Carrera Hits in 11th Straight

Manhattan College graduate Jose Carrera has hits in 11 straight games to raise his average from .156 to .253 for the Gulf Coast League Yankees East.

Carrera, signed as an undrafted by the Yankees in late June, is 21 for 83 with five doubles, one triple, one home run and 14 RBI. He has walked 11 times, giving him an on-base percentage of .361.

The Gulf Coast League is a short-season rookie league.

 

Cosgrove Earns 1st Win

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove picked up his first professional win by allowing no earned runs on three hits and striking out five over five innings for the Tri-City Dust Devils in its 4-0 Northwest League win over Everett on Aug. 18.

He threw 46 of his 67 pitches for strikes.

Cosgrove is now 1-3 with a 4.15 earned run average this season for the Dust Devils, the Class A full-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Cosgrove played three seasons at Manhattan College before being drafted by the Padres in the 12th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

 

 

Cosgrove Starting for Tri-City

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove is now in the starting rotation for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Class A full-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Northwest League.

Cosgrove, who pitched for three years at Manhattan College before being drafted by the Padres in June, allowed two earned runs on three hits in 4 2/3 innings on Aug. 12. In his previous outing on Aug. 6, he surrendered two earned runs and struck out five in 4 1/3 innings.

Cosgrove is 0-3 with a 4.97 earned run average since joining Tri-City in early July.

 

Tough Outing for Spellman Graduate

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla surrendered four earned runs in a third of an inning for the Hudson Valley Renegades in a 10-5 New York-Penn League loss to the State College Spikes on Aug. 8.

The Renegades are the Class A short-season baseball affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Padilla was making his first appearance since July 20 and had given up only two earned runs in 26 innings this season prior to Aug. 8. His earned run average went from 0.69 to 2.05.

 

Yankees Honor Manhattan Student

Corporal Nicholas Jurek, a Manhattan College student who completed two tours of Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps, was honored when the Yankees hosted the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 1.

Jurek and his family were honored on the field behind home plate during the seventh-inning stretch for Jurek’s service. The Yankees honor a veteran during the seventh-inning stretch of each home game in association with the Wounded Warrior Project Foundation.

Jurek, who is expected next to graduate next May, is studying nuclear medicine technology at Manhattan.

Padilla Continues to Roll

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla threw five more shutout innings, scattering two hits, in leading the Hudson Valley Renegades to a New York-Penn League victory over the Staten Island Yankees on July 20.

Padilla, a 13th round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, has allowed one earned run over his last 25 innings and sports a 2-1 record with a 0.69 earned run average.

The Renegades are a Class A short-season affiliate of the Rays.

 

Strong Start for Cosgrove

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove has 13 strikeouts and a 2.16 earned run average in 8.1 innings pitched since his promotion on July 2 to the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Northwest League’s Class A short-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Cosgrove, a 12th round pick of the Padres in 2017, earned the promotion by striking out five in 3.1 innings with the Arizona League Padres.

Cosgrove pitched three seasons at Manhattan College before being drafted. He tied a single-season school record with 105 strikeouts in 2017.