May
22

A belated DotF

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Apologies for the tardiness, but loyal reader Andrew Brotherton put together a makeshift DotF of last night’s game for us…

Scranton beats Indy 10-7
Golson 2-3 with a 3 runs, a double and 2 walks with 1 rbi
Nunez 1-6 with 1 rbi
Weber 1-4 with a double and 2 walks with 1 rbi
Montero 3-5 with 2 runs and 1 walk
Gorecki 1-3 with 2 runs, a double, and 2 walks with 2 ks
Cusick 2-4 with 1 run, 1 double, 3 rbis, and 1 walk
Nova got hit around lasting only 2 innings and allowing 5 runs on 5 hits all earned with 2 walks.
Igawa got the win but still allowed 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, but 4 strikeouts
Albaladejo got the save with 2 innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 2.
Former Yankees: Anthony Claggett walked 6 in 1 inning, Steven Jackson with 1 k, and Jose Tabata 0-2 with 2 runs, 1 rbi, and 2 walks.

Trenton loses to Portland 11-8
Christian 1-2 with 1 run, and 3 walks.
Adams 0-2 with 1 run, and 2 walks
Romine 3-5 with 1 run, and 3 doubles, and 2 rbis. now batting 328
Laird also 3-5 with 1 run, 2 rbi’s and 1k
Brewer 1-4 with 1 double, and 1 rbi, with 1 walk
DJ Mitchell got batted around allowing 4 runs in 5 innings and 3 walks but Casey Kelly got hit hard in 3 innings he allowed 5 runs, and had 3 walks.

Tampa beat Palm Beach 3-1
Pirela 1-3 with 1 triple
Joseph 2-3 with 1 rbi
Suttle, Mesa, Lockwood, and Medchill 1-4
Lare 4 scoreless
Olbrychowski got the win pitching 3 innings, allowing 3 hits, and striking out 3.
Venditte scoreless inning, and Ortiz got another save pitching a scoreless inning

Charleston beats Savannah 9-6
Paredes 2-4 with 2 rbis
Murphy 1-5 with 1 rbi
Almonte Z. 2-5 with 2 doubles and 3 Ks
Murton 2-5 with 2 rbis
Lyerly 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 rbis
Milo 3-3 with 2 runs and 1 walk
Sean Black got hit around allowing 4 runs in 5 innings, but struck out 4, he ended up picking up the win.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Angelo

    Some nice talent in Trenton this year with Adams, Brewer, Romine, and Laird. Hopefully Adams gets the call to Scranton soon. Romine shouldn’t be too far behind, but I guess Montero is holding him back.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Is Team Jesus v. Team Austin the next Team Joba v. Team Hughes?

      Can’t we all just get along?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        It’s especially funny considering most people have seen these guys maybe play a handful of games each.

      • Angelo

        no, no, no. I love the Jesus. I wish success for both catchers. The more the success, the better. I just wish Romine could play in Scranton with Montero.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Montero and Romine will likely both spend the full season in AAA and AA respectively, there is no reason to bring them up to the next level no matter how well they do.

      Jesus is not holding him back, their development is intertwined with each other.

      • Angelo

        Okay, maybe I wrote my comment incorrectly. I just wish I could have my cake and eat it too. I love Montero and Romine. They are two of the Yankees best prospects, and if Romine continues to destroy Double-A, I would love to see him in Scranton, but I understand that Montero is there, so it is unlikely.

      • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        “Montero and Romine will likely both spend the full season in AAA and AA respectively, there is no reason to bring them up to the next level no matter how well they do.”

        Repeated loudly for extra emphasis.

        You don’t have to promote a kid every time he has a good couple of months. Let them play at their respective levels for a while, there’s absolutely no need to rush them. In Romine’s case, it’s not like he’s just too good/advanced for the level of competition.

        • Angelo

          Can’t make a comment around here without hearing it from everyone I see. I understand your stance, in fact, I wasn’t taking an aggressive stance like “ROMINE HAS TO GET CALLED UP NOW,” but I do like to hope. In the end, it probably is better for Romine to get a full year in Trenton, but I do like to dream of Romine tearing up Trenton, Scranton, and suddenly getting a call-up along with Montero in September and tearing it up there. And before everyone attacks me for that comment, I know that my dreams are extremely unlikely, but who wouldn’t love that?

          • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            “Can’t make a comment around here without hearing it from everyone I see… And before everyone attacks me for that comment, I know that my dreams are extremely unlikely, but who wouldn’t love that?”

            Nobody attacked you or piled on, and I’ll point out I didn’t even respond to your comment. Johan Iz My Brohan said something I agreed with, so I responded to his comment and said so.

            • Angelo

              Okay, I just wanted people to understand what I actually meant. I’m just a huge fan of prospects. Love to see them succeed.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Jesus is heating up.

    Me likey.

  • Andrew Brotherton

    There is a good chance that if Romine stays on this pace he could get Minor League player of the year. He has the stats, and the name behind it. Montero almost got it last year but he had the injury.

  • Cecala

    We hit Casey Kelly? Blasphemy!

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Austin Romine was asked after the game how he was able to hit Kelly, and he said that he guessed. He said the only way to hit him, is to try not to hit him. Very Zen.

      • Greg G.

        My bat is an uncarved block.

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

      It is all part of the Red Sox developmental plan. They knew that he would never struggle so they asked him to tank a game on purpose just to see what it feels like.

  • Couchy

    Anthony Claggett walked 6 in 1 inning – Sheesh

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      That’s Ollie Perezian

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    What a great night for Montero and Romine. I’m especially happy that Montero’s bat is starting to show AAA the way, the light, and the truth.

    • Angelo

      Yeah, definitely. Hopefully he keeps it up. I didn’t know Montero was able to struggle until he got to Scranton.

  • Cult of Basebaal

    .255/.359/.382???

    Those are Austin Romine’s stats when hitting at Trenton? This Romine kid SUCKS!

    Wait. What’s that you say? Trenton’s a notorious hitters park, especially in the cold, damp spring?

    Well, what’s he hitting on the road.

    .388/.423/.642!?!?!

    Hey Jesus, you’d better watch your ass, objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they seem …

    (which, although I’m kidding, is a really nice thing to be even able to joke about, given the type of prospect Montero is)

  • Josh

    I know this situation is at least a year or 2 away but it seems to me the perfect situation would be for romine and montero to both succeed. If they do would it be better to trade one of them or keep them both. I like keeping the home grown talent personally but obviously every situation is different. Am I wrong to think that if romine – being considered the better fielder (im assuming from the limited reading ive done on them both)- should be groomed as the catcher of the future and montero-being the monster bat- should be a dh or corner outfielder (being that tex has 1st locked up for some time). without the wear and tear of catching not to mention the day off every week would seem to suit an offensive monster even more-obviously i am basing this on the idea that romine will succeed as a real good offensive and defensive catcher in the future. what do u guys think the organization will do with these guys? if romine keeps tearing it up< when will montero be moved from behind the plate and learn some new positions- if ever?

    • emac2

      I’m thinking that maybe we should keep Austin in AA for 2 full years so that he is really, really good. You can’t overstate the value of developing in the low minors because everyone knows that once you hit the majors you can no longer learn anything.

      I know some stupid people like to let the ability to hit determine the level because they think you can learn the same defensive skills at any level but most people know better.

      As for Jesus I think he needs to stay in AAA until he is a proven major league hitter or get traded. The Yankees aren’t about learning on the job and what we need to do is trade him somewhere else to develop and then just sign him as a free agent when he is polished. Let some other team do all of the work and we can just use our money.

      I’ve never understood all of these people that think a player should be promoted mid season just because he is playing really well. You don’t want to teach these guys to expect rewards for doing well. You want them to learn to submit and do what they are told when they are told to do it. You never know when one of these guys might end up as a factory worker and you want to make sure they are prepared for that possibility.

      It’s the same reason they age meat. Why rush things to have fresh meat when you can age it out of site for as long as you want and enjoy it when it is well past it’s prime. Worst case scenario you add 20% ammonia and call it an additive to school lunches.

      • Zack

        “The Yankees aren’t about learning on the job and what we need to do is trade him somewhere else to develop and then just sign him as a free agent when he is polished. Let some other team do all of the work and we can just use our money.”

