Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Lehigh Valley topped SWB, 10-5 (box score). This game was ugly: there were three hit batters, brushback pitches, and eventually, benches cleared.

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Nick Nelson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 0 K — 19 of 43 pitches were strikes (44%)
  • In relief: RHP Nick Goody: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K — 13 of 24 pitches were strikes (54%)...Hit Alec Bohm with a pitch.
  • In relief: RHP Brody Koerner: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR — 5 of 8 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • In relief: RHP Luis Gil: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K — 52 of 78 pitches were strikes (67%)…Pitching in relief as planned. Could see him in the Yankees bullpen to finish the season. Also nearly drilled Alec Bohm on a scary pitch near the head…Bohm was pissed and had been hit earlier.
  • In relief: RHP Reggie McClain: 0.2 IP, 1 H, zeroes — 3 of 7 pitches were strikes (43%)
  • In relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 0.2 IP, zeroes — 5 of 7 pitches were strikes (71%)
  • Prospect watch: CF Estevan Florial: 0-5, 3 K, SB
  • Leftovers: Benches eventually cleared in this game. The Gil/Bohm at-bat may have been the catalyst, but David Paulino hitting C Max McDowell in the head was the last straw.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

The Patriots used a four run eighth inning to beat Akron, 7-4 (box score). Chad Bell, Oliver Dunn, and Oswaldo Cabrera all hit homers in the frame. And earlier in this one, Gleyber Torres went deep in his first rehab game.

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Hayden Wesneski: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K — 61 of 87 pitches were strikes (70%)Gave up all four runs in the first inning and then settled down. Even with this start, Wesneski has a 2.22 ERA in 28.1 innings this month. 2019’s sixth-round pick is finishing pretty strong.
  • In relief: RHP Michael Gomez: 1.0 IP, zeroes — 5 of 8 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • In relief: RHP Barrett Loseke: 1.0 IP, 1 K, zeroes — 8 of 12 pitches were strikes (67%)
  • In relief: RHP Addison Russ: 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeroes — 5 of 8 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • In relief: RHP Zach Greene: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K — 7 of 16 pitches were strikes (44%)
  • Rehab watch: SS Gleyber Torres: 1-2, R, HR, RBI, 2 BB — Flew out in his first at-bat before going deep in the third inning
  • Hitting star: 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-5, R, HR, 2 RBI — 18th home run on the season
  • Prospect watch: C Josh Breaux: 1-5, R, HR, RBI, 2 K — 5th homer for Somerset, 22nd overall
  • Leftovers: RF Isiah Gilliam, 1B Chad Bell, and 3B Oliver Dunn all hit a homer. Dunn (3) and Bell (2) had multi-hit games. Every Patriot reached base in this game.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The ‘Gades held off Winston-Salem, 9-6 (box score). This one looked like a laugher when HV grabbed a 9-1 lead through the top of the eighth, but the Dash scored five in the bottom half to make things a bit more interesting.

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Anderson Muñoz: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR — 42 of 67 pitches were strikes (63%)…Longest outing of the season for the 23 year-old, who’s completed five innings just once before.
  • In relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 1.0 IP, 2 K, zeroes — 10 of 16 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • In relief: RHP Nelson L Alvarez: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR — 14 of 26 pitches were strikes (54%)
  • In relief: RHP Charlie Ruegger: 0.2 IP, zeroes — 2 of 2 pitches were strikes (100%)
  • In relief: RHP Derek Craft: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K — 12 of 19 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • Top prospect: SS Anthony Volpe: 1-4, R, RBI, K — Exactly one hit per game during current five-game hitting streak (5-for-20)
  • First rounder: DH Austin Wells: 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K — Nice to see him homer but the strikeouts are alarming of late…38 this month in 98 plate appearances
  • Prospect watch: CF Elijah Dunham: 2-5, R, 2B, RBI — Has a seven-game hitting streak and is 10-for-29 during it.
  • Leftovers: 1B Pat DeMarco had a three-hit game, including two doubles…RF Eric Wagaman picked up two singles…3B Andres Chaparro, C Carlos Narvaez, and 2B Luis Santos tallied one hit each. LF Jake Sanford went 0-for-3.

Single-A Tampa Tarpons

The Tarpons scored two in the eighth, but it was too little, too late in a 6-2 loss to Clearwater (box score).

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Alfred Vega: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR — 39 of 65 pitches were strikes (60%)…This was the 20 year-old’s debut at the level after posting a 1.50 ERA in 24 innings in the FCL. Doesn’t look like he has big velo (averaged 91.7 MPH on his fastball), but his curveball and slider spin quite a bit.
  • In relief: RHP Yorlin Calderon: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR — 40 of 64 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • The Martian: CF Jasson Dominguez: 1-4, 2B, 3 K — Has a nine-game hitting streak…11-for-34 (.324) with two doubles, a homer, three walks, and thirteen strikeouts…The swing-and-miss is still a bit high but good to see some better results of late.
  • First rounder: SS Trey Sweeney: 1-4, RBI, K — Hitting .246/.378/.492 in Tampa
  • Prospect watch: C Antonio Gomez: 0-4, RBI, K — 1-for-17 since promotion to Tampa
  • Leftovers: 1B Tyler Hardman picked up the only other base hit for the Tarpons.

Earlier this weekend

  • RHP Deivi García: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Randy Vasquez: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • RHP Beck Way: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
  • CF Estevan Florial: 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
  • C Donny Sands: 3-11, 3 R, HR, RBI, K
  • SS Oswald Peraza: 1-8, BB, 3 K, SB
  • DH Oswaldo Cabrera: 0-9, 5 K
  • C Josh Breaux: 1-9, 2B, 3 K
  • SS Anthony Volpe: 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • C Austin Wells: 1-7, BB, 5 K
  • SS Trey Sweeney: 1-7, R, RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
  • CF Jasson Dominguez: 3-12, R, 2B, 4 K, SB