Heathcott gets back in the swing of things in a loss


Hector Noesi is your Double-A Eastern League Pitcher of the Week while Zoilo Almonte, Luke Murton, and Ryan Flannery will participate in the Low-A South Atlantic League All Star Game. Corban Joseph and Jose Ramirez got hosed.

Here’s a roundup of the night’s action, bullet pointed because of the draft. Double-A Trenton had a scheduled day off.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Yay for former first pick.

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

    Arodys :(

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

      And before anyone jumps in: No, I wouldn’t take back that trade he was just my pet prospect. I saw all his starts on SI.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        You are at least implying you’d take back the trade, right? Right???

        Needs more negativity!

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

          I supported the trade since it happened. Try again.

          You always trade the Low A pitcher with upside for a guy like Vazquez.

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

          Oh wait I think I read your comment wrong!! I’m sorry for the snark, tough night.

    • Phranchise

      he’s tearing it up. and he looks like such a g in his milb profile picture. :(

  • pat

    Of course Cito Culver went hitless for the day.


    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      I lol’d

  • Reggie C.

    Nice job Slade. Arodys Vizcaino looks to have found his groove.

    • Doug

      yeah, i’d say no ERs over his last 33 2/3 IPs qualifies as a groove

      • Doug

        oh, and a K/BB ratio of 31/0

      • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

        Holy crap…
        Not that I’d take back the trade, but I wouldn’t mind having given up someone else. Although it is still to early to tell.

  • Brad Toughy

    I went to the Scranton game tonight. Boring game pretty much sums it up. Yanks had a dozen hits, but only one or two were hit hard.

    On a night that Aroyds pitched against the Class A Yanks, Mike Dunn dominated the Triple-A Yanks to get a save. He was sitting 95-96 all night.

    • Brad Toughy

      http://bit.ly/bbE1x5 – Jesus didn’t play, but had a good time in the dugout.

      http://bit.ly/aE6XJh – He did however, sign my ticket!

      • ROBTEN

        Did he actually sign it, or just waive his hand over the ticket and, Cana-style, make his autograph appear?

  • Chris

    I wonder if Brackman gets promoted soon. His K:BB ratio and GB:FB ratio are good enough to warrant a promotion.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      I think after last year, he’s gonna need to have a loooong positive stretch.

      • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos



        But I still have some hope that he has turned it around and will become at least a 3rd starter type guy, hopefully he REALLY turns it around and becomes oh so much more!

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    10/4 GB/FB and 4/1 K/BB for Brackman. Me like.

    How the hell is Venditte still in Tampa? I don’t even think that highly of him but he’s older than Joba. I think he’s dominated kids he could’ve fathered for long enough.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Why even bother writing a DOTF, Mike?


    Never write another DOTF again. No point following the kids in the minors, they’re all busts drafted by morons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I can’t believe that Corban Joseph didn’t make the Sally League All-Star game too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Sad day in the Dominican Republic. Melvin with the blown save and loss. He works in mysterious ways.

    • Rick in Boston

      Is this a sign of the apocolypse? Or is this another form of Melvin giving back to those with unfortunately less ability?

  • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

    I wasn’t big on draft stuff last year? What is Slade’s cieling/likely production?

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com Total Dominication

      That first question mark was not needed.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        I know his ceiling is uber-high, because he’s “toolsy.” Couldn’t tell ya his likely production.

    • Reggie C.

      Slade supposedly grades out BETTER than Austin Jackson across the board in every tools category. He was a legit 1st round hitting talent who pimped it out in the Texas State playoffs. That that FWIW.

  • Mike Ashmore

    Laird, Noesi, Romine, Phelps…Trenton’s worth watching, kids. Come on out.

    • Rick in Boston

      Are the Thunder having trouble drawing this year? That’s a shame – I used to work with Will Smith in Hagerstown back in ’03.

  • rbizzler

    Whoa, Tim Norton sighting! 6 K’s in two innings is pretty sweet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He had 4 in his first inning.

  • bottom line

    ANy details on Norton’s velo these days? At 27, I would think he’s also promo candidate