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Around the minors

Posted on: April 6, 2008 10:03 am
Edited on: April 6, 2008 10:39 am

Alan Horne made his AAA debut, and pitched well. Not dominant, but 6 IP 5 H 2BB 2ER 6K. Scott Patterson showed again why he's a better option than LaTroy Hawkins with another scoreless inning with 2K.  Brett Gardner hit his 1st HR of the season (he didn't hit any all last year in AA)

Down in Trenton, Austin Jackson and Jose Tabata continued their slow starts with a combined 0-4 with 2 walks. George Kontos didn't fare too spectacularly -3 BB and an earned run with only 1 K in 3 IP.

Ryan Pope was better in Tampa-throwing 4 IP with only 2 hits allowed to go along with 2K. He was on the wrong end of a 1-0 shutout.

Charleston lived up to their advance billing as the most exciting team in minor league baseball with a 13-0 shellacking of Rome, Ga.

Among the noteworthy contributors was Brad Suttle who was 2-3 with a HR. Nie to see after his terrible spring. Abraham Almonte, Carmen Angelini, Jesus Montero and David Williams all had multiple hits, or multiple RBI. There is some serious talent on this team. They will be fun to watch all year long.


Category: MLB
Tags: Minors

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2008 8:56 am

Around the minors

Thanks, Nasty.  Yeah, I'm familiar with Moeller from his Crew days...suitable but he's not "Salty".   I'm hoping the Reds are serious about Laird so we can see the kid start.

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2008 8:47 am

Around the minors

Kei Igawa is pitching well in AAA. LOL. Couldn't even type that with a straight face.

Steve White and Jeff Marquez are possibilities to see time this season, but neither one makes you stand back in awe. Rest of the real stud starters are down in AA and below-in other words, they won't make an impact this year.

Chad Moeller is the AAA catcher, so I guess he would be next. Yankees do have some great catching prospects, but they're either injured (Cervelli), or too far away to make any impact this year

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2008 7:36 am

Around the minors

Nasty, don't shoot me, but I traded Horne for Parra to get some NOW help.  Now I have a hole in my minor keeper slot.  Any other Yanks arms or studs getting close, and/or better than Adam Miller?  Also, with Posada faultering and 33 yr old Molina on deck, who's next in line?

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