According to Andrew Marden, Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole says OF Aaron Judge will be promoted to High-A Tampa after the Low-A South Atlantic League All-Star Game next week. Judge played for Batesole in college, but still, take that with a grain of salt. It passes the sniff test though.
Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off-day. Josh Norris says LHP Jeremy Bleich will be called up from Double-A Trenton to join the rotation after RHP Zach Nuding was sent down yesterday.
Double-A Trenton (10-4 loss to Richmond)
- CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K — his bat is starting to come around a bit
- 1B Frankie Cervelli: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB — played seven innings at first as the Yankees try to improve his versatility before he comes off the DL next week
- LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
- C Peter O’Brien: 0-3, 1 BB– C Gary Sanchez was supposed to start behind the plate, but he was a late scratch for disciplinary reasons according to Nick Peruffo
- RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 3 K
- LHP Tyler Webb: 2 IP, zeroes, 5 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GB/FB — 23 of 36 pitches were strikes (64%) … 47/11 K/BB in 32.1 innings
High-A Tampa also had a scheduled off-day.
Low-A Charleston (6-3 loss to Greenville)
- LF Michael O’Neill: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI — 13-for-44 (.295) with four doubles in his last ten games
- RF Dustin Fowler: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
- 3B Miguel Andujar: 0-4, 1 E (fielding)
- 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
- LHP Caleb Smith: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 37 of 75 pitches were strikes (49%) … 21 runs allowed in his last 20.1 innings
- LHP Omar Luis: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 27 of 48 pitches were strikes (56%)
As a reminder, Short Season Staten Island opens their season this Friday, so in two days. RHP David Palladino will be on the mound according to Pinstriped Prospects. The two Rookie GCL Yanks teams begin their seasons next Friday.