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Montero drives in a run in Futures Game

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 12, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Jesus Montero batted fifth for the World Team in the Futures Game today. He was 0 for 2 with an RBI in a 7-5 victory.

Montero grounded into a force play in the first inning that drove in a run. He then grounded to first with a runner on second base to end the first inning. The game only went seven innings because of a long rain delay, so those were the only plate appearances he had.

The Yankees’ other representative, little lefty Manny Banuelos, did not get in the game.

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60 Responses to “Montero drives in a run in Futures Game”

  1. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I love Montero. He is our future and hopefully will be a cornerstone of our franchise.

  2. Rich James July 12th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Manny being Manny ;)

  3. RalphieD (OPPC) DO NOT LOOK AT YES RADAR GUN..IT IS WRONG July 12th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    extremely disappointed he only caught 2 innings while santana caught the other 5…even more disappointed it was only 7 innings instead of 9 and yet even more disappointed we didnt get to see man-ban

  4. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I am Montero Fanaticus Primus. Actually it should probably be Montero Fanatica Prima but Latin can die a slow and horrible death.

    ManBan got screwed over when the game was shortened to 7 innings. He’s really, really impressed in Charleston.

  5. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Last year’s real ASG was classic, and all the proof in the world that good pitching beats good hitting..

    Go AL!

  6. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    “extremely disappointed he only caught 2 innings while santana caught the other 5…even more disappointed it was only 7 innings instead of 9 and yet even more disappointed we didnt get to see man-ban”

    Four hour rain delay, mon ami.

  7. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Montero…I’m trying to think of a good nickname for him. Monstero makes me think of music (maestro) so I don’t really love that one.

    Any ideas?

  8. Erica - always OPPC July 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Last year’s 15 inning epic at Yankee Stadium- didn’t you get the feeling that the stadium just didn’t want to say goodbye?? Some of the plays that keep that game going were just bizarre.

  9. igotid88 July 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I hate watching knowing once an Angel got on he was going to score. I think the next time the Yanks go to Anaheim. They should switch pitching signs.

  10. GreenBeret7 July 12th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    July 12th, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    I am Montero Fanaticus Primus. Actually it should probably be Montero Fanatica Prima but Latin can die a slow and horrible death.

    ManBan got screwed over when the game was shortened to 7 innings. He’s really, really impressed in Charleston.

    ————————————————————

    For an 18 year old, Banuelos is more impressive in person than his impressive numbers.

  11. Nick in SF July 12th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    So everyone agrees it’s Halladay or bust, right?

    Just kidding.

  12. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    “Montero…I’m trying to think of a good nickname for him. Monstero makes me think of music (maestro) so I don’t really love that one.”

    Monstero.

    GB: The one knock I’ve heard is that he’s so polished that they don’t know how much better he’s going to become…any comment? (ManBan)

  13. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Gehrig was the most underrated of all the Yankee “greats” (Ruth, Gehrig, Dimmaggio, Mantle). He was more than a helluva player, he was probably the most dominant player of his era when Ruth retired.

    He was always overshadowed by the Babe and then Joe D. The thing is, before he got sick, he was better than Joe D.

    Of course, Joe had not yet hit his prime but even if he had Gehrig would have been his rival.

  14. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Rebecca-Being stubborn on that one, then? ;-)

  15. Dave July 12th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    “So everyone agrees it’s Halladay or bust, right?”

    We could always trade Nady for Jonathan Sanchez….

  16. Nick in SF July 12th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    http://mentalfloss.cachefly.ne.....607772.jpg

  17. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Wait:

    You know how Betsy gets with Hughes and Brandon with, well, anyone?

    That’s me and Montero. I’m just glad he’s 19. Otherwise I’m not entirely sure it’d be legal.

  18. Y26 July 12th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Per Heyman –

    2. Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland, Rangers, P. Feliz hit 100 mph according to Gameday at the Futures Game Sunday.

  19. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Nick-Nice picture.

    Rebecca-Montero is fast becoming my favorite minor league prospect EVER (as in, that I knew was really highly ranked and loved at the time).

  20. GreenBeret7 July 12th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    July 12th, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    “Montero…I’m trying to think of a good nickname for him. Monstero makes me think of music (maestro) so I don’t really love that one.”

