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Baby Bomber Recap 6/25/16: Miguel Andujar has four hits in Trenton doubleheader sweep

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from June 25th.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 3-7 vs. Pawtucket Red Sox

The late-inning home run heroics from Friday night continued into Saturday as both Aaron Judge and Donovan Solano went deep again with the game on the line. It was the third straight game in which Judge has homered, bringing his total up to 15 on the season, leading the team. Unfortunately, Pawtucket had already built a 7-0 lead by the ninth and could afford to give up some dingers, so Judge and Solano's efforts went for naught.

It was a rough day for the pitching staff, as everyone who made an appearance for the RailRiders gave up at least one run. Phil Coke allowed two (one unearned) in four innings, and Henry Ramos took Johnny Barbato deep for a two-run blast during his stint. Chasen Shreve and Mark Montgomery both gave up runs too, with the PawSox scoring twice off the latter. Sean O'Sullivan dominated Scranton's lineup over seven shutout innings, setting the tone for their win.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 4-3 and W 4-3 vs. Akron RubberDucks

Trenton pulled off the doubleheader sweep yesterday, somewhat amusingly winning both games by a score of 4-3. In the opener, the Thunder only had four hits, but that was all they needed. All four ones were plated in the second, when Trenton loaded the bases with one out on a Kyle Higashioka single and back-to-back walks from Mark Payton and Lane Adams. Cito Culver knocked a pair home with a single, and Michael O'Neill followed with an RBI double. A Dustin Fowler sacrifice fly brought home the fourth run, and that was all they needed. Dietrich Enns threw 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball with five hits and four strikeouts, and J.R. Graham closed out the save with just one run over 1 1/3 innings.

The second game was the Miguel Andujar Show, as the newcomer went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI, raising his average to .400 in 11 games. His fourth hit of the night, a single, brought the eventual game-winning run home in the seventh. Andujar wasn't the only one up to fun though, as each of Payton, Fowler, and Tyler Wade notched multi-hit games of their own. This was mostly a bullpen game, as Eric Ruth had to exit due to an injury after just one inning of work. Travis Hissong and Tyler Jones capably covered with a combined six innings of three-run ball, just enough to secure the win.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 5-6 (12) vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

It was not a superlative night for the T-Yanks' bullpen, as Dunedin scored three runs off Dillon McNamara to tie it up before winning against Angel Rincon thanks to an Emilio Guerrero solo homer in the top of the 12th. Prior to that, it had been an excellent day for the Tampa offense, as five players had multi-hit games: Jorge Mateo, Thairo Estrada, Austin Aune, Devyn Bolasky, and Zack Zehner. In fact, the latter two players had three hits. They were held scoreless over the final five innings though, leading to the loss.

Will Carter turned in a commendable effort that would have been good enough for a win on most nights: seven innings of two-run ball with five strikeouts and just five hits. Jonny Drozd and Willie Gabay also posted scoreless frames to stem the tide until the decisive 12th inning.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 8-5 vs. Rome Braves

Almost everyone in the RiverDogs lineup had at least one hit, but the decisive blow came from the number nine hitter. It was Cesar Diaz's only hit of the night, but he took Ricardo Sanchez deep for a three-run bomb in the second inning to put Charleston on top, 4-0. The three-run margin held even while Daris Vargas and Hobie Harris struggled through their seven innings of work, and Andrew Schwaab pitched two innings of one-run to finish off Rome.

Diaz had the big blast, but he was not alone. Jeff Hendrix and Gosuke Katoh each registered three hits, with Katoh slapping his first triple of the year and Hendrix reaching in all five plate appearances thanks to two walks. Kyle Holder, Jhalan Jackson, and Austin Afenir had two hits apiece as well.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 6-8 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters

Eight unanswered runs erased an early 2-0 Staten Island lead, and despite a three-hit game from Kane Sweeney, the S.I. Yanks fell on Saturday night. 2016 second round pick Nick Solak had his first professional multi-hit game with a single, a double, and three RBI; he has now hit safely in each of his three games. Leadoff man Ricardo Ferreira also had two hits, but the offense was fairly quiet aside from the aforementioned three cogs. Neither Anyelo Gomez or David Sosebee had good games on the mound, as the game was only kept close thanks to three innings of two-hit, one-run ball from Justin Kamplain.

Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: W 9-5 vs. Danville Braves

Deuces were wild in Pulaski on Saturday night, as they mixed in six doubles among their 14 hits in a 9-5 win. They clobbered Kolby Allard, who was the 14th overall pick of last year's draft. This year's ninth round pick, Tim Lynch, led the way with three doubles. Kevin Cornelius had two of them, and Wilkerman Garcia and Leonardo Molina hit the others. Ben Ruta went 3-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base too, though he did make an error in left field.

Starter Juan Jimenez pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (two unearned) on three hits, two walks, and three hit batsmen with six strikeouts. However, the superior Pulaski pitching performance came from reliever Cody Hamlin. The righty went 3 1/3 shutout innings, striking out four and yielding just three baserunners. So Pulaski won! #PridePowerPulaski, as they say.

GCL Yankees East: W 8-6 vs. GCL Braves

DH Edel Luaces 0-3, 2 BB, K
2B Brandon Wagner 1-1, 3 BB, CS — three errors, oy
CF Jordan Scott 1-4, BB, 3 RBI, error — two-run homer
LF Brayan Emery 0-3, BB

Jairo Garcia 3 1/3 IP, 6 R (5 ER), 9 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Allen Valerio 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

GCL Yankees West: 2-3 (susp.) vs. GCL Phillies

SS Diego Castillo 1-3, K
3B Nelson Gomez 0-2, RBI, K
C Donny Sands 2-3, SB
1B Miguel Flames 1-3, K
CF Evan Alexander 1-2, BB, K

Alexander Rosario 4 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K
Orby Taveras 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K