Adams has huge game in Thunder loss

X-rays shows A-Rod's hand healing well, no longer needs brace
Kuroda two-hits Rangers, Yankees win 3-0

Both 1B Mark Teixeira and RHP Derek Lowe were elected to the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame today, so congrats to them. This year’s AzFL roster should be out in a few weeks, by the way. I’m thinking C Austin Romine and OF Slade Heathcott will head out to the desert to catch up on some of the at-bats they missed this year due to injury.

Triple-A Empire State (9-7 loss to Pawtucket) they were down 9-0 at one point
3B Kevin Russo: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB — 58/57 K/BB on the year
DH Eduardo Nunez & LF Ronnie Mustelier: both 0-4, 1 K — Nunez drove in a pair … Mustelier walked
1B Brandon Laird & C Frankie Cervelli: both 1-4, 1 HBP — Cervelli scored a run and struck out
RF Kosuke Fukudome: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB
CF Darnell McDonald: 0-3, 2 R, 2 BB
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — second straight three-walk game
RHP John Maine: 4 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 6/0 GB/FB — 58 of 94 pitches were strikes (62%)
LHP Lee Hyde: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 21 of 35 pitches were strikes (60%)
RHP Kelvin Perez: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 3/0 GB/FB — 30 of 46 pitches were strikes (65%) … picked a runner off first

Double-A Trenton (7-2 loss to Reading)
RF Abe Almonte & 1B Luke Murton: both 0-3, 1 BB – Almonte struck out once, Murton twice
2B Jose Pirela: 1-4, 1 R
DH David Adams: 3-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI — 16 hits in his last 39 at-bats (.410) with five doubles and three homers
CF Adonis Garcia, 3B Addison Maruszak & C J.R. Murphy: all 0-4 — Murphy struck out once, Maruszak twice … Maruszak also committed a throwing error
LF Rob Segedin & SS Walt Ibarra: both 1-3 — Ibarra struck out
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 59 of 89 pitches were strikes (66%)
LHP Francisco Rondon: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB – 12 of 23 pitches were strikes (52%)
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — 11 pitches, seven strikes … 83/19 K/BB in 54.1 IP this year

High-A Tampa (4-0 loss to Clearwater)
LF Ramon Flores & 2B Jose Toussen: both 0-3, 1 K — Flores walked
CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 3 K
RF-1B Tyler Austin: 2-4, 1 2B — 11 hits in his last 39 at-bats (.282), but four doubles and a homer
1B Kyle Roller: 0-1, 1 K – left the game for no apparent reason … RF Kelvin DeLeon replaced him and singled in three at-bats while committed a fielding error on defense
C Gary Sanchez: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.395) with three doubles and a homer
3B Zach Wilson: 1-4
DH Kyle Higashioka & SS Yadil Mujica: both 0-4, 2 K
LHP Matt Tracy: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 8/6 GB/FB — picked a runner off first
LHP Kramer Sneed: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2/4 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to Asheville)
2B Ali Castillo: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
SS Cito Culver & DH Casey Stevenson: both 0-4 — Culver struck out once, Stevenson twice
CF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B — threw a runner out at third
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 RBI
1B Saxon Butler: 2-4
RF Rob Refsnyder: 1-3
C Francisco Arcia & LF Cody Grice: both 0-3, 1 K
RHP Phil Wetherell: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3 WP, 7/3 GB/FB — still don’t understand the starting experiment
LHP Dan Mahoney: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB
RHP Charlie Short: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 11/1 K/BB in 7.1 IP since signing out of any independent league

Short Season Staten Island is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break. The NL All-Stars beat the AL All-Stars 8-1 in the actual game tonight. Here’s the box score.
1B Matt Snyder: 0-4, 1 K — started the game and batted cleanup
RF Taylor Dugas: 0-1, 1 BB — came off the game in the fifth inning
LHP James Pazos: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP — pitched the ninth

