News & Notes

  • Nick Green was activated from the inactive list in Trenton while reliever Andrew Bellatti was released.
  • RHP Janson Junk was placed on the 7-day IL in Tampa.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (4-3 win vs. Pawtucket) … They’re up just 1.5 game on Syracuse and are three up on Buffalo, four on Rochester. Magic number is 11 with 11 days to go in the season.

  • Starter: RHP Michael King: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 11 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 7/0 GB/FB — 59 of 99 (60%) pitches were strikes … This is the first time we’ve seen 2018 Michael King. Strikeouts, grounders, long outing, you name it.
  • In Relief: RHP Deivi Garcia: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, Balk, WP — 30 of 41 pitches were strikes … Had his command going and got eight swinging strikes … Got out of King’s jam with big K.
  • In Relief: RHP Chance Adams: 0.1 IP, zeros
  • Hitting Star: 1B Gosuke Katoh: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • On Deck: LF Trey Amburgey: 2-for-4, 2B, R
  • On Deck: SS Breyvic Valera: 1-for-3, R, RBI, BB
  • Notables: 2B Wendell Rijo went 1-for-3 with a 2B and K … CF Billy Burns went 1-for-3 with a R and a K.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (7-0 win at Portland) … 70-58, already clinched a playoff berth.

  • Starter: RHP Nick Green: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 10/0 GB/FB — 52 of 77 (68%) pitches were strikes … First start in 11 days. Lowers his ERA in Trenton to 7.04.
  • In Relief: RHP Greg Weissert: 1 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 1 IP, zeros, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Daniel Alvarez: 1 IP, 1 H, zeros
  • Hitting Star: 1B Chris Gittens: 2-for-4, solo homer, 1 K — Eastern League-leading 22nd homer. OPS is .901. EL MVP?
  • On Deck: C Kellin Deglan: 2-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R, GIDP
  • On Deck: CF Rashad Crawford: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, SB
  • Notables: SS Hoy Jun Park went 1-for-4 with a 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K and a SB … RF Isiah Gilliam went 1-for-4 with a 2B and a R … 3B Max Burt went 2-for-4 with a R, RBI and K.

High-A Tampa Tarpons: (3-1 win over Florida F/11) … At 32-28, they’re just 1.0 GB of Dunedin for 2nd-half division title … They play two doubleheaders with Lakeland in the next three days.

  • Starter: RHP Frank German: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 1 Balk, 2/4 GB/FB — 46 of 70 (66%) pitches were strikes … Has allowed one run in last 8.2 IP since returning to the Tarpons.
  • Relief: RHP Aaron McGarity: 2 IP, 2 H, zeros, 5 K
  • In Relief: RHP Kyle Zurak: 2.1 IP, zeros, 4 BB, 1 K — Held the winning run at third in both the 9th and 10th.
  • In Relief: RHP Matt Wivinis: 1 IP, zeros, 1 BB — Earned the save
  • Hitting Star: 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI, R — Knocked in the insurance run in the 11th … Has four multi-hit games in last eight.
  • On Deck: 3B Wilkerman Garcia: 1-for-5, RBI, R, 3 K, SB — Had the go-ahead single in the 11th … Has a hit in eight of last nine games.
  • On Deck: DH Mickey Gasper: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 K
  • Notables: CF/LF Pablo Olivares went 1-for-5 with a 2B, R and 2 K … SS Diego Castillo went 1-for-4 with an RBI and HBP.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (6-1 loss to West Virginia) … At 30-29 in the second half, they trail the division by four games.

