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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hector Noesi called to New York

Well, so much for that all-prospect rotation in Scranton -- at least for now.

With Luis Ayala on the shelf, the Yankees have decided to call up Hector Noesi from Scranton to take his place. A major factor, aside from his talent, Noesi had working for him was his spot on the 40-man roster.

Unlike the other members of the 40-man roster who were available, Noesi had not pitched recently (like Garrison and Betances and Brackman had) and was not on the disabled list (like Jose Ortegano and Ryan Pope are), so, unless the Yankees wanted to make a 40-man move and bring up lefty Andy Sisco, Noesi makes sense.

Noesi was outstanding -- outside of a small skid -- with the Thunder last season. Overall, the right-hander was 8-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 17 games (16 starts) and struck out 86 against 18 walks before being promoted to Scranton toward season's end.

His signature game with the team came against the Binghamton Mets and rehabbing major leaguer John Maine. Noesi twirled a complete game that afternoon, the Thunder's first since Alfredo Aceves did it two seasons prior.

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