The Yankees have acquired LHP Joe Mantiply from the Reds for cash considerations. Mantiply pitched to a 4.15 ERA in 19 games. If his name looks familiar, he was a member of the Yankees' organization in 2017, where he pitched to a 2.83 ERA in 35 games with a 62/18 K/BB ratio over 70 innings. He had Tommy John Surgery after that season.
Mantiply has five games of MLB experience (Detroit, 2016) and is here as a depth move. The Yankees were allowed to acquire him because he was on a minor league contract.
I will not be around tomorrow for the Minor League Report. Sorry – sometimes, I have no choice but to accept an invitation to a social gathering.
SS Alexander Vargas and CF Kevin Alcantara each went 0-for-5…C Antonio Gomez went 1-for-4 with his second double and a run scored…Sandy Mota went 2-for-4 with a run batted in. The 22-year old is 18-for-60 at this level (he was 0-for-3 for Tampa and 5-for-19 for Charleston this season)…1B Starlin Paulino went 2-for-4 and is 18-for-59. The first baseman is 19 years old…
Scranton Railriders (64-53) (Lost to Gwinnett, 10-2)
LF Clint Frazier: 0-for-5, 2 K
Frazier is 9-for-48 in his last 11 games.
SS Thairo Estrada: 2-for-4, 2B (17), RS, K
6-game hitting streak (12-for-26)
2B Tyler Wade: 0-for-3, RS, BB, K
DH Ryan McBroom: 1-for-3, 2B (24), 2 RBI, BB, K
.320/.398/.559 in 338 AB. I think McBroom is going to get an MLB opportunity somewhere.
RF Trey Amburgey: 1-for-4, 2 K
1B Gosuke Katoh: 1-for-4, 2 K
3B Mandy Alvarez: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K
C Francisco Arcia: 0-for-4, K
CF Billy Burns: 3-for-4
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Strikes out the side in the first, cruises for the next two innings.
RHP Brody Koerner: (L, 4-3) 5.2 IP, 16 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3 HR
Yes, this happened. This jumps his ERA from 4.02 to 4.74.
RHP David Sosebee: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Trenton Thunder (62-54) (Defeated Harrisburg, 5-3)
2B Hoy Jun Park: 0-for-2, RS, 2 BB
.281/.374/.384 in 349 AB. Drawing some walks has never been a problem for Park, but he just hasn't developed any pop.
SS Kyle Holder: 1-for-4, RBI, RS
.273/.337/.417 in 348 AB. He has been holding serve over the last several games (9-for-33 in last ten games, which is a… .273 batting average)
LF Ben Ruta: 1-for-4, RBI
1B Chris Gittens: 3-for-4, RBI
Three hits, and all of them singles? This is not the Gittens I know! He is hitting .284 with a .901 OPS. The Eastern League currently only has one player (C.J. Chatham) who is hitting over .290.
CF Rashad Crawford: 0-for-4, RS, 2 K
DH Brandon Wagner: 0-for-4, K
RF Isiah Gilliam: 1-for-4, HR (5), 2 RBI, RS, 2 K
Three HR in last five games. His 13 home runs combined between here and Tampa leave him two short of his season-best (15, 2017)
C Brian Navarreto: 0-for-3, K
3B Max Burt: 2-for-3, RS
RHP Rony Garcia: (W, 3-11) 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR
He now owns a 4.60 ERA at this level with an 81/29 K/BB ratio over 86 innings. Including his time with Tampa, he has thrown 111 innings, but he is coming off of a 119 inning campaign.
RHP Andrew Bellatti: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Daniel Alvarez (S, 17): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
2.50 ERA in 50.1 IP with 37 hits allowed and a 70/20 K/BB ratio. He has pitched very well as a full-time reliever (moved in 2018)
Tampa Tarpons (52-62) (Lost to Charlotte, 6-4)
SS Wilkerman Garcia: 0-for-5, RS, 2 K
3B Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-for-4, CS (8)
CF Estevan Florial: 0-for-3, SF, RBI, 2 K
DH Alexander Palma: 0-for-4, K
2B Diego Castillo: 2-for-3, RS, BB, SB (10)
He continues to work his way up to .250. He is now up to .247 and has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.
RF Steven Sensley: 1-for-4, RS, 3 K
C Donny Sands: 1-for-4, K
6-game hitting streak (7-for-22)
1B Kyle Gray: 1-for-3, 2B (3), RBI, RS, BB
LF Leonardo Molina: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, SB (1), CS (2)
RHP Luis Gil: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K
Three starts since promotion: 13 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 8 BB, 11 K. Strong in his debut, tough second start, and this one is somewhere in between the two extremes.
