Igawa sets SWB franchise records in win

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Gene Michael was in Trenton to watch Manny Banuelos last night. He told Ken Rosenthal that Banuelos was 93-95 with his fastball but struggled with command, also showing a “plus” curveball and changeup. A Yankees’ executive with a good report on a Yankees’ prospect? Stunned.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 win over Syracuse)
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Ramiro Pena, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – six for his last 16 (.375) with three doubles
Jordan Parraz, DH: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – four of his last six hits are doubles
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Brandon Laird, 3B: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Kevin Russo, 2B-LF: 0 for 3
Greg Golson, LF-RF: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – 11 for 33 (.333) since coming off the disabled list
Dan Brewer, RF: 0 for 1, 1 K – left the game after robbing a homer in the fourth inning … hopefully he didn’t tear his labrum like Justin Maxwell
Luis Nunez, 2B: 1 or 3, 1 K
P.J. Pilittere, C: 1 for 3, 1 BB
The Ghost of Kei Igawa, LHP: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7-5 GB/FB – 56 of 93 pitches were strikes (60.2%) … record setting day for Igawa, he broke the SWB franchise career records for innings pitched and homers allowed
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K2-0 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – 15 of 25 pitches were strikes
Ryan Pope, RHP: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (63.6%) … not today
Randy Flores, LHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1-1 GB/FB – five of eight pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to Binghamton in 12 innings)
Ray Kruml, CF: 1 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 3 for 6, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI – 12 for his last 36 (.333) with five doubles, a homer, six walks, and four strikeouts
Bradley Suttle, 1B: 1 for 6, 1 RBI, 2 K
Cody Johnson, DH & Jose Pirela, SS: both 1 for 5, 1 BB, 2 K – Johnson hit a solo homer, his third in five games
Jason Place, RF: 0 for 6, 2 K – 2-for-26 (.077) with eight strikeouts with Trenton
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP – 11 for his last 30 (.367) with three doubles and two homers
Yadil Mujica, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
R.J. Baker, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Jose Gil, PH-C: 0 for 1, 1 K
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 10-1 GB/FB – dynamite spot start, got some ground balls and spared a thin pitching staff
Wilkins Arias, LHP: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB
Brad Halsey, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – > Boone Logan?
Grant Duff, RHP: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – and there goes the save
Pat Venditte, SwP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 17 BB in 42 IP this year after 15 BB in 74.2 IP last year
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (10-5 loss to Dunedin)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Walt Ibarra, SS: 1 for 5, 1 K
Rob Lyerly, 1B-3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI – second straight game with a homer, fifth in his last eleven games
Kevin Mahoney, 3B-2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – seven for his last 18 (.389)
Mitch Abeita, C & Emerson Landoni, RF: both 0 for 4 – Landoni struck out in his first career game in right, just fifth career in the outfield
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 0 for 0 – I have no idea what happened, but he left the field with one out in the bottom of the first, so it had to be an injury
Luke Murton, 1B: 4 for 4, 1 2B – pretty good day off the bench
Hector Rabago, DH: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Sean Black, RHP: 1.1 IP, 7 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 71 hits and 47 runs allowed in his last 46.1 IP … yeah, he probably should have taken the Nationals’ money as the 59th overall pick in 2006 instead of going to school, that one hasn’t worked out too well
Ronny Marte, RHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 6-1 GB/FB
Francisco Gil, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-4 win over Greenville)
Slade Heathcott, DH: 0 for 4 – I’m guessing the shoulder is bothering him again, can’t play the field because he can’t throw, but able to hit
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 BB – 13 for his last 33 (.394) with three doubles
Ramon Flores, CF: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Gary Sanchez, C: 0 for 4, 3 K, 1 PB – ouch
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 E (fielding)
Rob Segedin, 3B: 2 for 3, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 BB – 14 for his last 31 (.451) with four doubles, five walks, and four strikeouts
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Mike Ferraro, LF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI – season debut … they needed another outfielder with Heathcott unable to play the field and Eduardo Sosa hurt
Jose Mojica, SS: 0 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jose Ramirez, RHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 6-3 GB/FB
Kramer Sneed, LHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 58-20 K/BB in 53.2 IP
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB

Open Thread: Realignment
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  • Esteban

    Both records are pretty dubious distinctions.

    • hogsmog

      Don’t you dare take away his moment of glory. He’s been working towards this moment for years.

    • boogie down

      They effectively say, “You’ve underperformed more prolifically than anyone in the 115-year history of our franchise!”

