Millwood bombed, Montero returns in SWB loss

Game 22: No Tex, no Cap'n
Yankee bats come alive, drop ChiSox 12-3

Update: The Low-A Charleston game is finally over and has been added to the post.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Charlotte) brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth against an old buddy
Greg Golson, CF: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K – five for his last 15 (.333)
Frankie Cervelli, C: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – gotta figure he’ll be back soon
Jesus Montero, DH: 0 for 5, 4 K – tough day, but after that injury, he gets a free pass for the next few games
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – got a nice little nine game hit streak going
Chris Dickerson, CF: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Justin Maxwell, LF: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – what, no homer?
Kevin Russo, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Ramiro Pena, SS: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – that’s his second homer of the year, doubled the number he had in the big leagues over the last two years
Doug Bernier, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Kevin Millwood, RHP: 2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 30 of 54 pitches were strikes (55.6%) … he needed to impress in this game to be considered for a call-up, and he didn’t do it, so that’s probably the end of Millwood’s Yankee career … I’d be surprised if the Yankees bring him up before his opt-out date on Sunday
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 7-6 GB/FB – 58 of 103 pitches were strikes (56.3%)

Double-A Trenton (7-2 loss to Richmond)
Austin Krum, LF & Corban Joseph, 2B: both 1 for 5, 1 K – Krum stole a base and scored a run … CoJo missed a catch for an error
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K , 1 SB, 1 CS
Cody Johnson, DH: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 2 K – 34 K in 65 AB, which is essentially one every time to the plate
Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – 27 K in 71 AB, which is about two whiffs for every five trips to the plate
Jack Rye, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 4, 2 K
Yadil Mujica, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Addison Maruszak, C: 0 for 4
Steve Garrison, LHP: 3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6-3 GB/FB - 38 of 65 pitches were strikes (58.5%) … exactly five runs allowed in three of his five starts
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K2-1 GB/FB – 21 of 35 pitches were strikes (60%)
Pat Venditte, SHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2-3 GB/FB – just 32 of 60 pitches were strikes (53.3%)

High-A Tampa (9-5 loss to Daytona)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Walt Ibarra, 2B & Rob Lyerly, 3B: both 2 for 5 – Ibarra stole a base and scored twice … Lyerly doubled, drove in a run, and whiffed
Luke Murton, 1B & DeAngelo Mack, DH: both 1 for 4 – Murton whiffed twice … Mack doubled, drove in a run, and struck out
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Taylor Grote, RF: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Kyle Higashioka, C & Emerson Landoni, SS: both 0 for 4 – Higgy struck out once, Landoni thrice
Sean Black, RHP: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2-5 GB/FB – allowed three homers, numbers three, four, and five of the season
Ronny Marte, RHP: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Jose Quintana, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-5 loss to 12 innings, walk-off style)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – four straight games with a double … 8 BB and 7 K in his last ten games
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 3 K
Ramon Flores, LF: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – on base 39 times in 19 games
Gary Sanchez, C & Kyle Roller, 1B: both 2 for 6, 1 K – Sanchez drove in a run and allowed a passed ball, already his sixth of the season
J.R. Murphy, DH: 0 for 6, 2 K – ouch, his batting average went from .347 to .321 in one night
Rob Segedin, 3B: 0 for 5, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Eduardo Sosa, RF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Shane Greene, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5-0 GB/FB – strikeouts and grounders … I think that’s the first double digit strikeout game in the system this year, no?
Wilton Rodriguez, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0-2 GB/FB
Dan Burawa, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4-0 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – more strikeouts and grounders … 17-3 K/BB ratio in 17.1 IP
Nathan Forer, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 (throwing)

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Game 22: No Tex, no Cap'n
Yankee bats come alive, drop ChiSox 12-3
  • bonestock94

    If you can’t get AAA hitters out you won’t do well in the AL East. Then again I could’ve sworn I saw that last year in b’more…

    I understood the low risk of this deal but not the reward.

    • Rey22

      “I understood the low risk of this deal but not the reward.”

      Not saying it’d work out the same, but everyone probably thought the same thing about Colon. Sometimes you just catch lightning in a bottle.

      • bonestock94

        Yea, true. It seemed like everyone was (and still is) expecting an injury at some point from him, rather than just well below average production.

        • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I think that’s a bit of revisionist history. I don’t think anyone expected him to perform well. Yes, people expected/expect injury, but everyone also expected poor performance.

          • bonestock94

            I could swear his upside was mentioned often in the preseason.

    • CP

      The reward is possibly getting a league average starter. Obviously it’s not looking good now, but it’s costing nothing and there’s still a slight chance he’ll be not too crappy.

      • bonestock94

        Eh, nearly 400 innings from his past two seasons of 4.80+ FIP ball. 37 year olds don’t typically get better.

        • whozat

          Sure. But maybe they’d have gotten out of Millwood what they’ve already gotten out of (the 38 year old) Colon. A couple decent starts. They’re not looking to find a season-long rotation member here. They’re looking for another stopgap to turn to in the event that someone else gets hurt or turns into a pumpkin. Garcia and Colon have already worked out (much to my surprise), Millwood didn’t. Ok. Spin up Carlos Silva and let’s see what he’s got.

        • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Re our convo above about whether people expected good performance out of Colon…

          Colon has a 5.00+ FIP since the 2006 season. That’s 257 IP, including zero in 2010, when he was out of MLB, and he’s almost a year older than Millwood.

          Again… You’re letting Colon’s recent performance cloud your memory of the expectations when he signed with the Yanks, people were laughing at the signing and nobody expected anything from him at all, healthy or not.

  • http://salarydump.com Joltin’ Joe

    Interesting line from Millwood tonight… hopefully he never sniffs the Bronx

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Loving Burawa.

  • Avi

    When do Heathcott, Flores and Murphy get promoted to Tampa?

    • D B D

      by the allstar break

  • Esteban

    NoMaas had a good interview with Slade
    http://nomaas.org/2011/04/the-.....heathcott/

    • S

      It was an amazing interview, Slade has definitely the right mind-set of a true Yankee and coupled with his talent he could really become something special for us.

  • Stryker

    will be seeing the riverdogs again tomorrow night. stoked to get a look at slade and sanchez.

  • Pat D

    So I guess the question becomes what if Millwood decides to stick around and prove himself?

  • Davor

    How does opt-out work? Can he opt out only now or at any point during the rest of the season?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      I believe he can opt out at any point after the date the opt-out is triggered as long as he’s still in the minors. Not 100 percent sure though.

  • Epy0n

    Is there anyway to watch these games without going to them?

  • dutchsailor

    Mitchel had a great game coming in after Millwood’s bomb.

    Also, it looks like Murphy has officially added himself to the catching prospects list. Any reports on how he’s doing bhind the plate?

  • Fairweather Freddy

    Time to give Silva a look

  • Ross

    Between Kahnle, Burawa, O’Brien, and Nuding, who has the best chance of producing for the big league club in the next 3 years?