DotF: Torres and Ford hit home runs in wins

Game 36: The Unforgiving Schedule Begins
Sanchez and Carter power Yankees to 7-1 win over Royals

C Eddy Rodriguez smacked a walk-off grand slam for Triple-A Scranton last night, and the video is embedded above. Walk-off grand slams are pretty damn cool. Here are some notes:

  • C Francisco Diaz was added to the Triple-A Scranton roster and IF Abi Avelino was sent down to Double-A Trenton, according to Shane Hennigan. C Kyle Higashioka is a little banged up. Not bad enough to go on the disabled list, but bad enough to bring in a third catcher for a few days.
  • The Yankees have signed SS Starlin Paulino, reports Matt Eddy. He’s an international free agent who counts against the 2016-17 signing period. I can’t find any information on the kid, but now you know he exists.

Triple-A Scranton (7-2 win over Pawtucket)

  • RF Tyler Wade: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — first game in right field this year … he’s now played every position this season other than pitcher, catcher, and first base
  • DH Dustin Fowler: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
  • 1B Mike Ford: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP — 5-for-13 (.385) with two doubles and a homer in three games since the promotion
  • CF Mason Williams: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K, 2 SB — 19-for-60 (.317) in his last 14 games
  • LF Mark Payton: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS — 17-for-45 (.378) in his last 15 games
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 3/3 GB/FB — 41 of 59 pitches were strikes (69%)
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 33 of 47 pitches were strikes (70%) … 27 strikeouts and no walks in 19 innings this year

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over New Hampshire)

  • SS Thairo Estrada: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K — the Summer of Thairo is red hot
  • 2B Gleyber Torres: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — got picked off second … dingers in back-to-back games
  • LF Jake Cave: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI — 12-for-45 (.267) in his last 12 games, though half of those hits are doubles
  • CF Billy McKinney: 0-4
  • DH Abi Avelino: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Yefrey Ramirez: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 7/5 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 60 of 94 pitches were strikes (64%) … 25/7 K/BB in his last three starts and 17 innings

High-A Tampa (3-0 win over Florida)

  • CF Jorge Mateo: 2-5, 1 R, 2 K — 12-for-33 (.364) in his last six games, so hopefully this is the start of something big
  • SS Kyle Holder & DH Tito Polo: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB — Holder struck out twice, Polo once … Polo also stole a base
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — 9-for-26 (.346) in his last seven games
  • 2B Nick Solak: 0-2, 2 BB — 16 walks and four strikeouts in his last 16 games
  • LHP Josh Rogers: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 11/4 GB/FB — 71 of 100 pitches were strikes … 43/7 K/BB in 47 innings

Low-A Charleston (6-2 loss to West Virginia)

  • DH Estevan Florial & CF Blake Rutherford: 1-4, 1 K
  • 3B Angel Aguilar: 1-4, 2 RBI
  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 0-4, 1 K — in a little 3-for-24 (.125) rut
  • C Donny Sands: 3-4 — got picked off second … 20-for-63 (.317) in his last 16 games
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 0-4 — hitting streak ends at 12 games
  • 2B Diego Castillo: 1-4, 1 R
  • RHP Jio Orozco: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 7/1 GB/FB — 54 of 93 pitches were strikes (58%) … 27/20 K/BB in 33 innings … he was one of the two pitchers the Yankees got from the Mariners for OF Ben Gamel last year
Game 36: The Unforgiving Schedule Begins
Sanchez and Carter power Yankees to 7-1 win over Royals