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Hughes at the complex

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 26, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Phil Hughes is through two scoreless here at the minor league complex. He just pitched a 1-2-3 second inning and showed a sharp curveball. His last out was a broken bat infield pop that Hughes caught while jogging off the field.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: Hughes just gave up a solo homer in the third inning and followed it with a quick groundout.

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: Two-out triple and two-out RBI single off Hughes leaves the Phillies High-A team with a 2-1 lead after three. Cervelli — whos down to catch Hughes — threw out a runner to end the inning. Thats Cervellis second caught stealing of the day.

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: Hughes allowed a double in the fourth and a single in the fifth but stranded both runners.

UPDATE, 2:34 p.m.: Hughes just got his fourth strikeout of the day, this one to end the sixth inning. Hes thrown 91 pitches and seems done.

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160 Responses to “Hughes at the complex”

  1. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Josh Norris ? @jnorris427

    Almonte bounces out, then Lyerly and Johnson fan against Jon Pettibone.

    3m Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Hughes sitting 92-94 so far #yankees

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Hughes has settled in around 91-92 with his fastball. Breaking ball looks good #yankees

  2. m March 26th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Live-blogging a minor league start?

    That’s dedication.

    Thanks, Chad.

  3. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    A 1 pitch clip of Hughes today from Feinsand

    http://www.tout.com/m/gf4y6r?autoplay=true

  4. blake March 26th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    “blake, still trying to trade my boy Betances, I see .”

    Nah..I just through that name out there. Id trade anybody for theheck right price ;)

    Shame,

    Choo would be awesome ….the Indians need a lot….including young pitching that they lost in the Ubaldo deal…..I think the price would probably be prohibitive right now

    Hughes has to be in the rotation….

  5. m March 26th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    pat,

    That Matt Bush thing is a stretch. A big leap between his dumb decision and the Rays being culpable. Unless he was drinking in the clubhouse.

  6. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    New York Yankees ? @Yankees

    Happy 44th birthday to former Yankee Jose Vizcaino. Remember when THIS HAPPENED in 2000? http://pic.twitter.com/YpJvvRqz

  7. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I wouldn’t trade Betances for a hitter right now (and I value offense highly) because we don’t yet know who the next ace/#2 will be. It could be Pineda/Hughes/Banuelos/Betances…or…none of those.

  8. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Indians need a lot of things, including outfield bats and Choo to get and stay healthy.

  9. blake March 26th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    “I wouldn’t trade Betances for a hitter right now ”

    Depends on who the hitter is.

  10. RayVT March 26th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I just saw on ESPN streaming line that Key #1 prospect for Fantasy Baseball is Jesus Montero. Also, #1 Bust projected to be Pineda!

    Some things never change! If someone is a Yankee ESPN reduces or dumps on the prospect. An Ex-Yank they lift up!

  11. RMS March 26th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    trisha,

    Please accept my condolences on your loss.

  12. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    blake

    OK, an Upton/Kemp type, sure, but that’s not going to happen. So I would have to know that either Pineda is everything the Yankees thought he would be (including high octane velo) or that Hughes will finally become what some of us thought he’d be a few years ago, until I look to think their high end starting pitching depth. And we’re not there yet.

  13. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Rich, or DePaula. Let’s see if he moves as fast as some think he might. :)

  14. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    think = move (auto correct can be weird)

  15. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    yf

    Is he now officially in the fold?

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Nah..I just through that name out there. Id trade anybody for theheck right price
    ///

    Can’t see the Royals trading Gordon, though. Yanks will have to root around for some buried treasure: young with upside. I doubt they’re getting any mid-20s position stud without coughing up the farm.

  17. blake March 26th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    “OK, an Upton/Kemp type, sure, but that’s not going to happen.”

    Eh wouldn’t have to be that level for me but a good player yes…..

  18. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Josh Norris ? @jnorris427

    Almonte bounces out, then Lyerly and Johnson fan against Jon Pettibone.

    3m Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Hughes sitting 92-94 so far #yankees
    _______
    Go Huuughes!!

