Minor League Week in Review
Greg Bird and Angel Rincon have both been promoted to Staten Island to get a few more reps in.
Zoilo Almonte was named to the EL All Star team.
SWB Yankees 6-1 on the week, 80-57 overall
Corban Joseph led the charge for Scranton going 9-30 with two doubles, a HR and 7 RBI’s. Chris Dickerson could be making a push for a September callup as he continues to rack up hits. He went 12-31 on the week with 5 doubles and a pair of RBI’s. Ronnier Mustelier made his return with five hit week in thirteen AB’s. Melky Mesa added 7 hits of his own; he drove in four with the help of a pair of doubles and a pair of homers. Adam Warren turned in a nice start this week going 5IP, 2H, 0ER, BB, 4K. On the relief end Chase Whitley gave up a run over 3.2 on 2 hits. Juan Cedeno tossed three scoreless on two hits. He walked none and struck out three. Kelvin Perez started off with two no-hit innings, and then get hit around in his next outing. He gave up two runs in 1.2IP on three hits.
Trenton Thunder 3-4 on the week, 76-58 overall
The Thunder have been on a bit of a slide lately, but started to turn it around on the back of some solid starting pitching. Shaeffer Hall and Brett Marshall both started two games this week, and both had Jeckyl and Hyde type weeks. First they combined for 12IP, 15H, 8ER, 4BB, 7K’s and then came back with a combined line of 12.2IP 6H, 3ER, 2BB, 15K’s. Vidal Nuno bounced back for a 6IP, 4H, 0ER, BB, 3K outing while Mikey O’Brien threw a one hitter over 6.2IP. John Brebbia added 4.1 innings of his own, giving up a single run on four hits. He walked on and struck out five. Zoilo Almonte has cooled right off; aside from a 3-4 night Thursday, he’s 1-23. Yikes. David Adams continues to hit turning in a 7-20 performance where he drove in four, including two doubles and a long ball. JR Murphy drove in one of his own and had two doubles on seven hits.
Tampa Yankees 2-4, 33-27 in the second half
The OF provided the pop again this week for Tampa, led by Slade Heathcott who went 8-18 withthree doubles and a pair of RBI’s. Ramon Flores had 9 hits in 17 AB’s with two doubles and an RBI. Tyler Austin went 6-17 with a pair of doubles while driving in three. Nik Turley got roughed up a bit in his start; he gave up four runs on 7 hits; two of which went over the fence. Branden Pinder threw 2.2 innings of one hit ball, while Mark Montgomery got back on track with four one hit innings of his own. He walked one and struck ouit six. Nick Goody made his High-A debut with a hitless inning, walking one and striking out zero.
Charleston RiverDogs 5-2 on the week and 67-62 on the season
Saxon Butler kicks off the Dogs this week going 6-22 with two doubles and three RBI’s. Dante Bichette Jr. is getting it rolling; he went 7-22 on the week with a pair of doubles and four RBI’s. Robert Refsnyder didn’t hit for average this week but 3 of his five hits were for extra bases; a double and two HR’s which drove in five runs on the week. Scottie Allen threw a total of 8.2IP, 10H, 3ER, 1BB, 11K’s.
SI Yankees 6-1 on the week (wow!) 24-41 on the season
Big debut for Greg Bird in SI this week; he went 5-8 with a 2B, HR and 4 RBI’s. Taylor Dugas went 7-16 with a 2B and 2 RBI’s. Ravel Sanatan has been underwhelming this year; 5-30 on the week but he did drive in four and hit a HR. Tim Flight tossed three scoreless on two hits and five K’s. James Pazos tossed three scoreless of his own, yielding one hit, allowing a walk and striking out one. Derek Varnadore had a rough week; he ended with a line of 9IP, 10H, 5ER, 3BB, 5K’s.
GCL Yankees 4-3 on the week and 35-25 overall
This marks the end of the GCL; some will move on for some work in the Penn League or higher. Yeicok Calderon cooled right off to cap the season; he finished going 2-16 with a HR and 2 RBI’s. Christopher Breen had an ugly week… 0-fer. Nuff’ said. Miieson Oliberto finished strong going 6-20 with three doubles and a pair of RBI’s. Kenedy Agramonte threw 3.1 innings of one run ball walking none and striking out four. Giovanny Gallegos tossed five innings of two hit ball and Rony Bautista threw 1.2 innings of zeroes.