In George We Trust
A(nother) blog about the most storied franchise in sports
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Thank You!
IGWT eclipsed a milestone recently, receiving it's 10,000th hit (5,744 more than Pete Rose!). Thanks so much to everyone who's taken the time to read my rants and often pathetic analysis. I never imagined this blog would take off like it has; it's success has far surpassed any expectations I had.

I have to send a big thank you out to the crew at Yanksblog, Bronx Banter and Steve from Was Watching for linking to IGWT early on and helping it get off the ground.

Thank you again for the continued support,


Down on the Farm:

Triple-A Columbus game suspended due to power outage (will be resumed today)

Double-A Trenton (6-1 loss to New Britain)
Justin Christian: 0 for 4
Randy Ruiz: 1 for 4, 3 K - 29 yr old DH that just caught on with the Yanks after being with the Royals, don't get excited
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Tyler Clippard: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP
Paul Thorp: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP

High-A Tampa (8-6 win over Sarasota)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 2 SB - hitting .411 with a .554 OBP
Matt Carson: 4 for 4, 4 R, 1 3B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB - 15 total bases
Hector Made: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
Tim Battle: 0 for 4, 2 K - BA down to .074
Ben Himes: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
Jeff Marquez: 2.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - 2-3 GB/FB ratio for sinkerballer
Jason Jones: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Michael Gardner: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - save (1), took the closer's role from the struggling Josh Schmidt

Low-A Charleston (4-3 loss to Savannah)
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB - seems like he goes 2 for 4 with a SB everyday
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI - seems like he goes 2 for 4 with a 2B everyday
Joseph Muich: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B - threw out 2 potential basestealers
Jim Conroy: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Rolando Japa: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - 7-3 GB/FB ratio

Thanks to those who said a little Matt Cain prayer yesterday - he was perfect for the first 5 innings before Kaz Matsui squeaked a seeing-eye ground ball up he middle past Omar Vizquel of all people.

Update: BA's Hot Sheet for this week is out, and Phil Hughes shows up as the 7th hottest player (not just pitchers) in the minors:
Ridiculous secondary numbers . . . Hughes is off to his best start as a pro with the biggest number being his 24-1 strikeout-walk ratio. He's been uber-efficient with his pitches lately as well, working into the sixth and seventh innings over his last two outings.

Justin Christian gets honorable mention:
minors-best 13-for-13 steals on the season

Tim Battle makes an appearance on the Not-So-Hot Sheet:
Peaking at .094 . . . It doesn't get much worse than Battle so far this season, whose average has dipped to .080 with 22 whiffs in 50 at-bats.
Blogger Schuyla' said...
congrats on the milestone.

cain was nasty last night.

Anonymous BadgerBC said...
Congratulations Mike and keep up the good work. I always enjoy reading your blog.

Blogger Mike Plugh said...
Nice job Mike. I'm always over here checking out the latest. I hope I can get the same kind of traffic somewhere down the road!! I'm excited about Hughes, and I know you love Tabata. I'd like to see him play somtime.

Keep up the good work!
Mike Plugh
Canyon of Heroes

Blogger Patrick said...
Congrats and no problem.

Blogger Mike A said...
Thanks all - Cain was filthy schuyla'. Did you see the curveball he struck out Delgado on? It didn't buckle his knees, it broke his hips.

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