News & Notes
- Forgot to mention this in yesterday’s DoTF: For Luis Severino and Dellin Betances’ rehab appearances in Trenton, they use the MLB ball when they’re in the game, then the MiLB ball when they’re not. That way, they can use the ball they’re used to.
- As the headline indicates, Scranton’s season is over. That leaves the Thunder as the only affiliate remaining.
- The Thunder will play Bowie (Double-A Orioles) in the Eastern League Championship Series. They will host the Baysox on Tuesday and Wednesday, then go on the road Thursday-Saturday.
- Trenton has lost in the ELCS twice in the last three seasons. They last won the ELCS in 2013.
- Thairo Estrada joined Scranton on Saturday for his second rehab game after playing for Trenton on Friday.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders ILDS Game 3: (17-2 loss at Durham) … Lost in 30-9 in aggregate for the three-game series … This frees up Kyle Higashioka, Breyvic Valera, Terrance Gore, Ben Heller, Deivi Garcia and Adonis Rosa for potential call-ups.
- Starter: RHP Nick Nelson: 1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 6/2 GB/FB — 23 of 43 (54%) pitches were strikes … Touched 98 mph in the outing but needed those 43 pitches to complete the inning.
- In Relief: LHP Joe Mantiply: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K
- In Relief: RHP Deivi Garcia: 1+ IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HR — Had two stretches of 8+ straight balls … In my opinion, he is not ready for a call-up and should wait until next year.
- In Relief: RHP Ben Heller: 2 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 5 K — Heller, meanwhile, is pretty deserving of a call-up.
- Relief: RHP Brody Koerner: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 HBP
- In Relief: RHP Greg Weissert: 0.1 IP, zeros
- Hitting Star: C Erik Kratz: 1-for-4, 2 RBI
- On Deck: SS Thairo Estrada: 1-for-3 — His error led to two runs in third inning.
- On Deck: 2B Breyvic Valera: 1-for-3, R, BB, 2 K
- Notables: 3B Wendell Rijo and CF Terrance Gore each went 1-for-4 … SS Angel Aguilar came off the bench, doubled and scored.