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Millwood makes second extended spring start

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 13, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees beat writers have left Florida, but The Associated Press is still down there and offers some updates on Kevin Millwood, Mark Prior and Carlos Silva.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Kevin Millwood threw 75 pitches over 5-plus innings Tuesday in his second extended spring training start.

Millwood gave up four runs, three earned, and seven hits against Philadelphia minor leaguers. He faced two batters who singled and scored in the sixth to reach his scheduled pitch count.

The 36-year-old Millwood, who was 4-16 last season with Baltimore, felt good after the outing and could pitch for Double-A Trenton or Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Also, Mark Prior expects to pitch again for Class-A Tampa on Wednesday or Thursday. The right-hander pitched on consecutive days for the first time last weekend.

Carlos Silva will have his first on-field workout at the Yankees’ complex on Wednesday. The right-hander agreed to a minor league contract Saturday.

Associated Press photo of Millwood

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70 Responses to “Millwood makes second extended spring start”

  1. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Ron dibble just said that the redsox have one of he best farm systems in the majors. Lmao!!!!!!!

  2. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    *Rob*

  3. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Stick a fork in Millwood.

  4. Against All Odds April 13th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    # Benny Blanco April 13th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Ron dibble just said that the redsox have one of he best farm systems in the majors. Lmao!!!!!!!

    —————————–

    So he’s smoking the same stuff buck and mccarver are

  5. Jerkface April 13th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Stick a fork in Millwood.

    Yea, can’t see him taking away starts from guys with a future. Wasn’t this start supposed to determine if they cut him loose or not? Seems like he stinks.

  6. MTU April 13th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Blake-

    We have Silva.

    We can afford to cut Millwood loose now.

  7. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I’m still waiting for Bartolo Colon to enter our rotation. Preferably doing so while painted all red, kicking his foot through a wall, and yelling ‘OH YEAH!’ Thats how he should enter every game.

  8. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Millwood has an opt out or something I think at the end of the month…..my guess is that he uses it.

  9. YsGuy April 13th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    i just think the “phil panic’ is a bit much for 2 bad starts. and to make things worse, im watching the last game with the pitch trax on and he was throwing 91 every fastball, and every inning sterling was saying he never hit 90. i believe pitch trax much more than i believe a guy who cant tell a pop fly from a home run.

    so if he’s 90-91, hes missing like 3 mph. not great , but not so bad the he cant get people out. his comments about his next start are telling “i have to do a better job with my secondary pitches”. that is exactly right.

    he will likely be throwing around 92 maybe 93 next outing. not great, but again, good enough that if he spots it well and uses his secondary pitches better, he sould be ok.

    after that expect slight improvment again till he is at full speed by the end of the month.

    id take hughes to recover his form way ahead of lackey or matsuzaka.

  10. Jerkface April 13th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    i just think the “phil panic’ is a bit much for 2 bad starts. and to make things worse, im watching the last game with the pitch trax on and he was throwing 91 every fastball, and every inning sterling was saying he never hit 90. i believe pitch trax much more than i believe a guy who cant tell a pop fly from a home run.

    so if he’s 90-91, hes missing like 3 mph. not great , but not so bad the he cant get people out. his comments about his next start are telling “i have to do a better job with my secondary pitches”. that is exactly right.

    By pitch FX his average fastball was 89 mph, and his max was 91.

  11. Erin April 13th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Heavy discussion in the clubhouse last night. ;)

    NickSwisher Debating with the guys which is better: Bad News Bears or The Sandlot. I’m torn. What do you think?

  12. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Montero was always ready with the bat…..him going back to AAA as a hitter is like a guy that just aced a class going back and retaking it…..what happened in ST doesn’t change that. There will be an adjustment period when he gets the call to the bigs but its becoming clear that at least offensively he’s ready to graduate.

  13. backbench April 13th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    “Stick a fork in Millwood.”

    Pah-leeese!!!

  14. Jackson April 13th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Enrique_Rojas1 Enrique Rojas/ESPN
    2 dominicans pitchers call up to bigs: Hector Noesi to #Yankees, Alberto Albuquerque to #Tigers
    1 hour ago

  15. ac1 April 13th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    So Hector Noesi got the call up?

  16. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Y’s,

    You don’t worry about results this early but this isn’t results its the process…..in addition to his velocity being down, its flat velocity and his command hasn’t been there either. Very early but it is a concern…..

    Maybe Hughes gains some perspective through this and realizes that he can’t always rely on the heater being there…..maybe he becomes better in the long run because of this set back.h

  17. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Noesi is good

  18. Jerkface April 13th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Yankees must be banking on Noesi’s ability to command as a suitable guy who can pitch a few innings,

  19. MTU April 13th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Blake-

    Noesi makes a lot of sense.

    Strike thrower.

    Nova clone.

    Versatile.

  20. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    MTU,

    I agree.

  21. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    quote from Extra Bases: Panic in beantown.

    “Great job by Theo putting that clause in Crawford’s contract that he can’t be traded to the Yankees. That’s about the only team that would even consider the ridiculous dollars given to him. At this rate we’ll be paying other teams to let Lackey, Crawford and Dice K play for them in the future. Talk about revenue sharing”

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....entPage=11

  22. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Noesi, huh? Hmm.. for a spot start?

  23. Jerkface April 13th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Nah, to sit in the bullpen ala Nova circa last year in may

  24. Jerkface April 13th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    He can go an inning or three and should be able to pound the zone. Basically they were limited by the 40 man.

  25. blake April 13th, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I’d say Noesi is to take Ayala’s place…..long man, spot start, mop up duty.

  26. ac1 April 13th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Truthfully, the way our non CC/AJ starters have gone, we need as many long men as possible.

    Now we have Colon/Garcia and Noesi.

    This will help when Hughes goes 2 innings on Thursday (hopefully i am wrong)

  27. Tom in N.J. April 13th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    @PeteAbe: Extra Bases has 525+ comments . Poor play by #RedSox drives blog traffic. More comments on losing than winning. Weird. http://bo.st/WBso

  28. jeffc_76 April 13th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    For now. If Hughes doesn’t get his **** together soon, Noesi could be taking his place in the rotation for a while, or taking Colon’s place as the long reliever while Colon moves into the rotation.

  29. mick April 13th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    who needs 2 behind the plate tmw?

  30. Erin April 13th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    YankeesPR Reminder: Yanks to honor NCAA basketball champs tonight; Kemba Walker 1st pitch! also a $5 game (Terrace/Grandstand/Bleachers tix)

  31. mick April 13th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    maybe its millwood for the ayala role

  32. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I figured Noesi was going to the pen but for a flash I thought maybe this move would precede news about a rotation shuffle.

    I hope Noesi isn’t just being called up to sit around, though. I want to see the kid out there. Can’t be any worse than Mike Myers.. uh.. I mean.. Boone Logan.

  33. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    # Tom in N.J. April 13th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    @PeteAbe: Extra Bases has 525+ comments . Poor play by #RedSox drives blog traffic. More comments on losing than winning. Weird. http://bo.st/WBso

    ————————–

    Did Pete not observed the trends here at Lohud? (ps: I guess 500 comments over there is a lot?)

  34. ac1 April 13th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Noesi is there because of Hughes/Nova back to back.

    Both had short starts last week, may need all of their long men to save the bullpen a bit.

    Regarding Garcia, seriously, just let the man pitch. I dont want to see him make his first start in May, and be cold from lack of pitching.

  35. mick April 13th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    2 freebies for tmw…get to sit with me.

  36. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I agree…they need to stop being afraid of Garcia. Give the starters an extra day and let him throw. If they were going to take every opportunity to not pitch him then they shouldn’t have brought him with the club and named him the 5th starter. Let him pitch and see what you have……..

  37. mick April 13th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Noesi is there because of Hughes/Nova back to back.
    ==============================
    After Hughes, they might want to go with CC, then Nova.

  38. Erin April 13th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Have they announced what they’re doing with Garcia yet? Is he just getting pushed back to Saturday?

    He and Molina are like the lost Yankees.

  39. mick April 13th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Freddy should go Sunday night.

  40. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I’m going to the games Saturday and Sunday against Tex.. I’m wondering how the rotation is going to shake out (assuming we don’t get rained out yet again…).

  41. mick April 13th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    CC should go Friday so he can finish the Tor. series.

  42. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Hamilton is a great player but he has to learn to play smarter….he’s no help to the Rangers on the DL. Griffey never learned this and it cost him a large chunk of his career.

  43. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    That non-Haren trade is looking especially bad in hindsight at the moment….he’s throwing the ball very well again.

  44. JobaTipsHisCap April 13th, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Yanks should feel a little embarrassed.
    Outplayed by Sux?

  45. Against All Odds April 13th, 2011 at 10:17 am

    # blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    That non-Haren trade is looking especially bad in hindsight at the moment….he’s throwing the ball very well again.

    ———————————————

    Yea the non Haren move is looking bad right now. Hopefully Joba can be a key piece to the team as he has been in the early part of the season because Haren behind CC would definitely relieve some of the panic with Hughes.

  46. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Of course I think Nova would’ve been gone in the trade as well and I like what we’re seeing from him.

  47. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    The last person I want to see on Sunday night is Freddy Garcia.. what a s**ty birthday gift that would be from Girardi.

    Watch.. now he’ll pitch a no-hitter.

