Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-3 vs. Rochester Red Wings
Things were looking very rough for the RailRiders, as they were no-hit by Jose Berrios through six innings. Things turned around when, in the top of the seventh, Rob Refsnyder came up and hit a solo home run to break up the no-hitter and shutout. Things got even better from there as, after a Jose Pirela single and a Gary Sanchez hit-by-pitch, Aaron Judge hit a three-run bomb. Just a few batters later, Austin Romine came up and hit an RBI single, capping off a five-run seventh by the RailRiders. Of note for Scranton, Judge had three strikeouts to go with his home run, Ben Gamel went hitless with three strikeouts, and Cole Figueroa was the only RailRider with two hits.
While Berrios was pitching a gem for the Red Wings, Brady Lail did his part, giving up no runs in his first five innings. Lail finished with 5.2 innings pitched, giving up four hits, two runs, one walk, and striking out three. James Pazos replaced Lail in the sixth, and he struck out the only batter he faced. Andury Acevedo got two outs, while allowing one hit and walking one in the seventh before turning things over to Andrew Bailey, who pitched 1.1 innings, giving up two hits and one run. When it came time for the ninth, the RailRiders turned things over to newcomer Cesar Vargas, who struck out the side in his first game in Scranton to get the save and secure the victory.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 2-1 vs. Reading Fightin Phils
After being shut down by starter Zach Eflin, the Thunder were able to take advantage of Reading's bullpen and win in walkoff fashion. In the ninth, Rob Segedin walked with one out, followed by a Tony Renda double. Danny Oh came up next and he was intentionally walked to bring up Ali Castillo, who swung at the first pitch and hit a single to win the game. Of note, Oh was 1-2 with two intentional walks and Renda picked up two hits.
Caleb Smith had a very good start for Trenton, going seven innings, giving up five hits, no runs, two walks, and striking out four. Taylor Garrison came on and pitched two innings of relief, giving up two hits, one run, striking out two, and picking up the win.
After finding themselves trailing 1-0 early to the Threshers, Tampa was able to put up a four spot in the fourth, leading them to a 5-1 victory to even their series. Shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo made it 16 hits in nine games with Tampa, pushing his High-A average to .455, after hitting an RBI triple in the fifth inning. Fellow top-30 prospect Miguel Andujar picked up an RBI double, his lone hit of the day. Other Yankees to lead the charge offensively were Dan Fiorito and Dustin Fowler, who each picked up three hits. Kyle Higashioka also took one deep, plating two Yankees.
Jonathan Holder gave Tampa a very solid outing as he pitched six innings and gave up three hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck out six. With this win, Holder moves to 6-3, while also lowering his ERA to 2.44. Angel Rincon provided two innings of perfect relief, while the birthday boy Giovanny Gallegos struck out two in the ninth to close out the game.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 6-2 vs. Greenville Drive
Charleston's offense was able to put the bat on the ball as they collected 12 hits in a 6-2 victory over the drive. Collin Slaybaugh was 4-4 for the RiverDogs, while Vincente Conde had a double, a walk, and a two-run home run. Isias Tejada hit a two-RBI single, as well as an RBI groundout, while Bo Thompson also pitched in an RBI.
Rony Bautista gave the RiverDogs six innings, giving up two hits, two runs, three walks, and striking out five. His win moves him to 4-5. Connor Kendrick and Philip Walby pitched a combined three perfect innings of relief, striking out three.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 6-7 vs. Williamsport Crosscutters
A five-run eight inning for the Crosscutters is what killed the Yankees' chance in this one, despite a partial comeback in the ninth, where Staten Island scored two. Brandon Wagner led the way with two hits, including a two-run home run, and scoring twice. Wagner also committed a fielding error, his eighth on the year. Also of note for Staten Island were Thairo Estrada and Kevin Cornelius, who each picked up two hits and one RBI.
Ethan Carnes started the game and went five innings, giving up five hits, two runs (one earned), one walk, and struck out one. Josh Roeder came on and pitched two innings of relief, giving up two hits and one run, but the real trouble came with reliever Matt Borens. Borens pitched two innings, and gave up three hits, four runs, and two walks, getting him the loss and the blown save. With that outing, Borens' ERA climbs to 6.37.
After putting up four runs in the bottom half of the first, the Yankees were able to cruise to victory over Greeneville. Every Yankee except for Gosuke Katoh and Jesus Aparicio got a hit, while Kendall Coleman was the only player to have two hits. Matthew Duran had a two-RBI double. Frank Frias also had an RBI, but was also caught stealing.
Adonis Rosa got the win, tossing five innings of four-hit, shutout baseball, while also allowing no walks and striking out eight batters! Cody Hamlin pitched three innings, giving up two hits and striking out five, while Garrett Mundell struck out the side in the ninth to end the game.
Gulf Coast League Yankees 1: L 2-7 vs. GCL Yankees 2
RF Cesar Diaz 2-4, 2B
SS Wilkerman Garcia 0-3, RBI, throwing error, fielding error
LF Trey Amburgey 1-4, SB, K, throwing error
Alexander Vargas (L) 3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Alex Bisacca 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K
Geoff DeGroot 1.1 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Gulf Coast League Yankees 2:
SS Yancarlos Baez 2-5, 3B, RBI, SB, 2 K
LF Dominic Jose 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, RBI
CF Greidy Encarnacion 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB
Jordan Ovalles (W) 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K