Aug
30

Offense leads Tampa to division title

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One year ago today on DotF, Ian Kennedy pitched Triple-A Scranton to a division title.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(5-3 loss to Pawtucket in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Kevin Russo & Frankie Cervelli: both 2 for 3 – Russo drove in a run & walked
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 4 – played CF
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4
Shelley Dncan & Yurendell DeCaster: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Shelley K’ed & threw a runner out at home from RF
Juan Miranda & Reegie Corona: both 0 for 3 – Corona K’ed
Cody Ransom: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
Ivan Nova: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 6-4 GB/FB – 46 of 74 pitches were strikes (62.2%)
Amaury Sanit: 2 IP, 0 H,  0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB – 23 of 35 pitches were strikes (65.7%)
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 7 of 11 pitches were strikes

Game 2 (6-1 win over Pawtucket in 7 innings)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – he’s reached base base 153 times in 82 games
Ramiro Pena: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Cody Ransom, Juan Miranda & Chris Stewart: all 0 for 2 – Ransom walked twice, scored twice & committed a throwing error … Miranda drew a walk & drove in a run … Stewart was hit by a pitch
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB – SHELLEY HIT GRAND SLAM
Yurendell DeCaster: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Coln Curtis: 2 for 4, 1 K
John Rodriguez: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB
Jason Hirsh: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 4-7 GB/FB – 51 of 78 pitches were strikes (65.4%)
Edwar Ramirez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB – 18 of 28 pithes were strikes (64.3%)

Double-A Trenton
Game 1
(2-1 win over New Britain in 7 innings) this was the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain in the fifth inning
Austin Krum & Noah Hall: both 0 for 3 – Krum K’ed once, Hall twice
Eduardo Nunez, Chris Malec & Edwar Gonzalez: all 1 for 3 - Malec doubled & K’ed … Edwar scored a run & K’ed
Matt Cusick & Kyle Anson: both 0 for 2 – Cusick drew a walk
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Zach McAllister: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5-5 GB/FB – too bad it started raining
Humberto Sanchez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-4 GB/FB – the only hit allowed was a solo jack
Game 2 (5-3 loss to New Britain in 7 innings)
Austin Krum: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI – had been 3 for his last 31 (.097)
Matt Cusick, Chris Malec & Richie Robnett: all 0 for 3 – Cusick drew a walk … Malec K’ed twice
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 3
Edwar Gonzalez, Kyle Anson, Marcos Vechionacci & James Cooper: all 1 for 3 – Edwar got picked off first … Anson scored a run, K’ed & missed a catch for an error … Coop doubled, scored a run & threw a runner out at the dish from LF
Ryan Pope: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 7-4 GB/FB – he’s at 133.2 IP, so he’s going to finish the year with almost exactly a 30 IP increase
Wilkins Arias: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (7-2 win over Brevard County) the win clinches the second half division title
Dan Brewer: 0 for 5, 1 K – 2 for his last 14 (.143)
David Adams: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP – threw homers in his last six games
Austin Romine: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K – allowed four steals but did manage to throw one guy out
Damon Sublett: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Brandon Laird & Luis Nunez: both 0 for 4 – Laird drove in two & scored a run … Nunez K’ed
Kevin Smith: 2 for 3, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Walt Ibarra: 1 for 4, 1 E (fielding)
Hector Noesi: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 4-5 GB/FB
Noel Castillo: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-4 GB/FB – 84-11 K/BB ratio in 64.1 IP
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (2-1 loss to Augusta)
Jose Pirela: 1 for 5, 1 K
Abe Almonte & Ray Kruml: both 1 or 4 – Almonte drove in a run & K’ed twice … Krml K’ed thrice
Corban Joseph & Neall French: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – French scored a run & K’ed
Melky Mesa: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – 153 K in 462 AB (3.02 AB/K)
Addison Maruszak: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Taylor Grote & Jeff Farnham: both 0 for 4 – Grote threw a runner out at the dish from FR & K’ed three times … Farnham K’ed & picked a runner off first with a snap throw
Alan Horne: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 9-6 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … just the second time he’s completed seven innings in a start since July 25th, 2007
Edwin Walker: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (5-4 win over Vermont)
Jimmy Paredes, Justin Milo & Francisco Santana: all 2 for 4 – Paredes drew a walk, got caught stealing, scored a run & K’ed … Milo doubled, drew a walk & scored a run … Santana doubled
DeAngelo Mack: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Luke Murton: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Zoilo Almonte & Carmen Angelini: both 2 for 5, 1 K – Almonte homered & drove in three … Angelini committed a fielding error
Kyle Higashioka: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 PB, 1 CS, 1 E (throwing)
Kelvin Castro: 0 for 5, 4 K
Kelvin Perez: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 6-5 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – leads the lg with 32 appearances, four more than the next guy (SI’s Griffin Bailey)

The Rookie GCL Yanks enjoyed their regularly scheduled Sunday off day. Their regular season ends tomorrow, and they’ll take on the GCL Marlins in Round One of the playoffs on Tuesday. The winner of that game will face the winner of Tuesday’s GCL Twins-GCL Nats game for the league championship on Wednesday. There’s no messing around in the Gulf Coast League playoffs, one loss and you’re done.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Kyle H hopefully can finish the season strong. He seems to be tiring down the stretch here.

