Ten games is just too manyBy
Sorry folks, but there was just too many doubleheaders tonight, so I’m going to take a easy way out and bullet point this one. Just so you know, both High-A Tampa and the Rookie GCL Yanks have clinched playoff spots.
- Triple-A Scranton (Game 1): Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit, except for John Rodriguez. Josh Towers threw six scoreless and Mark Melancon backed him up with two scoreless frames of his own. Jon Albaladejo was perfect in the ninth for his 11th save.
- Triple-A Scranton (Game 2): Postponed due to rain. They’re going to play two tomorrow.
- Double-A Trenton (Game 1): Eduardo Nunez reached base three times, Justin Snyder drove in three, and Edwar Gonzalez ended the game with a walk-off bases loaded walk. Jeremy Bleich struck out five and allowed three runs in five frames of work. As Mike Ashmore points out, it was their THIRTEENTH walk-off win of the season. And here I am thinking the Yanks were kings of the walk-off.
- Double-A Trenton (Game 2): Has been in a rain delay for over an hour now. Zach McAllister allowed just two hits in four-plus innings before the rains came.
- High-A Tampa: Damon Sublett tripled, but otherwise the offense was pretty much a no-show. That’s especially bad news when Jairo Heredia allowed seven runs in just two innings of work, like he did tonight. Position players Kevin Smith & Luis Nunez chipped in two and two-thirds hitless innings to polish this one off. It’s always fun when position players have to pitch.
- Low-A Charleston (Game 1): Abe Almonte & Garrison Lassiter each racked up a hit, and Andrew Brackman picked up just his second win of the season thanks to two scoreless, walkless, and wild pitchless innings.
- Low-A Charleston (Game 2): Multiple hits for Abe Almonte, Corban Joseph, Taylor Grote, Addison Maruszak, Garrison Lassiter, and Mitch Abeita. Cory Arbiso got shelled for eight runs in four innings, but various relievers bailed him out with seven innings of ridiculously good reliever (2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K).
- Short Season Staten Island (Game 1): Zoilo Almonte picked up three hits, DeAngelo Mack ripped two doubles, and Luke Murton went deep. Carmen Angelini followed up his two jack game with an 0-fer. Sean Black struck out three in six innings of two hit, scoreless ball.
- Short Season Staten Island (Game 2): Almonte tripled & homered while Mack picked up two more hits. Caleb Cotham made his SI debut by striking out four in three scoreless innings, and the Gavin Brooks led bullpen slammed door over the final four innings.
- Rookie GCL Yanks: Kelvin DeLeon singled and JR Murphy doubled & drove in two, all while Mikey O’Brien struck out seven in six inings of work. Ryan Acosta made his org. debut with a scoreless inning after being picked up off the scrap heap. Their regular season ends on Monday.
We’re entering the home stretch, less than two weeks left in the minor league regular season…