The East and the West played each other today, with the West (18-16) punishing the poor East (13-20), 7-2.
CF Raimfer Salinas now owns a 10-game hitting streak after going 2-for-4 with his third home run of the season. He also stole his 8th base…17-year old RHP Jose Chambuco improved to 4-0 by throwing five innings, giving up two runs on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. In 46 innings between here and the DSL, he has a 3.91 ERA and 59/6 K/BB ratio. That will work. I looked through as many articles as I possibly could, but couldn't find anything about what Chambuco signed for, which means he signed for very little.
Scranton Railriders (64-51) (Lost to Charlotte, 12-2)
LF Clint Frazier: 1-for-4, 2B (14), K
6-game hitting streak (9-for-28)
C Gary Sanchez: 1-for-3, K
C Francisco Arcia: 0-for-1
SS Tyler Wade: 1-for-4, CS (5)
5-game hitting streak (6-for-19, four walks)
1B Ryan McBroom: 1-for-3, RS, BB, K
6-for-14 since returning from the IL
RF Trey Amburgey: 2-for-4, RS, 2 K
Hitting .270 with a .823 OPS.
2B Gosuke Katoh: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K
DH Erik Kratz: 1-for-4, 2 RBI
3B Mandy Alvarez: 1-for-3
8-game hitting streak
CF Billy Burns: 0-for-3
LHP Dan Camarena: (L, 4-8) 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, HR
6.27 ERA in 99 IP with 121 hits allowed and a 88/22 K/BB ratio. He has allowed 21 home runs!
RHP David Sosebee: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
3.50 ERA in 46.1 IP with 44 hits allowed and a 58/18 K/BB ratio
RHP Kaleb Ort: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
RHP Brady Lail: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, HR
Trenton Thunder (59-54) (Game suspended in the 5th inning due to rain. They will finish it tomorrow, which is when I will post the results. Isiah Gilliam has hit a home run in the game, his 4th since his promotion)
Tampa Tarpons (52-60) (Lost to Lakeland, 9-2)
LF Pablo Olivares: 0-for-3, BB
.258/.366/.313 in 329 AB
CF Estevan Florial: 0-for-4, K
2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-for-4, 2B (22), RS, K
.248/.297/.345 in 383 AB
1B Steven Sensley: 1-for-4, K
SS Diego Castillo: 1-for-4, RBI
7-game hitting streak (10-for-29)
DH Wilkerman Garcia: 1-for-4, 2 K
7-game hitting streak (10-for-29)
3B Kyle Gray: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K
C Jason Lopez: 1-for-2, HR (3), RBI, RS, BB
RF Leonardo Molina: 0-for-3
RHP Janson Junk (L, 3-6) 2.2 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
5.40 ERA in 70 IP at this level with 79 hits allowed and a 69/33 K/BB ratio.
RHP Daniel Bies: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
He has been struggling since his promotion here (really, just one game where he gave up seven runs!), so this is nice to see. He now owns a 90/25 K/BB ratio over 80.1 IP this season between here, Charleston, and Scranton (where he threw in one emergency game)
RHP Kyle Zurak: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
2.63 ERA in 51.1 IP with 41 hits allowed and a 44/14 K/BB ratio for the 8th round pick back in 2017. Ten consecutive scoreless outings
Charleston Riverdogs (57-57) had the night off.
Staten Island Yankees (27-24) (Lost to Vermont, 14-10)
SS Josh Smith: 1-for-4, HR (2), RBI, 2 RS, 2 BB, K
Back-to-back games with a home run. He is 13-for-35 with ten walks and three strikeouts. Again, college bats – especially those from big schools (LSU in this case) – should take care of business at this level. That is not to downplay Smith, as not all of them do.
CF Jake Sanford: 4-for-6, 2 HR (3), 3 RBI, 2 RS
First multi-HR game of his career (if you are decent at math, you knew that already!) for this year's third-round pick. He was in a 5-for-36 rut entering this game.
3B Andres Chaparro: 2-for-4, RS, HBP, K
He is hitting .288 in 118 AB with 22 walks and 23 strikeouts. Good news: He is only 20. Not-so-great-news: He is repeating the level after a rough season last year.
RF Juan De Leon: 1-for-5, 4 K
DH Carlos Narvaez: 2-for-5, RS
1B Nelson Alvarez: 2-for-4, HR (2), RBI, 2 RS, BB, 2 K
C Chase Illig: 1-for-3, SF, RBI, BB, K
4-for-12 since his promotion
2B Matt Pita: 2-for-5, HR (3), 4 RBI, RS
LF Evan Alexander: 1-for-4, BB, 2 K
RHP Wellington Diaz (L, 2-4): 1.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR
RHP Austin Gardner: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, HR
At least he recorded one more out than Diaz!
RHP Marcus Evey: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
2.35 ERA in 23 IP with 25 hits allowed and a 20/8 K/BB ratio. 20th round pick in last year's draft hasn't allowed a HR in 51.2 career innings.
RHP Justin Wilson: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Pulaski Yankees (32-15) (Defeated Princeton, 6-4. Game was called due to rain in the 9th)
SS Roberto Chirinos: 2-for-4, 2B (11), HR (4), RBI, RS, BB, K
6-game hitting streak (12-for-26). The 18-year old has shown off some pop with those 11 doubles and four home runs in 153 AB.
CF Antonio Cabello: 1-for-3, RS, 2 BB, K
3B Chad Bell: 0-for-3, SF, RBI, BB, 2 K
32 RBI in 37 games.
LF Ryder Green: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, RS
.276/.355/.479 in 163 AB
C Gustavo Campero: 2-for-4, SB (8)
7-game hitting streak (15-for-29). He has raised his average from .169 to .284 during the streak.
DH Saul Torres: 2-for-4, 2 2B (8), RBI, 2 K
.240/.345/.472 in 125 AB. He isn't hitting for a lot of average but is showing off some pop and taking some walks.
RF Madison Santos: 0-for-4, 2 K
2B Borinquen Mendez: 1-for-4, RS
.292/.346/.375 in 72 AB at this level
1B Jake Farrell: 2-for-3, 2B (2), RBI, RS, BB
RHP Leonardo Pestana: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
RHP Jackson Bertsch: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
RHP Tyler Johnson: (W, 3-0) 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
0.57 ERA in 15.2 IP with seven hits allowed and a 22/3 K/BB ratio.