Flores & Almonte carry Thunder to Game 3 win

Aardsma throws scoreless inning in latest rehab outing
Sabathia falters again as Yanks fall to Rays

Got some notes…

Double-A Trenton (11-7 win over Akron) Akron still leads the best-of-five Championship Series two games to one … LHP Nik Turley gets the ball in Game Four tomorrow
CF Adonis Garcia & 3B David Adams: both 2-4, 2 R — Garcia drew a walk … Adams got hit by a pitch and plated a run
LF Ramon Flores: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB — been arguably their best hitter in the postseason
RF Zoilo Almonte: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — ditto the Flores comment
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
1B Kevin Mahoney & 2B Walt Ibarra: both 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — Ibarra stole a base
DH Rob Segedin: 0-4, 3 K
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 3/1 GB/FB — 35 of 53 pitches were strikes (66%) … not a great finish to the season, the last few weeks have been rough
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/0 GB/FB — 25 of 35 pitches were strikes (71%)
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K — just six of his 18 pitches were strikes (33%), and I’m surprised it was that many
RHP Branden Pinder: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — nine of 15 pitches were strikes … he escaped Kahnle’s bases loaded, no outs jam in a one run game and touched 96
RHP David Aardsma: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — had a tiny bit more on him earlier
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — only eight of 18 pitches were strikes (44%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 15 pitches were strikes

The season is over for Triple-A Empire State, High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks. Empire State lost their first round playoff series to Pawtucket while the other four failed to make the postseason.

Aardsma throws scoreless inning in latest rehab outing
Sabathia falters again as Yanks fall to Rays
  • 28 this year

    How did Kahnle walk three batters but only threw 8 balls? Am i missing something obvious?

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

      I goofed, it was six strikes out of 16 pitches, not eight.

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

        *6 of 18

  • Laz

    I’m really excited about Flores. He certainly has been underrated by everyone. He doesn’t have the best speed or power, but he takes alot of walks and can still get a decent amount of doubles.

  • Naved

    Anyone got Mark Montgomery’s statline for the postseason so far?

    • Brett

      You can check his game logs at fangraphs. I have him at 6IP, 2h, 3BB, 11k

  • Wayne

    If Nova gets bombed tommorrow any chance nik turley gets called up to pitch in his place next time around?

    • DERP

      Not a chance

    • Joe

      Only If depuala is unavailable.

  • Wayne

    Is tommy kahnle injured?

  • http://stoogazzo@comcast.net Tom Morea

    Great job in covering the minor leagues, Mike!

  • Wayne

    We should call up Ramon Flores. We could use him as dh or as1st baseman. Put swisher in outfield and rest either ichiro or ibanez! I think it’s worth a try!

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

      This is a joke, right? The kid literally just reached Double-A.

  • Bavarian Yankee

    “C R.J. Baker is on Great Britain’s qualifying roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Good for him.”

    nice. The qualifying tournament takes place in my hometown, so I might have the chance to see him playing.

  • Robert

    Saw Flores last week in person,he is a Major leaguer….So close yet so far Flores,Slade,Austin and Williams throw in Gary Sanchez and here is the answer to the all the holes on the Bronx Bombers!!!

    • JohnnyC

      Yeah, answers for 2014 maybe. Where are the answers for this year and 2013?