  • Starter: RHP Yoendrys Gomez: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 6/2 GB/FB — 53 of 92 (58%) pitches were strikes … Has struck out over a batter an inning in Charleston … 4.37 ERA in five games.
  • In Relief: RHP Keegan Curtis: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Ron Marinaccio: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Hitting Star: DH Josh Breaux: 1-for-3, solo homer, BB, 2 K — 10th homer in Charleston … Could he be back at catcher soon?
  • On Deck: LF Canaan Smith: 0-for-3, BB, SB
  • On Deck: 2B Oliver Dunn: 1-for-4, SB, 2 K
  • Notables: 3B Welfrin Mateo went 0-for-1 with 2 BB and 2 K … C Eduardo Navas went 0-for-2 with 2 BB and 1 K.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (4-1 loss vs. Aberdeen F/6) … Game finished early by rain … SI Yanks are 35-29 and 2 GB of Hudson Valley. The entire four-team division is all within two games of each other.

  • Starter: LHP Abismael Villaman: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 6/3 GB/FB — 49 of 75 (65%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Bryan Blanton: 1.2 IP, 2 H, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: 2B Ezequiel Duran: 2-for-2, solo homer
  • On Deck: SS Josh Smith: 0-for-2
  • Notables: RF Matt Pita is 1-for-2 and has SI’s only other hit.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (2-1 loss at Bristol) … At 40-22, they hold a 3.5 game lead in the division and have a magic number of two to clinch a playoff berth.

  • Starter: LHP Ken Waldichuk: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1/5 GB/FB — 29 of 42 (69%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Renso Mejia: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Hayden Wesneski: 2 IP, zeros, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: 3B Chad Bell: 2-for-3, GIDP
  • On Deck: LF Robert Javier: 1-for-3, 2B, R
  • On Deck: 2B Borinquen Mendez: 1-for-3, RBI, 2 K
  • Notables: SS Roberto Chirinos went 1-for-4 with 1 K and error … C Gabriel Moya went 1-for-2 with a 2B.

GCL Yankees East: (9-0 win over GCL Tigers East)

  • Starter: RHP Nicio Rodriguez: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 4/2 GB/FB — Just the third appearance stateside for the 19-year-old.
  • In Relief: LHP Edgar Barclay: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K — 1.42 ERA in 19 IP in GCL for 2019 15th-round pick.
  • In Relief: RHP Zach Kohn: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 3 K — Just second appearance since July 5 for the 21st round pick
  • In Relief: RHP Ismael Gomez: 1 IP, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: C Antonio Gomez: 3-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB
  • On Deck: 2B Angel Rojas: 4-for-5, 3B, RBI, 2 R6BI, 1 R, GIDP, 2 errors
  • Notables: CF Kevin Alcantara went 2-for-6 with a GIDP … 3B Asdrubal Alvarez went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI, BB, K and 2 errors … DH Hemmanuel Rosario went 1-for-4 with a 2B, BB and 2 K.

GCL Yankees West Game 1: (4-3 loss to GCL Blue Jays F/8)

  • Starter: RHP Mick Vorhof: 1.2 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB
  • In Relief: RHP Blas Castano: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K, WP
  • In Relief: RHP Luis Nova: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 2 WP
  • Hitting Star: 2B Sincere Smith: 2-for-3, 2 R, SB
  • On Deck: SS Jose Colmenares: 2-for-4, RBI
  • On Deck: CF Alan Mejia: 1-for-4, 2B, R
  • Notables: 3B Ronny Rojas and RF Nelson Medina each went 1-for-4 … 1B Kyle MacDonald went 1-for-3 with a BB and K.

GCL Yankees West Game 2: (3-0 win over GCL Blue Jays F/7) … Makeup of Aug. 14 rainout … At 21-22, they’re 8.5 games back of first … They’re up four games on the last-place Yankees East.

  • Starter: RHP Diego Cordero: 6 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K, 8/7 GB/FB
  • In Relief: RHP Felix Alonzo: 1 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 1 WP
  • Hitting Star: CF Raimfer Salinas: 1-for-3, R, BB, 2 SB
  • On Deck: LF Alan Mejia: 2-for-4, R, RBI
  • On Deck: SS Dionys Vallejo: 1-for-3, BB, K
  • Notables: 1B Omar Martinez went 1-for-3 with a RBI, BB and K … RF Stanley Rosario went 0-for-2 with a R, RBI and 2 BB … C Miguel Torres went 2-for-3 with a K.