Jul
19

Soriano, Chavez made rehab debuts with Tampa

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Update: The second Short Season Staten Island game is over and has been added to the post. I suggest checking it out, it was quite interesting.

Bradley Suttle and Terry Tiffee have been placed on the DL for Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton, respectively.

High-A Tampa (11-0 depantsing by Jupiter)
Rafael Soriano, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – he was scheduled for 20 pitches or so … gave up a solo homer to the league leader in homers, but don’t worry too much about the results, it’s his first rehab appearance
Eric Chavez, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K - played all nine innings
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 3 K
Kyle Roller, 1B & J.R. Murphy, C: both 1 for 3
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 17, 5 K – Kelvin Castro committed a fielding error
Francisco Gil, RHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB – allowed one of Soriano’s inherited runners to score
Graham Stoneburner, RHP: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 7-2 GB/FB – yuck
Ronny Marte, RHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB – allowed one of Stoneburner’s inherited runners to score

Triple-A Scranton (6-1 loss to Columbus)
Kevin Russo, 3B, Jorge Vazquez, 1B, Jordan Parraz, RF & Gus Molina, C: all 1 for 4 – Russo walked … Parraz struck out twice, JoVa once
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Greg Golson, CF, Luis Nunez, 2B & Doug Bernier, SS: all 0 for 4 – Nunez and Bernier each struck out once, Golson twice
Mike Lamb, DH: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Ivan Nova, RHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP – 23 of 44 pitches were strikes (52.3%) … left with an apparent right leg injury
George Kontos, RHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 28 of 41 pitches were strikes (68.3%) … 64-20 K/BB in 50.2 IP
Greg Smith, LHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 27 of 48 pitches were strikes (56.3%) … he actually started last night’s game, but he only got an inning in before a lengthy rain delay
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB – half of his 30 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (9-2 win over Erie)
Ray Kruml, CF & Austin Romine, C: 1 for 5, 1 R – Romine whiffed
Corban Joseph, 2B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – had been stuck in a little 4-for-30 slump (.133)
Rob Lyerly, 1B, Melky Mesa, CF & Zoilo Almonte, RF: both 3 for 5 – Lyerly doubled twice, drove in a run, and scored twice … Mesa scored a run, drove in a run, and whiffed … Almonte doubled, scored, and drove in a pair
Jose Pirela, SS & Damon Sublett, LF: both 0 for 3 – Pirela drove in a run and committed a fielding error … Sublett walked and struck out twice
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 10-7 GB/FB – don’t see eight innings out of a minor league starter too often
Pat Venditte, SwP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day.

Short Season Staten Island Game One (3-2 win over Hudson Valley in seven innings) makeup of a June 22nd rain out
Mason Williams, CF & Angelo Gumbs, 2B: both 0 for 3, 2 K
Cito Culver, SS: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Zach Wilson, DH: 1 for 3, 1 K
Tyler Austin, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Shane Brown, LF, Casey Stevenson, 3B & Jorge Liccien, C: all 0 for 2 – Brown walked, whiffed, and scored a run … Stevenson got hit by a pitch and drove in a run … Liccien scored a run
Ali Castillo, PH: 1 for 1, 1 R – pinch-hit for Liccien with the score tied in the seventh, and here’s what the recap says happened: Ali Castillo singles on a ground ball to third baseman Leonardo Reginatto. Ali Castillo advances to 3rd, on throwing error by right fielder Chris Winder. Ali Castillo advances to 3rd, on throwing error by third baseman Leonardo Reginatto. Casey Stevenson out at home, pitcher Charlie Cononie to catcher Matt Rice … your guess is as good as mine
Ben Gamel, RF: 2 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 CS – he’s starting to come around a bit
Bryan Mitchell, RHP: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 6-3 GB/FB – 29 K in 25.1 IP, but also 19 BB
Vidal Nuno, LHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island Game Two (8-6 win over Hudson Valley in eight innings)
Cody Grice, CF: 0 for 4, 3 R, 1 K, 1 HBP – three runs with no hits or walks? impressive … he got hit by the pitch and reached on two fielder’s choices
Cito Culver, SS: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB – very nice day
Angelo Gumbs, DH: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
Tyler Austin, 3B-1B: 0 for 4, 2 K
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K - capped off a four-run seventh inning comeback with a two-run game tying single
Mason Williams, PR-3B: 0 for 0 – yeah, he played third base for two innings … didn’t have to make a play in the field though … I wonder why they didn’t bring Casey Stevenson in off the bench, seems kinda dangerous to play him out of position, no? short hop could come up and catch him in the face or something
Shane Brown, LF, Ali Castillo, 2B & Nick McCoy, C: all 2 for 4 – Castillo doubled, scored a run, and whiffed … McCoy committed a throwing error and also picked a runner off third with a snap throw
Bobby Rinard, RF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Ben Gamel, PR-RF: 0 for 0, 1 RBI – drove in the go-ahead run in the eight with a sac fly
Matt Tracy, LHP: 2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Brett Gerritse, RHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4-1 GB/FB – why not start him?
Phil Wetherell, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (8-5 win over GCL Phillies)
Claudio Custodio, SS: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – eight walks in 16 games is quite a bit at this level, these kids usually swing at everything
Ravel Santana, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
David Adams, 2B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS – well, at least he’s crushing the rehab
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – 11 for his last 31 (.355) with three doubles, a triple, a homer
Yeicock Calderon, RF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI – .202 ISO
Isaias Tejeda, DH: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jackson Valera, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Damian Taveras, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Henry Pena, LF: 0 for 4, 1 K – he came into this game 1-for-17 with 16 K … no joke, I kid you not
Taylor Morton, RHP: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 4-3 GB/FB – 19-2 K/BB in 24.2 IP
Joel De La Cruz, RHP: 1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-0 GB/FB
Corey Maines, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Cory Cowsert, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    I’m beginning to suspect that Adams’ rehab is actually a cloaked demotion.

