Yankees Minor League Report 5/22/19: Frank German Ks 8; Josh Stowers: 35

Scranton Railriders (22-18) (Defeated Pawtucket, 8-6)

LF Trey Amburgey 4-for-5, HR (4), 3 RBI, 3 RS
Second four-hit game of the season.   After Amburgey was drafted in 2015, he compiled three four-hit games in August.   He is up to .289 on the season with a .792 OPS.
SS Breyvic Valera0-for-2, BB, SAC
CF Mike Tauchman0-for-3, RS, BB
C Kyle Higashioka:  2-for-4, HR (5), 4 RBI, RS
All five home runs have come in his last ten games.   He is hitting .299 with a .964 OPS.
3B Tyler Wade:  0-for-4, 2 K
1B Ryan McBroom2-for-4, 2B (12), RS, K
DH Logan Morrison0-for-4, RS
LF Billy Burns:  0-for-2, SF, RBI, BB, K
2B Gosuke Katoh:  0-for-2, RS, 2 BB
Promoted back up here.  Cliff Pennington is now on the injured list.

RHP Raynel Espinal:   4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K
LHP Stephen Tarpley: (W, 3-0)  3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
13 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 11 K
LHP Rex Brothers:  0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, HR
RHP Joe Harvey: (S, 2) 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Trenton Thunder (25-17) (Defeated Portland, 3-2)

2B Hoy Jun Park:  0-for-3, BB, K
Given his recent hit pattern (3-0-3-0-3-0-2-0), his next game should be a good one.
3B Wendell Rijo:  0-for-3, RS, BB
DH Chris Gittens1-for-3, BB
He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games.  He has 29 walks in 35 games.
LF Zack Zehner 1-for-4, RBI
1B Brandon Wagner:  0-for-1, RS, 2 BB, HBP
7th HBP of the season
SS Kyle Holder:  1-for-4
Someone who went to the Thunder game on Tuesday commented to me that Holder looks extremely slick in the field.  That is going to be his calling card if and when he makes it to the big leagues.  The bat is not likely going to be "special", but it may not need to be for him to be useful.
CF Matt Lipka:  0-for-3, SF, RBI
C Kellin Deglan2-for-4, RS
RF Rashad Crawford:  1-for-4, 3B (1), RBI, K

RHP Trevor Stephan:  3.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
59 pitches in his second start back from injury.  He only tossed 2.1 innings last time out, so I assume they are just building him back up.
RHP Adonis Rosa: (W, 2-1)  5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
This further makes me believe that Stephan was on a strict pitch count, as they had Rosa ready to go behind him.

Tampa Tarpons (20-25) (Defeated Florida, 7-1)

CF Pablo Olivares:  3-for-5, RBI
.236/.358/.307 in 127 AB
2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 0-for-5, RBI, 2 K
RF Isiah Gilliam:  1-for-4, 2 RBI, BB, K
1B Dermis Garcia: 1-for-4
.248/.309/.503.   He has double-digit home runs in four straight seasons.
SS Diego Castillo:  0-for-4, K
C Jason Lopez1-for-2, 2B (6), RS, 2 BB, K
DH/SS Angel Aguilar:  2-for-4, 2 RS
3B Welfrin Mateo: 2-for-3, SF, RBI, 2 RS
LF Tyler Hill2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 RS, BB, CS (3)

RHP Frank German: (W, 2-2)  5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K (career-high)
3.03 ERA in 35.2 IP with 31 hits allowed and a 32/15 K/BB ratio.  21-year old skipped over Charleston.
RHP Braden Bristo2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
1.74 ERA in 20.2 IP with 12 hits allowed and a 24/5 K/BB ratio.
RHP Kyle Zurak:  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
2.78 ERA in 22.2 IP with 21 hits allowed and a 23/6 K/BB ratio

Charleston Riverdogs (24-22) (Lost to Asheville, 10-8)

CF Brandon Lockridge2-for-4, 2B (15), HR (6), RBI, 3 RS, HBP, K
Lockridge is certainly locked in.   He is 29-for-84 (.345) in May with eight doubles and four home runs.  
RF Josh Stowers3-for-5, 3B (1), HR (3), 3 RBI, 2 RS
Stowers has speed and power, so it is surprising to see that this is his first career triple (93rd career game).   He has now homered in back-to-back games.
LF Canaan Smith1-for-5, K
He waits until his final AB to extend his hitting streak to eight.
1B Mickey Gasper1-for-3, HBP, BB, 2 K
DH Frederick Cuevas2-for-5, 2B (6), RBI
2B Kyle Gray0-for-4, BB, K
C Eduardo Navas:  1-for-5, RS, 2 K
3B Max Burt:  3-for-4, RS, K
SS Ricky Surum 1-for-4, 2B (3), RBI, K

RHP Luis Gil: (L, 2-3)  4 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, HR
He was well past due for a clunker.  This boosts his ERA all the way up to 2.19 (as I said, he was overdue for a clunker!).  He also threw three wild pitches and hit two batters, so he was not in any kind of groove.   Toss!
RHP Jhony Brito4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

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