Trenton rolls as Staten Island gets rocked

Game 106 Spillover Thread
Pettitte, Yanks power past Halladay for 5-3 win

Kyle Anson was placed on the disabled list. Those Double-A catchers are dropping like flies. Meanwhile, that nasty little rumor going around about Dellin Betances needing Tommy John surgery is false. PeteAbe confirmed it. He’s out with soreness and should start throwing next week.

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 loss to Pawtucket)
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 5, 1 K – how’s 2 for his last 27 (.074) sound?
Colin Curtis: 1 for 5, 2 K
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Shelley Duncan & Yurendell DeCaster: both 0 for 2, 2 BB – Shelley scored twice
Juan Miranda: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB – 7 for his last 15 (.467)
John Rodriguez: 4 for 4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI – all he does is hit
Chris Stewart: 0 for 4
Doug Bernier: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Ivan Nova: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 9-5 GB/FB – 47 of 80 pitches were strikes (58.8%) … 38 baserunners & 19 ER allowed in his last 20.2 IP
Damaso Marte: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 10 of 21 pitches were strikes (47.6%) … 9-3 K/BB ratio in 9 rehab IP
Kevin Whelan: 0.2 IP, 0 H. 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 10 of 22 pitches were strikes (45.5%) … 7 BB in his last 1.2 IP
Amaury Sanit: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 15 of 25 pitches were strikes (60%)

Double-A Trenton (10-0 win over Reading)
Austin Krum, James Cooper & Marcos Vechionacci: all 2 for 5, 1 R – Krum was hit by a pitch, doubled, drove in a run & K’ed … Coop plated a run … Vech doubled, drove in two & K’ed
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 6, 1 R, 1 K
Chris Malec & PJ Pilittere: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Malec doubled & drove in a run … PJ plated two
Richie Robnett: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 8-6 GB/FB – took a perfecto into the sixth & a no-no into the seventh … best start of the season, by far … probably the best of his career
Grant Duff: 2 IP, zeroes, 3-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (4-0 win over Lakeland)
Dan Brewer: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Luis Nunez: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Austin Romine, Kevin Smith & Seth Fortenberry: all 1 for 4 – Romine scored a run & threw an attempted basestealer out … Smith drove in two & K’ed twice … Fortenberry stole a base & K’ed twice
Damon Sublett & Walt Ibarra: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K – Sublett drew a walk … Ibarra tripled
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 1 K
David Adams: 0 for 4, 1 K – had been 13 for his last 33 (.394)
David Phelps: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 7-2 GB/FB – 108-28 K/BB ratio in 131.2 IP
Tim Norton: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-4 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – that’s how we roll

Low-A Charleston (10-6 loss to Augusta)
Jose Pirela: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Abe Almonte, Taylor Grote, Neall French, Mitch Abeita & Ray Kruml: all 1 for 4 – Almonte drew a walk, stole a bag & K’ed … Grote walked, scored a run, drove in another, K’ed & got picked off first … French walked, scored a run, drove one in & K’ed thrice … Abeita doubled & K’ed twice … Kruml K’ed
Corban Joseph: 2 for 4, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Melky Mesa: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 2 for his last 28 (.071)
Garrison Lassiter: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Brandon Braboy: 4 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2-7 GB/FB – yikes
Andrew Brackman: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 3 WP, 0-1 GB/FB – love the K’s … everything else, not so much
Jeff Williams: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (20-4 loss to Williamsport)
Zoilo Almonte & Carmen Angelini: both 1 for 4 – Almonte drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Angelini committed a fielding error
Hector Rabago: 1 for 5, 1 R, 4 PB – that’s right, four passed balls
Neil Medchill: 0 for 2, 1 K – lifted once the game got out of hand
Chad Gross & DeAngelo Mack: both 0 for 3 – Gross K’ed twice … Mack was hit by a pitch & drove in a run
Luke Murton & Justin Milo: both 2 for 4, 1 K – Murton doubled twice, drove in a run & scored another
Mike Lyon: 0 for 4, 2 K
Emerson Landoni: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Matt Richardson: 2.2 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1-3 GB/FB – yikes
Mike Solbach: 1.1 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HB, 0-2 GB/FB – holy crap moly
Griffin Bailey: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-2 GB/FB – managed to stop the bleeding
Ben Watkins: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-4 win over GCL Blue Jays in 10 innings)
Ramon Flores & Jose Toussen: both 0 for 4 – Flores drew a walk … Toussen stole a base, drove in a run, scored another & K’ed
Francisco Arcia: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 PB
Kelvin DeLeon: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – first hits of the month
Kevin Mahoney: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Mojica & Chris Smith: both 1 for 4, 1 BB – Smith K’ed
Yunior Tabares: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Judd Golson: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – 4 for his last 10, which is a big improvement over what he had been doing
Jose Ramirez: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Dan Miller: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2-4 GB/FB
Mariel Checo: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Paul Heidler: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-5 GB/FB
Julian Arballo: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 18 K in 17.2 IP

