SWB falls in bullpen game

Game 57 Spillover Thread II
Yanks homer their way to series victory

Hector Noesi, Pat Venditte, Melky Mesa & Dan Brewer all made the South Atlantic League All-Star Team. Coaches Torre Tyson and Jeff Ware will also be making the trip.

Austin Romine was named Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week, while the immortal Melvin Croussett was selected as the Dominican Summer League Pitcher of the Week thanks to his three rescues. (h/t Andy in Sunny Daytona for the Croussett bit)

Triple-A Scranton (7-3 loss to Charlotte)
Kevin Russo & Juan Miranda: both 0 for 3 – 1 BB – Russo committed a throwing error … Miranda drove in a run & K’ed twice
Austin Jackson, Shelley Duncan & Todd Linden: all 1 for 4 – Ajax scored a run & K’ed … Shelley drove in a run & K’ed twice … Linden K’ed
Cody Ransom: 3 for 3, 1 R, 2 2B
John Rodriguez & Justin Leone: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Kevin Cash: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
Paul Bush: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB – 25 of 45 pitches were strikes (55.6%)
Jose Valdez: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-5 GB/FB – 29 of 48 pitches were strikes (60.4%)
Jon Albaladejo: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 18 of 32 pitches were strikes (56.3%)
Zack Kroenke: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 8 of 13 pitches were strikes (61.5%) … the 1.08 ERA is flashy, the 17-15 K/BB ratio not so much

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off day, as did the rest of the Eastern League.

High-A Tampa (4-1 loss to Sarasota)
Austin Krum, Eric Fryer & Brandon Laird: all 1 for 4 – Krum drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Fryer doubled, drew a walk, K’ed twice & allowed a passed ball … Laird committed a fielding error
Austin Romine: 1 for 5, 1 K
Damon Sublett: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – on base 14 times in his last 7 games
Brian Bailsey & Walt Ibarra: both 0 for 4, 1 E – Bailsey missed a catch … Ibarra K’ed & botched a play in the field
DJ Mitchell: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 7-5 GB/FB – 73-16 K/BB ratio in 63.1 IP
Charles Nolte: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-3 win over Rome)
Jose Pirela & Melky Mesa: both 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 K – Pirela drew two walks, Mesa one … Melky also swiped a bag
Dan Brewer, Corban Joseph, Taylor Grote & Mitch Abeita: all 1 for 4 – Brewer scored a run & drove one in … Joseph drove in two & K’ed … Grote K’ed thrice … Abeita doubled & crossed the plate
David Adams: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 E (fielding)
Ray Kruml: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Mike Lyon: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Brett Marshall: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 4-4 GB/FB – he’s at 62 IP now, I wonder when they shut him down
Dan Kapala: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6-0 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-2 GB/FB – two straing outings with no K’ed? WTF?

Game 57 Spillover Thread II
Yanks homer their way to series victory
  • Drew

    When I saw Pat Venditte’s name up at the top of the thread I thought he got the call to Tampa. Damn you Ak-see-sah!

    • J.R.

      He should get the call soon, right?

  • V

    How many innings did Marshall throw last year?

    Do they typically have these guys throw to their innings limit then shut down for the year, or throw for a couple months, shut down, throw for a couple months?

    • Bill

      It depends. If all goes well they usually let the guy pitch until they feel its time to shut him down. However often times there will be setbacks within the season that allow for the limiting of innings in the middle of the season such as minor injuries or mechanical issues.

  • Accent Shallow

    I think my favorite thing about Spanish language baseball articles is the references to “gardeners.”

    Sort of an uninspiring day in the minors, huh? Not much happened.

  • billbybob

    Mike,

    Any thoughts on Jose Pirela? He was getting a lot of hype last year…

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

      He’s legit. Not much power but he gets the bat on the ball, can run and can defend.

  • Dave M

    I assume Venditte will get promoted after the ASB.

  • Doug

    Any word on Montero’s injury?

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

      No, if I had anything I would have passed it on.

      • Doug

        Is no news good news? Not sure how injury news usually filters out

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

          Not really, there’s almost always no news. They haven’t stuck him on the DL yet, so that’s a good sign.

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

            Well, if they do, he’ll only be on it for three days, right?

    • Whozat

      If mike had news…don’t you think he’d have mentioned it?

      • Doug

        thought i may have missed it, thanks

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Melvin picked up his 4th save today. .2 IP, 2 K zeroes. 8 staight strikeouts for Asesino de los Sueños.

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

      I though he was El Asesino De Las Almas?

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

        Assassin of Souls. I love it.

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

          The Holy Ghost does not assassinate souls, he redeems them through his perfect gracious love and ethereal beauty.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He could be both. They both sound bad ass.

    • yanke1313

      what website do you use?

  • Drew

    I think Cody Ransom will be a solid contributor off the bench when he comes back. Looking great so far in AAA. He should be activated in like 2 weeks I think.
    Will Ramiro get the boot down to the minors?

    • chriskeo

      Well Ransom is on the DL60 so I would assume and hope the long awaited DFA of Angel Berroa would come at that time.

      • Charlie

        if the yankees weren’t so effin good i’d be pretty annoyed that angel is still on the team. he hasn’t hurt us that much but he truly is an utter waste of a valuable roster spot.

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

          Maybe we’re keeping him around to annoy and motivate Hideki Matsui.

          He probably showers with his 2003 AL RoY trophy around his neck on a chain.

          • Greg G.

