Paredes leads AL to All Star win

Game 120 Spillover Thread
Game 120 Spillover Thread II

Two years ago today on DotF, Matt Carson homered for the second consecutive day to give Double-A Trenton it’s second consecutive 1-0 win.

Fifth rounder Caleb Cotham will join short Season Staten Island tomorrow, according to Robert Pimpsner. Also, make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

Triple-A Scranton (10-5 win over Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo & John Rodriguez: both 1 for 3 – Russo walked twice & scored a run … J-Rod walked & K’ed
Colin Curtis: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI - SHELLEY SMASH!!!
Juan Miranda: 1 for 4 R, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Yurendell DeCaster: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Reegie Corona: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Jason Hirsh: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 5-4 GB/FB – 58 of 88 pitches were strikes (65.9%)
Zach Kroenke: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB – 16 of 22 pitches were strikes (72.7%)
Anthony Claggett: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 5-2 GB/FB – 21 of 37 pitches were strikes (56.8%)
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 8 of 9 pitches were strikes (88.9%)

Double-A Trenton‘s game was suspended due to lightning in the 4th. They’re going to finish this one tomorrow, so I’ll update the stats then. If you can’t wait that long, here’s the box score.

High-A Tampa
Game 1 (5-4 loss to Daytona in 7 innings)
Dan Brewer, Seth Fortenberry & Walt Ibarra: all 0 for 3 – Brewer drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Fortenberry K’ed twice … Ibarra K’ed once & committed a fielding error
David Adams: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – 6 for his last 35 (.171)
Damon Sublett & Kevin Smith: both 1 for 2 – Sublett tripled, drew a walk & scored a run … Smith doubled & drove in a run
Branond Laird: 1 for 3, 1 RBI
David Phelps: 3 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 4-3 GB/FB – a rare clunker for him
Adam Olbrychowski: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 Balk, 4-5 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Game 2 (1-0 win over Daytona in 7 innings, walk-off style)
Dan Brewer & David Adams: both 0 for 3
Austin Romine: 1 for 3, 1 K – make that 7 for his last 38 (.184)
Damon Sublett: 0 for 1, 1 R, 2 BB , 1 SB – 60 walks in 100 games
Brandon Laird: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 K – walk-off single
Kevin Smith, Luis Nunez & Jose Gil: all 0 for 2 – Nunez got caught stealing … Gil K’ed
Jack Rye: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 K
Noel Castillo: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 6-3 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 5-0 GB/FB – I swear, it seems he never walks anyone & never gives up a fly ball
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day.

Short Season Staten Island is off until tomorrow for the All Star break. I don’t know who won the Homerun Derby, but Neil Medchill participated. He does lead the league in homers (by five) after all. The AL All Stars defeated the NL All Stars 4-2.
Neil Medchill: 1 for 2, 1 BB – started in LF & batted cleanup
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI – took over CF in the third
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – took over 2B in the 6th … drove in Almonte with the homer & put the AL ahead for good
DeAngelo Mack: 0 for 1 – took over RF  in the 6th
Adam Warren: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 11 of 12 pitches were strikes (91.7%) … pitched the third inning
Francisco Rondon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB - just 13 of 29 pitches were strikes (44.8%) … pitched the seventh

Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow.

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Game 120 Spillover Thread
Game 120 Spillover Thread II
  • Grandma Karkan

    I talked to Medchill and he told me he didn’t want to go all Hamilton and waste all his energy he saved for next season. Warren is clearly head and shoulders above his competition. Any chance he is sent HW winter ball for some time…and for that matter Mcallister?

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

      Warren threw 98 IP with UNC and is up to 42.2 with SI. He’ll probably finish around 70-80 with SI after the playoffs, and that’s a ton of innings. He’ll just get a break and go home.

      McAllister seems like a prime Arizona Fall League candidate.

      • A.D.

        Warren start in Charleston or Tampa next year?

        • Grandma Karkan

          I’m no expert but being a seasoned colege arm, I think the Yankees should give him a challenge at A+

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

          Tampa. Four year guy from a major program with three years of College World Series experience would be wasting his time in Low-A.

        • Reggie C.

          Tampa for sure. Whether or not his jump in velocity appears next season is an intriguing story for next season, and if its legit then Warren’s prospect status will shoot up.

  • A.D.

    Caleb here’s your bonus, now start earning it.