        I disagree 1000%. Just because irrational fans lack patience doesn’t mean the front office should trade every prospect they draft/sign.

        • Cult of Basebaal

          Uh, pssssst, I think you should check the calibration on your sarcasm meter …

          • Zack

            Is it sarcasm? If it is then my bad, the post as a whole doesnt look like it though.

            • Cult of Basebaal

              Yes, really it does.

              I mean, REALLY, it does …

              Like this:

              “As for Jesus I think he needs to stay in AAA until he is a proven major league hitter or get traded.”

              or

              “You want them to learn to submit and do what they are told when they are told to do it. You never know when one of these guys might end up as a factory worker and you want to make sure they are prepared for that possibility.”

              or

              “Why rush things to have fresh meat when you can age it out of site for as long as you want and enjoy it when it is well past it’s prime.”

              emac2′s tongue is planted so firmly in cheek, it’s poking through the other side.

              • Zack

                Eh, not that different than comments I normally read.

                • Cult of Basebaal

                  Well, god help us if you’ve got the vote …

    • whozat

      “if romine keeps tearing it up< when will montero be moved from behind the plate and learn some new positions"

      These are unrelated. Montero's greatest value to the organization is behind the plate, regardless of whether it's in trade or in performance for the big league club.

      As to the keep or trade question, it all depends on what else happens. How long do they re-sign Jeter for? At what point do they need to acquire someone to play SS or 3B, because either Jeter or ARod needs to DH most of the time or move somewhere else? Can they get that replacement in free agency, or would they have to/prefer to build a package around a young catcher to get a guy who's in his prime that they can lock up for a while?

    • Zack

      In 2011, let Montero split time at DH/C with Posada, whether he starts in the bigs or gets called up in the season doesnt matter for this discussion. With Romine in AAA.

      If Jesus’ defense is just bad then I think you have to test him out in LF/RF just to see how he is out there in 2012 ST and some winter ball maybe.

      Then you go from there: either Montero splits time in the OF/DH, C/DH, or just plain DH.

      Obviously trades are always possible- but not for 35 year old veterans looking for 20m/per contracts.

  • emac2

    Whoops – That wasn’t supposed to be a reply to you.

  • YankeesJunkie

    It is great to see Romine showing some great skills on the offensive side which is only increasing his value to the Yankees. Jorge will be probably be gone after 2011 just when Montero and Romine should be ready for the majors. The battle between these two catchers may not come til then and then there might be the debate the next starting catcher.

    • Zack

      What battle? Whoever farts and grunts more automatically gets the job.

    • pat

      Personally, I don’t think It’ll be much of a battle. I envision Romine starting 60 to 70% of games behind the plate while Jesus picks up the rest and is the primary DH. While the Jesus catches Romine can either DH or let Jeets/Arod/Tex take a half day off and hit only.

  • yoo-boo

    damn… David Adams is hurt. Noesi looked good on boxscore without 3rd frame which he gave up solo and 2 run home runs.

    I recently somewhere before I accidentally closed the tab. One thinks Murphy would be number one catcher in the system. Nice.

    • Cult of Basebaal

      What happened to Adams?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He got spiked, according to the radio guy.

        • pat

          GRITASTIC

    • YankeesJunkie

      Well depending on how everything goes the next four or so years there is a good chance that Murphy will be crowded out by the likes of Montero, Romine, and possibly Cervelli.

  • Josh

    hopefully they are all great yankees in the near future. its a nice problem to have. i understand the value of having a great hitter at a position like catcher but i get nervous because of the days off and possibilities of shortening a career due to wear and tear. like i said its a nice problem to have so many good catchers in the system either way

  • rbizzler

    Great day for both teh Jesus and Romine. Thanks Andy.

  • sleepykarl

    Guys that was actually Theo Epstein in Casey Kelly’s jersey as he was trying to go incognito to the post-game Pearl Jam concert.

  • Andrew Brotherton

    I actually found out it was Nomar. He came down from the booth and wanted to know what it felt like to be owned by the Yankees one more time. Did you see Jeter’s expression the other day when Nomar was getting close to him to possibly interview him. Like look at this scrub.