It’s the Jesus & Jorge show in Scranton

Feliciano has setback, Ayala to disabled list
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Triple-A Scranton (5-3 win over Rochester)
Greg Golson, RF: 0 for 3, 2 BB – on base 13 times in five games
Chris Dickerson, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R
Jesus Montero, C: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B –11 for his last 21 (.529)
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 4 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K – couldn’t make it three straight games with a homer, but this will do
Brandon Laird, 3B: 0 for 5, 1 K – just 3 for 22 (.136) on the season
Jordan Parraz, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – can you quietly hit .455?
Justin Maxwell, LF: 1 for 4, 1 3B, , 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – threw a runner out at the plate
Kevin Russo, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 K
Ramiro Pena, SS: 1 for 5, 1 E (fielding) – dude’s hitting .348
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 6-2 GB/FB – 46 of 80 pitches were strikes (57.5%) … another underwhelming start from one of the Triple-A guys … George King reported in Baseball America that Brackman is making $1M this season as part of his ML deal (subs. req’d) … with Kei Igawa in AA, does this make Brackman the highest paid pitcher in Triple-A?
Lance Pendleton, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1-2 GB/FB – 26 of 41 pitches were strikes (63.4%) … sadly, this was the best pitching performance of the night
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB – 15 of 18 pitches were strikes (83.3%)

Double-A Trenton (7-0 loss to Portland)
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 2 for 2, 1 SB, 1 HBP – he left the game two half-innings after being hit by the pitch, so I’m not sure if he’s hurt, if it’s precaution, or if he was just lifted when the score got out of hand
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 27, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 CS – Cody Johnson & Myron Leslie had the walks, Melky Mesa got cut down trying to steal … Austin Romine had the night off
Steve Garrison, LHP: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-3 GB/FB – eek
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 3.2 IP, 4 H 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6-3 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SHB: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (4-2 loss to Brevard County) they got shut down pretty well by the 47th overall pick in the 2009 draft
Abe Almonte, DH: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 CS – he’s had at least one hit in all six games so far
Carmen Angelini, SS: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 K – easily the best game of the Carmen Angelini Comeback tour
Rob Lyerly, 3B & Taylor Grote, RF: both 2 for 4 – Lyerly drove in a run … Grote whiffed
Luke Murton, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C: 0 for 3 – picked a runner off first with a snap throw
Neil Medchill, CF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – can’t imagine this guy playing center
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 6-3 GB/FB – strikeouts & grounders
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-4 GB/FB – second best pitching performance of the night?
Ronny Marte, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (15-0 loss to Greenville)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) – apparently the only way to stop Slade Heathcott is to take him out of the lineup
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 5, 5 K, 2 E (fielding) – the rare platinum sombrero … worst DotF performance ever?
J.R, Murphy, C & Jose Mojica, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Mojica whiffed twice
Rob Segedin, LF, Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Kelvin Castro, 3B: all 1 for 4 – Castro struck out once, Segedin twice, DeLeon thrice … Segedin & Castro each committed a fielding error
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB – very quietly hitting .500
Jose Toussen, DH: 1 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – no Slade AND no Gary Sanchez? lame
Shane Greene, RHP: 3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB – hasn’t exactly been a banner year for the pitchers so far … I guess it’s regression to the mean after last year
Rich Martinez, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Freddy Lewis, LHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – eight unearned runs out for the pen … yikes
Nathan Forer, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Special Extended Spring Training Edition!
Kevin Millwood, RHP: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER – he faced Phillies’ minor leaguers according to The Post … no word on the walks or whiffs, but it’s Kevin Millwood, there was probably two or three of each

Feliciano has setback, Ayala to disabled list
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  •!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    If Jesus keeps raking when does he get called up?

    • Cuso

      eh. i don’t think it’s gonna happen unless Martin gets hurt. at least not before June,

      Russell has had too good a start to mess with Jesus’ arb clock.

      •!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Oh I know. The rest of the Yankees aren’t all that hot though. He could give Martin a breather and hope his hot streak translates in the big leagues.

        He’ll be in the big league atmosphere, being trained with a defensive whiz in Martin and major league coaching. I honestly couldn’t care about the arb clock because if this guy reaches half of his ceiling, the Yankees will pay him his money.

      • Sabermetrically Challenged

        with Russell putting up all star numbers he could see himself as trade bait if the yanks decide to keep Jesus

        •!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Or the other way around. Let’s hope the Sox continue their troubles so Levine isn’t tempted for a Jesus for Haraang trade.

          • Cuso

            ugh! don’t even joke around like that!!


      • Chris

        The Yankees shouldn’t worry about his arb clock. The extra couple million that it would cost in 2014 aren’t going to make a difference, and he’s already been down long enough (or very close to long enough) to hold off his FA a year.

