DotF: Florial homers, Rutherford triples twice in Charleston’s blowout win

Wednesday Night Open Thread
Thoughts before the quick four-game weekend homestand

A few notes to pass along:

  • The Yankees optioned RHP Chad Green to Triple-A Scranton following last night’s game, the team announced. There have been a few unconfirmed reports floating around saying RHP Gio Gallegos is coming up to replace him, which makes sense given the available options. The Yankees haven’t announced anything though.
  • RHP Albert Abreu is on the High-A Tampa disabled list with elbow inflammation, reports Antonio Mendes. It’s considered precautionary. That’s encouraging, I guess, but anytime you hear a top pitching prospect is out with an elbow issue, it’s never good. Hopefully this doesn’t turn into something more serious.
  • Matt Eddy reports the Yankees have signed RHP Wilser Barrios and RHP Daison Manzano to minor league deals. I can’t find anything about them, so chances are they are late 2016-17 international signing period free agent pickups.

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 win over Pawtucket)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K — got picked off first
  • CF Dustin Fowler: 0-5, 4 K
  • LF Clint Frazier: 1-4, 1 K — 18-for-60 (.300) in his last 14 games
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
  • RF Mason Williams: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HB, 3/5 GB/FB — 54 of 82 pitches were strikes (66%), plus he picked a runner off first
  • RHP Ben Heller: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 22 of 29 pitches were strikes (76%) … throwing two innings and 29 pitches today likely rules him out for a call-up tomorrow

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to Akron)

  • 2B Thairo Estrada: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 CS — 11/14 K/BB in 26 games for the 21-year-old
  • CF Jake Cave & SS Gleyber Torres: both 0-4 — Gleyber struck out
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 2B — 8-for-28 (.286) with five doubles in his last seven games
  • RF Billy McKinney: 1-3, 1 RBI — 6-for-11 (.545) in his last three games … nice to see some signs of life
  • RHP Domingo German: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 5/4 GB/FB — 53 of 83 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • RHP J.P. Feyereisen: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 18 of 29 pitches were strikes (62%), plus he picked a runner off first
  • RHP Colten Brewer: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — ten of 16 pitches were strikes (63%) … 21/2 K/BB in 15.1 innings

High-A Tampa (4-2 loss to Dunedin)

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 2-5, 1 2B — 13-for-56 (.232) in his last 13 games, which is actually an improvement from what he was doing earlier
  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB
  • LF Tito Polo: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RF Trey Amburgey: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K — threw a runner out at second
  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-2, 2 BB — 17-for-47 (.362) with nine walks and four strikeouts in his last 16 games
  • 3B Kyle Holder: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
  • LHP Josh Rogers: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 7/2 GB/FB — 60 of 86 pitches were strikes (70%) … at least three runs allowed in four of his six starts this season … last season he did it only six times in 20 start at this level

Low-A Charleston (11-2 win over Hickory)

  • CF Estevan Florial: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K — still mashing, still striking out … he’s everything Tim Battle was supposed to be
  • 3B Angel Aguilar: 0-3, 2 BB
  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 0-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Blake Rutherford: 4-5, 2 R, 2 3B, 3 RBI — had gone 5-for-26 (.192) in his previous seven games
  • C Donny Sands: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 PB
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 BB — 12-for-23 (.522) with four doubles and home homer during his little seven-game hitting streak
  • SS Diego Castillo: 0-5, 2 K
  • RHP Jio Orozco: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 5/5 GB/FB — 53 of 79 pitches were strikes (67%) … earned runs allowed by start: 1, 6, 2, 1, 8, 0 … there’s no middle ground, either he’s great or awful
Wednesday Night Open Thread
Thoughts before the quick four-game weekend homestand