Home runs from Dermis Garcia and strikeouts from Ken Waldichuk are about as predictable as anything in the Yankees farm system these days. The two breakout stars led their respective teams to victories, while Tampa prevailed in another rout and Scranton survived a late charge to cap a 4-0 day for Yankees affiliates.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (13-4): The RailRiders fought through a tough Deivi Garcia start but then blew a lead late, eventually breaking the tie in the ninth and holding on for a 9-8 win over Rochester.
- Star of the Game: Estevan Florial – 2-for-6, 1 home run (2), 1 RBI, 2 runs scored. Florial’s Triple-A career is off to an admittedly rocky start, but he’s showing off the power that has always been a hallmark of his profile
- Thomas Milone: 2-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 run scored. Milone has been with Scranton for four games and has hit safely in all of them. Including his last game with Somerset, he’s riding a five-game hitting streak
- Sócrates Brito: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases
- Armando Alvarez: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
- Kellin Deglan: 2-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 3 strikeouts. Deglan picked up his first hits of the year after starting 0-for-10 and drove in the winning run in the top of the ninth with a one-out single
- Deivi Garcia: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 75 pitches (41 strikes). Garcia was not effective on Saturday after posting two strong starts in a row
- Reggie McClain: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 28 pitches (20 strikes)
- Albert Abreu: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 25 pitches (20 strikes)
- Trevor Lane: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 19 pitches (13 strikes). Lane struck out the first hitter he faced and then gave up four straight hits to let a three-run lead slip away
- Adam Warren: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 21 pitches (8 strikes)
- Nick Goody: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 19 pitches (11 strikes). Goody pitched through a nervy ninth inning, walking two hitters before shutting the door for the save
Somerset Patriots (12-5): Thanks to a strong effort from the bullpen and more heroics from their red-hot first baseman, the Patriots took their fifth in a row over Hartford 7-2 and will go for the sweep tomorrow.
- Star of the Game: Dermis Garcia – 2-for-4, 1 home run (6), 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk. Garcia has now homered in six of his last eight games after a solo shot in the first inning on Saturday. He’s still only hitting .230, but his OPS is up to .881
- Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-for-5, 1 run scored, 2 strikeouts
- Oliver Dunn: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
- Aaron Palensky: 1-for-5, 1 double. Palensky has hit safely in all three of his professional games
- Max Burt: 2-for-4, 1 home run (1), 2 RBI, 1 run scored. Burt picked up his first home run at Double-A
- Matt Pita: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
- Shawn Semple: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 56 pitches (31 strikes)
- Reid Anderson: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 44 pitches (28 strikes). In recording his first Double-A win, Anderson held the line beautifully and a solo home run in the third was the only real damage he allowed
- Michael Gomez: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 37 pitches (23 strikes)
- Greg Weissert: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 9 pitches (7 strikes)
Hudson Valley Renegades (9-8): Following Luis Medina‘s brilliance the other night, the second of HV’s pair of aces set the tone with a dominant start against the overmatched Cyclones, and the Renegades went on to a 5-3 win.
- Star of the Game: Ken Waldichuk – 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K, 74 pitches (47 strikes). It’s starting to become clear that Waldichuk needs a new challenge. He’s struck out 27 hitters over his last three starts and still hasn’t given up an earned run this season
- Oswald Peraza: 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk. Peraza drove in HV’s first run as part of a three-run surge in the third inning
- Ezequiel Duran: 1-for-5, 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 strikeouts. Duran followed Peraza with a two-run double of his own
- Eric Wagaman: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 walk
- Eduardo Torrealba: 4-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored. An impressive day for Torrealba, a 22-year-old playing only his fourth game at High-A
- Charlie Ruegger: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 42 pitches (26 strikes). Ruegger picked up the win in relief of Waldichuk
- Tanner Myatt: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 38 pitches (23 strikes)
Tampa Tarpons (13-4): Led by its trademark high-flying attack, Tampa again had no problem with Fort Myers in a 13-0 win, its fourth in a row.
- Star of the Game: Chad Bell – 3-for-4, 1 home run (2), 4 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Bell had his third multi-hit game of the season
- Pitching Star of the Game: Sean Boyle – 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 48 pitches (31 strikes). Boyle improved his ERA to 0.71
- Anthony Volpe: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 1 stolen base
- Trevor Hauver: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts
- Carlos Narvaez: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
- Elijah Dunham: 4-for-4, 1 triple, 1 double, 4 RBI, 3 runs scored. A career day for the 22-year-old 40th-round pick, who came a homer shy of the cycle
- Trevor Holloway – 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 40 pitches (30 strikes). Holloway, the winning pitcher, has given up just three earned runs and struck out 24 in 13 innings of work
- Derek Craft: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 27 pitches (16 strikes). This was the season debut for the 16th-round selection, who hadn’t appeared in a professional game since September 2, 2019 for Staten Island
- Clay Aguilar: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 22 pitches (15 strikes)
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