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Game 33 Spillover Thread II
Yanks grit out win against Jays

Two years ago today on DotF, Matt Carson went 4 for 4 with two doubles and a homer, and Jason Jones allowed just two baserunners against eight strikeouts in seven shutout innings as Double-A Trenton downed New Britain.

RAB correspondent Andy In Sunny Daytona sent along some more photos from last night’s High-A Tampa game: Jesus Montero on deck, Montero catching, Jeremy Bleich winding up, Bleich delivering a pitch, Austin Krum on deck, and Eric Fryer batting. Andy also spoke to Dellin Betances while he video taped the game, and he said he’d heard of RAB, which is super cool. Alas, he wouldn’t give in to Andy’s advances, despite several attempts to by him beer.

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

Triple-A Scranton (2-0 loss to Charlotte) lost to an old buddy … they were shut out for the fourth straight game … it’s been 42 innings since they last scored a run
Doug Bernier & Todd Linden: both 1 for 2 – Bernier drew a walk & was hit by a pitch … Linden walked twice & K’ed
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 2B - second hit of the month (43 at-bats)
Justin Leone, Juan Miranda & Chris Malec: all 0 for 4 – Leone & Miranda each K’ed twice … Miranda committed a fielding error
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Chris StewartL 1 for 4, 1 K
Casey Fossum: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 6-4 GB/FB – 59 of 94 pitches were strikes (62.8%)
Jose Valdez: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 23 of 31 pitches were strikes (74.2%) … he’s been very impressive this year, pitching himself into consideration for a second half call up
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB - 8 of 9 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (5-0 win over Portland)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 K, 1 SB
Reegie Corona & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Corona doubled, scored two runs & committed a fielding error … Vech scored a run
Colin Curtis, Jorge Vazquez & Seth Fortenberry: all 1 for 4 – Curtis drove a run … Vazquez doubled & drove in a pair … Fortenberry doubled & K’ed twice
Justin Snyder: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Ryan Pope: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2 HB, 6-9 GB/FB - took a no-no into the fourth … the Red Sox’s top prospect broke it up with a single
Kanekoa Texeira: 2 IP, zeroes, 4-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (9-6 loss to Daytona) got some more pics from Andy
Austin Krum: 3 for 6, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 3 K – picked off first
Eric Fryer & Matt Cusick: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Fryer drove a run in … Cusick committed a fielding error
Jesus Montero: 4 for 5, 1 R - 10 for his last 18 (.556) with 8 RBI … allowed four stolen bases, but he did gun down one runner … here’s the aftermath of his RBI single in the 4th, a pic of him in the bullpen pregame, and a pair of shots of him at the dish
Brandon Laird: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI – 8 for his last 24 (.333)
Austin Romine: 0 for 5, 2 K
Brian Baisley: 0 for 3, 2 K, 2 HBP – here’s a shot of him on defense
Wady Rufino: 1 for 4, 2 K – here’s a blurry close up shot of him pregame … Andy says he’s a dead ringer for Raul Mondesi
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – 10 for his last 21 (.476)
DJ Mitchell: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 4-1 GB/FB - so much for that demotion to Short Season Staten Island, guess it was actually a promotion to Tampa … here’s some shots of him warming up in the bullpen
Grant Duff: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FBallowed a pair of inherited runners to score
Charles Nolte: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB – here he is warming up in the pen

Low-A Charleston (3-1 win over Lexington)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 5, 2 K
Dan Brewer & Chase Weems: 0 for 3, 1 K – Brewer was hit by a pitch … Weems drove in a run & drew a walk
David Adams, Taylor Grote, Corban Joseph & Melky Mesa: all 1 for 4 – Adams K’ed twice … Grote scored a run & K’ed twice … Joseph doubled, drove in a run, scored another & K’ed once … Mesa was caught stealing & K’ed once
Neall French: 2 for 2, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 BB
Addison Maruszak: 0 for 4, 1 K
Hector Noesi: 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 5-9 GB/FB – retired the first 19 batters he faced
Casey Erickson: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – coughed up the no-hitter & shutout when he served up a homer to the light hitting #9 hitter with one out in the ninth … for shame

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Game 33 Spillover Thread II
Yanks grit out win against Jays
  • A.D.

    Chris Malec hasn’t gotten a hit in 4 straight games….something is very wrong.

  • cult of basebaal

    got a scouting report on Jose Valdez?