  • Mike Pop

    I always get excited at Shelley’s line and then I remember who he really is.

    • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

      If only he was 22 and could hit a breaking ball.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      If Dave Duncan was half the hitting coach that he is Pitching coach, then Shelly would be Albert Pujols.

      You see what Smoltz is doing in St Louis? Unreal.

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, he fixed his pitch tipping problem (John Farrel FAIL) and of course, it is the inferior NL.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Mmmaybe. Sometimes pitching coaches will “find” a mechanical issue or some pitch tipping, and tell the pitcher to make a tiny adjustment. Now the pitcher goes out there with renewed confidence and a slightly different look, and all of a sudden he’s effective again.

          So there may or may not have actually been a pitch tipping issue, but its an oft-used tactic by pitching coaches to make pitchers feel better. That little bit of confidence can make all the difference in the world.

          • emac2

            yeah – sure

        • whozat

          It was also the Padres and the Nationals.

          These are, literally, some of the worst offenses in major league baseball. You can pitch around anyone mildly dangerous because there are at least 4 easy outs.

        • Drew

          I don’t buy the “pitch tipping” angle. Classic way to give a guy confidence after getting hammered. Even looking at the highlights of his K’s, hardly any were splitters in the zone. Veteran sluggers know to lay off them.

  • Salty Buggah

    David Adams: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP – threw homers in his last six games
    Dayum, what an arm! Does he throw into the OF stands after making the out or something?

    • Salty Buggah

      “threw homers in his last six games” should have been bolded

      • VO

        DFA’d AGAIN

        • Salty Buggah

          Damn…me FAIL

  • Mike Pop

    Good to see Horne putting up good lines. A shame what has happened to him, what a drag.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      I guess, but he’s pitching in Low-A at age 26, he should get those guys out even with diminished stuff.

      I gave up on Horne (and Christian Garcia) last year.

  • cult of basebaal

    SHELLEY SMASH!!!

    • Jack

      Don’t get Shelley angry. You won’t like him when he’s angry.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        . . or when he’s happy and trying to hit Righties.

  • Scooter

    Pope’s finished the year strongly after Trenton pitching coach Tommy Phelps quickened his pace.

    Pope’s bumped into his innings limits – but ZMac is only at 108 – last year he did 150. Does he get a cup of coffee at Scranton? (Scranton looks like it will make the playoffs; Trenton’s out of it)

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, thats a 7 game DotF

  • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

    Is there any chance at all, given that he was once a top prospect, that Jason Hirsh has finally figured it out? Or, at this point, is he just another never-will-be in the bad-option mix for guys to step in if there is (heaven forbid) a rash of injuries? His numbers are impressive, but it is AAA.

    Oh, and how cool would it be if Horne could put it back together and make himself a factor?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Mike Francesa has nevah heard of Jason Hirsh, so he doesn’t exist.

      http://www.tiricosuave.com/200.....snt-exist/

      • Drew

        ya picked the wrong guy

    • zs190

      I don’t think he’s back. I heard his velocity is quite a bit lower compared to the stuff he had prior to his injuries. He’s also a RHP that is prone to flyballs, he probably can’t get away with that in YS, just AAA depth really.

      • http://conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

        I was thinking the same thing — Hirsch has been pitching well, and that’s caught my attention.

        What’s his stuff like right now?

  • zs190

    Interesting season for Zoilo Almonte. He’s kind of short, but those aren’t half bad stats for a guy that just turned 20 a couple months ago. I imagine with his size and speed, he can probably be an adequate CF, is he a potential top 30 prospects next season? (I don’t remember if he was this season, I don’t recall seeing him though)

  • Omar

    I’ve loved Edwar Ramirez for the longest time, I hope he turns into a solid major league reliever.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      +1

      Still hoping he figures it out. That change up of his is amazing.

  • JohnC

    The inevitable finallt happened with Betances. Why did they wait so long?

  • John

    Was at the game yesterday, met shelley duncan, cool dude. I also caught his homer ball in the first game, i think someone from the bullpen threw it to us. Had to leave the second game early though, it was getting kinda late.. woulda been great to see that grand slam but had a 3 hour ride home.

  • dexcente

    What ever happened to Tim Norton? I havn’t seen his name and it looks like he hasn’t pitched in three weeks. Did he re-injure his shulder?

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

      Yeah, he hurt the shoulder again. Badly, I’ve heard.

      • Baseballnation

        That is an effinnnn drag, I was whole-heartedly hoping the best for him when he returned.