Moseley & Montero guide SWB to a win

Open Thread: Backman Goes Bananas
Yanks offense makes life easy for Javy in 9-3 win

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 win over Indianapolis)
Reid Gorecki, LF, Rene Rivera, C, Reegie Corona, 2B & Greg Golson, CF: all 1 for 4 – Gorecki K’ed … Rivera drove in two & K’ed twice … Corona doubled & K’ed … Golson hit a solo jack & K’ed
Matt Cusick, 3B & Colin Curtis, RF: both 0 for 4 – Cusick K’ed thrice, Curtis twice
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Jesus Montero, DH: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – eight for his last 20 (.400) with four doubles … he wasn’t even supposed to play today, he was a late add because of Chad Huffman’s promotion
David Winfree, 1B: 1 for 2, 2 HBP
Dustin Moseley: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 10-1 GB/FB – 66 of 108 pitches were strikes (61.1%) … that’s one helluva start … 21 outs recorded & just one in the air? studly
Boone Logan: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 12 of his 20 pitches were strikes (60%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – 13 of his 20 pitches were strikes (65%)

Double-A Trenton (6-0 win over Binghamton)
Justin Christian, LF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Austin Krum, CF & Luis Nunez, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Krum drew a walk & scored a run
Austin Romine, C & Jorge Vazquez, 3B: both 0 for 4 – Romine is now two for his last 27 (.074) … after the game, Vazquez was promoted to Triple-A after the game, presumable to take Huffman’s spot
Brandon Laird, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K – 13th homer of the year moves his past last year’s total of a dozen
Dan Brewer, RF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci, DH: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – 14 for his last 30 (.467)
Justin Snyder, 2B: 0 for 1, 2 R, 2 BB
D.J. Mitchell: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 13-5 GB/FB – now there’s the ground ball machine he’s supposed to be … lost the perfect game when he walked the leadoff hitter in the 5th … lost the no-hitter on a single through the right side in the 7th … easily his best outing of the season
Grant Duff: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa is off until Monday for the All Star break. The South All Stars beat the North All Stars 5-4 in 10 innings (box score). Every Yankee farmhand selected to game played except for Hector Noesi, who is now in Double-A.
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 BB – started at second, batted fifth & played the entire game
Jack Rye, RF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – started in right, batted eighth & played the entire game
Mitch Abeita, C: 0 for 1, 1 K – entered the game in the top of the 4th … was replaced in the top of the 7th
Adam Warren: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 12 of his 19 pitches were strikes (63.2%) … he started the game … that’s two All Star appearances in his twelve months as a pro

Low-A Charleston (5-3 loss to Hagerstown)
Jimmy Paredes, 3B & Emerson Landoni, SS: both 0 for 4, 1 K – Paredes committed a throwing error … Landoni drove in a run with a sac fly
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
J.R. Murphy, DH: 1 for 4 – got picked off third, which is absolutely inexcusable in the big leagues … luckily for him, he’s still in the Sally League
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 3 for 3, 1 BB – dude is 17 for his last 28 (.607), bumping his AVG all the way up to .314
Kyle Higashioka, C: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 PB
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – six for his last 16 (.375) with three doubles & a homer
Hector Rabago, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Ray Kruml, CF: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K, 1 SB – pffft, Slade coulda done better
Josh Romanski: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 8-7 GB/FB – very nice for his third start back from elbow surgery
Dickie Marquez: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB

Open Thread: Backman Goes Bananas
Yanks offense makes life easy for Javy in 9-3 win
  • Ivan

    Lets hope Montero can keep it up…I know he’s going to eventually break out of this tough stretch and when he does, awww man watch out.

    • Doug

      i think eventually has begun

      • Gonzo

        He is beginning to believe!

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          He knows kung fu.

          • Angelo


  • wilcymoore27

    Maybe this is the turnaround point for Montero.

    … and Albaladejo should be pitching himself into consideration for the Yanks’ bullpen – 20 saves (by June 12!), a 1.21 ERA, and pretty good peripheral numbers on everything else.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      no thanks, unless its mop up innings.

      • Accent Shallow

        I’d rather have him than Park.

        • Brad Toughy

          I wouldn’t. Park’s been solid since coming back from the injury and we’ve seen the Albaladejo show before.

          • matt damon wayans

            Not saying that Albaladejo would be any better but or represents legitimate upside, however, Park hasn’t been that great since coming back.

            May 17 to June 10, 10.2 IP 8 ER, 8 BB, 11 K, 3 HR, .326/.380/.543/.923 against.

            Better than Gaudin? Yes. A “solid” relief pitcher? Hardly. Would Albaladejo be much better? Almost definitely not.

      • Jeffrey

        At least he could replace Gaudin. Can’t be worse than him.

        • Sean C


  • Jake H

    I wonder if this is the start to Montero going on a roll.

    I also was wondering why Slade wasn’t in the lineup.

    • Kar

      Slade has played almost every game since the call up, he was probably just getting the day off, odd since I think tomorrow is an off day anyway, but I think they just wanted him to have a breather

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    *says something about Montero coming around just like everyone else in this thread*

    -1 for lack of creativity

  • Nate

    What happened to Caleb Cotham? Did he get hurt?

    • Mike Axisa

      Yes, had another knee surgery during the spring.

      • Nate

        Thanks, that does sound familiar.

    • zs190

      Offseason surgery, I think. He’s out for a while longer still.

  • zs190

    I’m surprised nobody mentioned Montero’s OPS is .666 now

    Nice outings for all the teams.

    • boogie down

      Heh, yeah I noticed that, too. Beisbol is the devil, Bobby!

    • AndrewYF

      I look forward to .777, .888, and, someday, .999

      • Total Dominication

        , 1111, 2222, 3333

  • boogie down

    So I went to Adam Warren’s player page on to check out his stats and found that he’s almost a carbon copy of Jamie Kennedy.

  • Doug

    anyone know if montero’s recent doubles barrage has been more inside the bag or wall-shot variety?

    • boogie down

      By the description on MiLB Gameday, tonight’s was inside the bag. Idk about the rest though, sorry.

    • Church of the Perpetually Outraged

      I went to the game on Friday, where he went double, double, flyout, strike out*. First double was a hit over the third baseman’s head that was hit hard enough to get him to second (Montero’s speed makes Jorge look fast sometimes). 2nd hit he crushed into the gap between LF and CF. The flyout was an opposite field warning track out, and he struck out swinging on a changeup in the dirt.

      *Can’t remember who batted before him, but if the player got on Montero would have come up with the bases loaded in the 9th :(

      • Doug

        thanks for the info, church

  • Dela G

    great job yankee farmhands

  • Total Dominication

    Will Montero replace Moeller now that JOPO can catch?

    • Total Dominication


  • Januz

    Mike it looks like the organization will have a lots of decisions to make if the Pinstripe Plus Report of these signings (Thru NYY Fans) is correct:
    Trevor Johnson
    Shane Brown

    • Phranchise

      can you link me? i tried to google it but couldnt find it

      • Januz

        If you go to NYY fans you can find it (Page 4) I cut and pasted it from there.

  • ZZ


    Do you have any idea where Montero has been hitting the ball lately?

    Word is he has been pull happy this year which is really unusual for him.

    • Mike Axisa

      No idea. used to have spray charts, but apparently not any more.

  • poster

    Obviously Montero and Romine have switched places.

    It’s the only logical explanation, of course. The only one.

  • Mike

    Think Calderon will be brought to the states, kid is showing some major pop this year.