Yada, yada, yada, the Yankees crushed the Padres. Let’s talk a little more about our man Alfredo Aceves.
His start tonight for Trenton against Harrisburg: 8 1 0 0 2 4. 13 groundball outs.
His stats for 6 starts at Trenton: 44 innings, 30 hits, 8 earned runs, 5 walks, 33 strikeouts
His stats for 14 starts this season: 91 innings, 62 hits, 19 earned runs, 13 walks, 70 strikeouts.
Aceves is 25 and a veteran of the Mexican League. He’s been around a little and all evidence is that he knows what he’s doing. It seems about time to get him to Scranton given his dominance of the Eastern League.
Here is all I know about the guy: Brian Cashman and his people can’t stop talking about him. I’d love to find time to go down to Trenton and see him myself but haven’t had the opportunity.
It’s not going to be any time soon because they want to see him pitch in Scranton, but Aceves could in the big league rotation after the break. Props to Jorge from Mexico, who started e-mailing me about this guy two months ago.
As for the big-league team:
The Yankees have won five straight (matching their season high). They’ve won 5 of 6, 8 of 10, 10 of 13 and 18 of the last 26. It would seem that the Land Of .500 has been left behind for good. One would hope, anyway. This is pretty much what happened last year.
The starters have a 1.41 ERA over the last five games. The back-to-back shutouts are a first since May of 2005 against Oakland when the starters were Mike Mussina and Kevin Brown.
The 14 strikeouts tonight were the most for the Yankees at the Stadium in a game since Sept. 17, 2004 against Boston when they also fanned 14.
The Big G: 28 of his 51 hits have been for extra bases. … He has 17 homers, three more than he had in 2007. … Six of his last 11 homers are against LHPs.
A-Rod: He now has 186 home runs as a Yankee. That passes Paul O’Neill for 16th place in history. Hopefully the fans won’t boo Alex tomorrow for having the nerve to do that. … He is 28 of his last 66 (.424) with six homers and 21 RBI. He has settled into one of those MVP grooves he gets on.
Darrell Rasner vs. Jake Peavy tomorrow night. Thanks for reading today. Really appreciate all the comments and discussion.