DotF: Andujar homers again, Hicks and Austin continue rehab assignments in Scranton’s win

Offense finally breaks out, Yankees escape Cleveland with a split after 8-1 win
Fan Confidence Poll: August 7th, 2017

C Donny Sands has been promoted from Low-A Charleston to High-A Tampa, the team announced. The 21-year-old converted third baseman is hitting .269/.323/.350 (97 wRC+) overall this season, though over his last 28 games, he’s hitting .298/.381/.452 (114 wRC+).

Triple-A Scranton (7-5 win over Pawtucket)

  • RF Mason Williams: 0-5
  • CF Aaron Hicks: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — he also was robbed of a home run (here’s video) … 6-for-17 (.353) with two doubles and a triple in five rehab games so far … Hicks told Conor Foley he will have Monday off, then join Trenton to continue his rehab there rather than go on the road trip with Scranton
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI — here’s video of the homer … six homers in his last 19 games … he’s up to .320/.353/.521 with a 13.5% strikeout rate this year
  • DH Tyler Austin: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — here’s video of the double … unlike Hicks, he’s stuck going on Scranton’s road trip down to Gwinnett, according to D.J. Eberle
  • LF Billy McKinney: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — here’s video of the homer … nine homers in 32 Triple-A games now
  • 1B Ji-Man Choi: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — eleven homers in his last 24 games between Triple-A and MLB
  • RHP Chance Adams: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5/6 GB/FB — 58 of 91 pitches were strikes (64%) … 119/50 K/BB in 128.1 innings
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — ten of 17 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over Altoona in eleven innings, walk-off style)

  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-4, 1 K
  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-5, 1 K
  • DH Mike Ford: 0-2, 3 BB, 1 K — up to 74 walks and 62 strikeouts this season … only Astros 1B Jon Singleton (90) and Brewers OF Trent Clark (78) have more walks among all minor leaguers this season
  • 1B Ryan McBroom: 0-5
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS — walk-off two-run homer
  • RHP Brody Koerner: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8/4 GB/FB — 61 of 99 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • RHP Cody Carroll: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 27 of 41 pitches were strikes (66%)

High-A Tampa (9-2 win over St. Lucie)

  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Estevan Florial: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 HBP — feels like he has a lot more than 13 homers, but 13 homers it is
  • RHP Dillon Tate: 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 15/4 GB/FB — 63 of 93 pitches were strikes (68%) … 19.3 K%, 6.3 BB%, 52.1 GB% so far this year

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

  • SS Diego Castillo & 3B Dermis Garcia: both 1-4, 1 K
  • 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 0-4
  • DH Isiah Gilliam: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — five homers in his last 16 games
  • RF Steven Sensley: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K
  • RHP Adonis Rosa: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 63 of 89 pitches were strikes (71%)

Short Season Staten Island (8-5 win over Connecticut)

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • CF Dom Thompson-Williams: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Timmy Robinson: 1-5, 2 K
  • RHP Daniel Alvarez: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 4/5 GB/FB — 50 of 76 pitches were strikes (66%)

Rookie Pulaski (10-2 loss to Princeton)

  • C Saul Torres: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 PB — he’s struck out in 21 straight games now
  • 1B Eric Wagaman: 2-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Alex Vizcaino: 4.1 IP 6 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 6/2 GB/FB — 52 of 79 pitches were strikes (66%) … 13/0 K/BB in his last 13.2 innings after 22/14 K/BB in his previous 26.1 innings

The two Rookie GCL Yanks affiliated had their regularly scheduled Sunday off-day.

Offense finally breaks out, Yankees escape Cleveland with a split after 8-1 win
Fan Confidence Poll: August 7th, 2017