Jul
18

Montero’s grand slam leads Trenton to a win

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Longtime RABer TurnTwo sent me he photos from last week’s Double-A Eastern League All Star Game. Click here to see the slideshow.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(3-1 win over Gwinnett) completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain
Kevin Russo: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Ramiro Pena & Shelley Duncan: both 0 for 4 – Shelley K’ed
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – seven of his twelve homers have come off righties
Frankie Cervelli & Colin Curtis: both 1 for 3 – Cervelli was caught stealing … Curtis hit a solo jack
Yurendell DeCaster: 0 for 3
Doug Bernier: 0 for 1, 1 R, 2 BB
Josh Towers: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 20 of 35 pitches were strikes (57.1%) … he got tossed in the second for intentionally throwing at a batter, or so the umpire thought
Amaury Sanit: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 8 of 13 pitches were strikes (61.5%) … he would have stayed in longer, but there was a long rain delay
Anthony Claggett: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-5 GB/FB – 26 of 49 pitches were strikes (53.1%)
Mike Dunn: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 15 of 25 pitches were strikes (60%) … AAA debut
Edwar Ramirez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 28 of 43 pitches were strikes (65.1%)

Game 2 (10-2 loss to Gwinnett)
Kevin Russo, Juan Miranda & Colin Curtis: all 0 for 4 – Miranda K’ed thrice
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 4, 1 K – played CF
Austin Jackson & PJ Pilittere: both 0 for 3 – Jackson drew a walk, swiped a bag & K’ed … Pilittere K’ed twice
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – that’s just his third homer of the year
Jason Johnson: 4.2 IP, 12 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 9-4 GB/FB – 52 of 81 pitches were strikes (64.2%) … yikes
Zach Kroenke: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 5-3 GB/FB - 30 of 45 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 8 of 11 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (6-5 win over Portland, walk-off style)
Austin Krum: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB
Reegie Corona, Edwar Gonzalez & Richie Robnett: all 0 fpor 3 -Corona walked twice & scored a run … Edwar walked & K’ed … Robnett walked
Eduardo Nunez: 0 for 5
Noah Hall: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jesus Montero: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 PB – granny
Chris Malec: 2 for 4, 1 R
Kanekoa Texeira: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1-5 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) - just eclipsed last year’s career high IP total
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa‘s game was suspended due to rain. They were tied at four in the ninth inning.  They’ll finish this one up tomorrow, which is when I’ll update the stats.

Low-A Charleston (7-3 loss to Kannapolis)
Jose Pirela: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 2 E (both fielding)
Abe almonte & Addison Maruszak: both 1 for 4, 1 BB – Almonte doubled & drove in a run … Maruszak scored a run & K’ed
Corban Joseph & Neall French: both 0 for 4 – CoJo walked, K’ed & committed a fielding error … French drove in a run, scored another & K’ed twice
Melky Mesa: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Garrison Lassiter: 0 for 1 – left the game after being hit in the head by a line drive in the 4th … no idea how bad the injury is, but I’ll update when I find out
Taylor Grote: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Chase Weems: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Brandon Braboy: 4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 7-3 GB/FB
Dan Kapala: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Charles Nolte: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB – opponents are hitting .312 off him this year
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (2-0 win over State College)
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 4, 2 K
Kyle Higashioka, Kelvin Castro & Luke Murton: all 0 for 3 - Higasioka alllowed a passed ball … Castro stole a base … Murton K’ed
Neil Medchill: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – 15 for his last 33 (.455) with five doubled & five homers
DeAngelo Mack & Emerson Landoni: both 1 for 3 -  Mack was caught stealing & K’ed
Francisco Rondon: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 6-4 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Mike Solbach: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (3-2 loss to GCL Tigers)
Eduardo Sosa: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Toussen: 0 for 5
Kevin Mahoney & Ramon Flores: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Mahoney scored a run & K’ed twice … Flores K’ed & threw a runner out at first from RF
Kelvin DeLeon: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Francisco Arcia & Jeff Farmham: both 1 for 3 – Arcia drew a walk & drove in a run … Farnham doubled
Issac Harrow: 2 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB – picked off second
Damaso Marte: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – threw ten pitches
Mikey O’Brien: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-7 GB/FB
Dan Miller: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB
Shane Greene: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1-1 GB/FB
Julian Arballo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Dorian

    I am blessed in your presence Jesus

    • Jeety

      So there might be something to this Jesus guy after all…

  • 27 this year

    Is Medchill a draft pick from 09 or 08 and what position does he play and what does he project to be?

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

      This year, OF. Lefty half of a platoon.

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

        Heh, he ain’t been hitting like half a platoon

        (yes, yes, I know it’s way way way too early…)

      • Billy

        lefty in a platoon maybe harsh. he is leading his league in homers and doubles and is up there in batting average. he could be a legit prospect if he has a good season next year

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

          Only five walks, and the best competition has yet to arrive because so many high draft picks haven’t signed yet.

          • Rick in Boston

            From Minor League Splits (SSS Warnings Abound):

            vs. Righties: 25/62 with 4 homers, 13 XBH; 17.7% K Rate
            vs. Lefties: 8/31 with 4 homers, 5 XBH; 28.9% K Rate

            So not surprising that he’s doing better against righties than lefties, but it’s not like he’s Eric Hinske.

