DotF: Hicks begins rehab assignment in Scranton’s loss

Lots of rain, lack of offense send Yankees to 2-0 loss to Tigers
Sonny Gray and the move from Oakland Coliseum to Yankee Stadium

Two quick injury notes:

  • C Kyle Higashioka (back) is doing better, Triple-A Scranton Al Pedrique told Conor Foley. He’s taking swings and all that. The sooner he comes back, the better. Catching depth is important.
  • 1B Tyler Austin (hamstring) did not play his first minor league rehab game with the RailRiders tonight for whatever reason. D.J. Eberle says Austin will play five innings at first base tomorrow. Maybe there was some miscommunication or something.

Triple-A Scranton (3-1 loss to Buffalo)

  • RF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K — hitting streak is up to 17 games
  • CF Aaron Hicks: 1-3 — played five innings as scheduled … here’s video of the single … he’s going to play the full game at DH tomorrow
  • CF Mason Williams: 0-1, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4 — his hitting streak is up to 16 games
  • 1B Garrett Cooper: 0-4, 1 K
  • LF Billy McKinney: 1-4, 2 K
  • DH Ji-Man Choi: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 2 WP, 9/2 GB/FB — 64 of 105 pitches were strikes (61%) … 2.73 ERA with 36/6 K/BB in his last five starts and 33 innings down here … I wish the Yankees had given those two starts to Mitchell rather than LHP Caleb Smith, but what can you do?

Double-A Trenton was rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off-day.

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Columbia in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • LF Carlos Vidal: 4-6, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
  • 2B Diego Castillo: 2-6
  • DH Isiah Gilliam: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB — walk-off single
  • RF Steven Sensley: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — won’t stop hitting
  • 3B Dermis Garcia: 1-5, 2 K — his home run streak ends at five games
  • SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-4, 1 BB
  • RHP Freicer Perez: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 4/2 GB/FB — 61 of 98 pitches were strikes (62%)

Short Season Staten Island (7-3 loss to Aberdeen)

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B — 6-for-17 (.353) with three doubles and a triple in his last four games
  • LF Leonardo Molina: 0-2, 1 K — left the game after grounding out in the fourth inning
  • RF Timmy Robinson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • CF Dom Thompson-Williams: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Drew Finley: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 42 of 70 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • LHP Jeff Degano: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB — eight of 25 pitches were strikes (32%) … he’s faced 13 batters so far this season: seven walks, two singles, two strikeouts, one hit batsman, one ground out

Rookie Pulaski had a scheduled off-day.

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game One (6-0 loss to GCL Phillies in seven innings) they were no-hit, and that always stinks, even in seven innings

  • SS Jose Devers: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • CF Robert Javier, RF Jhon Moronta & C Pedro Diaz: all 0-3 — Javier stole a base
  • LF Canaan Smith: 0-3, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate
  • RHP Wellington Diaz: 5 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 7/4 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game Two was rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Rookie GCL Yanks West Game One (4-3 win over GCL Braves)

  • SS Oswald Peraza: 2-5, 2 R, 2 K, 2 SB
  • DH Gustavo Campero: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • 3B-1B Miguel Flames: 1-3, 1 BB — more time at third base, so I guess that’s a thing now
  • RHP Nolan Martinez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 0/1 GB/FB — second game since coming back from his injury … well, I assume it was an injury, otherwise I can’t explain the late start to the season and short stints in the GCL

Rookie GCL Yanks West Game Two was suspended due to rain after the third inning. Here’s the box score. They’re going to finish this one tomorrow.

Lots of rain, lack of offense send Yankees to 2-0 loss to Tigers
Sonny Gray and the move from Oakland Coliseum to Yankee Stadium