RHP Chad Green will work as a starter/opener with Triple-A Scranton, manager Jay Bell told Conor Foley. In other words, they’re going to make sure he gets regular work rather than be subject to the ebbs and flows of bullpen life. They’re not going start him every fifth day and stretch him out. Green will instead throw two or three innings every three or four days, that sorta thing.
The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders had their game suspended due to rain after the top of the first inning. Here’s the box score. The game will be completed as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.
The Double-A Trenton Thunder were rained out. They’ll play a doubleheader tomorrow.
High-A Tampa Tarpons (5-3 loss to Clearwater)
- CF Pablo Olivares: 0-5, 2 K
- SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-5 — hitting .310/.363/.361 through 19 games … he turned only 20 in March, so there’s not much power yet, but everything else has been good
- DH Dermis Garcia: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
- LF Isiah Gilliam: 0-4, 1 R, 2 BB — threw runners out at first and second bases … seven assists in 17 games in the outfield this season … he had seven assists in 104 games in the outfield last year
- C Donny Sands: 1-3, 1 BB
- RHP Miguel Yajure: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 5/5 GB/FB — 64 of 98 pitches were strikes (65%) … 16 runs in 20.1 innings so far for one of my not top 30 prospects
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs (8-3 win over Columbia)
- CF Brandon Lockridge: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B
- SS Wilkerman Garcia: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 CS — had been 2-for-12 (.167) in his first three games since being recalled from Extended Spring Training
- C Josh Breaux: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K — multiple hits in three of his last six games after having multiple hits in three of his first eleven games
- LF Canaan Smith: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
- RHP Luis Gil: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 49 of 80 pitches were strikes (61%) … 26/11 K/BB in 17.1 innings through four starts, and that’s pretty cool
- RHP Shawn Semple: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/5 GB/FB — 46 of 66 pitches were strikes (70%) … figures he has his first less than stellar outing of the season when they’re going for the combined no-hitter … he gave up the first hit leading off the seventh
The Short Season Staten Island Yankees, Rookie Pulaski Yankees, and two Rookie Gulf Coast League Yankees teams begin play in June.