Here’s the first DoTF for Views from 314ft and my first time doing this. Here are some notes from across the system:
- Though he didn’t get to play today, Didi Gregorius is expected to spend six days with the RailRiders. He was scheduled to play seven innings at shortstop today and then DH tomorrow. He may play in just one game Wednesday.
- Forest Stulting of Baseball Prospectus (subs. required) wrote up Charleston’s Luis Gil after his start last week in which he gave up six runs. Despite a poor performance, Stulting was complimentary of the pinstriped farmhand.
“The Yankees could wait for Gil’s changeup to improve, but even on a night when he did not have his best stuff, the 6-foot-3, 176-pounder still looked like someone who is close to a High-A promotion.”
- On Monday, the Yankees signed former D-Backs and Braves right-hander Randall Delgado out of the American Association. He hadn’t given up a run in 10 innings with the Kansas City T-Bones with 14 strikeouts and two walks.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Rained out at home against Rochester, making it up with a doubleheader Wednesday.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: (6-5 win over Altoona)
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Rony Garcia: 3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 46 of 78 pitches (59%) were strikes … All five runs came with two outs in the fourth. Two walks loaded the bases before three straight hits … Just the sixth start in Double-A for the 21-year-old.
- In Relief: RHP Trevor Lane: 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 4/1 GB/FB — Helped keep the Thunder in the game after Garcia’s poor fourth inning, picked up the win.
- Hitting Star: RF Rashad Crawford: 2-for-4, 2 RBI — Game-winning two-run single in 7th inning, completing a comeback from 5-1 down.
- On Deck: DH Chris Gittens: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 GIDP — Solo home run to lead off the fourth … 10th homer this season, batting .311/.440/.578 going into the contest.
- Other Notables: There was a 25-minute rain delay in the fourth inning. CF Matt Lipka went 2-for-3, with a run, a SB and an outfield assist.
High-A Tampa Tarpons: (10-5 loss at Dunedin)
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Frank German: 3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 5/2 GB/FB — 52 of his 88 pitches were strikes … He hadn’t allowed more than three runs in a start this season and came into the outing with a 3.03 ERA over seven appearances. The 21-year-old fourth-round pick went straight from short season to High-A this year.
- In Relief: RHP Andrew Bellatti: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — Bellatti pitched in his 199th career MiLB game. He signed out of Atlantic League in April and is a former MLB pitcher with the Rays (2015).
- Hitting Star: 3B Oswaldo Cabrera: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — Was mired in a 1-for-18 slump over last four games before this one. Is batting just .233/.266/.301 for the season.
- On Deck: C Jason Lopez: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 PB — Two-run single in the eighth inning.
- Other Notables: CF Pablo Olivares went 1-for-4 with a run, RBI and a walk. DH Isaiah Gilliam had an RBI double in the first inning.
Single-A Charleston RiverDogs: (7-4 loss vs. Columbia)
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Luis Gil: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 6/1 GB/FB — 58 of 88 pitches (66%) were strikes … After the aforementioned poor start, Gil had quite the bounceback. It’s his sixth start of 0 ER this season and could portend a call-up to Tampa.
- In Relief: RHP Alex Mauricio: 1 1/3 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR — Yikes. This was Mauricio’s first appearance of the season after a 50-game drug-related suspension.
- Hitting Star: CF Brandon Lockridge: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — He has two hits in four of his last six games … The 2018 fifth-round pick is batting .343/.403/.543 in May after a lackluster April.
- On Deck: DH Frederick Cuevas: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SAC — The 21-year-old has a seven-game hitting streak going and has six doubles in his last five games. Brought his batting average from .229 to .293.
- Other Notables: Day off for Josh Stowers, who was acquired in the Sonny Gray/Shed Long trades over the offseason. He had a three homers-in-three-days stretch at Asheville last week and is hitting well in Charleston.
Triple-A: Scranton RailRiders- 26-20, 1st place in International League North Division
Double-A: Trenton Thunder- 29-19, t-1st place in Eastern League Eastern Division
High-A: Tampa Tarpons- 21-29, t-4th place in Florida State League North Division
Single-A: Charleston RiverDogs- 28-24, 1st place in South Atlantic League South Division
Short-Season Staten Island Yankees, Rookie-level Pulaski Yankees and Gulf Coast League Yankees will begin play next month.