Game 106 Spillover Thread
Pettitte, Yanks power past Halladay for 5-3 win
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    “Mike Solbach: 1.1 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HB, 0-2 GB/FB – holy crap moly”

    The fact that there was only one walk…

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

      If it’s any comfort, that .846 BABIP is sure to regress.

  • Doug

    i’ll take only 1 walk from brack too, mike

    • steven

      3 wild pitches….

  • V

    So, Mike Solbach is SI’s batting practice pitcher…. right?

  • Doug

    “how’s 2 for his last 27 (.074) sound”

    it sounds like he’s not a regular as most suspected before they got their hopes up earlier in the year after his performance with the big club

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I agree. 27 AB is the most appropriate size for a sample when determining a prospects future.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I agree. 27 AB is the most appropriate size for a sample when determining a prospects future.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I’ve always heard that it was 30 ab’s….

      • Tony

        The fact that he has never hit on any level is SSS too.

      • Doug

        neither is the less than 100 ABs he got earlier in the season with the yanks.

        all i’m saying is that we can probably put to bed the notion that he is anything more than a utility man/backup middle infielder.

  • Mikebk

    great news on dellin.

    those are great overall numbers for phelps but tampa is even better so far.
    19 IN 10H 1ER 3BB 18K

    in talking about phelps i found a baseball america story about him that was 2 years ago that said,
    “Phelps pitches with an average major league fastball, according to Clinkscales, a former scout with the Braves and Devil Rays. He sits in the 88-91 range and touches 93, and it jumps on hitters because of his deceptive delivery. His changeup has been a go-to pitch for him this year, and he also works in a tight 1-to-7 curveball and a slider at times. He does a good job getting ahead in counts by spotting his fastball, then changing planes with his curve. The total package has been very impressive.”

    has that pitch selection or velocity changed at all to explain some of the numbers to this point or is it really about being slightly older and using control to get ahead? thanks.

    • Mikebk

      here is baseball america article from when he was at ND: http://tinyurl.com/m3f69m

      • DreDog

        I got from this that he is not a reliever.

        • Mikebk

          who ever said anything about phelps being a reliever?

          • DreDog

            It’s a joke regarding the article. He gave up like seven runs in 2/3 in relief. Jokes, I got jokes.

            • DreDog

              6er in 2/3

  • Brandon

    Phelps is really stating his case to be in Trenton by the end of the year. Damn, he is been lights out in Tampa. And Warren continuously has me wondering why he isnt at least in Charleston yet. Hopefully his next start comes with the River Dogs.

    • A.D.

      Yeah I wouldn’t mind him being “rushed” a bit.

      • Mikebk

        I dont see phelps in Trenton by the end of the year. if they had moved him up about a month earlier as they could have then they could move him to trenton. maybe mitchell goes to trenton though as he has been in tampa for a while and been successful.

        warren should be in charleston or maybe even tampa.

        • A.D.

          My bad I meant only in reference to Warren.

          • Mikebk

            i figured u meant warren in being rushed.

            the trenton stuff with phelps was in response to brandon.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I think I’m liking Brack in the BP. It seems he is getting everything together there. I know it’s early but future closer perhaps?

    • billbybob

      Everything togeather? The guy had 3 wild pitches tonight.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        I always seem to overlook those stats lol. I was like “2 IP 6 K Woah!”

      • Chris

        Exactly. It could have been more.

