News & Notes

  • RHP Jonathan Loaisiga began a rehab assignment with the Trenton Thunder tonight while RHP Michael King moved his rehab from Staten Island to Trenton, following Loaisiga tonight. Loaisiga has been on the MLB IL since mid-May, King on the MiLB IL all season.
  • For Triple-A Scranton, LF Zack Zehner and 1B Ryan McBroom went on the IL with RHP Will Carter and INF Gosuke Katoh coming up from Trenton to replace them.
  • RHP Greg Weissert returned to Double-A Trenton.
  • Also, I missed this over the weekend, but 2019 draft picks/LHPs T.J. Sikkema and Jake Agnos went from Staten Island to Pulaski.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (6-3 win vs. Syracuse) … At 62-46, they’re 6.0 games up in their division … The Railriders stole three bases in the game.

  • Starter: RHP Adonis Rosa: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 3/5 GB/FB — 57 of 94 pitches (61%) were strikes … 3.46 ERA in eight appearances at Triple-A.
  • In Relief: LHP Stephen Tarpley: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Jonathan Holder: 1 IP, 1 H, zeros
  • Hitting Star: 1B Mike Ford: 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 K — 23rd homer of the year.
  • On Deck: C Francisco Arcia: 3-for-3, HR, RBI, 2 R, 1 BB
  • On Deck: SS Breyvic Valera: 1-for-3, BB, 3 SB — Valera and Thairo Estrada combined for 5 SB, including a double steal with Estrada taking home in the first inning.
  • Notables: RF Trey Amburgey went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer … 2B Gosuke Katoh went 1-for-1 with 3 BB, 1 SB and 1 CS … LF Clint Frazier went 0-for-4 with a 2 K and a lineout … DH Thairo Estrada went 0-for-4 and stole two bases..

Double-A Trenton Thunder Game 1: (6-0 loss vs. Altoona F/7) … Completion of a suspended game from May 30. Deivi Garcia was rocked in the initial outing.

  • Starter: RHP Deivi Garcia: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 2/0 GB/FB — 33 of 47 pitches were strikes … To repeat, this is from May. Deivi hasn’t been demoted back to Double-A.
  • In Relief: RHP Greg Weissert: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
  • In Relief: RHP Andrew Bellatti: 1 IP, 1 H, zeros
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyle Holder and C Kellin Deglan: Each 2-for-3, 2 2B
  • On Deck: 3B Mandy Alvarez: 2-for-3, 1 K
  • On Deck: LF Rashad Crawford: 1-for-1, BB
  • Notables: This game counts to the first half standings, so the Thunder actually finish with the second-best record in the Eastern League East Division for the first half, yet they already won the division. Fun!

Double-A Trenton Thunder Game 2: (4-3 walk-off win vs. Altoona F/7) … Trenton is 56-50 overall, but the Thunder won the first-half division title, so they’re playoff-bound anyway.

  • Starter: RHP Jonathan Loaisiga: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP, 1/1 GB/FB — 17 of 24 pitches (71%) were strikes … Still in the early stages of getting stretched out, though he may return as a reliever.
  • In Relief: RHP Michael King: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP — His rehab has also moved to Double-A. Nearly fully stretched out at 63 pitches.
  • In Relief: RHP Daniel Alvarez: 1 IP, zeros, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyle Holder: 1-for-4, walk-off two-run double with Trenton down 3-2.
  • On Deck: C Brian Navarreto: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • Notables: 3B Mandy Alvarez and DH Chris Gittens each went 1-for-3 with a run … LF Ben Ruta, 2B Hoy Jun Park and RF Isiah Gilliam each went 1-for-3, as did CF Matt Lipka, who had 1 R and 1 RBI.

High-A Tampa Tarpons: (5-3 loss vs. Lakeland) … The Tarpons are 47-59 and are 3.0 games back in the second-half division standings.

