Archive for May 19th, 2011

Silva To Scranton

May 19, 2011

(PR) (Erie, PA) – The Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, announce that RHP Carlos Silva has been transferred to Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.  The move leaves the Thunder roster at one below the minimum of 24 active players.
 
Silva made one start with the Thunder, throwing six innings, only allowing an unearned run, on Saturday against Binghamton.  He left in line for the win, but the Thunder lost the game 3-2 after Allan Dykstra’s two-run homerun in the top of the ninth.
 
Silva was signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract on April 10, 2011, after he was released by the Chicago Cubs in March.  Since joining the Yankees organization, the righty from Venezuela has made two starts with the Advanced-A Tampa Yankees, going 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA.  
The Thunder will wrap-up the series at Jerry Uht Park Thursday at 11:05 AM when Trenton’s LHP Shaeffer Hall (2-3, 3.34) takes the mound. Hall will oppose Erie’s RHP L.J. Gagnier (3-2, 3.86). Tune-in to the game on 91.3 WTSR-FM and on trentonthunder.com. The SBLI Pre-Game Show with Hank Fuerst begins at 10:50 AM.
After Thursday’s game, the Thunder return home Friday to begin a three-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs at Waterfront Park at 7:05 PM. The first 1,500 fans 18 and older to Friday’s contest will receive Travel Mugs courtesy of Capital Health. Friday night is also another Mrs. G’s Raffle, where a lucky fan will win a Frigidaire Upright Freezer and Chest Freezer (valued at $948). Fans can sign up at the Mrs. G’s table on the concourse at Waterfront Park.

Throwback Thursday

May 19, 2011

So, I was looking at the Brooklyn Cyclones schedule for when Staten Island comes to town — unless Staten Island has changed their media policies around, I won’t be going to visit them at home anytime soon — and tentatively planning a few dates to go see them play reminded me to see what I had in my photo archives from my trips in 2007 and 2008.

I got to see a Zach McAllister start in 2007 and was there for Pat Venditte’s pro debut in 2008, so I’m hoping to have similar luck for the game(s) I pick out this year…hopefully I can go a few times now that I have some friends in the city who I can bug for an apartment to crash in.  Thanks, Catherine and Stefan!  But anyway, I have a few old photos of some players who either have played for or now currently play for the Thunder, and I thought it might be neat to pass them along…

Jose Gil

Taylor Grote

Austin Krum

Zach McAllister

Melky Mesa

Pat Venditte

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Noesi Gets Dusted Off; Debuts, Wins

May 19, 2011

There was no truth to the rumor that Hector Noesi was kept next to the fire extinguisher in the Yankees clubhouse.

In case of emergency, break glass

But it seemed he’d never get into a big league game, having endured a second stint of inactivity after a first long call-up saw him get dry humped a few times (when a reliever warms up without getting in…not the other thing, dirty-minded readers) but ultimately stay dormant.

That all changed tonight when, well…Joe Girardi had an emergency.  After running out of pitchers, the Yankees manager broke the glass, so to speak, and out came Noesi to make his Major League debut in the 12th inning of a 1-1 game at Camden Yards.

And all the Yankees seventh-ranked prospect did was pick up his first big league win, pitching in and out of trouble, but keeping the Orioles off the board.  The 24-year-old righty, who went 8-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 17 appearances for Trenton last season, threw 66 pitches over four innings to help the Yankees get a much needed 4-1 win in 15 innings against Baltimore.

Noesi allowed four hits and four walks, but also struck out four batters, including the first two he faced in the big leagues.  Noesi joins Lance Pendleton and Amauri Sanit as former members of the Thunder to make their big league debuts with the Yankees this season.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com