Charleston comes out on top in slugfest

Game 124 Spillover Thread
Game 124 Spillover Thread II

Mike Ashmore says Grant Duff is likely to pitch in the Arizona Fall League. So that’s four definites (Colin Curtis, Ian Kennedy, Brandon Laird, Austin Romine) and three maybes (Duff, Mike Dunn, Zach Kroenke). Double-A Trenton pitching coach Tommy Phelps will definitely coach out there.

Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Buffalo)
Kevin Russo & Yurendell DeCaster: both 3 for 4 – Russo doubled & scored a run
Ramiro Pena, Shelley Duncan & Reegie Corona: all 0 for 3, 1 K – Shelley drew a walk
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 0 for 4, 1 K
John Rodriguez: 0 for 2, 1 K, 1 HBP
Chris Stewart: 1 for 3, 1 R
Jason Hirsh: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3-10 GB/FB – 65 of 89 pitches were strikes (73%) … 19 baserunners & 4 ER allowed in 21 IP with SWB
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 3-3 GB/FB – 17 of 30 pitches were strikes (56.7%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – 10 of 12 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton
Game 1 (5-4 win over New Hampshire in 7 innings, walk-off style) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Austin Krum, Noah Hall & Edwar Gonzalez: all 1 for 3 – Krum drove in the winning run with a walk-off double, walked & K’ed … Hall homered, drove in two & scored twice … Edwar K’ed
Matt Cusick & Eduardo Nunez: both 1 for 2, 1 R – Cusick doubled … Nunez walked
Chris Malec: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
James Cooper, Kyle Anson & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 2 – Anson & Snyder each K’ed once … Anson also walked
Lance Pendleton: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 2-4 GB/FB – 24 K in 25.1 IP with AA
Kanekoa Texeira: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5-0 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – the walk was intentional
Game 2 (7-2 loss to New Hampshire)
Austin Krum, Matt Cusick, Noah Hall & Chris Malec: all 1 for 3 – Krum K’ed … Cusick scored a run & K’ed … Malec drove in two runs
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Edwar Gonzalez: 0 for 2, 1 HBP
PJ Pilittere & James Cooper: both 0 for 3 – PJ allowed a passed ball
Marco Vechionacci: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Jeremy Bleich: 3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 5-2 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2-6 GB/FB – AA batters are hitting just ~.190 off him
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa
Game 1 (3-1 win over Lakeland in 7 innings) makeup of Friday’s rain out
Dan Brewer, Brandon Laird, Seth Fortenberry & Jack Rye: all 0 for 3 – Brewer was hit by a pitch & K’ed twice … Laird scored a run … Fortenberry K’ed
David Adams: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Austin Romine & Damon Sublett: both 1 for 3 – Romine drove in a run … Sublett doubled, scored a run & K’ed
Kevin Smith & Luis Nunez: both 2 for 3, 1 RBI – Smith doubled & drove in a run … Nunez drove in a run & got caught stealing
DJ Mitchell: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 10-1 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – 3 ER allowed in his last 24.2 IP (1.09 ERA)
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Jon Hovis: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB – I have no idea why he left the game, seems odd ot lift him like that
Brad Rulon: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Game 2 (10-3 win over Lakelnd in 7 innings)
Jck Rye & Luis Nunez: both 0 for 3 – Rye walked twice & scored twice … Nunez scored  run & K’ed
David Adams: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Austin Romine, Brandon Laird & Seth Fortenberry: all 1 for 3, 1 BB – Romine scored a run & K’ed … Laird scored a run
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI – big day
Kevin Smith: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Gil: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jairo Heredia: 5 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 7-4 GB/FB – 1.75 ERA on the year
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP – hey, at least no one made contact
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (14-13 win over Augusta)
Jose Pirela: 3 for 6, 3 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI
Abe Almonte: 4 for 6, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI
Corban Joseph: 4 for 5, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – had been 4 for his last 23 coming into this game (.174)
Melky Mesa: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 2 K
Tylor Grote & Ray Kruml: both 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB – Grote scored two runs & K’ed twice … Kruml scored three runs
Addison Maruszak: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Garrison Lassiter: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K – 6 for his last 38 (.158)
Jeff Farnham: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Cory Arbiso: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – ERA went from 3.75 to 4.56 just like that
Gabriel Tatis: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-6 GB/FB
Manny Banuelos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 9 K in 6 IP over his last three outings
Jeff Williams: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Edwin Walker: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island
Game 1
(1-0 loss to Hudson Valley in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Neil Medchill: 1 for 3, 2 K
Carmen Angelini & Justin Milo: both 1 for 2 – Angelini got picked off first … Milo K’ed
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 16, 2 K – Kelvin Castro got hit by a pitch, but was picked off first
Adam Warren: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 6-2 GB/FB – raises his ERA to 1.13
Griffin Bailey: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Game 2 (8-2 win over Hudson Valley in 7 innings)
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte: 0 for 4, 1 K
DeAngelo Mack, Luke Murton & Neil Medchill: all 2 for 3, 1 R – Mack & Murton each walked once … Medchill drove in two
Kelvin Castro: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Hector Rabago: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP – picked a runner off second with a snap throw
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Emerson Landoni: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 1 CS
Matt Richardson: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-3 GB/FB – little too batshy with SI … walking way more guys than he did in the GCL
Gavin Brooks: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB – hasn’t allowed a run since July 25th, nine appearances ago
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K

The Rookie GCL Yanks enjoyed their regularly sceduled Sunday off day.

