DotF: Chapman makes rehab appearance in Trenton’s win

Game 65: Make it out in one piece
Yankees losing streak hits four after falling 7-6 to Athletics

Got some roster moves and notes to pass along:

  • LHP Tommy Layne has accepted his outright assignment and reported to Triple-A Scranton, the team announced. I guess he couldn’t find another team willing to plug him right into their MLB bullpen, so he didn’t elect free agency.
  • C Wilkin Castillo and OF Jake Cave have been moved up from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton, the team announced. They replace C Kyle Higashioka and OF Mason Williams, who were called up to the Yankees.
  • RHP Zack Littell placed tenth on this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. He made two starts last week and threw 13 scoreless innings with three hits and four walks. Littell struck out 16.

Triple-A Scranton (8-1 win over Buffalo)

  • 2B Tyler Wade: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — his hitting streak has reached 15 games
  • CF Dustin Fowler: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K
  • DH Tyler Austin: 2-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Clint Frazier: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 K — 12 homers in 60 games this year … he hit 16 in 119 games last year
  • SS Gleyber Torres: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 17-for-43 (.395) in his last eleven games … he’s now up to .304/.404/.443 in 22 Triple-A games, which is pretty nuts for a 20-year-old kid
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 Balk, 6/2 GB/FB — 62 of 104 pitches were strikes (60%) … a few too many walk, but pretty great overall for a guy who had never pitched above High-A as recently as five weeks ago
  • LHP Tommy Layne: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 17 of 27 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • RHP Ben Heller: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 0/1 GB/FB — six pitches, three strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over Erie)

  • SS Thairo Estrada: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 CS — multiple hits in eight of his last 14 games
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 0-3, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 0-4, 2 K — a rare tough day for him … he’s been tearing the cover off the ball for a month now
  • DH Billy McKinney: 1-1, 2 R, 2 BB — 11-for-38 (.289) in his last ten games
  • 2B Abi Avelino: 1-2, 2 RBI
  • LHP Aroldis Chapman: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 WP — only nine of 20 pitches were strikes … despite the crummy outing, Chapman told Matt Kardos he is flying to Oakland tomorrow to rejoin the Yankees
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, zeroes, 2/1 GB/FB — ten pitches, seven strikes

High-A Tampa is off until Monday for the All-Star break. The All-Star Game itself is tomorrow night in Lakeland. The Yankees are sending three players to the All-Star Game: RHP Anyelo Gomez, SS Jorge Mateo, and OF Tito Polo. RHP Cody Carroll, RHP Zack Littell, RHP Dillon McNamara, RHP Jose Mesa Jr., and LHP Josh Rogers were all selected for the game, but have since been promoted.

Low-A Charleston (4-1 loss to Columbia)

  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 0-3
  • 2B Angel Aguilar: 0-4
  • CF Blake Rutherford: 1-4, 1 K — first game back from a foot contusion … he missed eleven days total
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
  • DH Alex Palma: 0-4, 1 K — season debut
  • RHP Nick Nelson: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 5/2 GB/FB — 36 of 62 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Austin DeCarr: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 48 of 75 pitches were strikes (64%) … 38/22 K/BB in 47.2 innings since coming back from Tommy John surgery last year
Game 65: Make it out in one piece
Yankees losing streak hits four after falling 7-6 to Athletics