  • Starter: RHP Miguel Yajure: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 10 K, 2 WP, 7/2 GB/FB — 71 of 104 pitches (68%) were strikes … Yoooo … Second straight start with 7 IP and 1 R … Ties career-high with 10 K … ERA down to 2.06 over 109.1 IP.
  • In Relief: RHP Hobie Harris: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 3 WP, 1 HBP — Struggled after an Oswaldo Cabrera error.
  • Hitting Star: RF Alexander Palma: 2-for-4, 2-run homer
  • On Deck: 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 3-for-5, 2B, 1 R, 2 K, 1 error
  • On Deck: CF Estevan Florial: 1-for-5, 3 K, 1 CS
  • Notables: LF Pablo Olivares went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI, 1 BB and 1 SB … 3B Wilkerman Garcia and SS Diego Castillo each went 1-for-3 with a BB … C Jason Lopez went 0-for-3 with a R, BB and SB.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs have the day off. The Riverdogs are 53-55 and sit six games back in the second-half division standings.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (6-2 win at West Virginia) … The SI Yanks are 22-21, sitting in last place and 4.0 games back in their division.

  • Starter: RHP Anderson Munoz: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 7/2 GB/FB — 51 of 74 (69%) pitches were strikes … 2 ER in last 19 IP.
  • In Relief: RHP Marcus Evey: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 4 K
  • In Relief: RHPs Justin Wilson/Daniel Ramos: Each 1 IP, 0 R
  • Hitting Star: 2B Ezequiel Duran: 2-for-5, 2-run homer, 1 K, 1 SB — Eighth HR, up to a .888 OPS.
  • On Deck: 1B Nelson B. Alvarez: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 CS
  • 2nd Rounder: SS Josh Smith: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, Sac Fly
  • Notables: 3B Andrew Chaparro went 0-for-2 with 2 BB and 1 K … LF Evan Alexander and C Carlos Narvaez went 1-for-3 with 2 R.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (3-2 win over Danville) … The P-Yanks are 25-14 and hold a 3.5 game lead in the division.

  • Starter: RHP Randy Vazquez: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 5/3 GB/FB — 53 of 86 (62%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Sean Boyle: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K — 24:4 K-BB in 22 IP with a 2.05 ERA this year.
  • In Relief: RHP Mitch Spence: 2 IP, zeros, 3 K — 2019 10th-round pick has a 1.88 ERA in 14.1 IP.
  • Hitting Star: CF Madison Santos: 1-for-3, 2-run homer
  • On Deck: 1B Jose Martinez: 1-for-2, solo homer, BB, K
  • Notables: 3B Chad Bell went 1-for-4 with a GIDP … LF Antonio Cabello went 0-for-4 with 3 K … DH Ryder Green went 0-for-2 with 2 BB and 1 K.

GCL Yankees East: (4-3 walk-off loss to GCL Yankees West) … At 8-16, GCL Yanks East are 7.0 games back in their division, sitting in last place.

  • Starter: LHP Geremias Peguero: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Adonny Rojas: 4 IP, 3 H, zeros, 2 K, 1 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Edgar Barclay: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Zach Greene: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: 1B Sandy Mota: 2-for-4, 1 RBI
  • On Deck: SS Alexander Vargas: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 2 K
  • On Deck: 3B Javier Reynoso: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, R, BB, K
  • Notables: CF Kevin Alcantara went 0-for-4 with 2 K

GCL Yankees West: (Aforementioned win over GCL Yanks East) … At 13-13, they’re in fourth place, 3.0 games back in the division.

  • Starter: RHP Deurys Marte: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 3 WP, 2/2 GB/FB
  • In Relief: RHP Anyelo Luna: 2.1 IP, zeros, 3 K, 1 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Paciorek: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • In Relief: RHP Starlin Perez: 1 IP, 2 H, zeros
  • Hitting Star: 2B Sincere Smith: 2-for-4, 3B, walk-off two-run single
  • On Deck: LF Alan Mejia: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI
  • Notables: CF Raimfer Salinas went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 CS