Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Montero burning up the league. The International League
By Wallace Matthews
Jesus Montero, who stumbled in his chance to win the Yankees backup catcher job this spring, is eating up AAA pitching in the first four games of the IL season for AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Montero has hit in all four games so far and went 3-for-5 last night in Scranton's 11-0 win over the Rochester Red Wings. He is batting .450 (9-for-20) with a home run and two RBI. And Jorge Vazquez, the hitting sensation of the Yankees spring camp, has shaken off a slow start (1-for-10, 6Ks) to homer three times and knock in 8 runs in the last two games.