    I wonder how Turley progresses this year. I saw he started off with a couple of walks and now gave up a two run jack… He’s pitching with Trenton but barely pitched any innings with Tampa, so interesting to see where he is placed. Everyone who keeps talking about our lack of lefties in the system may be less inclined once they get a look at Camareno, among others. Big year for Tracy, as well…

    GB, your boy Cody Johnson hit a bomb yesterday that is still circling the earth.

  19. blake March 26th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    “Can’t see the Royals trading Gordon, though”

    I doubt now…but if they can’t work out an extension soon it wouldn’t surprise me.

  20. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    “Eh wouldn’t have to be that level for me but a good player yes…..”

    Then what happens if Pineda isn’t what they thought; that they decide they can’t afford Hughes; that Banuelos (ok, or DePaula) aren’t afforded sufficient patience at the ML level, like most of their other recent high end pitching prospects?

    That’s why I would wait until the end of the season to see where these guys are before making yet another huge decision about this franchise’s future direction.

    (I am leaving out Nova because I see him as a #3-#4.)

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    RMS, thank you so very much.

    I’m off to do errands but do want you know how much that means to me.

    trisha

  22. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Erik Boland ? @eboland11

    Brian Cashman, Billy Eppler among those at minor league complex watching Hughes today

    Erik Boland ? @eboland11

    Hughes gives up two runs in third. Just getting his work in

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Meanwhile in Yankee camp, Gary Sanchez looks fantastic. Launched an opposite field homer, lined single to right, and picked of runner at 1st

    4m Josh Norris ? @jnorris427

    Wetherell records a K on 94 mph heat.

    Norris at the trenton game, Piliere with Tampa

  23. RayVT March 26th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    What happened Trisha?

  24. blake March 26th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    “Then what happens if Pineda isn’t what they thought; that they decide they can’t afford Hughes; that Banuelos (ok, or DePaula) aren’t afforded sufficient patience at the ML level, like most of their other recent high end pitching prospects?”

    What happens if their offense gets old? I think Pineda is shat they think….I think Banuelos is the real deal….I like Nova….and it sounds like Campos and Depaula are legit prospects as well….basically I like their pitching depth more than their position player depth right now….and I have at least some questions about whether Betances can repeat his delivery well enough to fulfill his potential…..JMO and again the return would have to be either a guy that would make a big difference now or factor into their future offense.

  25. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    yf

    Is he now officially in the fold?
    ___
    He has the visa; based on what I’ve read, I assume mlb approving the contract is imminent.

  26. DONNYBROOK March 26th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Swish’s health could be a nagging problem the entire season. Depending on the price, Rent-An-Ichiro remains in play. If the Yanks feel 1 piece significantly increases their shot at a Championship, they will deal in July and not wait to make an end of the year eval on younger players in the organization.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    yankeefem,

    I read Camarena has gone berserk. There are the Manny comparisons that have been there, but I guess he’s run off quite an impressive stretch lately. We suddenly seem to have some high-end lefties on the move.

  28. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Meanwhile in Yankee camp, Gary Sanchez looks fantastic. Launched an opposite field homer, lined single to right, and picked of runner at 1st
    _____
    This has been a daily ST occurrence; the kid is en fuego and the D is a-coming.

  29. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Josh Norris ? @jnorris427

    Almonte bounces out, then Lyerly and Johnson fan against Jon Pettibone.

    3m Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Hughes sitting 92-94 so far #yankees
    _______
    Go Huuughes!!

    I wonder how Turley progresses this year. I saw he started off with a couple of walks and now gave up a two run jack… He’s pitching with Trenton but barely pitched any innings with Tampa, so interesting to see where he is placed. Everyone who keeps talking about our lack of lefties in the system may be less inclined once they get a look at Camareno, among others. Big year for Tracy, as well…

    GB, your boy Cody Johnson hit a bomb yesterday that is still circling the earth.

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

    When johnson connects, he hits Kitans (Heaven Shakers). Just too many strikeouts. Hoping he gets a lot of time in right field this year. He’s not that bad.r

  30. blake March 26th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    G. Sanchez swings with bad intentions.

  31. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Pruf, the progress of the lefties is good to see; we might have both Camarena and DePaula in SI. Yes, I’ve read the comps, same pitch repertoire with the lefty and Manny.

