News & Notes

  • Arizona Fall League rosters are out and the following players will represent the Yankees on the Surprise Saguaros: RHPs Glenn Otto and Daniel Bies, C Donny Sands, 1B Brandon Wagner and OF Josh Stowers.
  • Early takes: Otto and Stowers make perfect sense as players who missed more than a month and have some promise. Stowers has a lot of tools and his work has caught my eye in Charleston. Otto, meanwhile, was the Yankees’ 2017 5th-round pick and is still trying to make it as a starter with a fall-back option as a solid reliever.
  • Still, I’m surprised Michael King won’t be joining the AZL. The team either fine with his lack of innings or will make it up in other ways. It also might mean he’s a lock for the 40-man roster? Josh Breaux would have been another potential AFL fit, too.
  • Scranton will have two rehab appearances this weekend: Jordan Montgomery on Friday and Luis Severino on Sunday.
  • The Gulf Coast League’s season will end tomorrow with no postseason and all other regular-season games canceled as Hurricane Dorian is set to wreak havoc in Florida.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were rained out and will have a doubleheader Thursday … They retain a half-game lead in the division over Syracuse with six games to go in the season.

Double-A Trenton Thunder were rained out in New Hampshire and the game was canceled. No doubleheader tomorrow, just one game … The Thunder will play Reading in the ELDS starting next Wednesday.

High-A Tampa Tarpons Game 1: (4-0 loss at Jupiter F/7)

  • Starter: LHP Josh Maciejewski: 5 IP, 3 H, 4 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 4 WP, 9/1 GB/FB — 59 of 87 (68%) pitches were strikes … He’s filled in at three of the full-season affiliates and also pitched at Staten Island.
  • In Relief: RHP Hobie Harris: 1 IP, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: RF Alexander Palma: 1-for-2, BB
  • On Deck: DH Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-for-3, 2B, K
  • Notables: CF Estevan Florial went 0-for-3 with a K

High-A Tampa Tarpons Game 2: (5-3 win at Jupiter F/7) … Makeup of yesterday’s rainout … They’re 2.5 games back of Dunedin and two games back of Lakeland in the division chase.

  • Starter: RHP Frank German: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 3/3 GB/FB — 44 of 81 (54%) pitches were strikes … He’d allowed just two runs in last 11.2 IP over three starts.
  • In Relief: LHP Anderson Severino: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Matt Wivinis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Diego Castillo: 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R
  • On Deck: 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-for-3, 2B, R
  • On Deck: 1B Steven Sensley: 2-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
  • Notables: CF Estevan Florial went 0-for-4 with 4 K and an outfield assist … 3B Wilkerman Garcia went 1-for-2 with a sac fly … LF Pablo Olivares went 0-for-2 with 2 BB, a R and K.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (8-5 loss at Asheville) … At 32-33 in the second half, they trail Asheville in the division by four games. Their elimination number is two.

  • Starter: RHP Yoendrys Gomez: 4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 Balk, 1 HBP, 5/1 GB/FB — 52 of 81 (64%) pitches were strikes … Follows his best Charleston start with his worst … He’s likely starting in Charleston next year for his age 20 season.
  • In Relief: RHP Dalton Lehnen: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Hitting Star: C Eduardo Navas: 3-for-4, 2 solo homers — Those are his first two homers of the year.
  • On Deck: RF Josh Stowers: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • On Deck: LF Canaan Smith: 2-for-4, 2B
  • Notables: CF Brandon Lockridge went 1-for-4 with a BB, R and 3 K … DH Josh Breaux went 1-for-5 with a 2B, R, K … SS Oswald Peraza went 0-for-3 with 2 BB and a R … 1B Eric Wagaman went 1-for-4 with an RBI and 2 K.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (3-2 win over Hudson Valley) Trailed 2-0 going into the 7th … SI Yanks are 39-32 and 1.5 GB of Hudson Valley for the division and 1 back of Brooklyn/Aberdeen for a wild card spot.

  • Starter: LHP Abismael Villaman: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 5/0 GB/FB — 52 of 80 (65%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Jackson Bertsch: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • In Relief: RHP Barrett Loseke: 1.1 IP, zeros, 1 HBP
  • Hitting Star: DH Carlos Narvaez: 3-for-4, 2 2B
  • On Deck: 3B Andres Chaparro: 1-for-3, RBI
  • On Deck: 2B David Metzgar: 3-for-5
  • Notables: Borinquen Mendez had a pinch-hit RBI single to put Staten Island ahead in the eighth … SS Josh Smith went 1-for-4 with a R, HBP and K.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (10-3 loss to Princeton) ... At 42-26, they are already division champions and this ends their regular season … They start the postseason Friday at Burlington.

  • Starter: LHP Ryan Anderson: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Tyler Johnson: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Hayden Wesneski: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R
  • In Relief: RHP Evan Voliva and Mitch Spence: 1 IP, 1 R each
  • Hitting Star: RF Robert Javier: 1-for-2, 2-run homer, K
  • On Deck: 1B Jake Farrell: 2-for-3, 2B, sac fly
  • On Deck: C Gustavo Campero: 2-for-3, 2B, BB
  • Notables: SS Jesus Bastidas went 1-for-4 with a R and 2 K … DH Roberto Chirinos went 0-for-4 with 4 K.

GCL Yankees East had their game canceled by rain. They had just one game left in the season with Hurricane Dorian poised to hit Florida.