Saturday, May 28, 2011

Big Guy's 5/28 SWB Yankees Report

SWB  AAA  Yankees  Game   5-28-11
Louisville Bats (Reds)  4   SWB Yankees  3

The SWB Yankees dropped a 4-3 decision to Louisville.  The loss drops the 2nd place Yanks record to 25-21 on the year.

Pitching:  Andrew Brackman got the start for the Yanks.  Brackman got the side in order in the 1st inning.  Quite an improvement considering he had a 15.75 ERA, and 4.50 BAA in the 1st coming into the game.  He got the side down in order again in the 2nd.  Brackman had a weird 3rd inning as he lost his control. A hit batter, wild pitch, and 2 walks loaded the bases with nobody out.  A 2-rbi single put Louisville on top 2-1.  He also struck out the side in the inning.  He  tossed a scoreless 4th giving up a 2 out walk and picking up his 7th K.  In the 5th, he walked 2 men and picked up his season high 8th K and was taken out.  The 6 walks were also a season high.   Aside from the walks it was probably his best start of the year. Brackman's line:  4.1 IP,  2 runs,  1 hit,  8 K-6 BB,  ERA 6.35. HBP, 96 pitches--49 strikes.

Ryan Pope relieved Brackman with 2 on and 1 out in the 5th.  He got out of the jam after a balk moved the runners to 2nd and 3rd.  Pope threw a scoreless 6th.  There was a leadoff single, but Justin Maxwell threw the runner out at 2nd.

Amaury Sanit came on to pitch a scoreless 7th.  He hit a batter but got a DP.  In the 8th, he got the first 2 men then gave up a single and 2-run homer to give Louisville a 4-2 lead.  He then gave up a walk and single. Sanit then left the game with a non-arm injury.  He took the loss (2-1).

Kaneoko Texiera replaced Sanit to get the final out of the 8th.

Offense:   Edinson Volquez got the start for Louisville.  The Yankees wasted no time in getting to Volquez.   Austin Krum led off the game with a triple and was followed by a rbi single by Ramiro Pena to give SWB a 1-0 lead.  Volquez shut the Yankees down until the 6th when Austin Krum walked and Ramiro Pena was hit by a pitch.  Jesus Montero hit into his 2nd doubleplay of the game.  Montero came into the game hitting just .186 with RISP.   Justin Maxwell led off the 7th with a double, but was stranded.  In the 8th,  Ramiro Pena hit a solo homer (3) off Volquez to tie the game at 2.  Justin Maxwell led off the 9th with his 15th homer of the year to cut the lead to 4-3.  Maxwell's 2nd in the league in homers and has 32 rbis.  Brandon Laird and Dan Brewer singled  to put the tying run in scoring position.  Former SWB Yankee Steven Jackson came on to pitch and threw a wild pitch to move the runners up to 2nd and 3rd.  Luis Nunez walked to load the bases with 1 out, but Jackson got a DP on a great play to end the game.

Notes:  Jesus Montero went 1-4 with an infield hit and 2 doubleplays.    Jorge Vasquez went 0-4 with 2 Ks.  Brackman's parents were at the game

- Big Guy

Elsewhere around the system:

- Doulble-A Trenton split a doubleheader with Portland. They won game one 8-7, and lost game two 7-5.

- High-A Tampa beat Charlotte 4-2.

- Low-A Charleston beat Hickory 6-3.

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