DeLaRosa dominates again, but Trenton falls in extras

Game 111 Spillover Thread IV
A-Rod, Damon, Teixeira power Yanks' sweep

Ivan Nova hit the disabled list, but it appears to be nothing more than a paper move and he’s expected to make his next scheduled start on Thursday.

Triple-A Scranton (6-1 win over Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 CS
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Austin Jackson: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K – 5 for his last 10
The Duncans & John Rodriguez: all 1 for 4 – Shelley drew a walk & drove in  a run … J-Rod doubled, drew a walk & drove in a run … Eric hit a solo jack
Juan Miranda: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 0 for 5 – threw a runner out at the plate from CF
Bryan Peterson: 1 for 1, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 BB – stop gap catcher until Frankie Cervelli‘s healthy
Jason Hirsh: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 5-10 GB/FB – 51 of 76 pitches were strikes (67.1%)
Damaso Marte: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 12 of 21 pitches were strikes (57.1%)
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 2-1 GB/FB – 11 of 18 pitches were strikes (61.1%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB – 12 of 15 pitches were strikes (80%)

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to Harrisburg in 11 innings)
Eduardo Nunez & PJ Pilittere: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Nunez K’ed
Matt Cusick: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Chris Malec & Richie Robnett: both 2 for 5 – Malec doubled & K’ed … Robnett did the same thing, but twice each
James Cooper & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 4 – Cooper doubled, drew a walk, scored a base & K’ed … Vech K’ed twice
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 6-7 GB/FB – 10 baserunners & 13 K in his last 15 IP
Josh Schmidt: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-3 win over Clearwater)
Jack Rye & Seth Fortenberry: all 0 for 3 – Rye K’ed three times … Fortenberry drew a walk, K’ed & got picked off first
David Adams: 1 for 4, 1 R
Brandon Laird: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI – just 28 XBH this year after 55 last year
Damon Sublett: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Luis Nunez & Jose Gil: both 0 for 4 – Gil K’ed
Kevin Smith: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Walt Ibarra: 1 for 3, 1 R
David Phelps: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 7-6 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – picked a runner off first … 22-4 K/BB ratio in 25.1 IP with Tampa
Noel Castillo: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 1 WP, 1-0 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2-2 GB/FB
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day.

Short Season Staten Island had their game suspended due to rain in the 11th inning. I’ll update the stats whenever they make this game up, which won’t be for another few weeks when they play Oneonta again. Here’s the box score anyway.

Rookie GCL Yanks were off on Sunday, as usual.

Game 111 Spillover Thread IV
A-Rod, Damon, Teixeira power Yanks' sweep
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I’m loving Phelps.

    • Jersey

      +1

    • Drew

      Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.

  • A.D.

    nice to see Hirsch pitch well in his first 2 outings.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I hope AJax is out of his recent slump.

  • dkidd

    hope it’s not wdlr for gaudin

  • David A

    Glad Wilkins is pitching great. Some reason I really like him.

  • Mikebk

    NoMaas on Slade:
    “After receiving the first article Saturday morning I got in contact with Slade and he told me that Coach Mainieri had wanted a commitment for all of his signees by August 3rd, and considering the draft deadline isn’t until the 17th, it just wasn’t possible for him to give Mainieri a firm decision two weeks before then. I asked him what he would do if he didn’t sign, and he said that he has a JUCO lined up, but he’d also consider walking on at LSU his freshman year.”

    so lets not assume that because LSU pulled his scholarship its done and sealed, but i still expect him signed.

    • A.D.

      Some of his leverage has been taken away at least

      • Mikebk

        some of the prestige, but not leverage he can go JUCO and play day 1 and transfer for next year.

        • A.D.

          Yeah but full ride to LSU >>>>> full ride to JUNCO. Therefore his alternative to singing with the Yanks isn’t as good as it was before.

          • Mikebk

            that is different then losing leverage.

            • DreDog

              Can’t he go to Juco and enter the draft again next year, and the year after that (if he stays in JUCO)?

              • Mike bk

                i believe that is absolutely true which is why i say he hasnt lost any leverage not to mention he still has the fact that the yanks have no compensation if he isnt signed.

            • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              No, it’s not. If one party’s alternative to negotiating an agreement is made less attractive during the course of negotiations and the other party knows about it, then that first party has lost leverage in that negotiation. Yes, Slade still has an alternative, but the Yankees know it’s not as attractive an alternative as he had before the scholarship disappeared, so he has lost leverage in his negotiations with the Yankees.

              • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                “… so he has lost leverage in his negotiations with the Yankees., assuming those negotiations are still ongoing.”

  • Mikebk

    do they start to limit the innings for phelps and dj mitchell as phelps is at 138 on pace for 160 or so 122 on pace for 150?

  • Drew

    Man I really think Russo can have a future here if he is given the chance..
    I do realize that Cashmoney>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Me but I hope that he isn’t just a throw in in some small time deal before we see him in the real pinstripes.

    • Jeffrey

      Russo looks good except he doesn’t have much power, slugging only .369 without a single home run. Can he develop more power? If not he could only hit lead-off. Can he play the outfield at all? The way Cano is playing this year I wouldn’t even dream of moving him. He might even have a chance at a gold glove. A-Rod-Jeter-Cano-Teixeria are a pretty good infield so where would Russo go? I’ve never heard much about Russo, how promising a prospect is he?

      • Drew

        He’s viewed as a Utility guy on the major league level. He doesn’t play the OF or SS much. One thing he does do is hit(in AAA). I’d love to see him on our bench this or next year. At least give him a shot before we send him away.

      • RollingWave

        a pretty good infield is a minor understatement. the left side you have 2 inner circle HOF, the right side you have a 1B who have a realistic shot at 500 dinger and a 2B with a realistic shot at 3000 hits.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    They are college guys so probably can let them go a little longer.