DoTF: Charleston wins game but narrowly loses first-half crown

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (7-3 win at Durham) … Salvaged a victory out of the three-game set.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Chance Adams: 4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 4/4 GB/FB — 60 of his 92 pitches (65%) were strikes … Loaded the bases twice, couldn’t finish strong.
  • In Relief: RHP J.P. Feyereisen: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K — 23 K in last 12 1/3 innings.
  • Hitting Star: C Erik Kratz: 3-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB — The veteran catcher rakes!
  • Stanton Watch: DH Giancarlo Stanton: 0-for-4, 2 K — Not how you’d want him to finish the stint, but hey, he’ll be in the Bronx on Tuesday.
  • On Deck: RF Aaron Judge: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 K — Picked up his first hit and played seven innings in the outfield.
  • Other Notables: SS Tyler Wade went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk … 1B Logan Morrison singled and had an RBI and run in 4 ABs … Mike Ford went 0-for-5 while playing third base SS Thairo Estrada went 1-for-4 with a run scored … RHP Joe Harvey struck out three with all zeroes in 1 1/3 IP.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (4-3 win at Bowie) … Tied with Reading for first place in the division, 1.0 games ahead of Hartford.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Adonis Rosa: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 34 of his 58 pitches (59%) were strikes … First start since May 17.
  • In Relief: RHP Brady Lail: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyle Holder: 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI — Fourth multi-hit game in his last six games.
  • On Deck: LF Ben Ruta: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K — Fourth homer of the season, gave Thunder the lead.
  • Other Notables: DH Mandy Alvarez hit a solo HR in four ABC Kellin Deglan doubled … 2B Hoy Jun Park went 0-for-5 with two K.

High-A Tampa Tarpons is off until Monday after the FSL All-Star Game on Saturday.

Single-A Charleston RiverDogs: (2-1 win over Greenville) … The RiverDogs lost the first-half division crown by 0.5 games. They’re off Monday with the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Luis Gil: 5 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 62 of his 98 pitches (63%) were strikes … Batters went 1-for-5 with RISP against him.
  • In Relief: RHP Tanner Myatt: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP — Has a 1.64 ERA in 22 innings, but he’s walked 19 batters to 21 strikeouts.
  • Hitting Star: C Anthony Siegler: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, — He has a .368 average now.
  • On Deck: DH Canaan Smith: 2-for-4, 1 K — Had been 1-for-his-last-11.
  • Other Notables: LF Matt Pita reached on a strikeout and stole a base, scoring the winning run on an error … 1B Max Burt walked and stole a base … 2B Kyle Gray went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk … CF Brandon Lockridge went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees was postponed due to rain and will make up the game at Tri-Cities on Aug. 25.

The Rookie-level Pulaski Yankees begin play on Tuesday in Johnson City.

The Gulf Coast League Yankees East team opens up on Monday, June 24 while the GCL Yankees West play on Tuesday, June 25.

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11 Comments

  1. RetroRob

    Erik Kratz has returned??!! It’s “significant” moves like this when I miss RAB.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      WILD KRATZ WILD KRATZ!

      Yeah. They signed him to an MiLB the moment he got cut by the Padres, Giants, or whoever the heck he was playing for.

      I miss RAB. I do miss an actual community as well.

      • Steven Tydings

        Yah, they signed him when Ryan Lavarnway got hurt (he’s on the 7-day IL) and Kratz was released by the Rays. He’s only started a few games for Scranton-WB thus far.

        • RetroRob

          Thanks. That’s probably why I missed the announcement. He hasn’t played much.

  2. Robinson Tilapia

    My God, I cannot wait to get these two back.

    • Your a Looser Trader FotD

      My man! Good to see you R-Tils. And totally agreed.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Hey bud. Hope you’re doing well. Slim pickings, commentingwise, at this point.

        • RetroRob

          What happened to the channel? I stepped away for a week and something…happened.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Apparently, there was a fight over BRYAN, of all people. Half the group hacked the other half, a second was formed and…….I honestly don’t care. We need something better, without half the people being moderators.

        • RetroRob

          Bryan? Ha. He never bothered me, but I have to say the whole teen boy (be it real age or emotional age) mentality that overtook the group at times was a bit tiresome.

          • It’s not from a lack of trying. We have finally exorcised ourselves of them.

            The slack got deleted. Please email me as soon as you can. We miss your presence…

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