DotF: Rutherford hits game-winning homer, extends hit streak

Game 90: Let's Win Two
Red Sox 3, Yankees 0: No shutout streak ends as Yanks settle for series split

Triple-A Scranton (5-0 win over Buffalo)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 K, 1 SB — first game since being sent down
  • LF Rob Refsnyder: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — his second home run since May 15th … of last year
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 1 RBI
  • RF Mason Williams: 0-4
  • LHP Joe Mantiply: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 36 of 55 pitches were strikes (65%) … making the spot start because today’s scheduled starter, RHP Domingo German, was called up to the big leagues after last night’s 16-inning marathon
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 45 of 61 pitches were strikes (74%) … 2.44 ERA with 61/24 K/BB in 66.1 total innings this year, as he’s been shuttling back and forth between Trenton and Scranton

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to Hartford)

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 SB — he’s up to .377/.463/.667 in 17 games with Trenton and .267/.325/.453 on the season overall
  • CF Tito Polo & 3B Thairo Estrada: both 0-4, 1 K — Polo drew a walk … Estrada got caught stealing
  • 1B Billy Fleming: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • LF Rashad Crawford: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB — had been in a little 6-for-37 (.162) slump
  • RHP Brody Koerner: 7 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 8/2 GB/FB — 64 of 104 pitches were strikes (62%) … 56.4% ground ball rate for the sinker specialist

High-A Tampa (6-4 loss to Florida)

  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • 2B Nick Solak & SS Kyle Holder: both 1-4, 1 RBI — Solak scored a run
  • LF Alex Palma: 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB — had been in a 4-for-32 (.125) slump
  • LHP Ian Clarkin: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 5/4 GB/FB — 65 of 101 pitches were strikes (65%), plus he picked a runner off third … a lefty picking a runner off third? that’s uncommon … four earned runs in his last three starts and 19 innings

Low-A Charleston (2-1 win over Lakewood)

  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 0-4, 2 K
  • SS Diego Castillo: 0-4, 4 K — had four strikeouts total in his previous 62 plate appearances (6.5%) … 19-year-old has a 10.0 K% this year even after this game
  • CF Blake Rutherford: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — second home run of the season was a go-ahead opposite field two-run shot in the top of the ninth … 17-for-46 (.370) during his eleven-game hitting streak
  • C Donny Sands: 1-3
  • DH Isiah Gilliam: 2-3
  • RHP Rony Garcia: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/7 GB/FB — 53 of 89 pitches were strikes (60%) … 19-year-old is a dude to watch … 2.63 ERA with 27/9 K/BB in 27.1 innings since coming up from Extended Spring Training

Short Season Staten Island (7-2 win over West Virginia)

  • SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Wilkerman Garcia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — only his second career home run in 116 games
  • 3B Nelson Gomez: 1-4, 1 K
  • CF Dom Thompson-Williams: 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Juan De Paula: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 55 of 80 pitches were strikes (69%)

Rookie Pulaski (4-2 win over Burlington)

  • CF Pablo Olivares: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — threw a runner out at the plate
  • SS Jesus Bastidas: 1-4, 1 K
  • DH Dermis Garcia: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — 29.5 K% and 14.7 BB% this year after 34.3 K% and 13.9 BB% last year at the same level
  • RF Steven Sensley: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth … this year’s 12th rounder is now hitting .317/.427/.635 with five homers in 18 pro games
  • 1B Eric Wagaman: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • C Saul Torres: 0-3, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2 E (pickoff, throwing)
  • LF Brayan Emery: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Jio Orozco: 5 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5/2 GB/FB — 42 of 73 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • LHP Chaz Hebert: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 28 of 38 pitches were strikes (74%) … 17/4 K/BB in 15.1 innings since coming back from Tommy John surgery

The two Rookie GCL Yanks affiliates had their regular Sunday off-day.

Game 90: Let's Win Two
Red Sox 3, Yankees 0: No shutout streak ends as Yanks settle for series split