Bleich struggles as Tampa falls

Game 51 Spillover Thread II
Joba goes long, powers Yanks to series win

One year ago today on DotF, Austin Jackson doubled twice and drove in seven runs in Double-A Trenton’s win over New Britain.

Zach McAllister was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week.

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Triple-A Scranton (4-0 loss to Louisville) dominated by one of my favorite non-Yankee prospects, the guy the Phils traded to the Reds in ’07 for Kyle Lohse
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K – first XBH in six games
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 2, 1 2B
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4 – played left field & collided with Austin Jackson on a fly ball … thankfully they both lived to tell about it
Everyone else: combined 0 for 20, 8 K – Todd Linden K’ed three times … Luis Nunez committed a fielding error
George Kontos: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 6-10 GB/FB – 63 of 92 pitches were strikes (68.5%) … just 4 ER allowed in his last 24.1 IP
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 22 of 35 pitches were strikes (62.9%) … 35 pitches to get 3 outs? yikes
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 11 of 19 pitches were strikes (57.9%) … stranded an inherited runner

Double-A Trenton (2-0 win over Bowie)
Justin Snyder & Colin curtis: both 1 for 4 – Curtis K’ed
Chris Malec: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Edwar Gonzalez: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Kevin Smith & Noah Hall: both 0 for 4 – Smith K’ed … Hall scored a pair of runs after reaching on a fielder’s choice and an error
Kyle Anson: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 2, 1 BB –avg down to .196
James Cooper: 1 for 1, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Josh Schmidt: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6-6 GB/FB – made his first career start because Ivan Nova is away from the team dealing with a death in his family
Mike Dunn: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6-2 GB/FB
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (8-2 loss to Charlotte)
Austin Krum: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 SB
Eric Fryer, Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Damon Sublett, Walt Ibarra & Jack Rye: all 1 for 4 – Fryer drew a walk & K’ed twice … Montero drove in a run & K’ed … Romine drew a walk, allowed 2 passed balls, 2 stolen bases & threw out a base stealer … Sublett doubled, drew a walk & K’ed twice … Ibarra scored a run & committed a fielding error … Rye tripled & scored a run
Brandon Laird: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Mitch Hilligoss: 0 for 4, 2 K
Jeremy Bleich: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 5-4 GB/FB – 12 ER allowed in his last 9 IP after allowing just 15 ER in his previous 47.1 IP
Noel Castillo: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Tim Norton: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-0 GB/FB – only 3 ER allowed in 14.2 IP back
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day.

Game 51 Spillover Thread II
Joba goes long, powers Yanks to series win
  • pat

    Luckily it was E. Duncan Ajax collided with instead of S. Duncan. Otherwise it would be a sad day for the Jackson family.

    • Matt M.

      ‘im sorry ms. jackson…he took a flying forearm to the chest’

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

        “I’m sorry Ms. Jackson…he took a flying forearm to the chest’ WHOOOO!!!! I am for REAL! Never meant to make your daughter cry, I apologize a trillion times…

        Fixed.

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

          I wondered how long it would take for someone to bust that out.

          You never disappoint, TSJC.

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

            Your homosexual man-love for me rears it’s ugly gay head again.

  • Chief

    gotta agree with u on Matt Maloney

    i saw him pitch for the A Phillies affiliate, the lakewood blueclaws…he was amazing that year, along with carlos carrasco and josh outman, leading the blueclaws to the SAL championship. maloney pitched a CG shutout in the final game of the series if i remember correctly.

    • Zack

      still dont see why so much love, 25years old and hasnt been to the bigs yet, had a 4.68era in 140ip in AAA last year, and unless they make a deal there’s no real room in that rotation for atleast another year

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    In VERY minor league news, Harold Garce pitched 3 innings for Yankees 1 in the DSL today. He didn’t walk anyone. Why news? The man throws 100+ but he walked 84 in 37 innings last year.

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

      Harold Garce makes wolverines Jason Neighborgall purr.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Calling Harold Garce raw is like saying coal is a raw diamond.

        • pat

          84 BB in 37 innings?

          I’m not even mad.
          Thats amazing.

          • Accent Shallow

            I’m with you. Wow.

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

            Harold Garce ate the whole wheel of cheese and pooped in the fridge.

    • handtius

      huh? Is that possible?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        It’s amazing how much slack you can get from an organization when you throw really, really hard.

        • handtius

          i believe.

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

          Unless your name is Joba Chamberlain. Then, if you throw really hard, every single start you’ll ever make is a referendum on your immediate future.

          One screwup or subpar outing, and it’s TO THE BULLPEN, HUZZAH!!!!!

          • steve (different one)

            yeah, is it just me or was Flaherty bordering on hysterics with the “Joba answering the bell” comments…. implying he had to pitch well to keep his spot in the rotation.

            sometimes i hate this market.

