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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DotF: Scranton wins on Gamel’s walk-off inside-the-parker

1B Greg Bird and 1B Mike Ford were named Offensive Players of the Week in the Triple-A International League and High-A Florida State League, so congrats to them.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Pawtucket, walk-off style)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — walk-off inside-the-park homer? walk-off inside-the-park homer!
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 2-4, 1 K — 16-for-42 (.381) in his last nine games
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) — 21-for-58 (.362) in his last 15 games
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K — 3-for-35 (.086) with 12 strikeouts since coming back here following his injury
  • 3B Jose Pirela: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • RHP Kyle Davies: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 5/5 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — 61 of 95 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 19 of 30 pitches were strikes (63%)

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DotF: Gamel and Sanchez lead Scranton to blowout win

RHP Chance Adams, this year’s fifth round pick, has been promoted to High-A Tampa, the team announced. The righty reliever out of Dallas Baptist has a 2.11 ERA (1.74 FIP) with 29 strikeouts and seven walks in 21.1 innings with Short Season Staten Island and Low-A Charleston this year. Is Adams on the fast track? Yes. Yes he is.

Triple-A Scranton (9-1 win over Toledo)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB — threw a runner out at third … 24-for-58 (.414) with two doubles, five triples, and two homers in his last 15 games … can’t help but wonder if Gamel’s breakout is the result of the new development practices (whatever the hell they may be) put in play by new farm system head Gary Denbo, because before this season he was the definition of a fringe prospect
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-2, 3 R, 3 BB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-2, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP — believe it or not, that’s only his second walk in his last 14 games
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI — 23-for-59 (.390) with five doubles and three homers in his last 16 games
  • RF Aaron Judge: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • 3B Jose Pirela: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • C Austin Romine: 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Brady Lail: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 3/5 GB/FB — 59 of 99 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 21 of 33 pitches were strikes (64%)

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DotF: Austin goes deep again in Trenton’s win

Another promotion: RHP Cale Coshow was bumped up to Double-A Trenton, so says Nick Flammia. Coshow has a 2.01 ERA (2.40 FIP) with a 24.8 K% and 4.9 BB% in 80.2 innings split between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa this year. The big (listed at 6-foot-5 and 260 lbs.!) hard-thrower started the season in the bullpen before moving to the rotation. Coshow was the team’s 13th round pick in 2013.

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Toledo)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K — another day, another triple
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 2B — has an extra-base hit in four of his last six games
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — my guess is he gets a September call-up to be the third catcher but rarely catches, a la Jesus Montero in 2011 … Montero caught three games that September but only a full nine innings once, after the team clinched the division
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K — 42 extra-base hits in 97 games this year after 45 extra-base hits in 131 games last year, so the power’s coming
  • LF Jose Pirela: 0-2, 1 K — ejected for arguing balls and strikes
  • RHP Joel De La Cruz: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 3/5 GB/FB — 52 of 81 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 18 of 29 pitches were strikes (62%)

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