Aug
27

Adams’ slam guides Tampa to win

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Old buddy Dan McCutchen was named to the Team USA World Cup roster. JB Cox was part of the last World Cup team in 2007, when they won the gold medal by defeating Cuba in Taiwan. If my memory serves me correctly, Kurt Suzuki and Brandon Wood hit big homers in the finals. Kurt Klutch definitely did something big, I remember that much. I’m an idiot, nevermind.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Syracuse)
Kevin Russo: 2 for 4, 1 K, 1 CS
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 4, 1 K – 1 for his last 19 (.053)
Austin Jackson, Shelley Duncan & Juan Miranda: all 1 for 3 - Shelley scored a run … Miranda homered, drove in two, K’ed & committed a throwing error
Colin Curtis & Reegie Corona: both 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K - Corona committed a throwing error
Francisco Cervelli & John Rodriguez: both 0 for 3 – J-Rod K’ed twice
Romulo Sanchez: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 2 WP, 10-2 GB/FB - 55 of 96 pitches were strikes (57.3%) … just a brilliant effort from a guy who was nothing more than the fourth or fifth option out of the pen earlier in the season
Zach Kroenke: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 5 of 6 pitches were strikes
Jon Albaladejo: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB – 13 of 19 pitches were strikes (81.3%)

Double-A Trenton (9-4 loss to Altoona)
Austin Krum, Edwar Gonzalez & James Cooper: all 0 for 4 – Krum was hit by a pitch, scored a run & K’ed four friggin’ times … Edwar K’ed twice … Coop threw a runner out at second from LF
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
Chris Malec: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB – 9th homer of the year ties his carer high, which came back in 2007
Noah Hall & PJ Pilittere: both 1 for 4 – Hall K’ed
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Snyder: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Lance Pendleton: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-8 GB/FB
Eric Wordekemper: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0-2 GB/FB – he allowed more runs in this game than he did in the entire 2007 season
Jose Valdez: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa
Game 1 (6-3 win over Dunedin in 7 innings)
Dan Brewer, Austin Romine & Damon Sublett: all 0 for 3 – Brewer walked, scored a run & K’ed twice … Romine K’ed  & allowed a passed ball … Sublett K’ed twice
David Adams: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K – grand salami gives him 72 RBI on the season, trailing only Shelley & Miranda for the farm system lead
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Kevin Smith & Walt Ibarra: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Smith K’ed twice … Ibarra drove in two
Luis Nunez: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 BB
David Phelps: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 5-4 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-4 GB/FB
Game 2 (4-1 loss to Dunedin in 7 innings)
Emerson Landoni: 2 for 3, 1 CS - just up from Staten Island
Jack Rye, Seth Fortenberry & Jose Gil: all 0 for 3 – Rye & Gil each K’ed once, Fortenberry twice
Dan Brewer, Kevin Smith & Brandon Laird: all 1 for 3 – Laird hit a solo jack
Luis Nunez & Walt Ibarra: both 0 for 2 – Nunez drew a walk
Ryan Zink: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 6-6 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston‘s game is taking way too long to finish, and I’m not in the mood to wait around. Here’s the box score, but trust me, you’re not missing much. Just Manny Banuelos striking out the side.

Short Season Staten Island (10-6 win over Tri-City)
Jimmy Paredes & Neil Medchill: both 2 for 3, 2 RBI – Paredes doubled, stole a base & scored twice … Medchill hit his league leading 14th homer & K’ed
Justin Milo: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, , 1 SB
Zoilo Almonte & Kyle Higashioka: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Almonte swiped a bag & threw a runner out at third from CF … Higashioka scored a run & K’ed twice
DeAngelo Mack: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 HBP – stuck in Medchill’s shadow, but he’s having himself a helluva pro debut
Mike Lyon: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB
Kelvin Castro: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Matt Richardson: 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4-5 GB/FB - Robert Pimpsner says he threw 47 of 75 pitches for strikes (62.7%)
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-0 GB/FB – 12 of 18 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Paul Patterson: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1-2 GB/FB - 31 of 40 pitches were strikes (77.5%)
Mike Solbach: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 9 of 14 pitches were strikes (64.3%)
Dan Miller: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 11 of 18 pitches were strikes (61.1%)

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-3 loss to GCL Blue Jays in 11 innings, walk-off style)
Eduardo Sosa: 0 for 3, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Jose Toussen & Ramon Flores: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Toussen doubled & K’ed … Flores K’ed twice & committed a throwing error
JR Murphy, Kelvin DeLeon & Kevin Mahoney: all 1 for 5, 2 K – DeLeon scored a run … Mahoney hit a solo jack & committed a fielding error
Jose Mojica: 3 for 5
Yunior Tabares: 2 for 5
Jhorge Liccien: 0 for 5, 1 K – now 2 for his last 47 (.043)
Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 5-4 GB/FB – 19-yrs old with a 53-16 K/BB ratio in 61 IP … there just might be something here
Shane Greene: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Dickie Marquez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Julian Arballo: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HB, 1-3 GB/FB
Sam Elam: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3 WP, 1-0 GB/FB – gave up a single with one out in the 11th, then the runner went to second on a wild pitch, then third on a wild pitch, then finally came on another wild pitch

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Salty Buggah

    Fat Sanchezes are on a roll!!! (while eating a couple)

  • Dirt

    First!

