DoTF: Pulaski drops first playoff game; Tampa’s season ended by hurricane

News & Notes

  • The rest of the Florida State League regular season and postseason have been canceled because Hurricane Dorian is set to hit the state. That means the Tampa Tarpons‘ season is over, just as the GCL teams’ seasons are over.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (8-4 loss vs. Buffalo) … They are tied with Syracuse with three games to go in the season.

  • Starter: LHP Jordan Montgomery: 1.2 IP,2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 24 of 35 (69%) pitches were strikes … Second rehab start … Here’s video of his first, second and third strikeouts.
  • In Relief: RHP Ben Heller: 2 IP, 2 H, zeros, 2 K — Picked off two runners
  • In Relief: RHP Deivi Garcia: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP — He allowed a 3-run homer … He’s now given up runs in all three of his games since moving to relief … Starting to doubt he gets the call Sept. 1.
  • In Relief: RHP Brody Koerner: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 WP
  • Hitting Star: C Kyle Higashioka: 2-for-5, 3-run homer, K
  • Hitting Star 2: CF Trey Amburgey: 1-for-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2 K
  • On Deck: SS Mandy Alvarez: 1-for-4, 2-run double, R, K
  • On Deck: 3B Breyvic Valera: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB
  • Notables: 1B Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-4 with a 2B and RBI … LF Clint Frazier went 0-for-5 with 2 K … RF Ryan McBroom went 1-for-4 with a BB.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (5-3 loss to Reading) … The Thunder will play Reading in the ELDS starting next Wednesday.

  • Starter: RHP Rony Garcia: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 46 of 76 (55%) pitches were strikes … Finishes the regular season with a 4.01 ERA in career-high 130.1 IP across Tampa and Trenton.
  • In Relief: RHP Greg Weissert: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • In Relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 2 IP, zeros, 3 K
  • Hitting Star: LF Ben Ruta: 2-for-5, HR, RBI, 2 R
  • On Deck: DH Angel Aguilar: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
  • On Deck: EL MVP 1B Chris Gittens: 2-for-3, RBI, BB, K
  • Notables: 2B Hoy Jun Park went 0-for-3 with a BB and SB … RF Isiah Gilliam went 0-for-3 with a BB and 2 K.

High-A Tampa Tarpons‘ season is over. They finished with a 64-71 record.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (8-6 win over Greenville) … With Augusta winning, they’ve been eliminated from postseason contention …

  • Starter: RHP Jhony Brito: 5 IP, 12 H, 6 R (5 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 6/3 GB/FB — 59 of 79 (75%) pitches were strikes … 3.58 ERA in 100.1 IP as a 21-year-old in his first season in full-season ball after missing all of 2018.
  • In Relief: RHP Keegan Curtis: 4 IP, 2 H, zeros, 6 K
  • Hitting Star: C Ryan Lidge: 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, CS — Hit his first HR in Charleston to put the team ahead in the sixth inning.
  • On Deck: SS Oswald Peraza: 2-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
  • On Deck: LF Canaan Smith: 2-for-4, R, RBI, 2 SB
  • On Deck: 1B Eric Wagaman: 2-for-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, K
  • Notables: DH Josh Breaux went 1-for-2 with a R and 2 BB … 3B Matt Pita went 0-for-2 with 2 HBP, a R and K.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (2-0 win over Hudson Valley) … SI Yanks are 40-33 and 1.5 GB of Hudson Valley and Brooklyn/Aberdeen for the division/wild card

  • Starter: RHP Blakely Brown: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 9/2 GB/FB — 55 of 90 (61%) pitches were strikes … That’s his third six-plus inning and scoreless outing in his last five … Has a 2.98 ERA.
  • In Relief: RHP Justin Wilson: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • Hitting Star: 3B Andres Chaparro: 1-for-4, game-winning two-run double in the eighth inning
  • On Deck: C Carlos Narvaez: 1-for-2, BB, K
  • On Deck: DH David Metzgar: 2-for-4, 2B, R, 2 K
  • Notables: SS Josh Smith went 0-for-2 with a R, BB and HBP … CF Jacob Sanford and 1B Mitchell Robinson each went 0-for-3 with a BB and K.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees ALDS Game 1: (6-0 loss at Burlington) Pulaski hosts a must-win Game 2 on Saturday and, if necessary, a winner-take-all Game 3 on Sunday.

  • Starter: RHP Reid Anderson: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 5/4 GB/FB — 53 of 72 (74%) pitches were strikes … The 2018 40th-round pick had a 3.09 ERA in 46.2 innings in the regular season.
  • In Relief: RHP Mitch Spence: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP — This year’s 10th-round pick has a 3.54 ERA with a 29:4 GB:FB ratio. Derek recently profiled him.
  • Hitting Star: LF Antonio Cabello: 1-for-2, BB
  • On Deck: SS Jesus Bastidas: 1-for-3, K
  • On Deck: 3B Chad Bell: 1-for-4, K, fielding error
  • Notables: Pulaski was held to just three hits and one walk, striking out 13 times.


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1 Comment

  1. RetroRob

    Re: Deivi. You could be right, although they may also opt to continue his development by giving him his first look at the big leagues and allowing the major league coaching staff to work with him too. They likely want him to be an option as a call-up starter in 2020, so they’ll do what’s best to get him prepared for that. The stuff is there. The command needs work. At his age, hard to say when that will happen, but the more work he can get in the better. I doubt they’re concerned about extending his service time here. With pitchers, use them while you can.

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