News & Notes

  • RHP Brian Keller was called up to Scranton while Brady Lail was sent down to Trenton. Meanwhile, Jonathan Loaisiga was sent demoted from NYY to Scranton with Cory Gearrin active in the Majors.
  • RHP Wilser Barrios was called up to Tampa from the GCL to give the team length out of its bullpen in between twin bills

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (7-3 loss at Lehigh Valley) … They’re up just 1.5 game on Syracuse and are four up on Buffalo and Rochester. Magic number is nine with nine days to go in the season.

  • Starter: RHP Brian Keller: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/4 GB/FB — 61 of 95 (64%) pitches were strikes … Has two clunkers and two great starts in Triple-A.
  • In Relief: LHP Joe Mantiply: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K
  • Relief: RHP Chance Adams and LHP Rex Brothers: 1 IP each, 0 R
  • Hitting Star: DH Luke Voit: 2-for-4, solo homer, BB — Hit a leadoff homer as seen above … Has reached in four of eight PAs in Scranton.
  • On Deck: 1B Ryan McBroom: 1-for-3, solo homer, HBP, K
  • On Deck: SS Breyvic Valera: 2-for-5, 3B, RBI, K
  • Notables: LF Clint Frazier went 0-for-5 with a K … 3B Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-4 … 2B Wendell Rijo went 0-for-2 with 2 BB, a R, K and SB.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: (1-0 loss at Portland) … 71-59, already clinched a playoff berth.

  • Starter: RHP Shawn Semple: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 7 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 57 of 85 (67%) pitches were strikes … Had walked 15 in previous 25.1 IP with Trenton.
  • In Relief: RHP Brady Lail: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 3 K — Scranton needed a starter, so Lail went down and is overqualified in Trenton.
  • In Relief: RHP Daniel Alvarez: 1 IP, zeros, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: SS Kyle Holder: 1-for-4, 1 K — Extends on-base streak to 13 games.
  • On Deck: DH Chris Gittens and 2B Hoy Jun Park: 1-for-4, 1 K
  • On Deck: CF Rashad Crawford: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, SB
  • Notables: RF Ben Ruta went 1-for-4 with a SB … 1B Brandon Wagner went 0-for-3 with a BB, K and Trenton’s lone error.

High-A Tampa Tarpons: (6-5 win over Lakeland) … At 33-30 in the second half, they’re just 1.5 GB of Dunedin for 2nd-half division title … They play a doubleheader with Lakeland on Sunday.

  • Starter: RHP Daniel Bies: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 6/5 GB/FB — 69 of 103 (67%) pitches were strikes … First win since his call-up to Tampa.
  • Relief: RHP Wilser Barrios: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — First game above rookie ball for the 21-year-old.
  • In Relief: RHP Jefry Valdez: 1 IP, zeros — Got the save.
  • Hitting Star: 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-for-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R — His 7th and 8th homers put Tampa ahead twice, and for good.
  • On Deck: CF Estevan Florial: 1-for-3, R, BB, K — Florial is hitting .274/.365/.507 this month.
  • On Deck: C Jason Lopez: 1-for-3, 2B, R
  • Notables: 3B/1B Kyle Gray went 1-for-3 with a R.

Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (2-1 loss to Kannapolis) … At 30-31 in the second half, they trail the division by four games and are near elimination.

  • Starter: RHP Jhony Brito: 8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 8/6 GB/FB — 61 of 90 (68%) pitches were strikes … Tough luck loss … Has allowed just 11 baserunners in last 20 innings (three starts).
  • In Relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, HBP
  • Hitting Star: RF Josh Stowers: 2-for-4, solo homer, K — Seventh homer … Six hits in last two games.
  • On Deck: DH Josh Breaux and CF Brandon Lockridge: 1-for-4, K
  • Notables: 3B Oliver Dunn went 1-for-3 … SS Oswald Peraza went 0-for-4 with 1 K.

Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (1-0 win vs. Aberdeen) … SI Yanks are 36-30 and 2 GB of Hudson Valley and one game back of Aberdeen and Brooklyn for the wild card spot.

  • Starter: RHP Blakely Brown: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP, 8/3 GB/FB — 42 of 66 (64%) pitches were strikes … Has a 3.95 ERA with SI and has 47 K in 44.1 IP and a .195 opponents batting average.
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Ernst, Marcus Evey and Barret Loseke: Combined 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB — 1 K each.
  • Hitting Star: C Carlos Narvez: 2-for-3
  • On Deck: SS David Metzgar: 1-for-3, R, SB — Scored on a DP
  • Notables: DH Josh Smith went 1-for-3 with a K while 2B Ezequiel Duran and 3B Andres Chaparro each went 0-for-3.

Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees: (4-2 win at Burlington) … Scored all 4 R in the ninth inning … At 44-23, they have clinched a playoff berth. They are one win or Burlington loss from clinching their division crown.

  • Starter: RHP Jhonatan Munoz: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 4/0 GB/FB — 56 of 89 (63%) pitches were strikes … Has 19 K in last 2 starts.
  • In Relief: RHP Nelson L. Alvarez: 2 IP, 1 H, zeros, 4 K
  • In Relief: RHP Mitch Spence: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
  • Hitting Star: RF Ryder Green: 1-for-3, R, BB, K, error
  • On Deck: 1B Jake Farrell: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, R, 2 K — Game-tying single in 9th inning.
  • On Deck: LF Jake Pries: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, 3 K
  • Notables: DH Madison Santos went 1-for-3 with 2B, R, BB and 2 K … CF Antonio Cabello went 1-for-3 with a BB.

GCL Yankees East Game 1: (9-0 win over GCL Phillies East F/7)

  • Starter: RHP Daniel Marten: 4 IP, solo homer, 1 BB, 3 K, 5/2 GB/FB — 2 R, 13 baserunners in 11.2 innings.
  • In Relief: RHP Joensy Abreu: 2 IP, 3 H, zeros, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: C Antonio Gomez: 1-for-3, 1 pickoff on defense
  • On Deck: RF Sandy Mota: 1-for-3, 2 K
  • Notables: CF Kevin Alcantara and SS Alexander Vargas each went 0-for-3 … 1B Starlin Paulino went 0-for-1 with 2 BB.

GCL Yankees East Game 2: (5-1 loss to GCL Phillies East F/7) … Makeup of Aug. 16 rainout.

  • Starter: LHP Matt Minnick: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 2/2 GB/FB
  • In Relief: RHP Juan Carela: 2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP
  • In Relief: RHP Montana Semmel: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Hitting Star: CF Raimfer Salinas: 1-for-3, R, BB, 2 SB
  • On Deck: 1B Jhoiner Rodriguez: 2-for-3
  • On Deck: LF D’Vaughn Knowles: 1-for-3, 2B, R
  • Notables: 3B Javier Reynoso went 1-for-3 with an RBI … SS Angel Rojas went 1-for-3 with a BB and K.

GCL Yankees West: (12-4 loss to GCL Tigers West)

  • Starter: RHP Denny Larrondo: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 WP, 1 HBP, 2/2 GB/FB
  • In Relief: RHP Erick Mendez: 2.2 IP, zeros, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • In Relief: LHP Argelis Herrera: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
  • In Relief: RHP Felix Alonso: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 BB/K, 1 HR
  • Hitting Star: 2B/SS Jose Colmenares: 2-for-5, 2B, K, CS
  • On Deck: 3B Ronny Rojas: 1-for-4, solo homer, 3 K
  • On Deck: 1B Kyle MacDonald: 2-for-4, 2B
  • Notables: RF Nelson Medina went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI and a HBP … DH Stanley Rosario went 1-for-3 with a R and BB.