    Monstero.

    GB: The one knock I’ve heard is that he’s so polished that they don’t know how much better he’s going to become…any comment? (ManBan)

    ————————————————————

    Much will depend on a growth spurt. He’s at best 5’10″ and 160 pounds. Much like Ron Guidry. He throws pretty hard for a little lefty, 91-93 MPH consistantly, imppecable control. Only three games in 14 starts with more than one walk….highest was his last game at 3. He doesn’t allow home runs (2). Extremely polite and shy, but friendly with the fans, especially the little kids (he’s so ancient). Has a nice changeup and it’s getting better every game. A Pettitte type cutter will make him nearly unhittable.

  21. Nick in SF July 12th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you, Dave.

    Someday that won’t make me laugh, but I think we are still far from that day.

  22. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Joe D had tremendous bat control. If they had told Joe D (hit every ball as a looper over the Shortstop’s head” he wold have.

    I find it funny that during one of the games during Joe D’s Streak (capitalized in reverance) he really had no “hits”. He was 3-3. The hits? 2 dropped popups that the offical scorer was very generous with and atcher’s interference (that was a hit at the time, not sure of the rules now).

  23. Betsy July 12th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    GB, I swear – no one is going to take Igawa even if the Yanks pay most of his salary. What will he do with his sunglasses in Seattle anyway? It rains half the time……

  24. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    “Much will depend on a growth spurt. He’s at best 5?10? and 160 pounds. Much like Ron Guidry. He throws pretty hard for a little lefty, 91-93 MPH consistantly, imppecable control. Only three games in 14 starts with more than one walk….highest was his last game at 3. He doesn’t allow home runs (2). Extremely polite and shy, but friendly with the fans, especially the little kids (he’s so ancient). Has a nice changeup and it’s getting better every game. A Pettitte type cutter will make him nearly unhittable.”

    I’ve heard that at the lower levels they’re doing an excellent job developing the players in terms of off field personalities as well.

    However, the Yanks have had some success with skinny kids from Central America, if you know what I mean…

  25. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    “2. Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland, Rangers, P. Feliz hit 100 mph according to Gameday at the Futures Game Sunday.”

    Feliz hit 101 at one point.

  26. GreenBeret7 July 12th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Betsy
    July 12th, 2009 at 11:33 pm
    GB, I swear – no one is going to take Igawa even if the Yanks pay most of his salary. What will he do with his sunglasses in Seattle anyway? It rains half the time……

    ————————————————————

    He’ll continue to wear them. Rumor has it that he showers with them on….to cut down on the autograph seekers.

  27. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “Rumor has it that he showers with them on….to cut down on the autograph seekers.”

    Well, it’s working.

  28. Erica - always OPPC July 12th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    We can always give out Igawa sunglasses for a promotion game

  29. Betsy July 12th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Hmm, apparently Clay Bucholz is making his first start of the year in Toronto on Friday……..

  30. Nick in SF July 12th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Jean Seberg:

    http://img.photobucket.com/alb.....seberg.jpg

  31. Betsy July 12th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    GB, with those teeth, I’m afraid he’d need a paper bag over his face to avoid autograph seekers………and why am I making fun of his teeth? My two front ones looke like Bugs Bunny’s, lol

  32. GreenBeret7 July 12th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    July 12th, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    “Much will depend on a growth spurt. He’s at best 5?10? and 160 pounds. Much like Ron Guidry. He throws pretty hard for a little lefty, 91-93 MPH consistantly, imppecable control. Only three games in 14 starts with more than one walk….highest was his last game at 3. He doesn’t allow home runs (2). Extremely polite and shy, but friendly with the fans, especially the little kids (he’s so ancient). Has a nice changeup and it’s getting better every game. A Pettitte type cutter will make him nearly unhittable.”

    I’ve heard that at the lower levels they’re doing an excellent job developing the players in terms of off field personalities as well.

