A loss at every level

Game 55: Hello, Toronto (and a Dave Eiland update)
Jays hammer Yanks, take series opener

Brandon Laird is your Double-A Eastern League Player of the Month for May thanks to his .339-.374-.591 batting line with nine doubles, six homers, and a cycle. Hard to believe that Laird is just the second player from the Trenton franchise to win the Player of the Month away since they started handing it out in 1997. The other guy was some scrappy little infielder named David Eckstein, who won it when Trenton was Boston’s Double-A affiliate in 1999.

Corban Joseph got some love in the Team Photo section of this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Gwinnett)
Reid Gorecki, RF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB – threw a runner out at first
Reegie Corona, 2B, Eduardo Nunez, SS & Greg Golson, CF: all 1 for 4 – Corona doubled, drove in a run, scored another & K’ed twice … Nunez drove in a run … Golson K’ed
Chad Huffman, LF, David Winfree, 1B & Colin Curtis, DH: all 0 for 4 – Curtis K’ed … Juan Miranda didn’t play today after being taken out of last night’s game for an unknown reason, so he might be hurt
Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – threw one of three baserunners out trying to steal second
Romulo Sanchez: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 Balk, 4-6 GB/FB – 45 of his 82 pitches were strikes (54.9%)
Royce Ring: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – just nine of his 20 pitches were strikes (45%)
Boone Logan: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-4 Gb/FB – 16 of his 24 pitches were strikes (66.7%)

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to Richmond) they’ve already lost more games at home in June (two) than they did the entire month of May (zero)
Dan Brewer, LF, Jorge Vazquez, DH & Edwar Gonzalez, RF: all 1 for 4 – Brewer doubled in the only run & K’ed
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 18, 1 R, 4 BB, 1 K – Austin Romine & Brandon Laird went a combined 0-for-8 … Justin Snyder drew a pair of walks & scored the team’s only run
Lance Pendleton: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3-4 GB/FB – had allowed just two runs in his previous 14 IP
Ryan Pope: 3 IP, zeroes, 5 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 2 H, zeroes, 2-0 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa had both games of it’s doubleheader rained out. They’re going to make up the first game at some point in the future, but the second game was canceled all together. The Yanks were actually leading 6-5 in the 3rd inning when it started raining, but all those stats get washed away. Here’s the box score if you want to see who did what in that time.

Low-A Charleston (5-3 loss to Hickory)
Slade Heathcott: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – he’s had a hit in every game since being promoted
J.R. Murphy: 2 for 5, 1 K
Jimmy Paredes, 2B, Kyle Higashioka, DH & Kelvin Castro, SS: all 0 for 4 – Paredes got caught stealing but managed to drive in two with a sac fly & a ground out … Higashioka & Castro each K’ed twice
Luke Murton, 1B & DeAngelo Mack, LF: both 0 for 3, 1 HBP – Murton scored a run & K’ed twice
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 3 for 4, 2 2B – six doubles in his last ten games
Ray Kruml, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 SB
Jose Ramirez: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3 HB, 3-8 GB/FB – control just wasn’t there tonight
Gabriel Tatis: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-2 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Game 55: Hello, Toronto (and a Dave Eiland update)
Jays hammer Yanks, take series opener
  • Mark

    Warren got killed in that Tampa game, at least the stats don’t count.

  • pat

    Slade’s double was to LF. That’s nice.

  • P. Allen

    Too late to do Joba+Jesus for Halladay/

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      That’s a good thing.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Romulo is a poor mans AJ.

    • Dirt

      Very poor.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Dirt poor even.

        • BigBlueAL


  • Chris

    ‘Cuz I know you’re all DYING to know, Melvin Croussett 1 IP 2 BB 1 K

    • wilcymoore27

      Eh, still control issues.

      • poster

        You see issues, I see mercy.

    • poster

      I suppose the walks were so that he doesn’t scare people?

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        The walks were because the league is enforcing a 3-inch by 3-inch strike zone whenever Melvin pitches. It used to be 6-inch by 6-inch (Source: http://bit.ly/ahXW7i), but he was just too good, so they changed it again.

        • poster

          I think he’s smart enough to know that if he doesn’t walk people with a strike zone that small, people will think he’s cheating. Just another brilliant idea from Melvin.

  • Angelo

    What an awful day for the Yankees organization.

    At least Heathcott and Murphy played well. I hope they can keep it up

    • Ted Nelson

      I would say two of your most promising young prospects, your top two picks from the last draft, a couple of 19 year olds in full season ball, having good days isn’t an awful day for the organization… Jesus had a decent day: .500 OBP and 33% caught stealing compared to 22% for the season… Jose Ramirez having a better day would have made it a pretty good day IMO…

      • Ted Nelson

        Ramirez and/or Romine having a better day, I guess. And for Ramirez it wasn’t like he got beat up, he killed himself with control.

  • Rob Gee


    Arodys Vizcaino Team: low Class A Rome (South Atlantic)
    Age: 20
    Why He’s Here: 2-0, 0.00, 13 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 SO
    The Scoop: Vizcaino has dominated the Sally League as a 20-year-old, and he’s doing it with elite stuff, including a mid- to high-90s fastball and a tight breaking ball. Perhaps most impressive: He hasn’t walked a batter in 38 innings.