Saturday, May 28, 2011

Big Guy's 5/27 SWB Yankees Report

SWB  AAA  Yankees  Game  5-27-11
SWB Yanks   6   Louisville Bats (Reds)  4

The SWB Yankees defeated Louisville 6-4 for their 4th straight win. The win puts their record at 25-20.  They're in 2nd place,  3 games behind Lehigh Valley.

Pitching:   DJ Mitchell got the start and win (3-3) for the Yanks. In the 1st, Mitchell got 2 quick outs then gave up 3 singles to give Louisville a 1-0 lead.  Mitchell settled down nicely after the 1st allowing only 2 singles until the 6th inning.  In the 6th,  a 2-out double and single gave Louisville a run to cut the SWB lead to 4-2.  In an oddity, Mitchell's 3 wins have come on the road, and 3 losses at SWB. Mitchell's line:   6 IP,  2 runs,  7 hits,  3 K-1 BB,  ERA  3.19

Buddy Carlyle came on to pitch the 7th.  He gave up 2 hits, but got a DP to get out of the inning.  In the 8th, 2 doubles and a single gave Louisville 2 runs to cut the SWB lead to 6-4.  Kevin Whelan came on to pitch a scoreless 9th.  He gave up a leadoff single and picked up 2 strikeouts.  Whelan picked up his 15th save.

Offense:   Chad Reineke got the start for the Bats.   In the 1st inning, Jesus Montero hit a 2-out double (9), moving to 3rd on a wild pitch.  But Jorge Vasquez K'd to end the threat.  Reineke only pitched 2 innings as a warmup to being recalled to Cincy.  Justin Lear took over in the 3rd.  In the 4th, Justin Maxwell hit his 14th home run.  Kevin Russo beat out an infield hit, and Dan Brewer added a rbi double to give SWB a 2-1 lead.  In the 6th,  Jorge Vasquez doubled off the wall.  Justin Maxwell beat out an infield hit, and stole 2nd (10).  Kevin Russo followed with a 2-rbi single to up the Yankee lead to 4-1.  In the 7th,  Jesus Montero walked and Jorge Vasquez hit a 2-run homer (18) to give SWB a 6-2 lead.

Notes:   Jesus Montero went 1-4 with a double, walk, run, and 2 strikeouts.  He's currently batting .308.   Jorge Vasquez went 2-4 with a 2-run homer, double, 2 rbi (45), and 2 K's.  Vasquez is batting .303.

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