Down on the Farm

Oh boy, the Yankee Clippard goes tonight. Hope the bullpen is ready… 

Triple-A Scranton (13-4 win over Richmond)
Kevin Thompson: 4 for 6, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 2 SB
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
An-dee Phil-lips!: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – 4 for his last 9 with 2 doubles, a homer and 4 RBIs…
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS – 4 for his last 9
Angel Chavez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI
Raul Chavez: 2 for 5, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI – seriously, he couldn’t be any wrose than Nieves? right?
Sean Henn: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Colter Bean: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3 HB – 9 H and 11 K in last 11.2 IP...

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Down on the Farm

Andy Pettitte‘s 9 starts leads the Yanks this year. Do you know who has made the second most starts? Answer at the bottom…

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 win over Richmond)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB
Andy Phillips: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K – he’s raking this year, what would the Yanks lose by giving a shot at the bigs again?
Eric Duncan: 0 for 2, 3 BB
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – 3 for his last 15 with no XBH…
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Angel Chavez: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B – 3rd multi-hit game in his last 6 contests…
Omir Santos: 2 for 4
Chase Wright: 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP – 8-13 K/BB ratio in Triple-A…
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – ERA creeps above 1.00 for the first time this year (1.08)…
Jim Brower: .1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – came in and threw 2 pitches to bail out Britton…

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Catching a glance at the prospects

With the circus surrounding Roger Clemens’ debut tonight, I was looking most forward too taking advantage of the TV broadcast to catch a look at guys like Jose Tabata, Colin Curtis, Frankie Cervelli and Juan Miranda. However, I turned on ESPN2 only to find out they aren’t going to show Tampa hitting, and instead will show a bunch of bumbling morons talking out of their ass.

Errrrrg. So I headed over to milb.com - which is a wonderfully fantastic site that is way better than anything ESPN could ever put together – paid my $3.95 for a nightly pass to milb.tv, and watched the game. Roger threw 30-40 pitches in the bullpen after he came out of the game, and I caught a glimpse of the ghost of Kei Igawa sitting in the ‘pen.

Here’s my notes on the kids:

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Down on the Farm

Oh man, have you played MLB 07: The Show for PS3 yet? That game’s crazy sick. If you go and download the roster updates, you get to use Phil Hughes (they have his real windup), Mighty Matt DeSalvo, Chase Wright, Timmy Lincecum…all those guys who got called up earlier in the year. It’s frickin’ awesome. No Rocket though, he can’t be included in the game updates until he appears in an MLB game. I’ll post a more in-depth review tomorrow…

Triple-A Scranton (2-0 loss to Norfolk)
Kevin Reese: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Andy Phillips: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – .329-.409-.529-.937
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 2 K
rest of lineup: 0 for 19, 7 K, 2 E – Eric Duncan wasn’t in the lineup…
Tyler Clippard: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – is he starting Sunday? Man I hope not…
Sean Henn: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Ben Kozlowski: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5-1 GB/FB – this poor guy is gonna need an arm transplant by August…

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John Sickel’s Mock Draft

Just wanted to make a quick little announcement and say that Joe and I (and maybe Ben if he’s interested) will be acting as co-scouting directors for the Yankees in this year’s Mock Draft over at John Sickel’s Minor League Ball.

If you don’t know what the Mock Draft is, go here to find out. We’ll periodically update you on our progress, and I’m sure we’ll do something cool for draft day.

We’re looking for some help with scouting guys/doing research, so if you’re interested in lending a hand, here’s the diary thread. Remember, this is NOT about who we think the Yanks should pick, it’s about who we’d pick if we were in charge. But most of all, this is about having fun, so come join in and help pick the next wave of great Yankee prospects!

Down on the Farm

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 win over Norfolk)
Kevin Reese: 2 for 5, 1 R, 3 K
Chris Basak: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Andy Phillips: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – it took 34 games and a 1.093 OPS, but he’s finally hitting cleanup…
Eric Duncan: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – first XBH in 9 games…
Kevin Thompson: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 3 RBI
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Eric Junge: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – signed to fill out the rotation, but he was a big-time prospect like, 8 years ago…
Tim Lavigne: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – another guy signed to bolster the staff
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – moved up a level, but still schoolin’ guys…

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