    I’m pretty nuts, though.

    • Preston

      If that was the case you’d think hitting .450 might get him re-promoted soon.

      • http://www.simdynasty.com/index.jsp?refer=Jeety jeety

        he’s being blocked by angelo gumbs

  • Brian S.

    Call up Montero.

    • Will

      I second that. Although he hasn’t done much at AAA I’m getting pretty tired of Posada and his groundouts/GIDPs. All the other super prospects have been called up.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        All the other super prospects have been called up.

        (thinks)

        I don’t care.

        • Will

          I’m not asking you to care. It’s just my opinion. You have the right to agree or disagree. But I would say that most of the people on the site would agree that Montero should be up with the big league club and playing at some capacity.

          • Jamal G.

            You missed the point; he’s saying that should not be a factor in this decision.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              That.

              When the Mariners think it’s time to promote Dustin Ackley has nothing to do with when the Yankees should think it’s time to promote Jesus Montero.

          • Addison

            On the contrary, Will.

            Montero has no business even thinking about New York, and vice versa.

      • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

        If everyone else jumped off the brooklyn bridge, would you?

        /Parent’d

        • CapitalT

          Like bungee jumping…sure

      • Brian S.

        I’m getting tired of Russel and his 40 wRC+ the last three months. Oh wait, at least he “calls a good game.”

        • pete

          meh. I’d say Russel’s probably been as good a full-time catcher this year as anybody not named McCann, Weiters, Avila, or Molina.

  • mbonzo

    Guys from the last 2 draft classes are having some real nice seasons.

  • Brandon

    Cue the Montero has been traded since he didnt play tonight talk.

    • Brian S.

      Looks like his attitude has been flaring up again.

      /#Things to say about hispanic baseball players that are struggling.

      • Brian in NH

        /cloaked racism’d

        • MannyGeee

          Machismo strikes again.

  • Joe

    When does the DSL start? Anyone to look forward to?

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

      It started weeks ago, I never track those league. 75% of those guys won’t even make it to the US.

      • Will

        That’s so sad. It’s like Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      When does the DSL start?

      Christ, man, it’s 2011, get FIOS already!

      • MannyGeee

        You’ve got mail…

        /AOL’d

  • vin

    Seriously, what the hell are they waiting for with David Adams? He’s got to be physically healthy enough by now. Maybe they don’t want to mess with CoJo in AA, and want to be confident he can make the jump to AAA?

  • DERP

    Does anyone know why Justin James plays so infrequently?

  • CP

    They’ve updated the recap so it makes more sense:

    Ali Castillo singles on a ground ball to third baseman Leonardo Reginatto. Throwing error by third baseman Leonardo Reginatto. Casey Stevenson out at home on the throw, right fielder Chris Winder to pitcher Charlie Cononie to catcher Matt Rice. Ali Castillo to 3rd on the throw.

