DoTF: Duran hits for cycle and Lockridge’s power surge continues

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Tough one for the RailRiders. Rochester’s pitching staff combined to three-hit Scranton, beating the RailRiders 9-0 (box score).

  • Starting pitcher: LHP Matt Krook: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR — 51 of 80 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • In relief: RHP Brian Keller: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — 24 of 40 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • In relief: RHP Nick Green: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K — 24 of 30 pitches were strikes (80%)
  • Hitting star: 3B Armando Alvarez: 2-4, 2 2B
  • Leftovers: The RailRiders were shut out on three hits. CF Thomas Milone had the only other knock, a single. RF Socrates Brito and LF Andrew Velazquez each walked once.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

The Patriots put together an all-around great game to beat Altoona, 10-0 (box score). This was Shawn Semple’s return to Double-A after a demotion earlier this year, and he was excellent.

By the way, Luis Medina was the probable starter for this one, but was scratched. There was an initial #hugwatch after he was not listed as an upcoming starter, but apparently the Yankees wanted to get him on a normal routine after appearing in the Futures Game. Seems a little fishy to me considering that he’s made one start since the Futures Game (7/16), but what do I know.

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Shawn Semple: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K — 57 of 86 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • In relief: RHP Kevin Gadea: 2.0 IP, 2 K, zeroes — 14 of 20 pitches were strikes (70%)
  • In relief: RHP Ron Marinaccio: 1.0 IP, 2 K, zeroes — 10 of 12 pitches were strikes (83%)
  • Hitting star: CF Brandon Lockridge: 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI — Where is this power surge coming from!? Now has 5 homers for Somerset in 38 plate appearances after just 3 in 136 for Hudson Valley. He entered 2021 with 13 career homers in the minors in 654 PA.
  • Co-starring: C Jason Lopez: 3-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB — He’s not much of a hitter, but this is an impressive output.
  • Prospect watch: SS Oswald Peraza: 0-5, K — Only Patriot not to reach base in the blowout win, just as you’d expect
  • Leftovers: DH Oswaldo Cabrera also went deep for his 13th long ball of the year. RF Michael Beltre collected two doubles.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

Hudson Valley held off Aberdeen in 11 innings, 10-9 (box score). And just barely, I might add. The ‘Gades scored four in the top of the 11th but surrendered three in the bottom half before finally closing it out.

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Randy Vasquez: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K — 59 of 90 pitches were strikes (66%)…This was the 22 year-old’s first start at this level. He was bumped up following 50 innings of 2.34 ERA ball for Tampa.
  • In relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K — 24 of 36 pitches were strikes (67%)
  • In relief: RHP Derek Craft: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K — 20 of 36 pitches were strikes (56%)
  • In relief: RHP Nelson Alvarez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — 14 of 27 pitches were strikes (52%)
  • Hitting star: SS Ezequiel Duran: 4-5, 4 R, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, BB — Cycle alert! Has 12 homers on the season now and is hitting .290/.369/.540.
  • First round watch: DH Anthony Seigler: 2-6, R, 3B, RBI, K — One of the few position player prospects not hitting this year (.669 OPS), but good to see him have this game.
  • Prospect watch: C Josh Breaux: 1-6, R, HR, 3 RBI — His 15th homer on the season. He’s really recovered from an awful May (.488 OPS) and is up to a .826 OPS on the year.
  • Prospect watch: RF Jake Sanford: 2-5, 2B, BB, K — I feel like this guy is flying under the radar a bit, but I’m very intrigued by his left-handed pop.
  • Leftovers: CF Pablo Olivares, 3B James Nelson, and INF Kyle MacDonald all had hits, with MacDonald picking up two.

High-A Tampa Tarpons

Clearwater made easy work of Tampa, winning 9-3 over the Tarpons (box score). Not much to write home about here, although at least Everson Pereira had another big game.

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Beck Way: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 4 K — 26 of 60 pitches were strikes (43%)…Last year’s fourth-rounder has 23 walks in 25.1 innings, yikes.
  • In relief: RHP Blane Abeyta: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K — 46 of 71 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • In relief: RHP Kenlly Montas: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K — 14 of 38 pitches were strikes (37%)
  • In relief: LHP Ryan Anderson: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K — 26 of 42 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • The Martian: DH Jasson Dominguez: 1-5, 2 K — Has a hit in all eight games with Tampa
  • Hitting star: CF Everson Pereira: 3-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K — 110.2, 72.2, and 98.7 MPH exit velocities on the doubles. He is wrecking High-A pitching to the tune of a 1.235 OPS in 56 PA.
  • First round watch: C Austin Wells: 0-3, R, 2 BB, K, SB — Has a 17.1 percent walk rate
  • Prospect watch: 2B Trevor Hauver: 0-3, R, BB, 3 K — One hit in his last 10 at-bats, so he’s back in a little mini-slump.
  • Leftovers: LF Evan Alexander and 3B Eduardo Torrealba had the other two hits, both singles, for the Tarpons.

FCL Yankees

The Yanks topped the Blue Jays, 5-4, in eight innings (box score).

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Freicer Perez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K — Left early due to a leg injury. Hopefully not too bad, but it sucks to see. Perez has had a multitude of injuries over the years.
  • In relief: RHP Yon Castro: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
  • In relief: RHP Denny Larrondo: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
  • In relief: RHP Josue Panacual: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
  • Hitting star: 1B Anthony GarcĂ­a: 1-3, R, HR, 3 RBI, K — His fourth homer in 39 plate appearances
  • Prospect watch: SS Alexander Vargas: 1-4, 2 K — Hitting .339/.409/.475 thus far
  • Prospect watch: CF Kevin Alcantara: 2-4, K — Back-to-back multi-hit games
  • Prospect watch: DH Antonio Gomez: 1-3, R, BB, 2 K —Working on a five-game hitting streak
  • Leftovers: LF-RF Raimfer Salinas had two hits and a run batted in…2B Sincere Smith tallied the other hit for the club.

DSL

DSL Yankees1 lost to the DSL Nationals, 2-0 (box score). Get a load of the DSL Yankees2 game: a 22-21 loss to the DSL Mariners in 10 innings (box score). This game included 14 errors and took 6 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Holy crap!

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  1. dasit

    dumb question: the left field wall in somerset looks similar in height to the one in trenton. when teams move an affiliate, do they ever change the dimensions of the new ballpark so that their stat evaluations don’t have to be recalibrated?

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