News & Notes
- The one-game playoff below was insane, so I put the stats of everyone for the Yankees. On the Mets side, Ervin Santana started and Jed Lowrie made a rehab appearance.
- I’m going to share this again: Please consider donating to the Go Fund Me for Chace Numata’s family’s travel and hospital expenses after the former Yankees MiLB catcher died at age 27.
- With Scranton-WB winning, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino and Dellin Betances could all make rehab appearances for the RailRiders this week.
- The Royals activated 1B Ryan McBroom after he was traded from the Yankees for international bonus pool money.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (14-13 win over Syracuse) … This game was wild. Scranton allowed five runs in the 1st inning, trailed 7-1 in the 7th and 13-6 in the 8th, but the RailRiders rallied for 13 runs while sending 22 men to bat in the 7th/8th to earn a comeback victory. They now head to Durham to start a 5-game postseason series.
- Starter: RHP Adonis Rosa: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 3/0 GB/FB — 21 of 35 (49%) pitches were strikes … The unearned runs came on his own throwing error.
- In Relief: LHP Joe Mantiply: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
- In Relief: RHP Deivi Garcia: 3 IP, 1 H, zeros, 2 K — That’s his first relief outing without a run allowed … He helped the RailRiders calm the game down … And he may have added something to his motion.
- In Relief: RHP Brady Lail: 1+ IP, 5 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 2 K
- In Relief: RHP David Hernandez: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP
- In Relief: LHP Danny Coulombe: 0.2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K
- In Relief: RHP Ben Heller: 1 IP, zeros, 1 K — Earned the save
- Hitting Star: C Kyle Higashioka: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 solo homers, BB, K — Terrance Gore pinch ran for him and scored the winning run after stealing a base … Higgy now has 20 HR in Triple-A this year.
- On Deck: 1B/C Erik Kratz: 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, HBP — Go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning.
- On Deck: LF/1B Gosuke Katoh: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB
- On Deck: DH Brandon Wagner: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 R
- Notables: OF Zack Zehner went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI, a Sac Fly and a R … OF Billy Burns walked twice with an RBI and R while SS Breyvic Valera walked once with a sac fly and R … 2B Wendell Rijo went 1-for-4 with a BB and 2 R … 3B Mandy Alvarez went 1-for-5 with a R and RBI.
Double-A Trenton Thunder had the day off and will play in Reading to start the ELDS on Wednesday. Game 1 and 2 will be in Reading and then Games 3, 4 and 5 will be in Trenton. … It’ll be Phillies top pitching prospect Spencer Howard facing Clarke Schmidt in Game 1.