    Just kidding, Romulo is dirty! Any word on how hard he was throwing? I know he touches 99 in shorter outings.

    Could he be turning into a real prospect or is he still just a relief prospect?

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m curious as well, although his stats to date don’t suggest anything like this.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Sam Elam must suffers from Brackman Syndrome

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

    Damnit, which one of you guys is going to make a “Fat Sanchezes” shirt? I want a “Fat Sanchezes” t-shirt to wear to a Yankee game.

  • pat

    Pontius Pendleton.

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

    DeAngelo Mack: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 HBP – stuck in Medchill’s shadow, but he’s having himself a helluva pro debut

    Does Neil Medchill have TEH AWESOME YouTube video? I think not.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      GOOD NIGHT NURSE!

  • Accent Shallow

    I really wish they’d been able to grab another lefty in the draft.

    Hopefully they can work with Elam on command/control in Ex. ST next year, because that’s just brutal.

    • whozat

      Didn’t they draft a whole bunch? Did they not wind up signing most of them?

      • Salty Buggah

        Lyons and Meade being a couple I think

      • Accent Shallow

        Here’s the Baseball America list of picks, as well as who signed:

        http://www.baseballamerica.com.....?team=1028

        As you can see, the lefties signed were Elam, Brooks, Hall, and DeLuca.

        • whozat

          so they signed four? That’s seems like plenty.

          • Salty Buggah

            yea but Lyons and Meade would be nice too but thats maybe being greesy

            • Salty Buggah

              *greedy

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I do not like the strike zone, damn!
    I do not like it, Sam Elam.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      ^ This folks, is epic!

      • JMK

        Short, but a work of genius, no doubt.

    • Slugger27

      i hate myself for laughing at this

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        I don’t throw strikes, here or there.
        I do not throw them, anywhere.

        • Dela G

          [/nick green'd

    • JohnC

      AHH! But do you like green eggs and ham?

  • Salty Buggah

    ManBan is good at baseball

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Mike do you know anything about Jose Ramirez? I’ve looked for scouting reports and I can’t seem to find anything on this guy.

    • Bill

      Low 90′s fastball that tops out at around 94. Good changeup, solid curveball. He’s also shown excellent control this year which has allowed him to have such success. At age 19 with his stuff and command he should continue to have success as he moves up the system. His stock in our system is definitely on the rise. He’ll be one of many guys vying for a spot in the opening day rotation for Charleston.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I swear, Dickie Marquez is a name a video game would make up.

    • whozat

      Wasn’t there a whole thread on this here the other day?

      There’s the Rays reliever “Balfour”. That’s my fav among active players.

      • Jack

        Being a Packers fan, I always loved having a Kicker named Longwell and a punter named Bidwell.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      Tri-City has a pitcher named Max Fearnow, unfortunately there isn’t much to actually fear.

      • JMK

        Not bad. I remember a basketball player at Nebraska with the name of “Cookie Belcher”. He ended up suffering from Gi problems playing in Italy.

        • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com Jon G

          Laughing at this one above!

          Heading to Outside Lands in SF tomorrow…

  • Salty Buggah

    Is it safe to call Vech a bust? (I know he wasn’t supposed to be all that special anyway)

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

      Is there even a point in calling him a bust anymore? It’s so late in the game for Vech, it seems like overkill at this point.

      • Salty Buggah

        true

      • baseballNation

        tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside is overkill! D ammit, this fucking house is a prison- Will Ferrell.

  • Dela G

    slade not playin today?

    • Salty Buggah

      He’s a bust so got cut already…

      He’s probably getting a rest or maybe they wanted Sosa t get another turn there

      • Dela G

        DFA HEATHCOTT!!

      • Reggie C.

        Rest?!? Since when do 18 years olds need rest?!ll! I question his character if he needs rest … shit … its more like downtime to buy rims on teh Escalade!l

        • Salty Buggah

          He’s probably busy baggin chicks after signing his fresh new contract.

  • Gorman’s Ear Guards

    Mike who is the better prospect, Mack or Medchill?

