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Silva makes Tampa debut

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 05, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are wrapping up this Detroit series with a day game, which means we should have a lineup in an hour or so. Until then, just a quick note on the non-Kevin Millwood veteran who’s trying to pitch his way into the Yankees plans.

Carlos Silva made his first regular-season start with High-A Tampa yesterday. He went three innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed two runs, both of them on a two-run home run by Jae-Hoon Ha, a Cubs outfield prospect who’s hitting .346 with five home runs this season.

All nine of Silva’s outs were either on strikes or on the ground. I haven’t heard anything about the outing other than what the numbers show. My guess would be that Silva could pitch his way in the mix as long as he shows something fairly quickly. By the second half of the season, there’s a solid chance one of those Triple-A starters will have set himself apart and emerge as an obvious call-up/spot-start candidate. Plus there’s that Phil Hughes guy who could be back in six to eight weeks.

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57 Responses to “Silva makes Tampa debut”

  1. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Really want to go home and watch the game today. Stupid work. :x

    I was very surprised to see the Angels actually won last night. It’s about time! lol

  2. upstate kate May 5th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    right back at you Erin!

    yeah, the Angels tried their best to lose!

  3. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    upstate kate May 5th, 2011 at 8:20 am
    sounds like a real mess GB, hope your mom is ok

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Thanks, Kate. She’s 85 and too mean and crusty to have issues. No, she lives up on the vluffs above the town. Her doctors are in St. Louis, but, she only sees them a couple of times a year. Always tease her that the only reason she had a heart attack was to get a ride in a helicopter. She does well. She takes her nasty little dog for a walk around the golf course every day. I think she has something going with the greens keeper. Lord, I hope it isn’t Carl Spackler.

  4. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    My mistake, Kate. Ma moved off of the ***vluffs*** and on to the bluffs. Not sure if it was for safety or to look down on everyone.

  5. BoJo May 5th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Erin May 5th, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Happy Cinco de Mayo!
    ______
    Darn! I thought it fell on the 7th this year.

  6. austinmac May 5th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    On days like today, it is good to have the MLB package and a door to my office. We will call it multiple-tasking.

    With respect to bloggers, I have no problem with people wondering if certain players are done. However, make your point and move on. Do we have to hear about it after every at bat?

  7. MG May 5th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    austinmac May 5th, 2011 at 8:51 am
    On days like today, it is good to have the MLB package and a door to my office. We will call it multiple-tasking.

    With respect to bloggers, I have no problem with people wondering if certain players are done. However, make your point and move on. Do we have to hear about it after every at bat?
    ————————-
    it’s actually both before and after every at bat plus anytime there is a swing at the 1st pitch…

  8. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Good morning.

    GB-

    Hope things work out for your Mom. They say it’s a 500 yr. flood.

    Bad situation.

  9. upstate kate May 5th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    it is the never ending criticism that gets old…that and the character assessments… overweight, out of shape, sullen, not a team player etc etc by people who have no way of knowing

  10. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Mac/MG, you’re right. Everyone’s aware of the issues with Jeter and Posada. The Typical Two + One act as if they’ve really discovered something. I don’t care what Jeter’s BaBIP is every time he breaks wind on a Wednsday night.

  11. blake May 5th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    “On days like today, it is good to have the MLB package and a door to my office. We will call it multiple-tasking.”

    I’m gonna be right there with you ;)

  12. blake May 5th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    GB,

    yea hope your mom is ok…sounds like shes a tough bird though.

  13. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    austinmac May 5th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    With respect to bloggers, I have no problem with people wondering if certain players are done. However, make your point and move on. Do we have to hear about it after every at bat?

    *********************
    exactly

  14. Joe from Long Island May 5th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    test

  15. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    MTU May 5th, 2011 at 8:55 am
    Good morning.

    GB-

    Hope things work out for your Mom. They say it’s a 500 yr. flood.

    Bad situation.

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    Ma will be happy to hear that she lived long enough to see another Great Flood. She doesn’t remember much about the first one.

  16. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    blake May 5th, 2011 at 8:59 am
    “On days like today, it is good to have the MLB package and a door to my office. We will call it multiple-tasking.”

    I’m gonna be right there with you

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    Hope nobody gets sick with you lazy doctors shamming all day.

  17. Joe from Long Island May 5th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Just glanced at the postgame comments late last night, before turning in. I re-discovered why I’m giving up doing that. I will never understand why some people do the things that they do. Their lives must be so empty. It really is sad.

    GB – hope your mom is ok. Lots of good folk getting hammered this spring.

    Later.

  18. blake May 5th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    “Hope nobody gets sick with you lazy doctors shamming all day.”

    they’ll be attended to….during commercial breaks :)

  19. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    eboland11 a nice, sunny morning in Detroit. Doesn’t appear, knock on wood for those with flights out tonight, weather will be an issue for game

  20. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Blake, Ma’s a great lady. Her and Pop never had much when we were growing up…except kids…You might say that she hit the Mother Lode, then. We fooled her, though. It was fool’s gold.

  21. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Blake-

    It takes a while for Novacaine to take effect. Right ?