  32. Don March 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Montero is 0 for 6 in Japan. Maybe he isn’t the second coming of you know who.

  33. pat March 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    KieranDarcy
    one other Yankee doesn’t have day off. Francisco Cervelli is here to catch Hughes, and Cervy just homered.

  34. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    What happens if their offense gets old? I think Pineda is shat they think….I think Banuelos is the real deal….I like Nova….and it sounds like Campos and Depaula are legit prospects as well….basically I like their pitching depth more than their position player depth right now….and I have at least some questions about whether Betances can repeat his delivery well enough to fulfill his potential…..JMO and again the return would have to be either a guy that would make a big difference now or factor into their future offense.

    blake

    if they were that concerned about the offense, I don’t think they would have traded their only ML ready offensive prospect for pitching.

    I have to see someone emerge as an ace/#2 before I deplete this depth because right now, none are close to being a sure thing (certainly not Pineda as of today), again, unless it’s the kind of hitter that they aren’t likely getting.

  35. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I would trade the Warren/Phelps/Mitchell type of prospect for offense.

  36. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The Mets have their new ace of the rotation

    kip wells. who hasnt pitched since 2009, is attempting comeback. the rhp threw for mets a few wks ago & hit 93 mph

  37. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    blake March 26th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    G. Sanchez swings with bad intentions.
    ______

    :twisted:

  38. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks, yf.

  39. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    pat March 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    KieranDarcy
    one other Yankee doesn’t have day off. Francisco Cervelli is here to catch Hughes, and Cervy just homered.

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

    Sanchez has a homer, too with a runner thrown out. Piliere must be covering Charleston. Everybody but me is in Tampa.

  40. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Don March 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Montero is 0 for 6 in Japan. Maybe he isn’t the second coming of you know who.
    ///

    Donnie, hang onto those 0fers while you can.

    He’s gonna make you (and me) cry.

  41. stuckey March 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Montero is 0 for 6 in Japan. Maybe he isn’t the second coming of you know who.

    _______________________

    Means nothing. Start talking in May about how he’s doing, meaning struggling or excelling equally.

  42. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Jon Heyman ? @JonHeymanCBS

    tho joba’s season is likely over, #yankees are backing him & are not considering releasing him. http://t.co/fSfGKf95

  43. jacksquat March 26th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Erik Boland ? @eboland11

    Brian Cashman, Billy Eppler among those at minor league complex watching Hughes today

    Erik Boland ? @eboland11

    Hughes gives up two runs in third. Just getting his work in

    It’s a little more than “just getting work in” if Cashman and Eppler are there watching.

  44. RayVT March 26th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    What happened to Trisha?

  45. jacksquat March 26th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Montero is 0 for 6 in Japan. Maybe he isn’t the second coming of you know who.

    Obviously he is no Godzilla. ;)

  46. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Jon Heyman ? @JonHeymanCBS

    tho joba’s season is likely over, #yankees are backing him & are not considering releasing him. http://t.co/fSfGKf95
    _____
    They should back him and I wouldn’t expect anything less from them.

  47. Shame Spencer March 26th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    “Shame,

    Choo would be awesome ….the Indians need a lot….including young pitching that they lost in the Ubaldo deal…..I think the price would probably be prohibitive right now”

    —————————————

    Its gonna be fun to watch Cash stealth his way through some deals in July.

    Do the Mets have anyone we could use besides Mr. Met (to throw things at)? Where’s Chip?

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    RayVT,

    She lost her godmother, who I believe is also her aunt on mom side.

  49. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I thought we have heard that Joba’s season isn’t over.

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    ho joba’s season is likely over, #yankees are backing him & are not considering releasing him. http://t.co/fSfGKf95
    ///

    As they should.

  51. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    “They should back him and I wouldn’t expect anything less from them.”

    I agree, and it’s not much money to them. If it was $20m, then I could understand if they pursed a different course.

  52. RayVT March 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks!

  53. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Like Cash said, Joba is a very hard worker and a very fast healer; Joba may defy the odds (assuming the odds are against his returning).

