Edwar blows up as SWB plays a home game on the road

Melancon up for bullpen relief
Who will stay and who will go now?

Two years ago today on DotF, Phil Hughes made his first rehab start after popping him hamstring in Texas.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Lehigh Valley) the field is still a mess, so they played this game in Lehigh Valley even though SWB was technically the home team
Kevin Russo: 0 for 5, 1 K
Ramiro Pena & Austin Jackson: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – Pena swiped bag
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Juan Miranda & Doug Bernier: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Miranda K’ed twice
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 PB – picked off first
Colin Curtis: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Yurendell DeCaster: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Josh Towers: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 8-5 GB/FB – 45 of 75 pitches were strikes (60%)
Amaury Sanit: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 15 of 29 pitches were strikes (51.7%) … Cuban vet already worked his way up from Hi-A this season … he’s on the Aceves track
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 24 of 39 pitches were strikes (61.5%)

Double-A Trenton (7-3 win over New Hamsphire)
Austin Krum: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 K
Reegie Corona, Edwar Gonzalez & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 3 – Corona drew a walk & scored a run … Edwar drove in a run & K’ed … Snyder drew a walk & drove in a run
Noah Hall: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI – 11 for his last 25 (.440)
Jorge Vazquez: 2 for 4, 2 R – .332-.363-.584
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 K – just his second hit in the last six games
Chris Malec: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Kyle Anson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan Pope: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 10-3 GB/FB – gotta love the 1.74 BB/9
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa had their doubleheader with Daytona postponed due to rain. Not sure when they’re going to make these games up, but they have tomorrow and another series in mid-August available for doubleheaders.

Low-A Charleston (9-5 win over Bowling Green)
Jose Pirela: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Ray Kruml: 0 for 1 – left the game in the third with some kind of hand/wrist injury
Neall French & Chase Weems: both 0 for 4 – Weems drew a walk, scored a run, allowed a passed ball & K’ed
Melky Mesa: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Corban Joseph: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB
Taylor Grote: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB
Abe Almonte: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 4 RBI – had been 5 for his last 33 (.152)
Garrison Lassiter: 3 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 BB – 12 for his last 29 (.414)
Manny Banuelos: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 5-5 GB/FB – 5 ER allowed in his last 40.1 IP (1.12 ERA)
Edwin Walker: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Dan Kapala: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (7-3 loss to Hudson Valley)
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 5, 2 K
Carmen Angelini: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB – 7 for his last 12 (.583)
Zoilo Almonte & Neil Medchill: both 0 for 4, 2 K – Almonte drew a walk & scored a run
Kyle Higashioka: 2 for 5
Kelvin Castro: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 E
DeAngelo Mack: 2 for 4, 1 E (throwing)
Luke Murton: 0 for 3, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding) – 7 for his last 36 (.194)
RJ Baker: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Kelvin Perez: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 4-4 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – picked a runner off second
Paul Patterson: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing)
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Griffin Bailey: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Phillies (5-2 loss to GCL Phillies) it started raining with one out in the bottom of the ninth, so they just completed this one a tad early
Ramon Flores: 2 for 5, 1 K, 1 CS – 4 for his last 23 (.174)
Jose Toussen: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Kevin Mahoney & Kelvin DeLeon: both 1 for 4 – Mahoney doubled & K’ed … DeLeon K’ed twice
Eduardo Sosa, Francisco Arcia & Justin Milo: all 1 for 3 – Sosa drew a walk, stole a bag, scored a run & K’ed … Milo walked & K’ed
Jose Mojica: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – fourth error in just 11 games
Nik Turley: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 7-4 GB/FB – 14 K in 15 IP
Sam Elam: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 HB, 1-1 GB/FB – just down from SI … lowered his BB/9 to 32.43 from 37.08 with this outing
Dickie Marquez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Paul Heidler: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Melancon up for bullpen relief
Who will stay and who will go now?
  • Troy

    damn Edwar.

    • Peter Lacock

      His mind wasn’t on the mound, it was thinking of Melancon going to LA.

      • Cano wears the GIDP crown.

        The mere thought of LA makes Edwar shit himself.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Banuelos is challenging Montero for my undivided love and affection.

    • DreDog

      Seriously, watch out.
      Melvin is watching…always.

    • Jack

      She says as a single tear rolls down Cervelli’s cheek.

  • Mister Delaware

    OT (but seems worth it): Check out the SF-v-SD game. Something good is going on.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Lincecum was once a prospect!

      And he’s good at this pitching thing.

    • eVizions

      No-no went bye-bye…

      From KLaw:
      I hope Lincecum finishes this thing … and gets a haircut.

      After he lost it:
      Well, he still needs that haircut.

      Gotta love KLaw

      • Dorian

        You don’t HAVE to love anything about KLaw. He is the same absolute moron who said that Phil Hughes hadn’t shown anything as a Starter this season.

        That comment alone lost all of my respect for him. That and the fact that of the thousands of questions he gets weekly on Jesus Montero, THE #3 PROSPECT IN BASEBALL, he answers none.