            • pat

              The freaking “Scouting Report” thing they do in the beginning of the game said he was “pitching for his spot in the rotation”

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

              sometimes i hate this market.

              20 million people in the NYC metro area = lots more potential idiots, mouthbreathers, and conclusion-jumpers who can cross your path… or end up with a highly rated drivetime show jam-packed with hours of counter-intellectual buffoonery every day on your favorite sports talk radio channel.

              Oh, and more raging homophobes. LOTS MORE raging homophobes.

  • Manimal

    Is Mike Dunn someone who would go 3 innings or is he more of a LOOGY

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

      He can pitch to both LHB and RHB. He’s Phil Coke with better stuff.

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

        He’ll see the Bronx this year, right?

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

          Yeah, at some point I’d imagine.

      • whozat

        Better stuff and lesser command…?

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

          Yeah, but still avg command.

      • Accent Shallow

        Wow.

        I think this is the first time you’ve compared a prospect positively to someone currently in the majors.

        Not that you’re negative, just that seems like high praise.

  • A.D.

    Looks like Melancon is fixed again.

    • handtius

      That’s just gay. Man, so gay. Welcome.

      • Bryan

        If by gay you mean that the Mark “the son of Mo” Melancon is throwing like Mo again, then yes its extremely gay.

        • handtius

          That is exactly what I meant. It’s so good to be gay.

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

            Is your refrigerator running? Because if it is it probably runs like you, very homosexually.

            • handtius

              HAHA….so fucking awesome it’s GAY, in all caps.

            • Bryan

              lol

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

              Look at him. He runs like a Welshman. Doesn’t he run like a Welshman?

              • Bryan

                Now, here’s a fellow attempting to ride a bicycle. But he’s having some trouble, isn’t he? And do you know why?

                Because he’s a Scot! Now, who here likes a good story about a bridge?

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          What say we leave the Ironhorse/gay stuff in the game threads?

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

            Meh, we’ll all forget about it by tomorrow morning.

          • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Annnnd I’ve been vetoed. lol

            • pat

              FILIBUSTER BEFORE EVERYBODY ELSE VOTES

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

                John Boehner, is that you?

                • pat

                  Harry Butt-Sects

      • JoeSit.(ragman)

        Question—What is the age group that uses “gay” in everyday conversation?

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

          Hold on, let me go call IronHorse and I’ll find out how old he is. My guess is, sadly older than you think is appropriate for that level of ignorance.

  • Bryan

    Does Montero get a hit in every game?

    • Accent Shallow

      It certainly seems that way, doesn’t it? I’m starting to buy into the hype.

      If someone plays 130 games, goes 1 for 4 in all of them, is he still a prospect?

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

      Nope. Sometimes he gets several.

    • Doug

      12-gamer

  • RalphieD

    where is kelvin De Leon playing this year?

    • pat

      He’s stateside so I would think Staten Island or the Gulf Coast League. I’m leaning towards GCL to keep him close to the main complex, but I could be wrong.

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

        GCL, for sure. I’d be shocked, shocked if they sent him to SI.

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

          God, Axisa, you’re such a pansy-gay with a vagina, you homo. Stop being such a woman and get off the positive posse bangwagon. De Leon belongs in full-season Charleston immediately.

        • A.D.

          Urena coming stateside too?

          • pat

            Word, De Leon, Urena and Sosa are all here.

            • Doug

              who’s the best prospect of the three….or is it too early to tell?

  • Accent Shallow

    I really wish there were some more solid position players in AA. There’s Snyder, Gonzalez, and it seems like not much else.

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

    Ooooh, Andy Richter is on the new Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien! Sweet, I’m excited.

    (IronHorse comment in 3… 2… 1…)

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      It’s awesome but kind of bittersweet. Too bad he had to go to LA.

    • handtius

      Circle!

  • andrew

    Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 22 of 35 pitches were strikes (62.9%) … 35 pitches to get 3 outs? yikes

    Who knows how many pitches the error cost him? He also pitched to two batters in the 9th before Melancon came on. Not great, but not as bad as it sounds.

  • Drew

    Is Vasquez day to day?

  • Baseballnation

    Jeremy Bleich= Uninspiring first round pick…

    • K.B.D.

      3.40 FIP isn’t anything to sneeze at. K/9 is a little low (6.11), but his control is pretty good (2.57 BB/9).

      Or is this a reference to the “Austin Jackson being the most uninspiring top prospect we’ve had in awhile” thing?

      • Bo

        How is a left hander with good stuff uninspiring?

  • JohnC

    Bleich should get TJ surgery now before its too late.

  • Jerry

    Can we just stick to baseball? These amateur comedians just don’t cut it.

    • Bo

      Agreed.