  54. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Rich, Joba and supposedly his doctors said he might be back by July. Not sure what the scenario is. Probably neither do they yet.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    You got it, Ray (Virginia Tech, not Vermont!)

  56. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Jon Heyman ? @JonHeymanCBS

    tho joba’s season is likely over, #yankees are backing him & are not considering releasing him. http://t.co/fSfGKf95
    _____
    They should back him and I wouldn’t expect anything less from them.

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

    It’s just Scott Boras Jr. breaking the big news again

  57. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    yf

    I agree, and probably neither does Heyman, but of course, it’s always the worst case with him.

  58. Shame Spencer March 26th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    They said he might be able to get on a mound by July… and I don’t know that they meant a big league mound :(

    Still, if he’s throwing in July that would be some turn around. I’m rooting for him.

  59. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Manager Joe Girardi said, “I’m optimistic Joba is going to pitch for us this year.”

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere
    Hughes not his sharpest today. Hitters getting some good swings at him. Sitting 91-92 #yankees

    6m Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere
    @JohnC112461 dePaula is here today for his physical. Word is he’ll throw this week

    Hopefully, someone gets video of DePaula.

  60. Nick in SF March 26th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Phil Hughes has nothing left to learn from the Phillies High A team.

  61. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Yankee beach day

    russellmartin55 Day off on the beach with @CDickerson_PFTP and @BaseballEmpire Aka: Nack http://pic.twitter.com/oOV2ix27

  62. jacksquat March 26th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Nick in SF March 26th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    Phil Hughes has nothing left to learn from the Phillies High A team.

    This is not just getting work, Hughes does not get a bye, a major league ready starter should be handling high A hitters.

  63. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Q&A with Bryan Hoch

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....um=twitter

  64. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, Cerv’s having quite the day. ;)

  65. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    russellmartin55 Day off on the beach with @CDickerson_PFTP and @BaseballEmpire Aka: Nack http://pic.twitter.com/oOV2ix27

    —————————————-

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that. :wink:

  66. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Manager Joe Girardi said, “I’m optimistic Joba is going to pitch for us this year.”

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere
    Hughes not his sharpest today. Hitters getting some good swings at him. Sitting 91-92 #yankees

    6m Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere
    @JohnC112461 dePaula is here today for his physical. Word is he’ll throw this week

    Hopefully, someone gets video of DePaula.

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

    Marchand and Wally Matthews are going to go nuts trying to figure out if DePaula’s speed has decreased.

  67. Shame Spencer March 26th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    So I went to the movies this weekend and am starting to feel like maybe we’re going about this rotation business all wrong…

    I think instead of this fanciful ‘wait and see’ nonsense people are spouting, we should just let all 7 starters enter an arena where they will battle it out to the death in order to determine who will still get to be in the rotation. Picture Bob Sheppard’s voice saying, “Carsten Charles Sabathia, may the odds be ever in your favor…”

  68. Jerkface March 26th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Or the far superior version where a AA team wakes up from their bus trip on a deserted island with bombs strapped to their neck, each handed a backpack with some supplies and a random gift, and told that the last one standing gets a rotation spot.

    It will be better acted and make more sense.

  69. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    This is not just getting work, Hughes does not get a bye, a major league ready starter should be handling high A hitters.
    ____
    He is stretching out to 6 innings today. I’d likely get some details before judging his day.

  70. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Shame- :lol:

    What did you think? I liked it, but I thought the book was better. Jennifer Lawrence was fantastic though.

  71. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Marchand and Wally Matthews are going to go nuts trying to figure out if DePaula’s speed has decreased.
    ____
    First they have to try to determine what DePaula’s velo was supposed to be in the first place, no? There are varying reports. ;)

  72. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    YankeeFem, They’re still trying to figure out what end of the radar gun to plug into the wall socket

  73. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Erin -

    Sure hope they brought the high SPF – no sunburn allowed!!!!

  74. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Well, ML hitters are supposed to light up minor league pitchers, but, Jeter and Rodriguez haven’t always proved that to be the case and pitchers working on different things have been known to get hammered.

  75. Nick in SF March 26th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    “…Hughes does not get a bye…”

    old Lohud joke.