    However, the Yanks have had some success with skinny kids from Central America, if you know what I mean…

    ————————————————————

    You can credit Torre Tyson, Charleston’s manager for the behavior of the kids coming through there. He demands it. He kept very close handle on tabata, and never had these issues. Tyson’s only 32-33 years old, but, grew up in a baseball family. His father Mike was a middle infielder with the Cards in the ’70s. His close friend was Joe Torre….that’s his connection. He was a minor league infielder out of the Red Sox system, was released and hooked on with the Yanks. He’s going to make somebody a fine manager soon.

  33. Fez July 12th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    “Hmm, apparently Clay Bucholz is making his first start of the year in Toronto on Friday……..”

    According to Boston.com it’s a one time thing. He’ll start Friday and go back to AAA. Not sure what the logic is other than to give the other guys an extra day off.

  34. Betsy July 12th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Fez, I had read that somewhere on another board – the poster was starting to get concerned about the Jays/Hallday and the Sox (because the Jays had scouted Clay at his last start). Of course, they’re scouting everyone………

  35. GreenBeret7 July 12th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Nick in SF
    July 12th, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    Jean Seberg:

    http://img.photobucket.com/alb.....seberg.jpg

    ————————————————————

    seberg was an absolute beauty. talent as an actress and singer. Her best was playing “Elizabeth” in “Paint Your Wagon”.

  36. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 12th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Bucholz starting should be interesting. If he does well we’re in deep sh…trouble.

  37. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    “You can credit Torre Tyson, Charleston’s manager for the behavior of the kids coming through there. He demands it. He kept very close handle on tabata, and never had these issues. Tyson’s only 32-33 years old, but, grew up in a baseball family. His father Mike was a middle infielder with the Cards in the ’70s. His close friend was Joe Torre….that’s his connection. He was a minor league infielder out of the Red Sox system, was released and hooked on with the Yanks. He’s going to make somebody a fine manager soon.”

    I was a little worried you were gonna say that his father was a heavyweight fighter…

    But he sounds like an amazing guy. Really, for those kids to have their heads on so straight, that’s something.

  38. Betsy July 12th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....37-record/

    Kepner’s take…..generally ok but am I surprised that a member of the media would imply the the Yankees choke against good teams and that it fortells impending doom?

  39. Nick in SF July 12th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Kei Igawa Sunglasses Day?

    Interesting idea…

  40. pat July 12th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    “According to Boston.com it’s a one time thing. He’ll start Friday and go back to AAA. Not sure what the logic is other than to give the other guys an extra day off.”

    Auditioning for JP in person?

  41. Matt July 12th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Boston wanted to give Wakefield an extra day off, apparently.

    They have that luxury

  42. Al July 12th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    “Bucholz starting should be interesting. If he does well we’re in deep sh…trouble.”

    Yep. And if he is auditioning for Toronto to get Doc… then we are in even more trouble.

    Let’s hope he sucks.

  43. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 12th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    “http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/whats-behind-that-51-37-record/

    Kepner’s take…..generally ok but am I surprised that a member of the media would imply the the Yankees choke against good teams and that it fortells impending doom?”

    Betsy, have you lived in NY a while?

    NY media sensationalizes everything. It’s nothing abnormal. Although, the funny thing is, when you have a legitimately bad team–like the Jets, Nets or Islanders–the coverage kind of disappears altogether.

  44. GreenBeret7 July 12th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    July 12th, 2009 at 11:46 pm
    “You can credit Torre Tyson, Charleston’s manager for the behavior of the kids coming through there. He demands it. He kept very close handle on tabata, and never had these issues. Tyson’s only 32-33 years old, but, grew up in a baseball family. His father Mike was a middle infielder with the Cards in the ’70s. His close friend was Joe Torre….that’s his connection. He was a minor league infielder out of the Red Sox system, was released and hooked on with the Yanks. He’s going to make somebody a fine manager soon.”

    I was a little worried you were gonna say that his father was a heavyweight fighter…

    But he sounds like an amazing guy. Really, for those kids to have their heads on so straight, that’s something.

    ————————————————————

    After the SALLY League finished last year, they brought Tyson up to sit on the bench and get a little experience and help teach some of the kids. That’s pretty unusual to bring up a coach after one year of minor leaue managing.

  45. Edwards July 12th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    There is nothing positive about our records against division leaders.