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      that’s what my buddy Crash thought when he broke the minor league home run record ;)

  • Stoneburner

    Well now I am really confused.

    swbyankeesTT @mashmore98 I’m assured that he’s not sitting because of the eye infection. Of course, I’m not there. But I’m told no injury of any kind

    But Cashman said it was b/c of the eye.

    This of course would not be the first time the Yankees have sent out mixed signals. Monterogate thickens. . . .

    • Mike

      did Cashman say it wasn’t bc of the eye ?? do you have link

      • Stoneburner

        Cashman is on record as saying it is because of an eye infection:

        Erik Boland
        Cashman: Jesus Montero wasn’t in the lineup today because of an eye infection. No injury.

        The reporter is saying according to his source Montero’s eye infection was not the reason he sat today.

        Monterogate needs to be further investigated. . . .

        • Mike


    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I don’t think an eye infection qualifies as an injury. At least it didn’t to me at first.

    • NC Saint

      Definitely was not about his eye.

      But he didn’t appear pleased to sit for a second straight game Sunday afternoon. “The manager decides. I’ve been catching a lot of games,” said Montero, who missed four games last week with an eye infection. “Maybe he’s trying to give the other catchers some work.”


  • Pat D

    Let Halsey face AAA hitters before we say “> Logan.”

    I’m a bit of a Logan apologist, but I think it’s premature to count on a guy who hasn’t done much of anything over the last few years.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      …but I think it’s premature to count on a guy who hasn’t done much of anything over the last few years.

      Funny, that describes Logan as well.

  • Nick87

    I would have thought Igawa would want to go back to Japan rather then pitch in about in AAA and AA for 4 years. If Rasner can get good money there some Japanese team that would take him.

    • I Am Not The Droids You’re Looking For (is off to masterstroke myself)

      No way he’d be paid more there than here.

  • Stratman9652

    Brewer walked off with what appeared to be a leg injury. It looked like he jammed his leg against the wall while landing after he leaped.

    For a couple videos of last nights AAA game check out my Youtube page:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/StratMan965208?feature=mhee (all are sfw but the volume is rather loud) I apologize in advance for the confusion on the Laird video, I thought that ball was gone.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    If they were holding him out in case of possible call-up, wouldn’t they just say so? Would they need all the run-around? Sounds fishy…

  • Doug

    “….. but able to hit”

    0 for last 8; 3 for last 20…..you sure?

    • Rick in Boston

      At what point does the slump become directly related to the shoulder? If it’s hurting his ability to bat, he needs to go on the shelf ASAP.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    How does the Phil Hughes 2011 saga effect any kind of Innings Pitched scenarios going forward ? If Hughes comes back, slides into a starter role, throws 110 innings, is he now limited in 2012 to 150 innings ? Does all the “rebuilding of his arm” plus 110 innings make it more like a full season of pitching ? Just curious. Thoughts?

    • Rod

      Limits are based on career highs so his 2010 means that Hughes effectively doesn’t have innings limits anymore.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      He won’t have any innings limits on his arm. He’s just tired, that’s his arm problem. He threw too many innings last year.

      • Chops

        2009: 93 (WS Win)
        2010: 192 (including 15 post season innings)

        Not saying I have the answer, but I didn’t draft him. Hopefully this is just a bump in the road. It’s not uncommon for young SP to be uneven before being good.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Kei Igawa-AAA Hall of Famer!

  • CMP

    Jose Ramirez seems to be bouncing back a bit after he was demoted to Charleston.

  • Karl Krawfid

    The beat writers were saying that Manny B’s curveball was crazy good yesterday.

    Good news.

    Would expect him and Dellin to finish the year in AAA.

  • Etan

    On a more positive note, Mack has been killing it since the promotion

  • http://www.shanefaubert.com/blog Shane

    Time to start thinking about promotions, and there seem to be some starters that would be capable of moving up a step: Turley out of A-, Heredia out of A (Marshall is coming on as well, but a little more time wouldn’t hurt), Betances, Banuelos and maybe even Heyer out of AA. The three non-Brackman starters in AAA could conceivably contribute at the major league level as well – they’re all pitching as well or better than Darrel Rasner was when he was in Scranton and they’re younger. It’s actually been a pretty good year.

  • MikeF

    What is the deal with Graham Stoneburner?

  • Naved

    Stoneburner is still out with a stiff neck. I have been preaching forever on Betances getting a promotion to AAA.

  • infernoscurse

    what ever happened to that super dominican OF prospect the yankees signed? Eladio Moronta, he was cant miss next mickey mantle

    • pat

      Umm no. Nobody ever said that.

  • Sam

    Any chance Heredia gets bumped to Double-A? Also, I think it’s about time to give Segedin a promotion to Tampa, see what the kid can do.