  76. stuckey March 26th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Radar Gun Derby.

    Ten pitches, top 5 average velocities win.

    Has the advantage of being absurd AND relevant.

  77. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    YankeeFem, They’re still trying to figure out what end of the radar gun to plug into the wall socket
    ______
    They bought hair dryers by mistake. They’re still can’t figure out how to read the heat. :)

  78. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Vote for Phil Hughes, go see The Iron Lady!

    Pineda is Project X…

  79. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    yankeefeminista -

    Hilarious!!!!! LOL

  80. DONNYBROOK March 26th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Gotta wonder how “fired up” a MLB Chucker can get when facing A Bushers.

  81. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Vote for Phil Hughes, go see The Iron Lady!

    Pineda is Project X?

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

    :lol:

  82. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    YankeeFem, They’re still trying to figure out what end of the radar gun to plug into the wall socket
    ______
    They bought hair dryers by mistake. They’re still can’t figure out how to read the heat.

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

    hook ‘em up with an automotive timing light. That would give them bright and shiny to capture their imaginations. As much as they piss their pants about speeds, a hair dryer may electrocute them.

    On second thought….go with the hair dryers.

  83. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Villa, lol. Just look for them in Trenton with damp hair and blow dryers in hand. You can see why they would be confused. ;) http://www.google.com/products.....ps-sellers

  84. DONNYBROOK March 26th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Gardner is, “Attack of the Puppet People”.

  85. blake March 26th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Rich,

    Respect your take….just don’t totally agree in this case….but then without knowing whxih players we are talking about in this hypothetical its hard to say what id do.

  86. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Gary Sanchez just hit another opposite field rocket but right to right fielder. He’s going to have a monster year #yankees

    Ravel Santana is making his debut.

  87. Nick in SF March 26th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Freddy?

  88. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Sanchez started right where he left off at end of last season. Good news about Ravel. Hopefully, Norris uploads video.

  89. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Nick in SF March 26th, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    “…Hughes does not get a bye…”

    old Lohud joke.
    _____
    Good to hear it was facetious.

  90. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    YankeeFem, once they convinced sanchez that he didn’t need to pull everything and that he could reach any seat in any direction, he’s become a hit ‘em where they pitch ‘em hitter. When he put those two bombs on top of the insurance building in Greenville, he started pulling everything. The last month like Wieter was Mauer with Power, was Jeter but Sweeter, wearing out the right field fences.

  91. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Nick in SF March 26th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Freddy?

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

    :D

    Nice.

  92. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Josh Norris ? @jnorris427

    Now, Phillies hitter pops to left, where it is fielded by …. Jose Pirela.

    Josh Norris ? @jnorris427

    Walter Ibarra with a two-run blast off Chris Kissock.

  93. UnKnown March 26th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Has Tex tried to lay down any bunts yet? I don’t think he has, so I guess that was something overstated before ST started.

    I do think he has hit a couple doubles the opposite way from the left side that I like.

  94. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Seems as if NYYs have moved Jose Pirela to left field. at least, the fans sitting behind the 1st base dugouts are safe, now.

  95. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Reggie Jackson giving Mason Williams a good pep talk here. Pretty cool scene

  96. blake March 26th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Frankie Piliere @FrankiePiliere 20m Ravel Santana in the game in Yankee camp. Apparently this is his spring debut. #yankees

    Not possible….keith law said he was going to miss most of the season.

  97. Shame Spencer March 26th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Jerkface – Ok ok ok… I like yours. But only if there are zombies on the island (when you said ‘deserted’ you meant of living people, right?) and the only way to win besides destroying your competition is by also killing a child (Carl).

    Erin – I loved the tone. Really dark and true to the story. But as always, the books just give you so much more. Reading it really gives you that desperate feeling they couldn’t totally convey on screen.

  98. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I go for the indie stuff.

    Be sure to check out Joba, Who Lives At Home and We Need To Talk About Pettitte

  99. Tackelberry March 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    Gary Sanchez just hit another opposite field rocket but right to right fielder. He’s going to have a monster year #yankees

    Ravel Santana is making his debut
    _________________________________________

    As Yosemite Sam would say, “I like it! I Like Itttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  100. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    GB, QFT. We may actually have some infield D this year at Trenton. That’ll make especially Marshall of the 51% GB and Heyer happy.

