DoTF: Valera hits wild walk-off; Pulaski’s season begins


  • Aaron Judge’s rehab assignment is over, Conor Foley reports. All Rise Friday!
  • Foley reported that Clint Frazier is in Scranton. He didn’t play today but will be in Thursday’s lineup.
  • The Yankees and Railriders released two players recently: RHPs Drew Hutchison and Danny Farquhar. Hutchison had an out in his contract while Farquhar has a 21 ERA in two appearances, though it may have more to do with just not enough roster spots. Too bad, hope Farquhar catches on elsewhere.
  • More on Deivi Garcia: His 15 strikeouts tied a Trenton Thunder record and the Minor League-high this season. Thunder pitching coach Tim Norton spoke to about Garcia’s outing, saying “What he did in such a big game for this team — you win, you make the playoffs; you lose you don’t. For a 20-year-old kid to do that is pretty impressive.”

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (7-6 walk-off win over Norfolk F/10) … At 41-28, Scranton has a six-game lead in the International League North.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Brody Koerner: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP — 62 of 94 pitches (66%) were strikes … Fourth straight quality start.
  • In Relief: LHP Danny Coulombe: 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR — Allowed homer to Dwight Smith Jr. … David Sosebee got the win with 2 2/3 innings of one-run ball.
  • All Rise Watch: RF Aaron Judge: 0-for-2, 1 BB — Left the game after seven innings … Game was raining, so it was likely to have him avoid the poor conditions.
  • Hitting Star: 1B/RF Ryan McBroom: 2-for-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 IBB — 14th and 15th homer this year.
  • On Deck: SS Breyvic Valera: 1-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R — With tying run on second in 10th inning, Valera hit a game-tying double … and the right fielder thought it was a walk-off, throwing the ball into the stands and allowing it to become a walk-off.
  • Notables: 3B Tyler Wade hit a game-tying two-run double in the ninth inning, his second hit … C Kyle Higashioka homered in 4 AB … CF Mike Tauchman doubled.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (4-2 win over Richmond) … At 39-27, the Thunder won the Eastern Division first-half title. They’re playoff-bound.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Albert Abreu: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 5/2 GB/FB — 59 of 96 pitches (62%) were strikes … Has allowed two runs over his last 16 innings with 16/5 K/BB.
  • In Relief: RHP Andrew Bellatti: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: DH Mandy Alvarez: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB — Has OPS above. 800 this month.
  • On Deck: 2B Hoy Jun Park: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 SB — Eighth stolen base this year.
  • Notables: CF Matt Lipka singled and tripled and scored a run … LF Ben Ruta and 1B Brandon Wagner each went 1-for-4 with an RBI while Ruta scored a run … RF Rashad Crawford singled while SS Kyle Holder went 2-for-4.

High-A Tampa Tarpons were rained out in Dunedin. They start a series in Bradenton tomorrow and will make up today’s rainout on Aug. 17. Tampa is 30-40 this season and 1-1 in the second half standings.

Single-A Charleston RiverDogs are off after yesterday’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game. They play at Hickory on Thursday night. Charleston went 37-33 and finished 0.5 games out of the division crown.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees Game 1: (3-1 win over Connecticut F/7) … Makeup of yesterday’s postponement.

  • Starting Pitcher RHP Blakely Brown: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 42 of 66 pitches (64%) were strikes … The 2018 24th-round pick was a reliever for six appearances in GCL last year.
  • In Relief: RHP Barrett Loseke: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • In Relief: RHP Daniel Ramos: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K — Threw 70 2/3 IP last season with Charleston
  • Hitting Star: RF Juan De Leon: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 K — Hit 243/.339/.438 with Pulaski last year.
  • On Deck: 1B Mitchell Robinson: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • Notables: LF Evan Alexander went 1-for-1 with a walk, a run and a stolen base … SS Oswald Peraza and CF Everson Pereira each went 0-for-3 … DH Leonardo Molina walked and was caught stealing.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees Game 2: (6-4 win over Connecticut F/7)

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Wellington Diaz: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 51 of 62 pitches (82%) were strikes … Had 24 1/3 innings under his belt this year, mostly in Charleston.
  • In Relief: RHP Rodney Hutchison: 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Marcus Evey: 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Hitting Star: CF Isaiah Pasteur: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • On Deck: LF Alex Junior: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • Notables: DH Oswald Peraza went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 K … C Carlos Gallardo walked an scored a run … 3B Ricky Surum went 0-for-1 with 2 R, 1 RBI on a sac fly and 1 SB.

Rookie-level Pulaski Yankees Game 1: (5-1 win at Johnson City F/7) … First game of the year means full lineups per tradition.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Yoendrys Gomez: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 51 of his 81 pitches (63%) were strikes … The 19-year-old had a 2.33 ERA with GCL East Yankees last year.
  • In Relief: RHP Derek Craft: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RF Anthony Caballo: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • SS Roberto Chirinos: 0-for-4, 1 K
  • DH Anthony Garcia: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 3 K
  • CF Madison Santos: 0-for-3, 2 K
  • C Saul Torres: 0-for-3
  • LF Ryder Green: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 K
  • 1B Carlos Tatis: 1-for-3, 1 R
  • 3B Luis Santos: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 K
  • 2B Borinquen Diaz: 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 error

Rookie-level Pulaski Yankees Game 2: (3-1 loss at Johnson City F/7) … Second game means I’m not going through full lineups!

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Reid Anderson: 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K — 22 of 42 pitches (52%) were strikes… Professional debut for the 2018 40th-round pick.
  • In Relief: RHP Sean Boyle: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: RHP Elvis Peguero: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K — Had a 6.25 ERA with GCL Yankees last year.
  • Hitting Star: LF Ryder Green: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K
  • On Deck: RF Anthony Garcia: 0-for-2, Sac Fly, 2 K
  • Notables: CF Robert Javier and SS Luis Santos each had singles … C Gustavo Campero walked in 3 PAs and picked off a runner at second base.

The Gulf Coast League Yankees East team opens up on Monday while the GCL Yankees West play on Tuesday.


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  1. humpthewind

    Thanks for doing these posts!

  2. RetroRob

    Enjoy your final game with the Yankees, Cameron.

    I do wonder if they’ll try and delay the inevitable and keep Maybin for a bit longer, while rotating the 8th reliever on the Scranton Shuttle. Holder has an option. We’ll know soon enough.

    • chip56

      If the Yankees do move on from Maybin, I hope they can get some sort of trade value for him

      • The Original Drew

        Teams know that the NYY Maybin isn’t the real Maybin. The Yankees won’t get anything more than cash considerations.

        • RetroRob

          @TheOriginalDrew, yes. As I’ve noted elsewhere, Maybin was SLG .350 ten days ago, six weeks into his Yankee tenure. I love a good story and would like to believe Maybin has discovered something new, but I’ve watched too much baseball to know that’s not true. He’s serviceable. He’s on a hot streak, but he’s not a starter. The Yankees won’t get much for him.

    • exiled

      Hi, Retro. Great to see you. @RobsYankees. is exiled. And waiting to hear from you.

      • RetroRob

        Hi, Rob. I’m here, but our channel went AWOL!

    • Cofuzz

      It’ll be Nestor going down, I’m guessing.
      Then they’ll see how things play out before they need another bull pitcher.

    • Cortes will pitch tonight and can be sent down after the game thus opening a spot for Maybin for at least another 5-6 days.

  3. JG (Ben Francisco)

    Elvis has entered the building

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