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

      He’s been around forever, so I’ve forgotten what he throws, to be honest. I think he’s fastball-slider.

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        that’s always the safe bet

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

          Or, if you can’t remember then you just make up some goofy shit. Something like “That pitcher only throws one pitch, which has the craziest movement you’ve ever seen. He calls it ‘The Spork ball’. “

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            All eephus, all day.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
            • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

              That one never gets old.

          • Accent Shallow

            “He’s been described as the Satchel Paige.”

            • Accent Shallow

              This joke is better without the punchline.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                This joke is better without the punchline.

                So the first guy says, “I didn’t say I was a doctor, I said I was a PROCTOR!”

                http://www.instantrimshot.com

      • Adam B.

        I saw him in spring training and he looked to have a very straight fastball.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Four straight games?

    Yikes.

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

    Wow, Lars off to a rough start at AA.

    Maybe they were serious about Tex after all.

    • John K.

      But Lars is an ugly white dude… he’s a perfect candidate for the Sox infield some day.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        He’s gotta prove his grit still. Obviously right now he doesn’t have nearly enough. Maybe if he shaved his head and grew a caveman beard like Youk…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Maybe if he shaved his head and grew a caveman beard like Youk…

          Oh, if only they hadn’t brought back Varitek and made him the Captain! If Youk had taken the mantle of Red Sox Captain, that would have meant…

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD36ZhpHPpE

      • RollingWave

        Are suggesting that Teixera is hansome or not white?

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    “coughed up the no-hitter & shutout when he served up a homer to the light hitting #9 hitter with one out in the ninth … for shame”

    Maybe he should have been pitching with the other hand.

  • Ivan

    4 consecutive games without a run…….4 consecutive games without a run. Is that possible.

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

    I think it’s pretty awesome that DB knows of RAB.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      2nded

      i wonder who else knows…

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        I’ve spent the last 5+ minutes searching for the RAB post about Damon hitting second and Jeter leading off that says “on a side note: JOE GIRARDI READS RAB!!!!” but I can’t find it. Any help?

      • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        Michael Kay?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      My conversation with Betances wasn’t as gay(not that there is anything wrong with it) as Mike made it out. He was videotaping the game, and he had to keep walking back and forth across the stadium, and everytime he came back where me and my buddies were sitting, I would ask him if he wanted that beer yet. He was definitely tempted.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        He was definitely tempted.

        Too easy.

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    So what’s the Ryan Pope Third-Round-Reach Meter at now?

    • Accent Shallow

      Would like some more ground balls, no?

      The two-year-old DOTF has Jason Jones pitching a similar game. So maybe he can be Rule Ved in a couple years?

  • Greg G.

    Kudos to Andy for the photos.

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

      Yeah, nice of him to share them with us.

  • A.D.

    Montero looks like hes posing for the photo

    • Greg G.

      Either that, or he’s thinking: “WTF! Get that camera out of my face before I pull a Randy Johnson on your ass.”

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

      Jesus Montero doesn’t pose for photos; photos pose for Jesus Montero.

    • Accent Shallow

      Montero looks like hes posing for the photo thinking about murdering Andy and burying the body under 2B.

      • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        Don’t we all?

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          I’m actually very loveable….or loatheable…whatever.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Hey Andy… why the hell do all the photos have the datestamp of 01/01/2006?

    basic mastery of simple consumer electronic technology FAIL

    http://www.as-seen-on-tv-store.....-on-tv.jpg

    • Greg G.

      Man, tough crowd.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I went back in time to take them.

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

        Sent by John Connor?

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

      Don’t ask him about that date.

      That was the date when SHE left him. His world stopped turning right there.

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

    “About the Yankees prospects, all year long I have heard that the Yankees priorities are Rafael de Paula and Gary Sanchez, I believe Gary Sanchez will ink with the Yanks.

    Some weeks ago I was told about the Yankees pursuit of either Mateo or Gulliermo Pimentel, An agent told me he thought that Mateo was going to sign for around 2.5 million with the yanks, then word came that the yankees placed a complain on MLB regarding Pimentel and the Texas Rangers.

    De Paula is not a sure thing, there is an issue about his eligibility to sing ( I’ll make a whole blog about this kid later on) plus the Red Sox are also very high on him, and since the Red Sox are smoother in the way they negotiate it might be very possible that De Paula ends up signing with them.

