DotF: German dominates, Scranton evens championship series

Wednesday Night Open Thread
Subtracting velocity has been key to Luis Severino's improved changeup

Triple-A Scranton (4-0 win over Durham) the best-of-five International League Championship Series is now tied at a game apiece

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • 2B Donovan Solano: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB — he’s been a beast all postseason
  • RF Billy McKinney: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Garrett Cooper: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — got a hit against former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi, who threw an inning out of the bullpen this game … Eovaldi’s rehabbing from his second career Tommy John surgery
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 1-4
  • RHP Domingo German: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 9/3 GB/FB — 62 of 103 pitches were strikes (60%) … huge final start of the season for Domingo … I imagine he’ll get called up as soon as this series is over, though who knows whether he’ll actually pitch
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — eleven of 17 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to Altoona) they trail the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series two games to none

  • RF Jeff Hendrix: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-4, 1 RBI — 11-for-24 (.455) during the postseason
  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
  • LF Estevan Florial: 1-4, 1 R, 3 K — Jon Mozes notes Florial is the first teenager to play for Trenton since Manny Banuelos in 2010, and the first teenage position player since Jesus Montero in 2009
  • LHP Justus Sheffield: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 46 of 68 pitches were strikes (68%) … once this series is over, he’s heading to Instructional League and then the Arizona Fall League
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2/0 GB/FB — 18 of 33 pitches were strikes (55%) … last time out he threw five no-hit innings … didn’t go so well this time
  • RHP Cody Carroll: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — eleven of 21 pitches were strikes (52%)
  • RHP Colten Brewer: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 20 of 29 pitches were strikes (69%)

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

Low-A Charleston‘s season is over. They lost to Greenville (Red Sox) in their first round postseason series.

Short Season Staten Island‘s season is over. They lost to Hudson Valley (Rays) in their first round postseason series.

Rookie Pulaski‘s season is over. They lost to Elizabethton (Twins) in the Appalachian League Championship Series.

Rookie GCL Yanks East‘s season is over. They beat the GCL Nationals and won the Gulf Coast League Championship Series.

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

Wednesday Night Open Thread
Subtracting velocity has been key to Luis Severino's improved changeup