In George We Trust
A(nother) blog about the most storied franchise in sports
Monday, April 10, 2006
Back in the swing of things
10 runs. Forget about that, how about those Charleston River Dogs?

After a forgetful first few games that saw the Yanks Low-A affiliate start the year 0-2 while being outscored 11-5, the prospect laden team put a hurtin' on the August Green Jackets (get it yet?) yesterday in a doubleheader, outscoring them 21 to 4 in the 2 games.

The stars of the show were super prospects Austin Jackson and Jose Tabata, who combined to go 10 for 15 with 4 R and 10 RBI during the double dip (Jackson is the team's leadoff hitter, Tabata occupies the 3-hole). Chris Malec - who's moved from second to third - had a good day himself, going 3 for 6 with 3 R and a 3-run homer.

Pitching shined in the night cap, as some dude named Phil Coke gave up nothing against Augusta in 4 IP (literally nothing, look below), recording 5 K's in the process. Abel Gomez pitched the final 3 innings (in the lower minors, 7 inning games are played during doubleheaders), giving up only 1 H to go along with 5 K. Coke and Gomez combined for an 8-2 GB/FB ratio.

The talent is there, it's just all in the low minors. Watch out in 2008.

On a down note, Double-A Trenton has started the season 0-4 while being outscored 17-6.

Weekly Poll: Almost 34% of you feel Moose needs to revert back to pre-2004 form for the Yankees to take the AL East for the 9th straight year. Kyle Farnsworth's and Jason Giambi's continued success (30% and 27%, respectively) came in second and third, with Gary Sheffield needing to halt his decline finishing last (9%). Thanks for voting as always, the new question is up.


Down on the Farm (new name, same great service):

Triple-A Columbus (4-3 win over Scranton-Wilkes Barre)
Melky Cabrera: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 3B
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K - .143 BA
Matt DeSalvo: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K - 42 of 73 pitches were strikes (57.5%)

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to Altoona)
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Lakeland in 10 innings)
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 K
Alan Horne: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - serving as closer

Low-A Charleston
(Game 1: 13-4 win over Augusta in 7 innings)
Austin Jackson: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Jose Tabata: 3 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI
CJ Henry: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Chris Malec: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K
Joseph Muich: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Mario Holmann: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
(Game 2: 8-0 win over Augusta in 7 innings)
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K - .353 BA
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K - .400 BA
Chris Malec: 2 for 3, 2 R
Phil Coke: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Abel Gomez: 3 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K - 4-0 GB/FB ratio
2 Comments:
Anonymous Adam said...
I'm pretty sure it's all of the minors that doubleheaders are 7 innings each. If you look at the doubleheader the Clippers had the other day, the first game went 7 innings and the second game went 8 innings, but only because they needed extra innings.

Blogger Mike A said...
You're right, I just looked it up.

Thanks.

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