Let’s play two!

Game 102 Spillover Thread
Yanks lose low scoring affair to ChiSox

One year ago today on DotF, Mark Melancon made his Triple-A debut.

This is the coolest thing you’ll see all day, by the way. (h/t Ben Badler)

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(6-2 loss to Durham in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Kevin Russo: 2 for 3, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Ramiro Pena, Austin Jackson, Shelley Duncan & Chris Stewart: all 0 for 2 – Pena walks … Jackson walked & K’ed … Shelley was hit by a pitch & scored a run
Juan Miranda & Yurendell DeCaster: both 1 for 3 – Miranda homered, drove in two & K’ed
John Rodriguez & Colin Curtis: both 0 for 3 – J-Rod K’ed twice
Ivan Nova: 7 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 7-12 GB/FB – 60 of 91 pitches were strikes (65.9%) … 16 ER & 30 baserunners allowed in his last 15.2 IP, so yeah, he’s in a rough patch

Game 2 (8-2 win over Durham in 7 innings)
Kevin Russo: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – 19 for his last 40 (.475)
Ramiro Pena & Austin Jackson: both 0 for 3 – Pena drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed
Juan Miranda & Frankie Cervelli: both 0 for 2 – Miranda drove in a run … Cervelli scored a run
Yurendell DeCaster: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
John Rodriguez: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Colin Curtis: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Eric Duncan: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Romulo Sanchez: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2-8 GB/FB – 51 of 91 pitches were strikes (56%) … outpitched an old buddy
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0-4 GB/FB – 19 of 35 pitches were strikes (54.3%)

Double-A Trenton
Game 1
(8-4 loss to Harrisburg in 9 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Austin Krum, Reegie Corona, Jesus Montero, Edwar Gonzalez & James Cooper: all 1 for 4 – Krum drew a walk, stole a bag, scored a run & K’ed … Corona doubled & scored a run … Montero drove a run in & threw a runner out trying to steal … Edwar scored a run … Coop doubled & drove in two
Eduardo Nunez & Richie Robnett: 1 for 3, 1 BB – Nunez drove in a run & committed a fielding error … Robnettstole a base,  scored a run & K’ed
Chris Malec & Marcos Vechionacci: both 0 for 4, 2 K – Malec committed a fielding error
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-7 GB/FB – first time he’s walked no more than one guy in a start since June 3rd
Josh Schmidt: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 3-0 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Game 2 (5-0 win over Harrisburg)
Austin Krum, Eduardo Nunez, Chris Malec & James Cooper: all 1 for 3 – Krum K’ed … Nunez stole a base, drove in a run & committed a throwing error … Malec doubled & scored … Cooper scored a run
Reegie Corona & Edwar Gonzalez: both 2 for 3 – Corona tripled, stole a base & scored a run … Edwar drove in two
Noah Hall: 0 for 1, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Kyle Anson & Justin Snyder: both 0 for 3 – Anson K’ed twice, Snyder once
Paul Bush: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 6-3 GB/FB – not bad for the guy who was relieving in indy ball at the start of the season
Kanekoa Texeira: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa was washed out. This is their last series of the year with Jupiter, so it’s safe to say they’ll play two at some point in the next three days.

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day.

Short Season Staten Island
Game 1
(12-3 spanking of Brooklyn in 7 innings) makeup of the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader, which was washed out
Jimmy Paredes: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – 15 for his last 42 (.357) but only two XHH, both coming today
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 HBP
Neil Medchill: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K – 6 for his last 34 (.176)
Kyle Higashioka, DeAngelo Mack & Luke Murton: all 2 for 4 – Higashioka drew a walk, drove in a run & scored three … Mack homered, drove in three & scored twice … Murton homered, drove in four & K’ed twice
Rob Lyerly: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Carmen Angelini & Hector Rabago: both 1 for 3, 1 K – Angelini was hit by a pitch, scored a run & committed a throwing error … Rabago walked
Matt Richardson: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 5-5 GB/FB
Paul Patterson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Ben Watkins: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB – bet you didn’t know he led NCAA Division II with a 0.84 ERA this past year
Game 2 (3-0 loss to Brooklyn)
Francisco Santana: 0 for 4, 1 K
Kelvin Castro, DeAngelo Mack, RJ Baker, Carmen Angelini & Emerson Landoni: all 1 for 3 – Castro stole a base & K’ed … Mack doubled … Baker K’ed
Neil Medchill: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Justin Milo & Chad Gross: both 0 for 3 – Milo K’ed once, Gross twice
Mike Solbach: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2 Balk, 3-2 GB/FB, 2 E (throwing, pickoff)
Griffin Bailey: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(6-3 loss to GCL Tigers in 7 innings) makeup of a July 20th rain out
Eduardo Sosa: 0 for 1, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Jose Toussen, Kelvin DeLeon & Jose Mojica: all 1 for 3 – Toussen doubled, drove in a run, drew a walk, K’ed & committed a throwing error … DeLeon doubled, drove in a run & walked
Francisco Arcia: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Kevin Mahoney: 0 for 4
Mitch Delaney & Isaiah Brown: both 0 for 2 – Delaney drew a walk & K’ed … Brown was hit by a pitch & K’ed twice
Judd Golson: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 K
Mikey O’Brien: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5-5 GB/FB – 22-4 K/BB ratio in 24 IP
Sam Elam: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 5-15 K/BB ratio in 4.2 IP
Game 2 (6-1 win over GCL Tigers in 7 innings)
Eduardo Sosa: 1 for 3, 1 HBP – picked off first
Jose Toussen: 0 for 4, 2 K
Kevin Mahoney, Ramon Flores & Yunior Tabares: all 1 for 4, 1 R – Mahoney hit a solo jack & K’ed … Flores doubled & K’ed … Tabares doubled, drove in a run & K’ed twice
Jose Mojica: 3 for 4, 1 3B, 1 R
Issac Harrow & Judd Golson: both 0 for 2, 1 BB – Harrow scored a run … Golson K’ed twice, and is just 9 for 54 (.167) with 16 K on the year
Buck Afenir: 3 for 3, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI – dayum
Wilton Rodriguez: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6-5 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4-3 GB/FB

