SS Alexander Vargas went 2-for-5 with his fourth triple and a run batted in. He is at .230/.321/.379 in 161 AB between the GCL and DSL this season…CF Kevin Alcantara swatted out three singles and scored three times. He has four 3+ hit games in 33 games this season between the GCL and DSL…C Antonio Gomez contributed two singles of his own, driving home one while scoring once…2018 draftee Mick Vorhof (9th round) made his professional debut, tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. I am not sure why he missed so much time (he essentially was placed on the 60-day injured list right after signing last year). I can't find anything that suggests he underwent Tommy John surgery. Who knows? Vorhof was drafted out of Grand Canyon University, where he put up some rather impressive K/BB ratios, especially in his senior season. He is 23 years old, so he will have to get that engine going…LHP Deivi Diaz continued his run of strong pitching, tossing five innings, giving up one run on four hits with nine strikeouts. In his last 16 IP, he has allowed two runs (both unearned) on 11 hits with three walks and 19 strikeouts. Scouting report: I have no idea who he is…RHP Zach Greene tossed a scoreless inning of relief, allowing a hit while striking out one. The 8th round pick out of South Alabama is someone to pay attention to once he starts earning his way through to the full-season leagues.
Scranton Railriders (65-54) took the night off.
Trenton Thunder (64-54) didn't play either.
Tampa Tarpons (53-64) (Defeated Palm Beach, 5-1)
LF Pablo Olivares: 2-for-2, RS, 2 BB, SB (17)
.261/.372/.317 in 341 AB
CF Estevan Florial: 2-for-3, HR (7), 3 RBI, RS, BB
3B Oswaldo Cabrera: 0-for-3, RBI, BB, K
RF Alexander Palma: 0-for-4, 3 K
DH Mickey Gasper: 0-for-3, RS, HBP, 3 K
SS Wilkerman Garcia: 1-for-4, RBI
1B Steven Sensley: 0-for-3, HBP, 2 K
C Jason Lopez: 1-for-4, 2B (11), RS, K
5-game hitting streak (6-for-18)
2B Kyle Gray: 0-for-2, RS, BB, K
RHP Glenn Otto: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K
2.32 ERA in 42.2 IP with 41 hits allowed and a 52/24 K/BB ratio. He has worked his way up to 63 pitches.
RHP Diego Cordero: (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
9 up, 9 down. Cordero is only 19 and is likely only here because they needed an arm.
RHP Matt Wivinis: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
RHP Kyle Zurak: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Charleston Riverdogs (61-58) (Defeated Columbia, 3-2, in ten innings)
CF Brandon Lockridge: 3-for-5, RS, 2 K
.253/.318/.417 in 434 AB
SS Oswald Peraza: 1-for-4, SAC, K
DH Josh Breaux: 0-for-4, BB, 2 K
RF Josh Stowers: 2-for-3, 2B (18), RBI, 2 BB, K, CS (11)
.258/.375/.380 in 326 AB. 32-for-43 stealing bases.
1B Eric Wagaman: 0-for-4, K
LF Frederick Cuevas: 2-for-4, 2B (17), RS, CS (2)
3B Oliver Dunn: 2-for-3, SAC
C Ryan Lidge: 1-for-4, 2 K
2B Eduardo Torrealba: 0-for-3, RS, BB, K
RHP Jhony Brito: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
3.27 ERA in 82.2 IP with 71 hits allowed and a 65/12 K/BB ratio. He has relied heavily on the ground ball (60% rate entering tonight).
RHP Carlos Espinal: (W, 1-2) 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
2.34 ERA in 51 IP with 38 hits allowed and a 63/13 K/BB ratio
Staten Island Yankees (29-27) (Lost to Brooklyn, 4-1)
DH Ezequiel Duran: 0-for-4, RS, K
SS Josh Smith: 1-for-4, 2B (4)
6-game hitting streak. He is 20-for-51 in 15 professional games with 12 walks and three strikeouts.
DH Jake Sanford: 0-for-3, SF, RBI, K
3B Andres Chaparro: 0-for-3, HBP
LF Pat DeMarco: 0-for-4, 2 K
6-for-55 slump to begin his career
C Carlos Narvaez: 1-for-3, BB
5-game hitting streak (6-for-17). He is hitting .260/.345/.317 in 104 AB with 12 walks and 12 strikeouts.
RF Juan De Leon: 1-for-3, 2 K
.239/.333/.399 in 138 AB
1B Nelson Alvarez: 0-for-3
2B Matt Pita: 0-for-2, BB, K
LHP Alfredo Garcia: (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
A solid performance in his second start with the organization. Garcia is 114 overall innings this season, with a previous high of 48.2 (last season)
RHP Sean Boyle: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HR
Staten Island debut for last year's 25th round pick (Dallas Baptist). He pitched to a 1.88 ERA in 28.2 IP for Pulaski with 15 hits allowed and a 32/5 K/BB ratio.
Pulaski Yankees (35-17) (Lost to Elizabethton, 4-2)
SS Roberto Chirinos: 1-for-4, RS
The 18-year old is now 17-for-42 (.405) in August
DH Antonio Cabello: 1-for-4, 3 K
14-for-46 (.304) in last 11 games
CF Ryder Green: 2-for-4, 2 2B (12), K
This is his first career multi-double game.
3B Chad Bell: 0-for-4, 2 K
.262/.333/.470 in 149 AB with 17 walks and 61 strikeouts
C Saul Torres: 0-for-4, 3 K
RF Madison Santos: 0-for-4, 2 K
LF Jake Pries: 0-for-4, 3 K
1B Jake Farrell: 1-for-3, RS, K
2B Borinquen Mendez: 1-for-3
RHP Jhonatan Munoz: (L, 4-3) 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR
4.93 ERA in 45.2 IP with 46 hits allowed and a 49/14 K/BB ratio. This isn't a great performance, but it is a decent enough bounceback after giving up ten earned runs in 2.1 IP last time out.
RHP Nelson Alvarez: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K