Romine & Laird keep on hitting as Trenton wins again

Open Thread: A much needed day off
Where the Yankees stand in the AL East

Jeremy Bleich will have surgery to repair his labrum. See you in 2011, maybe. Meanwhile, David Adams will miss at least 2-3 weeks with an ankle injury. He hurt it while breaking up a double play over the weekend.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 in over Louisville)
Greg Golson, CF & Chad Huffman, 1B: both 1 for 5 – Golson drove in a run & K’ed … Huffman scored a run
Curtis Granderson, DH: 3 for 5, 2 RBI – the first hit came off a lefty … he attempted a stolen base, always a good sign … going to play CF tomorrow
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB
Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) – threw the ball in CF on a SB attempt, allowing a run to score
Jon Weber, RF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 3 2B – four of his last five hits have been doubles
Reid Gorecki, LF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Reegie Corona, 3B-2B: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Romulo Sanchez: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 9-2 GB/FB – 66 of 104 pitches were strikes (63.5%) … 43 K in 43.1 IP
Mark Melancon: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6-0 GB/FB – 30 of 45 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 11 of his 19 pitches were strikes (57.9%)

Double-A Trenton (6-4 win over Erie)
Justin Christian, DH & Luis Nunez, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – J-Crizzle scored a run
Austin Krum, CF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – seven game hit streak
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 14 for his last 33 (.424)
Dan Brewer, LF: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 SB – another day, another steal
Marcos Vechionacci, 1B & Justin Snyder, 2B: both 1 for 4 – Vech K’ed twice … Snyder drove in two & K’ed
Edwar Gonzalez, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI
Cory Arbiso: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5-1 GB/FB – decent spot start, can’t complain
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Ryan Pope: 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 11-2 K/BB ratio in 6 IP as a reliever
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (4-1 loss to Lakeland)
Jack Rye, RF, Jose Pirela, SS, Bradley Suttle, 3B & Corban Joseph. 2B: all 0 for 4 – Pirela & Suttle each K’ed twice … how are you supposed to win when your top four hitters do that?
Melky Mesa, CF & Myron Leslie, DH: both 1 for 3 – Mesa scored a run & committed a throwing error … Leslie drew a walk & K’ed
Neil Medchill, LF: 2 for 3, 1 K, 1 SB
Mitch Abeita, C & Addison Maruszak, 1B: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Abeita allowed a passed ball
Graham Stoneburner: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 7-0 GB/FB – gotta love it when ever out is either a groundball or a strikeout
Tim Norton: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 2-3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-7 loss to Greenville, walk-off style)
Jimmy Paredes, SS: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB – second in the league with 20 steals, just one behind the leaders (two guys tied at 21)
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 0 for 5, 1 K – eight for his last 40 (.200)
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Luke Murton, 1B: 3 for 3, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB – absolutely mashin’ of late
J.R. Murphy, Rob Lyerly, 3B & Emerson Landoni, 2B: all 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Murphy drew a walk & stole a base … Lyerly committed a throwing error … Landoni stole a base, committed a fielding error & K’ed
Francisco Arcia, C: 3 for 4, 1 2B
Ray Kruml, CF: 0 for 4, 1 RBI
Kelvin Perez: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4-3 GB/FB
Michael Solbach: 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-2 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
Ronny Marte: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – allowed both inherited runners to score, so he gave up five runs in the bottom of the ninth for the loss

Open Thread: A much needed day off
Where the Yankees stand in the AL East
  • Matt Imbrogno

    Trenton does not stop.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Please Promote Pat

    • Marcos


      I know that he’s a long shot and everything, but I love that guy… imagine if he makes it in the bigs, he’d be his own set up man, or his own LOOGY.

      • Carlosologist

        Girardi would JIHP if he had a switch pitcher.

    • zs190

      Didn’t Newman or Contreras recently say that he’s not going to get promoted unless someone at a higher level gets injured? I suspect he’s going to stay at Tampa for most of the year and maybe he’ll get promoted towards the end of the season.

      The Yanks don’t seem to have much faith in Pat as a prospect. His stuff is pretty fringy from all the scouting reports but he gets the job done and you kind of want to see him rewarded for it but as an organization.

      I think you need to promote prospects with the idea that you want to prioritize promotions for those that could help the big league club either in the immediate future or long term future and I don’t think the Yanks view his stuff and upside as someone that fits. (I will say though that some of those guys in AAA and AA bullpens aren’t really part of the future either…)

      • Brian in NH

        But according to Axisa it looks like they’ve put him on the “Prospect Track” that they generally follow for a pitcher. It won’t be long before he has proven all he can in Tampa and needs to make a jump to trenton or be moved somewhere else.

  • DreDog

    Any inkling if they will sign Chris Garcia? or is he done?

  • phughesisgod

    The next 2 names that I hear that got promoted to Trenton better be Adam Warren and Pat Venditte. If not, I will have an axe to grind with the Yankees organization. Those 2 are the most deserving right now.

  • Hummingbird S.

    When will Granderson rejoin the ML club?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I think by the end of the week.

      • zs190

        Yeah, plan is 5 games in 6 days at Scranton (today was the 3rd game) and if all goes well, we’ll see him as the DH for the series at home against Cleveland.

  • Frittoman626

    Hopefully Granderson is back by net week, we desperatly need him back

  • Steve H

    I can’t wait for the next Brackman update in DOTF. That, for once, is a good thing. Good to Jesus and Grandy piling up some hits.

    • Matt Imbrogno

      I name dropped you in my 3 PM post.

      • Steve H

        Just checked that out, nice work and thanks.

  • dan

    will zach mcallister be called up as a starter this year? I have a bad feeling they are going to trade him. I think he has the potential to be better than phil hughes? He’s 6’5 230lbs. He uses great mechanics when he throws the ball. Sinker can be a weapon for double plays. Can eat up innings with less pitches. On the other hand Phil Hughes one -arms the ball. I think Phil will have arm problems eventually. Shouldn’t trade mcallister for Lee or Oswalt. If Vazquez
    can’t workout Mcallister would be a great fifth starter for this year.
    I think he could be future ace!

    • Phranchise

      uh, no, mcallister by all accounts does not have ace potential. also work on your grammar man

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah…no. McAllister’s ceiling is a mid rotation guy because he lacks that out pitch. He’s a good prospect tough but he dens’t have the ceiling of Hughes.

    • zs190

      His fastball barely gets over 90 mph and seems to be mostly high 80’s from what I hear. He’s struggling to get groundballs (at least, that’s my impression from reading DoTFs) and giving up a lot of hits. I wouldn’t mind having him as a spot starter if a need arises, but I think I prefer Sergio Mitre to him at point. At least Mitre has major league experience and might even have better stuff than ZMac.

    • A.D.

      I think he has the potential to be better than phil hughes?

      You’re kinda alone there.

      On the other hand Phil Hughes one -arms the ball. I think Phil will have arm problems eventually.

      At this point I assume every pitcher will have arm issues at some point, seemingly it’s all a crap shoot.

    • rbizzler

      Ummm, doesn’t every pitcher ‘one-arm’ the ball?

      • Brian in NH

        every pitcher except Venditte…but even then he does only throw with one arm at a time…i feel like it would be awkward to try and pitch with both arms at the same time. How would one manage that? both hands over the head? or perhaps the “diaper” pitch with both hands between the legs?

        i think i’ll try that next time i’m out playing catch.

    • Doug

      “I think he has the potential to be better than phil hughes?”

      uh, no

  • matt damon wayans

    Is Murphy just DH-ing?

    • Mike Axisa

      Nope, he and Higashioka are alternating every few days.

  • dkidd

    jon weber must be wondering how many people have to get hurt before he finally gets his cup of coffee in the bigs

    • Cnight_UP

      .255/.322/.321 with 0 HR, and 11 RBI says the entire roster needs to be injured before he gets the call….

  • Capital T

    I’m surprised they haven’t moved up Norton. Prior to multiple injuries he had electric stuff. I don’t know his stats this year but every time he pitches it seams like he is doing pretty well.

    Any word on Lassiter? I haven’t seen him in the boxes lately.

    • Mike Axisa

      Lassiter’s in Extended ST. He was dreadful with Charleston.

  • Angelo

    No more Ramon Flores in Tampa or was he just catching a break yesterday =(

    • Mike Axisa

      No, he was sent back down to Extended ST when Rye came off the inactive list. Don’t worry, he’ll be with one of the short season affiliates next month. The fact that they were confident enough in his ability to give him a week in the FSL at 18 tells you a lot about how highly they think of him.