DotF: Tampa sweeps doubleheader behind Mateo, Avelino, Fowler, and Andujar

SS Jorge Mateo, IF Vince Conde, and SS Hyo-Jun Park were named the Offensive Players of the Week in the High-A Florida State League, the Low-A South Atlantic League, and Rookie Appalachian League, respectively, so congrats to them.

Also, RHP Alex Robinett has been placed on the Military List, the River Dogs announced. Robinett, this year’s 32nd rounder, is a West Point cadet who has to fulfill his military obligation. His 6.17 ERA in 23.1 pro innings is skewed by one disaster no-out, seven-run outing. Robinett pitched quite well the last few weeks.

Triple-A Scranton, Double-A Trenton and Short Season Staten Island all had scheduled off-days.

High-A Tampa Game One (6-2 win over Lakeland) makeup of the June 25th rainout

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • 2B Abi Avelino: 1-3, 1 R — two-hit game streak ends at six
  • CF Dustin Fowler: 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — five homers in 112 games this year after hitting ten in 127 games last year
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • RHP Vicente Campos: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2/6 GB/FB — 43/8 K/BB in 48 innings as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery

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DotF: Pineda goes three innings in first rehab game

We’re getting down to crunch time in the minors. The regular season ends three weeks from tomorrow for most affiliates — High-A Tampa finishes one day earlier, Rookie Pulaski one week earlier — so let’s update the standings and see where the clubs sit in the postseason races.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Rochester in 12 innings, walk-off style) they are 69-54 with a five-game lead in the North Division

  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-6, 1 R
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 2-6, 2 K — came into the game in a 1-for-16 (.063) slump and is still hitting .303 in 27 games since the promotion
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-6, 2 K
  • C Austin Romine: 0-5, 2 K
  • RHP Kyle Haynes: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 6/5 GB/FB — 55 of 92 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 13 of 18 pitches were strikes (72%)
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 29 of 40 pitches were strikes (73%) … 57/19 K/BB in 57 innings for the guy the Yankees got in the Shawn Kelley trade
  • RHP Nick Goody: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/3 GB/FB — 17 of 24 pitches were strikes (71%)

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DotF: Foley, Palladino, Acevedo all dominate on the mound

Bad news for an ex-Yankees farmhand: OF Ramon Flores suffered a compound fracture in his ankle and is done for the year, reports Greg Johns. He missed a big chunk of time with ankle problems last year, but not a fracture. Flores had been raking in Triple-A (216 wRC+ in 14 games) since being traded for Dustin Ackley and was in line for a September call-up. Sucks. That’s an opportunity (and a month of big league pay) lost. Get well soon, Ramon.

Also, Brian Cashman told Billy Witz the Yankees recently held RHP Andrew Bailey back from an appearance at Triple-A Scranton in case they needed to call him up. That didn’t happen, but I bet Bailey comes up when rosters expand in September. The team has an open 40-man roster spot after designating Chris Capuano for assignment earlier today. Capuano, by the way, told George King he’ll rejoin the Triple-A rotation if he clears waivers.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Rochester)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 43 extra-base hits on the year, which is a career-high … he had 40 back in 2013
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder & C Gary Sanchez: both 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Jose Pirela: 1-4
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 R, 3 K
  • LF Slade Heathcott: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — also robbed a homer, which you can see in the video above … came into the game in a 2-for-33 (.061) slump
  • 1B Austin Romine: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — guess he’s going to see most of his time at first base the rest of the season
  • RHP Kyle Davies: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 6/5 GB/FB — 57 of 86 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 1/1 GB/FB — 14 of 21 pitches were strikes (67%) … 35/10 K/BB in 33.1 innings at Triple-A this year

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DotF: Refsnyder and Judge homer in Scranton’s win

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 win over Rochester)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 3 K — first not great game in a while
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — broke up the no-hitter with the homer in the seventh inning
  • DH Jose Pirela: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-3, 1 R, 1 K
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K — three-run go-ahead homer in the seventh
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • 1B Austin Romine: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Brady Lail: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6/5 GB/FB — 63 of 99 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • LHP James Pazos: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — four pitches, three strikes … he’s been used as a true lefty specialist lately
  • RHP Andrew Bailey: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 20 of 31 pitches were strikes (665%)

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DotF: Kaprielian roughed up in pro debut with GCL Yanks

Remember when RHP James Kaprielian was supposed to make his pro debut yesterday but didn’t? Turns out he did! The Rookie GCL Yanks2 box score was screwed up because it was a suspended game, but it was corrected today. Kaprielian’s line was … not good: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB. Bust! Or he was rusty because it was his first time pitching in a real game since UCLA’s season ended June 1st. Choose your own narrative.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 win over Pawtucket)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 2 R, 1 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP — got picked off first … had reached base four times total in his previous four games
  • 3B Jose Pirela: 1-4, 1 RBI — drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — 8-for-20 (.400) during his six-game hitting streak
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 K
  • C Austin Romine: 0-3
  • RHP Joel De La Cruz: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 39 of 66 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • LHP Eric Wooten: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8/4 GB/FB — 44 of 68 pitches were strikes (65%) … here to help out the bullpen since half the team has been on the MLB/Triple-A shuttle of late
  • LHP James Pazos: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — five pitches, three strikes

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DotF: Scranton walks off with a win thanks to Gamel and Judge

According to George King, RHP James Kaprielian was supposed to make his pro debut with one of the two Rookie Gulf Coast League affiliates today, but that didn’t happen for whatever reason. Kaprielian indicated on Twitter he was scheduled to pitch today as well. It rained a bunch in Tampa today, so maybe he was scratched and instead threw inside or something. Chances are we’ll never know.

Also, LHP Jeff Degano is apparently on his way to join Short Season Staten Island, according to his Twitter feed. He’d been in the GCL the last few weeks. Degano was this year’s second rounder. Kaprielian, of course, was the team’s first rounder.

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 win over Pawtucket in 12 innings, walk-off style)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB — 29-for-51 (57%) with four doubles, five triples, and four homers in his last 18 games
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — if they’re not calling him up right now, when will they?
  • 1B Greg Bird: 2-6
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Aaron Judge: 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — walk-off single … Donnie Collins says he made a diving catch in right as well
  • LF Jose Pirela: 1-4, 1 BB
  • DH Austin Romine: 0-5
  • RHP Eric Ruth: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 10/4 GB/FB — 55 of 84 pitches were strikes (65%) … up from Double-A to start in place of Chris Capuano, who was called up to the bigs
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — only four of his 17 pitches were balls (76% strikes)
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — ten of 14 pitches were strikes (71%)
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 29 of 46 pitches were strikes (63%)

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DotF: Judge homers, Refsnyder triples in Scranton’s win

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 win over Pawtucket)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 K — four of his last six hits have gone for extra bases (two doubles, a triple, and a homer)
  • DH Greg Bird & C Gary Sanchez: both 1-4, 1 R — Sanchez struck out twice and picked a runner off first with a snap throw
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — 17 homers in 99 games this year after 17 homers in 131 games last year
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 K
  • 3B Jose Pirela: 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB — five walks and one strikeout in his last six games
  • 1B Austin Romine: 0-2, 1 BB — first base!
  • RHP Kyle Haynes: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 57 of 97 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • LHP James Pazos: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — eleven of 19 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Nick Goody: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K — only six of 16 pitches were strikes (38%) … bad night, it happens
  • RHP Andrew Bailey: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 19 of 28 pitches were strikes (68%) … gotta think we’ll see him in September once rosters expand

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