DoTF: Severino scratched, Volpe goes deep

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

After a lengthy rain delay, the RailRiders fell to the IronPigs, 6-4 (box score). More notably: Luis Severino’s scheduled rehab start didn’t happen as planned, though I don’t think there’s reason to worry, at least not yet. It’s very likely that the rain delay threw a wrench into the plans. No reason to try to force things in a rehab start, you know.

Welp, Luis Severino didn’t make his rehab start because he didn’t feel right, according to manager Doug Davis. Eek. More details to come. (Conor Foley)

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Braden Bristo: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — 22 of 39 pitches were strikes (56%)
  • In relief: LHP Matt Krook: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 6 K — 48 of 91 pitches were strikes (53%)
  • In relief: RHP Adam Warren: 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeroes — 9 of 14 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • In relief: RHP Ron Marinaccio: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 15 of 20 pitches were strikes (75%)
  • Hitting star: C Donny Sands: 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, K — Three-run homer made this a one run game in the seventh
  • Also going yard: DH Greg Allen: 2-4, R, HR, RBI
  • Leftovers: CF Ryan LaMarre doubled…RF Socrates Brito and 3B Armando Alvarez had the only other hits for SWB.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Portland topped Somerset 4-1 (box score).

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Luis Medina: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR — 51 of 82 pitches were strikes (62%)…Solid outing, but oddly, Medina isn’t missing many bats in Double-A. He picked up 50 strikeouts in 32.2 innings with Hudson Valley, but at this level, he has 42 in 40.2 frames.
  • In relief: RHP Nick Ernst: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K — 39 of 55 pitches were strikes (71%)
  • In relief: RHP Addison Russ: 1.0 IP, zeroes — 6 of 10 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • Rehab watch: DH Clint Frazier: 1-3, BB — Second rehab game. His assignment can go all the way to August 30th if the Yankees want to drag it out.
  • All of the offense: DH Dermis García: 1-2, R, HR, RBI, 2 BB — His homer was the lone run for Somerset. He’s got 23 on the year.
  • Leftovers: RF Thomas Milone, CF Michael Beltre, and 2B Eduardo Torrealba had the only other hits for the Patriots. Milone and Beltre doubled.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The Blue Claws beat the Renegades 8-4 (box score). Hudson Valley scored a run in the eight and two in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.

  • Starting pitcher: LHP Edgar Barclay: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K — 56 of 78 pitches are strikes (72%)
  • In relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — 27 of 41 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • In relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K — 25 of 38 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • In relief: RHP Nelson Alvarez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K — 12 of 18 pitches were strikes (67%)
  • Prospect watch: SS Anthony Volpe: 2-4, R, HR, RBI — His 7th homer in 119 plate appearances for HV. Had 12 in 257 with Tampa. He’s really good, folks.
  • Prospect watch: C Austin Wells: 2-4, K — Power hasn’t come yet at this level, but he’s holding his own at .262/.326/.429 in 46 plate appearances.
  • Hitting star: SS Roberto Chirinos: 3-3, R 2B, HR, RBI — Making a good early impression in just his second game here. He hit .246/.317/.404 for Tampa before his promotion.
  • Big day: LF Elijah Dunham: 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K — Undrafted free agent signing in last year’s shortened draft has an .862 OPS between Tampa and Hudson Valley this year.
  • Leftovers: CF Everson Pereira went 0-for-4 after going 5-for-5 yesterday…RF Pablo Olivares picked up a single.

Single-A Tampa Tarpons

Game 1: The Tarpons one-hit the Threshers in the first of two today (box score). Beck Way dominated.

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Beck Way: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 5 K, zeroes — 50 of 78 pitches were strikes (64%)…Threw 58% sliders and picked up 8 whiffs on 21 swings…Now has a 3.05 ERA in 41.1 innings in Tampa.
  • In relief: RHP Carson Coleman: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K — 11 of 17 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • The Martian: CF Jasson Dominguez: 3-3, 2B, RBI — All three hits north of 103 MPH off the bat. One of his singles reached 112.
  • 1st Rounder: SS Trey Sweeney: 2-4, R — Broke an 0-for-16 start with the Tarpons
  • 4th Rounder: 2B Cooper Bowman: 1-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SB — Also off to a bit of a slow start in Tampa, but this was his first extra base hit here.
  • Leftovers: LF Aldenis Sánchez, 2B Benjamin Cowles, and 1B Eric Wagaman all had base hits. Sánchez’s was a double.

Game 2:

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Tyrone Yulie: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K — 43 of 63 pitches were strikes (68%)…Touched 99.7 on the radar gun
  • In relief: RHP Jhonatan Muñoz: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR — 24 of 45 pitches were strikes (53%)
  • The Martian: DH Jasson Dominguez: 0-3, 2 K — At least game one was great
  • Hitting star: LF Juan De Leon: 1-2, R, HR, 3 RBI, K
  • Prospect watch: RF Ryder Green: 1-3, R, HR, RBI — Homer traveled 447 feet!
  • Leftovers: 1B Tyler Hardman had two hits including a double…2B Cooper Bowman and SS Benjamin Cowles had a single each.
The Green homer.

FCL Yankees

The FCL Yanks fell to the FCL Tigers East, 13-4 (box score).

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Yon Castro: 2.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • In relief: RHP Wilser Barrios: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
  • In relief: LHP Brandom Sánchez: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
  • In relief: RHP Jarrod Lessar: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • In relief: RHP Osiel Rodríguez: 1.0 IP, 1 K, zeroes
  • Prospect watch: SS Alexander Vargas: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB
  • Prospect watch: CF Rainfer Salinas: 1-4, RBI, BB, K


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  1. MG309

    Both Green and Higashioka are complete f**King idiots. How can you throw a bad curveball in that situation? If Abreau hits your best pitch out it’s his victory, to hit a BP quality breaking ball in that situation is just stupid, period.

  2. MikeD

    Hard to even assess the Sevy situation without, well, information! Perhaps his right groin felt tight again, or maybe it was his elbow, or maybe it was something else unrelated. Even if it’s the elbow, no need to panic (yet) as it’s quite common for there to be some adhesions that cause discomfort as a pitcher works his way back. I’m sure Sevy and the Yankees were being ultra cautious, particularly on a rainy day. Hopefully Boone will give some indication in his pre-game presser.

    I wonder if Volpe will cause the Yankees to reassess what they plan to do this offseason at SS. If they believe Volpe is as good as he appears and is only a season away, history says they won’t spend big on the SS class. They’ll leave a door open for him, because paying a top SS $600K beginning in 2023 will be preferable to paying a top SS $30M+ a year beginning in 2022. No, Volpe does not have the track record of Story, Correa and Seager, but that’s where talent evaluation comes in. Not spending big on a “proven” SS will allow them to direct that money toward other needs. I was keeping my eye on Brandon Crawford. He was a lefty batter, known as a good character player from winning teams, and he might have been had for two years, which is what he just signed for with the Giants. He’d have been a nice, much lower-cost option while the Yankees waited on Volpe. No longer an option.

    • MikeD

      Shoulder tightness. MRI on Monday. That’s a yuck, but let’s hope that it’s minor inflammation and nothing serious.

  3. Corin

    Cursed season💀

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