Archive for June, 2008

KG for Gardner in ’08

June 23, 2008

Kevin Goldstein, BP: Gardner just keeps on plugging along. He had two hits on Friday and three more on Saturday, and while he went without a safety on Sunday, he made up for it with four walks, a pair of stolen bases, and three runs scored. Now batting .292/.408/.436 in 73 games for the SWB Yanks, Garner is an 80 runner with outstanding defense and on-base skills. While Melky Cabrera is a popular player and all, doesn’t it seem like Gardner could provide more production both offensively and defensively at this point? It might not be the most popular decision, but if the Yankees are going to make a run at the postseason, it might take some risky maneuvers.

Yanks have won this many in a row

June 19, 2008

Edison Volquez (2.18 RA+, 10.7 K9) stands in their way Friday opening a three game series with the Reds.

Nice job, Joe

June 19, 2008

Taking advantage of a weakness and stealing eight bases in nine attempts in the three games against the Padres. The run Melky scored in the fifth without a hit was a thing of beauty. Mike Scioscia would’ve been proud.

ARod, Yanks streaking

June 19, 2008

ARod has homered in 4 straight, Yanks have won 6 straight.

Britton needed a friend in Scranton

June 19, 2008

Welcome back, Sidney

Giambi

June 18, 2008

(AP)

2nd in AL in HR (17), 3rd in OPS (.998), 5 wins in a row!

A few minor league notes

June 18, 2008

Austin Jackson’s OPS is back over 800 at Double-A Trenton as he went 4-for-5 and homered in his fourth straight game tonight. He’s starting to show power like he did last year. Jackson is the best hitting prospect in the Yankees system.

Alfredo Aceves (also at Trenton) shutout Harrisburg over eight innings allowing only one hit and two walks. He faced the minimum amount of batters with three double plays and four strikeouts. Aceves is shooting through the system, even with his advanced age its impressive.

BP love for draftee Bleich

June 16, 2008

Bryan Smith: Every time we talked about Christian Friedrich this spring, we wrote that no one was in Friedrich’s zip code in terms of curveball grade. However, after watching Seminole after Seminole swing through Jeremy Bleich’s hook, I think there’s a competition for the crown. Bleich’s fastball was topping out at 90 mph, but it didn’t matter, as he was in command and impossible with two strikes. Bleich was seen as something of an overdraft, but the Cardinal has bounced back from injury rather perfectly.

Yanks rout, sweep Houston

June 15, 2008

(AP)

Four in a row!

Brosius is better

June 14, 2008

Yankees are 16-9 since ARod’s return from the DL. The rush is on.

Bleich with a nice showing on national stage

June 14, 2008

In the first game of the College World Series against Florida State on ESPN, Yankees supplemental 1st round pick and Stanford LHP Jeremy Bleich held down the Seminoles:

5 IP 6 HA 1 R 2 BB 7 K

The highlight of his preformance was striking out 5th overall pick Buster Posey with runners on in a 1-0 game in the 5th inning.

Joba, bullpen hold down ‘stros, Yanks win 2-1

June 13, 2008

Joba: 6 IP 6 H 1 R
Veras: 6 up, 6 down, 3 K
Farns: didn’t blow the game