DoTF: Staten Island sweeps twin bill with shutout, walk-off

News & Notes

  • The Yankees signed LHP Tyler Lyons to an MiLB deal after he was let go by the Pirates. He has a 4.20 ERA in his 272.1 MLB innings over seven seasons, but the 31-year-old has a 9.15 ERA over 20.2 innings the last two years.
  • RHP Michael King is back up with Scranton while RHP David Sosebee was placed on the 7-day IL. OF Omar Carrizales was released.
  • 2017 1st-round pick Clarke Schmidt was called up to Trenton. RHP Frank German was activated off the IL in Tampa.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (7-5 loss at Charlotte) … That’s a three-game sweep for the Knights in which Scranton allowed 35 runs … Their lead in the division is down to three games.

  • Starter: RHP Nick Nelson: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 8/2 GB/FB — 58 of 91 (64%) pitches were strikes … Called up from Trenton after having 2.35 ERA over 65 innings … Could be much worse for first taste of Triple-A in 2019.
  • Relief: LHP Josh Maciejewski: 3IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 1 HBP
  • Hitting Star: 3B Mandy Alvarez: 1-for-3, 2-run homer, BB
  • On Deck: LF Clint Frazier: 0-for-3, BB, R
  • On Deck: RF Zack Zehner: 1-for-4, solo homer, GIDP
  • Notables: 1B Ryan McBroom went 2-for-4 with a 2B, R and RBI … DH Trey Amburgey went 1-for-4 with a 2B, RBI and GIDP while SS Tyler Wade went 1-for-3 with a 2B, R and HBP.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (6-5 win at Akron) … 66-55, already clinched a playoff berth.

  • Starter: RHP Rony Garcia: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 4/4 GB/FB — 50 of 79 (63%) pitches were strikes … ERA up to 4.88 in Trenton despite coming off back-to-back quality starts.
  • In Relief: LHP James Reeves: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 1.1 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: LF Rashad Crawford: 2-for-3, 2-run homer, BB, K
  • On Deck: 1B Brandon Wagner: 3-for-4, solo homer
  • On Deck: SS Kyle Holder: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R, SB
  • Notables: DH Chris Gittens went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI and a BB … 2B Wendell Rijo went 1-for-5 with a run and RBI … 3B Angel Aguilar went 1-for-4 with a 2B and GIDP.

High-A Tampa Tarpons had their game canceled by wet grounds. They won’t make it up as they don’t play Palm Beach again this year.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (6-3 loss at Asheville) … 64-59 record … 3.0 games back of first-place Asheville in second half.

  • Starter: RHP Yoendrys Gomez: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 2/2 GB/FB — 47 of 84 (56%) pitches were strikes … The 19-year-old has struggled with command with 5 HBP and 5 BB in 16.2 IP with CSC.
  • In Relief: LHP Tim Hardy: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • In Relief: RHP Ron Marinaccio: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Hitting Star: 1B Eric Wagaman: 2-for-3, RBI, BB, CS
  • On Deck: SS Oswald Peraza: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, SB
  • On Deck: LF Canaan Smith: 2-for-5, RBI, GIDP, K
  • Notables: CF Brandon Lockridge went 1-for-5 with a 2B and 3 K … DH Josh Breaux went 0-for-4 with a R and K … 3B Max Burt went 2-for-3 with an RBI and HBP.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees Game 1: (3-0 win over Lowell F/7)

  • Starter: RHP Nelvin Correa: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 7/5 GB/FB — 57 of 76 (65%) pitches were strikes … Has allowed just one run and 18 baserunners in 19 IP with Staten Island.
  • Hitting Star: C Carlos Narvaez: 2-for-2, R, RBI, BB, SB
  • On Deck: 1B Mitchell Robinson: 1-for-3, 2B, R, RBI, K
  • Notables: 2B Ezequiel Duran went 1-for-3 with a R and SB while DH Josh Smith went 0-for-3.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees Game 2: (8-7 walk-off win over Lowell F/7) … Makeup of yesterday’s rainout … Walk-off single after blowing lead in seventh … They’re 3.0 GB of first place.

  • Starter: LHP Abismael Villaman: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 4/2 GB/FB — 44 of 66 (67%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Derek Craft: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR
  • In Relief: RHP Bryan Blanton: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 HBP
  • Hitting Star: RF Jake Sanford and 3B Andres Chaparro: Each 2-for-4, 2B, HR — Sanford had 2 RBI and K’d once, Chaparro had 2 K
  • On Deck: SS Josh Smith: 2-for-3, 2-run homer, BB, K, error — He’s obliterating this level. Can’t wait to see him in full-season ball next year.
  • On Deck: LF Isaiah Pasteur: 1-for-2, 2-run homer, 2 R, BB
  • On Deck: 2B Matt Pita: 1-for-4, walk-off single
  • Notables: DH Ezequiel Duran went 1-for-4 with a R and K … CF Pat DeMarco went 1-for-2 with a 2B, R, 2 BB, SB and K.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (8-2 win over Kingsport) … The P-Yanks are 37-17, 4.5 games up in their division with a magic number of 8 for a postseason spot.

  • Starter: RHP Reid Anderson: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 3/2 GB/FB — 53 of 85 (62%) pitches were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Kenlly Montas: 1 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 1 K
  • In Relief: RHP Evan Voliva: 2 IP, zeros, 4 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Hayden Wesneski: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 WP
  • Hitting Star: RF Jake Pries: 1-for-3, HR, 4 RBI, R, HBP, K
  • On Deck: 2B Borinquen Mendez: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R
  • On Deck: LF Robert Javier: 1-for-4, 2 R, BB, SB
  • Notables: SS Roberto Chirinos went 0-for-3 with a BB, 2 R and a K … DH Ryder Green went 0-for-3 with a sac fly, R, SB and 2 K … 3B Chad Bell went 1-for-4 with a R and K.

Both GCL Yankees East and West were supposed to play each other, yet they were rained out. They’ll have a twin bill on Aug. 23


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  1. Sam Aaron

    If this is who Kyle holder really is, 270/350/425 with a GG at short he is a slightly better version of Andrelton Simmons who has gotten MVP votes in multiple seasons. Simmons was slightly better in the minors but remember that Holders main sport growing up was basketball and has only solely focused on baseball for a few years now. He could end up being a really really good player.

  2. Wire Fan

    Is Kriske an up and down reliever for the Yankees next year?

    Walks are a bit high, but otherwise some good results and he seems like a potential Scranton shuttle guy next year. I wonder if they protect him this winter (Rule 5 draft eligible).

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