News & Notes

  • For those looking for something more in-depth on the farm system, I broke it down post-trade deadline Thursday with closer looks at Estevan Florial, Clarke Schmidt, Canaan Smith and others. Check it out!
  • I guess I should have mentioned Brian Keller, who has had a strong season despite being a former 39th-round pick … and now has a no-hitter to his credit!!! Trenton had a combined no-hitter started by Deivi Garcia earlier this year, while Trevor Stephan had a seven-inning no-no for Tampa last week.
  • For more on Keller’s no-hitter, here’s the MiLB.com article talking to him, and here are his postgame comments in full.
  • On Wednesday, Charleston activated C Eduardo Navas from the IL and placed RF Frederick Cuevas on the IL.
  • Tarpons RHP Frank German began a rehab assignment in the GCL.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (5-3 loss to Rochester)

  • Starter: LHP Daniel Camarena: 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 7/4 GB/FB — 70 of 106 pitches (66%) were strikes … Camarena’s ERA went down one point to 6.20.
  • In Relief: RHP Brady Lail: 1 IP, solo homer, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Domingo Acevedo: 1 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: C Francisco Arcia: 1-for-2, Sac Fly, BB, GIDP
  • On Deck: 2B Wendell Rijo and 3B Mandy Alvarez: 2-for-4
  • On Deck: DH Mike Ford: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP
  • Notables: LF Clint Frazier went 1-for-5 with 1 K… RF Trey Amburgey went 1-for-4 with 1 R, 1 BB and 1 K.

Double-A Trenton Thunder Game 1: (2-0 win over Altoona) … A no-hitter for Brian Keller! Seven innings, but still counts, baby! Second Trenton no-no this year.

  • Starter: RHP Brian Keller: 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 7/5 GB/FB — 53 of 70 (76%) pitches were strikes … YOOOOO WE GOT A NO-NO!!! The former 39th-round pick has a 2.32 ERA in 42.2 IP with Trenton … He had an 8 IP, 1 H game last year and 9 IP, 2 H game two years ago.
  • Hitting Star: DH Ben Ruta: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI
  • On Deck: SS Kyle Holder: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 R
  • On Deck: CF Matt Lipka: 2-for-2, 1 CS
  • Notables: 1B Brandon Wagner went 1-for-2 with a 2B, R and K … RF Rashad Crawford went 1-for-3 with a 1 R, 1 SB and 1 K … SS Kyle Holder and 2B Hoy Jun Park went 0-for-2 with a BB.

Double-A Trenton Thunder Game 2: (4-2 loss to Altoona) … Makeup of May 30 rainout.

  • Starter: RHP Shawn Semple: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 5/5GB/FB — 81 of 114 (71%) pitches were strikes … Longest outing of his pro career by IP and pitches (previous high was 101 in his last start)
  • Hitting Star: 1B Chris Gittens: 1-for-3, 2-run 2B, 1 K
  • On Deck: 2B Hoy Jun Park: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB
  • Notables: SS Kyle Holder went 1-for-3 … RF Ben Ruta went 1-for-3 with a R … LF Rashad Crawford went 1-for-3 with 2 K.

High-A Tampa Tarpons had its doubleheader postponed by rain and will now have twin bills on Aug. 23 and 25 against Lakeland.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (2-1 walk-off win over Hickory) … Bases loaded single with two outs in the ninth.

  • Starter: RHP Roansy Contreras: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 56 of 95 (59%) pitches were strikes … Has allowed just 28 baserunners in his last 29 innings (5 starts)
  • In Relief: LHP Tim Hardy: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP
  • Hitting Star: LF Canaan Smith: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 1 CS — Four straight multi-hit games … average up to .322 with .907 OPS.
  • On Deck: 1B Eric Wagaman: 3-for-4, 2B, RBI, R, K, 1 error
  • On Deck: SS Oswald Peraza: 1-for-5, walk-off single, 1 K
  • Notables: RF Josh Stowers and 3B Welfrin Mateo each went 1-for-3 with a BB … Stowers K’d twice and was CS … CF Brandon Lockridge went 1-for-4 with a BB.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (6-4 loss at West Virginia)

  • Starter: RHP Wellington Diaz: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 3/3 GB/FB — 46 of 86 (54%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Austin Gardner: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Ernst: 2 IP, zeros, 3 K
  • In Relief: RHP Bryan Blanton: 2 IP, zeros, 2 BB, 5 K
  • Hitting Star: LF Pat DeMarco: 1-for-5, solo homer, K
  • On Deck: DH Jake Sanford: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • On Deck:: 1B Jerry Seitz: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R
  • Notables: 2B Ezequiel Duran went 0-for-2 and was removed from the game … RF Juan De Leon went 1-for-4 with an RBI, BB and R.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (4-3 walk-off win over Danville) … Bases loaded single with one out in the ninth does the trick as well.

  • Starter: RHP Leonardo Pestana: 4 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 0/3 GB/FB — 44 of 79 (63%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Nelson L. Alvarez: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Kenlly Montas: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Hitting Star: DH Gustavo Campero: 3-for-5, walk-off single
  • On Deck: SS Roberto Chirinos: 3-for-5, 3B, 1 RBI, 2 R
  • Notables: RHP Hayden Wesneski got the win by recording one out … LF Antonio Cabello went 1-for-5 with a 2B, R, K and CS … CF Ryder Green went 0-for-4 with a HBP while 3B Chad Bell went 0-for-3 with a walk and sac fly.

GCL Yankees East Game 1: (8-1 loss to GCL Blue Jays F/7)

  • Rehab Start: RHP Frank German: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 HBP — The 2018 4th-round pick has been out for a month from Tampa.
  • Starter: RHP Daniel Marten: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 5/1 GB/FB — Season debut as he repeats the GCL.
  • In Relief: RHP Joensy Abreu: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP
  • Hitting Star: CF Kevin Alcantara: 1-for-2, RBI, K
  • On Deck: RF Sandy Mota: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • Notables: 2B Asdrubal Alvarez and LF D’Vaughn Knowles went 0-for-2 with 1 BB.

GCL Yankees East Game 2: (8-3 win over GCL Blue Jays F/7) … Makeup of July 24 rainout.

  • Starter: RHP Carlos Gomez: 3.2 IP, solo homer, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Luis Nova: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Hitting Star: 1B Starlin Paulino: 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 1 R
  • On Deck: RF Sandy Mota: 2-for-3, 2B, solo homer, 2 R
  • Notables: 2B Javier Reynoso went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a K … DH Miguel Torres and LF D’Vaughn Knowles each had two hits, a double and a R … Knowles had an RBI and a BB … SS Angel Rojas went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a CS.

GCL Yankees West: (9-5 loss to GCL Phillies West)

  • Starter: RHP Blas Castano: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 10/0 GB/FB — A 17-year-old doing nice things in the GCL.
  • In Relief: RHP Anderson Reynoso: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 2 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Starling Perez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: 2B Jose Colmenares: 1-for-4, 2-run homer, 1 BB, 1 K
  • On Deck: LF Alan Mejia: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
  • Notables: CF Raimfer Salinas went 1-for-4 with 3 K.