Louisville Bats versus Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Live Blog

It’s the first chance I’ve had to get to a Scranton game, so figured no better time to live blog then now.

The starting line-ups look like this:

Louisville – (7-14)
Chris Burke cf
Zack Cozart ss
Danny Dorn dh
Drew Sutton 1b
Juan Francisco 3b
Chris Valaika 2b
Todd Frazier lf
Wladimir Balentien rf
Corky Miller c

Matt Maloney lhp (3-0, 2.16)


Yankees – (12-8)

Kevin Russo 2b
Greg Golson cf
Juan Miranda 1b
David Winfree dh
Jesus Montero c
Chad Huffman lf
Jon Weber rf
Robby Hammock 2b
Reegie Corona ss

Dustin Moseley rhp (0-0, 3.86)

Notables:

  • Dustin Mosely is pitching his first start of the 2010 season, coming off the DL.
  • Eduardo Nunez, Scranton’s best hitter this young season, is not in the line-up.
  • Kevin Whelan is now on the 7 day DL

Stay tuned for updates throughout the game.

Update: 7:22 PM Bottom 1st

Scranton is the first on the board here with an unearned run off Matt Maloney. Dave Winfree ripped a ball into the right field gap where the ball was dropped, only to be followed up by an errant throw that put Miranda on third.  The Yankees failed to get Miranda home and the bottom of the first ends with the Yankees up 1-0. It appears the sun helped helped with the play, but some would debate the call. No question, however, that a stronger player would have likely caught it.

Update: 7:50 PM Bottom 3rd

A note for all the Jesus heads out there. As of the top of the last inning Jesus Montero has thrown out his first runner of the year (at least at home, not sure of his away numbers). Still a 1-0 ball game with both teams at two hits a piece. Also, the error called on the outfielder, Wladimir Balentien, in the first inning has been taken away. Winfree is now credited with a double and reached third on the throwing error.

Update: 7:54 PM Bottom 3rd

Golson just delivered an inside the park home run under the glove of…yes, Wladimir Balentien. Credit has to go to Golson as he was certainly tagged at home, but was able to get around and get his hand on the plate before he was tagged. SWB Yankees up 2-0.

Update 8:06 PM Middle of the 4th

Make that two men thrown out by Jesus. Yankees coming up to bat in the bottom of the 4th leading 2-0.

Update: 8:13 PM Bottom of the 4th

An odd day for Jesus Montero. Not only have he thrown out 2 runners, which from my knowledge he hasn’t done all year, but he’s got himself an infield single. He eventually scored on a two run double by Robby Hammock. Hammock is still on second with Kevin Russo at the plate and two outs. Yankees lead 4-0.

Update 8:29 PM Top of the 5th

I have to apologize, but I was talking to the new guy to the staff for the magazine I write for and apparently missed two runs scoring. It’s 4-2 Yankees now, but I honestly missed it happening, so I got no juicy details for you. Scranton did make a pitching change, however, removing Dustin Moseley after he allowed two runs on 4 hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched.

Update 9:12 PM Bottom of the 7th

After giving up a run in the top of the 7th, the Yankees have struck back in the bottom half. Kevin Russo lined a single up the middle of the infield to drive home Reegie Corona, who got on with a double to right in the previous at bat. SWB leads 5-3 and Russo remains at first base with no outs.

Update 921 PM: Middle of the 8th

Apparently the “paid attendance” here at PNC Field is 4102. That’s certainly the paid, not actually attending number. They just made more noise her for free t-shirts than I’ve heard all night. Rather dissapointing. Scranton coming up to bat with the lead, so potentially their last ups.

If it isn’t, they can blame it on me for cursing it.

Update 9:27 PM Top of the 9th

Great sliding catch behind the plate by Jesus and there’s one out here in the top of the 9th. Pitching for the save is Albaladejo. After getting the first out, he’s having a few control issues and has already walked one and on the verge of walking another. Igawa is also warming up in the pen, so if he can’t get the job done, Igawa is likely to come in.

Kind of admit I wish Igawa had come in to pitch the 9th, as I haven’t seen him pitch out of the pen and was interested in seeing it in person.

Update 9: 35 PM

Be careful what you wish for, Igawa is coming in with a man on first and second after a walk and a single.

CORRECTION: Igawa is NOT coming in. Just a meeting on the mound with Dave Miley.

Update 9:39 PM

Just like that…double steal and two runners are in scoring position for Chris Burke. With only a two run lead, Alby’s thrown more balls than strikes to this point.

Update: 9:42 PM

Chris Burke nearly drove in two runs, but the ball hung up a little too long. All the same, sac fly, and it’s within 1 with two away.

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2 Responses to Louisville Bats versus Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Live Blog

  1. Mike S. says:

    2nd runner from what I know. Got one the other day.

    The crowd, from when I was there last week, was disappointing.

    Bigger surprise than the CS? The infield hit. Jesus Montero runs like what he is… a catcher.

  2. Chris Barrows says:

    Thanks Mike. Keep in mind, I didn't have the stats in front of me and everyone in the press box was in shock, esp when he did it twice. The diving catch behind home plate was pretty nice as well. All in all, great game for him.

    As for the infield hit, it was a slow ground ball that nearly got by the SS, so he was there long before the first baseman had it, at least 3 steps.