        • wilcymoore

          Well, one of Brackman’s three wild pitches helped him get 4 K’s in his second inning of work.

    • whozat

      I mean, perhaps, but that hasn’t changed from before. He was always _perhaps_ a power reliever.

      Fans have this need to decide as early as possible what a guy is going to be to push him to the majors as soon as possible. Should we make Montero a DH? Should all starters be converted to relievers? All SS be converted to first basemen because it’s an easier position to play?

      Montero should be kept at C until he PROVES he’s too bad back there for his bat to cover. Brackman should be given every chance to start until he PROVES that he cannot hack it. And, no, walking lots of guys in your first season back from TJ does not prove anything. He is in the pen right now to control his workload, nothing less and nothing more.

  • Accent Shallow

    So where does Brackman’s season rank on the disappointment-scale? It’s bad, but they knew he was a project.

    • Brandon

      From 1-10? 1000

      • whozat

        Then your expectations were ridiculous.

    • Reggie C.

      Yeah. Definitely there’s some disappointment. I think there was a level of expectation going in that Brackman wasn’t going to spend much time in Charleston, and that he would spend most of the season in Tampa. Turned out that brackman was arguably not ready for Low-A ball. Brackman flashed success early, had a 8 inning gem , then never saw anything close to a solid game the rest of the season.

      6 Ks?! I wonder if the velocity is up… Put Brackman in the ‘pen for 2010!

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Screw that! September call-up!!

      • Accent Shallow

        What bothers me isn’t so much the walks and wild pitches — that’s almost to be expected. It’s that he’s been so hittable.

    • Chris

      Brackman’s first 11 games: 3.59ERA, 57.2IP, 32BB, 43K
      Brackman’s last 10 games: 12.90ERA, 30IP, 34BB, 32K

      If he struggled early, then righted himself, there wouldn’t be anywhere near the panic that there is now. Why is it such a big deal that he’s struggling the second half of the season?

      • Zack

        because improvement > regression?

      • Reggie C.

        Those 10 stats redefine the word “struggle.” That’s a run nothing short of disastrous. Any other pitcher would’ve got sent down a level, but Brackman is a special case. I just hope these past 10 starts hasn’t scarred his confidence. Dont forget Ben Badler’s information from Brackman’s last start detailing a shockingly weak FB.

        Imo, there’s a legit reason to worry if Brackman will ever see the MLs as a starter.

        • Accent Shallow

          Imo, there’s a legit reason to worry if Brackman will ever see the MLs as a starter.

          Fixed that for you. He’s a project, and a big one at that. Doesn’t mean a disastrous pick, but there’s a lot of work ahead of him.

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Well it certainly wasn’t the kind of season we all hoped he’d have… But you’re right, everyone always knew he was a project. It’s hard but you have to remind yourself, while he’s actually suffering through the bad times, that this was to be expected. We have to keep that in mind.

      Honestly… I’m not saying this because I’m drinking the Kool Aid and don’t ever see any fault in the Yankees… He has sucked (big time) this year, but I’ll be happy if he just makes it through the rest of the season healthy and gets some developmental innings under his belt. This is a guy who has a checkered health history (and missed last year with TJS) and has never really logged many innings. He’s so raw. Let’s let him get a professional season under his belt, and let’s hope we see some improvement in the results in 2010. It would have been nice to see some big leaps forward this year, but we’ll have to be satisfied with (itsy bitsy little) baby steps.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Don’t worry Mike, I’ll get the low down next week on Dellin. The Tampa Yankees come back to town. Your 2nd best reporter in Daytona Beach will come through for RAB.

    • Mikebk

      didnt think the TJ story smelled right cause usually when it ends up with TJ on a pitcher its pretty quick decision not a 5 week wait to then decide on it.

      • A.D.

        Edison Volquez says hello.

        But I agree

      • Chris

        They often wait a couple weeks after the initial injury for swelling to go down. Depending on how severe the tear is, it can sometimes be healed with rest and rehab (rarely…). They wait for the swelling to go down to get a better image of the injury and also to see if rest is a possible option.

  • A.D.

    Just an unreal season for Phelps so far

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Any word on how Montero’s injury will affect his carpentry career?

    • whozat

      That was just something he was doing to fill the hours anyway.

    • Reggie C.

      As long as Montero gave us a HoF worthy decade at catcher , i’d have no problem if a then 30 year old Montero left baseball to start yammering.

      • whozat

        “to start yammering”

        Blah blah blah, love thy neighbor, blah blah blah, why have you forsaken me.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          I’m going to get a bumper sticker that says
          “My boss is a Venezuelan catcher”

          • Accent Shallow

            Hahahaha.

            +1

  • Chris

    Has there been any update on Zach McAllister?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He is just resting, no injury at all

      • Mikebk

        that’s the 2nd time today i have heard that excuse. the reason he is resting after only 92 innings after he went 151 last year is?

      • Chris

        Do you have a link?

        • Johan Iz My Brohan
          • DreDog

            That’s interesting. Dead arm? Has he been training with Dice-K?

            • Mikebk

              see…dead arm is not just rest cause no injury. just because there isnt a break or surgery required doesnt mean its not an injury.

          • Chris

            That post was right when he went on the DL and was pretty non-committal. Quotes like this don’t inspire a lot of confidence that it’s just for some rest:

            “He’s going to go have an MRI and make sure there’s nothing structurally wrong.”

            • DreDog

              Man, I am not sure if I could take these blows so close together. A-Jax slumping, Jesus breaks a finger, Brett Marshall TJS, and if something happens to Z-Mac?

              What are they feeding these kids. Give them some calcium and glucosamine chondroitin. Throw in a multi-vitamin.

      • DreDog

        Is he resting or having physical therapy on his arm? Dead arm usually needs physical therapy, right?

    • whozat

      He’s pining for the fjords

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    I like only 1 bb for Brackman. K’s are nice too. Hopefully they can right him over the offseason and have him take off next year.

    • whozat

      3WP is tough, though.

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

        True.

        • Keanu Reeves

          maybe the catcher forgot closed his eyes because brackman was throwing so hard…?

          • Keanu Reeves

            not forgot closed his eyes…just closed them

  • Fabio

    Brackman had a 4K inning too. Those are pretty rare no?

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d like to see a 6 K inning that ends with the bases loaded.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    How much more time does marte have?
    WdLR to move up to AAA this year?

    • whozat

      week or so?

      • Mikebk

        like 12 days i believe.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Any news when Zach will be back pitching?

    • whozat

      Was the comment above where people asked about Macallister not good enough?

  • Drew

    Like an ass during the gamethread I said Marte is walking too many people which is clearly wrong.
    Now I remember why I thought this way. In more than a couple of his appearances his strike to ball ratio has been really bad. Hopefully this is just rust and he shakes it soon.

  • Mike Pop

    Alright Rays, this inning.

  • pollo

    I hate Whelan. The damned fool needs to worry about locating his fastball instead of throwing it 95 all over.

    • whozat

      I hate the rays hitters a lot more than Whelan. How many bases-loaded 0 or 1 out opportunities do you NEED to score ONE RUN!?!?!?!

      • Mike Pop

        7, 8?

      • Trent

        Too true.

    • Trent

      I agree, but easier said than done. What does anyone think of Amaury Sanit? Nowhere near a prospect, but a veteran presence in the bullpen. Anyone think he can help? I like that guy.

  • George

    I was at the Trenton game tonight. Wilkins’ slider was rockin’ — Phillies kept K’ing on balls in the dirt. The only hit he gave up was an infield single in the SS hole. Reegie made a nice play, but couldn’t get it over to 1st in time. That hit came from the first batter after the Thunder had been up for about 30 minutes, scoring 7 runs. Next batter DP’d. Very impressive.

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “Next batter DP’d.”

      Are you related to pat?

      • Jack

        Usually you have to pay double for that kind of action, Cotton.

  • Mike Pop

    WDLR just beasted today.

    Love hearing about him.

  • Charlie

    rough pitching day for the farm, that mike solbach line is epically bad. I wonder what’s wrong with Nova, he was so good this year but has sucked it up lately. This start is a little better than the last two, but the 0 K’s worries me. good to see wdlr dominate, though

  • Adam

    Could Romine get a promotion with the AA catchers out?