  46. Kid A July 12th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Has anyone else seen the French flick ‘Martyrs’?

    Wild, wild, gory stuff. Not for the faint of heart, and yet somehow still compelling.

  47. Sevrx July 12th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Nobody thinks it is noteworthy that we spent all this money this winter and we can’t beat good teams?

    We were supposed to have the best rotation in baseball this Spring, but it has recorded only 1 quality start in 17 games against LA, BOS, PHI (3 in 20 games if you want to include Detroit)?

    If Boston was the one experiencing this, we would be having a great time with it.

  48. mark July 12th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    I read the comments from the last thread. Since they’re all over the board I figured I’d look at some more objective source to get the current pulse.

    Vegas odds have the Yankees as the current favorite to win the World Series. The odds makers know what teams the Yankees beat and what teams the Yankees got beat by.

    They had better odds when the season opened but they are still the favorites. Kind of mimics the season.

    I can live with that.

    http://www.americasline.com/worldseriesodds.aspx

  49. Erica - always OPPC July 12th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Nick in SF
    July 12th, 2009 at 11:48 pm
    Kei Igawa Sunglasses Day?

    Interesting idea…
    ***
    Seriously. If that is not an automatic sell out what is??

  50. Betsy July 12th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Rebecca, all my life. I’ll probably avoid sports radio and the sports pages over the next few days. I don’t feel like reading panicky reports over how crappy the Yankees are. I might read the grades – every paper grades the players around the ASB. Kim Jones is on with Adam the Bull from 10-1 this week….I guess I should listen, but I really don’t want to because I just want to decompress from this weekend.

  51. mark July 12th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    The Yankees have beat good teams. The Yankees have beat division leaders. You want to do it right you need to look at where teams were when the Yankees beat them or lost to them. Not where they all are today.

  52. Danny July 12th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Be careful about finding some mediocre pitchers on a bad team in the NL and expecting them to come to NY and the AL East and perform in the middle of a pennant race.

    We’re not just looking for a warm body. We’re looking for someone to outperform Joba and Pettitte.

  53. Nick in SF July 13th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Erica: it almost makes you wonder if someone has thought of that already…

    mark: I’m glad we’re still the favorites, but you should know that Vegas always inflates the odds for the Yankees on a season, series, and single-game basis. Or should I say, overzealous bettors inflate the odds… either way, the result is the same.

  54. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 13th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “After the SALLY League finished last year, they brought Tyson up to sit on the bench and get a little experience and help teach some of the kids. That’s pretty unusual to bring up a coach after one year of minor leaue managing.”

    Wow, high praise indeed!

    Sounds like they really like him…

  55. Peter Abraham July 13th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Mark:

    Oddsmakers try and balance out the money. The odds have nothing to do with who they think will win, it’s an attempt to balance the money. There are more Yankees fans out there, so they’re trying to get more money on the Yankees. That’s how it works in Vegas.

  56. Erica - always OPPC July 13th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    new thread :arrow:

  57. Peter Abraham July 13th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Betsy:

    I have to say, you make me laugh. You just totally make up what we write. Tyler wrote nothing remotely like what you claimed, not even close. It’s comical. You must have special glasses.

  58. Kid A July 13th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    the latest Elias ratings (interesting to see who’s highest-rated among the SS/2B/3B crowd):

    http://www.scribd.com/full/173.....mptu1y7vn6

  59. GreenBeret7 July 13th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    July 13th, 2009 at 12:02 am
    “After the SALLY League finished last year, they brought Tyson up to sit on the bench and get a little experience and help teach some of the kids. That’s pretty unusual to bring up a coach after one year of minor leaue managing.”

    Wow, high praise indeed!

    Sounds like they really like him…

    ————————————————————

    I’d be willing to bet that he comes to NY to coach within a couple of years, if and when Pena or Kelleher move on to bigger things. He’s a pretty smart guy and a hard worker. He’s needed an extra coach in Charleston, There were only two, a hitting coach (Sherman Obando) and a pitching coach (Jeff Ware) but they finally brought in a third coach in Greg Colbrunn as the hitting coach and made Obando his bench coach.

  60. NYYanksFan July 13th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Hinske had 3 RBI Saturday.

    Tex has 3 RBI in July.

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