Blown save lets down Charleston offense

Game 17: New York South
CC dominant as Yankees crush O's

Triple-A Scranton Game One (4-2 win over Syracuse in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Greg Golson, CF: 3 for 3, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – eight for his last 21 (.381)
Kevin Russo, 2B & Justin Maxwell, LF: both 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – Maxwell stole a base and scored a run
Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 3 – he even threw a runner out trying to steal
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Chris Dickerson, DH: 0 for 3, 1 K
Jordan Parraz, RF & Brandon Laird, 3B: both 1 for 3 – Parraz struck out twice … Laird drove in a run and whiffed
Ramiro Pena, SS: 0 for 3, 1 K – just five for his last 36 (.139)
Kevin Millwood, RHP: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 9-3 GB/FB – 60 of 95 pitches were strikes (63.2%) … wrote more about this earlier

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (2-0 loss to Syracuse in seven innings)
Jordan Parraz, DH & Dan Brewer, RF: both 1 for 3, 1 2B
Doug Bernier, SS: 1 for 2
Everyone Else: combined 1 for 17, 7 K – Jorge Vazquez had the lone hit … Jesus Montero didn’t play after catching the first game
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 10-3 GB/FB – 65 of 102 pitches were strikes (63.7%) … finally got that K/BB ratio above 1.0

Double-A Trenton (8-2 loss to Harrisburg)
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Pirela, SS, Cody Johnson, DH & Melky Mesa, CF: all 0 for 4 – Mesa struck out once, Pirela twice, and Johnson four freaking times
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K – eight for his last 17 (.471) with a double and three homers
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) – got picked off first
Corban Joseph, 2B, Jack Rye, 1B & Ray Kruml, RF: all 1 for 3 – Kruml whiffed
Steve Garrison, LHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4-4 GB/FB – 44 of 71 pitches were strikes (62%)
Pat Venditte, SHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 28 of 50 pitches were strikes (56%) … I wonder if we could get a pitch count by arm one day
Tim Norton, RHP: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 0-1 GB/FB – four pitches, two strikes
Brian Anderson, RHP: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 17 of 24 pitches were strikes (70.8%)
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – needed all of three pitches to get that strikeout

High-A Tampa (8-1 loss to Clearwater)
Abe Almonte, CF & Taylor Grote, RF: both 0 for 4 – Almonte whiffed twice, Grote once
Frankie Cervelli, C: 1 for 3, 1 K – caught eight innings and was lifted by design
Rob Lyerly, 3B, Luke Murton, 1B & Zoilo Almonte, LF: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Murton doubled, Almonte drove in a run
Kevin Mahoney, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
DeAngelo Mack, DH: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K
Emerson Landoni, SS: 0 for 3, 2 K
Sean Black, RHP: 6 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 8-5 GB/FB – good lawd
Ryan Pope, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0-2 GB/FB – first outing of the season, he’s been on the disabled list with an unknown injury … should be back with SWB pretty soon
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (9-8 loss to Greenville)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – that six walks in his last seven games after zero in his first eight games
Kelvin Castro, 3B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 2 E (both fielding)
Ramon Flores, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB – dude’s been on base 21 times in 15 games
Gary Sanchez, C: 1 for 4, 2 RBI
J.R. Murphy, DH: 3 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K – 17 for his last 42 (.405)
Eduardo Sosa, LF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Toussen, 2B: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 3 SB
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 0 for 4, 2 K
Nik Turley, LHP: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 7-2 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … 22 K in 20.1 IP
Rich Martinez, RHP: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Mike Recchia, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1-0 GB/FB
Nathan Forer, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Game 17: New York South
CC dominant as Yankees crush O's
  • Avi

    It’s gonna be fun watching the Charleston box scores. Sanchez, Flores, Heathcott, Murphy and Segedin wow!
    That’s 5 guys that have a legit shot at being major leaguers.

    • zs190

      Sosa has a shot too. He’s not getting as much playtime but he can really play CF and has a decent bat. And of course, if DeLeon ever figures out the strike zone, he’s got a shot too. (yes, I realize this will probably never happen, but at least he has some tools)

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Has Slade gone deep yet?

    • zs190

      Twice, very early in the year.

  • zs190

    Love the position player talent that we have at Charleston, a lot of legit prospects. Heathcott and Murphy have been really impressive even though they are repeating low A, as they are still quite young.

  • Steve H

    Have Murphy and Sanchez been splitting C and DH duties?

    • zs190

      Yeah, only a handful of games so far and Sanchez was hurt for a few but otherwise they seem to be alternating.

    • Total Dominication


    • Mike Axisa

      Yes, but Sanchez was hurt for a while

    • Steve H

      Thanks to all. They’re the new Montero and Romine.

  • Jake H

    Turley could be a fast riser if he keeps this up. Loves the GB’s he is generating too.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nice game for Montero catching Millwood. I sat right next to the dugout on the home plate side and watched as Millwood and Montero discussed pitch selection/location. I think it was a better experience for Montero than Millwood who will need to improve if he is to be effective for us. Lots of Syracuse players hit the ball well although they found our fielders for the most part. Montero’s one out was a line drive to right and his 2 singles were to RF as well. Golson’s HR was crushed.

    • Joe in upstate NY

      I agree, the first game was a great one watching Millwood and Montero. And I was very happy to see Montero catch a Chief stealing. Btw, I was sitting 3 rows behind you and to your right with lots of empty seats between us. BTW: yup, Golson was a serious crusher to left.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Hey Joe-I’ll have to tell you when I am attending another game. I was talking to a very knowledgeable fan in the row behind me and to my right who knew alot about the SWB Yanks. He made an interesting comment about Albaladejo saying Girardi never gave him a chance and favored Kerry Wood because Girardi caught Wood years ago! I never thought of that. It does seem strange that Alby bolted for Japan after his record setting save season last year but he felt Girardi was never gonna give him a fair shake.

