Down on the Farm

The weather’s been creating havoc in the baseball world, and it’s not just the major leagues that are being put in a bind (although my fantasy team is looking forward to all those Grady Sizemore doubleheaders). Because minor league teams do not have the resources to deal with Mother Nature, games are called much sooner and much more often than they are in The Show. Here’s a quick wrap up of how the weather has affected each Yankee affiliate so far this year (includes tonight’s games):

Triple-A Scranton: 4 total games called off, none made up, haven’t played since Saturday
Double-A Trenton: 5 total games called off, none made up, also haven’t played since Saturday
High-A Tampa: 1 game rained out, and it’s already been made up
Low-A Charleston: no cancellations…yet

On to tonight’s action:

Triple-A Scranton snowed out. No word on a makeup date.

Double-A Trenton‘s doubleheader was rained out. They’ll try to make up one game as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, no word on the makeup of the second game. If they play tomorrow, it’ll be their first action since Saturday.

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Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(5-2 win over Pawtucket in 7 innings)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4 – BA “down” to .324
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Andy Phillips: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – more H (10), XBH (6), HR (3), RBI (6), and BB (6) in fewer ABs (38) than Minky and Phelps combined (6, 0, 0, 1, 5, 39) 
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K -  3 straight games with a bomb
Chris Basak: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Steven Jackson: 5 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – solid effort considering it was 44 degrees and raining
TJ Beam: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-5 GB/FB
Game 2 postponed due to wet grounds. No makeup date announced.

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Don’t sweat Mo blowing the game today; the A’s beat the best, just tip your hats to ’em. Just think, you’ve got a guy whose thrown 14 innings above A-ball in his career starting the next game, against the team with third highest OPS in baseball no less!

Triple-A Scranton rained out. Doubleheader Monday.

Double-A Trenton rained out. No makeup date announced.

High-A Tampa (6-3 loss to Sarasota) 
Tim Battle: 0 for, 4 K, 1 E (fielding) – 15 K in last 24 AB, but who’s counting?
Jose Tabata: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – the best Yankee position player prospect since Nick Johnson was putting up .525 OBP’s…there, I said it
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 E (both throwing) – third straight game with a double
Francisco Cervelli: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 PB – picked off first
Bryan Villalona: 4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Jose Valdez: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (4-0 loss to Augusta)
Mitch Hilligoss: 0 for 4 – 1 for his last 15
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 CS
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 4, 2 K – 2 for his last 24…speedster is 2 for 5 in SB attempts
Chris Malec: 2 for 4 
Josue Calzado: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Tim Norton: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 Balk, 8-3 GB/FB
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – I’m a huge fan of this guy, 7.1 IP, 2 H, 11 K this year

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Update: Hat tip to commentor Jeteupthemiddle for pointing this out: Double-A Trenton pitchers currently have a 46 inning shutout streak going, dating back to the 6th inning of Tuesday’s win over Harrisburg. That’s freakin’ incredible.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 win over Pawtucket)
Jamal Strong: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HBP – minor league journeyman getting a chance to play with KT called up
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Andy Phillips: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS – absolutely en fuego
Mighty Matt: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K – took a no-no into the 6th
Ben Kozlowski: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

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Meatball’s out and Phil Hughes lines right up to start on Tuesday. I mean really, are the baseball gods going to have to buy ad space in the Stadium to get their point across any more???

Triple-A Scranton (6-2 win over Pawtucket)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 1 2B – .308-.357-.423-.780 for the supposed all glove/no hit shortstop
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Angel Chavez: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – leads the league in RBI (9) despite missing 3 of 9 games
Ross Ohlendorf: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 6-2 GB/FB – only 45 of 84 pitches were strikes (53.6%)
TJ Beam: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-5 GB/FB
Ron Villone: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

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Yo, Felix flat schooled the Sawx tonight, in the Fens no less. Whaddya think, Hughes-Clippard-Tabata for The King? I’d do it, but I dunno if the M’s brass would…

Triple-A Scranton (10-3 loss to Richmond)
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Andy Phillips: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) – played second…
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Andrew Beattie: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – meet the new career minor leaguer on the block…
Tyler Clippard: 4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – 61 of 92 pitches were strikes (66.3%)
Colter Bean: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB – lowered his ERA to 6.35

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