  22. blake May 5th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    GB7,

    lol :)

  23. blake May 5th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    MTU,

    yes….which is what I’m actually doing right now……waiting, but technically we haven’t used Novacaine in like 25 years ;)

  24. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I think there are a few on here that are addicted to novacaine. They’ve used so much that they’re numb from the neck up.

  25. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Blake-

    Then just hit ‘em with the laughing gas.

    Whatever gives you the longest break.

  26. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Can you imagine Blake with a patient in the chair and Cabrera hits a homer? Blake screams, “Damned.” And the patient thinks it’s something bad, has a heart attack and dies in the chair.

  27. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    JackCurryYES As Girardi determines whether to start Jeter (hip) today, one more thing to consider: Jeter is 0 for 9 off Porcello.

  28. dan l May 5th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Hey Derek can you get a hit past the second inning?

  29. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    GB-

    It would be cheaper for Blake if he would just use a rubber mallet.

    But he refuses.

    :)

  30. MaineYankee May 5th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    GB7

    Sometimes what the children are like makes a parent mean and crusty. :lol:

  31. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I really can’t imagine Jeter playing today, especially with a long flight right after the game. Get treatment and be ready to mash in Texas. I might even consider sitting Rodriguez and playing Chavez for the same reason. It will give them a strong bench.

  32. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    MaineYankee May 5th, 2011 at 9:19 am
    GB7

    Sometimes what the children are like makes a parent mean and crusty.

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    Yea, Maine. My brothers and sister were nightmares for Ma and Pop. I was their dream come true.

  33. MaineYankee May 5th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    GB7

    There are some here that need a sledge hammer applied instead of a rubber mallet.

  34. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    GB-

    I’m sure you were the apple of their eye.

    An absolute Angel.

    :)

  35. MaineYankee May 5th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    GB7

    The dream come true must have been when you went over seas.

  36. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Maine-

    Blake is a Dentist NOT an Undertaker.

    :)

  37. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:18 am
    GB-

    It would be cheaper for Blake if he would just use a rubber mallet.

    But he refuses.

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Bale’s just to kind hearted, but with a new 2nd baseman in the family, he’d best be cutting corners on the overhead. Nothing’s too good for our newest Yankee…as long as he’s footing the bill, of course.

  38. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Yea, Maine. My brothers and sister were nightmares for Ma and Pop. I was their dream come true.

    **********************************

    Why do I have a hard time believing that?? ;)

    Hope your mom is OK GB.

  39. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I think Jeter will sit today too, but I sure as hell don’t envy Girardi having to tell him that. ;)

  40. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    GB-

    The kid’s name is Joseph so CF is more likely but I do see your point.

  41. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am
    Maine-

    Blake is a Dentist NOT an Undertaker.

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    Blake needs to change his sign-in to “Jaw Breaker”.

  42. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I need to look at the calendar for holidays. I was unaware that this was “Pick One GB7 Dat”.

  43. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    GB-

    “Jaw breakers” are what keeps him in buisness.

    Those, and lot’s and lot’s of M and M’s.

    It’s a conspiracy between the Dentist’s and the Candy Industry.

    Why do you think they always hand out candy when you leave the Office ?

    They’re no dummies.

    :)

    :)

  44. blake May 5th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    You guys just keep on having fun at my expense….I have to go work now but carry on :)

  45. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Thanks, Erin. She’s doing fine. My brother and sister are bringing her to Georgia for the first time in 30 years. It should be a bit of a tough trip, but, she wants to make the trip. Sadly, she’s bringing that nasty little dog of hers. “Killer” will at least have a light snack before his meal.

  46. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Blake-

    Thanks for being such a good sport.

    Maybe Randy will come around after a while.

    :)

  47. blake May 5th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    mountain dew actually is what keeps us in business ;) might as well drink battery acid.

  48. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Blake-

    Mountain dew and Southern dentist has a nice ring to it.

    :)

  49. upstate kate May 5th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    here is my line up for today:
    LF GGBG
    CF Grandy
    1B Tex
    2B Robbie
    RF Swish
    C Martin
    DH Po
    3B Chavez
    SS Nunez
    I would give Alex and Jeet both the day off

  50. MTU May 5th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Blake-

    You must get really excited around Halloween.

    That’s when you plan for the next Mercedes.

    :)

  51. Triple Short of a Cycle May 5th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Well looks like Luke Scott will remain a birther for the foreseeable future

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011.....e-you.html

  52. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    kate-you’re making me want to play GTLU!!

    I like your lineup-I was thinking they might both sit today too.

    but so I don’t copy you, I’ll play Alex:

    LF Gardner
    CF Granderson
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    DH Posada
    C Martin
    SS Nunez

  53. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    For those that missed last night. Betances picked up his 1st win and was outstanding.

    Banuelos will go for his first win of the year, tonight.

  54. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Why does anybody care what Luke Scott says? Why should it bother you?

  55. Triple Short of a Cycle May 5th, 2011 at 10:05 am

    GreenBeret7,

    I was simply passing on a news story about a fellow baseball player

  56. Erin May 5th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    New Post: No Jeter, No A-Rod in Yankees lineup

    :arrow:

  57. 108 stitches May 5th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Carlos Silva is insurance only. If the return of Phil Hughes is delayed, if Colon or Garcia begin to falter, or if Phelps / Warren / Noesi / Brackman are not progressing, Silva enters the picture.

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