MiLB Spring Training Notes – Charleston River Dogs: March 25, 2019


Aroldis Chapman

  • Pitched one inning.
  • Struck out three hitters, two on fastballs and one on a nasty slider.
  • Had good control in his outing.

Chad Green

  • Pitched one inning.
  • Gave up two soft ground balls for outs and struck out the third batter swinging on a great slider.
  • Green was sharp with his breaking balls in his inning of work.

Jonathan Holder

  • Pitched one inning, giving up one run.
  • Had a triple hit against him down the right field line. The run was brought in on a misplayed ground ball to short.
  • Holder had two strikeouts in the inning. One caught the hitter looking at a curveball on the outside corner. The other was a strikeout swinging on a fastball.

JP Sears

  • Pitched one inning.
  • Gave up two ground balls for outs and another out was via a fly ball.
  • Sears had excellent fastball location in this outing.

Shawn Semple

  • Pitched 5 innings.
  • Struck out 6 batters
  • Gave up one run on the only two hard-hit balls against him in the outing.
  • Semple had excellent control and command of the strike zone with his fastball.
  • His curveball was mixed in and looked good to keep hitters off balance. Overall a very good looking outing for him.


Josh Breaux

  • Hit a long, towering home run over the fence in dead center field. The wall in center at the Yankees minor league complex is green monster-like so to hit it over there takes a lot of muscle.
  • Threw a runner out trying to steal third base. Breaux has an absolute cannon for an arm.
  • He also added a walk in the game.

Oswald Peraza

  • In the third inning, he walked and then proceeded to steal second and third base. He would end up scoring on a wild pitch.
  • Made a phenomenal diving stop at shortstop on a ground ball up the middle. He then got up and threw the runner out at first base.

Eric Wagaman

  • Came in to replace an injured Anthony Garcia in the 3rd inning.
  • Collected two big hits, one was an RBI double in the right-field gap and the other was a solid single to right field.
  • Wagaman has a very nice opposite field approach to his swing.


The River Dogs would go on to win this game against the Phillies 7-2.