Trenton makes it nine wins in a row

Open Thread: Another series win
Pettitte returns as Yanks pound Twins 7-1

Former Yankee farmhand Ben Julianel called it a career. He’s probably best know as the guy they traded to Florida for Ron Villone before the 2006 season, but he had a pretty nice year out of the bullpen for Tampa & Trenton in 2004.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Charlotte)
Kevin Russo, CF: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – they’re going to really start to move him around to increase his already strong versatility
Reegie Corona, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 SB
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – obligatory link to this
David Winfree, 1B & Jon Weber, DH: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 2 K – nice little four game hitting streak
Chad Huffman, LF, Reid Gorecki, RF & Matt Cusick, 3B: all 1 for 3 – Huffman hit a solo jack, K’ed & threw a runner out at second  … Gorecki K’ed … Cusick scored a run
Zach McAllister: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 8-7 GB/FB – 57 of 82 pitches were strikes (69.5%) … he had a six pitch inning … 52 hits allowed in 45 IP
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB - 11 of his 18 pitches were strikes
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – eight of his 12 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (6-2 win over Binghamton)
Justin Christian, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Austin Krum, CF: 2 for 4, 2 R – 10 for his last 19 (.526)
David Adams, 2B: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – three triples in his last seven games … he’s not even that fast
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI - first game back behind the plate after dealing with the tired arm for the last week or so
Brandon Laird, 3B & Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: both 0 for 3 - Laird drove in a run with a sac fly … Vech walked & K’ed
Dan Brewer, LF: 2 for 3, 2 2B, 1 BB – 12 for his last 35 (.343) with four doubles
Edwar Gonzalez, RF: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP
Luis Nunez, SS: 1 for 4, 1 R
D.J. Mitchell: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 9-1 GB/FB – hooray for ground balls
Cory Arbiso: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – allowed one of two inherited runners to score
Wilkins Arias: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Noel Castillo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 0-1 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 27-9 K/BB ratio in 19.2 IP

High-A Tampa (2-1 win over Lakeland)
Walt Ibarra, 2B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 SB
Jack Rye, RF, Corban Joseph, DH, Melky Mesa, CF, Neil Medchill, LF & Mitch Abeita, C: all 0 for 4 – Rye, Medchill & Abeita each K’ed once, CoJo twice, Mesa thrice … CoJo drove in a run with a sac fly
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – five for his last 13 (.385)
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 SB
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Hector Noesi: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 5-3 GB/FB – 53-6 K/BB ratio in 43 IP
Brandon Braboy: 2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 29-6 K/BB ratio in 22.1 IP
Jon Ortiz: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-1 loss to Augusta)
Jimmy Paredes, 2B & Justin Milo, LF: both 0 for 4, 1 K – tough to win when your top two hitters do that
Luke Murton, 1B & Rob Lyerly, 3B: both 1 for 4, 1 K - Murton hit a solo bomb, giving him three extra base hits in the last two games
DeAngelo Mack, RF, Garrison Lassiter, DH & Francisco Arcia, C: all 0 for 3 – Mack & Lassiter each K’ed twice, Arcia just once … Lassiter’s down to just .102-.223-.114 with 36 K in 88 at-bats … holy crap moly
Kelvin Castro, SS & Ray Kruml, CF: both 1 for 3 – Castro committed a fielding error … Kruml K’ed twice
Schaeffer Hall: 7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 8-6 GB/FB – ERA climbs to 2.04
Ben Watkins: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3-1 GB/FB

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Open Thread: Another series win
Pettitte returns as Yanks pound Twins 7-1
  • Accent Shallow

    Noesi to Trenton?

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

    Please promote Pat.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Good to see Russo with the start in CF. I hope to see him in left in the bigs soon.

    Mike, about a week ago you said JoVa wouldn’t be too far off after the appendectomy. Was there a time table on that or is it just up in the air when he’ll see game action?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I was just going off what Nardi Contreras said. He made it sound like he was a week or two away. That could have meant a week or two from joining a team, or a week or two from starting to get into shape in ExST.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Word. Thanks. Hopefully he comes back soon. It’s not often we have a hole at DH, it would be great to see a farm hand fill it.

      • yoo-boo

        That may mean Vazquez wont have a shot to be on MLB roster until at least July. NJ will be there when Vazquez is ready. Bad timing.

        • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

          Well, he was baseball ready in Spring camp. I’m not sure how much an appendectomy takes out of you though.

          • yoo-boo

            I only think of the worst thing that could happen to him.

          • Mike Ashmore

            You know what it takes out of you? Your appendix. :)

  • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

    Who gets sent down tomorrow for Park..? Will it be Logan, or perhaps do they send Robertson down to regain his mojo..?

    Who takes Aceves spot until he’s back. Do they keep Logan up and send down Nova. Or do they Send both down and send up Melancon..?

    • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

      I assume Nova stays up through at least tomorrow to back up Mitre, but then maybe gets sent down for Melancon, and Mitre goes back to long man…

      • yoo-boo

        Nova stays.

        • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

          Nova staying would be silly, he needs to be pitching not waiting around for long relief opportunities.

  • yoo-boo

    David Adams just reaches 74 total bases which is good for 2nd in the league. Damn.

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

    If you were Brain Cashman what would be your plan with David Adams? Kepp him at 2B to maximize his trade value or start moving him around the diamond to maximize his value for the team?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      He’s a second baseman. Now, if the Yanks feel he has the ability to succeed at other positions, they should allow him to get starts at those positions. I don’t see how adding versatility to his repertoire would in any way diminish his value to another club.

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

        My thought process was that if they start moving him to different positions it might have a two-fold effect:

        1- It will limit his reps at third hence retarding his defensive development.
        2- Other teams might interpret this as The Yankees lack of belief in him being able to handle 2B and view him as a utility guy instead of a 2B.

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

          That should say “limit his reps at second*” not third.

          • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

            Your first point I agree with. I’d only allow him to move around if he is a proven 2nd baseman with the glove. If he needs a good amount of polishing I’d leave him be, for now.

            As far as the second point. If a team is ever interested in him, I’m sure their scouts would have a good read on his defensive abilities. I don’t think the versatility would affect him negatively at all, so long as he is proficient at his primary position.

        • yoo-boo

          he may be a full time 3B once he hit 20 or more home runs. Otherwise he stays at 2B.

          his defense is best for 3B but he does not hit enough HR to earn higher value as 3B. He has done all right with his natural tools (not great ones) at 2B.

          Yanks can move Adams around because of his bats but his home is either LF or 2B.

          • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

            If won’t hit enough HRs to stick at 3B how in the world would he hit enough to stick at LF without being a +/++ defender? That’s a bizarre argument.

    • yoo-boo

      David Adams should stay at 2B but I like him for a part of Yanks’ new core so I hope he plays several games at LF before he joins with the parent club.

      • NYC

        Cano will be part of the core for awhile, though.

      • NYC

        Nvm, misread your post.