Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 4-5 vs. Norfolk Tides
LF Corey Patterson 2-5 - acquired before yesterday's game
CF Cody Grice 2-5, K, SB - batting .275 with SWB
RF Fernando Martinez 2-4, 2 RBI
DH Randy Ruiz 0-3 - 8 for 22 (.364) since being acquired
1B Dan Johnson 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
3B Addison Maruszak 1-4
2B Walter Ibarra 1-4, K, E4 - throwing error, second of the season
C Bobby Wilson 1-3, BB, K, E2 - throwing error, second of the season
SS Dan Fiorito 2-3, SB - batting .250 since his promotion
Zach Nuding 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K - seven groundouts, two flyouts
Fred Lewis 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K - Triple-A debut
Matt Daley 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Mike Zagurski 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R/1 ER, 0 BB, K - acquired before yesterday's game
The RailRiders got out to an early lead with two runs in the first inning and managed to out-hit the Tides 12-9, but the newest team acquisition gave up two runs in the ninth inning to spoil Nuding's Triple-A debut. Caleb Cotham starts for the RailRiders today at 12:05 pm, and Graham Stoneburner gets the start in the night game at 7:05 pm.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 9-2 vs. Portland Sea Dogs
LF Ramon Flores 1-3, BB
CF Slade Heathcott 1-4, 3B, RBI, K - batting .289/.400/.421 over his last 10 games
RF Tyler Austin 1-4, RBI, K - 11 for his last 40 (.275)
1B Kyle Roller 1-4, 2B, 2 K
SS Carmen Angelini 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB - batting .167 since his promotion
DH Andrew Clark 1-4, 2B, RBI
3B Reegie Corona 1-4, K
2B Jose Pirela 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, E4 - throwing error (11), sixth homer of the season
C Jeff Farnham 1-4, K
Allen and Arrebato had a better ending to their debut at the next level than Nuding did, giving up only two runs between them while the Thunder offense scored all nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Mikey O'Brien gets the start for Trenton tonight at 7:05 pm.
CF Mason Williams 3-5, 2B, RBI - batting .316/.350/.368 over his last 10 games
2B Rob Refsnyder 1-3, BB
LF Ben Gamel 1-3, HR, 4 RBI - third homer of the season
C Gary Sanchez 0-4, K, PB (7)
RF Yeral Sanchez 1-4
DH Peter O'Brien 1-4, 2 K - High-A debut
1B Saxon Butler 1-4, 2B
SS Ali Castillo 1-4, 2 K
3B Jose Toussen 2-4, CS
Dietrich Enns 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Diego Moreno 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, K, WP, HB - 9.82 ERA this season
Branden Pinder 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, K
Charley Short 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Enns, who worked primarily out of the bullpen in Charleston, made a start for Tampa in his first game since his promotion. The Yankees failed to score until the sixth inning and tried to make it interesting with three runs in the eighth, but couldn't climb out of the hole that the pitchers dug for them. Bryan Mitchell starts for Tampa tonight at 6:00 pm.
CF Jake Cave 1-3, 3B, 2 BB
SS Cito Culver 1-5, 2B, K - 8 for his last 37 (.216)
1B Greg Bird 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB - batting .395/.439/.658 over his last 10 games
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-4, K, HBP - batting .083/.195/.083 over his last 10 games
DH Reymond Nunez 1-5, K
RF Danny Oh 2-4, 2B, RBI, K, put out, HBP
LF Kelvin De Leon 2-5, 2B, RBI, K - batting .241 this season
2B Jose Rosario 0-4, K
C Jackson Valera 2-4, 2B, PB (1)
Vicente (Jose) Campos 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, E1 - three groundouts, one flyout
Brett Gerritse 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, WP
James Pazos 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Adam Smith 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Charleston's offense notched thirteen hits in the game, and got on the board early with two runs in the first inning. They continued to extend their lead and kept the Braves off the board in all but one inning for their 41st win of the season. Luis Niebla starts for the RiverDogs at 7:00 pm tonight.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 3-5 vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
SS John Murphy 0-4 - 3 for 16 to start his season (.188)
2B Derek Toadvine 0-3, BB
CF Michael O'Neill 1-4, K - GIDP
DH Brandon Thomas 0-4
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, HR, RBI - first homer with the Yankees
C Trent Garrison 0-4, K
3B Kale Sumner 2-3, K - 7 for 10 to start his season (.700)
LF Daniel Aldrich 2-3, K
1B Bubba Jones 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
David Palladino 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K
Cale Coshow 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, K
Andrew Benak 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, E1
The Yankees didn't manage to get on the board until the eighth inning. This year's 5th round draft pick made his debut as a Yankee, and probably pitched the best of any SI pitcher that got into the game, but was saddled with the loss. The Yankees take on the Renegades again tonight at 7:00 pm.
Notes from the Gulf Coast League:
Adonis Garcia was 1-2 with a home run and a strikeout. Garcia broke his hamate bone in big league Spring Training.
Fourth round pick Tyler Wade picked up two hits and an RBI in his first GCL game, Austin Aune who notoriously struggled with his defense in the GCL last year is repeating the level, to at least start the season. He picked up a double and an RBI, but struck out three times.
Gosuke Katoh, second round pick this year, hit his first professional home run in his first game as a Yankee. Kevin Cornelius, 31st round pick, also doubled and picked up an RBI.
In GCL Yankees 2 land, Kendall Coleman went 1-3 in his first game.