Montero goes deep in Scranton win

Open Thread: Goin' goin', back back, to Cali Cali
Can Jorge possibly keep up his contact and swing rates?

Andrew Brackman is on the 7-day disabled for an unknown reason, though it’s worth noting that a lot of guys go through dead arm periods this time of the season. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.

I never made note of this, but Manny Banuelos is out for a while after an appendectomy. Not a terribly serious issue, but somewhat time consuming. Also, John Van Benschoten was promoted to Triple-A Scranton to take Boone Logan‘s spot, and Cary Arbiso was activated from the DL to take JVB’s spot with Double-A Trenton.

And finally, I beefed up The Montero Watch a bit, adding his full triple-slash line per multiple requests.

Triple-A Scranton (7-2 win over Buffalo)
Greg Golson, CF: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – dude’s 10 for his last 23 (.435)
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Juan Miranda, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP
David Winfree, LF: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Jon Weber, DH & Reegie Corona, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Weber drew a walk & scored … Corona K’ed
Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR 1 RBI, 1 PB, 1 E (catcher’s interference) – first Triple-A jack came off a knuckleballer … he hit it in an 0-2 count as well
Colin Curtis, RF & Robby Hammock, 3B: both 0 for 3 – Curtis drew a walk, scored & threw a runner out at third
Zach McAllister: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5-10 GB/FB – 67 of 99 pitches were strikes … he’s more than holding his own, but his groundball rate is in the tank (~0.54 GB/FB) … it’s only been three starts though, that could change very quickly
Amaury Sanit: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 12 of 17 pitches were strikes (70.6%)
Royce Ring: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB – two of his four pitches were strikes … oh to be a Triple-A LOOGY
Mark Melancon: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – just 10 of 21 pitches were strikes (47.6%) … very un-Melancon like

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to New Hampshire)
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 B
David Adams, 2B & Kevin Smith, 1B: both 0 for 4 – Adams drew a walk & K’ed twice … he’s 3 for his last 22 (.136)
Austin Romine, C: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – two of those hits came off the centerpiece of the Roy Halladay trade … starting to heat up after a slow first week
Brandon Laird, 3B & Damon Sublett, LF: both 1 for 4, 1 BB – Laird scored a run … Sublett doubled, drove in two & K’ed
Reid Gorecki, LF & Dan Brewer, RF: both 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Gorecki drove in a run … Brewer doubled
Luis Nunez, SS: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 12-0 GB/FB – love the grounders, but not much else
Noel Castillo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Wilkin DeLaRosa: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-4 GB/FB

High-A Tampa
Game One (3-1 win over Clearwater in 7 innings)
makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Abe Almonte, RF & Jack Rye, LF: both 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K
Jose Pirela, 2B: 0 for 1, 2 R, 2 BB – triples his season walk total just like that
Corban Joseph, DH: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – first jack of the season
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 K – just 4 for his last 24 (.167)
Melky Mesa, CF & Mitch Abeita, C: both 0 for 3 – Abeita K’ed
Trent Lockwood, 1B & Walt Ibarra, SS: both 0 for 2
Hector Noesi: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 6-4 GB/FB – he was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week … just nine hits allowed with a 18-1 K/BB ratio in 17 IP … wowza
Trenton Lare: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – he’s lucky CoJo hit that two-run insurance jack in the 6th before giving up a run in the 7th
Game Two (5-1 loss to Clearwater in 7 innings)
Abe Almonte, CF, R.J. Baker, C & Addison Maruszak, 3B: all 0 for 3 – Almonte K’ed once, Baker twice
Jose Pirela, SS & Myron Leslie, 1B: both 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – Pirela committed a throwing error
Corban Joseph, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 2B – got picked off first
Bradley Suttle, DH, Neil Medchill, RF & Jack Rye, LF: all 1 for 3 – Suttle K’ed twice, Medchill once … Rye scored a run & K’ed
Dan Kapala: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 5-5 GB/FB – that’s 6 BB, 3 WP, 1 HB & 1 K in his last 6.2 IP
Phil Bartlewski: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 5-1 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to August in 11 innings, walk-off style)
Ray Kruml, CF, Jimmy Paredes, 2B, Garrison Lassiter, DH & Emerson Landoni, SS: all 1 for 5 – Paredes, Lassiter & Landoni all K’ed twice … Kruml & Paredes each stole a bag … Landoni tripled & missed a catch for an error
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
Luke Murton, 1B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B
DeAngelo Mack, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 CS – he’s been absolutely killin’ it this year
Kyle Higashioka, C: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Taylor Grote, RF: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Graham Stoneburner: 6 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 4-3 GB/FB – that’s a 22-4 K/BB ratio in 17 IP … if he keeps this up, he’ll be in Tampa by June
Ronny Marte: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Francisco Rondon: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 0-2 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional
Gabriel Tatis: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Ben Watkins: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-1 GB/FB – served up a walk-off jack to a personal fave

Open Thread: Goin' goin', back back, to Cali Cali
Can Jorge possibly keep up his contact and swing rates?
  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    “first Triple-A jack came off a knuckleballer”

    I so told you that.


  • pat

    Noesi to Trenton, Steinburner to Tampa? Sounds about right.

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)


      • pat

        Steinbrenner is German for Stoneburner.



    • A.D.

      They need to open some room in AA

      • pat

        Who’d they bring up to take Garcia’s spot? There’s a plethora of Arbiso’s and Wordkempers who can be shuffled around.

        • A.D.

          Figure rotation is:

          Assuming they will keep Noesi starting, I guess they can just shove Pendleton back in the pen since they were willing to start him there anyways

          • pat

            Word. Throw Noesi in there and that’s 5 solid prospects in the rotation. Sick.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wait, it was off Dickey? Does it only count for half, since he’s such a home run dispenser?

    • Rick in Boston

      I just can’t believe Dickey is still pitching in organized baseball. I thought for sure he was ticketed for a life in the indy leagues.

  • poster

    Jesus’s triple slash looking good. Me likie.

  • Dirty Pena

    When you say ManBan is out for “awhile,” what does this mean (roughly)? A month? 2 months? Obviously no one knows for sure, but how long does something like that usually take?

    • YankeesJunkie

      I think he is out for about 5 more weeks.

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      I dunno, any of you have an appendectomy?

      • Greg G.

        [raises hand]

        But I didn’t have to go pitch in professional baseball after I recovered.

        • Greg G.

          All kidding aside, though, his recovery would likely depend on how the procedure was done, and how sick he was when they did the surgery. Mine had ruptured by the time I was operated on, so my recovery was much longer than typical.

          These days the surgery can be done with minimal incisions and scarring, so that would definitely help.

      • pat

        No appendectomy, but the doctor said I need a backiotomy.

    • Ed

      Well, the only baseball player I can remember getting an appendectemy is Bernie Williams. Quick searching shows he had it around 2/24/04, and the first game he played that season was April 6th, the 4th game of the season. Looks like they were borderline on putting him on the DL or not to start the season.

      So I guess something like a month and a half is the time frame.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I miss Heathcott and Murphy, they better hit up Charleston soon!

  • A.D.

    Does De La Rosa really have much to prove in AA? He already pitched well as a starter there, let alone as a reliever.

  • Greg G.

    Nice day for CoJo.

  • A.D.

    Where’s Caleb Cotham?

    • pat

      Tweaked his knee in ST. Probably not 100% yet.

  • Hangoverologist

    Any chance that Stoneburner will be a Yank around, say, 2012 or 2013?

  • Meat Loaf

    Waittt. How was there 2 ER in the SWB game, but we won 7-1?

    Did Montero’s homerun also subtract from the opposing team’s score?

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)


      • pete

        silly question

  • Gonzo

    Romine might make some noise on mid-season lists! Mike, any other candidates to make/move-up on the mid-season lists so far? I know it’s early.

    • Mike Axisa

      Not yet really, it’s very early. Stoneburner, Noesi, Venditte, and Mack are the obvious candidates.

  • Ivan

    I think Montero is gonna go on absolute tear after todays game. Be warned Triple-A, Jesus is coming, read the scriptures.

    • Chip

      He’s a 20 year old catcher with over a .800 OPS in AAA and we’re considering this a slow start for him. Think about that

      • Gordon

        Over .900 OPS. Just thought I would point that out.

      • Riddering

        That warms me up inside.

  • dr mrs the yankee

    Go DeAngelo! Keep it up!

    I guess they are not going forward with the Mack in CF experiment? I think he could play an okay CF but Almonte plays a rather good one.

  • JohnC

    Golson is playing really really well. Maybe its finally starting to click. If so, we got a steal. Romine is starting to heat up as well. Love DeAngelo Mack. He could be this year’s sleeper.

  • tom

    wowza is lik what my grandparents say..kill