Melancon slams the door in SWB win

Swisher day-to-day with biceps soreness
Yanks atone for afternoon loss, ride pitching to 8-0 win

I’ve been meaning to mention this for two days now, but I inexcusably kept forgetting. Mike Ashmore was able to trick talk the Yankees’ seventh best prospect and Double-A Trenton lefty Jeremy Bleich into answering questions from us lowly fans. All the details are available here, so head on over and ask something that’ll make us look intelligent. I’m curious to know what his first big purchase was with his $700,000 signing bonus.

Meanwhile, check out Matt from Fack Youk’s first hand report from Bleich’s start last night.

Triple-A Scranton
Game One (4-3 loss to Columbus in 7 innings)
makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Reegie Corona, 2B & Eduardo Nunez, SS: both 1 for 4 – Corona doubled, scored a run & K’ed … Nunez K’ed twice
Matt Cusick, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 E (throwing)
David Winfree, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – quietly having a nice year
Jon Weber, RF & Jesus Montero, C: both 0 for 3 – Weber K’ed twice … Montero allowed a passed ball
Chad Huffman, LF: 0 for 2, 2 K
Robby Hammock, DH & Justin Snyder, CF: both 1 for 3 – Hammock scored a run & K’ed … Snyder’s up from Trenton because SWB doesn’t have a true CF with Colin Curtis on the DL & Greg Golson in the bigs
Dustin Moseley: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 11-6 GB/FB – 58 of 101 pitches were strikes (57.4%) … the pitching staff has been a wreck will the recent callups, so I’m sure the bullpen appreciates the six innings
Royce Ring: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – just 12 of his 26 pitches were strikes (46.1%)

Game Two (5-3 win over Columbus in 7 innings)
Reegie Corona, 2B: 1 for 4
Robby Hammock, 3B, Eduardo Nunez, SS, David Winfree, 1B, Jesus Montero, DH & Justin Snyder, CF: all 1 fo 3 – Hammock K’ed twice … Nunez scored a run … Winfree doubled, drove in a run & scored another … Montero drove in a run, scored one & K’ed … Snyder plated a run
Jon Weber, RF & Chad Huffman, LF: both 2 for 3, 1 R – Weber doubled … Huffman drove in a run & K’ed
Chad Moeller, C: 0 for 2, 1 K
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2-5 GB/FB – 54 of 91 pitches were strikes (59.3%)
Mark Melancon: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 WP, 1-1 GB/FB – 26 of his 43 pitches were strikes (60.5%) … at one point he had five strikeouts but just four outs on the board because Shelley Duncan reached first on a wild pitch strike three

Double-A Trenton was rained out. Not sure when they’re going to make this one up, but they don’t return to New Britain until the end of June.

High-A Tampa (2-1 loss to Fort Myers)
Jack Rye, RF: 2 for 4, 1 2B – had been a little one for nine slump, but he bumps his AVG back up to .370
Walt Ibarra, 3B, Melky Mesa, CF & Neil Medchill, LF: all 1 for 4 – Ibarra doubled, got caught stealing & committed a throwing error … Mesa threw a runner out at third & K’ed … Medchill tripled, scored a run & K’ed twice
Corban Joseph: 0 for 4, 2 K – hitless in his last eight at-bats with six strikeouts
Bradley Suttle, 1B, Jose Pirela, SS & Trent Lockwood, DH: all 0 for 3 – Suttle walked & K’ed twice … Pirela stole a base, struck out & committed a throwing error … Lockwood K’ed twice
Andrew Brackman: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5-2 GB/FB – good news: that’s just his second walk of the season … bad news: 35 hits in 20.1 IP
Craig Heyer: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 7-1 GB/FB – GB/FB ratio is over three on the year
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-4 win over Augusta) for the second time this season, they beat up on the sixth overall pick from the 2009 draft
Jimmy Paredes, 2B & Rob Lyerly, 1B: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI – Paredes doubled scored a run & K’ed
Justin Milo, LF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Luke Murton, DH, Kyle Higashioka, C, DeAngelo Mack, RF & Garrison Lassiter, 3B: all 0 for 3 – Murton drew a walk & scored a run … Higashioka got hit by a pitch … Mack drew a walk & K’ed … Lassiter drew a walk, K’ed twice & committed a throwing error
Kelvin Castro, SS & Ray Kruml, CF: both 3 for 4, 1 R – Kruml doubled
Jairo Heredia: 6.2 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 11-5 GB/FB – the ground balls continue to be there, but he’s still just too hittable
Ryan Flannery: 2.1 IP, zeroes, 5 K, 2-0 GB/FB – now that’s a save

Swisher day-to-day with biceps soreness
Yanks atone for afternoon loss, ride pitching to 8-0 win
  • pat

    Kind of a blah day in the minors.

    • Brian in NH

      definitely a blah day in the minors…nothing really impressed

  • colin

    i’ve just been pumped that brackman is throwing strikes, wory about the hiits later

    • Angelo

      How much longer do we keep saying that? Hopefully he starts pitching well sooner than later.

      • andrew

        Well, 6 hits in 4.2 innings really isn’t that bad. This was definitely one of his better outings..

      • A.D.

        Well no reason to really get upset at this point, he’s a project.

  • Mike Ashmore

    Send those questions, RAB’ers…

    • nathan

      gr8 job Mike

  • The Trooper

    Please let Montero start raking.

  • RalphieD says montero was 1 for 3

    • pat

      In game 2. They played two yesterday.

  • Doug

    Of course it’d be nice if Montero were tearing up AAA, but his K % is only 17% and his BABIP is a ridiculously low .259; so he’s hitting in a bit of bad luck right now.

    not to worry boys, he’ll start raking shortly.

  • JohnC

    All the hits against brackman were ground ball singles, 1 was an infield single. Guy is making progress. Lets have a little more patience.

  • RICO


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