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Seattle Mariners Series Preview: August 5 – 8

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The Yankees continue their homestand fresh off winning a series against the Orioles the hard way, taking the last two after losing the series opener. They have now won 3 series in a row and are 16-8 in their last 24 games, which is tied with Tampa for the best record in the league in that timespan. They look to keep the good times rolling against the enigmatic Seattle Mariners this weekend.

The Mariners are always an interesting team that sticks around the Wild Card race for a while before fizzling out in the end. Right now, they are only 1 game behind the Yankees (2 in the loss column) for in Wild Card standings which makes this a huge series. Winning 3 of 4 will go a long way towards burying Seattle’s postseason chances and helping the Yankees reach their October goals.


Game 106: Gil dominates O’s in MLB debut

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Well, that’s more like it. A day after being outclassed by a cat that escaped onto the field, the Yankees stormed back with a nice and easy 13-1 victory which is how it should be against the Orioles. Luis Gil had an incredible MLB debut and the bats showed up to back the rookie. Onto the takeaways:

DoTF: Promotions, promotions, promotions

News & Notes

Got several promotions to pass along courtesy Eli Fishman on Twitter:

  • Moving from FCL to Low-A Tampa: C Ben Rice, INF Cooper Bowman, INF Ben Cowles, INF Tyler Hardman, INF Trey Sweeney, OF Madison Santos…Sweeney was the Yankees 1st round pick in this year’s draft. All except Santos are 2021 draftees.
  • Moving to High-A Hudson Valley: P Frecier Perez, OF Everson Pereira, C Austin Wells…Perez is on a rehab assignment, Pereira was nearly traded to Texas in the Gallo deal, and Wells was the 2020 1st round pick.
  • Rehab Watch: Luis Severino will make a rehab appearance for AA Somerset tomorrow.

AAA, AA, High-A, & Low-A

All had their regularly scheduled Monday day off.

Florida Complex League Yankees

Game 1: The FCL Yankees fell to Tigers East 9-6 in game one of the double header despite home runs from Cooper Bowman, Anthony Garcia, and Raimfer Salinas . They gave up 4 in the 2nd and 5 in the 6th.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Harold Cortijo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Nolan Martinez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Edward Paredes: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Kenlly Montas: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K – hard luck loss and blown save giving up a 3-run hr after an error
  • Offensive Star: SS Alexandar Vargas: 2-4, 1 R
  • Homer Watch: 2B Cooper Bowman, 1B Anthony Garcia, & CF Raimfer Salinas each had a home run.

Game 2: The FCL Yanks won game 2 against the Tigers East 3-0 behind a strong start from Juan Carela. They are 16-6 thus far.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Juan Carela: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
  • In Relief: RHP Jarod Lessar: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Christian Sumoza: 1.0 IP, zeroes, 1 K
  • Offensive Star: CF Madison Santos: 2-3, 1 2B, 3B, 2 RBI – hell of a way to get yourself promoted
  • First Round Watch: SS Trey Sweeney: 1-1, 2 BB, 2 R – last game at the FCL site

Dominican Summer League

The DSL Yankees 1 won their game 5-4 over the DSL Cardinals Blue to move to 7-8 on the year.

The DSL Yankees 2 fell 6-5 against the DSL Brewers 2. They are 9-6 overall.

DoTF: Tampa sweeps double header with offensive barrage

News & Notes

Like the tweet says, Brito was promoted and he started tonight for Somerset filling newly traded Janson Junk’s spot in the rotation.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The RailRiders game against Syracuse was rained out and will not be made up since the two teams don’t meet again this season. The RailRiders are 47-26 for the season.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

The Patriots are currently in a rain delay in the 8th inning of their game against Reading. They lead 4-2 due to drawing 12 walks and here’s the current box score and stats thus far:

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Jhony Brito: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K – 65% strikes in his debut at the level…in line for the win in this nice start
  • In Relief: RHP Michael Gomez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K – 65% strikes…has a 2.45 ERA in AA
  • Peraza Watch: SS Oswald Peraza: 1-3, 2 BB
  • Leftovers: Jason Lopez, Max Burt, and Isiah Gilliam each had 1 hit to round out the offense…again, 12! walks on the day!

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The ‘Gades won a rain shortened 6 inning game 5-0 over Wilmington thanks to home runs from Josh Breaux, Anthony Volpe, and Pat DeMarco to move to 50-28 on the year.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Sean Boyle: 4.0 IP, 1 H, zeroes, 5 K – 70% strikes
  • In Relief: Matt Minnick: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K – 57% strikes
  • Homer Watch: SS Anthony Volpe, DH Josh Breaux, & RF Pat DeMarco: 1-3, 1 HR each (see videos below)

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

Game 1: Tampa needed “extras” to score 4 in the 9th to win the first game of the double header 4-0 over Palm Beach.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Nicio Rodriguez: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K – 70% strikes…love the strikes and the K/BB ratio
  • In Relief: LHP Clay Aguilar: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K – 67% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Nelvin Correa: 2.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – has a 1.14 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the year.
  • Offensive Star: 3B Andres Chaparro: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI – had the first RBI of the game
  • Multi-hit Watch: LF Ryder Green: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – the 3rd rounder has a .891 OPS
  • Leftovers: The Martian went hitless…bust…DH Aldenis Sanchez also had two hits

Game 2: This one was more like the Tarpons we know and love as they won 17-6 while only hitting one HR! They batted over .500 as a team for the game! They are 54-23 overall.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Blane Abeyta: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K – 71% strikes
  • In Relief: LHP Ben Keizer: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 0 K – 51% strikes…wild and not effective but picked up the win due to the offensive barrage
  • In Relief: RHP Wellington Diaz: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K – 82% strikes…clearly knew how to handle a late-inning blowout
  • Double-header damage: DH Andres Chaparro & CF Aldenis Sanchez: After picking up 2 hits in the first game, both went 2-4 again in the second with 3 RBI apiece
  • Multi-hit Watch: SS Roberto Chirinos, RF Juan De Leon, LF Evan Alexander, & 3B Eduardo Torrealba all hit 2 hits on the day. The offense was unstoppable.

Game 104: Yanks mount comeback to sweep Marlins

They finally did it! After being 4-10 in potential sweep clinching games and 13-25 in day games, the Yankees pulled off the comeback win fueled by some poor defense by the Marlins to win this one for the sweep. That is their first series sweep since June against the Blue Jays. They are now a season-high 8 games over .500 at 56-48 and just 1 game back in the loss column for a playoff spot. And, they play their next 10 against the lowly Orioles, Mariners, and Royals. To the takeaways:

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