DoTF: Abreu, Adams dominant in starts


  • Logan Morrison served the final game of a three-game suspension after he was at the center of a near-fight between Scranton and the Syracuse Mets. Tim Tebow helped break things up!
  • I forgot that the Eastern League went to a split-season format this year. Here’s how the suspended/postponed games from yesterday will impact the standings, considering the makeups are in the second half.
  • The Railriders are struggling and could get shut out from the All-Star Game. Here’s the vote standings and the place you can vote, if that’s your thing.
  • Finally, 2018 2nd-round pick Josh Breaux is on the 7-day IL in Charleston while Nelson Gomez and Matt Sauer are on the 60-day IL. 2017 first-round pick Clarke Schmidt is on the 7-day IL in Tampa.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (8-0 win over Lehigh Valley)

  • Didi Watch: Sir Didi Gregorius went 0-for-5 with a pop out, line out, fly out, ground out and foul out. Wow … Most importantly, he’s back to being a wizard in the field. That play up top wasn’t even his best. Here’s his double play turned with Tyler Wade.
  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Chance Adams: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 4/3 GB/FB — 47 of his 73 pitches (64%) were strikes … First start since picking up his first MLB win Saturday in KC … Picked up six swings and misses … His Triple-A ERA is down to 4.00.
  • In Relief: LHP Danny Coulombe: 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GB/FB — The former Oakland A’s reliever was a bit wild but effective … Was relieved by RHP David Sosebee, who threw 1 1/3 scoreless frames.
  • Hitting Star: 1B Mike Ford: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K — Showed off that Ivy League Player of the Year power with a three-run jack.
  • On Deck: 2B Tyler Wade: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB — First homer of the season for the infielder.
  • Other Notables: 3B Breyvic Valera stayed hot with an RBI single, going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two walks CF Mike Tauchman was 3-for-4 with a walk, run and RBIDH Brad Miller had a hit and two RBI.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (2-0 win over Harrisburg)

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Albert Abreu: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 5/7 GB/FB — 55 of 84 pitches (66%) were strikes … This was easily Abreu’s best outing in Double-A … Lowers his ERA to 4.11 … Topped out at 100 mph in the fourth inning, according to the Trentonian’s Greg Johnson.
  • In Relief: RHPs Brooks Kriste and Domingo Acevedo each had scoreless innings of relief … Each didn’t give up a hit or walk and got two groundouts … Kriste’s fifth save while lowering his ERA to 1.93.
  • Hitting Star: 2B Hoy Jun Park: 3-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI — A pair of RBI singles gave Trenton all the runs they needed … Is now batting .324 with an .874 OPS
  • On Deck: LF Zack Zehner: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K — Also had a sacrifice bunt.
  • More to know: 0-for-4 with two strikeouts for SS Kyle Holder.

High-A Tampa Tarpons: (8-7 walk-off win over Bradenton) … Down 7-6 with two outs in the ninth.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Shawn Semple: 5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 4/5 GB/FB — 57 of his 86 pitches (57%) were strikes … 2017 11th-round pick … Had allowed 12 runs in his last 8 2/3 innings over two starts.
  • In Relief: RHP Brady Lail: 2 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR 3/3 GB/FB — Allowed a go-ahead two-run homer to Pirates No. 10 overall pick Travis Swaggerty.
  • Hitting Star: 1B Dermis Garcia: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — Looooong solo home run for Garcia. Leads the league with 12 on the season.
  • On Deck: 3B Angel Aguilar (2-for-4) and CF Omar Carrizales (2-for-5): Had the game-tying and game-winning singles in the bottom of the ninth. Combined for two runs (both Aguilar) and three RBI.
  • Other Notables: 2B Oswaldo Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and two RBI RHP Andrew Bellatti picked up the win with a scoreless ninth inning.

Single-A Charleston RiverDogs: Postponed due to wet grounds, doubleheader on Saturday.


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  1. Coolerking

    Chance Adams’ last 4 starts:
    24.2IP 14H 3ER 5BB 25K

    Not to mention he looked good in the bigs. Maybe he’s just a reliever long term because the velocity just isn’t there, but he’s back on the radar.

    • Steve

      You don’t need to sit 95mph as a starter to be effective in the big leagues.

  2. RetroRob

    I’d say that Didi’s play “up top” was actually the more impressive of the two. It was all him. The second one was more Wade than Didi. Regardless, good to see his fielding is in top form. I am concerned his bat will be a few weeks behind his likely promotion next week. I hope I’m wrong on that. Unlike Hicks’ rapid promotion when they needed OFers, there’s no need for Didi’s quick rehab promotion. Gleyber and DJ are doing the job just fine. Take it slow.

    • Coolerking

      What?!? You don’t want Didi rushed back to the bigs so he can go 1 for 25? Sir, that is not the Yankee way.

  3. Jshep12

    That would be a sweep!

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