Friday, April 10, 2009

The NSI Minor Leage Report: Opening Day

Today we are proud to introduce the newest author to the New Stadium Insider team. Yanks 26 is a true "diamond in the rough" that we came across on the near-defunct Stadium Insider message boards. Every single day of 2008, Yanks26 (formerly known as Yanks27 on the boards - he is optimistic) did us all a service by posting minor league recaps in an extremely readable and concise manner. We're aware that this information is widely available on the internet, but we're confident that Yanks26's minor league updates will have you hooked - thats why you won't see boxscores here. Mike Ashmore and Chad Jennings are obviously the go-to guys for detailed minor league analysis. However, if you are on the go and want quick-hitting information from an extremely knowledgeable fan of the New York Yankees farm system, you had better start reading what Yanks26 has to say.

Thursday 4/9

It was opening day for Scranton, Tampa and Charleston. Scranton put up double digit runs, behind Juan Miranda's 5 RBI's. Trenton pulled out the tying run in the 9th and won in the 14th.
Tampa lost, while Jesus Montero was held hitless. Charleston lost, and scored only 2 runs on 13 hits. They've been studying the Yankees. Andrew Brackman made his minor league debut, and looked like the pitcher in Hawaii, still trying to find his rhythm after TJ surgery. Brackman gave up 6 runs in 5 innings, while walking 3, with 2 wild pitches and committing and error.

Scranton W 11-3 (Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo 1-5, 2 R, RBI, BB, K
Shelley Duncan 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB & K
Juan Miranda 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI - way to get that trade value up
Austin Jackson 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 K
Angel Berroa 2-4, 2 R, 2B, BB
Jason Johnson 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K
Mark Melancon 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's - See you in The Bronx soon
Steven Jackson 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Trenton W 5-4 (Binghamton Mets - 14 innings)
Eduardo Nunez 3-6, 3 R, RBI, BB, SB & CS - Look for a breakout season for most toolsy SS
Reegie Corona 1-3, 2 BB - tied game in the 9th
Colin Curtis 2-5, 2BB
Frankie Cervelli 0-6, K
Marcos Vechionacchi 1-6, RBI, BB, 2 K- game winning hit
George Kontos 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

Tampa L 6-4 (Lakeland)
Austin Krum 1-5, 2 K
Eric Fryer 1-4, R, 3B, RBI, 2 K- obtained in the Chase Wright trade
Jesus Montero 0-4, RBI, BB, K
Brandon Laird 0-4, K
Mitch Hilligos 2-4, R, 2B, K
Austin Romine (DH) 1-4, 2B, R, 3 K
Damon Sublett 1-3, BB
Addison Maruzak 0-3, 2 RBI
Jason Stevens 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Charleston L 8-2 (Rome)
Carmen Angelini 3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 Errors - Look for a breakout year
Raymond Kruml 2-5, K
Abraham Almonte 1-4, 2 K - Threw a runner out at home and 2nd
Garrison Lassiter 1-4, R, K
Chase Weems 1-4, RBI, K - Will finally get a chance to play
David Adams 1-5, 2B, 2 K
Andrew Brackman 5 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 1 Error
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