In George We Trust
A(nother) blog about the most storied franchise in sports
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Posada=my hero
So, was I the only one holding my breath after Big Tex plowed into Posada last night? The Baseball Cube has Teixeira listed at 6'3", 225 lbs, but I went to a game A's-Rangers game in Oakland last year, and there's not a chance in hell he's that size. He's more along the lines of 6'5" 240. The Yanks narrowly escaped a return to the "Bernie batting cleanup" era last night.

I've got a final to study for, so here's the minor league update:

Down on the Farm:

Triple-A Columbus (7-5 win over Richmond, where art thou Eric Duncan?)
Andy Cannizaro: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Jason Conti: 2 for 3, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB - getting a chance to play with Melky and Reese in the Bronx, and he's making the most of it
Robert Stratton: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Carlos Pena: 2 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Mitch Jones: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K - last year, he was second in all the minors in strikeouts...(to be continued)
Wil Nieves: 1 for 3, 1 R - count'em up, allowed not 1, not 2, but 6 SBs
Darrell Rasner: 4.1 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K - hey, he did pitch better than Chacon
Colter Bean: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton (2-1 win over Portland in 11 innings)
Gabe Lopez: 2 for 5, 1 RBI
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 5, 3 K
Randy Ruiz: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Justin Christian: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 CS
Vincent Faison: 0 for 2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K
JT Stotts: 1 for 4, 1 RBI - walkoff fielder's choice (not the most exciting way a game could end) Phil Hughes: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 WP - once he gets his control back in order...
TJ Beam: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - last time he gave up a run? 30.1 IP ago...(his ERA is a Playstation-esque .28)

High-A Tampa (7-1 win over Vero Beach)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K - back in the 3 hole
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 3 K, 1 SB - ...and he led the minors in strikeouts
PJ Piliterre: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K - I've got a soft spot for this guy, and it's good to see his offense is coming around (.910 OPS)
Alan Horne: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB - 9-2 GB/FB ratio
Chase Wright: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - 0-4 GB/FB ratio
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (4-2 win over Savannah)
Austin Jackson: 0 for 3, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Brett Jones: 2 for 2, 2 R, 2 BB
CJ Henry: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI - raised his average 92 points since coming off the DL
Rolando Japa: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB - 45-11 K/BB ratio, 11.27 Kper9 this year
Abel Gomez: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
David Seccombe: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

I appreciate everyone's concern over my little plight from yesterday's post, but I know what I'm going to do, and since everyone seems so interested, I'll update you tomorrow.

Update: No Maas depicts the comeback, PhotoShop style. Great stuff, classic.
Anonymous Dave D said...
Why doesn't TJ Beam get promoted to AAA and Bean get promoted to the big leagues???

Anonymous Adam B. said...
I was at the game last night with my family. We ended up leaving early due to the cold weather, but we got to see the initial comeback and Jorge's HR on TV.

Good luck on your last final.

I'm wondering what's up with Eric Duncan, and how much more the organization can stunt his growth by promoting him too early and now sitting him for 4 straight games to allow Carlos Pena to show he's nothing special.

And dave d, Bean won't get a major league chance because the Yankees are too stupid to realize that having him come in before Proctor or Farns would screw up batters in the same way batters have trouble adjusting from Wakefield to the pitcher who comes in after him. Beam they probably want to make sure it's not a small sample size.

Blogger Mike A said...
I dunno whats up with Eric Duncan, I sent a question in to Jim Callis for his ESPN chat about it, but my question wasn't answered.

It's possible he could have tweaked something and they're just ebing careful with him. He really should be back in Trenton.

TJ Beam has been an absolute monster, a call-up for both him and JB Cox should happen before the All-Star break.

I've never been a fan of Colter Bean, simply because he's a true sidearmer without a real overpowering pitch. He's put up numbers, but I think he'd be succesful for about a month or 2 in the bigs before hitters figure him out and start taking BP off him.

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