  • YankeeFan

    Mike it seems like there is going to be a logjam in the two A-ball levels next season with starting pitchers. How do you see those five-man rotations working out with the likes of Betances, Jairo, possibly Phelps, Banuelos, Brackman, Arodys, Warren, Black, Cotham, and Stoneburner all likely being between the two A-Ball levels. And that’s 10 guys already.

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

      Don’t worry, it’ll sort itself out. It always does. Guys will get hurt, promoted, traded, etc.

      This year we were talking about how there were too many pitchers for AAA and AA, and a month into the season they had to sign Josh Towers.

      • YankeeFan

        True, it’s a great problem to have nonetheless.

  • handtius

    Kevin Russo almost always seems to have a good night, walking, hitting, doubles. How come he is not more highly thought of? What’s his ceiling like?

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

      Utility guy, doesn’t really have a position.

      • handtius

        Doesn’t he play second? What’s holding him back? He’s almost never not on base. He’s either walking or hitting.

        • Charlie

          well, we got this guy named robinson cano at second, so.. that’s whats holding him back. russo should probably be used as trade bait. we’ve got enough utility guys

          • handtius

            Wow, we have a second baseman? I had know idea? I asked what was holding him back from being better thought of as a prospect, not why he wasn’t in the majors, playing second. I still think they should try Cano at short when Jeter is eventually moved off. may be a while now that he is better defensively then he’s been in a long time, but still. Cano has the arm strength and plenty-O-range.

            • Bill

              What’s holding Russo back? I’d say limited power, average at best defense, and due to his age little projection. He should definitely be in the mix for a utility position next year, but he has never hit more than 3 HR’s in a minor league season. He plays a solid 2B, but is probably below average defensively at other positions. He’s a great contact hitter with patience, but he isn’t regarded as a top prospect because that’s all he has. And at age 25 its not like he is oozing with potential and its not like he is going up against less experienced competition. Russo is a very solid utility prospect, but probably not a starter at the major league level. If he could carry over some of his minor league stats, sure he could start at 2B somewhere even without any power. For comparisons sake I’d say he is similar to Miguel Cairo, but probably a better hitter and a little more patient.

  • RalphieD

    is Cotham gonna start any games for SI or is he gonna get his feet wet in the pen first?

  • Reggie C.

    Austin Romine has really slowed down at the plate. What’s the chances Romine’s kept in Tampa since there’s no competition in Low-A that’s going to make its way High-A and take reps from him.

    Mike , are we likely looking at Montero catching in AA , Romine catching in high-A, and a catching tandem at Low-A in ‘Shioka & Murphy?

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

      I think Montero goes to AAA, the bat’s ready. Romine to AA, someone in A+, Higashioka in A+. Murphy in Ext. ST then SI.

      • Reggie C.

        I guess you think Romine’s just slumping this month. Romine’s OPS’ing under .600 this month so I hope he’s not trying to play through an injury. It hasnt exactly been a breakout season for Romine, but he’s at least shown he could handle High-A. I guess there’s still time to finish ’09 strong.

  • Matt L

    Mike,
    You mentioned that it was a rare clunker for Notre Dame grad David Phelps, what type of prospect is he, a legit prospect or just a filler?

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

      He’s legit, but he’s not a major prospect. More than filler. Nice sleeper.

      • Brian Harvey

        That one shot they showed that super-imposed him pitching with both arms at the same time looked pretty cool. I can’t imagine seeing that once in the same at-bat

        • Brian Harvey

          oops, meant to post that one in the pat venditte comment

  • anonymous

    Shelley Duncan deserves another shot. Even if its not with the Yankees.

    • Charlie

      now that he’s on the 40 man, he’ll probably get a sept call up

  • matt

    There’s a pretty cool story on Pat Venditte on espn.com. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?.....id=2378529

    • Brian Harvey

      That one shot they showed that super-imposed him pitching with both arms at the same time looked pretty cool. I can’t imagine seeing that once in the same at-bat

      • BBDC

        And you never will. Current rules stipulate that you can only pitch with one arm per ab (i.e. the pitching arm the pitcher plans on using for that at bat is set when the ab begins and must remain the same until the ab is over)

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Not true. You can switch one time during the at bat.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Harold Garce, the Dominican Andrew Brackman, threw 5 shut-out innings of 1 hit ball. Hed had 6 K’s, 1 walk, 2 HB’s and 2 wild pitches. He’s been pitching a lot better this year compared to last year.(not a tough accomplishment)
    Just imagine what a year with Melvin Croussett could do for Brackman. Cy Young anyone?

    (now drink)