News and Notes

  • The Yankees released Pulaski 2B Matt McGarry and 1B Carlos Tatis as well as SI Yanks 1B Miguel Flames. McGarry was a 34th-round pick in 2018 and hit .267/.417/.333 primarily with GCL Yankees East. Tatis hit .220/.288/.269 with Pulaski last year while Flames hit .254/.274/.338 with Staten Island last year.
  • I cite Josh Norris of Baseball America a lot here, but this is a must-read (subs req): Norris detailed how analyst Shea Wingate and the Yankees’ front office have implemented analytics in the Minor Leagues, giving daily cheat sheets and catcher wristbands like the ones in Majors. It helped Trenton clinch a no-hitter Monday.
  • Since all nine affiliates will be in play tomorrow, I’ll update records and standings. Sorry that’s been sporadic thus far.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (10-9 loss at Rochester) … Rallied from five runs down to lose it in the bottom of the eighth.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Brody Koerner: 5 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 3/2 GB/FB — 69 of 103 pitches (67%) were strikes.
  • In Relief: RHP Kaleb Ort: 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
  • In Relief: LHP Danny Coulombe: 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP
  • Hitting Star: DH Mike Ford: 4-for-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R — Had been in a mini-slump before picking up seven hits in his last three games.
  • On Deck: 3B Breyvic Valera: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 R
  • #SummerofThairo: 2B Thairo Estrada: 1-for-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 K — Fourth homer for Estrada.
  • Notables: LF Clint Frazier went 1-for-5 with 1 2B, 1 RBI and 1 K… SS Tyler Wade and 1B Logan Morrison each went 2-for-5 with 1 2B and 2 K… RF Trey Amburgey and CF Billy Burns went 1-for-3 with 2 Rs … Amburgey homered, walked, was HBP and stole a base while Burns stole two bases.