Rookie GCL Yanks Game One (9-8 loss to GCL Pirates in 11 innings, walk-off style) this was the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain with two outs in the top of the ninth
CF Mikeson Oliberto: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
SS Austin Aune: 1-6, 1 K
DH Ericson Leonora: 2-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB — eight hits in his last 28 at-bats (.286)
1B Greg Bird: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) — played yesterday’s game
1B Bubba Jones: 1-1, 1 BB — played today
RF Yeicok Calderon: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — he has seven homers this year, but that’s only his second double
3B Miguel Andujar: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
C Chris Breen: 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 CS – those are only his second and third walks of the season
LF Nathan Mikolas: 2-5, 3 RBI, 2 K
2B Jerison Lopez: 0-3, 1 HBP — played yesterday
2B Jake Anderson: 1-1, 1 R — played today
RHP Angel Rincon: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — so that’s a nice start
LHP Rich Mascheri: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — recently signed out of an indy league
LHP Rony Bautista: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2/2 GB/FB — picked a runner off first
LHP Yoely Bello: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 5/0 GB/FB
RHP Edison Mejia: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/3 GB/FB – first pitcher of today’s game
RHP Kenedy Agramonte: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 1/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game One (8-2 loss to GCL Pirates)
CF Mikeson Oliberto: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
SS Austin Aune & LF Nathan Mikolas: both 1-3 — Aune drove in a run, walked, and struck out
RF Ericson Leonora: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — threw a runner out at third
DH Yeicok Calderon: 1-4, 2 K
1B Greg Bird & 3B Miguel Andujar: both 0-4 — Andujar drove in a pair
C Eduardo DeOleo & 2B Jake Anderson: both 0-2, 1 BB — DeOleo scored a run … Anderson missed a catch for an error
LHP Pedro Feliciano: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — had a bit more on his latest rehab appearance earlier today
RHP Gio Gallegos: 3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 5/2 GB/FB — worst outing of his pro career, by far
RHP Chaz Hebert: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
RHP Melvin Mercedes: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB
RHP Rookie Davis: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB

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X-rays shows A-Rod's hand healing well, no longer needs brace
Kuroda two-hits Rangers, Yankees win 3-0
  • pat

    Gotta think Wetherell is starting just to get some innings.

  • viridiana

    Is Adams serving a life sentence in Trenton?

    • Bob Buttons the Cat

      They’ll probably let him out in three if he behaves well.

    • John Y.

      It seems like an eternity for Adams, but he also missed all of last year and most of 2010. He will make it to AAA next year.

      • Laz

        hitting .322 in AA, really what more does he need to do in Trenton though. Now that he has been at 3b it seems hard to believe laird is blocking him. Wouldn’t surprise me to see Laird get cut now or in the offseason.

    • Brian in NH

      When rosters expand in September and Laird gets called up to the big leagues to sit on the bench/”observe” I wouldn’t be surprised to see Adams get a look at AAA

      • Rick in Philly

        Minor league season ends around Labor Day, so there’s nothing for Adams to do.

  • Richard Leo

    poor DBJ

  • Treynz

    The farm got bent over tonight

  • http://www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Drew

    How did Nunez drive in 2 runs if he went 0-4?

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

      Sac fly and an RBI ground out.

    • Travelbug83

      One run scored on a ground out, the other RBI was on a sac fly.

    • Brian in NH

      Which is why RBI can be such a meaningless and misleading statistic all at once.

      • Joe

        How is it meaningless he got the run in twice right which is the job of a hitter with less than 2 outs?

      • Charles in SD

        RBI’s are probably the 2nd most important stat (next to runs scored), being the object of the game and all…

        • The Ghost of Joe Dugan

          All you need to know is Joe Carter averaged more RBI’s per PA than Mickey Mantle to know that’s not true.

          • Joe

            two totally different eras buddy.

            • The Ghost of Joe Dugan

              Gee, really?

  • Jd

    Two questions

    Adams to AAA eta?

    CoJO and Mesa seem to have made enormous improvements in k rates. If true, is it a big deal in your view?

    • John Y.

      Probably AAA for Adams next year and yes for CoJo and Mesa. Melky more so, because he was terrible last year.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Adams will probably move up to Triple-A next year. Fair or not fair. I don’t think it makes much of a difference at this point.

      I refuse to come to any conclusion on Mesa and CoJo, positive or negative.

  • NYCSPORTZFAN

    David Adams has been my guy for some time now.. Hes always seemed to be poised to be a big Michael Young type bat in the majors, and i was very disapointed to not see him on Mikes latest prospect list.. Hes obviously completely healthy, and not overly old or anything, and in my opinion clearly one of the top 2-3hitters in our farm system.. A oustanding hitter. I had a feeling he’d be back to this type of production eventually, as his bat is just to good not to be.

    Also, Yeicock! Love me some calderon! So glad hes back busting up GCL pitching.. That guys gonna cruise through the system eventually, mark my words..

    • Laz

      Agreed on Adams. He doesn’t have a ton of power, but he gets quite a few doubles. Doesn’t help his case that 2b is blocked at the majors, but I think that he could be a decent 3b is arod can’t play everyday.

    • Jd

      Seems like Adams can be an everyday MLB 2Nd. Doesn’t have enough pop to be an everyday MLB 3rd. Better trade than keep I think, unless they want a hedge against Boras insisting on a King’s ransom.

  • G

    Hard to believe Sanchez is still just 19. The fact that he’s holding his own, and actually mashing lately, in High-A ball.

    • Rick

      Also gives you an appreciation for the talents of Trout and Harper.