    Someone asked me about how much Programs (Buscones which is a demeaning name) spent on kids. I can tell you that lots of Buscones give prospects, Clothing, a place to live, food, mecidine, supplements etc all year long. Some go to the extent to give families some financial help too.

    In some ways Programs give things to the families and kids that our govement should, but doesnt. Of course there are a lot of bad guys who act like criminals and just do horrible things.

    My next 2 blogs will be about 2 right handed pitchers, one is Amiro Santana the other Rafael De paula, the Santana blog will be to show how the Red Sox are so good at spotting talent and De Paula blog will be just mad, stay tuned or however one is suppose to say it.”

    http://dominicanbaseballuniver.....tions.html

    Keep hearing about Sanchez, sounds like we’ll get him.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’d be interesting to save that blog for 10 years, then check and see which guys had MLB careers.

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

      Here’s the video on Mateo, I would suggest watching it for the 60’s TV show theme music alone.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdBIFERcKtk

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I keep reading that Sanchez is some kind of a stud prospect but have very little additional information. Is a Jesus montero type signing?

      • whozat

        Don’t get excited about latin american prospects until they’ve been in an MLB system for a couple years, maybe even until they earn their way to the states. There’s huge amounts of misinformation out there put out by their handlers and other hangers on, and there’s the lying about their age…and they’re so young that plenty of them never pan out. For every King Felix there’s a dozen guys who barely make it to AA.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is Noesi someone worth keeping an eye on?

    Rufino does look like Mondesi a bit.

    Was hoping Mitchell could continue his dominance in Tampa, but I guess we’ll have to wait 5 more days to see that.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      On Mitchell…he almost gave up as many earned runs tonight as he had all season! Still 8 strikeouts aint bad….if one can take anything positive out of his start tonight!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It’s not so much that Rufino looks like Mondesi in the face, but he looks like him in the field. He moves around just like Raul.

      Mitchell pitched alot better than his line says. The Cubs picked up two cheap hits in his last inning, and Duff Beer gave up a bases loaded triple that let them score. It was HOT today, he had to have gotten tired.

  • Shawbler

    So what is the deal with Noesi? His numbers are pretty good so far? Is he a legit prospect?

  • Charlie

    Just wondering, whats with the 2 years ago today thing?

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

      Nothing in particular, just though people might enjoy it.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Mike, you pimping your own two year old threads only further tarnishes the already damaged credibility of this socialist blog.

      • andrew

        Mike, I enjoy it.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Off topic, but on the postgame Andy sounds like he’s battling the flu or something.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      And it sounded like they were stealing the hubcaps off someone’s car in the audio background of Girardi’s interview.

      • whozat

        Is Toronto the park where the visiting manager’s office is so dinky that they literally do the post-game interviews in the hallway?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Swine Flu, you were right!

      I thought something was up when he came off the mound in the 4th, he looked dreadful.

      • whozat

        It’s Canada.

        Moose flu.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          It’s lupus.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I blame Aceves.

        • Greg G.

          I blame A-Rod

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Oh, man, Frankie Cervelli sounds like he’s just arriving on the steamer from Sicily getting into Ellis Island. Nice accent, young man!

      (I’m still trying to figure out how he’s from Venezuela.)

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Shouldn’t his nickname be “Corleone”?

      • whozat

        He worked on it so he’d fit into the Team Italy clubhouse better.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Mike Napoli FTW!

    … um, or, FTLead!

  • EB

    Greatest relief prospect ever (as per Gammons) Bard just gave up a sac fly… working 95-98, not 99-102 like chief propaganda minister would like you to think.
    Well I guess Craig Hansen was the best 8th inning guy in the AL 12 months ago, right?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      That gun is obviously 6 or 7 mph slow. I once saw Bard throw a 103 MPH change up.

      • whozat

        Working off his 400MPH fastball?

        • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

          Don’t be ridiculous. Everyone knows that Daniel Bard can’t throw his fastball. It would tear the fabric of time creating a traversable wormhole.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      And after 25+ pitches, he was 93-94, touching 95.

      Oh, and Matt Palmer just retired 16 straight Red Sox hitters.

      • whozat

        It’s almost like he’s a normal hard-throwing relief prospect and not some kind of ungodly phenom…

  • Tom Zig

    I’m kind of disappointed that doppel-Melky doesn’t look like actual Melky.

  • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

    Papal infallibility! Well, today, anyway.

    Was Angelini serving his suspension today?