News & Notes

  • (Subs req.) Staten Island INF Ezequiel Duran got a mention on the Baseball America weekly hot sheet for his power and up-the-middle ability. Meanwhile, Baseball Prospectus’ Monday Ten Pack on prospects included a part on RHP Nick Nelson, who they say has starter stuff but is likely ticketed for the bullpen.
  • INF Wendell Rijo was moved up to Scranton with Tyler Wade, Thairo Estrada and Breyvic Valera all either in the Majors or inactive. INF Max Burt went from Charleston to Trenton.
  • C Brian Navaretto went on the 7-day IL in Trenton, so C Francisco Arcia went down to Trenton.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (11-1 win over Pawtucket) … With 67-59 record, they’re up two games in the division over Buffalo and Syracuse. Magic number is 13 with two weeks to go.

  • Starter: RHP Brian Keller: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 8/3 GB/FB — 66 of 96 (69%) pitches were strikes … Now has two great starts in Triple-A and one unspeakably bad one.
  • In Relief: LHP Rex Brothers: 1 IP, zeros, 2 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP David Herandez: 1 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Brady Lail: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: C Erik Kratz: 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB
  • On Deck: SS Gosuke Katoh: 0-for-1, 4 BB, 3 R
  • On Deck: 3B Mandy Alvarez: 3-for-4, 3 RBI, 1 BB — Has 11 hits and 10 RBI during his six-game hitting streak
  • Notables: LF Clint Frazier went 1-for-5 with R, RBI and 2 K … 1B Ryan McBroom went 2-for-4 with 2B, RBI, R, BB and 2 K … CF Terrance Gore went 1-for-4 with an RBI, 2 R, 2 BB and 1 K … DH Zack Zehner went 1-for-4 with a 2B and 2 RBI.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (1-0 loss to New Hampshire) … 68-57, already clinched a playoff berth.

  • Starter: RHP Trevor Stephan: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 errors, 4/0 GB/FB — 47 of 70 (67%) pitches were strikes … Exited early with lower back pain … considering there’s so little time left, that could mean the end to his season.
  • In Relief: LHP James Reeves: 2 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Greg Weissert: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • In Relief: RHP Braden Bristo: 1 IP, zeros, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyle Holder: 1-for-3, BB — Has an 9-game hitting streak going.
  • On Deck: DH Chris Gittens: 1-for-3, BB, 2 K
  • Notables: CF Matt Lipka went 2-for-4 with a 2B and a K … RF Rashad Crawford went 1-for-4 … LF Isiah Gilliam went 0-for-4 with 3 K.

High-A Tampa Tarpons had the day off and will resume play Tuesday against Florida

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs were also off and play at home against West Virginia on Tuesday.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (4-3 win at Hudson Valley) … SI Yanks are 35-28 and 1 GB of Hudson Valley. The entire four-team division is all within a game of each other … SI is now off for two days and will host the New York Penn League All-Star Game on Wednesday.

  • Starter: RHP Alex Mejias: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 2/2 GB/FB — 38 of 68 (56%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Wellington Diaz: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP
  • Relief: RHPs Jackson Bertsch/Barrett Loseke: 1 IP each, 5 K total
  • Hitting Star: 1B Mitchell Robinson: 1-for-3, solo homer, 2 R, 1 BB
  • On Deck: SS Josh Smith: 2-for-3, 3B, 2 BB, 2 SB — 20 BB to 6 K and is now batting .405.
  • On Deck: C Jerry Seitz: 1-for-4, 2-run double, K
  • Notables: DH Chase Illig went 1-for-3 with a BB while RF Jake Sanford went 1-for-4 with 3 K.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (6-3 loss to Johnson City F/10) … At 39-20, they hold a 3.0 game lead in the division and have a magic number of three to clinch a playoff berth.

  • Starter: RHP Leonardo Pestana: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, 1 HBP, 5/3 GB/FB — 49 of 91 (54%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Hayden Wesneski: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
  • In Relief: RHP Nelson L. Alvarez: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: 1B Jake Farrell: 1-for-5, solo homer, 2 K, CS
  • On Deck: DH Gustavo Campero: 2-for-3, 2 BB, 1 K, SB
  • On Deck: PH Chad Bell: 1-for-1 — Tied game in 9th
  • Notables: 2B Borinquen Mendez and LF Robert Javier each had a double and a walk … C Gabriel Moya and CF Antonio Cabello each also doubled.

GCL Yankees East: (2-0 loss to GCL Tigers West)

  • Starter: LHP Deivi Diaz: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: LHP Matt Minnick: 2 IP, zeros, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Daniel Marten: 1 IP, zeros, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Adonny Rojas: 1 IP, zeros
  • Hitting Star: 2B Angel Rojas: 1-for-3, 3B
  • On Deck: SS Alexander Vargas: 1-for-4, SB
  • Notables: CF Kevin Alcantara went 1-for-4 with a CS … RF Sandy Mota went 0-for-3 with an outfield assist.

GCL Yankees West: (10-1 win over GCL Phillies East)

  • Starter: RHP Alfred Vega: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Denny Larrondo: 4.1 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHPs Wilser Barrios/Felix Alonso: Each 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: 3B Ronny Rojas: 1-for-3, 3-run homer, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • On Deck: 2B Jose Colmenares: 2-for-5, solo homer, 1 K
  • Notables: RF Stanley Rosario went 2-for-4 with a 2B and 2 R … SS Dionys Vallejo went 2-for-5 with a 2B, 2 RBI, R and K … CF Raimfer Salinas went 1-for-3 with a R, RBI, 2 K and a SB