  48. mick April 13th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I wonder when NOva will break thru the 4-5-6 inning barrier.

  49. Jerkface April 13th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    That non-Haren trade is looking especially bad in hindsight at the moment….he’s throwing the ball very well again.

    I really want to know the truth behind this non-trade.

  50. mick April 13th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    The last person I want to see on Sunday night is Freddy Garcia.. what a s**ty birthday gift that would be from Girardi.
    ================
    Only thinking of yourself :)

  51. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    JF,

    I would as well. Never have heard confirmation on exactly what the Yankees offered or what the Dbacks asked in return. The names I’ve heard mentioned are Joba, Robertson, Nova, and Brackman…..some combination of those names…..

  52. Against All Odds April 13th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Yea we need something concrete when it comes to the Haren situation. The only that reporters have said is the Yankees were reluctant to give up Joba

  53. Jerkface April 13th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I was big on that trade at the time, very excited for the possibilities. In hindsight I can understand why the Yankees might have been reluctant (Haren’s periphs, moving to a homer friendly park, etc) but good lord the Angels fleeced em for that deal. Once the Angels got him for what they did, the move was nearly indefensible.

  54. Bret The Hitman April 13th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Thank GOD Cashman was smart enough to hold off on Haren and earmark that salary space for Cliff Lee.

  55. YsGuy April 13th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    i wish i was around nyc today and tomorrow. $19 gets you a nice cusioned seat in the 300′s for tonights Yankees game and $25 puts you behind the dugout for the doubleheader at citi field tomorrow.

  56. BoJo April 13th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Funny comment off Boston blog:

    OilCanLloyd wrote:
    The good news Theo is already salivating over landing the #1 overall pick in next years draft. You know how he loves prospects.

  57. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    The best reason for not doing the Haren deal at the time was that the Yankees were pitching well…..Joe Saunders though? wow.

  58. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    The reason Theo loves prospects is that he can trade them to his henchman Hoyer for good players now

  59. BoJo April 13th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    JF–

    Don’t you ever sleep? Or is this your computer texting on autopilot?

    BTW–funny stuff last night…Good job.

  60. Against All Odds April 13th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    # blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    The best reason for not doing the Haren deal at the time was that the Yankees were pitching well…..Joe Saunders though? wow.

    ————————————–

    Were they pitching well or was it around the time things started to go north? I know they were pitching well when the Lee story broke. That’s why many ppl had a problem with it

  61. BoJo April 13th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Blake–

    Great comment earlier about how Youklis not being able to drive the ball will really hurt the left-handed line-up of Sox. Dead on.

  62. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    mick – I can’t help it. I go every year on my birthday (its kind of amazing for the past 6 years they’ve played at home) and when they lose it really ruins my entire day :( Thankfully, we played the Rangers last year on the 17th and won, 7-3. In 2009 on the 17th, we beat Cleveland. But….

    The year before that we played Boston and lost. And it ruined almost a full 6 months of my being 20 years old.

  63. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Yea I mean the rotation looked pretty good when the Haren rumors were going on….mainly because Pettite hadn’t gotten hurt yet, that’s when things went south.

  64. BoJo April 13th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:12 am
    Hamilton is a great player but he has to learn to play smarter….he’s no help to the Rangers on the DL. Griffey never learned this and it cost him a large chunk of his career.
    __________
    Good analogy–some players can’t play at a lower level. I think Hammy might be one of them.

  65. Erin April 13th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    New Post- Report: Noesi being called up to replace Ayala

    :arrow:

  66. Tom in N.J. April 13th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Price last night looked great. Just as impressive, imo, was his “”atta boy” to his 2nd baseman who botched a DP, but stuck with the play to get Gonzalez at first. A guy like Lackey would have acted like a petulant three year old who just got his binkey taken away.

  67. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    lets not forget that Youk is 32 now….just starting to exit his prime years and coming off a hand injury. It’s not out of the question that he starts an early decline with his body type and moving back to a more difficult defensive position. He’s likely the most important hitter in that lineup because he gives them some balance….if he doesn’t hit then they aren’t nearly as good offensively.

  68. Against All Odds April 13th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    “A guy like Lackey would have acted like a petulant three year old who just got his binkey taken away.”

    http://collegebaseball360.com/.....Lack21.jpg

  69. blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Lackey is a brat on the mound. I would hate playing behind him….

  70. BoJo April 13th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    blake April 13th, 2011 at 10:44 am
    lets not forget that Youk is 32 now….just starting to exit his prime years and coming off a hand injury. It’s not out of the question that he starts an early decline with his body type and moving back to a more difficult defensive position. He’s likely the most important hitter in that lineup because he gives them some balance….if he doesn’t hit then they aren’t nearly as good offensively.
    ____________
    Agreed 100%. Great point.

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