DoTF: Dermis Garcia HRs Again; Farm Goes 3-1

News & Notes

  • Something is coming to Scranton. My guess is that it’s Zack Britton’s power sinker. Check out this extremely hilarious tweet and make your best guess:

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders

The RailRiders are 11-3 after today’s 3-2 victory over the Red Wings. Starter Nick Green couldn’t find the zone, but the bullpen was electric, allowing just 1 hit in five innings of shutout work. The offense worked 9 walks but only managed 3 runs, but hey – a win’s a win.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Nick Green: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 3 K – 55% of his pitches were strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Kyle Barraclough: 2.o IP, zeros, 1 BB, 2 K – 68% of his pitches were strikes…earned his second win
  • In Relief: RHP Adam Warren: 1.0 IP, zeros, 2 BB – 42% of his pitches were strikes…the Yankees’ old reliable reliever is starting to round into form, though he couldn’t find the zone today…he has allowed 5 hits and 7 strikeouts in 6 innings of work
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Goody: 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeros – a nice 69% of his pitches were strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Luis Garcia: 1.0 IP, zeros, 1 K – 71% of his pitches were strikespicked up his 4th save
  • Call Up Watch: CF Estevan Florial: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K – Florial may soon get called up with the LaMarre injury…he has 8 strikeouts in 16 Triple-A appearances, though, to the surprise of literally nobody
  • Hitting Star: LF Thomas Milone: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB – worked a bases loaded walk in the 2nd and hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 7th
  • Power Stroke: SS Cristian Perez: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 HR – nice game
  • Leftovers: Hoy Jun Park, Andrew Velazquez, Armando Alvarez, and Brandon Wagner also added hits…everyone but Kellin Deglan reached base in some way

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Second straight close victory for the Patriots, who improve to 9-5 after a 6-4 victory over the Yard Goats. It wasn’t pretty – there was a blown lead in here – but it’ll work.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Janson Junk: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K – 59% of his pitches were strikesretired 12 of the 15 he faced
  • In Relief: LHP JP Sears: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K – 54% of his pitches were strikes…pretty brutal performance…entered the game with a 3-run lead
  • In Relief: RHP Michael Gomez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K – 58% of his pitches were strikes…the homer tied the game at 4
  • In Relief: RHP Stephen Ridings: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 5 K – 79% of his pitches were strikes…dominant performance that earned him the win
  • Hitting Star: 1B Dermis Garcia: 1-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI – had a 2-R HR in the 1st, his second in two days…he also hit into a double play that scored a run
  • Hitting Star X2: C Donny Sands: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB
  • Run Scoring Machine: RF Michael Beltre: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • Leftovers: they won this game in the 10th inning…an Isiah Gilliam single and Oliver Dunn bases-loaded walk in the 10th

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The ‘Gades got absolutely smoked in this game, losing 14-0 to the Cyclones. That’s bad enough. Worse is that they made 4 errors and just 7 of the runs were earned. Yikes. Go get ’em tomorrow, Renegades. They fall to 7-7 on the year.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Jhony Brito: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K – 71% of his pitches were strikes, but it was not a good performance
  • In Relief: RHP Charlie Ruegger: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R (0 R), 1 K – 70% of his pitches were strikes…don’t be fooled by the line…he wasn’t helped by the defense that made 2 errors in the 6th, but he was hit around hard
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Ernst: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 6 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 2 K – 50% of his pitches were strikesretired 2 batters out of 9 faced
  • In Relief: RHP Tanner Myatt: 1.1 IP, zeros, 2 K – 65% of his pitches were strikes…he’s the team MVP of the day, in my opinion
  • Hitting Star: 2B Ezequiel Duran: 3-4, 1 3B – he’s been on fire lately
  • Hitting Star Times 2: RF Pablo Olivares: 2-4
  • Leftovers: every other lineup spot was awful…the rest of the team was 0-22 with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts…rough

Single-A Tampa Tarpons

The Taropons had a performance worthy of the first week of the season, destroying the Mighty Mussels 15-1. They are 10-4 on the season now, and they score a lot of runs. Hilariously, they scored 15 runs without a HR. That’s what happens when you walk 8 times, I guess.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Matt Sauer: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K – 59% of his pitches were strikes…this was the only run they surrendered
  • In Relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 2.0 IP, zeros, 2 K – 73% of his pitches were strikes…pretty dominant
  • In Relief: LHP Michael Giacone: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 K – 54% of his pitches were strikes
  • In Relief: LHP Clay Aguilar: 0.1 IP, zeros, 1 K – 60% of his pitches were strikes
  • First Round Watch: C Austin Wells: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • First Round Watch, X2: SS Anthony Volpe: 1-5, 2 R, 1 BB
  • Hauver Heat Check: 2B Trevor Hauver: 2-3, 1 2B, 3 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB – first good game for Hauver in a while
  • Hitting Star: RF Jake Sanford: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • Leftovers: Juan de Leon, Andres Chapparo (2), Carlos Narvaez, Pat Demarco, and Elijah Dunham (2) all had hits

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3 Comments

  1. MikeD

    I suppose they can bring Florial up as an emergency, but he’s hardly a long-term solution. I’m wondering if one of Milone or Brito (both lefties and CFers) will get the call instead? The issue is neither on the 40-man, while Florial is. Axisa made a very good point the other day. The Yankees likely bumped Florial to AAA not to see he could handle it, but because Scranton follows MLB Covid protocols. That means they can call anyone up from Scranton without following in-take testing. If he was still in AA, it would take a few extra days. Based on that, seems Florial will get the call, but it won’t be pretty. Get well, Hicks.

    • Nick

      If they need room for a Brito or Malone, could LaMarre be a 60 day IL candidate? If not, this sounds cold but the guy wasn’t expected to be long for the roster anyway. Is there a rule against DFA’ing an injured player?

      • MikeD

        That’s an interesting question, and one I’ve wondered about myself, yet have either never known the answer, or have forgotten. Either is possible! Maybe the easiest thing to do is make a decision that the injury is severe enough and push him off to the 60-day IL. If nothing else, he at least collects a MLB salary. Yet, as I write that, I don’t think they can do that since they have an open 40-man spot. I think they’d have to use that first, and only then can they move LaMarre to the 60-day IL when they need to add another player to the 40 man. Bottom line, they do have flexibility to call up another OFer and add him to the 40-man, yet I don’t believe they’ve IL’d LaMarre yet. Perhaps waiting to get back to NY.

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