DotF: Florial has a big game in Tampa’s win

Yankees 5, Red Sox 1: Tanaka great again, Holliday crushes clutch homer in first game back from DL
The Same, but Different: Luis Severino in 2017

Two quick injury rehab notes to pass along:

  • Clint Frazier (oblique) worked out and hit in the cage with Double-A Trenton today, reports Kyle Franko. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll play rehab games with the Thunder. Trenton is home and Triple-A Scranton is on the road, so maybe the Yankees didn’t want him traveling too far. Anyway, Frazier is no longer with the Yankees. He’s now rehabbing with an affiliate.
  • 1B Garrett Cooper (hamstring) was scratched from today’s rehab game with Trenton with an illness, reports Franko. They told him to stay home and not even come to the ballpark. Cooper is supposed to rehab with Trenton through the weekend, then rejoin the Yankees. I’m not sure if the illness changes anything.

Triple-A Scranton and Double-A Trenton were both rained out. They’re going to play doubleheaders tomorrow. Playing a doubleheader on the second to last day of the season when you’ve already clinched the division title and a postseason spot must not be very fun.

High-A Tampa (6-1 win over Lakeland)

  • SS Kyle Holder: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
  • CF Estevan Florial: 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB — a lot of times kids his age (19) will wear down and fade late in the season, but not Florial … he’s mashing right to the very end
  • C Donny Sands: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1/2 GB/FB — the converted reliever finishes his regular season with a 3.39 ERA and a 129/50 K/BB in 119.1 innings
  • RHP Matt Frawley: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — finishes the regular season with a 1.63 ERA and a 76/12 K/BB in 71.2 total innings … he came over from the Pirates in the Johnny Barbato trade a few months back

Low-A Charleston (5-1 loss to Augusta)

  • SS Diego Castillo: 0-3, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing) — in a 6-for-38 (.158) slump
  • DH Brandon Wagner: 1-4
  • 1B Dermis Garcia: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-4, 1 K
  • CF Dom Thompson-Williams: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Rony Garcia: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3/6 GB/FB — 48 of 80 pitches were strikes (60%) … 56/17 K/BB in 75.2 innings for the 19-year-old

Short Season Staten Island (4-1 win over Connecticut in five innings) completed early due to rain

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
  • RHP Jorge Guzman: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 8/3 GB/FB — 48 of 72 pitches were strikes (67%) … 2.30 ERA and a 88/18 K/BB in 66.2 innings … he has ten more strikeouts than anyone else in the NY-Penn League

Rookie Pulaski (6-5 loss to Bluefield) this was the first game of the best-of-three postseason series, so they’re down one game to none in the series … their backs will be up against the wall tomorrow

  • CF Frederick Cuevas: 3-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — he did his job from the leadoff spot
  • SS Eduardo Torrealba: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • 1B Eric Wagaman: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • 2B Jesus Bastidas: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Deivi Garcia: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — put his team in a big hole early, but they were able to rally to tie it up at one point
  • RHP Daniel Ramos: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 5/2 GB/FB — did a nice job holding down Bluefield after Garcia’s short start
  • RHP Kyle Zurak: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks East (5-2 loss to GCL Pirates) their regular season is over … they finished 33-27 and won the division … they’ll play the GCL Phillies in the first round of the postseason … that’s a single elimination game tomorrow … the winner advances to the best-of-three GCL Championship Series against the winner of the GCL Nationals vs. GCL Twins game

  • CF Robert Javier: 0-2, 2 BB
  • LF Jhon Moronta: 0-4 — threw a runner out at the plate … 18-year-old came out of the gate on fire, and finishes at .261/.337/.321 in 51 GCL games
  • C Hemmanuel Rosario: 0-2, 1 RBI — 17-year-old hit .111/.385/.148 in 14 pro games after receiving an above-slot $247,000 bonus as an undrafted free agent
  • RHP Luis Ojeda: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 5/3 GB/FB
  • RHP Janson Junk: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GB/FB — this year’s 22nd rounder finishes with a 0.71 ERA and a 10/6 K/BB in 12.2 pro innings

Rookie GCL Yanks West‘s game was canceled due to wet grounds. Their season is over. They finished 32-27 and missed the postseason.

Yankees 5, Red Sox 1: Tanaka great again, Holliday crushes clutch homer in first game back from DL
The Same, but Different: Luis Severino in 2017