Game 124 Spillover Thread
Game 124 Spillover Thread II
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I expect we see Heathcott for the rest of the week, GCL has a full week of games starting tomorrow, so I think that was the plan for him for the rest of the season.

  • cult of basebaal

    Duff Man, Oh Yeah!!!

  • cult of basebaal

    Oh yeah, and that’s Bleich … pronounced ‘Bleeech’.

  • Chris

    Venditte got to bat today too… 0 for 1 with a K. I wonder if he’s a switch hitter.

    • Steve H

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • V

    The Bleich pick still has me scratching my head.

    • Billy

      who should the yanks have taken instead?

      • Stryker

        tanner scheppers, anthony gose, tyler sample, tim melville, ryan westmoreland..

        • Billy

          i wasnt aware those guys were available. wow.

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

          Hindsight’s fun, isn’t it?

          FWIW, I didn’t agree with the pick, but it’s hardly been a disaster.

          • DreDog

            It is possible that the Yankees wanted to save some money on that pick to offer Cole an insane amount of money.

            • Adam

              failed

              • DreDog

                Just trying to rationalize why the Yankees would pick a guy that would sign for LESS than slot money with the 44th pick. Seriously, less than slot money for Bleich. It doesn’t make sense.

                • A.D.

                  Partly he signed for less was issues around his elbow.

    • Stryker

      it was a reach, that’s for sure. definitely not a supplemental first round pick at all. kinda makes me scratch my head as well – ESPECIALLY considering a guy like adam warren (who has far superior stuff all around) didn’t get drafted until the end of the 4th.

      • Stryker

        *end of the 4th in 2009.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m not thrilled, since he’s been hittable, both in A+ and AA. He’s also walking a few too many guys.

      However, the K-rate isn’t so bad, and he’s getting an ok amount of groundballs (49%).

      If he’s this bad in AA next year, I’ll be annoyed, but as for now, I’m not too upset.

      • Jeffrey

        Bleich is the wildest starter on the team between BB, HBP and WP. He’s also allowing the most BB/9 which I agree needs to be lowered. I’d also like to see less than a hit per inning. At least he doesn’t have a balk.

  • Stryker

    anyone know who’s starting tomorrow for the thunder? i’m going to the game and would LOOOOVE it if i got to see mcallister.

    • Jeffrey

      His numbers are great. 2.13 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, fewest HR allowed per IP, less than a hit per IP. Best control on the team. I have to assume he starts 2010 at AAA. Any reason they didn’t move him there this year with his success?

      Is McAllister a possibility to play in the AFL?

  • A.D.

    Hirsh, spot start potential in Sept if added to the 40 man?

  • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S0CViLms5ys/Sd54tE5sVMI/AAAAAAAAAho/0fxSZIso2OM/s400/Swisha+House.jpg Kevin G.

    the walk was intentional
    Wait, when did Jim Rice sign a minor league deal with the Jays?

  • Todd

    Mike.

    E. Nunez is 22 yo ss in AA, hitting .311, 18 SBs, and 8 HRs. Bleich is 22, questionable stuff, 70 hits and 30 walks in 57 innings, and has a 6.47 ERA in AA.

    How in the world does Bleich make the prospect list and Nunez doesn’t even get a mention? Not really a big deal, but I’m just sayin’.

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

      I’m not a fan at all. No power, questionable defense. Only above avg tool is his arm, which is top notch.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      He also has never seen a pitch he didn’t like. While a .311 AVG looks nice, walking only 17 times 437 ABs is pretty ugly.

  • AndrewYF

    Apparently Grant Duff is one of the hardest throwers in the system. Do you know anything more about him, Mike?

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

      Been around forever. Always through hard, had some arm injuries and lost the velo, but it’s coming back apparently.

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

    no Jesus in Arizona?

    • Jeffrey

      Before long they will come to know Jesus everywhere.

    • pete

      eh what can you do. freedom of religion

    • MattySolo

      Jesus will spend 40 days and 40 nights in the desert.

  • Jeffrey

    Top starting pitching prospects A-ball and higher based on performance in 2009. (Numbers don’t include any results from Sunday’s games.)

    AAA:
    Doesn’t have much except Nova, but he hasn’t adjusted to AAA completely. In need of comebacks by Kennedy and hopefully Kontos in 2010.

    AA:
    Zach McAllister 2.13 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 7.75 K/9, 2.38 BB/9.
    Wilkin De La Rosa 3.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 8.43 K/9, too many BB and HR.

    High A:
    Lance Pendleton 2.58 ERA, 1.26 WHIP 7.48 K/9, 2.67 BB/9, 1 HR in 104.2 IP.
    D.J. Mitchell 3.00 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 7.4 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 1 HR in 90 IP.

    Low A:
    David Phelps 2.80 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 7.19 K/9 2 BB/9.
    Manny Banuelos 2.88 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 8.19 K/9, 2.43 BB/9.

  • pete

    2010 rotation through no. 8?

  • bottom line

    “I’m not a fan at all. No power, questionable defense”

    How is it that a 22 yer.old kid with no power manages to hit 8 HRs in AA? Actually, that is a very impressive total, especially for a middle infielder. Nunez is in fact very promising as a SS with pop. Don’t know enough to evaluate his defense, though. Certainly should have been in Top 30– but hey, there’s always room for argument in these matters.

  • yankeewanabe

    nunez looks just as good as pena in sp