Game 106-Kill the King

STRIKE HIM DOWN!

Not literally of course, but the Yanks have some big time payback owed to one Felix Hernandez. As I’m sure you recall, on July 25th at Safeco Field the King of Seattle had a stretch where he hit 3 of the 5...

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The Farm Report: 8/3/12

Trenton beat Bowie 10-6:
The Thunder leapt out to an early lead, taking advantage of two errors by Bowie.  Jose Pirela and Adonis Garcia both reached on fielding errors.  Zoilo Almonte knocked a three-run homer to right and Trenton took the lead.  JR Murphy doubled to start the second and scored on a single by Pirela.  Bowie finally got on the board in the bottom of the second, as Caleb Joseph tripled and scored on a ground out.  Garcia doubled in the third, scoring on a single by Addison Maruszak for a 5-1 lead.  Pirela hit a two-run double in the fourth for a 7-1 lead, but the Baysox started to crawl back into the game in the fifth.  They plated two runs and then added another in the sixth for a 7-4 score.  Trenton added some insurance in the top of the eighth.  Murphy reached on an error and Jose Gil drew a walk. Pirela lined a single to short, loading the bases and Garcia singled them all in, aided by an error on the Bowie shortstop.  …

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July Prospect of the Month

It’s been a rough few seasons for Adams, who I actually left off of my pre-draft organizational top 30 rankings altogether. After a strong debut to professional ball that culminated with a .281/.360/.498 performance (142 wRC+) in half a season with High-A Tampa back in 2009, Adams has struggled to stay on the field due to an ankle injury, and a once promising infield prospect has now almost fallen off of the prospect map completely. He’s back from the injury this season, however, and back to hitting as well, having posted a .311/.383/.437 slashline and 130 wRC+ in Trenton this year, and he hit a scorching .375/.444/.477 last month.

What Adams’ future in the organization is, however, is far from clear. Currently occupying a spot on the Yankees’ 40 man roster and continuing to show good plate discipline and on base skills at Double-A, Adams could be used as infield depth for the big league team, and indeed he’s been playing a lot of third base since Alex Rodriguez suffered a broken metacarpal in Seattle, which has led to speculation that the Yankees may eventually give him some playing time there this season, but he’s also part of a logjam on that list, and could find himself removed when the Yankees have to make room for some of the players they currently have on the 60 day disabled list as well as some other minor leaguers they might want to protect from the Rule V draft this winter.…

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