2 homers in 3 days for Tabata

Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled day off. They play two with Pawtuckett today to make up a twice-postponed game.

Double-A Trenton (11-2 loss to Binghamton in 7 innings — called for rain, maybe?)
Reggie Corona: 2 for 3
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 3
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 3
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 3, 1 2B — had both of Trenton’s RBI
Jeff Marquez: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K — kid hasn’t been the same lately

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Edwar is a beast

ESPN says that Karstens will be swapped for Joba on Tuesday. We shall see.

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 win over Buffalo)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 2 K
Justin Christian: 1 for 3, 1 BB — starting to really like this kid
Angel Chavez: 0 for 4, 1 K
Erubiel Durazo: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 HR
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3
Wil Nieves: 0 for 2
Kei Igawa: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K — 8 K? don’t care. suck suck suck
Sean Henn: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Edwar: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — I’d rather go lefty-less than have Villone in the majors and Edwar in AAA

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A weekend’s worth of Down on the Farm

Looks like we missed some valuable time in the minors. Ben and I were both away this weekend, hence the lack of activity. But we’re back now, and with three full Down on the Farms. Here ya go, folks.

Sunday

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Buffalo)
Brett Gardner: 0 for 4, 2 K — eh, give him a day to get back in the swing
Justin Christian: 1 for 4
Giambi: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Angel Chavez: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 2 for 3, 1 2B
KT: 1 for 4, 1 K
Alberto: 0 for 4
Durazo: 1 for 1 — pinch hit in the 9th and drove in the go-ahead run
Mighty Matt: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K — too bad he’ll never don pinstripes again
Ross Ohlendorf: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — Joba, Britton, Edwar, Ohlendorf…why are Villone and Farnsworth in our bullpen again?
Jose Veras: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — still not impressive

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Scranton bullpen: 9 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Update on Miranda: Miranda rolled his ankle running after a foul pop-up the other day. Nothing major, but the Yanks are being overly cautious as always. That’s from our good pal Mike A., who should be out enjoying the sun.

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 win over Ottawa)
Kevin Thompson: 4 for 5
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 5
Angel Chavez: 2 for 5, 2 K
Erubiel Durazo: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Justin Christian: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5, 3 K
Wil Nieves: 3 for 5, 1 K
Ben Kozlowski: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — not bad for having a reliever start
Ross Ohlendorf: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — gave up a solo shot
Scott Williamson: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — noice
Edwar: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — noicer
Jason Brower: 1 IP, zeroes

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How soon will Joba be in the Bronx? Very soon

This isn’t very normal for DotF, but I want to get up the good news. Joba rocks. Oh, you knew that already?

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

I’m psyched.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Ottawa)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4
Erubiel Durazo: 1 for 4, 1 HR — basically a waste at this point
Justin Christian: 2 for 4 — batted sixth, rather than first or second
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Andy Cannizaro: 3 for 4 — hard not to root for this guy
Kei Igawa: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — suck, suck, suck
Jose Veras: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — at a time when you can pitch your way into the bullpen, Veras is blowing it
Jason Brower: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K — with a 1.98 ERA, you might see him at some point

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Edwar earns his call-up…again

Triple-A Scranton (3-1 loss to Richmond)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Justin Christian: 1 for 4
Erubiel Durazo: 0 for 2 — the clock is ticking…
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4
Eric Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K
Mighty Matt; 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K — there he goes with those walks again (not that he ever stopped)
Colter Bean: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K — with all the guys returning from the DL, you’d have to think he’s a goner…
Edwar: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — still sporting a 0.57 AAA ERA

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Easy as 1-2-3 for Joba

Update by Ben: Mike, on vacation, points us to the BA hot sheet where the Yankees have not one but two pitchers in the top five. The BA staff feels that, as good as their number one hot sheet pick Chamberlain’s been, number five Ian Kennedy has been even better. Check it out.

Update by Joe: Someone asked about Gardner. He’s on the 7-day DL with what they’re calling a lower body contusion (I think Ajax missed time with that this year). He was hurt last week when running into a wall. The ball was trapped between him and the wall, leading to the contusion. It’s not serious, but he’s going to need the 7 days.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Rochester)
Kevin Thompson: 0 for 3, 1 K
Justin Christian: 2 for 4, 1 3B
Erubiel Durazo: 0 for 3 — hitting .209 so far
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 BB
Alberto Gonzalez — 0 for 2, 1 BB — not a very triumphant return
Wil Nieves: 0 for 3, 1 K — not missing a beat
Steve White: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K — those 3s are not a typo
Joba Chamberlain: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — look out American League!
Scott Williamson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

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