DotF: Rodriguez hits two homers in Scranton’s win

Game 37: Battle of the Aces
Yankees hammer Vargas, pick up 11-7 win over Royals

A few quick notes to get us started:

  • RHP Domingo German has been promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton, reports Antonio Mendes. German has thrown only 23.2 innings in High-A and 33 innings in Double-A in his career. He missed all of 2015 and the first half of 2016 with Tommy John surgery.
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo has been promoted from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton, reports Mendes. Both Domingos are moving on up. Acevedo has thrown 91.2 innings at High-A between this year and last year. He struck out 106 and walked 24 in those 91.2 innings.
  • RHP Jonathan Holder has graduated to the big leagues, so SS Thairo Estrada has replaced him on MLB.com’s top 30 Yankees prospects list. Holder is exactly halfway to the 50-inning rookie limit, but he has lost rookie status by virtue of his service time (45 days outside September).

Triple-A Scranton (9-8 win over Pawtucket)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-5
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 1-4, 1 R
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — 24-for-65 (.369) during his 17-game hitting streak
  • 1B Mike Ford: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — 6-for-17 (.353) with two doubles and two homers in four games since the promotion
  • LF Clint Frazier: 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • DH Mark Payton: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K — 12-for-30 (.400) in his last nine games
  • C Eddy Rodriguez: 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K — two homers tonight, including the go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth, after hitting a walk-off homer Monday
  • RHP Luis Cessa: 7 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 4/8 GB/FB — 60 of 100 pitches were strikes … 15 runs allowed in his last two starts and ten innings … he allowed ten runs in his first five starts and 29.1 innings
  • RHP Ben Heller: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GB/FB — 28 of 44 pitches were strikes (64%)

Double-A Trenton (7-6 win over New Hampshire)

  • 2B-SS Thairo Estrada: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B
  • SS Gleyber Torres: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — left the game after the double in the seventh for an unknown reason … he stayed in to run the bases and complete the inning after the double, so if he was hurt, he gutted it out the rest of the inning
  • LF Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • DH Billy McKinney: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — had been in a 6-for-33 (.182) slump
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — just back after missing three weeks with an unknown injury
  • LHP Justus Sheffield: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 8/2 GB/FB — 67 of 100 pitches were strikes … 18/5 K/BB in his last four starts and 19 innings after a 16/10 K/BB in his first three hits and 17.1 innings
  • RHP J.P. Feyereisen: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 18 of 23 pitches were strikes (78%)

High-A Tampa (4-1 win over Florida)

  • DH Jorge Mateo: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB — third homer in his last four games … 12-for-31 (.387) in his last seven games
  • SS Kyle Holder: 0-4, 1 K, 1 HBP — now hitting .153/.197/.220 in 127 plate appearances … I know he’s a glove first prospect, but geez, gotta do better than that dude
  • CF Tito Polo: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 1-4, 2 K
  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4/4 GB/FB — 42 of 58 pitches were strikes (42%) … 34/10 K/BB in 37.2 innings for the converted reliever

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off-day.

Game 37: Battle of the Aces
Yankees hammer Vargas, pick up 11-7 win over Royals