DotF: Frazier extends hitting streak in Scranton’s win

Game 28: A Big Test for Montgomery
Yankees pour in runs early to down the Cubs 11-6

Two quick injury notes:

  • Tyler Austin update! Brian Cashman told Brendan Kuty that Austin has started taking batting practice as he works his way back from a broken ankle. Austin got hurt in February, so he essentially has to go through Spring Training before returning. Progress, at least.
  • LHP Ian Clarkin was placed on the High-A Tampa disabled list, the team announced. No idea what’s wrong with him. He missed all of 2015 with an elbow injury and the second half of last season with a knee injury.

Triple-A Scranton (9-3 win over Syracuse) they’ve scored 42 runs in their last five games

  • 3B Tyler Wade: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI — over the last week he’s played three games at short, one at second, one at third, and one in left field
  • DH Dustin Fowler: 2-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 SB — that’s his fifth triple of the season and fourth in his last eight games
  • LF Clint Frazier: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 10-for-24 (.417) with three doubles, two homers, eight walks, and six strikeouts during his little seven-game hitting streak
  • 1B Ji-Man Choi: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — now hitting .369/.457/.523 on the season
  • SS Ruben Tejada: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB — now hitting .319/.410/.580 with 12 walks and eight strikeouts … Pete Kozma being lost on waivers sure helps Tejada’s chances of a call-up should the Yankees need an infielder at some point
  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 2B Abi Avelino: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K — Triple-A debut … he’s here filling in for Rob Refsnyder, who is with the big league team
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 30 of 43 pitches were strikes (70%) … they’re going to stretch him out as a starter this season because why not?
  • RHP Luis Cessa: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 7/3 GB/FB — 55 of 99 pitches were strikes (56%) … they have six starters for five spots at the moment … he can piggyback with Mitchell while Mitchell gets stretched out, but that won’t work forever

Double-A Trenton‘s doubleheader was rained out again. These games will be made up as part of doubleheaders during their series with Erie from June 16th to 18th. They’re going to play five games in three days. Sounds fun.

High-A Tampa (5-0 win over Charlotte)

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
  • CF Jeff Hendrix & LF Trey Amburgey: both 0-3 — Hendrix drew a walk … Amburgey struck out and got hit by a pitch
  • 2B Nick Solak: 3-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 15-for-38 (.395) in his last 12 games, so he’s gotten it going after a slow start
  • RF Jhalan Jackson: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Kyle Holder: 0-4
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6/6 GB/FB — 48 of 73 pitches were strikes (66%) … 25/10 K/BB in 27.2 innings

Low-A Charleston (4-3 loss to Delmarva)

  • CF Estevan Florial: 1-4, 1 K
  • LF Blake Rutherford: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 SB — 7-for-11 (.636) in his last three games after a 4-for-27 (.148) slump
  • C Donny Sands: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 PB — nine passed balls in 20 games behind the plate for the converted third baseman
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 2-4, 1 2B
  • 2B Diego Castillo: 1-4
  • 3B Oswaldo Cabrera & DH Leonardo Molina: both 0-3 — Molina struck out
  • RHP Nick Green: 8 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 7/4 GB/FB — 59 of 83 pitches were strikes (71%) … he came over in the Carlos Beltran trade and has been getting better and better each time out … too bad the bullpen blew this gem
Game 28: A Big Test for Montgomery
Yankees pour in runs early to down the Cubs 11-6