Sanchez dominant before bullpen nearly blows it for SWB

Game 40: Big night for A.J.
Thames exits game with ankle sprain

Jeremy Bleich was put on the disabled list with shoulder stiffness. He’s apparently back in Florida, so hopefully this well correct whatever’s causing that 26-28 K/BB ratio in 41.1 IP.

Triple-A Scranton (7-5 win over Indianapolis)
Kevin Russo, LF & Reegie Corona, 2B: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Russo was hit by a pitch, doubled & scored a run … Corona walked & drove a run in
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 SB – he was robbed of a homer when the LF made a leaping catch at the wall
David Winfree, RF: 1 for 5, 1 R
Jon Weber, DH: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – 9 for his last 26 (.346) to get his AVG up to .244
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – the double was off the very top of the CF wall, it actually looked out watching on TV … he also hit a ball right on the screws in his final at-bat, but Pedro Alvarez made a nice leaping catch at the hot corner … also threw out two would be basestealers, one of whom we know well
Chad Huffman, 1B: 3 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – 12 for his last 31 (.387)
Reid Gorecki, CF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Cusick, 3B: 0 for 4
Romulo Sanchez: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 7 K, 3-4 GB/FB – just 54 of his 105 pitches were strikes (51.4%) … effectively wild
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – threw 20 pitches, 15 for strikes
Zack Segovia: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 15 of his 23 pitches were strikes (65.2%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 14 of his 22 pitches were strikes (63.6%)

Double-A Trenton was washed out. Going to make it up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, May 29th.

High-A Tampa (8-3 loss to Charlotte)
Jack Rye, DH & Addison Maruszak, 3B: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI – Rye hit a solo jack & scored another run … Maruszak doubled, stole a base & got picked off second
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 4
Corban Joseph, 2B & Neil Medchill, LF: both 0 for 3 – CoJo drove in a run & K’ed … Medchill drew a walk & K’ed twice
Bradley Suttle, 1B & Mitch Abeita, C: both 0 for 4 – Suttle K’ed twice, Abeita once
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB – had been 0 for his last 12
Francisco Santana, RF: 0 for 3, 3 K – thanks for coming
Dan Kapala: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 6-6 GB/FB – hadn’t allowed seven runs in his last three starts combined
Phil Bartlewski: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (12-5 loss to Rome)
Jimmy Paredes, 2B: 3 for 5, 1 K – 14 for his last 42 (.333)
Zoilo Almonte, RF, Luke Murton, 1B, Kyle Higashioka, DH & DeAngelo Mack, LF: all 1 for 4 – Murton scored a run & K’ed … Higashioka drove in two & K’ed … Mack doubled, scored a run & K’ed
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) – nice little three game hit streak
J.R. Murphy, C: 2 for 4, 1 R
Kelvin Castro, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (fielding, throwing)
Kelvin Perez: 2.2 IP, 12 H, 11 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 4-4 GB/FB – nine unearned runs? wtf
Michael Solbach: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1-4 GB/FB – had allowed at least one run in his last four appearances
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB

Game 40: Big night for A.J.
Thames exits game with ankle sprain
  • Matt Imbrogno

    Be honest, Mike. You got happy when Nunez was robbed.

  • Richard Iurilli

    Kelvin Perez: strangest pitching line in DotF history?

  • China Joe

    Damn…if the Yankees are gonna suck this badly tonight, at least the baseball gods shouldn’t cheat me out of enjoying a good Austin Romine line.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wait did Jesus hit a homer or a double?

    • Mike Axisa

      Double, it was a typo. It was off the top of the wall in dead center, literally the top, the flat horizontal part.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    11 Runs on 3 Errors? Did Lyerly and Castro pull a Mat Latos and overthrow?

    • pete

      i would think there was an error on what should have been the third out of the inning, meaning every run scored thereafter was unearned

  • Reggie C.

    I actually like Pedro Alvarez’s upside just as much as Montero. To bad the native NYC kid isn’t going to have anything near the lineup protection Montero will have next season. Now if only Montero could get on a hot streak that Alvarez is famous for.

    • Jamal G.

      Seeing as how Pittsburgh is more likely to be more aggressive with Alvarez’s placement in the batting order in comparison to New York and Montero, I think Ryan Doumit and Garrett Jones are going to be better than who the Yanks will likely have batting in the 8th and/or 9th slots next year.

      It will probably be McCutchen-Jones-Doumit-Alvarez when he’s called up this year, and Jones and Alvarez will probably switch spots by 2011.

    • Steve H

      Alvarez has some talent, but struggles against LHP and is 3 years older than Montero while facing the same competition. I don’t think the upside is nearly that of Montero’s.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And and way to go JR Murphy. Will he be able to stay at catcher? A part of me doesn’t want him too so he can mash for the team instead of as trade bait…

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He is learning the position, he can play outfield too.

      • Dave M

        We can use an outfielder NOW. Too bad Murphy’s not even close to ready.

    • A.D.

      My guess is with being able to stay, probably, more likely not in the Yanks best interest to catch…assuming the bat is for real

  • Steve H

    Good job for the Scranton bullpen. The New York bullpen would have blown it.

  • Reggie C.

    So there are 2 Kelvins in Low-A … neither of which is the interesting one … KELVIN DELEON. When is this kid going to join full season ball?? He’s frigging ready judging from last season’s stats.

    • A.D.

      His .768 OPS in rookie ball doesn’t scream completely ready

  • Roger

    Didn’t it come out that TABATA fudged his age. It reads 08/12/1988 on milb, thats still pretty young for AAA.

  • RICO