Down on the Farm

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Durham)
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 3 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – breaks an 0 for too-many-to-count
Omir Santos: 1 for 4, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 2 for 21, 5 K – E-Duncan and Bronson Sardinha took 0 for 4’s
Matt DeSalvo: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 10 K, 1 HB – that’s a good way to throw 97 pitches in under 5 innings
Ben Kozlowski: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

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Watch Joba Chamberlain pitch on TV!!!

In about 2 and a half weeks. (sorry for the tease)Â

Joba was named to the USA squad for the 2007 Futures Game, which takes place Sunday July 8th at 2pm, and will be telecast on ESPN (or ESPN2, one of those damn channels). Both Phil Hughes and Jose Tabata made the game last year (you can watch watch Tabata almost talk off Hughes’ head here), but this year the Yanks only have one representative. You can check out the World Team roster here.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

2007 Midseason Top 30 Prospects

I wasn’t planning on putting together a midseason list, but once I saw that everyone else doing it, I figured I might as well join the party. You can catch Fabian’s Top 30 List here and EJ’s here. I’m not going to go into too much detail because not all that much has changed as far as individual scouting reports and stuff like that. You can find my Preseason Top 30 list here, for comparisons sake. List after the jump.

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Down on the Farm

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 win over Durham)
Jamal Strong: 1 for 2, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – just when you’re ready to give up on him…BAM!
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – 18th jack puts him on pace for 36..
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 3 – plummeting to new lows…0 for his last 20, hitting .233
Steven White: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HB
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 7 ER in last 8.2 IP
Edwar: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – en fuego…

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Good news for the Yanks

It turns out that there’s no underlying injury in Schilling’s shoulder. That means he really does just suck this bad!

(9.1 IP, 19 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 3 BB, 5 K in his last 2 starts)

Update by Joe: Schilling has been placed on the 15-day DL. He thinks he has a “touch of tendinitis.”

Anyway, another starter is not needed until Tuesday which, as Nick Cafardo notes, would be Jon Lester’s turn to pitch.

Cashman needs to trade for Josh Bard immediately

The Padres just picked up heavyweight champ Michael Barrett from the Cubbies, leaving the incumbent Josh Bard in a precarious position. Now Bard isn’t nearly as good as his 2006 numbers suggest (.338-.406-.537, 9 HR & 40 RBI while splitting time with the Pizza-man), but he’s better than his 2007 showing (.253-.335-.349, 2 HR, 19 RBI in full-time duty) as his career line suggests (.267-.330-.408).

Bard would unquestionably be an upgrade over Wil Nieves, but he’s also an almost ideal backup:
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Down on the Farm

As is DotF tradition, full Opening Day lineups for Staten Island and the GCL Yanks (man, I forgot how much those kids down in Rookie ball strikeout) after the jump…

Triple-A Scranton (8-4 loss to Durham)
Kevin Reese: 2 for 4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5, 3 K, 1 E (fielding) – 1 for his last 17 with 8 K…
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha & Angel Chavez: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Sardinha swiped a base, Chavez K’ed
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch) – 0 for his last 17
Juan Francia: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K 
Colter Bean: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Steven Jackson: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP – he’s taking to the bullpen…i guess…
Charlie Manning: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Ben Kozlowski: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – breaks a streak of 5 consectuve outings in which he gave up an ER

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