Hirsh strong again in Scranton win


Tim Norton joined his third team in two days today. Yesterday he was sent from Tampa to Staten Island to make room for Andrew Brackman (paper move), and today he was sent from Staten Island to Scranton to take Mark Melancon‘s place.

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 win over Norfolk)
Kevin Russo, 3B: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 CS – 16 for his last 40 (.400)
Reegie Corona, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 SB – brings that OPS up over .500
Eduardo Nunez, SS, David Winfree, RF & Greg Golson, CF: all 0 for 4 – Nunez scored a run, committed a fielding error & K’ed … Winfree drove in a run & K’ed
Juan Miranda, 1B, Jesus Montero, C & Chad Huffman, LF: all 0 for 3, 1 BB – Miranda drove in a run, scored another & K’ed … Montero K’ed & is just 5 for his last 35 (.143) … Huffman K’ed twice
Jon Weber, DH: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jason Hirsh: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 7-8 GB/FB – 54 of 94 pitches were strikes (57.5%) … two hits allowed over his last 14.2 IP
Royce Ring: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 11 of 12 pitches were strikes
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 8 of his 13 pitches were strikes (61.5%)

Double-A Trenton (4-3 loss to Erie, walk-off style)
Austin Krum, CF, Dan Brewer, LF & Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: all 0 for 3 – Krum & Vech each K’ed once … Brewer drove a run in with a sac fly
David Adams, 2B & Brandon Laird, 3B: both 1 for 4 – Laird doubled & scored a run
Reid Gorecki, DH: 2 for 4, 1 K, 1 CS
Edwar Gonzalez, LF, Jose Gil, C & Luis Nunez, SS: all 1 for 3 - Gonzalez drove in a run … Gil hit a solo bomb & K’ed … Nunez stole a base & scored a run
David Phelps: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 8-7 GB/FB – first time all year he’s allowed more than one run in a starting
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – another day, another scoreless appearance
Grant Duff: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB - served up a walk-off homer

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Brevard County) faced a big leaguer rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery
Jack Rye, RF, Corban Joseph, 2B, Neil Medchill, LF, Jose Pirela, SS & Addison Maruszack, 1B: all 0 for 3 – Rye drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … CoJo walked & K’ed … Medchill walked, K’ed twice & threw a runner out at the dish … Pirela committed three, yes three errors (one fielding, two throwing)
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Melky Mesa, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP – took Capuano deep
Mitch Abeita, DH: 0 for 4, 2 K
Myron Leslie, C: 1 for 3, 1 3B, 1 K, 1 PB
Jairo Heredia: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 HB, 6-5 GB/FB – still trying to find his way
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day. First one since the season started 25 days ago.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

    Tim Norton joined his third team in two days today. Yesterday he was sent from Tampa to Staten Island to make room for Andrew Brackman (paper move), and today he was sent from Staten Island to Scranton to take Mark Melancon’s place.

    Movin’ on up!
    (movin’ on up)
    To the east-side!
    (movin’ on up)
    To a deeee-luxe apartment
    In the sky-iy-iy


    • dkidd

      hey HEY hey!

      /completes trilogy’d

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Who got the win for Baltimore today?


        • dkidd


    • Nostra-Artist

      George Jefferson was one of my heroes growing up. Between him and Mr Spacely, I was destined for a life in small business.

  • Matt Imbrogno

    Wow. I totally forgot about the existence of Chris Capuano.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft


    • Jim S

      He totally won me a fantasy league one year. I don’t even remember which year. 3 years ago? What in the world happened to him?

      • Matt Imbrogno

        Two TJS’s apparently.

    • AndrewYF

      I was once told that any team in the major leagues would take Chris Capuano over Andy Pettitte. Of course, this was after 2006, when he just finished off his second straight strong season, but still.

  • Tommy Fusco

    guys, whos our number one minor league outfield prospect with Austin Jackson moved to Detroit?

    • Jim S

      Slade Heathcott, i think. But he’s nowhere near the majors.

      • Tommy Fusco

        thanks Jim.

        I havent dove into the minor leagues lately.
        need to keep more of an eye on it now.
        Yes, I have heard of him. I guess that name sticks.

        He sounds like a gunslinger from the wild west.

        ‘I wouldnt do that if i were you, Slade Heathcotts coming to town, and he be right mad if you did”.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          His first name is really Zack. But, that would work too.

  • 28 this year

    Is Phelps legit (shot to pitch for the Yanks), or a back end/middle relief/filler type?

  • danny

    its too early to start worrying about Montero, right? right!?!?!?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Way too early, he is jumping straight to AAA after having his season cut short last year in AA by a broken finger. He’ll get hot soon enough.

    • Zack

      He shall be showered with boos so he knows we’re not happy with his performance.

  • ColoYank

    It doesn’t look like still such a mystery for Jairo today … zero earned runs.

    /grasping at something that might be a straw’d

  • Drew

    Hmm, Why didn’t they start Golson in Left? I guess it’s not necessary but I figure it could only help.

  • JT

    So when is it appropriate to start worrying about Montero ?

    • Matt Imbrogno


    • Mike Axisa

      I wouldn’t worry about 20-year-old catcher having a rough go of it in his first ~80 AAA at-bats.

    • Drew

      He’s only got 79 AB’s in 21 games. Way too early to worry. Another 200 AB’s should be a decent sample. It’ll be all good.

    • pat

      Maybe if he’s still struggling at AAA in like 3 or 4 years we can begin to worry. He’s that far ahead of the curve.

  • Jramey

    I was at the Scranton game today, Montero hit one about 400 feet that the wind blew in. But his other ABs were ugly, he was badly food by breaking balls

    • Rod

      That’s not encouraging. Still too early in any case. Not that I wouldn’t wait out the entire season and probably the next as well since he is so far ahead. But yeah, inability to hit breaking pitches has sunk more than its fair share of stud prospects.

  • Drew

    Francesa has scarred me for life. Whenever I see Hirsh’s name, I think “Never heard of ‘em.”

    • Nostra-Artist

      What, are you trying to fool me with your buddies name or something?

  • Anthony

    Question? What if Montero turns out to be a bust,how do the Yankees deal with that.I know it’s early but we have seen this before big propects and guess what they turn out to be ordinary.

    • Mike Axisa

      There’s nothing to deal with, really. He’s not impacting the big league team right now, so nothing changes on that end. It just means they’ll have to hope someone else can take over behind the plate and/or provide some cheap offense at some point.

      • AndrewYF

        Like Austin Romine.

  • Mark

    Any chance of Pat Venditte getting bumped up to Trenton anytime soon?

  • Mike from Sunrise FL

    Anyone that thinks Montero won’t hit is out of their mind. Look at his starts at every level. Always poor. I have no doubt that when we look up in June he will be at least in the mid .280′s with 10 jacks.