    • Bill

      I’d say its probably a little too early to tell, but for the time being probably Medchill. He’s played better and is a little younger. Also the power that Medchill has shown gives him a pretty good advantage at this stage. Both are fairly similar prospects though so it will really depend on how they respond as they move up the system. Given their age both will have opportunities to move quickly if they continue to perform.

  • Salty Buggah

    I was going to type that until I realized he can’t be DFA’d as he’s in the minors and not on the 40-man

    • Salty Buggah

      thats supposed to be a reply to Dela

      • Dela G

        its ok, they’ll do what jack says below me :P

    • Jack

      They’ll add him to the 40 just so they can DFA him. That’s how much of a bust he is.

  • Jeffrey

    I don’t think Pena can hit in AAA, but for some reason can hit somewhat in the majors. Maybe he’s allergic to Scranton.

    • Salty Buggah

      “but for some reason can hit somewhat in the majors”… in a SSS

      • Slugger27

        i dont know what ramiro pena u guys were watching, but i dont remember him looking very good at the plate at all while on the yanks

        • Dela G

          you didn’t like the .277 BA?

          • K.B.D.

            I didn’t like the display of absolutely zero power and an extreme lack of discipline.

            BTW, just noticed this:

            Ramiro Pena Career OPS (including minors): .664
            Ramiro Pena 2009 MLB OPS: .664

            That was as of before the game today. I’d say we saw a pretty accurate representation of Pena’s offensive capabilities.

            • Jeffrey

              At least he’s a better hitter than Jose Molina, but that doesn’t say much. Pena is young, I’m hopeful that maybe there’s room for improvement. I still find it impressive he went from AA to MLB and hit .277.

              • Doug

                impressive yes, but again 94 ABs is a small sample size.

                because of a lack of bat, most feel he’s nothing more than a backup or super utility guy.

  • DreDog

    It’s been like two games and JR Murphy’s AVG. dropped like 100 points. How come all the Red Sox draft picks are already in Pawtucket batting over .900 OPS!!!

    • http://sixtyfeetsixinches.wordpress.com Aaron S.

      Ortiz shared.

      Too soon?

      • DreDog

        Never too soon or too late to bash a member of that team.

      • JMK

        Did he share with Ted Kennedy?

        Too late?

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    I looove DeAngelo Mack, and I know Medchill is on and off killing the NYPL but Mack is probably a better prospect. I’m pretty sure Mack could play a decent/good CF.

    And just to note, Justin Milo has excellent plate discipline so far.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      Oh and Marte actually had two wild pitches, scoring two of those runners he inherited from Richardson (who looked okay but got tired fast).

    • JMK

      For what it’s worth, Milo is also a really nice guy. I went to college in Burlington, VT and used to see him around.

      • yankeewanabe

        ive heard if milo is drasfted by the nhl he’s gone to play hokey

  • http://www.mister-baseball.com/ Philipp

    Actually, Cox, Suzuki and Wood were not on the team at the World Cup in 2007. Jeff Karstens was, plus MVP Jayson Nix, Evan Longoria, Andy LaRoche and Colby Rasmus. http://web.usabaseball.com/eve.....event_usab

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

      Thanks, I’m an idiot. JB couldn’t have played on the last WC team in 2007 because he was out with TJ. He was on the Olympics trial roster a few years ago, that’s what it was.

  • viridiana

    Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI

    I believe that’s 23 doubles, 8 HRs, .317 BA, 22 y.o. in AA.

    • Todd

      Shhhhhh. He sucks. We don’t speak about him around these parts. His OBP sucks and he has no plus tools. :)

      • Andy

        Well, he’s no Bradley Suttle, but Eduardo now has the same BA in AA – .317 – as Montero. I’m not trying to say the two are equal, or even in the same league (or ziop code), but it is worth noting that the dude is raking, at age 22, in AA, and, oh by the way, he plays SS (albiet not that well according to his error total). .317/.342/.425, with 8 HRs, 23 2B and 19 SB in 454 ABs at SS is damn good, no matter how you break it down.

        I think he musta banged Mike’s girlfriend, he can’t even get an italics comment in the DOTF, much less an inkling of love in the top 20 Yankee prospects…

  • Doug

    anyone paying attention to what miranda is doing recently? over his last 22 games, batting .405 with 4 HRs and 8 2Bs. may end up hitting .300 for the year.

    think it’s unfortunate we don’t have room for him in the bronx.

    • Bill

      there could potentially be room for him next year with Matsui likely gone. He won’t start, but I could see him getting some time at DH or to give Teixeira a rest at 1B. Particularly against right handed pitching as he has a .917 OPS against righties this year.

      • Doug

        yeah, i think he would be able to hold his own against righties.

        problem is though, think i read somewhere that he’s a minor league free agent after this year.

  • Free Mike Vick

    Cervelli doesn’t need minor league ABs…he’s too good for those…proved it in trenton.