News & Notes

  • Greg Johnson of The Trentonian reports Luis Severino is expected to throw three innings while Dellin Betances should go about one inning Friday in Trenton. Thairo Estrada will join the team and play most of the game to begin his rehab.
  • Late to these, but Charleston starter Roansy Contreras was No. 2 on Baseball America’s Hot Sheet this week (Subs. Req) while Pulaski outfielder Antonio Cabello got a writeup on Baseball Prospectus (Subs Req). BA highlighted Contreras’ second half and BA wrote about Cabello’s projections as an 18-year-old.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders has a day off in the ILDS … Durham leads the best-of-5 series, 1-0. Game 2 was postponed early, so Scranton is still in Durham.

Double-A Trenton Thunder ELDS Game 2: (3-0 win at Reading F/10) … While Kyle Holder got the game-winning homer, James Reeves deserves a ton of credit for his strong relief … They lead the series, 2-0, with Game 3 in Trenton on Friday.

  • Rehab Start: RHP Rony Garcia: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 47 of 69 (68%) pitches were strikes … Left after back-to-back singles in the fourth … He had gone 5 IP in last three starts, so unsure exactly why this was so short … Trenton had rested bullpen though.
  • In Relief: LHP James Reeves: 3.2 IP, zeros, 6 K
  • In Relief: LHP Trevor Lane: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Daniel Alvarez: 1 IP, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyle Holder: 1-for-4, solo homer — Had been mired in an 0-for-24 skid … Had career-high nine HR in regular season.
  • On Deck: DH Isiah Gilliam: 2-for-5, 2B, K, GIDP
  • On Deck: 1B Chris Gittens: 1-for-3, 2B, BB, K
  • Notables: C Brian Navarreto went 1-for-4 with a 2B, RBI, R and 2 K … RF Alexander Palma and CF Rashad Crawford each went 1-for-4