DotF: Ford homers, Mesa dominates in Trenton’s win

Game 124: Tanaka Returns
Tanaka returns, Sanchez homers twice in 13-4 win over Tigers

Triple-A Scranton‘s game was suspended due to rain with one out in the top of the fourth. It’ll be completed tomorrow. Here’s the box score. I’m not quite sure what that means for 2B Starlin Castro‘s and 1B Greg Bird‘s rehab. Castro played the field tonight and Bird was the DH. I imagine they’ll resume those positions in the completion tomorrow, then Castro will DH and Bird will play first base in the second game of the doubleheader. We’ll see.

Double-A Trenton (8-0 win over Portland)

  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 2-5, 1 R, 2 K — threw a runner out at second
  • 2B Nick Solak: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB — 16-for-47 (.340) in his last 12 games
  • DH Mike Ford: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP — leads the system in homers (20) and walks (84)
  • 1B Ryan McBroom: 0-5, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Mesa Jr.: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 53 of 80 pitches were strikes (66%) … in six starts this year: 0.36 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, 4.25 K/BB … in 21 relief appearances: 3.12 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 3.11 K/BB
  • RHP Colten Brewer: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 12 of 15 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (2-1 loss to Lakeland)

  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 2-5, 1 2B
  • SS Kyle Holder: 1-3
  • DH Matt Holliday: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 HBP — he is 1-for-13 in four rehab games
  • CF Trey Amburgey: 0-4
  • C Donny Sands: 1-4, 1 K
  • RF Alex Palma: 1-4, 1 E (throwing)
  • RHP Brian Keller: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 7/5 GB/FB — 63 of 102 pitches were strikes (62%) … 151/27 K/BB in 138 innings for last year’s 39th rounder

Low-A Charleston was rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Short Season Staten Island (3-1 win over Aberdeen)

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
  • RF Timmy Robinson: 2-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS
  • RHP Jonathan Loaisiga: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 2/2 GB/FB — 41 of 60 pitches were strikes (68%) … 22/3 K/BB in 21.1 innings this year

Rookie Pulaski (5-4 win over Kingsport in eleven innings)

  • SS Eduardo Torrealba: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — got picked off first
  • C Saul Torres: 1-6, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB, 1 E (throwing)
  • 2B Jesus Bastidas: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB
  • LF Frederick Cuevas: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
  • LHP Dalton Lehnen: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2/3 GB/FB — 47 of 70 pitches were strikes (67%)
  • RHP Kyle Zurak: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/3 GB/FB — 37 of 51 pitches were strikes (73%) … 29/8 K/BB in 22.1 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks East (7-3 win over GCL Yanks West) lumping the two teams together into one update

  • SS Jose Devers: 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB — 7-for-14 with four walks and two strikeouts in his last five games
  • CF Robert Javier: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • RF Canaan Smith: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 K
  • DH Jhon Moronta: 1-5
  • C Hemmanuel Rosario: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SS Oswald Peraza: 0-3
  • 1B Miguel Flames: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — hitting streak is up to 16 games
  • RF Juan De Leon: 0-4, 4 K — in a 2-for-23 (.087) slump with 12 strikeouts
  • RHP Brett Morales: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K0/3 GB/FB — 8/1 K/BB in 5.2 innings for the undrafted free agent
  • RHP Harold Cortijo: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 24/6 K/BB in 19.2 innings for this year’s 14th rounder
Game 124: Tanaka Returns
Tanaka returns, Sanchez homers twice in 13-4 win over Tigers