Mitchell rebounds well in second Double-A start

Revisiting the Alfonso Soriano trade
Open Thread: Run Brett run!

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 win over Buffalo)
Kevin Russo, 3B: 0 for 5, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SB, 1 CS – helluva game right there
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 PB – still waiting for that elusive first homer, but it’ll come … don’t worry
David Winfree, 1B-RF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Jon Weber, DH: 1 for 5
Chad Huffman, LF & Reegie Corona, 2B: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Huffman threw a runner out at the plate … Corona drove in a run, walked & stole a base
Colin Curtis, CF-RF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 HBP
Greg Golson, CF: 0 for 4, 1 K – Juan Miranda pinch hit for him late, hence all the outfield moves
Ivan Nova: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 11-2 GB/FB – 61 of 96 pitches were strikes (63.5%) … 18-3 K/BB ratio in 17.2 IP
Royce Ring: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB – threw three pitches, just one strike
Mark Melancon: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 4-0 GB/FB – 17 of 25 pitches were strikes (68%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 Gb/FB – nine of his ten pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton
Game One
(3-2 win over Portland in 7 innings)
makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – threw a runner out at first … I’d call that productive game
David Adams, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HBP – had been just 2 for his last 12
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4
Brandon Laird, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Damon Sublett, LF, Kevin Smith, 1B & Justin Snyder, 2B: all 0 for 2, 1 BB – Sublett K’ed twice, Smith once
Reid Gorecki, RF: 1 for 2, 1 BB
D.J. Mitchell: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 7-4 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … that’s an improvement over his first start, but he needs to either beef up the strikeouts or cool down with the walks
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – served up a solo jack to this guy
Game Two (2-1 loss to Portland in 7 innings)
Austin Krum, CF & Dan Brewer, RF: both 1 for 3 – Krum K’ed
David Adams, 2B, Kevin Smith, 1B, Jose Gil, C & Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: all 0 for 3 – Adams K’ed twice, Smith once … Gil allowed a passed ball
Brandon Laird, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – first jack of the season
Damon Sublett, LF: 1 for 1, 2 BB – picked off second
Lance Pendleton: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB – he’s allowed just one hit in 7.2 IP

High-A Tampa was rained out. they’ll play two tomorrow.

Low-A Charleston (3-1 loss to Augusta, walk-off style)
Ray Kruml, CF, Jimmy Paredes, 2B & Rob Lyerly, 3B: all 0 for 4 – Kruml K’ed once, Lyerly thrice
DeAngelo Mack, LF & Garrison Lassiter, DH: both 0 for 2 – Mack walked twice … Lassiter drove in a run & K’ed
Luke Murton, 1B & Taylor Grote, RF: both 1 for 4 – Murton K’ed once, Grote twice
Kyle Higashioka, C: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB – unable to homer in his third straight game, but he’s hit in five of his last six games
Schaeffer Hall: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 7-12 GB/FB – took a no-hitter into the 7th … that’s his first walk of the season … too bad he couldn’t get a W out of this one, just a fantastic outing
Francisco Rondon: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – served up a walk-off jack to the 55th overall pick from 2009

Revisiting the Alfonso Soriano trade
Open Thread: Run Brett run!
  • AndrewYF

    Ivan Nova…Wang Lite?

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m under the impression that he has better stuff than Wang, as he flashes a plus change and curve from time to time.

    • Jack

      Wang Lite – Great taste, less filling!

      • camilo Gerardo


  • Matt Imbrogno

    Love the grounders from Nova and Melancon.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Sad to see that Melancon did not get called up when Chan Ho got sent to the DL.

      • Matt Imbrogno

        I think the org. figures that it’s just a two-week stint and when the org. calls him up, it will be for good.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I listened to the first inning of Trenton’s second game. Both of Portland’s runs should have been unearned. Damon Sublett dropped a pop fly that would have been the third out. The hitter was somehow given a double. The Trenton announcer basically laughed at the official scorer.

  • radnom

    Any truth to the Brackman to the DL rumors several people posted yesterday?

  • MP

    Gorecki “11 for 2”?? Holy mackerel, that stuff’s usually reserved for Melvin

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)


  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Jesus doing his best Teixeira impression?

  • matt damon wayans

    Is DeAngelo Mack a legitimate prospect? With a name like that, he really ought to be.

    • Mike Axisa

      He’s legit, but not some kind of future star.

  • mbonzo

    Theres clearly been problems with Nunez in the past but hasn’t he been a kid with high upside? His numbers in Trenton last year were finally on par with what the Yankees expected. If he repeats in Scranton this year couldn’t we consider him a top prospect?

    • Bill

      I think so. A lot of people felt last year might have been a fluke considering he has such a high BABIP, but if he can continue to hit he definitely has a future in the majors. His defense still needs serious work though, but he has the tools to be a really good player.

  • 28 next year

    Is Hall an actual prospect or filler?

    • Mike Axisa

      He’s a prospect, just a fringy one.

      • 28 next year

        ok, probably a throw-in in a trade at best.

      • Wilcymoore27

        Hall was only a 25th round pick in last year’s draft, BUT … he’s a left-handed pitcher with five professional starts under his belt – about 30 innings pitched – and ZERO walks allowed.

        That’s right, ZERO walks. (The official box score says he didn’t walk anyone in his 8 innings today, notwithstanding RAB’s game summary.)

        Seems to me that anyone with that kind of control could be a sleeper.

    • Reggie C.

      Never heard of Hall. If you said “Hall” to me, i’d spit back Sean Black, last year’s draft signee out of Seton Hall.

      At 22 yrs of age, he’s likely a fringe prospect at best. Likely org filler. I dont think Hall even cracked Axisa’s top 30, though I dont remember that preseason list all too well.

    • mbonzo

      He was drafted in 25th round last year out of Division I. He started opening day for Charleston over Stoneburner which makes me think they see him as a prospect. The way he’s pitching he won’t be there for long.

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    “Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 PB – still waiting for that elusive first homer, but it’ll come … don’t worry”

    Too late, I was worried after the 4th game. We should have trade him for Halladay when we had the chance!

    • Reggie C.

      I thought Cashman actually tried to pull that off. Antholopous said no.

  • Matt K

    I was at this game today. Sat in Rudy Guiliani seats on the yanks side. Huffman made a good throw with a solid tag from Montero to save a walk off RBI single. Montero’s hand got Jammed on the play. I was afraid but he was alright.

  • ash

    That one strike for Ring was ridiculously lucky: on the 2-0 pitch, guy grounded into the out. Greaaat.

  • Andrew Brotherton Yankees. Thats his scouting report from a Kansas fan page.

    • Bill

      Kind of sounds like someone that could be a Darrell Rasner type of pitcher except left handed. Although the Jamie Moyer comparison they made also works.

      It’ll be interesting to see if either Hall or Perez gets promoted anytime soon. Both are old enough where I wouldn’t expect the Yankees to be over cautious with either of them. With Brackman now probably missing some time and ManBan already out it makes sense to promote one of them.