News & Notes
- Mike Ford finished second in the Triple-A Home Run Derby to Arizona’s Yasmany Tomas The recently optioned first baseman hit 15 in the first round, 22 in the second and 18 in the final round. You should be able to watch Ford’s final round starting at 2:16:40 in this video. Ryan McBroom lost in the first round along with former Yankee farmhand Jorge Mateo, who was on the PCL side of the bracket.
- CF Everson Pereira was injured after a collision with the right-field video board in Staten Island. He was helped off the field and will go for imaging. The 18-year-old has struggled at the plate thus far with the SI Yanks.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are off until Thursday for the Triple-A All-Star Game. The RailRiders go into the break with a 52-37 record and a 5.5 game lead in their division.
Double-A Trenton Thunder are also off for their All-Star Game with the Eastern League resuming play Thursday. Trenton is 46-39 overall, but the Thunder are already in the postseason after winning the first-half title.
High-A Tampa Tarpons: (4-3 loss to Dunedin F/10) … The Tarpons are 37-48 overall and are 5.5 games back of Dunedin for the second half division title.
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Jio Orosco: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 9/1 GB/FB — 48 of 68 (71%) pitches were strikes.
- In Relief: RHP Wellington Diaz: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K — First game since his promotion from Staten Island.
- In Relief: RHP Greg Weissert: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP
- Hitting Star: DH Pablo Olivares: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB
- On Deck: CF Estevan Florial: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K
- Notables: 1B Steven Sensley went 0-for-5 with 3 K … LF Omar Carrizales went 1-for-4 with a 2B … SS Diego Castillo extended his hitting streak to seven games while going 1-for-4.
Single-A Charleston Riverdogs had the day off. They are 45-43 overall and are two games back of first place for the second half division title.
Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (2-1 walk-off win vs. Connecticut) … At 11-10, they’re a half game behind Brooklyn in their division.
- Starting Pitcher: LHP Josh Maciejewski: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 10/2 GB/FB — 55 of 86 (64%) pitches were strikes … The 2018 10th-round pick has a 0.92 ERA in 19 2/3 innings this year.
- In Relief: RHP Bryan Blaton: 2 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 3 K
- In Relief: LHP Tim Hardy: 1 IP, zeros, 1 K
- Hitting Star: DH Jorge Saez: 2-for-4, 1 RBI — Had a walk-off single … Is on rehab assignment from Trenton.
- On Deck: CF Evan Alexander: 2-for-4, CS
- Notables: ICYMI CF Everson Pereira was helped off the field after colliding with the video board in right field … SS Oswald Peraza and RF Jake Sanford each went 0-for-4.
Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (5-0 win at Bristol) … They lead their division with an 11-8 record.
- Starting Pitcher: LHP Ken Waldichuk: 3 IP, zeros, 5 K, 0/4 GB/FB — 30 of 42 (57%) pitches were strikes … Fabulous from this year’s fifth-round pick.
- In Relief: RHP Reid Anderson: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
- Hitting Star: 1B Spencer Henson: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
- On Deck: C Saul Torres: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 PB
- First-round Alert: SS Anthony Volpe: 0-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
- Notables: LF Ryder Green went 1-for-4 with a 2B, R and BB … 2B Roberto Chirinos and DH Antonio Cabello went 1-for-4 with a R.
GCL Yankees West: (8-7 loss to GCL Phillies West) … GCL Yankees East were rained out and will have their game made up on July 16. At 3-7, the Yankees GCL squads are tied for last in their division.
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Edward Paredes: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 7/1 GB/FB
- In Relief: RHP Diego Cordero: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP
- In Relief: RHP Shaine McNeely: 1 IP, zeros — 2019 16th-round pick.
- Hitting Star 1: 3B Ronny Rojas: 3-for-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB
- Hitting Star 2: CF Raimfer Salinas: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 K
- On Deck: DH Alexander Palma: 2-for-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 K
- Notables: SS Wilkerman Garcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer … C Juan Crisp went 1-for-3 with 2 R, 1 RBI and 1 BB … RF Nelson Medina went 2-for-4 with 1 3B.