  • Tim

    Re Ali Castillo strange play. Sounds like with a runner on first, Castillo hit a grounder to 3rd. 3rd baseman throws the ball into right field (trying to turn 2). Runner from first now heads to third, (Castillo to 2nd). Right fielder tries to play for the out at third and makes a bad throw. The pitcher backs the play up and is able to get the ball to the plate in time to retire the runner. (Castillo to 3rd)

  • Tim

    Re: Ali Castillo strange play. Sounds like with a runner on first, Castillo hit a grounder to 3rd. 3rd baseman throws the ball into right field (trying to turn 2). Runner from first now heads to third, (Castillo to 2nd). Right fielder tries to play for the out at third and makes a bad throw. The pitcher backs the play up and is able to get the ball to the plate in time to retire the runner. (Castillo to 3rd)

  • Tim

    Re: Ali Castillo strange play. Sounds like with a runner on first, he hit a grounder to 3rd. 3rd baseman throws the ball into right field. Runner from first now heads to third. Right fielder tries to play for the out at third and makes a bad throw. The pitcher backs the play up and is able to get the ball to the plate in time to retire the runner. (Castillo to 3rd)

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Why did you post this three times?

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Why did you post this three times??

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Why did you post this three times???

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        He posted it 4 times….

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          But the fourth time he didn’t include the “Re:”

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Oops. Missed that.

      • boogie down

        This cracked me up. Nice touch with the escalating urgency.

    • Frank O

      Almost right – was at game, 3rd baseman made wild throw past 1st baseman – picked up by rightfielder who threw home as Stevenson stopped at third and Casstillo at second. Throw home got past catcher and Stevenson tried to score but was thrown out pitcher to catcher. Castillo advanced to third on throwing error by rightfielder.

      Agree about Brett Gerritse – have seen him pitch twice in relief and he was basically lights out, pitching much better than the starting pitchers.

      Cito Culver looks better and better in the field and at the bat – doubled to wall in left-center batting right-handed and tripled to right batting left-handed in second game.

      Mason Williams didn’t have a good day at the bat but he is hitting .361 – he did make a nice catch in first game. Shane Brown
      continues to hit at a rediculous .446 clip.

      Don’t know much about the lefty reliever Vidal Nuno, but after giving up a double to the first batter he faced (scoring the two runners that Bryan Mitchell had walked – walks kill – otherwise Mitchell was quite good), he retired the last 7 batters he faced, including the last 5 on strikes. The scorecard states he was a free agent signing and that he played on the Lake County Captains (?!) in 2010.

  • Tim

    On the Ali Castillo strange play. Sounds like with a runner on first, he hit a grounder to 3rd. 3rd baseman throws the ball into right field. Runner from first now heads to third. Right fielder tries to play for the out at third and makes a bad throw. The pitcher backs the play up and is able to get the ball to the plate in time to retire the runner. (Castillo to 3rd)

  • Tim

    Why will it not let me comment?

  • CMP

    I hope Stoneburner finishes strong because this season has been pretty much a washout for him so far.

  • Tim

    Sorry about the multiple posts. It was giving me an error message that said it was unable to post. I kept trying to figure out what the problem was, but apparently the error message was in error.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      When it says that, disregard it. The comment will be there if you refresh the page. Happens to me all the time.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Damn it, Mason Williams! He’s the guy I always look forward to on DOTF. He’s failed me tonight.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    D-Bich, my man!

    • SDM

      really? Can we not come up with a better nickname for the guy?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        ‘Te-Bitch.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Bitch the Younger.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Suzannte Bleshette.

            • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

              Bante Dishette.

              • boogie down

                Spoonerism!

      • Gonzo

        C’mon! When he hits a homerun, they (Kay) can say “you’ve been bi(t)ched!”

      • boogie down

        Little Bich

      • boogie down

        That Bich on the Corner

      • MannyGeee

        DB2?

  • Will (the other one)

    Seems kinda dangerous to play [Mason Williams] out of position, no?

    Not if the Rockies have made it clear they want “third baseman” Mason Williams as the centerpiece of any prospective Ubaldo deal.

    • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

      I’m pickin’ up what you’re puttin’ down.

    • MannyGeee

      I keep hearing they want stud CF prospect Kei Igawa too… I think we can make that happen…