Murphy makes his debut as Horne dominates

Yanks, Pads complete Gaudin trade
Making the most out of a trip to Boston

Two Yanks’ minor leaguers were suspended after testing positive for banned substances. I’ve never heard of either kid.

Mike Ashmore says Ian Kennedy is going to join Colin Curtis in the Arizona Fall League. So I guess he is eligible after all.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1 (4-3 win over Lehigh Valley in 7 innings, walk-off style) makeup of yesterday’s game, which was flooded out … this game was actually played in Lehigh because SWB’s park is still flooded, so Lehigh lost via a walk-off on their own turf … that must be tough
Kevin Russo & Austin Jackson: both 2 for 4 – Russo tripled & scored twice … Jackson drove in the winning run with a walk-off single, swiped a bag, scored a run & K’ed
Colin Curtis & Juan Miranda: both 1 for 3 – Curtis doubled, scored a run & walked … Miranda K’ed
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI
Yurendell DeCaster: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K
John Rodriguez & Reegie Corona: both 0 for 3 – Corona K’ed
Chris Stewart: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Ivan Nova: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 6-5 GB/FB – 52 of 76 pitches were strikes (68.4%) … nice outing after he’d been struggling
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 6 of 11 pitches were strikes (54.5%) … he actually blew the save in the top of the 7th, but walked away with a win

The box score for Game 2 is taking for-freakin-ever to update, and I don’t really feel like waiting around. There’s really not much to see; Igawa got rocked, Melancon did too. That’s about it.

Double-A Trenton (2-0 loss to Erie)
Austin Krum & Edwar Gonzalez: both 0 for 4 – Krum K’ed twice & threw a runner out at home from CF
Matt Cusick: 1 for 4
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 3, 1 BB
Chris Malec, Francisco Santana, Marcos Vechionacci, RJ Baker & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 3 – Malec, Santana & Snyder each K’ed once, Vech & Baker twice
Ryan Pope: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 6-4 GB/FB – 23-4 K/BB ratio in his last 19 IP
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – the walk was intentional
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Lakeland, walk-off style)
Dan Brewer, Damon Sublett, Kevin Smith & Luis Nunez: all 2 for 4 – Brewer walked, stole a base, scored a run & K’ed … Sublett was hit by a pitch, drove in a run, swiped a bag, scored twice & K’ed … Smith walked * K’ed twice … Nunez drew a walk, drove in two, K’ed & committed a fielding error
David Adams, Austin Romine & Walt Ibarra: all 0 for 4 – Adams walked, scored a run & K’ed twice … Romine walked … Ibarra K’ed
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 1 HBP
Jack Rye: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – bases loaded walk-off walk
Jason Stephens: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 11-4 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-2 GB/FB – first run allowed since July 26th
Jon Hovis: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston‘s game was suspended due to rain at the end of the fourth inning. They’re going to finish this one up tomorrow, so I’ll update the stats then. Here’s the box score anyway. It’s worth noting that they faced this year’s 7th overall pick, who was mading his pro debut.

Short Season Staten Island (7-2 loss to Tri-City)
Jimmy Paredes & Hector Rabago: both 1 for 4 – Paredes drew a walk … Rabago committed a fielding error
Zoilo Almonte: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Neil Medchill: 0 for 5, 3 K – 1 for his last 16 (.063)
Luke Murton & Kyle Higashioka: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Murton scored a run … Higashioka drove in a run & committed a throwing error
DeAngelo Mack: 0 for 3, 1 BB – threw a runner out at third from RF
Kelvin Castro: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 4, 1 K, 2 E (fielding)
Kelvin Perez: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2-6 GB/FB – Robert Pimpsner says he threw 80 pitches, 49 for strikes (61.3%)
Ronny Marte: 3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6-0 GB/FB – 29 of 46 pitches were strikes (63%)
Paul Patterson: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 1-4 GB/FB- 19 of 36 pitches were strikes (52.8%)

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-0 win over GCL Pirates)
Eduardo Sosa, Jose Toussen, Ramon Flores & Mitch Delaney: all 1 for 4 – Sosa doubled & scored a run … Toussen stole a bag & scored a run … Flores scored a run … Delaney doubled
JR Murphy: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – he DH’ed … fine debut for the kid with $1.25M burning a hole in his pocket
Kelvin DeLeon, Jose Mojica & Jhorge Liccien: all 0 for 4 – DeLeon K’ed & committed a fielding error … Liccien K’ed
Issac Harrow: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Danny Gil: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Alan Horne: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 5-8 GB/FB – I’d call that an encouraging outing

Yanks, Pads complete Gaudin trade
Making the most out of a trip to Boston
  • Accent Shallow

    One aspect of Jackson’s game that never gets mentioned is his baserunning — he’s stolen 21 (or 22, unsure if b-ref has updated to include tonight) bases this year, and only been caught 4 times.

    • zs190

      It’s nice to see although I would imagine it’s mostly because of his raw speed and the fact that it’s easier to steal bases in the minors.

      • barry

        Alot of minor league catchers are actually quite good defensively.

