DotF: Littell dominates, but Trenton’s win streak ends at 12

Game 87: The Start of the Second Half
Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: You're not going to believe this, but the bullpen blew it

LHP Josh Rogers had surgery and his season is over, according to his Twitter feed. He’s been out since June 28th with an elbow injury. I’m not sure whether he had Tommy John surgery or something else, so I have no idea what his rehab timetable looks like. (Update: Rogers says he had a bone spur removed. Based on the usual rehab timetable, he should be good to go for Spring Training.)

Triple-A Scranton (3-1 win over Buffalo)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — hitting streak is up to 14 games
  • LF Billy McKinney: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI — really curious to see what happens with him … trade bait? Rule 5 Draft bait? added to the 40-man roster?
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • SS Abi Avelino: 3-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
  • LHP Dietrich Enns: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5/4 GB/FB — 57 of 92 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 2.2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 21 of 30 pitches were strikes (70%) … 42/7 K/BB in 25 innings down here
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — ten of 14 pitches were strikes … 21/6 K/BB in 17 innings since coming back from Tommy John surgery

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to Hartford) their 12-game winning streak is over

  • CF Jorge Mateo: 2-4, 1 SB — now 34-for-42 (81%) in steals this year … he went 36-for-51 (71%) last year
  • 2B Starlin Castro: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — depending how he feels, he could rejoin the Yankees as soon as tomorrow
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 0-4, 2 K
  • LF Tito Polo: 0-3
  • DH Rashad Crawford: 0-3
  • RHP Zack Littell: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 7/5 GB/FB — 68 of 102 pitches were strikes (67%) … now has a 1.71 ERA in 105.1 total innings this season

High-A Tampa (8-7 win over Dunedin)

  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • SS Gosuke Katoh: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 E (throwing) — three homers in his last eleven games
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 1-4, 1 SB
  • DH Kyle Holder: 1-4, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 4 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 3/2 GB/FB — 46 of 73 pitches were strikes (63%) … converted reliever seems to have hit a bit of a wall lately
  • LHP Stephen Tarpley: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 17 of 28 pitches were strikes (61%) … three hits allowed in 16.1 innings since coming back from the disabled list

Low-A Charleston (6-0 win over Hagerstown)

  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI — 11-for-23 (.478) in his last six games
  • 2B Diego Castillo: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • CF Blake Rutherford: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI — 16-for-43 (.372) during his ten-game hitting streak
  • RF Estevan Florial: 0-4, 1 K
  • C Donny Sands: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • RHP Freicer Perez: 5.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 7/1 GB/FB — 48 of 84 pitches were strikes (57%) … had zero walks in his previous three starts and 19 innings

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 loss to West Virginia, walk-off style)

  • DH Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 CS
  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 2-4, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding) — 13-for-35 (.371) in his last nine games
  • RF Timmy Robinson: 3-3, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • CF Leonardo Molina: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
  • 3B Nelson Gomez: 2-4, 3 RBI — had been in an 0-for-24 slump
  • RHP Jorge Guzman: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 W, 1 Balk, 7/1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — 56 of 86 pitches were strikes (65%) … allowed five earned runs total in his first four starts and 22.2 innings of the season … 34/5 K/BB in 28.2 innings this year

Rookie Pulaski (9-5 win over Kingsport)

  • CF Pablo Olivares: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB — 9-for-21 (.429) during his little six-game hitting streak
  • SS Jesus Bastidas: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI
  • 3B Dermis Garcia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB
  • 1B Eric Wagaman: 0-5, 1 K
  • DH Steven Sensley: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K — lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh for an unknown reason … he did have to run the bases after drawing a walk in his previous at-bat, so maybe he aggravated something
  • RHP Wellington Caceres: 4 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 7/2 GB/FB — 57 of 82 pitches were strikes (70%)

Rookie GCL Yanks East‘s game was suspended with two outs in the bottom of the fourth due to rain. They’ll finish the game tomorrow and I’ll update the stats then. Here’s the box score if you can’t wait that long.

Rookie GCL Yanks West (7-1 loss to GCL Tigers West)

  • SS Oswald Peraza: 1-3, 1 R
  • C Gustavo Campero: 0-3, 2 K, 2 E (throwing, pickoff) — left the game in the middle of the seventh inning for an unknown reason
  • 1B Miguel Flames: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Jordan Scott: 0-4, 1 K — got picked off first
  • RHP Pedro Espinola: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 4/1 GB/FB
Game 87: The Start of the Second Half
Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: You're not going to believe this, but the bullpen blew it