DotF: Pulaski blows late lead to force Game Three

Game 133: Severino Friday
Severino, homers lead Yankees to 5-2 win over Rays

Some notes:

  • Chad Jennings spoke to Billy Eppler about the thinking behind the team’s Arizona Fall League assignments. Eppler also provided some injury updates: 3B Eric Jagielo (knee) is close to resuming baseball activities, C Gary Sanchez (hamstring) is basically day-to-day at this point, LHP Tyler Webb (hand) is close to returning following a tendon issue, and LHP Jacob Lindgren (elbow) is still on a throwing program but has not yet thrown off a mound.
  • I missed this the other day, but Low-A Charleston was on the wrong end of an upheld protest. They won Tuesday night’s game on a walk-off, but apparently no one noticed time was called before the winning run crossed the plate. The other team protested, the league upheld it, they resumed the game from the point of the protest Wednesday, and the RiverDogs walked off again. Two walk-offs in one game! Here’s the box score.
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo placed tenth on this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet, the final Hot Sheet of the season. “He hit triple digits in each of his past three starts, including as high as 103 mph in a recent outing … Acevedo couples his fastball with an above-average changeup and improving slider. At 6-foot-7 and 200-plus pounds, he has big-time potential,” said the write-up. Golly.

Triple-A Scranton (2-0 win over Buffalo) their season ends Monday and they’ve already clinched the division title

  • RF Ben Gamel: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K
  • CF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 K
  • LHP Chris Capuano: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 47 of 71 pitches were strikes (66%) … wonder if he’ll be back with the big league team once the Triple-A postseason is over … probably, right?
  • RHP Chris Martin: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 15 of 22 pitches were strikes (68%)

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over New Hampshire) their season ends Monday and they’ve already been eliminated from postseason contention

  • SS Tyler Wade: 3-3 — 9-for-26 (.346) in his last six games
  • 2B Tony Renda: 0-4
  • CF Mark Payton: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 CS
  • RHP Rookie Davis: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 10/3 GB/FB — 60 of 89 pitches were strikes … finishes the season with a 3.86 ERA and 129/26 K/BB in 130.2 innings

High-A Tampa (8-2 loss to Lakeland) their season ends Sunday and they’ve already been eliminated from postseason contention

  • SS Abi Avelino: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B
  • CF Dustin Fowler: 0-4
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB — another year, another big second half
  • RHP Vicente Campos: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB — finishes the season with 6.26 ERA and 45/10 K/BB in 54.1 innings as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery … is that enough to secure a 40-man roster spot?

Low-A Charleston (3-0 win over Augusta) their season ends Monday and they’ve already been eliminated from postseason contention

  • SS Vince Conde: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • CF Austin Aune: 0-4, 4 K — threw runners out at first and second … leads the system with 163 strikeouts (37.5%)
  • DH Donny Sands: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS — 4-for-16 (.250) in four games at this level
  • RF Alex Palma: 0-3
  • RHP Joey Maher: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5/7 GB/FB — finishes the season with a 2.20 ERA and 97/29 K/BB in 118.2 innings
  • RHP Garrett Mundell: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 35/7 K/BB in 26 innings for this year’s 26th rounder

Short Season Staten Island (8-7 win over Tri-City) the season ends Monday and they are in a three-way tie for first place in the division

  • CF Trey Amburgey: 1-4, 1 RBI — threw a runner out at third
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 0-3, 1 E (throwing)
  • RF Jhalan Jackson: 2-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 E (fielding) — tripled in two big insurance runs in the eighth
  • 1B Ryan Krill: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Luis Cedeno: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 63 of 91 pitches were strikes (69%)

Rookie Pulaski (3-2 loss to Princeton) the best-of-three first round matchup is now tied at one game apiece … the decisive Game Three is tomorrow

  • CF Carlos Vidal: 0-4, 1 K — he’s been their best player this season … tough to score when he gets shut down atop the lineup
  • SS Hyo-Jun Park: 2-4, 1 K
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5/5 GB/FB — the 36th rounder from 2012 just keeps dominating
  • RHP Cody Hamlin: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 4/3 GB/FB — blew the 2-1 lead in the eighth

The regular season is over for the two Rookie level GCL Yanks affiliates. Neither qualified for the postseason.

Game 133: Severino Friday
Severino, homers lead Yankees to 5-2 win over Rays