Scranton’s season ends with a blowout

Yankees recall Juan Miranda and Kevin Russo
Another game, another ugly loss for Yanks

Triple-A Scranton (11-5 loss to Columbus) Columbus wins the best-of-five series three games to one … Scranton’s season is over, so expect a whole bunch of call-ups relative soon
Reid Gorecki, CF: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B – he was pretty much their best player in the series, which says something about how awful they played
Kevin Russo, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) – he should be on his way up
Juan Miranda, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing) - him too
Jorge Vazquez, DH: 0 for 3, 2 K – he had a brutal series, 1-for-14, 9 K, though the one was a game-tying homer in the ninth inning of Game One
Edwar Gonzalez, PH-DH: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – could very well be his last game with the organization since he’s a minor league free agent for the umpteenth time, so it’s good to see him go out with a blast
Chad Huffman, RF: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB – he’ll be up too
Eric Bruntlett, SS: 1 for 4, 1 K
Brandon Laird, 3B, Justin Christian, LF & P.J. Pilittere, C: all 0 for 4 – Laird & Christian each struck out one … Laird had a big fat 0-for-series
Hector Noesi: 3.1 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-3 GB/FB – 54 of 79 pitches were strikes (68.4%) … so that didn’t go so well … he had a 7.77 ERA in four starts in SWB
Amaury Sanit: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 3-1 GB/FB – 13 of 19 pitches were strikes (68.4%) … he’s a release candidate after a brutal year and a PED suspension
George Kontos: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 20 of 32 pitches were strikes (62.5%) … did he do enough this year to earn a 40-man and avoid the perils of the Rule 5 Draft? I say yes
John Van Benschoten: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 20 of 27 pitches were strikes (74.1%)
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – nine of 14 pitches were strikes (64.3%) … is he out of chances?

Double-A Trenton swept New Hampshire in their best-of-five series to advance to the Eastern League Championship Series. They’ll take on Altoona when the series starts on Tuesday, and they’re going to have a rehabbing Andy Pettitte on the mound in that game.

High-A Tampa (7-2 win over Charlotte) Tampa now leads the best-of-five series two games to none … they’ll go for the title tomorrow
Ray Kruml, CF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K, 1 SB
Jose Pirela, 2B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – he’s got to be their best player, and so far he has been … bravo
Myron Leslie, 1B & Addison Maruszak, SS: both 0 for 5, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 0 for 5, 2 K
Trent Lockwood, DH: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Mitch Abeita, C: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – he lost his job this summer when Jose Gil was sent down, but he’s been huge in the playoffs
Jack Rye, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K - always fun when the nine-hole hitter goes deep
Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 6-5 GB/FB - very nice for a 20-year-kid making just his second start in the Florida State League
Trenton Lare: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 2-0 GB/FB – beast mode
Chase Whitley: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks are done. None of the three qualified for the postseason.

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Yankees recall Juan Miranda and Kevin Russo
Another game, another ugly loss for Yanks
  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Confirming: Andy will be pitching in Altoona, not Trenton, correct?

    • Greg G.

      I’m 99% certain that is correct.

    • mikebk

      Trenton had the better record by 1 game so i would assume trenton is the home team.

      • Greg G.

        I think the series is in the 2-3 format…with the first two games at Altoona and the last 3 in Trenton.

      • Greg G.
        • mikebk

          that’s awful, but assume it’s to save on travel costs.

          So what’s the rotation?

          Andy Game 1 w Brackman backup?
          Dellin 2
          Warren 3
          Manny 4

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

          Thanks.

          Too bad, I missed Thursday’s game because I had class so I was hoping to see Andy on Tuesday.

    • Greg G.

      Here’s a link to Chad’s blog:
      http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....baltimore/

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

    I’m going to be sad when we release the Sanitary Napkin.

    (pours out some of my 40)

  • Andrew

    Why hasn’t Montero played since September 6th?

    • matt damon wayans

      Flesh eating bacteria caused by not running out a ground ball.

    • Shaun

      He had a minor surgery to clear out an infection in his foot. He was shut down for the rest the year.

    • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

      Surgery for a leg infection.

      • a plethora of pinatas

        Probably a simple incision and drainage…..dressing changes & antibiotics for a couple of weeks. He’ll be fine.