Trenton goes down without putting up a fight (but Brackman fights hard)

Game 41 Spillover Thread
Joba update: x-rays negative

One year ago today on DotF, Brian Baisley hit two doubles, two homers, and drove in seven runs in a 20-2 beatdown of Greenville.

A bit of a mixed bag tonight. Mike got the Tampa and Trenton games, Joe got the Scranton and Charleston ones.

Triple-A Scranton (14-1 win over Pawtucket)
Reegie Corona, and Justin Leone: 1 for 5 — Leone K’d once, Corona swiped a bag
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Todd Linden: 2 for 6, 2 2B, 2 K — threw out a guy at second
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 K — Jackson – Linden – Duncan 2-3-4 is just devastating
Eric Duncan and Chris Stewart: 1 for 3 — Eric walked twice and struck out, Stewart walked twice
Juan Miranda: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 BB — first XBH since May 7
George Kontos: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K — just two hits all night? Impressive. 47 of 89 pitches were strikes (53%)
Romulo Sanchez: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K — as you might imagine, that was a solo shot. Threw 8 of 13 pitches for strikes (62%)
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 2 H, zeroes, 2 K — threw 26 of 40 pitches for strikes (65%)

Double-A Trenton (3-0 loss to Akron)
The Whole Lineup: 0 for 27, 8 K – yep, the opposing starter threw a perfect game, so congrats to him…in case you’re wondering, he did not make the Indians’ top 30 in the Prospect Handbook
Zach McAllister: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4-8 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – strikeouts are down a touch this year, but he’s still doing extremely well
Mike Dunn: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-4 GB/FB

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(5-2 loss to Lakeland in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Austin Krum: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Eric Fryer, Damon Sublett, Brandon Laird & Brian Baisley: all 0 for 3 – Fryer drove in a run … Baisley K’ed
Jesus Montero & Austin Romine: both 1 for 2 – Montero was hit by a pitch & allowed a passed ball … Romine drew a walk & K’ed
Wady Rufino & Walt Ibarra: both 1 for 2, 1 R
Dellin Betances: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2-3 GB/FB – ugly … the two hits allowed were a homer & a double
Charles Nolte: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 4-3 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
Craig Heyer: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Game 2 (6-0 loss to Lakeland)
Jack Rye, Austin Romine & Wady Rufino: all 0 for 3 – Rye K’ed … Romine committed a throwing error
Matt Cusick: 2 for 3
Jesus Montero, Brandon Laird & Mitch Hilligoss: all 1 for 3 – Hilligoss K’ed & committed a fielding error
Tommy Baldridge: 1 for 2 – threw a runner out at third from LF
Walt Ibarra: 0 for 2, 2 K
Lance Pendleton: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2-6 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K , 0-3 GB/FB – looks like he lost the closer’s job
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 Er, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (9-1 win over Lextingon)
Abe Almonte: 2 for 5, 1 SB
Corban Joseph: 1 for 5, 1 K
David Adams: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Dan Brewer: 1 for 5
Raymond Kruml: 0 for 1 — lifted for a pinch hitter in the 5th
Taylor Grote: 1 for 2, 1 2B — was the pinch hitter
Melky Mesa: 2 for 4, 1 3B, 1 HR — 14 for 38 in his last 10 games (.368) with 3 doubles, 1 triple1, and 3 homers, and has a hit in each game. looks like two Melkys are on fire
Mitch Abeita: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Andrew Brackman: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K — dominance
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Game 41 Spillover Thread
Joba update: x-rays negative
  • gxpanos


    • Dorian

      Starting to get it goin. One more start like this and I will officially be a believer.

      • Accent Shallow

        Eh, he’s old for his level. Hopefully he’s making progress with his delivery as well as his results so the Yankees can bump him to more similarly aged competition.

      • Jake H

        Very promising.

  • steve (different one)

    Montero seems to get hit by a lot of pitches

    • Bryan

      He’s a big guy. If he leans in slightly, I bet he covers half the plate

  • Rafi

    Edwar pitched the ninth as well and picked up 2 strikeouts.

