Lowcountry MLB MiLB Update (5/8)

Lowcountry MLB MiLB Update (5/8)
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Vidal Nuno and catcher Nick Ciuffo celebrate after beating the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone) (Source: Mike Stone)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

MLB

American League

Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees - Did not play in a 10-1 loss to Seattle. The Holly Hill native is batting .218 with 6 HR’s and 14 RBI

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays - 0-3 with a walk and a K in a 9-1 loss to Minnesota. The Stratford alum is batting .239 with 5 HR’s and 19 RBI

Nick Ciuffo, C, Tampa Bay Rays - Called back up to the majors on Wednesday morning, went 0-2 with 2 K’s in a 3-2 loss to Arizona. The Mt. Pleasant native is batting .000. He hit .158 with a HR and 8 RBI in Triple-A.

National League

Matt Wieters, C, St. Louis Cardinals - Did not play in a 5-0 loss to the Phillies. The Stratford alum is batting .353 with a HR and 6 RBI.

AAA

International League

Asher Wojciechowski, P, Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) - Pitched 5 innings giving up 4 hits, 2 runs with 4 walks and 5 K’s earning the win in a 6-2 win over Charlotte. The Beaufort alum is 3-1 with a 1.97 ERA and 32 K’s in 32 innings

AA

Eastern League

James Reeves, P, Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees) - Pitched 1 inning giving up 1 hit, 0 runs with 1 K in a 10-0 win over Richmond. The Ashley Ridge alum is 2-0 and with a 1.98 ERA and 13 K’s in 13 innings.

A-Short Season

New York-Penn League

Seth Lancaster, INF, Williamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia Phillies) - No game

Cody Smith, P, West Virginia Black Bears (Pittsburgh Pirates) - No game

Rookie

Appalachian League

Malcolm Van Buren, P, Burlington Royals (Kansas City Royals) - No game

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