  • Brandon

    Haha. Those banned substances did not work for those 2 DSL kids. Not at all.

    • DreDog

      “This is an outrage and needs to be looked into further. I can’t imagine the outright corruption in that organization!”

      “For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons.”

      • JMK

        “This is an outrage and needs to be looked into further. I can’t imagine the outright corruption in that organization!”
        “For Diamond Cutters Cubic Zironconia Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons.”


        • DreDog

          Much better. LMAO, literally.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’m still pissed that Kei Igawa has never been banned for PED’s.

      That jerkface should be taking all the winstrol and pureed horse testicles he can fit in a syringe. For the money we’re paying him and the return he’s given us, he should be our personal organizational guinea pig for dangerous new experimental designer steroids that can increase your lean muscle mass but may possibly kill you or turn you gay.

      • The Artist

        Kei Igawa should be tested for Performance Reducing Drugs.

      • Brian M

        Igawa isn’t that good but to be honest he seems like a nice guy. Not his fault we overpaid him.
        And just because you are insecure about your sexuality doesn’t mean that you should post homophobic comments.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I’ve never heard of either kid.

    Neither one of them are Facebook friends of mine. The only Facebook friend of mine on the juice is Pawlikowski.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Andy in Sunny Daytona personally knows every single Yankee minor leaguer of note. You thinking what I’m thinking?

      Andy in Sunny Dayona = Annie Savoy

      It all makes sense.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona


    • Jack

      Yeah, I do steroids. I eat that shit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

      • Drew

        Where’s the fuckin’ protein Ma!!!

        • Jack

          Yeah, my collar is popped. Because I’m the fuckin’ man, and everyone should know it.

  • DreDog

    No Slade? I want my money back!

  • JMK

    So many kids in our farm are talented but inconsistent. That’s why it’s nice to see this virtually every day:

    Carmen Angelini: 0 for 4, 1 K, 2 E (fielding)

    • Accent Shallow

      Poor kid.

      I’m really rooting for him, maybe he can turn it around.

      • JMK

        Maybe my cat will start pissing in the litter box. I wouldn’t bet on either one happening.

        But seriously, I really hope he figures it out. I’m going to take a trip out to Staten Island sometime next week and it would be great if that’s the day he performs and surges forward.

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          Hopefully you can get us a nice firsthand look at Cotham.

          • JMK

            Yeah, my job doesn’t start until September so if I can find out when Cotham starts I’ll definitely make it out there and send back a report.

        • Bobtaco
          • JMK

            I should check that out. In the meantime, this is what I’ve gotten to solve the problem:

            They have diapers for cats, too. Ships either Monday or Tuesday.

      • Reggie C.


        He banked $1 mm & probably has the org contracted to pay for his college education. That’s a nice head start for any 20/21 year old.

        • DreDog

          I was waiting for this reply. I would love for him to turn it around, but if he doesn’t, I am sure he is better off than never being drafted.

  • RalphieD

    guesses on who will join kennedy and curtis (why him)…?

    • Mike Axisa

      Montero, probably a bunch of relievers. Kroenke, Dunn. Maybe Pena. Jackson too.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        And Cody Ransom. We’re sneaking him in under the rules.

        Mum’s the word.

  • Tom Zig

    is it pronounced Horn or Horn-e

  • DontChaKnow

    What will Sterling’s Call for Jesus be when he comes up? I just miss seeing his name in the DOTF, so I figured I bring him up.

    • DreDog

      And Jesus sends one to the HEAAAAAAAVENS!!!

    • Bobtaco

      Jesus crucifies another one!

      • Jack
      • JMK

        I thought he was the one crucified…?

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          WOMAN: Why does this dummy have a bucket on its head?
          KRAMER: Because we’re blind to their tyranny.
          WOMAN: Then shouldn’t you be wearing the bucket?…

    • DreDog

      That ball will reappear in three days!

      • Drew

        hahaha ietc

    • younguns

      Jesus Crush!!

    • The Artist

      “Thank You Jesus!!”

  • Tom Zig

    What do you guys think Murphy spent that cool million on?

    • DreDog

      From Cot’s:
      “Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent I’ll probably waste.”
      – Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw, on his plans for his $75,000 salary

      • JMK

        I have a new respect for that man.

      • Tom Zig

        i now have a new facebook status. thank you.

      • Dwnflfan

        You can thank the 90% for Tim McGraw.

  • Dave Luch

    Igawa should be tested for performance decreasing drugs.

    • JMK

      We have a winnar!

    • Neil

      haha PDD

    • The Artist

      You bastard!! You got that from PSD, didn’t ya!

  • Jake H

    Jackson had a good day. 4 hits will do that.

    • Doug

      would love to see an XBH or two, though. only 8 in his last 40 games.

  • Jersey

    I just realized that Ajax is from the same hometown as one of my favorite TX punk bands. Small world.

    • Stryker

      bowling for soup? ;)

      just kidding. if i had to guess i’d say you’re talking about the riverboat gamblers.

  • A.D.

    Excellent JR Murphy isn’t a bust