Some notes to start the day:
- Double-A Trenton hitting coach Tom Slater broke down SS Gleyber Torres‘ swing frame-by-frame with Josh Norris, so make sure you check that out. Torres, as you know, was promoted to Triple-A Scranton yesterday.
- RHP Yefrey Ramirez was named the Double-A Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. He allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks in 13 innings spread across two starts. Also struck out 15 batters. Nice week, Yefrey.
Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off-day. Gleyber’s Triple-A debut will have to wait until tomorrow.
Double-A Trenton (6-1 win over Reading)
- SS Thairo Estrada: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 E (throwing) — with Torres in Triple-A, shortstop figures to be all his going forward
- RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — played five innings in his third rehab game … he played his first game at DH, his second game at first base, and his third game at right field, so they’re moving him around already
- DH Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
- 3B Miguel Andujar: 3-3, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SB — 8-for-26 (.308) with three doubles and two homers in his last seven games
- LF Billy McKinney: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
- CF Rashad Crawford: 2-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 CS
- LHP Justus Sheffield: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 9/3 GB/FB — 61 of 94 pitches were strikes (65%), plus he picked a runner off first … had allowed at least four runs in each of his last four starts, so good to see him bounce back well
High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Jupiter)
- CF Jorge Mateo: 1-4, 2 K — he’s played center field in four of his last six games
- SS Kyle Holder: 2-4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB — 9-for-20 (.450) during his little five-game hitting streak
- 2B Nick Solak & RF Trey Amburgey: 0-4, 1 K
- DH Chris Gittens: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K — 11-for-27 (.407) with four doubles and three homers in his last eight games
- 3B Gosuke Katoh: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K — his huge pro debut in the Gulf Coast League feels like a lifetime ago
- RHP Taylor Widener: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 4/2 GB/FB — 51 of 75 pitches were strikes (68%) … 43/12 K/BB in 42.2 innings for the converted reliever … not quite Chance Adams-esque, but pretty good
Low-A Charleston was rained out. They’re going to make this game up as part of a doubleheader on June 10th.