DotF: Estrada hits for the cycle in Trenton’s postseason win

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Triple-A Scranton (6-5 loss to Lehigh Valley in 12 innings, walk-off style) they trail the best-of-five first round postseason series one game to none

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 BB
  • 2B Donovan Solano: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — here’s video of the dinger
  • 1B Mike Ford: 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • LF Billy McKinney: 1-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — opened the scoring with a two-run homer
  • RF Jake Cave: 1-5, 3 K
  • RHP Domingo German: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 10/3 GB/FB — 54 of 82 pitches were strikes (66%) … started out great, but things unraveled in the sixth, when four of those five runs scored
  • RHP Jonathan Holder: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 24 of 37 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • RHP J.P. Feyereisen: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 0/2 GB/FB — 23 of 42 pitches were strikes (55%) … bad things happen after leadoff walks

Double-A Trenton (9-6 win over Binghamton) the best-of-five first round postseason series is now tied at one game apiece

  • RF Jeff Hendrix: 1-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K , 1 HBP
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 4-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 HBP — the Summer of Thairo is the now the September of Thairo … that’s the third cycle in team history (Shawn Garrett in 2007, Brandon Laird in 2010) and first in the postseason
  • DH Clint Frazier: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K — played the entire game at DH, as scheduled
  • 1B Garrett Cooper: 0-4, 1 K, 1 HBP — now 8-for-24 (.333) in seven rehab games
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — look at DBJ doing big things in the postseason
  • LF Zack Zehner: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 3-5, 1 2B
  • RHP Brody Koerner: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 36 of 61 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • LHP James Reeves: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 18 of 33 pitches were strikes (55%)
  • RHP Cody Carroll: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 26 of 39 pitches were strikes (67%)
  • RHP Colten Brewer: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — eleven pitches, nine strikes … nice quick outing to close it out

High-A Tampa‘s season is over. They lost to Dunedin (Blue Jays) in their first round postseason series.

Low-A Charleston‘s regular season is over. They trail Greenville one game to none in the best-of-three first round postseason series. Today’s an off-day for travel. The series continues tomorrow.

Short Season Staten Island (8-4 win over Brooklyn) they scored three runs in two innings against a rehabbing Noah Syndergaard … their regular season is now over … they went 46-29 and had the league’s best record … their best-of-three first round postseason series with Hudson Valley (Rays) begins Saturday

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 2 K — big final game, but he 19-year-old finishes the regular season at a disappointing .222/.253/.296 with 4.3% walks and 26.0% strikeouts in 67 games
  • DH Kyle Higashioka: 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — in seven total rehab games at Staten Island and Pulaski this year, he is 11-for-21 (.524) with three doubles and seven homers
  • RHP Daniel Alvarez: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 8/0 GB/FB — 49 of 78 pitches were strikes (63%)

Rookie Pulaski (12-1 loss to Elizabethton) they trail the best-of-three Championship Series one game to none

  • RF Frederick Cuevas: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SS Eduardo Torrealba: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
  • DH Eric Wagaman: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K — has a hit in all four postseason games so far
  • 2B Jesus Bastidas: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Daniel Ramos: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GB/FB
  • RHP Gilmael Troya: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HB — did the opposite of stop the bleeding out of the bullpen

Rookie GCL Yanks East‘s season is over. They beat the GCL Nationals in the Championship Series and won the league title.

Rookie GCL Yanks West‘s season is over. They did not qualify for the postseason.

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