      • crawdaddie

        Where did you get lefty half of a platoon from? If it’s your opinion then okay, but BA loves his bat and believes he can man a corner outfield position while stating so before and after the draft.

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

    Medchill, DeLeon and Montero are on crack.

    What is it with the Yankees and great players who have an M name?

    Mariano
    Mantle
    Maris
    Martinez

    Thoughts with Lassiter, head injuries are no laughing matter.

    • Salty Buggah

      Unless they are in a cartoon and end up being a walkoff HBP.

    • Esteban

      Tino Martinez was good, but only great for one season with the Yankees. He was more a part of very good teams. From 96-2001, he averaged a 114 OPS+

      • Peter Lacock

        Mantle & Maris and then Murcer & Munson were my favorite players. I hated trading Murcer for Bobby Bonds and when Munson died I walked around like a zombie for a week. I kind of had a special place for Guidry but no favorites since then. It’s all about the team anymore. Allows me to be very objective. Trade Cano and Damon.

      • Marcus

        Yeah really, how can you bring this idea up and mention Martinez over Mattingly? That’s yankee blasphemy.

    • andrew

      hm. considering M is one of the most common letters in the alphabet, im surprised there are only 4

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Think of all the guys with a B:

      Brackman
      Bleich
      Betances
      Banuelos
      JeBus Montero
      Barreda
      Brett Marshall
      J.B. Cox
      CorBan Joseph
      JoBa
      Burnett
      SaBathia
      Brian Bruney
      Ben KaBak
      RoBBie Cano
      Brett Gardner
      RoBertson
      Brett Tomko
      AlBaladejo
      Bill Hughes
      Buck McAllister
      Belly Duncan

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

        IETC

  • Ivan

    Montero is a beast period.

    Over or Under 20 Homeruns for Montero this year?

    I’ll say over, about like 21 or 22.

    • Billy

      that sounds pretty accurate

    • barry

      How about an over under on 25 the kid’s not gonna miss out on 20.

  • Mark

    We all bow down to Jesus again.

  • Jake H

    Jesus is amazing. Great eye for a 19 year old kid.

    • Ivan

      Word. 2BB’s and the GS was on a full count, pretty damn impressive.

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

        +42

        I remember watching Montero in ST in 2008; his televised AB he hit a jack.

        • Ivan

          I think it was his only AB too.

  • Brett Speedner

    Arias trying to pull a Hughes?

  • Ivan

    Remember when Posada when he first came to the bigs, use to split time with Girardi and thus getting playing time and learning from an experience catcher.

    Would there be a slight chance they would do the same with Montero and Posada next season? It wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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

      Not sure about next season but 2011 is a distinct possibility.

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

      Not a bad thought. Jesus is a righty hitter, and Jorge’s been much better hitting lefty. Both could split time at DH as well, depending on the pitching match up.

      http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....e=batting3

  • Reggie C.

    Who’s a better prospect: Brandon Laird or Neil Medchill

    - Laird can hit for power but not much else. Does Medchill profile the same way?

  • Salty Buggah

    So Mike, is this Damaso Marte guy any good?

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

      He could close in the NL Central.

      :)

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope Bob Sheppard returns. I want to hear the voice of God announce Jesus’ and Mo’s in the same game.

    • Chris Rogers

      That is a GREAT idea. I can hear it now, “Now batting for the Yankees…Jesus.”

  • ManBearPig

    You,ve got to be kidding me! I was at the game last night when he got pulled just before first pitch, then he hits a walk off salami tonight! Going back to CA tomorrow, maybe I’ll catch him in Scranton next year

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

      wasn’t a walk off slam

      • Salty Buggah

        Now that would be freakin awesome. He’d already be halfway to becoming a Yankee legend while not even being the majors yet.

        Not that tonight’s wasn’t awesome in addition to the 2 BBs and no K’s.

  • Jeffrey

    When do the Yankees call up Zach Kroenke as a reliever? He would certainly be an improvement over Tomko. Kroenke isn’t a strikeout pitcher like I prefer, but everything else looks good. His ERA around 1 is pretty amazing. Looks like the Yankees got lucky when the Mariners returned him from the Rule 5.

    • Peter Lacock

      Mariners had Reegie. Kroenke was with Florida I believe.

  • http://www.pinstripealley.com/ Travis G.

    Mike, Trenton’s win was not a walkoff. Valdez closed out the game in the top of the 9th.

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  • Riddering

    News of a Jesus grand slam is the best thing to wake up to.

  • Doug

    Just how bad of a hitter’s park is Trenton?

    Montero’s splits:
    Home: .242/.296/.379
    Away: .367/.456/.653

    • KNN

      Trenton is a notoriously pitcher-friendly parks, but when he is in Scranton next year those splits will be a lot closer. IMO

  • Billy

    ramiro pena has done a real nice job in center for scranton, according to chad jennings. it looks like the experiment is working so far. if he is anything close to what he is at short, we could have the best defensive player in baseball on our hands