  101. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Who’s setting the going rate for catcher contracts? Molina or LuCroy?

    Ken Rosenthal ? @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources tell me and @jonmorosi that #Brewers are nearing extension with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Deal will be either 4 or 5 years. #MLB

  102. Jerkface March 26th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I loved the tone. Really dark and true to the story. But as always, the books just give you so much more. Reading it really gives you that desperate feeling they couldn’t totally convey on screen.

    You should read / watch Battle Royale, it just got released stateside on bluray!

  103. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    GB, QFT. We may actually have some infield D this year at Trenton. That’ll make especially Marshall of the 51% GB and Heyer happy.

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    Walter Ibarra finally has to look for a place to live that doesn’t have a tampa zip code.

  104. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    In response to a tweet, Piliere said Ravel’s speed looks fine.

  105. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    pcaldera Phil Hughes felt good about 6 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4K vs. Class A Phillies. Rothschild: ‘He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do’ this spring.

  106. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    What a quandry. Who’s word should I trust? Jacksquat, who doesn’t know or Larry Rothschild, who does know jack squat.

    Pete Caldera ? @pcaldera

    Phil Hughes felt good about 6 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4K vs. Class A Phillies. Rothschild: ‘He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do’ this spring.

  107. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Shame-totally agree, especially re: the desperate feeling. My friend and I were talking about that afterwards; how the movie somehow made the competition seem a little too easy.

  108. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    GB, QFT. We may actually have some infield D this year at Trenton. That’ll make especially Marshall of the 51% GB and Heyer happy.
    ///

    Pirela is a great inventor of infield hits, that’s for sure.

  109. Jerkface March 26th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Not possible….keith law said he was going to miss most of the season.

    he is missing atleast half of it.

  110. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Not possible….keith law said he was going to miss most of the season.
    ///

    Must be the fake Ravel they’re putting on the field.

  111. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Not possible….keith law said he was going to miss most of the season.
    ///

    Must be the fake Ravel they’re putting on the field.
    ____
    You mean like the fake curve Keith said he saw Betances throw?

  112. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Yanks have finally cut the strings on Reegie Corona. His beer was better than him.

  113. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Love the 0 Walks.

    I sure wish YES had covered this…

    Oh, well.

  114. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Ibarra celebrates his new job with a triple

  115. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Wow – Reegie gone. It was a recognizable name in the days I didn’t know who the prospects were. :)

  116. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Piliere: “Hard ground out and pop out for Santana in first spring ABs. More info later”

  117. Nick in SF March 26th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Despite some high-octane thrills and white-knuckle suspense, The AJ With The Dragon Tattoo only won some technical awards and made a ton of money.

  118. Benny Blanco March 26th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Phil hughes has basically walked no one this spring. I’m looking forward to him winning a lot of games this year.

  119. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    You mean like the fake curve Keith said he saw Betances throw?
    ////

    You mean, the one that’s going to keep him from having a career as a major league starter?

  120. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Villa, those were the good old days. When did you start attending milb games. #reegienostalgia

  121. RayVT March 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Gave new meaning to the term Corona Lite!

  122. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Not so sure how the Jets team will feel about “I try harder when there’s something on the line.” seems to me if he’d try harder, there would always be something on the line.

  123. SoS March 26th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Did Corona get cut for having a beer face?

  124. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    RayVT March 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Gave new meaning to the term Corona Lite!

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    Very lite. I never saw much in him that kept him around.

  125. BD (Boston Dave) March 26th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Has Keith Law told us why DePaula stinks or is that still on his to-do list?

  126. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    SoS March 26th, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    Did Corona get cut for having a beer face?

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    Maybe so, SoS, but, it sure helped to wear beer goggles when he played.

  127. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Me either re: why Reegie stuck around.

