Adams’ slam guides Tampa to win


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


  1. Salty Buggah says:

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

  2. Dirt says:


    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?

  3. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Sam Elam must suffers from Brackman Syndrome

  4. 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.

  5. pat says:

    Pontius Pendleton.

  6. 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.

  7. Accent Shallow says:

    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.

  8. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  9. Salty Buggah says:

    ManBan is good at baseball

  10. Jake H says:

    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 says:

      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.

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

  12. Salty Buggah says:

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

  13. Dela G says:

    slade not playin today?

  14. Gorman's Ear Guards says:

    Mike who is the better prospect, Mack or Medchill?

    • Bill says:

      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.

  15. Salty Buggah says:

    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

  16. Jeffrey says:

    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 says:

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

      • Slugger27 says:

        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 says:

          you didn’t like the .277 BA?

          • K.B.D. says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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.

  17. DreDog says:

    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!!!

  18. leokitty says:

    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.

  19. Philipp says:

    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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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.

  20. viridiana says:

    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 says:

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

      • Andy says:

        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…

  21. Doug says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  22. Free Mike Vick says:

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

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