DotF: Rutherford, Garcia homer; Clarkin hurt in Tampa

Game 92: Rain, rain, go away
Nova and the bullpen squeak past the Orioles 2-1

The Yankees have signed RHP Curtiss Pomeroy as an undrafted free agent out of Georgetown, reports Matt Eddy. He was a two-way player in college who only threw eight innings total for the Hoyas.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Charlotte)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 2 K — there’s room for him now, but I wonder what happens with Aaron Judge returns
  • DH Ben Gamel: 0-4
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K — updated travel schedule: he’s gone from Scranton to San Diego to Charlotte to Gwinnett to Charlotte in the last ten days thanks to the Futures Game and Triple-A All-Star Game
  • 1B Ike Davis: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Jake Cave & RF Cesar Puello: both 1-4 — Cave scored a run
  • RHP Kyle Haynes: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 9/0 GB/FB — 61 of 101 pitches were strikes … 50/35 K/BB in 71.2 innings for the guy the Yankees got from the Pirates in the Chris Stewart trade
  • LHP Phil Coke: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 20 of 32 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (11-4 loss to Portland)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 1-4, 1 K
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI — first extra-base hits in 14 games
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 BB
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — that’s his 15th homer of the season … his previous career high was eight in 2011
  • DH Lane Adams: 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR 1 RBI — remember him?
  • LHP Jordan Montgomery: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 4 WP, 3/2 GB/FB — 69 of 98 pitches were strikes (70%) … arguably his worst start of the year

High-A Tampa (9-4 loss to St. Lucie)

  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 4-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — heck of a High-A debut
  • 2B Thairo Estrada: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RF Austin Aune: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K
  • DH Trey Amburgey: 1-4, 2 K — has one multi-hit game in his last 22 games
  • SS Abi Avelino: 1-4
  • LHP Ian Clarkin: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 26 of 43 pitches were strikes (60%) … Bill Whitehead says Clarkin left the game with the trainer after losing the strike zone, and that’s never good
  • RHP Jose Mesa Jr.: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 20 of 47 pitches were strikes (43%)
  • RHP Gabe Encinas: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 1 K — only seven of 28 pitches were strikes (25%) … 26/45 K/BB in 32.1 innings

Low-A Charleston Game One (3-1 loss to Lakewood in eight innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout

  • CF Ricardo Ferreira: 0-4, 2 K — got picked off first
  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • C Luis Torrens: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 PB, 1 HBP — five walks and one strikeout in his last seven games
  • 3B Mandy Alvarez: 2-4 — got picked off first … hitting streak is up to 22 games
  • RF Jhalan Jackson: 1-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K — got picked off first
  • LF Alex Palma: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — threw a runner out at second … 7-for-18 (.389) in his last five games
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Domingo German: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 6/5 GB/FB — 38 of 58 pitches were strikes (66%)

Low-A Charleston Game Two (2-0 loss to Lakewood in seven innings)

  • CF Ricardo Ferreira: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K
  • DH Hoy Jun Park: 1-2
  • 3B Mandy Alvarez: 0-3 — that ends the 22-game hitting streak … only his second hitless game in 26 pro games
  • RF Alex Palma: 0-3
  • SS Gosuke Katoh: 1-3, 1 K
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 49 of 63 pitches were strikes (78%) … he has a 0.995 ERA in 72.1 innings

Short Season Staten Island (3-0 win over Aberdeen)

  • 2B Nick Solak: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB — 6.7 K% and 12.7 BB% in 23 pro games for this year’s second rounder
  • 1B Mike Ford: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — played seven innings as he continues to work his way back from whatever injury sidelined him the last three months
  • 3B Drew Bridges: 1-4, 2 K, 1 SB
  • DH Angel Aguilar: 0-4
  • RHP Adonis Rosa: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7/6 GB/FB — 58 of 84 pitches were strikes (69%) … 27/7 K/BB in 30 innings for the 21-year-old

Rookie Pulaski (6-2 loss to Johnson City)

  • CF Blake Rutherford: 2-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 HBP — second pro homer … he left the game in the seventh inning for an unknown reason … that was four innings after the hit-by-pitch
  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 1-4
  • LF-CF Estevan Florial: 0-4, 3 K
  • 3B Dermis Garcia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K — third straight game with a homer and ninth in 21 games for the $3.2M bonus baby … that’s the largest bonus the Yankees handed out during their international spending spree a few years back
  • DH Isiah Gilliam: 0-3, 2 K
  • RF-LF Leonardo Molina: 1-4, 1 K
  • RHP Julian Aybar: 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 4/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks East (7-3 win over GCL Yanks West) going to lump the two teams together

  • SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — signed for $100,000 last year … he hit .441/.487/.647 in 19 Dominican Summer League games this year, so the Yankees brought him here, and he’s continued mashing
  • CF Jordan Scott: 1-4, 1 R — threw a runner out at the plate
  • 1B Brandon Wagner: 0-4, 1 R
  • DH Brayan Emery: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • LF Edel Luaces: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K — is a 40.8% strikeout rate in the GCL good? asking for this year’s 25th rounder
  • SS Diego Castillo: 1-5, 1 R
  • 3B Nelson Gomez: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • RF-LF Leobaldo Cabrera: 0-4, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • 1B Miguel Flames: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — Miggy Fire had been in a 3-for-27 (.111) slump
  • RHP Daniel Alvarez: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 9/3 GB/FB — 20/5 K/BB in 26 innings for the 20-year-old
  • RHP Gilmael Troya: 5 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1/6 GB/FB
  • RHP Brian Keller: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 3/2 GB/FB — 14/1 K/BB in eleven innings for this year’s 39th rounder
Game 92: Rain, rain, go away
Nova and the bullpen squeak past the Orioles 2-1