  128. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    BD, yes, Law panned him because he has too many secondary pitches. ;)

  129. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    yankeefeminista -

    We started going to Waterfront when it was still affiliated with the RS. But it was just for a night out with the kids. The last 3-4 years, we go a lot more, and I go by myself to the early games. We liked the atmosphere at first, but then largely due to GreenBeret7′s scouting reports, I really went for the games themselves and to watch particular players.

    We try to get to Lakewood a couple times a year, too. Soooo disappointed not to see our guys playing there this season. I wonder why??

  130. SoS March 26th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Maybe so, SoS, but, it sure helped to wear beer goggles when he played.

    =====

    GB,
    Maybe he was afraid to look like Mr. Magoo. Lose lose if you ask me and both routes = beer face. Should have thought of going with non alcoholic.

  131. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I’m sure that transportation costs had a lot to do with cutting down on the distant road trips.

  132. SoS March 26th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I wonder if I can find something like this in a garage sale. In a trash to treasure search.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....;eref=sihp

  133. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    yankeefeminista -

    We started going to Waterfront when it was still affiliated with the RS. But it was just for an afternoon or evening out with the kids. The last 3-4 years, we go a lot more, and I go by myself to the early games. We liked the atmosphere at first, but then largely due to GreenBeret7′s scouting reports, I really went for the games themselves and to watch particular players.

    We try to get to Lakewood a couple times a year, too. Soooo disappointed not to see our guys playing there this season. I wonder why??

  134. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Or could it just be that it is an off year where Lakewood only goes to Charleston? I am thinking (hoping) that it is just a fluke of the schedule and Charleston again plays at Lakewood next year. I was even willing to travel to Hagarstown, MD., but they also don’t host the River Dogs.

  135. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Giants release Ramon Ortiz. Boston’s going to corner the pitching market starting with Ortiz,

  136. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Villa, I also try to get to some of the day games, but before it gets too hot. Trenton is brutal in the summer heat; not an inch of shade anywhere.

    I think a few of the River Dog games will be on milb-tv this year shown from the away park. So, at least we have that.

  137. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Frm MLB Trader Rumors

    •Gustavo Cabrera worked out for the Rays recently, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports. The 16-year-old Dominican outfielder is one of this summer’s top eligible amateurs and could command a bonus in the $1.5-2.5MM range, Mayo writes.

    •Executives monitoring the outfield market say the Blue Jays are inclined to keep Travis Snider, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports tweets. The Blue Jays optioned the left-handed hitting 24-year-old to Triple-A over the weekend.

    •Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he’s optimistic Joba Chamberlain will pitch in the Major Leagues this year, Jeff Bradley of the Star-Ledger reports. The right-hander dislocated his right ankle last week and will likely wear a cast for six weeks.

    •It doesn’t appear that the Yankees have any intention of releasing Chamberlain in an attempt to save money, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com writes.

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    Would like to see NY take a run at Snyder. I know zero about the 16 year old Dominican outfielder

  138. Tackelberry March 26th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    You mean Cabrera?

  139. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    If Danny Reed announces any River Dog games, be prepared. Your ears will bleed.

  140. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    yankeefeminista

    We started going to Waterfront when it was still RS territory. It started as just a nice day or evening out with the kids, but we got hooked.

    Still, it’s only the last 3-4 years that I got serious about going. I even go without my family to the early games. I credit GreenBeret7′s scouting reports with helping me to learn the players and take a deeper interest.

    We like to get to Lakewood a couple of times a year, too. Really disappointed our guys won’t be there this season. Wonder why they are n’t???

  141. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Hah – sorry for the double post. My desktop was wonky so I re-typed my response on the laptop.

  142. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    OMG – a triple post. Triply sorry.

  143. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Man….is anything worse than a wonky computer?

  144. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Villa, I go to games mostly based on who is pitching (my weakness). Started once I moved back to NJ with Hughes and Garcia and culminated with the Killer B’s. It’ll be nice to have Marshall in Trenton and maybe Turley at some point. However, I can’t wait to get some elite position players, which we haven’t really had since I have been following them except for Tabata and AJax, both of whom I used to often go see and of course Montero who I’ve followed since the beginning. I’d love to have JR in Trenton by end of the summer. Or Sanchez (wishful thinking)…

  145. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Yes, Trenton is awful in the midday. Lakewood’s no picnic either at 11!