  • stuart

    venditte was on the cbs evening news a nice piece on him for about 5 minutes…

  • Dorian

    Who in god’s name is Melky Mesa? I keep seeing his name pop up on Sleeper Prospects list all the time. Is he gonna be big time?

    • 27 this year

      not at all. He is quite a bit worse than his fellow named

    • Mike Axisa

      No, he’s an org guy having a good start to the year.

  • Accent Shallow

    When does Brackman get bumped up to High A?

    Could McAllister be trading groundballs for Ks?

    I’m hoping that either Grote or Brewer can develop into power-hitting corner OF prospects down the road — too optimistic?

    While a perfect game is an impressive accomplishment, it’s not like Gomez shut down a potent lineup. . . eeek.

  • Matt ACTY/BBD

    Great outing for Brackman.

    • Steve H

      He still hasn’t won a Cy Young yet.

      • Matt ACTY/BBD

        Oh yeah. He’s done.

        • Zack

          move him to the pen

  • Greg G.

    Mike got the Tampa and Trenton games, Joe got the Scranton and Charleston ones.

    Jeesh, Mike…guess you drew the short straw (losing a perfect game and getting swept in a DH).

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Love seeing that for Brackman.

  • Jack P

    Is it just me or does it seem like no one on our Triple-A/Double A roster hits homeruns? Unless RAB doesn’t necessarily note a HR next to the player… though i find that hard to believe.

    • Joseph Pawlikowski

      Shelley Duncan leads the IL in home runs. Juan Miranda is tied for sixth.

      • Eric

        And don’t forget Jorge Vazquez in AA

    • A.D.

      Vazquez has hit some bombs, Trenton is hurt by a pitchers park.

  • Accent Shallow

    Reading old DOTFs really hammers home the point that most minor leaguers aren’t going to do much in the majors — if they even make it that far.

    • Mike Axisa

      That’s part of the reason I started doing that little “X years ago on DotF” thing.

  • nilnil

    Is Kontos a good fit for a reliever like Coke? Then the Yank can pump McAllister up.

    • Mike Axisa

      Yes, Kontos profiles better as a reliever because he lacks even a usable third pitch and command.

  • Ryle Kyan

    Congrats on the job at MLBTR, Mike!

    • Greg G.

      Ditto! Just read that post on their site.

    • Mike Axisa

      Thanks, but I really don’t consider it a job. I figure I spend most of my evenings watching the game and reading online, why not make a little cash for it?

  • V

    Tomorrow, Mike gets no games, Joe gets them all.

    Sorry Mike.

  • Drew

    Is Greinke’s brother suppose to be any good? Where is he pitching this year?

    • Matt ACTY/BBD

      Released in the offseason.

      • Drew

        Oh damn.

  • Buffalo Ed

    what happenned to garrison lassiter?

    Tim Battle?

    • Mike Axisa

      Lassiter is on the DL. Battle … I think he was released this offseason.

      • Buffalo Ed

        I think i remember battle was in spring training.

    • RPimpsner

      Battle is still with the organization just hurt.

  • SS

    Does anyone know what Brackman’s innings limit will be? 100? 130? At this rate he’ll be shut down by July.

  • RollingWave

    that trenton write up has got to be the easiest ever for a non-rainout.

  • The Artist

    Dellin sounds like he needs another mid-season ‘injury’ and a brush up course at Nardi U.

  • Bill

    A couple notes about the AAA game as I attended:

    1) 2-3-4-5 are devastating actually, Miranda was ripping the cover off the ball

    2) Kontos’ night was not as good as it looked, the paw sox lineup is very weak and he was not overpowering. I think he had ~10 FB outs and 1 K. He has nasty junk pitches and does not overpower you w. a 87 mph fastball. I would say hes comparable to pettite and moyer except is a righty.

    3) Austin Jackson will be a star, class act, solid defense and great leadoff hitter.

    4) Javy Lopez is attrocious. He came in in the 9th inning down 10-1 and proceeded to walk 5 of the first 6 batters, then let up a sac fly and bases clearing double. There was a stretch of 30 pitches where he through 4 strikes, 3 of which were 78 mph creampuffs in 3-0 counts. It’s amazing how far he has fallen.

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