May
15

SWB & Trenton Tampa sweep doubleheaders

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Two years ago today on DotF, Frankie Cervelli hit a grand slam and had 5 RBI in High-A Tampa’s win over Dunedin.

In a shocking turn of events, Alan Horne was placed on the DL today. You may remember that he injured his hammy during his start this past Tuesday. Oh, and could this be why the Yanks teach the curveball to all their youngsters? (h/t Joe Filippone for the email)

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

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(1-0 win over Charlotte in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – just back from his shoulder injury … he drove in the team’s first run since last Saturday … I’m not kidding, five full days between runs
John Rodriguez: 1 for 2
Everyone else: combined 0 for 15, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K – Austin Jackson drew a walk & scored a run as he hit from the 2-hole for the first time this season … Doug Bernier K’ed in his only 2 AB & committed a fielding error
George Kontos: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 7-2 GB/FB – 46 of 85 pitches were strikes (54.1%)
Mark Melancon: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 15 of 19 pitches were strikes (78.9%)

Game 2 (3-0 win over Charlotte n 7 innings)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 E (throwing)
Austin Jackson & Doug Bernier: both 0 for 2, 1 K – Ajax drew a walk, swiped a bag, scored a run & K’ed
Todd Linden: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 SB – still rockin’ close to .950 OPS
Shelley Duncan & Chris Malec: both 0 for 3, 1 K
John Rodriguez: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 4-6 GB/FB - 56 of 77 pitches were strikes (72.7%)
David Robertson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 13 of 21 pitches were strikes (61.9%)

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over Binghamton)
Eduardo Nunez & Seth Fortenberry: both 1 for 5, 2 K – Nunez scored a run & committed both a fielding & throwing error
Colin Curtis: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Jorge Vazquez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci & Kevin Smith: both 1 for 4 – Smith hit a solo homer & K’ed twice
Edwar Gonzalez & Kyle Anson: both 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 HBP
Zach McAllister: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 10-9 GB/FB – just 9 ER & 39 baserunners allowed in his last 34 IP (2.38 ERA, 1.15 WHIP)
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(3-2 win over Dunedin in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Austin Krum, Jesus Montero & Damon Sublett: all 0 for 3 – Krum K’ed once, Sublett twice
Eric Fryer & Brian Baisley: both 1 for 3 – Fryer scored a run
Brandon Laird & Jack Rye: both 1 for 2 - Laird drew a wak & scored a run … Rye K’ed
Austin Romine: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI - he also gunned down a runner trying to steal second
Ryan Zink: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 5-5 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Game 2 (5-4 win over Dunedin in 7 innings)
Austin Krum, Brian Baisley & Wady Rufino: all 1 for 3 - Krum scored a run, drove one in & K’ed … Baisley cross the plate once … Rufino K’ed & committed a fielding error
Matt Cusick: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Jesus Montero: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – allowed two stolen bases
Brandon Laird & Austin Romine:  both 0 for 3 – Romine K’ed
Tommy Baldridge: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB
Mitch Hilligoss: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Lance Pendleton: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 1-4 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – 6-7 K/BB ratio … really?
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston was rained out. They’ll probably play a doubleheader at some point in the next three days.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Al

    Mark Melancon: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 15 of 19 pitches were strikes (78.9%)
    ————–

    So Melancon threw 19 pitches to 5 batters, and he struck out 3 of them? Yikes. That’s efficient.

    • Accent Shallow

      Wish we had seen more of that up here.

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

        Wish we had seen more than 3 innings up here.

        • El Generalissimo

          He just needs to work on pitching in the stretch with men on base, once he masters that as well, he will get his shot before the end of the year. Id guess in July.

    • emac2

      No. 6

      still…

  • Accent Shallow

    Mike,

    What do you think of Kontos? Still profiles best as a reliever?

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

      Yeah, still has below average command and a below average third pitch.

      • Accent Shallow

        Gotcha.

        I look at all those Ks, and I am tempted to overlook the walks.

        • Lanny

          If he’s walking minor league hitters at a high rate he’d be in for a raking at the higher levels. They’d just wait him out and sit on his fastball.

  • Drew

    E-Dunc with a hit? Let me switch my calendar back to April.

  • Mike

    Mike,

    Unless im missing something it looks like Tampa swept their double header too.

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

      My bad, fixed. Thanks.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Mike, LOVED that video. Amazing stuff.

    • Drew

      That thing is crazy.

  • Greg G.

    Good day for the farm. 5-0 with two DH sweeps.

  • yankees=warriors

    Perfect day for the organization.
    ALL WINS!!!