• Luis Severino was back! Note the past tense. He made an appearance with the Hudson Valley Renegades before departing the game with a groin injury. We should hear more today after he has his MRI. In the meantime, here is the slow-motion video of the play that got him. Not great!
  • The Yankees welcomed Zack Britton back to the big league team yesterday, which meant that Mike Ford was DFA’d to make room on the 40-man roster. So long, Mike. We’ll always have Truck Month. (Brooks Kriske was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton to make room on the MLB roster for the lefty reliever.)

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The RailRiders improved to 22-11 on the season after yesterday’s 6-4 victory over the Buffalo Bisons. It took extras to get it done, but a win’s a win. All 4 runs came via starter Nick Green. The RailRiders held Buffalo scoreless after the 2nd.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Nick Green: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K – 55% of his pitches were strikes…another rough outing for the 26-year-old, who has allowed 17 ER in just 23.2 innings of work in 2021
  • In Relief: RHP Reggie McClain: 2.0 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K – 81% of his pitches were strikes…the 28-year-old has been very solid for Scranton
  • In Relief: RHP Braden Bristo: 3.0 IP, 2 H, zeros, 2 K – 74% of his pitches were strikes…he’s allowed just 3 hits in 17 innings in 2021 without a run
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Goody: 2.0 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 3 K – 75% of his pitches were strikes…earned his 3rd win
  • Florial Watch: CF Estevan Florial: 1-4, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 CSFlorial has a 33% K rate in 113 at-bats in the minors…it’s 36% in Triple-A, though
  • Red Hot Alert: LF Trey Amburgey: 2-5, 2 RBI – the 26-year-old outfielder is up to .397/.433/.778 on the season and may earn himself a call-up at some point
  • Philosopher King: DH Socrates Brito: 1-4, 2 RBI – second RBI came in the 10th to make it 6-4…it followed a wild pitch that gave Scranton the initial lead
  • Hitting Star: C Kellin Deglan: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • Leftovers: Andrew Velazquez had 2 hits…Armando Alvarez and Hoy Jun Park added the other Scranton hits

Double-A Somerset Patriots

The Patriots are 21-13 after yesterday’s 5-0 loss at the hands of the Erie SeaWolves. They scratched out just 3 hits and struck out 11 times in the loss. Their pitchers did strike out 15, at least.

  • Starting Pitcher: LHP Matt Krook: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 9 K – 60% of his pitches were strikes…first loss of the season for the lefty, who is holding batters to a .147 batting average
  • In Relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K – 46% of his pitches were strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Keegan Curtis: 1.0 IP, zeros, 2 K – all of his pitches were strikes…dominant outing, as he needed 7 pitches to execute this line
  • Peraza Watch: SS Oswald Peraza: 0-3, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 CS – he’s 3-20 in Somerset, though eh does have a home run
  • Hitting Star: CF Michael Beltre: 2-2, 1 BB – the only good offensive performance today
  • In the Boxscore: 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-4, 1 2B
  • Leftovers: brutal night offensively…those were the only hits….just two others reached base, both on walks

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The ‘Gades defeated the Cyclones 5-4, but Severino got hurt. Infuriating stuff. They improve to 19-14 on the season after weathering a comeback and late deficit.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Luis Severino: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K – 62% of his pitches were strikes…by all accounts Sevy looked pretty good, gah
  • In Relief: LHP Matt Minnick: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K – 66% of his pitches were strikes
  • In Relief: LHP Josh Maciejewski: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K – 56% of his pitches were strikes…retired 12 of the 14 he faced
  • In Relief: RHP Nelson L. Alvarez: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 50% of his pitches were strikes…he blew a 2-run lead in the 8th and left with the team down, earning him a blown save…but because baseball is stupid, he earned the win after they came back in the 9th
  • In Relief: RHP Not That Justin Wilson: 1.0 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 1 K – 55% of his pitches were strikes…earned the save
  • First Round Watch: C Anthony Seigler: 0-4, 2 K – the 21-year-old is really struggling, hitting just .143/.250/.214 on the season
  • Extra-Base Pop: 2B Ezequiel Duran: 1-4, 2B, 1 RBI
  • Hitting Star: 3B Eduardo Torrealba: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI – had an RBI knock to tie the game at 4 in the 9th
  • Multi-Hit Watch: LF Evan Alexander: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI – followed up Torreabla’s RBI with one of his own to win the game in the 9th
  • Multi-Hit Watch: DH Brandon Lockridge: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • Leftovers: Josh Smith had a run on two walks and a stolen base….Eric Wagaman had the other hit

Single-A Tampa Tarpons

The Tarpons are 25-10 after yesterday’s 5-4 win over the Threshers. They struck out 10 and walked just one in the victory. All 5 of the Tampa runs came in the 8th and 9th, which is pretty neat. A day of comebacks for the Yankees farm.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Matt Sauer: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 8 K – 63% of his pitches were strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 K – 69% of his pitches were strikes…batters are hitting just .208 against him, though he has 11 walks in 25 innings…earned his 6th win
  • In Relief: RHP Derek Craft: 1.0 IP, zeros, 1 K – 55% of his pitches were strikesfirst save of these season for Craft
  • First Round Watch: DH Anthony Volpe: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – his homer came in the 9th and gave the Tarpons with win…he’s up to .291/.418/.545 on the season with 6 HR
  • First Round Watch: C Austin Wells: 1-5, 1 H, 1 HR, 3 RBI – he made his one-hit count…a 3-run blast in the 8th that cut the lead to 4-3Wells is hitting .264/.387/.446 in his debut campaign
  • Hauver Heat Check: 2B Trevor Hauver: 0-2, 2 BB – he has really cooled down since the insane first week, but he still has a .447 OBP on the season
  • Multi-Hit Watch: RF Jake Sanford: 2-4
  • Leftovers: Andres Chaparro had the other hit, a single…batters 6-9 went 0-13 with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts, though they did score two runs