Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 9-1 vs. Toledo Mud Hens
Left fielder Ben Gamel and DH Gary Sanchez each picked up three hits with two doubles a piece to lead the way for the RailRiders in a rain-shortened victory. Gamel stole a base and picked up an outfield assist as well. First baseman Greg Bird continued to dominate since his promotion to Triple-A with a hit, a walk, and three RBI, bringing his average with the RailRiders to .295. Second baseman Rob Refsnyder worked three walks and right fielder Aaron Judge reached base via a walk. He also struck out twice. The Yankees' top prospect still in the minors is batting .231 since his promotion to Triple-A.
On the pitching side, Brady Lail picked up his first Triple-A victory with six innings of one-run ball. He walked four, gave up four hits, and struck out four. Nick Rumbelow finished off the last two innings, giving up one hit and walking one batter while striking out three.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-4 vs. Binghamton Mets
The Mets held the Thunder to just four hits in their loss on Sunday. Center fielder Jake Cave, second baseman Tony Renda, right fielder Mark Payton, and DH Tyler Austin were the only ones to record hits in the game. Payton was the lone batter with a hit that wasn't a single, recording his eighth double. Austin has hit well in limited time after being demoted from Triple-A, hopefully signaling that the outfielder can get himself back on track at the plate. Cave stole a base, his 14th of the season, but also committed a fielding error in the outfield, his third of the season.
Cale Coshow was roughed up a bit in four innings of work, surrendering four runs on five hits and two walks. The game was Coshow's first Double-A action after climbing the ladder from Charleston and Tampa earlier this season. Caleb Smith and Taylor Garrison worked three innings and one inning of relief, respectively, but managed to keep the Mets off the scoreboard.
High-A Tampa Yankees: W 7-6 vs. Clearwater Threshers
Shortstop Jorge Mateo hasn't missed a beat since being promoted to Tampa, recording another two hits to bring his average to .421 in a very small sample. The speedy infielder doubled, tripled, and walked in Sunday's game against Clearwater. Unfortunately, he did commit his first error with the Tampa Yankees, which was a bit of an issue with the RiverDogs as well. First baseman Mike Ford and left fielder Ericson Leonora were the other standouts on offense. Ford swatted his third homer of the season and drove in two runs. Leonora doubled, walked, and drove in his 49th run of the year.
Starting pitcher Gabriel Encinas struggled, giving up four runs and walking three batters in just 1.2 innings. Luis Niebla came on in relief and pitched three scoreless innings to eventually earn himself his second win of the year. Chance Adams also came on for three scoreless innings before Angel Rincon entered for the save, giving up two runs to make things slightly more interesting before working out of the jam.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-4 vs. Savannah Sand Gnats
Catcher Collin Slaybaugh has been one of the best hitters for the RiverDogs all season, coming up big again on Sunday with two hits, including a double, to raise his season average to .279 while also stealing his 11th base of the year. Shortstop Angel Aguilar also picked up two hits including a double in the game. Unfortunately, the RiverDogs couldn't get much going at the plate with only seven hits.
Matt Marsh, who has been solid for Charleston, pitched four innings of three-run ball, although only two of those runs were earned. He fired off three wild pitches that didn't help his cause. Dillon McNamara and Sean Carley kept the Sand Gnats off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game but the offense failed to help their effort.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 1-2 vs. Brooklyn Cyclones
Second baseman Thairo Estrada stayed red-hot for Staten Island, picking up three more hits in Sunday's contest. He doubled, walked, and drove in a run to bring his average to .306. Estrada also stole two bases and committed a fielding error. New draftee Jeff Hendrix reached base three times on a single and two walks.
All of the Staten Island pitchers were solid on Sunday, giving up only two runs among them. Travis Hissong got saddled with the loss after giving up one run in 2.1 innings at the end of the game. Michael Schaub lowered his ERA to 1.80 on the year with 1.2 scoreless innings of work. Mark Seyler also contributed 2.1 scoreless innings in the game.
Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: W 8-2 vs. Danville Braves
Pulaski has put up some impressive offensive numbers in their inaugural season, and that was true of Sunday's game as well with 13 hits leading to eight runs in their win. Third baseman Allen Valerio hit the only extra base hit of the game with his seventh homer of the year. Center fielder Carlos Vidal picked up two hits and drove in a run to bring his season average to .316. First baseman Kane Sweeney also singled twice and drove in two runs while also working two walks. Every batter in the game picked up at least one hit in the game.
On the pitching side, David Palladino improved to 3-0 on the year with six innings of two-run ball. He struck out seven batters and issued only one walk. Cody Carroll pitched two scoreless innings and Garrett Mundell closed out the game with a scoreless inning of his own. Mundell has yet to give up a run 2015.