        • BavarianYankee

          but he could also be a Super 2 guy ;)

          •|4:1270508852 Andy In Sunny Daytona

            After the next CBA, there will probably be no Super 2. Instead, the players association will give something away that doesn’t belong to them, like a World Wide Draft or hard slotting. Can’t have some 16-year old kid in dirt poor DR taking money out of their pockets

  • China Joe

    If Slade had been in the lineup they definitely would have managed to make up the 15-run deficit

  • stu h

    Montero still has no walks. Trade him he’s a bust.

    • S

      No point in walking if your hitting everything in sight.

      (Jesus needs no stinking walks, he’s struck out 3 times in 25 AB’s)

    • Kiersten

      Walking just clogs up the bases.

    • Ry D

      The Man has walked on water, give him a break lol. I think the Yankees need to keep pissing him off for his career because the dude is a beast when he plays pissed off

  • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Last year the farm took two steps forward as a whole, I think this year it will take a step back, but who knows, it’s still very early.

    • Chip

      I think this year will just be a normalish year in term of prospect status. Some will bust, some will breakout and most will stay about the same.

      • Steve Garrison’s Roster Spot

        Yeah. There’s no way the farm repeats its beastly progression. Montero will probably graduate or be traded, one or more of the Bs will (probably) regress but I’m banking on big years for Heathcott, Gary Sanchez, ManBan, and JR Murphy. We’ll see. It was nice to be recognized as a top farm system by the mass sports media though. Go baby bombers!

      • emac2

        I think the next time I flip a coin it will be tails.

        • Pat D

          I think it will be heads.

    • Jess

      You’re basing this on FIVE games? My god.

      • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        I don’t think guys who had big years last year (Laird) will repeat, I’m not basing it off this slow start. I just think a regression will be in place, considering how big of a leap the farm took last year.

        • Steve Garrison’s Roster Spot

          Right. Just like Jose Bautista repeating his 2010 line.

  • IRF

    Did anyone else hear Goldstein pick Melky Mesa as his prospect to watch?

  • squishy jello person

    Think maybe Jesus wants out of Scranton?

  • Howie

    And that’s why Ayala made the Opening Day roster over Garrison.

  • Esteban

    Carmen Angelini, SS: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 K – easily the best game of the Carmen Angelini Comeback tour


  • Another Bronx Dynasty

    New York may have re-energized Russell Martin & if thats the case Montero better grap a glove & learn to play RF or be packaged in a trade.

    • Zack

      Or maybe it’s just a 9 game sample size? Considering he had a .680 OPS over his last 900 PA.

    • Bill O.

      Nick Swisher will be harder to unseat than Russell Martin. Montero just needs to continue to produce and he’ll be brought up to the big leagues soon enough. Molina is still a terrible backup and Montero doesn’t seem like he has much to prove offensively at AAA. They may want him catching some more, but I think he’ll be up by May or June at the latest. They’ll probably wait for an injury though (even if its a minor one).

  • Benjamin Kabak

    Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2-1 GB/FB

    That’s a lot of unearned runs. Love the strikeouts.

    /Kahnle Watch out.

    • Pat D

      Yea, after his defense abandons him one inning, he decides to strike out the side the next. Way to FIP it out.

      • Sleepykarl has with 5ks, it was a great vacum performance.

  • T-Dubs

    Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 5, 5 K, 2 E (fielding) – the rare platinum sombrero … worst DotF performance ever?
    Worst DotF performance ever.

    •|4:1270508852 Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Probably the first time he’s been in weather under 70 degrees.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Any way to get more details on montero’s ab’s? The counts that he got his hits, pitch types, what were his outs like?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    And yes-even a blurb on his defense….

    • asdf

      tracked 2 or 3 of his at bats on gameday and he swung at either the first pitch or second.

  • Fair Weather Freddy

    WHo exactly are we trading Montero for? Brett Myers?

    • Pounder

      Josh Johnson.

    • Bill O.

      Felix is probably the only guy that could be available in the near future that we would trade Montero for. The M’s might not want to deal him, but could they really pass up a package that includes Montero and ManBan?

      Although in all likelihood we’ll keep Montero.

  • JD

    Any word on Brackman’s stuff

  • Am I the only Kevin?

    Don’t know if this is worth me posting now considering people may not be reading this thread any more. But check out the local paper for gloss on the box scores.

    The Scranton Times has a write up on the game here:

    It seems that two of Brackman’s hits-against were Jeter/Gardner specials – swinging bunts by speedsters that didn’t even make it to the infield dirt. Also, the runs were small ball variety – SBs and runners advancing on bad throws from the outfield. All told, it sounds like Brackman pitched better than his numbers.