DoTF: Tampa’s offense explodes in 19-9 win; Luke Voit homers for Scranton

The Yankees organization had a clean sweep today, from the majors through each run of the minors. Let’s get right to today’s game summary:

Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Must be nice to have Luke Voit in the lineup, huh? He and Miguel Andújar went deep as Scranton won its first game of the year, topping Syracuse 7-5 (box score).

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Brody Koerner: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K — 28 of 51 pitches were strikes (55 percent)…solid debut for 2015’s 17th-rounder…this is his third stint in Triple-A.
  • In relief: RHP Kyle Barraclough: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR — brutal outing…gave up a grand slam to journeyman minor leaguer Jake Hager.
  • In relief: RHP Adam Warren: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K — restored order after Barraclough bombed…very nice outing, could certainly be a big league option at some point this season if needed.
  • In relief: LHP Trevor Lane: 2.0 IP, 3 K, zeroes — also threw three scoreless innings in spring training with the big league club. Very nice season debut.
  • In relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 WP, 3 K, — made the ninth inning interesting, but picked up the save.
  • Rehab Watch: 1B Luke Voit: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI — I know Aaron Boone said they’re going to be patient with Voit’s rehab, but he sure looks ready. Had two hits last night, too.
  • Miggy Mantle: LF Miguel Andújar: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, sac fly, K — Much better than last night’s 0-fer. Went back-to-back with Voit.
  • Leftovers: RF Trey Amburgey also chipped in a homer…DH Chris Gittens and 2B Derek Dietrich went 0-for-7 combined, but drew a walk a piece. Dietrich hit into two double plays…yikes.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Somerset moves to 2-0 with a 3-1 win over the Harrisburg Senators (box score).

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Shawn Semple: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K — 40 of 61 pitches were strikes (66 percent)…good work from 2017’s 11th-rounder.
  • In relief: RHP Jefry Valdez: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 K — 21 of 33 pitches were strikes
  • In relief: RHP Michael Gomez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K — 13 of 19 pitches were strikes
  • In relief: RHP Keegan Curtis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K — 15 of 26 pitches were strikes…picked up his first save of the season.
  • CF Estevan Florial: 1-4, 2B, 2 K — Double just missed going over the wall for what would have been his second homer of the young season.
  • 3B Diego Castillo: 3-4, 2B — Always has had good bat-to-ball skills, never having posted a strikeout rate north of 11.4 percent.
  • Leftovers: C Donny Sands went deep2B Hoy Park and RF Michael Beltre recorded RBI singles. Beltre also stole a base. Park made a fielding error, his second already.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

Hudson Valley got its first win as an affiliate, 8-0 over the Jersey Shore BlueClaws (box score). Good pitching and plenty of offense, namely from Brandon Lockridge.

  • Starting Pitcher: LHP Ken Waldichuk: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 WP, 2 K. — 28 of 51 pitches were strikes (55 percent)…control came and went for 2019’s 5th rounder in this one…walked a batter in all three innings he appeared in.
  • In relief: RHP Barrett Loseke: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K — 29 of 46 pitches were strikes
  • In relief: RHP Zach Greene: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 5 K — 28 of 46 pitches were strikes…8th rounder in 2019 doesn’t throw particularly hard but has big spin rates, per FanGraphs.
  • CF Brandon Lockridge: 4-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI — Home run short of the cycle…Lockridge has some wheels and profiles as a fourth outfielder type down the road.
  • Leftovers: 2B Ezequiel Duran picked up two hits and a stolen base, but also struck out twice…SS Oswald Peraza went hitless, but walked and stole a base in his six plate appearances…DH Josh Breaux picked up a hit but struck out thrice…it was C Mickey Gasper, not Breaux in the video below.

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

What a slugfest. Tampa topped the Dunedin Blue Jays, 19-9 (box score). The Tarpons were down 7-0 after two and a half innings, mind you.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Harold Cortijo: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R (6 ER), 5 BB, 2 K — 20 of 55 pitches were strikes (36 percent)all seven runs scored with two outs in the second…outing ended after three consecutive walks, two forcing in a run…what a nightmare.
  • In relief: RHP Kevin Milam: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
  • In relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K — pitcher of record in this one…signed as an undrafted free agent last year.
  • In relief: RHP Shaine McNeely: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K
  • In relief: RHP Carson Coleman: 1.0 IP, zeroes, 2 K
  • SS Anthony Volpe: 1-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 1 BB, SB — Now has three steals in two games.
  • DH Austin Wells: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B, 1 BB — strong offensive start from last year’s first rounder after homering yesterday.
  • 2B Trevor Hauver: 2-2, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR, 3 BB — three homers already…last year’s third rounder can really hit, though he was overshadowed by Spencer Torkelson in college.
  • CF Pat DeMarco: 2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — surprising power output from a guy listed 5-foot-9, 192 pounds. Was the team’s 17th rounder in 2019.
  • Leftovers: Everyone except C Carlos Narvaez and LF Juan de Leon had a hit in this one, though both at least reached base via free pass…RF Jake Sanford chipped in two hits and 2 RBI…1B Andres Chaparro notched 4 hits and 2 doubles3B Chad Bell picked up a couple of singles

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1 Comment

  1. DZB

    I imagine they had a rehab plan for Voit that would be hard to disrupt, except Ford is about to drop his average below .100 if something doesn’t change (he is at .103) and he once again has a negative fWAR. So that, plus the fact that Voit looks pretty much good to go, could get them to quickly reconsider that plan!

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