DotF: Bird stays hot on rehab assignment in Scranton’s loss

Game 122: Sabathia Returns
Austin's power gives the Yankees a 4-3 win over the Red Sox in Sabathia's return from the DL

C Kyle Higashioka is back on the Triple-A Scranton disabled list, reports Conor Foley. Not sure if the back issue flared up again, or if this is something new. I wonder what the Yankees will do about a third catcher in September if Higashioka doesn’t get healthy in time. I guess C Eddy Rodriguez by default?

Triple-A Scranton (8-4 loss to Durham)

  • LF Jake Cave: 0-4, 2 K
  • 2B Starlin Castro: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — played five innings in the field as scheduled … here’s video of the single
  • DH Greg Bird: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — here’s video of the double … 6-for-14 (.429) in four rehab games so far
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 SB
  • RF Billy McKinney: 0-3
  • LHP Joe Mantiply: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 28 of 40 pitches were strikes (70%) … made the spot start because Caleb Smith is in the big leagues
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 4/0 GB/FB — 26 of 36 pitches were strikes (72%) … only the second outing in which he’s allowed a run this year … 19 of his 21 appearances have been scoreless
  • RHP Ben Heller: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 14 of 21 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (6-4 win over Harrisburg)

  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 1-5, 1 K
  • 2B Nick Solak: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 E (both throwing) — 12 homers in 116 games now … he’s got some sneaky pop
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-5
  • 1B Ryan McBroom: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Abi Avelino: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • LHP Daniel Camarena: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 10/2 GB/FB — 57 of 92 pitches were strikes (62%) … 66/27 K/BB in 99.1 innings which, uh, isn’t great

High-A Tampa (8-3 loss to Fort Myers)

  • SS Hoy Jun Park: 1-5
  • 2B Kyle Holder: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — third homer of the year and fourth homer in 239 pro games
  • 1B Matt Holliday: 0-2, 1 BB — played five innings at first base as scheduled
  • CF Trey Amburgey: 2-4
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 4 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 46 of 70 pitches were strikes (66%) … 121/48 K/BB in 113.1 innings

Low-A Charleston (5-0 win over Augusta)

  • SS Diego Castillo: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — 8-for-12 (.667) in his last three games
  • RF Steven Sensley: 2-3, 1 BB
  • DH Isiah Gilliam: 0-4, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • 3B Dermis Garcia: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K — 22 singles and 23 extra-base hits this year (nine doubles, one triple, 13 homers)
  • CF Dom Thompson-Williams: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-4
  • RHP Freicer Perez: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 42 of 60 pitches were strikes (70%) … he’s allowed no more than two earned runs in 15 of his last 16 starts … finishing the year really strong, especially considering he’s now at a career high 112.2 innings

Short Season Staten Island (5-0 win over Lowell)

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RF Timmy Robinson: 3-4, 1 R
  • RHP Trevor Stephan: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 4/2 GB/FB — 34 of 40 pitches were strikes (85%) … 34/6 K/BB in 30.2 innings for this year’s third rounder … he’s going to dominate down here just based on the sheer quality of his stuff
  • RHP Glenn Otto: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 23 of 38 pitches were strikes (61%) … 25/3 K/BB in 15.1 innings for this year’s fifth rounder

Rookie Pulaski (11-3 win over Greeneville)

  • C Saul Torres: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 K — hasn’t hit much overall this year, but five homers in 39 games for an 18-year-old catcher is pretty impressive
  • RF Frederick Cuevas: 0-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Eric Wagaman: 2-5, 1 K
  • 2B Jesus Bastidas: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 PB
  • RHP Gilmael Troya: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 56 of 83 pitches were strikes (67%) … 42/17 K/BB in 44.1 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks East (6-5 win over GCL Phillies in ten innings)

  • SS Jose Devers: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • CF Robert Javier: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB — 13-for-28 (.464) during his seven-game hitting streak
  • RF Canaan Smith: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB — drove in the go-ahead run with a double play ball in the tenth … his 36 walks are already 13th most in the system even though he’s a 2017 draftee who didn’t begin playing until late-June
  • LF Jhon Moronta: 0-6
  • C Hemmanuel Rosario: 1-3, 2 K
  • LHP Tony Hernandez: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 37/10 K/BB in 40.1 inning for last year’s 15th rounder

Rookie GCL Yanks West (6-4 loss to GCL Braves)

  • SS Oswald Peraza: 0-5, 1 K
  • 1B Carlos Tatis: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B
  • DH Miguel Flames: 1-2, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 BB — 18-for-47 (.383) during his 13-game hitting streak
  • RF-CF Jonathan Amundaray: 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
  • RHP Anderson Reynoso: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 5/4 GB/FB
Game 122: Sabathia Returns
Austin's power gives the Yankees a 4-3 win over the Red Sox in Sabathia's return from the DL