DotF: Gleyber Torres hurts biceps, Clint Frazier goes deep

Game 14: Severino's turn to keep the winning streak alive
The Yankee offense gets quieted by Miguel Gonzalez in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox

Here are the notes for the day:

  • SS Gleyber Torres was scratched from tonight’s game with biceps tendinitis, according to Joe Girardi. He’ll likely go for an MRI. Torres first felt some tightness in his shoulder during batting practice today. A little tendinitis is no big deal, so hopefully that’s all it is. He probably got hurt petting Rookie and Derby too much. Understandable.
  • J.J. Cooper put together a list of five prospects who are already making a case for a promotion. RHP Chance Adams is one of them. “Adams’ control could continue to use some refinement, and he only had a half-season in Double-A last year, but the call to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre should come before too long,” said the write-up.
  • The Yankees have signed LHP Nestor Oronel, according to Matt Eddy. The Pirates released him last month. Oronel, 21, had a 5.53 ERA (5.96 FIP) with 18.1% strikeouts and 7.0% walks in 42.1 rookie ball innings last year. The combination of age and handedness leads to me believe the Yankees possibly see him as something more than roster filler.
  • And finally, RHP James Kaprielian had his Tommy John surgery today as scheduled. Everything went well, the Yankees say. The long rehab road begins now.

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 win over Louisville)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB — had been in a little 3-for-15 (.200) rut
  • LF Clint Frazier: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — first dinger of the season
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS — 4-for-8 in his last two games, so he’s starting to come around
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • 3B Donovan Solano: 2-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
  • CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 2 K
  • RHP Brady Lail: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3/6 GB/FB — 54 of 87 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/3 GB/FB — 30 pitches, 20 strikes
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 19 of 29 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • LHP Chasen Shreve: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — nine of 15 pitches were strikes … he comes down here and dominates

Double-A Trenton (5-1 win over New Hampshire)

  • CF Rashad Crawford: 1-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 3-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS — my dude is hitting .400/.484/.440 in the super early going … he’s five months younger than SS Jorge Mateo, by the way
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-2, 1 RBI, 2 BB — first two walks of the season come in game eleven
  • RF Billy McKinney: 0-4, 1 K
  • LHP Justus Sheffield: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 6/6 GB/FB — 57 of 97 pitches were strikes (59%) … he goes through bouts of wildness like this and it’s so weird because there’s no obvious reason why he would struggle to throw strikes … he’s a great athlete and repeats his delivery … well, no reason other than “throwing strikes is hard,” that is

High-A Tampa (1-0 win over Palm Beach)

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 1-4
  • 2B Kyle Holder: 2-4, 1 2B — just like that, he doubled his season hit total
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • DH Nick Solak: 0-4, 2 K
  • 3B Abi Avelino: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • RF Jhalan Jackson: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 51 of 64 pitches were strikes (80%) … 13/3 K/BB in 14.2 innings for the converted reliever

Low-A Charleston (3-2 loss to Augusta)

  • 2B Diego Castillo: 1-4, 1 R
  • CF Estevan Florial: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K — 6-for-13 (.462) in his last three games after starting the season 6-for-29 (.210)
  • 3B Angel Aguilar: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • DH Blake Rutherford: 1-4, 2 K
  • C Donny Sands: 1-4
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K — only his second extra-base hit of the year, which isn’t good because his only standout tool is his power
  • LF Leonardo Molina: 1-4, 1 SB
  • SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 0-4
  • RHP Albert Abreu: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 3/4 GB/FB — 54 of 87 pitches were strikes (62%) … 22/3 K/BB in 14.1 innings so far
Game 14: Severino's turn to keep the winning streak alive
The Yankee offense gets quieted by Miguel Gonzalez in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox