WDLR dominates in AA debut

Game 29 Spillover Thread II
A-Rod returns, but CC steals the show

Triple-A Scranton (11-5 win over Louisville)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 4, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5 – 4 for his last 38 (.405) … I told you April was just a tease
Todd Linden & Chris Stewart: both 1 for 5, 1 R – Linden doubled & K’ed twice
John Rodriguez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB – picked off first … 10 for his last 28 (.357) with 14 RBI
Juan Miranda: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Chris Malec: 2 for 5, 1 R, 3 RBI – 12 for his last 29 (.414) with 12 RBI
Doug Bernier: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Eric Hacker: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-4 GB/FB – 50 of 88 pitches were strikes (56.8%)
Jason Stephens: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB – 24 of 38 pitches were strikes (32.2%)
Zach Kroenke: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 8 of 12 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Eric Wordekemper: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0  BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 13 of 23 pitches were strikes (56.5%)
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB – 4 of 7 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (9-2 win over Binghamton)
Eduardo Nunez & Jorge Vazquez: both 1 for 4 – Nunez drove in a run … Vazquez cranked a grand salami
Reegie Corona: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Colin Curtis: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Marcos Vechionacci & Seth Fortenberry: both 0 for 4, 2 K
Kyle Anson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Kevin Smith: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B – 5 for his last 7 (.714)
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 4-5 GB/FB – struck out six through the first two innings … that’s about as good of a AA debut as you could have asked for
Noel Castillo: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0-3 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (8-6 in over Dunedin)
Austin Krum: 1 for 21 R, 1 3B, 3 BB, 1 E (fielding) – on base 36 times in 26 games
Eric Fryer & Austin Romine: both 1 for 5 – Fryer drove in a run & K’ed … Romine stole a base & scored a run
Jesus Montero: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Damon Sublett: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – 6 for his last 13 (.462) with 2 doubles, 1 triple & a homer
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Wady Rufino: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Cusick: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS
Grant Duff: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-8 GB/FB – really, not one GB?
Craig Heyer: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Tim Norton: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 0-3 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-0 GB/FB – allowed both inherited runners to score

Low-A Charleston (2-1 win over Asheville in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Ray Kruml: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB, 1 E (throwing)
David Adams, Taylor Grote, Melky Mesa & Mitch Abeita: all 1 for 4 – Adams drew a walk … Grote, Mesa & Abeita each K’ed once
Brian Baisley: 3 for 5, 2 RBI – drove in Angelini for a walk-off single
Abe Almonte: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
David Phelps: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 7-4 GB/FB
Brandon Braboy: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – first earned run allowed on the year
Brad Rulon: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 17-3 K/BB ratio in 14.1 IP

Game 29 Spillover Thread II
A-Rod returns, but CC steals the show
  • Greg G.

    That’s it…Venditte sucks.

    • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

      I heard after the game he struck out three on his way to the parking lot, so I think he’s back on track.

      • steve (different one)

        yeah, and then i heard he turned around and went the other way around the parking lot and K’ed 3 more

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Who sees the Majors first: Venditte or Eric Duncan?

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

    Who we callin up for bench help?

  • M.D.

    is WDLR a legit starting pitching prospect? possibly a #2?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      A #2 option in the bullpen.

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

      There are some that hold out hope that he could develop into a starter, but the safe, consensus pick is currently reliever with the ability to get out both LH and RH batters.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        From what I’ve read here it’s the lack of a consistent third pick that’ll hold him back, right?

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

          Heh, he wished, he lacks consistency on his second pitch, the slider (or changeup, I forget which is his second).

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I desperately want him to remain a starter, but I just don’t think that will be the plan for him. Then again my opinions, and $10, will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

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

          What? $10 can easily get me two tall-sized fraps or iced coffees.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            ….but my opinions will get you a lot less, most likely, thrown out.

            • steve (different one)

              yes, when sharing your opinions at your local starbucks, you need to “wear pants”

              • Andy In Sunny Daytona

                Pants are so, what’s the word, confining.

                • cult of basebaal

                  that’s just, like, your opinion, man …

                • Clayton

                  Don’t you hate pants?

                  /H.Simpsoned

                • jew4jeter

                  Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I’ll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger ’til it goes “click.”

      • Bryan

        I think he started in the Pen last year and he was awful. Very very wild…more BB than K’s every time out. It wasn’t until they converted him to a starter that he began to shine. I think all the scouting reports like in Baseball America are out of date on this kid. If they can give him a legit third pitch (like the Curveball that they LOOOVE to teach everyone in our system) this kid could be the real deal.

