Jun
04

Ajax hits first homer of the year

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Update (11:33pm): Abe Almonte was placed on the DL.

Austin Romine & Jon Ortiz made the Florida State League All-Star Team. Jesus Montero would have made it if not for the promotion. The Ortiz selection is pretty horrendous, dude had a 6.14 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP in 14.2 IP with Tampa and has since been demoted to Low-A Charleston. Explain that one to me.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(8-6 loss to Syracuse in 8 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Cody Ransom: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – and so starts his rehab clock … his DL stint is over 20 days from now
Austin Jackson & Todd Linden: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – Linden tripled
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
John Rodriguez: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – quietly tied for second in the league with 11 homers
Justin Leone: 0 for 4, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 2 K
Kevin Cash: 1 for 3, 1 PB
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 2-3 GB/FB – 56 of 78 pitches were strikes (71.8%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 19 of 31 pitches were strikes (61.3%) … blew the save in the top of the ninth
Edwar Ramirez: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (63.6%)
Game 2 (7-3 loss to Syracuse) faced an old friend
Doug Bernier: 0 for 4,2 K
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – first homer of the season, and Chad Jennings says he just barely missed two others this week … don’t be surprised if they start coming in bunches now
Todd Linden, Juan Miranda & Justin Leone: all 1 for 3 – Linden hit his second triple of the day & K’ed … Leone doubled, K’ed twice & committed a fielding error
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB - league leading 19th homer
John Rodriguez: 0 for 3, 2 K
Eric Duncan & Chris Stewart: both 0 for 2, 1 BB – E-Dunc scored a run
Paul Bush: 3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 32 of 49 pitches were strikes (65.3%)
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1-1 GB/FB – 16 of 26 pitches were strikes (61.5%) … raises his ERA from 1.83 to 2.61 with this outing
Romulo Sanchez: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 0-2 GB/FB – 37 of 52 pitches were strikes (71.2%)
Zach Kroenke: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB-FB – 5 of 9 pitches were strikes … picked a runner off first

Double-A Trenton (7-0 win over Bowie)
Reegie Corona: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – back after a brutal stint in AAA
Justin Snyder & Seth Fortenberry: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – Snyder hit a solo jack
Chris Malec: 0 for 5, 1 K
Noah Hall: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jesus Montero: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB - DH’ed during the day game after a night game
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K - just 5 for his last 31 (.161)
Chris Garcia: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 1 Balk, 11-4 GB/FB – he’s allowed just 1 ER & 12 hits in 22 IP back
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (9-3 win over Jupiter)
The Austins: both 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K – Krum stole a base … Romine hit a two run jack, committed an error on catcher’s interference & allowed a stolen base
Eric Fryer: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Damon Sublett: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – had four hits total in his last seven games combined
Brandon Laird, Mitch Hilligoss & Jack Rye: all 2 for 5 - Laird tripled, scored a run & drove in two … Hilligoss scored a run & drove one in … Rye had one RBI
Brian Baisley: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
Sergio Mitre: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 10-1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – he’ll probably be on his way to AAA shortly
Grant Duff: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-4 GB/FB
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-4 loss to Savannah)
Jose Pirela & Mike Lyon: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Pirela drew two walks, Lyon one … Pirela also committed a fielding error
Dan Brewer: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
David Adams, Corban Joseph & Tommy Baldridge: all 0 for 4 – Adams K’ed … Joseph scored a run & K’ed … Baldridge K’ed twice
Melky Mesa: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Taylor Grote: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 CS – threw a runner out at third from LF
Chase Weems: 1 for 4, 3 K
Hector Noesi: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 8-1 GB/FB – love the 57-8 K/BB ratio in 52 IP
Casey Erickson: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery:  0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm

39 Comments»

  1. Jake says:

    This Jesus guy is pretty good.

  2. Derby says:

    Ummm, who is Paul Bush?

    • zs190 says:

      Independent League guy that just got signed last week. Non-prospect organizational filler probably, he’s 29.

  3. james says:

    Is Garcia teasing us again or his he actually going to stay healthy and keep this up?

    • kSturnz says:

      4.1, 5, 5.2, 7. innings pitched in order of starts. seems like he is healthy. let’s see Jesus catch for a stretch, eh?

  4. kSturnz says:

    ajax triple of the wall and solo shot to right. seems they are giving him a good approach to the untrained——- (some1 teach me how to cross words out) blind eye

  5. Mike says:

    I’m just curious, do you guys think Garcia’s future is as a starter or a reliever?

    • james says:

      if he keeps pitching like he is now, I wouldn’t mind seeing him in the pen as a September call-up.

      • Mike says:

        I was thinking the same thing. I know he has has been injured i figure he could be a better help as a reliever but it doesn’t hurt to develop him as a starter so he has those inning under his belt. Does anyone have a scouting report for him? I’d like to know how hard he throughs as a starter to see how much it would translate in relief.

  6. Drew says:

    So Mitre’s suspension is over… I’m interested to see what he does in Scranton.

  7. Tony says:

    Edwar sucks in AAA too.

    • james says:

      so does albaladejo

    • Mike says:

      I agree. The only way we see him in the bronx anytime soon will be because he is won of Girardi’s favorite. I bet if Girardi had to choose between Edwar or Melancon to get a call up he would Edwar.

  8. “The Ortiz selection is pretty horrendous, dude had a 6.14 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP in 14.2 IP with Tampa and has since been demoted to Low-A Charleston. Explain that one to me.”

    They thought they were picking David Ortiz?

    No wait, nevermind, he sucks even worse than Jon Ortiz does. My bad.

  9. “The Austins: both 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K”

    I can’t wait for Hungry Hungry Humberto to get back at it, so we can have “The Austins”, “The Duncans”, and “The Fat Sanchezes” all making appearances in the nightly DOTF’s.

  10. Jack says:

    Any chance Mitre makes a bullpen appearence later in the year?

  11. sabernar says:

    Why all the excitement over Sergio Mitre. This is the guy who sucked on the Cubs and Marlins, right? The guy who is 28 years old? Or is this a different guy?

  12. Bo says:

    Looks like Edwar and Alby picked up right where they left off. Hopefully Veras will join them soon.

  13. JohnC says:

    Damon Sublett finally breaks out!!

  14. Reggie C. says:

    The best offensive player on our Tampa squad remains a Catcher. Romine hopefully takes advantage of this opportunity and makes a terrific step forward in his development.

    • emac2 says:

      Do you mean a bigger step then being the best hitter on his team in a new league?

      He can’t really move to AA until Montero goes to AAA so there might not be much he can do.

  15. Chris says:

    why isnt Igawa in our bullpen?

  16. Jeffrey says:

    How about the Yankees trade Veras for Melancon within the bullpen. Even if Veras is out of options why can’t they release him and resign him, there must be some way to keep him in the organization and get him fixed.

    I still wonder about Tomko, he’s a journeyman pitcher, but he has pitched well at both Scranton and in the Bronx. If Albaladejo or Edwar get some consistency and effectiveness going on I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tomko dropped.

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