        • Stephen

          Relax, maybe? He’s not a moron, though I think he doesn’t pay as close attention to the big leagues as one might think, which is where a comment like that might come from. On the BS Report, it didn’t seem like has paid attention to the majors in a while

        • Rob in CT

          Wow. He says one mildly bad thing about one of our favorites and he’s a moron?

          The comment was overly harsh, but there’s some truth to it. He’s talked about Montero in chats several times. His line on Jesus is that his bat is fantastic but KLaw doesn’t think he’s going to stick at catcher. This puts KLaw right in line with the mainstream on that. Hate him for it if you will.

        • Doug

          but he really hasn’t shown much as a starter

  • Troy

    Scranton game – duel of ex-Jays who actually had moderate success.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Wondering how I’m going to get Jesus to marry my sister.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Screw that, Jesus is marrying me…

      Pues, hablo basante español…

      • For lack of a more creative name.. Alex

        Hell, I would marry Jesus, and I’m a straight guy.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hopefully Angelini can build on his SI success.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      It’s still a mystery if he’ll be getting consistent playing time. He didn’t play for almost two weeks before these last two games. Short Season A is weird like that.

      Tomorrow is a doubleheader though so I’m sure he’ll be making another appearance.

      • eVizions

        I don’t see anybody who would be taking ABs from him. He’s the only guy listed as a SS on the SI roster.

  • Accent Shallow

    What, if anything, should we expect from Sanit? Possible last man out of the pen? Middle relief?

  • billbybob

    How about Kelvin? I know it has only been a few weeks, but the dude is raking.

  • Manimal

    Yurendell DeCaster is doing pretty damn good in Scranton(.292/.414/.454). Hes the kid they signed from an Independent League.

    • Jeffrey

      Good to see him doing well. I guess he is only filler since he is 30 in Sept. Its good to have some sort of depth at every position though.

  • Farva

    Is it too early to punt on Brackman and Betances?

    • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

      Yes, radio.

  • billbybob

    Wow, I just looked at Melky Mesa’s line. He is putting up some Chris Davis like strikeout totals, but he’s got 42 XBH.

    • AlexNYC

      Except Melky can hit a fastball.

  • Januz

    I was reading Lane Meyer tonight, and it looks good with Heathcott and Murphy: “Do to last year’s circumstances some fans are getting a little bit edgy about Slade Heathcott and JR Murphy. Do they have anything to worry about?

    Damon Oppenheimer: You know, you’re never 100% until they have their name on the dotted line, but I feel really good about both of these guys, I know they both want to sign, and the lines of communication this year seem to be a lot better between us and the two kids. I’ve had direct contact with both of them quite a bit, whereas last year with Cole contact with the kid got eliminated very quickly. So I feel good about these two guys, but until they’re signed they’re not done……….. It also looks good with Gerritse:” his commitment first and foremost was to being a Major League pitcher, and he’d rather get started now than later. So I think if we get together on this you’ll see Brett Gerritse in pinstripes this summer”.
    I do not feel as confident about Cotham, Stoneburner, Mitchell, Stiles, Meade, and Bruening. It will be interesting to see how things go with those guys along, with Lyons, Checo & Aplin (Aplin perhaps being the most important, because of his upside). There is little doubt that the money issue is huge this year: When he discussed all those guys (Cotham, Stoneburner, Mitchell, Stiles, Meade, and Bruening), money was the issue for everyone of these guys (Except Stiles). It will be interesting to see who they actually sign.

  • Jeffrey

    I’m excited, Pena and Cervelli are doing well in AAA. Cervelli gets a hit in his first Scranton game. Then Pena is hitting .308/.419/.385 over his first 7 games. Love the avg and obp, don’t expect him to ever have much pop and put up homers. Wouldn’t mind having a utility guy who can put up numbers somewhere near Jeter and be a run scorer. Scranton will be a true test of where these two guys are in their development.

  • dino

    i like angelini, he comes from a baseball powerhouse of a school…. my sr yr of high school we played a tourny matched up top 4 teams in state of FL vs top 4 teams in LA, called the florida louis. challenge…..we played barbe (where angelini went) at the tourny, thye were ranked first in state of la. and third in nation, we were ranked 3 in fl and 21st in nation….he wasnt there , this was in 2002 but that team and year after year they are stacked, they beat us 5-4 in extras….im pretty sure angelini will become a good player being such a heralded prospect and coming from barbes program.

  • Kyle R.

    Shelley Duncan… slumping, or just Shelley being Shelley?

  • barry

    I doubt you guys here much about the AAA business controversies; so, here in PA the Yankees are tempted to purchase the franchise from the counties and move the affiliate elsewhere. Apparantly the Yanks were promised a new stadium back when they first came to area and with the recession “promised” state funding is falling short and sales aren’t exactly great at PNC field where they play. Right now they’re replacing sod in the outfield and the field that is currently installed was only supposed to have a 2 or 3 year lifespan because of the talk of a new ballpark in SWB.
    you should be able to find more articles by searching the site.