    It’ll be a nice treat to see some ml games on tv.

  146. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Oh and Nunez…

  147. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    GB, here’s a little something on Cabrera in the context of DPL generally. http://www.perfectgame.org/Art.....ticle=6755

  148. Villa Nova-Ya March 26th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    We got to see Melky play there I think it was just before he got called up.

    :)

    It will be nice to have some good position players to follow, though I did think Corban Joseph was fun to watch, if not a prospect.

  149. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Yeah, Corban and Romine both.

  150. LGY March 26th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Would like to see NY take a run at Snyder. I know zero about the 16 year old Dominican outfielder

    ————

    Pretty weird to champion for Snider after being so opposed to the Domonic Brown idea.

  151. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for the article, yankeefem. baseball is really missing the boat with these you ng Latin players. MLB should either not allow the 16-17 years olds to be signed or make those teams responsible for their further education with classes in English, Math and a few other useful sujects. The need to balance a checkbook, read, write and understand English and prefer that they’d get a GED at the very least. They’d then get something out of teams besides being used up if they fail in baseball.

  152. Shame Spencer March 26th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Erin – Sorry had to go and do real work (ugh!), tomorrow I plan to piss everyone on the blog off by having a more in-depth discussion about it. Be there. (it’d be sad if I was discussing it on my own) :D

    Jerkface – Tell me more about this Battle Royale.

  153. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Villa, I used to go to some Columbus games (when they were Yanks AAA farm team) in Pawtucket when I was in grad school. Hope to go to PawSox games again this summer because SWB happens to be there when I am in RI.

    Lehigh really isn’t a bad trip. Straight out 78, not much traffic. SI’s a congested trip traffic-wise, but a great place to see a game. Have you been? (Forgive me if I have asked you before). Brooklyn was fun (Hughes rehab and first time seeing Mason Williams) with Coney Island beach nearby, but since the Mets blocked SWB from playing in Newark, I will likely boycott that ballpark unless I get in for free.

    I am assuming we get another Pettitte game or more in Trenton when he rehabs. Jeter rehab game was fun.

  154. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    LGY March 26th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    Would like to see NY take a run at Snyder. I know zero about the 16 year old Dominican outfielder

    ————

    Pretty weird to champion for Snider after being so opposed to the Domonic Brown idea.

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    Pretty weird that your only purpose in life is stalking the board and looking for something to make idiot remarks about. Should you be getting ready for your shift at the shoeshine stand?

  155. LGY March 26th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Pretty weird that your only purpose in life is stalking the board and looking for something to make idiot remarks about. Should you be getting ready for your shift at the shoeshine stand?

    ————

    How can I work at a shoeshine stand if I never leave my mother’s basement?!?

  156. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Shame- LOL I’ll be here.

    Don’t you hate when work gets in the way of the fun stuff? ;)

  157. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    GB, you are welcome. The Dominican Baseball Academy is supposed to be doing just that, moreso giving the players an educational foundation to be able to go to US colleges to play baseball. And giving them the option of a college education even if they decide not to play baseball. Hopefully, that philosophy filters down to other programs/DR baseball environs.

  158. Erin March 26th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    New Post- Hughes: “I’m doing everything I can”

    :arrow:

  159. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Has Dom shortened up his swing at all? Haven’t seen an AB of his recently.

  160. jacksquat March 26th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    What a quandry. Who’s word should I trust? Jacksquat, who doesn’t know or Larry Rothschild, who does know jack squat.

    Pete Caldera ? @pcaldera

    Phil Hughes felt good about 6 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4K vs. Class A Phillies. Rothschild: ‘He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do’ this spring.

    Back to being an ass again?

    Trust what, my statement that Hughes should be able to handle high A hitters? You disagree?

    And I made that comment in the second or third inning. I didn’t say he was done.

    However I would have liked to have seen the number of hits, hr given up and the fact that Cervelli accounted for at least 2 outs by throwing out baserunners not excluded.

    I’m not anti-Hughes, but I’m not a Hughes apologist like some on this board either.

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