In George We Trust
A(nother) blog about the most storied franchise in sports
Thursday, June 01, 2006
It needs to be said...
Moose for All-Star Game starter.

There, I said it. Just look at the other options:

Johan Santana? .500 record
Jose Contreras? missed a couple weeks while on the DL
Justin Verlander? higher ERA than Moose in almost 15 less IP
Schilling & Beckett? both have ERAs at least 1.5 runs higher than Moose
Halladay, Buehrle or Zito? nah, over-rated and nah

The only other legit option is Scott Kazmir, but he's got 2 more losses than Moose and has given up 69 hits in 69.1 IP compared to Moose's 65 in 81.2. So unless Ozzie Guillen plans to start Crapelbon in Pittsburgh, he's gonna have some serious splainin' to do about bypassing Moose.

Down on the Farm:

Triple-A Columbus scheduled off day

Double-A Trenton
(Game 1: 4-0 win over Portland in 7 innings)
Gabe Lopez: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Randy Ruiz: 1 for 4, 3 K - OPS dipped below .900 for first time with the Yanks (.898)
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Felix Escalona: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Vincent Faison: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Steve White: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 B, 4 K - another gem from the ex-Baylor Bear
(Game 2: 4-2 loss to Portland in 7 innings)
Gabe Lopez: 1 for 4, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 K
Randy Ruiz: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Felix Escalona: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 E (missed catch)
Kevin Howard: 2 for 3, 1 SB, 1 CS
Jeremy King: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Francisco Butto: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
JB Cox: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - ERA down to 1.49

High-A Tampa (4-1 win over Lakeland)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 3 SB
Rudy Guillen: 1 for 5, 1 SB - batting third with a .204 BA...?
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Hector Made: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Jeff Marquez: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K - 8-0 GB/FB ratio, finally, something positive
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Phil Thorp: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (10-6 loss to Columbus)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Tabata: 1 for 5, 3 RBI
CJ Henry: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) - the error total is starting to get real ugly (14 in 31 games)
Eduardo Nunez: 0 for 4
Tim Battle: 2 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 SB
Edgar Soto: 1 IP, 5 H, 7 R , 7 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 HB - that's 9 baserunners in 1 inning
Dave Seccombe: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Bryan Villalona: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - 9-4 GB/FB ratio

A much better Yanks minor league resource than IGWT is going bye-bye soon. Some one take it over, pleeeeeease!
3 Comments:
Anonymous Adam B. said...
Are you really going to tell me that you're going to keep Johan and Kazmir from being considered for the All Star Game starter due to the incompetence of the people around them despite their individual performances being very good?

Blogger Mike A said...
That's exactly what I'm saying. And besides, neither Johan or Kazmir have been as consistently good as Moose this year.

Anonymous Adam B. said...
I'm just surprised since I know you understand Win Loss records don't indicate talent. As for the consistency I'll give you that.

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