Yankees Minor League Report 9/7/19: Scranton Eliminated by Durham

It has been a long while since I haven't needed to write up a report.   However, I will now get a few days off until Trenton's championship series begins!

Scranton (Lost to Durham, 17-2.   Durham sweeps the series.  Trenton is the last Yankees' affiliate standing)

2B Breyvic Valera1-for-3, RS, BB, 2 K
SS Thairo Estrada:  1-for-3
I assume he is on his way to Fenway!
SS Angel Aguilar:  1-for-1, 2B (1), RS
Entered the game for Estrada.
DH Kyle Higashioka0-for-4, 2 K
There is no doubt he will be reporting to the Yankees.
C Erik Kratz1-for-4, 2 RBI
The Yankees will probably ask him to not shut down baseball activities as he is the "emergency" guy now.
1B Mandy Alvarez:  0-for-3, BB, K
LF Gosuke Katoh:  0-for-3, BB, 2 K
RF Zack Zehner:  0-for-4, 2 K
3B Wendell Rijo:  1-for-4
CF Terrance Gore:  1-for-3, K

RHP Nick Nelson (L, 0-1):  1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Nelson didn't have it tonight but his overall season was good (8-3 with a 2.81 ERA between here and Trenton with a 114/43 K/BB ratio over 89.2 IP)  He does have a flyball tendency, but he also strikes out hitters at a high rate.  He will need to cut down on the walks.
LHP Joe Mantiply:  2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Deivi Garcia:  1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, HR
Not good.  Deivi had an encouraging season filled with many highlights.  His performance at AAA wasn't good.  He is 20.  He is talented.  He simply is not ready for an MLB role.
RHP Ben Heller:  2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
The Yankees have an activation decision looming – they could still hide him down in Trenton, but that is just delaying the inevitable.
RHP Brody Koerner:  2.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR
RHP Greg Weissert:  0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

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