Game 102 Spillover Thread
Yanks lose low scoring affair to ChiSox
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ichiro is DIRTY!!

    Funny seeing him with pants too big for him.

  • nick

    so whats montero’s SB% looking like these days

    • RollingWave

      counting today, 32%

      comparing to other recent young catchers in the majors. it’s still underpar, but it’s a lot closer to being playable than what he did in A ball.

  • Mike bk

    DeAngelo Mack has really picked it up lately.

  • Reggie C.

    The worm has turned. Jackson’s BaBip is returning to more sustainable levels, as he’s hit only .200 in the past 10 games.

    Not sure what the Yanks are gonna do with Gardner out the lineup for several weeks, but calling up Jackson while he’s dealing with a BaBIP correction would yield bad results. I don’t think he’d embarrass himself at the plate, but 360 at-bats into the season , Jackson hasn’t shown much capacity to ring up 2Bs or SB prowress.

    • Charlie

      i don’t know if they should bring up Jackson either, but a “babip correction” is an awful reason to not call him up.

    • Mike Pop

      The worm has turned

      The Pandora doesn’t go back in the box, he only comes out.

      • Jack

        Mom! Tom Cruise won’t come out of the closet!

      • GoGo Platter

        The monkey doesn’t go back in the bottle.

  • Mike Pop

    When will Texeira get his call up?

  • Charlie

    nova gave up 6 ER but only 5 runs? thats pretty amazing

  • nick

    found it Montero is 13-30 for 30% caught stealing since being promoted to Trenton…concerning that in 30 games he’s had 7 PB’s tho

  • Jeffrey

    Its double header day! Looks like the whole east coast got hit with rain yesterday.

    Pena, Jackson and Cervelli combined to go 0-14 over both games today, not a good day for the most promising position prospects.

    • http://hardballtimes.com/main/blog dan

      Pena is one of the most promising position prospects? Yeesh.

      • Doug

        about to write the same thing about cervelli

  • http://hardballtimes.com/main/blog dan

    So much for all that talk of Pena getting some time in center field. He’s played 5 games there so far.

    • Adam

      Who would you give the playing time to Ajax or pena?

    • Steve O.

      They’re not going to throw him in the fire everyday at CF, plus he needs some reps in the infield too. Oh, and they have this guy named Austin Jackson patroling CF most nights.

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

    Call me crazy if you must, but shouldn’t Kevin Russo get more love than he does? He seems like the ideal utility guy. Is his defense not good or is there some other knock against him?

    • Drew

      I been yellin for him to get the call for a while. Dude can hit AAA pitchers, time to try the next level. Also, he doesn’t really play SS, only a few games this year.

    • Steve O.

      Nah, he gets as much love as he deserves, maybe a little less, but he’s a utility guy afterall. He has a huge platoon split, over 150 OPS points vs. right handers, so that hurts him. Plus he’s not a threat on the basepaths either and with a low slugging percentage. He’s defense rarely gets high marks, so I’d say he’s atleast average at 2nd and 3rd, and can ‘fake’ short, Cody Ransom style.

      All things considered, he’s a decent option.

  • Drew

    So Shelley didn’t play the second game. Do we think it’s because he’s getting the call or is it a residual of the HBP?

  • Todd

    It seems to me that the Yanks may be hamstrung in trade options by a rash of injuries to the pitching depth. Guys like Kennedy, Kontos, Betances, Heredia, and Garcia (if he counts) could have been trade bait. Maybe not for elite players, but for solid ML types.

  • Nick

    IPK would be starting right now instead of Mitre if he wasn’t hurt…well he would have at least gotten a shot

  • JohnC

    Another nice outing for Romulo Sanchez. He is still considered a releiver but that is 2 good spot starts in a row. Is this guy anything to get excited about? Also, Texiera at Trenton has been great lately. Should try him at Triple A.

  • Mac

    Time to trade A-Jax for a good SP. Yanks can get by with Melky and a Gardneresque CF for 2010.