News and Notes

  • Logan Morrison has opted out of his MiLB deal with the Yankees. He hit .289/.341/.658 with 15 homers in 43 games with Scranton-WB. However, the Bombers called up Mike Ford instead of him with Luke Voit expected to miss the minimum 10 days. Oh well, he was a fine insurance policy for NYY.
  • RHP Andrew Bellatti was called up to Scranton with RHP Brady Lail going to Trenton. Thairo Estrada reported to Triple-A #SummerOfThairo
  • Charleston 1B Eric Wagaman and Tampa OF Alexander Palma are rehabbing with the GCL squads.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (4-0 win at Pawtucket)

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Raynel Espinal: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 70 of 93 (75%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Kaleb Ort: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP J.P. Joe Harvey: 1 IP, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: RF Trey Amburgey: 1-for-3, HR, RBI, R, BB — Back-to-back games with a run-scoring extra-base hit.
  • On Deck: DH Tyler Wade: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • Notables: LF Clint Frazier went 0-for-3 with a BB … SS Breyvic Valera went 0-for-4 with 1 K while 2B Wendell Rijo doubled in two runs.

Double-A Trenton Thunder Game 1: (7-1 loss at Portland F/7)

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Albert Abreu: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 25 of 42 (60%) pitches were strikes … It’s not what you want … Had one and another nice sliders for whiffs.
  • In Relief: RHP Braden Bristo: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • In Relief: RHP Will Carter: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 3 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyler Holder: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 K
  • On Deck: 2B Hoy Jun Park: 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 K
  • Notables: 3B Gosuke Katoh went 1-for-4 with an RBI … LF Zack Zehner went 1-for-3 with 1 2B and 2 K.

Double-A Trenton Thunder Game 2: (1-0 loss at Portland F/7) … Makeup of Apr. 20 rainout … Trenton gave up one hit and lost.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Nick Nelson: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 11 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP, 4/3 GB/FB — 64 of 97 (66%) pitches were strikes … One K shy of a career-high … Has issued too many walks this year, but has 11.6 K per 9.
  • Hitting Star: DH Chris Gittens: 1-for-1, 2 BB
  • On Deck: CF Rashad Crawford: 1-for-3, 2 K
  • Notables: LF Zack Zehner walked twice … 3B Gosuke Katoh and C Kellin Deglan each went 0-for-3 with 2 Ks.

High-A Tampa Tarpons: (9-2 win at Daytona)

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Frank German: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 6 K, 2 WP, 4/3 GB/FB — 52 of 93 (56%) pitches were strikes.
  • In relief: LHP J.P. Sears: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
  • Hitting Star: CF Estevan Florial: 2-for-6, HR, 5 RBI, R, 2 K — Fourth homer of the year, now has homered in back-to-back games.
  • On Deck: 1B Steven Sensley: 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, HBP — His 14th double
  • Notables: RF Isiah Gilliam and DH Dermis Garcia went 1-for-5 with a 2B while 3B/1B Jose Martinez went 2-for-5 with a R and RBI … C Jerry Sands walked thrice while LF Pablo Olivares absorbed two HBPs.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (10-0 loss to Augusta)

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Harold Cortijo: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 1 HBP, 4/4 GB/FB — 58 of 84 (69%) of pitches were strikes … Has a 1.93 ERA.
  • In relief: RHP Tanner Myatt: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: DH Kyle Gray: 1-for-2, HBP — Led off the first with his 11th home run … 14 stolen bases
  • On Deck: C Anthony Siegler: 0-for-2, BB, HBP, 2 K
  • Notables: LF Canaan Smith went 1-for-4 … CF Brandon Lockridge struck out four times.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (2-1 loss to Tri-City)

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Blakely Brown: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB,1 K, 1 WP, 2 HBP — 27 of 46 (59%) were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHPs Austin Gardner, Justin Wilson and Aaron McGarity: Combined 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K
  • Hitting Star: RF Jake Sanford: 1-for-4, 3B, R, K, GIDP
  • On Deck: 2B Ezequiel Duran: 1-for-3, RBI
  • Notables: SS Oswald Peraza went 0-for-4 with 1 K … DH Everson Periera went 1-for-4 with 2 K … 3B Andres Chaparro went 0-for-3.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (10-5 win over Elizabethton) … Pulaski stole five bases in the win.

  • Starting Pitcher: LHP Ken Waldichuk: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 2/2 GB/FB — 27 of 40 (68%) were strikes … Second start for this year’s fifth-round pick out of St. Mary’s
  • In Relief: RHP Reid Anderson: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Alex Mejias: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  • Hitting Star: 1B Spencer Henson: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R — Second homer for the ninth-round selection.
  • On Deck: LF Ryder Green: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • First-Round Alert: SS Anthony Volpe had the day off
  • Notables: 2B Oliver Dunn and CF Antonio Cabello went 1-for-4 with a walk … 3B Roberto Chirinos went 2-for-5 with 2B, 2 RBI, R and SB … SS Borinquen Mendez went 2-for-3 with an RBI, 2 R, 1 BB and 2 SB.

GCL Yankees East: (6-5 walk-off loss to GCL Phillies West) … They were one-hit … GCL Yankees West had the day off.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Juan Carela: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP
  • In relief: RHP Carlos Gomez: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Jose Peguero: 2 IP, 0 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2 WP
  • Hitting Star: C Chase Illig: 1-for-1, BB
  • Notables: SS Alexander Vargas and CF Kevin Alcantara each went 0-for-4 with 2 K.