Starting pitching is the name of the game

The combined line for the starters today: 25.1 IP, 13 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 25 K. Wow.

Triple-A Scranton (3-1 win over Buffalo)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Shelley Duncan & Greg Porter: both 2 for 3 – Shelley homered, had 3 RBI and walked … Porter K’ed
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 18, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Dan Giese: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K – who needs Alan Horne?
Heath Phillips: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – only the second & third hits he’s allowed this year
Scott Patterson & Jose Veras: both 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

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‘It’s pronounced Hey-Zeus. Yeah, Zeus. As in father of Apollo, Mt. Olympus, don’t fuck with me or I’ll shove a lightning bolt up your ass Zeus. You got a problem with that?’

Update: Austin Romine and Jairo Heredia are joining Bradley Suttle on the DL. Romine has a “lower body injury,” Jairo an “upper body injury.” How wonderfully descriptive. Why do the Yanks have to be so damn secretive about injuries? Sheesh.

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 win over Buffalo, walk-off style)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – the last guy you’d expect is the one that deliver the walk-off homer
Bernie Castro: 0 for 2, 2 R, 2 BB
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – pushes the hit streak to 9
Shelley: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K
Jason Lane & Eric Duncan: both 0 for 4 – Lane was picked off first … E-Dunc K’ed once, made a fielding error & made a great diving stop according to Chad Jennings
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HB, 6-2 GB/FB – 64 of 104 pitches were strikes (61.5%)
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Sean Henn: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Edwar: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – classic Edwar … 3 baserunners & 13 K in 9 IP with Scranton

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Tabata demoted*

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Buffalo)
Brett Gardner, Shelley Duncan & Cody Ransom: all 0 for 4 – Gardner walked & scored a run … Shelley drove in a run & K’ed three times … Ransom K’ed once
Nick Green: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Juan Miranda: 2 for 3, 2 BB – hitting streak up to 8 games … 7-14 K/BB ratio on the year
Eric Duncan: 2 for 2, 2 BB, 1 SB
Jeff Marquez: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 7-5 GB/FB – best start of the year
Jon Albaladejo: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K – only 18 of 40 pitches were strikes (45%)
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 11 of 13 pitches were strikes (84.6%)
Edwar: 1 IP, zeroes, 0-3 GB/FB

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Rasner makes his case

Triple-A Scranton (3-0 win over Rochester)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 1, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS – picked off first
Juan Miranda, Jason Lane & Cody Ransom: all 1 for 4 – Miranda K’ed & extended his hitting streak to 7 games … Lane hit a solo jack & K’ed
Shelley: 0 for 4 – 2 for his last 22
Nick Green: 2 for 4, 2 K
Bernie Castro: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 CS
Darrell Rasner: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 10-9 GB/FB – 63 of 90 pitches were strikes (70%) for the man with a 0.72 ERA … I’ve been telling you since he was claimed off waivers, don’t sleep on D-Ras, he’s better than he gets credit for
Jose Veras: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

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Charleston’s offense. ‘Nuff said.

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 loss to Rochester)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Juan Miranda & Eric Duncan: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Duncan scored a run, drove one in & K’ed
Cody Ransom: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 15, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 1 HBP – Bernie Castro & Jason Lane each drove a run in
Steven White: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Sean Henn: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Britton: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB – first runs allowed this year

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Romine starting to steal Montero’s thunder

Triple-A Scranton (1-0 win over Rochester)
Brett Gardner & Nick Green: both 1 for 3 – Gardner K’ed once & was caught stealing
Bernie Castro: 2 for 4, 1 K
Greg Porter: 1 for 4, 1 2B
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 13, 1 R, 1 RBI, 5 K, 4 K – Cody Ransom drove in Chris Stewart with a bases loaded walk for the game’s only run
Dan Giese: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 8-3 GB/FB – remember when Cash said Alan Horne would only miss one start? funny how that works, huh?
Heath Phillips, Scott Strickland & Jose Veras combined 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K – each guy K’ed two apiece

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