        • Rookie

          If that’s what happened, I don’t blame him. Albaladejo’s stats in the minors have been pretty amazing for awhile now. And it sure seemed like Girardi (among others in the Yankee hierarchy) weren’t particularly interested in finding out if he could finally have success in the majors. I was pretty surprised that the Yankees weren’t more interested in giving him a chance and finding out what they had in Albaladejo.

          I hope he’s lights out in Japan and that he comes back to the majors and kicks ass — whether it’s with the Yankees or someone else.

        • Steve H

          Maybe Girardi favored Kerry Wood because he’s a much, much, much better pitcher? Just a thought.

          • Rookie

            Why would it have to be either/or? Just because Kerry Wood impressed doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be worth it to see what they had (or didn’t have) in Albaladejo. The more lockdown relievers a team has, the better.

            They caught lightning in a bottle with Wood. Maybe they could have done it with Albaladejoh, too. We’ll never know. But we’ll sure have some idea in the unlikely event that he gets back to the majors and does well.

            • Jess

              Did you say the same things about Colter Bean?

              No other MLB team wanted Albaladejo. That tells you all you need to know.

    • bexarama

      You stalking Jesus?

      Also, I’m sorry that comment about Kerry Wood and Albaladejo is complete insanity.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Actually took my son on a trip for his spring break. We like Golson too. Kerry Wood pitched great for us but was an injury risk that worked out. Alby was in house and cheap and had been lights out setting the Int’l league record for saves in a single season.

        Not COMPLETE insanity.


    • HKG Yankee

      Thanks, really appreciate the eye-witness comments.

    • Johnny O

      Cashman traded Tyler Clippard for Albaladejo. Girardi and the Tampa faction wanted to make Cashman look like an idiot so they never gave Alby a chance. Clearly Hal Steinbrenner has no confidence in Cashman and does everything he can to undermine him, just like the Soriano signing.

      Joel Sherman. 3-Up’d

      Did I do that right?

  • Monteroisdinero

    DJ Mitchell pitched well in the second game-should have only given up 1 run but JoVa couldn’t handle a grounder to 3rd with a man on 3rd. 2 pitches for the most part. I think he will be a Scranton guy only for awhile.

  • Avi

    Sanchez’s K’s are a concern for me. It’s early and he’s very young but guys who strike out a lot don’t project to be elite hitters.

    • Steve H

      Really? He’s had less than half a season’s worth of AB’s in the minors, most of then coming as a 17 year old. Might be a little too soon to be concerned with K’s.

    • dennis

      Ryan Howard disagrees.

      • Doug

        since when is he an elite hitter

        • jramey

          i’m pretty sure we’d all be very satisfied if Gary Sanchez had a Ryan Howard-like career.

        • dela g

          not sure if serious

  • squishy jello person

    I like what I see. Well, the Sanchez/Flores part, anyway.

    • Avi

      Right now Flores is a pretty good bet to make the top 100 next year. He’s top 50 if he continues to slug .480, maintains a .400 OBP and doesn’t become 3 years older.

      • zs190

        Honestly, I can’t see him as a top 100 prospect. Two things work against him: he’s a 1B/corner OF guy and those guys need to really mash to be considered a good prospect; he’s also in low A, you get bonus points on prospects list based on how close you are to the majors, which makes sense because so many prospects burn out along the way.

        • Steve H

          Agreed. Flores would be the perfect candidate to put on the juice, but since that’s not happening, he’s pretty limited with his lack of pop.

        • Plank

          I think his biggest obstacle to being taken seriously is that he is 5’10”. I love him, but that is what the scouts will say, I think.

          • zs190

            5’10, 150 first baseman, yeah…he’s still young and I’m not saying he can’t be a top 100 prospect in the future but right now he has no power to speak of and that just won’t cut it as a 1B.

            • pat

              He’s only playing 1b because Sosa and Slade are plus plus runners and DeLeon has a hose for an arm. Flores is actually a pretty good fielder.

              • Plank

                He played mostly 1B last year too, and they wouldn’t hamper Flores’s development for Deleon or Sosa’s.

                Regardless, if he was anything special with the leather, he wouldn’t be relegated to 1b/corner OF at the age of 18.

  • Plank

    What happened to Adams? One game back then sits the next two? Something isn’t right…

    • zs190

      I think Josh Norris tweeted that he’s on the DL again.

  • djyank

    what ever happened to bleich?!?!?

    • Plank

      Tommy John at the beginning of last season, maybe back before the end of this year.

      • whozat

        I believe it was shoulder surgery, which is more concerning

        • Plank

          Uh-oh. Jeremy, it was nice knowing you. Good luck in your future endeavors.

  • IE

    As a 19 year old, Flores has plenty of projection left in him.

  • djyank

    of the 6 yankee losses, 2 have come on sundays, 2 on tuesdays, and 2 on fridays.
    does that mean we can’t we trust garcia tomorrow?

    • JMK

      People die on days that end in “day”. Therefore, tomorrow, we are fucking doomed. Yep.

  • jwf

    Brandon Laird may have hit the wall,he may not be able to hit AAA pitching.

    • JMK

      There isn’t much difference between AA and AAA pitching. Give him some time.

    • Jess

      People said the same thing about Montero when he started slow.

    • Bill

      He’s historically a slow starter. I’m expecting a big second half from him, but it doesn’t surprise me that he’s off to a rough start as this normally happens with him.