Shelley, bullpen carry SWB to win

Game 60 Spillover Thread III
Yankees lose. Yankees lose.

So, who had five starts in the “how long before Chris Garcia ends up back on the DL” pool? I set the over/under at 6.5 starts back in May, so congrats to everyone who said under.

Robert Pimpsner of Baby Bombers tells me the Yanks have signed 11th round Neil Medchill & 40th rounder Ben Watkins, and assigned both to Short Season Staten Island. And because I know you’re curious with the draft just passing and all, the Staten Island season starts next Friday on June 19th, and the Rookie GCL Yanks starts the following Tuesday on June 23rd.

Triple-A Scranton (9-4 win over Gwinnett)
Kevin Russo & Austin Jackson: both 0 for 4 – Russo drew two walks & scored twice … Jackson did the same, but once each
Cody Ransom: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Doug Bernier: 1 for 1, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – RBI’s 55 & 56
Todd Linden: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Juan Miranda & Justine Leone: both 1 for 4, 1 BB – Miranda drove in a run & K’ed twice … Leone went deep, drove in two, scored a run & K’ed
John Rodriguez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Chris Stewart: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3-3 GB/FB – 41 of 67 pitches were strikes (61.2%)
Edwar Ramirez: 2.2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 25 of 37 pitches were strikes (67.6%)
Jon Albaladejo: 3 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 21 of 25 pitches were strikes (84%)

Double-A Trenton (6-3 loss to Reading)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
Colin Curtis & Noah Hall: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Curtis scored a run … Hall swiped a bag & was caught stealing another
Eduardo Nunez & Marcos Vechionacci: both 0 for 4, 1 E (fielding) – Vech K’ed twice
Chris Malec: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Jesus Montero: 2 for 3, 1 BB – easily his best showing in his six game AA career
Kevin Smith & Justin Snyder: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Smith drove in a run … Snyder crossed the plate
Zach McAllister: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 9-8 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 12.25 K/9
Amaury Sanit: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – served up a walk-off grand slam to blow the save

High-A Tampa (9-4 loss to St. Lucie)
Austin Krum: 0 for 4, 1 BB – threw a runner out at home from CF
Eric Fryer, Austin Romine, Jose Gil & Mitch Hilligoss: both 1 for 4 – Fryer scored a run & K’ed … Romine doubled, drove in a run & K’ed … Gil scored a run & K’ed three times … Hilligoss tripled, drove in a run & scored another
Damon Sublett & Matt Cusick: both 1 for 3 – Sublett tripled, drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Cusick drove in a run & committed a throwing error
Brian Baisley: 0 for 3, 2 K, 1 HBP
Jack Rye: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jason Stephens: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Charles Nolte: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 6-1 GB/FB – K/9 down to 3.94
Adam Olbrychowski: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-4 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Augusta)
Jose Pirela, Dan Brewer & Corban Joseph: all 2 for 4 – Pirela drew a walk, swiped a bag tripled, drove in a run & scored two … Brewer doubled, scored a run & K’ed … Joseph K’ed
David Adams & Melky Mesa: both 0 for 4 – Adams K’ed once, Pirela thrice … Adams played third after played second all season
Taylor Grote: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K
Casey Erickson: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB – started in place of Andrew Brackman … I think it’s because there was rain in the forecast
Brandon Braboy: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-2 GB/FB – came out after a lengthy rain delay
Cory Arbiso: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-3 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Game 60 Spillover Thread III
Yankees lose. Yankees lose.
  • Mike R. – Retire 21

    Pirela is starting to live up to his potential. Let’s hope it continues.

    • Jake K.

      What is his potential? I know nothing about him.

      • Mike R. – Retire 21

        Solid to plus tools across the board except power which is below average. He could be a very good everyday SS in MLB if he reaches his ceiling.

        • Jake K.


  • Wolf Williams

    ‘Yay!’ for S-WB, but really…. does anyone give a shit right now? I’m not dissing the reporting, just….. no one would really care if the S-WB bus went off a cliff somewhere in Pennsylvania.

    On second thought, since there isn’t an ounce of fortitude or toughness on the major league roster, maybe we should just promote the whole damned AAA squad. It can’t be much worse.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Really? No fortitude or toughness? Why do you say that?

      • Wolf Williams

        Any bully can beat up on the weak sisters on the playgorund. When the Yanks had a difficult job in front of them, they folded.

        Girardi, and his drill sergeant haircut, got exposed as a guy who can’t get this team mentally prepared for the tougher challenges. Does anyone think this team showed an ounce of readiness or toughness these last three nights? When you face your biggets rivals, how you take the field and how you play speaks volumes. No one disputes that an October run will erase all this, but who, really can find evidence of an October run when that run will go through Boston?

        And I’m not talking about blind dumb faith of the stupid religious kind…. It’s obvious enough we all WANT to believe in another pennant possibility. But based on how this team wilts at the sight of a Red Sox logo, where’s the evidence they’ll be any more prepared come the postseason?

        98 wins won’t mean much if Boston sweeps us out of October, which seems more likelier than not. Blind faith is for idiots like christians and the like. I want to see a team that actually demonstrates that it understands what it takes to play against and defeat a good team.

        • Mike Axisa

          I understand you’re frustrated, but this thread is for the minor leagues. Talk about the big league team in either the game thread or the soon to be posted recap. Thanks.

        • Moshe Mandel

          So the only important games are against Boston? Everyone else are “weak sisters.” This is total silliness, I’m sorry. This team never quits, and plays hard very night. They just got beat.

        • Jake K.

          I get that you’re upset about the loss tonight, but insulting people’s religious beliefs, with absolutely no provocation, is absolutely inappropriate and uncalled for. This is not the forum for that. Take it somewhere else.

        • Chris

          Boston was 1-8 in the regular season against the Angels last year, and then beat them 3-1 in the playoffs.

          The Yankees were 6-0 against Cleveland in 2007, and were beaten 3-1 in the playoffs.

          • RollingWave

            waaaaaaaaaa stupid stats. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ears closed, eyes closed waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we’re 0-8 against the Red Sox waaaaaaaaa we can be 150-0 against everyoone else still dont matter waaaaaaaa

        • pounder

          Amen brother,amen.

    • Chris

      Which team leads MLB in come from behind wins? I assume those types of wins take toughness and fortitude.

  • Manimal

    Vintage Albaladejo

  • Manimal

    Do you think Zach McAllister could’ve done a better job starting yesterday vs the Sox?

  • Lanny

    Igawa with a solid Wang type line.

  • Jake K.

    Dammit! I let myself get seduced by Garcia again. He’s never going to stay healthy, is he?

    • ARX

      Exactly how many times has he been injured?

      • Jake K.

        Eleventy billion.

      • Mike R. – Retire 21


      • Benjamin Kabak

        Exactly how many times has he been injured?

        I believe the answer is “all of them.”

    • Reggie C.

      Vintage Garcia.

      Hopefully its a 2 week shut down period before he returns to action.

  • Chris

    Garcia again….ugh, I hope he can stay healthy for a full season before I die.

    • Mike R. – Retire 21

      Garcia couldn’t stay healthy for an entire season if he changed paths and became a professional chess player. Two matches in he would hyper extend his brain stem.

  • Big Blue St3

    Was at the Tampa game tonite here in Port St. Lucie, Sublett and Montero were the only things worth looking at on the field in a grey uniform. Sublett played pretty well from what I saw (left in the 6th after it was 8-1 Mets, rowdy drunk Mets fans and my sons virgin ears on $1 beer nite didn’t make for a great mix.)

    • Mike

      i certainly hope you mean Romine because otherwise you were hallucinating since Montero was in Reading PA.

      • Big Blue St3

        Haha, I certainly did, it was late and had a long nite. Romine was DH, wish I could have seen him behind the plate. 5 innings that took almost 2 1/2 hours, a 3 yr old with 300 questions in the same time frame, and not having a designated driver made for a very exhausting evening.

  • Jobamania

    any idea what’s happened to jorge vazquez? haven’t seen him in a game in a while now

  • E-ROC

    Probably should start grooming Garcia into a reliever.

    • Mike R. – Retire 21

      If by “grooming into a reliever” you mean “fitting for a plastic bubble” then yes, I agree.

  • AlexNYC

    Garcia to teh 8th!!!!1111!!1!!

    Since Bailey is a failed starter and now a reliever for the Oakland Oaktag Athletics, why can’t Garcia be one too? I mean, he doesn’t stay healthy as a starter.

  • AlexNYC

    Oh my,

    it was and I used

    Me Fail big time.

  • JohnC

    Good to see Sublett finally start to get it going. Romine has been pretty steady since catching full time and the promotion of Montero. One kid I hope they sign is 41st rounder Mariel Checo. Nice little write up on him in the NY Post today. had 14 Ks in his start yesterday. Throws in the mid 90s with a sharp curve.

  • Dan X.

    I was at the Riverdogs game last night and what you failed to mention was how both benches cleared…TWICE… as a result of Augusta players doing some dirty tactics on the field. It was pretty funny to watch, especially after the 1 hour rain/thunder/lightning show. Torre Tyson was PISSED athe the end of the game and sent the players right to the locker room. There was no hand shaking after the game.