RHP Edgar Barclay: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K
15th round pick in this year's draft out of Cal State Bakersfield with a nice Tampa debut. He pitched to a 1.59 ERA in 17 IP for the GCL squad with a 16/5 K/BB ratio. He may just be here because they needed an arm.
RHP Kyle Zurak: (L, 4-4) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
RHP Matt Wivinis: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, HR
Charleston Riverdogs (59-57) (Outslugged Hickory, 9-8. They are having a nice overall season, but both halves have been similar, leaving them on the outside looking in for a playoff berth. This win improves their second-half record to 23-24)
CF Brandon Lockridge: 2-for-5, 2B (29), RBI, 2 RS, 3 K
10-for-34 (.294) in August
SS Oswald Peraza: 2-for-4, 2B (3), RS, BB
LF Canaan Smith: 3-for-4, HR (9), 3 RBI, RS, BB
So much for that mini-slump.
RF Josh Stowers: 0-for-3, RBI, 2 BB, K
DH Mickey Gasper: 1-for-5, RS, 4 K
1B Eric Wagaman: 1-for-4, RBI, RS, BB, K
3B Welfrin Mateo: 1-for-4, RS, BB
C Ryan Lidge: 1-for-5, RS, K
2B Eduardo Torrealba: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, RS, BB, K
RHP Yoendrys Gomez: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Three starts since promotion: 13.2 IP, 15 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 9 K. He is only 19.
RHP Ron Marinaccio: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Toms River product has a 3.80 ERA in 23.2 IP with 18 hits allowed and a 27/14 K/BB ratio
LHP Tim Hardy: (W, 2-0) 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, HR
Staten Island Yankees (29-24) (Knocked off Aberdeen, 4-3)
2B Ezequiel Duran: 3-for-5, 2B (11), 3B (4), HR (10), 3 RBI, 2 RS
The home run gave Staten Island the lead in the top of the 9th. Duran's 25 extra-base hits have come in 47 games. He has really put together a solid season.
SS Josh Smith: 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB, CS (2)
This drops his average to a horrible .395. He now has 12 walks and three strikeouts in 13 games. I am already intrigued to see how he does in Charleston in 2020.
3B Andres Chaparro: 1-for-3, 2 BB, K
LF Juan De Leon: 0-for-3, BB, HBP, 3 K
CF Pat DeMarco: 0-for-5, 3 K
DH Isaiah Pasteur: 0-for-3, HBP, 3 K
C Carlos Narvaez: 1-for-4, RS
1B Mitchell Robinson: 0-for-3, K
First game since 7/2 for last year's 21st round pick out of British Columbia.
1B Nelson Alvarez: 0-for-1
LF Matt Pita: 0-for-2, RS, BB, HBP, K
LHP Abismael Villaman: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
3.41 ERA in 29 IP with 35 hits allowed and a 27/8 K/BB ratio
RHP Bryan Blanton: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Barrett Loseke (W, 2-0): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
3.20 ERA in 19.2 IP with 14 hits allowed and a 24/2 K/BB ratio. Last year's 17th round pick out of Arkansas will need to be challenged in a full-season league.
Pulaski Yankees (34-15) (Destroyed Greeneville, 15-8)
SS Anthony Volpe: 1-for-3, 2B (5), 3 RS, 2 BB, K
.216/.355/.351 in 111 AB. The aggressive move to put him here may be paying off, as the numbers have been steadily climbing.
LF Antonio Cabello: 3-for-5, 3B (3), 3 RBI, RS
10-for-28 in August.
3B Chad Bell: 0-for-3, 2 RS, 2 BB, K
C Gustavo Campero: 1-for-5, 3 RBI, RS
8-game hitting streak (16-for-34)
RF Madison Santos: 0-for-4, RS, BB, 2 K
Although not reflected in his stat line (yet), I was informed that one of his two home runs from last night has been changed to a triple and an error.
LF Jake Pries: 2-for-5, 3 RBI, RS, K
2B Borinquen Mendez: 2-for-5, 3B (2), 2 RBI, RS, CS (2)
Has the average up to .304 (24-for-79)
1B Jake Farrell: 2-for-5, RBI, 2 RS, SB (1)
CF Robert Javier: 1-for-3, 3 RS, BB, SB (4)
LHP Ken Waldichuk: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Waldichuk finally knows how it feels to have a tough professional outing. This jumps his ERA to 3.47 in 23.1 IP with 15 hits allowed and a 41/4 K/BB ratio. 5th round pick in this year's draft is 21 years old.
RHP Elvis Peguero: (W, 2-2) 3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, HR
RHP Mitch Spence (S, 3): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K