, the signs so far, have been very encouraging. He ain’t a finished product.

                • whozat

                  You asked why every hitting prospect sucks.

                  Jackson doesn’t. He’s striking out a lot…yeah, we know. He’s also walking a good bit. His OBP is 90 or so points higher than his average.

  • Accent Shallow

    Robertson surrenders a walk and then strikes out the side? Seems pretty similar to the guy we saw in the majors, although maybe there’d be a hit or two in there.

  • yankees=warriors

    Another all-around win day for the organization!
    That feels REALLY good.

  • Doug

    ajax’s “40 K in 38 games” doesn’t concern anybody?

    • whozat

      If it didn’t concern anyone, Mike wouldn’t have mentioned it.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s less than ideal, but it’s not awful.

      38K/158 PA = 24%
      19BB/158 PA = 12%

      He’ll probably get all year in AAA, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him start 2010 in AAA. I doubt he’ll ever be Juan Pierre in terms of avoiding strikeouts, but it’s not like he’ll be Mark Reynolds, either.

      • Doug

        well, he definitely needs to keep that walk rate up to offset it.

        and, he’s had that high K rate throughout his minor league career. silver lining i guess is that it hasn’t really gotten progressively worse as he’s moved up levels

        • Doug

          well, i take that back (K/PA):

          A: 23.9%
          A+: 16.9%
          AA: 19.3%
          AAA: 24.1%

  • daneptizl

    Damnit… Robertson needs to be here in place of Tomko…

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      ill prefer if he took berroa place cuz he really doesnt do anything.

      • Accent Shallow

        While I’d love to see Berroa gone, he’s here until the team is no longer convinced that A-Rod needs a caddy.

        • Manimal

          Thats why we have Pena though. He is literally on the roster for no reason other than defensive substitution in a blow out game.

      • http://deleted RollingWave

        there are half a dozen guys in AAA that would be more useful than Berroa right now. (wether it be position guys like Russo / Miranda / Shelley / Linden / J-rod or just about every reliever north of Igawa done there)

    • Bryan

      Robertson needs to be here in place of VERAS…Tomko might not be much…but at least he has a clue where his pitches might end up…

    • yankeewanabe

      robinson needs to be here and reploace verus

  • Bryan

    I just read that the guy who pitched the perfect game against Trenton yesterday, that was being derided as nhot even on the Indians top 25 prospect list may be a bigger deal than was previously thought…
    from Baseball Prospectus:
    Remember, you heard it here first Jeanmar Gomez, RHP, Indians (Double-A Akron) Thursday’s stats: 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K Five days ago, we tipped you off to Gomez, who fired eight shutout innings to lower his Eastern League ERA to 0.45. On Thursday afternoon, he did one better, firing the first perfect game in the minors in nearly two years. In four starts for Akron, the 21-year-old Venezuelan has put up some PlayStation-worthy numbers, giving up just nine hits and one walk over 29 inning …
    Doesn’t seem so bad now…espeacially not for our light hitting AA squad

  • Drew

    Bro didn’t they beat pawtucket 2 days ago like 13-1? Is it really a slump?

  • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

    Venditte had a dream about Ichiro once, and Ichiro went 0-4 with 3Ks the next day.