DotF: Frazier, Torres, Andujar, McKinney all go deep in wins

Game 38: A-Rod in the Booth
Yankees avoid a shutout, but lose to the Royals 5-1

SS Gleyber Torres was pulled from last night’s game for not running out a double, Brian Cashman confirmed to Mike Mazzeo. Torres said he thought the ball was going to go foul. “He didn’t do it on purpose, but the manager had the discretion to pull him if he felt it was warranted, so he did,” said Cashman, who added he considers the incident to be in the past.

Triple-A Scranton (11-10 win over Pawtucket in 11 innings, walk-off style)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 E (both fielding) — he’s up to .322/.398/.452 this season, and he’s played six different positions too
  • CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — hitting streak is up to 18 games
  • DH Mike Ford: 1-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB — 7-for-22 (.318) with two doubles and three homers in five games since the promotion
  • LF Clint Frazier: 3-6, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — walk-off double (here’s video) … he’s hitting .261/.348/.493 with 16 singles and 20 extra-base hits this season, and he’s yet to face a pitcher younger than him
  • RHP Domingo German: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HB, 7/4 GB/FB — 57 of 97 pitches were strikes (59%) … Triple-A debut after throwing only 33 innings in Double-A and 23.2 innings in High-A
  • RHP Colten Brewer: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 3/0 GB/FB — 19 of 31 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • RHP Ernesto Frieri: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 15 of 22 pitches were strikes (68%) … inherited a bases loaded, no outs situation from Brewer in the ninth, and gave up a game-tying grand slam

Double-A Trenton (9-2 win over New Hampshire)

  • 2B Thairo Estrada: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — now hitting .347/.428/.458 with 14 strikeouts and 14 walks
  • SS Gleyber Torres: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — third homer in his last four games
  • DH Jake Cave: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — four homers in 17 games since coming back from knee surgery
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — first homer since his two-homer game on the second day of the season
  • RF Billy McKinney: 1-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB — back-to-back days with a homer
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • RHP Ronald Herrera: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 6/2 GB/FB — 60 of 94 pitches were strikes (64%) … he threw 132 innings with a 3.75 ERA (3.27 FIP) at this level last year … I wonder if he’d be in Triple-A over German if he hadn’t missed the first month of the season with a shoulder issue

High-A Tampa (1-0 win over Florida) they’ve allowed one run total in their last four games

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) — 14-for-32 (.438) with three doubles and three homers in his last eight games
  • RF Tito Polo: 0-4
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Kyle Holder: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
  • RHP Zack Littell: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 6/1 GB/FB — 65 of 91 pitches were strikes (71%) … two earned runs or fewer in five of six starts this season

Low-A Charleston (8-4 loss to Augusta)

  • CF Estevan Florial: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at home
  • 3B Angel Aguilar: 1-5, 1 K
  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 2-5, 1 K
  • LF Blake Rutherford: 1-4, 1 BB — 14-for-38 (.368) during his ten-game hitting streak
  • C Donny Sands:
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • SS Diego Castillo: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 E (missed catch, fielding)
  • RHP Brian Keller: 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 6/2 GB/FB — 52 of 79 pitches were strikes (66%)
Game 38: A-Rod in the Booth
Yankees avoid a shutout, but lose to the Royals 5-1