            IETC

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

              Oh, I’m sorry, Hideki, I couldn’t hear you, I was just polishing my Rookie of the Year trophy. I’m just like Dustin Pedroia, we both sadly polish our old trophies in pathetic wistfulness of past glory, and neither of us can hit the high inside fastball.

              • Manimal

                Berroa can’t hit a fastball at all.

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

                  True, but not germane to my story.

                • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

                  Germane.

                  Fantastic word that has the serendipitous benefit of scaring the pants off ESL Frenchmen…

              • J.R.

                Love it.

  • Accent Shallow

    What do you guys think of Marshall’s full season debut?

    58.1 IP, 53 H, 33R, 26ER, 2 HR, 27 BB, 39 K

    Rates: 0.3 HR/9 (nice!), 4.2 BB/9, 6.0 K/9, 1.20 WHIP

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/M/Brett-Marshall-1.shtml

    Took his stats from there, and added in today’s game.

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

      Needs to work on throwing more strikes, no biggie. He’s been fine.

      • Accent Shallow

        Word.

        It’d be nice to see some more strikeouts, but he’s 18, can live with that.

        • whozat

          Fewer walks would make me happier than more strikeouts.

  • pat

    Motherfrickin christmas/hanukah/kwanzaa tomorrow. I’m SO excited. I had a weird ass dream last night that purke went 2nd overall then shelby miller went third. I’m dreaming about the mlb draft, I think I have a problem.

    • Drew

      Which do you look forward to more?
      IFA or Draft?

      • pat

        Draft, IFA guys are soooooo far away.

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

      You forgot about Festivus.

    • whozat

      Happy Christmachanukwanzikka to you…

    • A.D.

      Who’d the Yanks take?

      • pat

        I dunnio the gist of the dream was my asshole friend couldnt figure out how to read espn.com and I couldn’t find out.

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

          Seek professional help.

  • pat

    Yo tommie they just mentioned your boy from East County, matt something.. what was his name?

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

      DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?!??! I’M MATT F$%#ING BUSH!!!!!!!

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

    Coaches Torre Tyson and Jeff Ware will also be making the trip.

    Mike Tyson and Andre Ware’s brothers?

  • MattG

    This is awesome. “Towed,” “rescues” and “tugs” have to be part of my baseball vernacular from now on.

    I really love “tugs.” That is so funny.

  • Charlie

    whadda ya think, chris garcia the next chris carpenter (rarely healthy but dominant when he is) or is that too optimistic??

    • Chip

      That’s incredibly optimistic but possible. I’d like him to be more like Halladay, shitty beginning to his pro career but puts it together and dominates

    • V

      Carpenter is REALLY fooking good. His 2005-2006 seasons were something else. He had a 7 game stretch in the summer of 2005 that was 8-9 innings of 0-1 runs a game. Daaamn.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I love the Charleston’s radio guy. He signature line when they win…”and they’ll be doing the Charleston ALL…NIGHT…LONG.”

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

      That was probably clever and funny… the first couple of times.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He’s a Low-A Ball radio broadcaster…..that’s as good as it gets.

  • Accent Shallow

    Sterling-esque.

  • Jake H

    I’m thinking that Marshall probably gets put on a innings limit here. Get him up to 70 to 80 innings. But it could get up to 100. Yanks seem more careful with their pitchers then other teams.

    Here’s some big name pitchers out of HS and the innings they threw the first year.

    Jarrod Parker (Arz) 24 gs 118 innings
    Chris Tillman (Bal) 28 gs 136 innings
    Michael Bowman (Sox) 25 gs 113 innings
    Laptop Stealer (Sox) 24 gs 119 innings
    Hughes 12 gs 69 innings
    Tyler Clippard 25 gs (26 games) 149 inngs ( He did throw 44 innings the year he signed)
    Chris Volstad 26 gs 152 innings
    Porcello 24 gs 125 innings

    Those are just some prospects I saw skipping through BA handbook. Most of those guys who threw a lot of innings are bigger guys then Marshall. Parker might be the best comp since he is listed at 6’0″ and 180 lbs compared to Marshall’s 6’0″ 195 lbs according to BA.

    • DreDog

      Is there a concern about his size? I remember Pedro was demonized for being small.

  • Chip

    Speaking of prospects, McCutchen is FAST!!! That guy looks like an olympic sprinter between first and third. Those Pirates could be damn good if all of their guys put it together at the same time. Outfield of McCutchen, Tabata and Gorkys could be amazing

    • J.R.

      Yeah, he looked Bolt fast. It would be sweet to see how quickly bolt could leg out a triple.

      • RollingWave

        i would pay money to watch Bolt trying to hit a curveball though.

        • Bo

          And an OF of Bay, McClouth and Nady was terrible??

    • Andy

      Really? Zero power, zero power, zero power. Speed is nice, but they basically have three CF/leadoff types, with the possible slight exception of Tabata. Even if they all reach their ceiling, they would be the worst power hitting OF in the majors….

  • V

    Talking about Marshall, that’s the thing I forget about when I see a Purke – these high school guys, outside of the Hughes/Porcello/Kershaw tier, are YEARS away, just due to innings requirements, regardless of development.

  • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

    If I set myself on fire on 138th in protest, do you think Cashman will consider promoting Venditte?

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

      I dunno, give it a shot. Sounds like its something worth trying.

      BTW-You do realize 138th runs about 2 miles south of 161st and River, right?

    • A.D.

      You’re better off with the Deegan

  • JohnC

    Festivus is very big on the Yankee forums, celebrated almost daily. At least the first part, “Airing of the grievances” is.