I dropped the ball on this yesterday, but Short Season Staten Island clinched the division title with last night’s win. They’re going back to the playoffs after finishing in last place last year, and they’re getting some reinforcements as they chase their sixth league title in eleven years: Dante Bichette Jr., Mariel Checo, Taylor Morton, and Isaias Tejeda were all added to the roster today after winning the GCL title yesterday. Hooray for that.
In other news, Kei Igawa was placed on the DL yesterday. That effectively ends his season and his Yankees tenure. To say it didn’t go as planned would be the understatement of the century. And finally, Gary Sanchez was selected by Los Leones del Escojido in the first round of the Dominican Winter League draft earlier this month. Doesn’t really mean anything, but now we know that he’ll be playing winter ball and who it’ll be with.
Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off day. They have five games left in their season: two games at Pawtucket then three at home against Buffalo (doubleheader on Sunday). In order to make the postseason, they have to win all of their remaining games while Lehigh Valley and Gwinnett both lose all of theirs.
Double-A Trenton (2-0 loss to New Hampshire)
Austin Krum, CF: 0 for 4, 1 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 K – six for his last 12 with three doubles
Austin Romine, DH: 1 for 4, 2 K – guess what? he got promoted to Triple-A Scranton after the game, so good for him
Rob Lyerly, 1B & Yadil Mujica, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Lyerly whiffed twice, giving him 144 on the season
Melky Mesa, RF & Damon Sublett, LF: both 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – Sublett doubled
Jose Pirela, 0 for 0, 1 E (fielding) – left the game after committing an error in the first
Jose Gil, C & Addison Maruszak, 3B: both 1 for 4, 2 K
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 11-4 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SwP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB