DoTF: Scranton’s division lead slips to one game; Canaan Smith homers for Charleston

News & Notes

  • INF Breyvic Valera was activated from the temporarily inactive list and started for Scranton-WB today.
  • RHP Brian Keller and OF Zack Zehner were sent from Scranton to Trenton.
  • Lastly, OF Matt Lipka was released from Double-A Trenton. Interestingly, the 27-year-old was in the middle of an 11-game hitting streak.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (7-4 loss to Pawtucket) … They’re up just one game on Syracuse and are up two on Buffalo, three on Rochester. Magic number is 13 with two weeks to go.

  • Starter: RHP Brody Koerner: 6 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 11/1 GB/FB — 60 of 94 (64%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: LHP Joe Mantiply: 1 IP, zeros, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Ben Heller: 0.2 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Ryan Dull: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP
  • Hitting Star: C Kyle Higashioka: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI, R, 1 K
  • On Deck: LF Clint Frazier: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R, GIDP
  • On Deck: 2B Wendell Rijo and DH Ryan McBroom: 2-for-4 — McBroom doubled once and struck out twice.
  • Notables: RF Trey Amburgey went 1-for-5 with 3B, R and RBI … CF Terrance Gore went 1-for-4 with a 2B, R, BB and K … 1B/SS Gosuke Katoh went 0-for-2 with 2 BB.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (7-2 loss to New Hampshire) … Led 2-0 going into the ninth … 68-58, already clinched a playoff berth.

  • Starter: RHP Rony Garcia: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 2/4 GB/FB — 60 of 88 (68%) pitches were strikes … Just exceeded his innings total from last season/his career high with 120.1 IP.
  • In Relief: LHP Trevor Lane: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • In Relief: RHP Andrew Bellatti: 1 IP, 5 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyle Holder: 2-for-4, R — Has a 10-game hitting streak going.
  • On Deck: RF Isiah Gilliam: 2-for-3, 2B
  • Notables: 1B Chris Gittens went 1-for-4 with a 2B and an RBI … 2B Hoy Jun Park went 0-for-4 with a GIDP.

High-A Tampa Tarpons: (5-4 win over Florida F/10) … Trailed by 2 going into the 9th … At 30-28, they’re 2.0 GB of Dunedin for 2nd-half division title.

  • Starter: RHP Luis Medina: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 53 of 83 (64%) pitches were strikes … High-A debut for the 20-year-old, who maintained his strikeout stuff in his promotion.
  • Relief: LHP Anderson Severino: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Hobie Harris: 2.1 IP, zeros, 4 K
  • In Relief: RHP Matt Wivinis: 1 IP, zeros, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: 2B Kyle Gray: 3-for-3, R, BB
  • On Deck: 1B Mickey Gasper: 2-for-5, 2B, R, K
  • On Deck: RF Alexander Palma: 1-for-4, 2B, R, BB, 2 K
  • Notables: CF Estevan Florial went 1-for-4 with a BB and SB … SS Diego Castillo went 1-for-5 with a R and SB.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (5-3 win over West Virginia) … At 28-28 in the second half, they trail the division by four games.

  • Starter: RHP Roansy Contreras: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 6/5 GB/FB — 56 of 87 (64%) pitches were strikes … Has gone at least six IP with 2 Rs or fewer in last five starts. Has a 2.51 ERA in the second half.
  • In Relief: LHP Tim Hardy: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
  • Hitting Star: DH Josh Breaux: 1-for-1, 2B, R, 3 BB — Had just four walks this month before this game.
  • On Deck: LF Canaan Smith: 1-for-4, 2-run homer, 1 K
  • On Deck: RF Josh Stowers: 1-for-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB
  • Notables: 3B Oliver Dunn went 1-for-3 with an RBI, BB and 2 K … SS Oswald Peraza went 1-for-4 with a R and K … CF Brandon Lockridge went 0-for-3 with a R, BB and K.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees … 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 today and will host the New York Penn League All-Star Game on Wednesday.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (4-3 loss to Johnson City F/10) … Led 3-1 with two outs in the ninth … At 39-21, they hold a 3.0 game lead in the division and have a magic number of three to clinch a playoff berth.

  • Starter: RHP Elvis Peguero: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP, 5/4 GB/FB — 38 of 63 (60%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Evan Voliva: 3 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 4 K — With Pulaski, the 2019 18th-round pick has allowed 0 Hs, 1 BB and has 11 K.
  • In Relief: RHP Mitch Spence: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: CF Madison Santos: 1-for-3, solo homer, BB, SB
  • On Deck: C Gustavo Campero: 1-for-4, 2B
  • On Deck: 2B Borinquen Mendez: 1-for-3, R, RBI, SB
  • Notables: SS Luis Santos went 1-for-2 with a BB and 2 CS… 3B Roberto Chirinos and LF Ryder Green each went 0-for-3 … Green walked while Chirinos drew a HBP.

GCL Yankees East: (4-2 loss to GCL Phillies West)

  • Starter: RHP Carlos Gomez: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Yon Castro: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R
  • In Relief: RHP Juan Carela: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Montana Semmel: 1 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: 1B Asbrubal Alvarez: 1-for-2, BB, CS
  • On Deck: 3B Javier Reynoso: 1-for-4, R, 2 K
  • Notables: CF Kevin Alcantara went 1-for-3 with a K … SS Alexander Vargas went 0-for-4 with a SB … 2B Angel Rojas went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

GCL Yankees West had the day off

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1 Comment

  1. CountryClub

    Love seeing that Medina only gave up 1 walk after being bumped up. Man, I hope it clicked for this kid.

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