Trenton grabs Game One behind Betances (UPDATE: Tampa advances to Florida State League Championship Series)

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Swisher's walk-off blast ends homestand on high note

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 loss to Columbus in 10 innings, walk-off style) Columbus leads the best-of-series 1-0 … David Phelps gets the ball tomorrow against old buddy Zach McAllisterJesus Montero is out with some kind of lower leg infection, hopefully nothing serious
Reid Gorecki, CF: 1 for 5, 2 K
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Juan Miranda, 1B & Brandon Laird, 3B: both 0 for 4 – Laird struck out twice
Jorge Vazquez, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – hit a game tying homer in the top of the ninth
Chad Huffman, RF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Eric Bruntlett, SS & P.J. Pilittere, C: both 1 for 4 – P.J. doubled and scored a run, so he did a decent job of approximately Montero’s production
Justin Christian, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – he apparently had an adventure in the outfield that led to some Columbus runs
D.J. Mitchell: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6-4 GB/FB – 65 of 102 pitches were strikes (63.7%)
Zack Segovia: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 18 of 27 pitches were strikes (66.7%) … dude came in with the bases loaded and no outs, and escaped without allowing a run thanks to a strikeout, force at the plate, and a routine grounder … that’s huge
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB – just 18 of 38 pitches were strikes (47.4%), but it’s worth noting that two of the walks were intentional
Amaury Sanit: 0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – all four pitches were strikes … served up a walk-off homer to a guy that hit .238/.332/.336 this season

Double-A Trenton (2-0 win over New Hampshire) Trenton leads the best-of-five series 1-0 … Andy Pettitte gets the ball tomorrow, and will throw four innings or 65 pitches, whatever comes first … he’ll be backed up by Adam Warren
Austin Krum, CF, Marcos Vechionacci, 1B, Damon Sublett, LF, Luis Nunez, SS & Matt Cusick, 2B: all 0 for 3 – Krum walked stole a base, scored a run, got caught stealing & K’ed twice … Sublett K’ed twice, Nunez & Cusick once each … Nunez also committed a throwing error
Justin Snyder, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB – got picked off first
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 PB
Rene Rivera, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – added that big insurance run with a solo shot in the eighth
Dellin Betances: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2-4 GB/FB, 2 E (pickoff, throwing) – 58 of 92 pitches were strikes (63%) … he was sitting 91-92 in the first, touching 95 … 28-4 K/BB ratio in 20 IP at AA
Wilkins Arias: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – I have a feeling that you’re going to see him in pretty much every game the rest of the way, he’s one of those rubber armed guys that can be used in any situation
J.B. Cox: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – apparently he had a little hissy fit and slammed the ball on the ground instead of giving it to manager Tony Franklin when he was removed
Pat Venditte: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

High-A Tampa (7-0 win over Dunedin) Tampa swept the best-of-three series and advances to the best-of-five League Championship Series, which starts on Friday … they’ll take on either Charlotte or Bradenton, that series is tied at one and will be decided tomorrow … don’t hold me to it, but I believe Graham Stoneburner gets the ball in Game One, Brett Marshall in Game Two, and Josh Romanski in Game Three
Ray Kruml, LF & Jose Pirela, 2B: both 1 for 5 – Kruml K’ed twice … Pirela drove in a run, stole a base, scored two & K’ed
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 3 for 5, 3 2B, 2 RBI – now that’s a freaking game
Myron Leslie, 1B & Jack Rye, LF: both, 2 for 5, 1 R – Leslie doubled & K’ed twice
Addison Maruszak, SS: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 K – big game for him too
Trent Lockwood, DH: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Gil, C: 3 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HBP – and him too, another big performance
Craig Heyer: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB – left after a rain delay
Trenton Lare: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – he left after a second rain delay
Michael Solbach: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5-2 GB/FB – he’s up from Charleston to help out during the playoffs
Chase Whitley: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – caps off a perfect series for the pitching staff … they allowed zero runs on eight hits (six singles, two doubles), six walks, and 13 strikeouts

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

Open Thread: Thanks, Swish
Swisher's walk-off blast ends homestand on high note
  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    “lower leg infection” scares the crap out of me. Because it’s Jesus, and we all know Jesus is impervious common bacterium.

    Also, Betances is friggin’ awesome.

    • Gonzo

      I hope it’s not MERSA or flesh eating bacteria. I know a normal infection from a scrape can hurt like heck and make walking a problem if it’s on the leg. I had a doctor tell me that she saw a rise in normal infections from scrapes this year. Totally informal survey though.

      • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

        Yeah, I see infection and my mind goes straight to MRSA, which is why it freaks me out. If it was that serious, one has to hope we’d know.

        • Gonzo

          Let’s hope they have clean locker rooms. I know the NFL had a problem with it but MLB was much better. I don’t know about the minors.

          • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

            Farnsworth had a MRSA problem a couple years ago IIRC

            • Jerome S

              Kyle Farnsworth has a case of the sucks.

  • pat

    I wonder why they started Sublett over Segedin?

  • Reggie C.

    Put some Tinactin on it and get Jesus on the field. Stop babying him already!

    • Greg G.

      Tinactin??? In my day, they used dirt and tobacco juice.

  • Jake H

    Dellin dominated. He could have gone longer if he had been more efficient early on.

    • MattG

      It wasn’t Dellin’s fault. It was the three errors.

      • Pablo Zevallos

        Two of which were his ;)

  • T-Dubs

    He must’ve caught that infection while walking on water. I’m guessing something red tide related.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Comment of the night right here.

    • MattG

      Just get him some leetches, and get him back in the lineup.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I want to know what type of infection it is, so I can read up on the severity (or minority) of it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Venditte is being used as an AOOGY?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I’m guessing AOOGY means Ambidextrous?

  • Brien Jackson

    How’d you like to make it to the AA playoffs only to find out you’re playing a must win game and Andy Pettitte is starting for the other team?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      After tonight, they’re just happy they get to face someone other than Betances in Game 2.

      • Mark

        Not only Andy, then Adam Warren coming out of the pen to back him up. Great job by Dellin beating Drabek wooo!!!

    • MattG

      Well, since I’m only making like $16K for the whole year, and my post-season bonus depends on how far I can carry my suck-ass teammates in the playoffs, I’d be pissed!

      Truthfully, Pettitte is there to work out some kinks and get some stamina. I don’t see him tapping the adrenaline much. I don’t even see him pitching as well as Betances just threw.

      And maybe he’ll send over some post-game spread, as a princely little gesture.

      • mikebk

        well andy is taking it serious since he is getting scouting reports on all the hitters according to the game today, so maybe the adrenaline will be used a little bit.

        • MattG

          If he really cared, he would’ve been on the bench in Trenton tonight, right?

          He wasn’t.

    • mikebk

      u mean after your number 1 pitcher and league pitcher of the year had a perfect game for 4 innings and ended up outpitched? umm yea, dont feel too good.

  • A.D.

    Dellin obviously forever known as a big game pitcher.

  • dutchsailor

    Whitley is fresh out of the 2010 draft (15th round). Not bad pitching in the high A playoffs already.

  • sleepykarl

    This is probably going to sound dumb, but does anyone know if Suttle could possibly play 2nd base? His bat doesn’t seem to scream corner infielder, but it would seem decent at second. I haven’t seen the guy play outside of a few Texas games so I really have no idea on his defense and am assuming I am wrong.

  • Pharryn

    Was at the Trenton game last night. Many empty seats. Betances’ mechanics are MUCH better than when I saw him @ SI before TJ, but he’ll need time @ AA and AAA next year. Still gets out of wack at times, and needs a lot of work fielding his position. Two errors were so over thrown that Manute Bol couldn’t have caught them. Best part of his performance was the ability to strike out hitters with men on base as he pitched out of trouble all night. Overall, I was very impressed, but I wouldn’t expect him in the Bronx until Sept of 2012 at the earliest. BTW: Trenton fans are worried that tomorrow a significant amount of fans will leave after Pettitte’s 4 innings. That would be quite sad.

  • Pat D

    Glad to see that Cox is still pretty immature.

    • Kevin M.


      • Pat D

        Uh, slamming the ball down on the mound.

        And read KLaw’s write-up about the game, he said Cox should be gone.

  • crawdaddie

    I see RAB’s guru KLaw basically crapped over Betances by saying he doesn’t have front of the rotation stuff.

    • Shabba

      Ya I saw his analysis, but it made no sense. Dellin had 8ks and 1BB and allowed only 2 hits, and Law says he has no feel for the breaking ball; and yet somehow Drabek who struck out less and walked 2 is a superior pitcher in every category. I love K-Law most of the time, but it seems to me he likes to crap on Yankee prospects all the time.

      • Pat D

        I think you might be confusing single-game results with trying to project how stuff and ability will play in the majors, which is how he analyzed the game.

        • camilo gerardo

          let Law fight his own battles, thanks

          • Pat D

            Don’t take things personally. Good way to remain objective.

  • Naved

    Cashman said Montero is done for the playoffs :(