  • Corey Nord-Podberesky

    0 for 5 – 4 for his last 38 (.405)
    a bit high i think

    • Mike

      .045

      • Corey Nord-Podberesky

        thats just what is says in the post

        • billbybob

          It’s .105

  • Accent Shallow

    What’s the story on David Phelps?

    And maybe they should have DFAed Hacker.

    • Mike Pop

      Ya, I was hoping that he was the one to be DFA’d.

      Whatev, no big deal.

      • cult of basebaal

        me too, but he *was* starting tonite, maybe they went with Jackson 1st so as not to throw off the SWB rotation …

  • Chris V.

    Whats WDLR’s stuff? Fastball slider? mid 90’s or less?

    • Accent Shallow

      I believe the comparison made by Mike at one point was “Damaso Marte with lesser stuff, specifically the slide.”

      After what we’ve seen from Damaso this year, that sounds awful, but he’s been a solid reliever for years.

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

    I swear there’s something about Angelini’s errors and the Yankees winning.

    And speaking of prospects:

    @injuryexpert RT @619sports Strasburg, 8 innings 14 K’s and a NO-HITTER still in tact, bottom of 8, 3-0 Aztecs over Air Force!

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

      Heh got it. 9-0-0-0-2-17

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

        Dude is money.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Damn.

        • Mike Pop

          I’m impressed.

          • steve (different one)

            it’s the pleats

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He sucks. 2 walks?

        Could you imagine how good he could be with Jason Varitek catching?

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          Jason Varitek doesn’t learn pitching staffs. He teaches them.

          • andrew

            ietc.

  • A.D.

    Looks like Vasquez’s power is definitely for real.

    • steve (different one)

      wonder if we’ll see him in on the big league bench at some point this year. could happen i guess.

      • A.D.

        If Miranda gets the call to MLB then maybe he gets a chance at AAA

      • Troy

        Miranda has the leg up on him for the time being…Miranda would be a nice bat to hae on the bench too.

        But yeah, Vazquez is definitely interesting at this point. Flashing some very good power.

    • Troy

      I’m beginning to wonder I he has a real future with the Yankees. All I’ve heard is that it’s difficult to hit homers in Trenton, and he’s been fantastic.

  • A.D.

    Chris Malec just raking

    • Scooter

      Mike Ashmore praised Malec’s bat last year – looks like he was right again

      Speaking of Mike, he has a report on WDLR:
      http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com/2009/05/08/game-25-post-game-notes/

      93 on the gun from a lefty who’s relatively new to pitching? I like. I still remember WDLR as a toolsy OF prospect.

      Can’t deny Vazquez’s power – I wonder how he’d handle major-league breaking stuff.

      • emac2

        I think most people here rememer the middlin or worse outfielder. That’s why he is dismissed as a middle reliever.

        You have to beat some people over the head with a couple of years of results before they catch up.

  • A.D.

    Considering the SWB Rotation is now:

    Igawa
    Kontos
    Fossum
    E-Hack
    SteJax (kind of since he was DFA).

    Chance that Z-mac gets pushed to AAA? or they going to hold onto him and worse case pick up a random vet FA.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d imagine they want McAllister to get a full year at AA. Not like he’s treating the league as if he’s 2006 Phil Hughes.

  • Toby Eyre

    Wilkins is looking pretty nasty. Maybe September?

    • Accent Shallow

      He is on the 40 man, so I see no reason for him to not get an inning or two in blowouts.

  • V

    I have to assume Jackson would be claimed, by the Padres, if no one else.

    Wonder if the Yankees could actually get something for him.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Eric Duncan: … 4 for his last 38 (.405) …
    Jason Stephens: … 24 of 38 pitches were strikes (32.2%)

    Duncan’s Batting average would be .105, Stephens strike percentage should be 63.2 %.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Mike,

    considering that IPK should be out several months with the aneurysm, could they have put him on the 60-day DL instead of DFA’ing Steven Jackson?

    • El Generalissimo

      Yes, the whole thing with Jackson’s DFA is a bit strange, considering they could have done that with Kennedy, or Garcia… or just released berroa, you can find better then him on the street at this point.

      It leads one to believe there is something else going on and they are not done with their moves, buy a long shot.

  • Troy

    Mike,

    you said earlier in that chat, in response to a question regarding “what if another 40 man spot has to be opened up”, you said “…The could do another release and resign with Garcia, assuming he consents.”

    What are the chances of Garcia actually “consenting” to that?