May
11

Phelps whiffs nine in SWB loss

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Kevin Russo cleared waivers and has been sent to Triple-A Scranton, so the Yankees didn’t lose any infield depth by claiming Jess Todd. Both Steve Garrison and Graham Stoneburner are still rehabbing from groin and neck strains, respectively, in Tampa. Just in case you were wondering what those two were up too.

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 loss to Buffalo)
Chris Dickerson, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – six for his last 20 (.300) with three doubles and a homer
Luis Nunez, SS, Jesus Montero, DH, Justin Maxwell, LF & Brandon Laird, 3B: all 1 for 4 – Nunez scored a run and stole a base … Montero and Maxwell each drove one in and whiffed …  Laird struck out twice
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Jordan Parraz, RF: 0 for 4, 1 K
Gus Molina, C: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Doug Bernier, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
David Phelps, RHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 69 of 108 pitches were strikes (63.9%) … 39-11 K/BB in 42.1 IP
Jess Todd, RHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – seven of 11 pitches were strikes (63.6%) … he was having a brutal year with the Indian’s Triple-A squad, guess it carried over
Andy Sisco, LHP: 0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K – just four of his 14 pitches were strikes (28.6%)
George Kontos, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 14 of 17 pitches were strikes (82.4%)

Double-A Trenton (7-3 loss to Reading)
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Pirela, SS & Corban Joseph, 2B: both 0 for 4, 1 K - Pirela drove in a run and committed a fielding error
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 5, 2 K
Jose Gil, DH: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – three straight games with a double
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – eight for his lat 14 (.571) with two doubles and a jack
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Ray Kruml, RF: 1 for 4
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 5 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off third … nine runs allowed in his last two starts after allowing six total in his previous four starts
Pat Venditte, SHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3-3 GB/FB – he needed this, opposing batters haven’t been too kind to him this season
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1 IP,  H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – he’s appeared in 17 of their 33 games

High-A Tampa (6-4 win over Bradenton)
Abe Almonte, CF, Walt Ibarra, SS, Taylor Grote, RF & Kevin Mahoney, 2B: all 0 for 3 – Almonte walked, scored a run, and struck out … Ibarra got hit by a pitch and scored a run … Grote walked, stole a base, scored, and whiffed twice … Mahoney struck out and committed a throwing error
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Luke Murton, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – two for his last 20 (.100)
Neil Medchill, DH: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB – been on base four times in his two games since coming off the DL
Mitch Abeita, C: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 PB, 1 E (throwing)
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 4
Josh Romanski, LHP: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 5-3 GB/FB – eh
Jose Quintana, LHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 16-4 K/BB in 20.2 IP
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-6 win over West Virginia) faced Pittsburgh big signability guys ($1.2M, sixth round) from 2009
Slade Heathcott, DH: 1 for 4, 1 SB
Jose Toussen, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Ramon Flores, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out at second … hasn’t drawn a walk in six games, what gives?
J.R. Murphy, C: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 13 for his last 39 (.333)
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – nine for his last 27 (.333) with three doubles and two homers
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at second as well
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 4
Garrison Lassiter, SS: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
Jose Ramirez, RHP: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3-2 GB/FB – first game since the demotion
Manny Barreda, RHP: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2-0 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing)
Michael Recchia, RHP: 1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/Fb

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • IE

    Has Phelps improved his secondary pitches and if so, would that be why he is getting so many strikeouts at the AAA level?

  • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

    Pat Venditte, SHP

    I just noticed this. I’ll assume it stands for “switch handed pitcher” which doesn’t really translate all that well. I’m wondering if this is how MILB teams are referring to him (where I assume Mike got it from) and if there’s a better way to say it.

    BHP-”both handed pitcher”
    LRHP-”Left/Right handed pitcher”
    AHP-”ambidextrous handed pitcher”

    Not that these are any better. LRHP is good, but looks a little too much LHRP (left handed relief pitcher). Maybe RLHP?

  • Brian in NH

    I guess if Colon get suspended for his stem cell treatment we can always bring up Phelps.

  • Klemy

    I was at this SWB game. Phelps looked great up until the 7th. In the 7th, when he had 2 men on with 2 outs, they brought in Sisco and basically threw gas on a fire.

    Sisco obviously didn’t have it. 2 hits and 2 walks he gave up before leaving and the game was lost. It was sad, because Phelps battled all night.

    Montero being thrown out at the plate by 10 feet was kind of amusing.

    Loss was a shame, because Phelps deserved the win in this one.