Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 2-1 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Brady Lail held the IronPigs to one run over six innings on his way to his second Triple-A win. James Pazos and Andrew Bailey each worked just over a scoreless inning each out of the bullpen to finish out the game. Pazos struck out three while Bailey walked one and struck out another.
Outfielder Aaron Judge led the way on offense with two hits, including his seventh Triple-A home run. Ben Gamel was the only other batter to record more than one hit. Both Rob Refsnyder and Gary Sanchez went hitless for the game, but Refsnyder did manage to work two walks.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 6-4 vs. Bowie Baysox
Eric Ruth pitched another gem for the Thunder, allowing only one run in six innings. He struck out six and only walked two batters. Matt Tracy was slightly less effective out of the bullpen in his 1.2 innings of work, allowing four hits and two runs, only one of which was earned. Ruth's win was his seventh of the season, and his ERA now stands at 3.22 with the Thunder.
The star of the show offensively was Dante Bichette Jr., doubling with one of his three hits on the night. Trenton got a home run from shortstop Ali Castillo, his second of the season, to drive in two runs. Despite being on a run lately since being demoted to Trenton, outfield prospect Tyler Austin went hitless on the night.
In the first game of Tampa's doubleheader, both teams got on the scoreboard with one run in the first inning. Unfortunately, the Yankees surrendered a late run to Lakeland that cost them the game. Shortstop Jorge Mateo and catcher Kyle Higashioka led the way on offense with two hits a piece. Mateo doubled and stole his seventh base since joining the T-Yanks. The speedy infielder is batting .396 since being bumped up from Charleston. Dietrich Enns turned in a strong performance over six innings, allowing only one run on two hits and two walks. Giovanny Gallegos gave up an unearned run, thanks to a fielding error by Mateo, but Angel Rincon allowed three hits and the game-winning run to take the loss.
Tampa only got one run on two hits in the second game of their doubleheader, dropping both games to Lakeland in the end. Center fielder Dustin Fowler doubled for the ninth time this season and third baseman Miguel Andujar singled to drive in the Yankees' only run. Mike Ford worked two walks as the only other batter to reach base. Jonathan Holder surrendered seven hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, leading to three (two earned) runs.
Charleston got a complete game shutout from Justin Kamplain, going all seven innings and allowing only three hits and two walks. Kamplain was very nearly matched by Braves pitcher Sean Furney because of a lack of run support, but third baseman Isaias Tejeda was able to drive home the lone run of the game to give the RiverDogs the win in the first game of their Wednesday doubleheader. Billy Fleming, owner of a .368 batting average on the season, also picked up a hit in the game. Left fielder Austin Aune was responsible for the only hit that went for extra bases in the game with a double.
Matt Wotherspoon pitched all seven innings in the second game of a doubleheader for Charleston, scattering seven hits and allowing one run while striking out nine batters. The offense was led by DH Angel Aguilar who recorded two hits. Austin Aune reached base twice via walks, and Billy Fleming kept right on hitting with another single. Charleston swept the doubleheader thanks to some stellar pitching with just enough offense to get by.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 1-2 vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Staten Island was three-hit in the first game of their doubleheader against the IronBirds on Wednesday. The lone run came off the bat of Zack Zehner with his 1st home run of the season. First baseman Jake Hernandez and second baseman Brandon Wagner doubled for the only other hits of the game. Pinch hitter Ryan Krill was the only other batter to reach base, doing so via a walk. Starting pitcher Kolton Mahoney surrendered two runs on four hits and two walks in 3.2 innings in the loss. James Reeves worked two scoreless innings, issuing only one walk and striking out three. Jonny Drozd struck out the only batter he faced in the contest.
The second game of the doubleheader was suspended for rain and will be completed at a later date.
Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: Off
GCL Yankees 1:
LF Jordan Barnes 3-5, 2 RBI, 2 K, OF assist
3B Donny Sands 2-5, RBI
DH Chris Gittens 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB - 6th homer of the year
C Victor Rey 2-5, 2 RBI
1B Jerry Seitz 2-5
Anyelo Gomez 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Juan Escorcia 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 4 BB
Bret Marks 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, K
Jose Pujols 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, WP
Andrew Chin 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, WP
Dustin Cook 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
GCL Yankees 2:
LF Dominic Jose 2-4, double
1B Renzo Martini 1-4, HR, RBI
DH Isiah Gilliam 3-4, triple, RBI
C Eduardo Navas 1-2, RBI, BB
Daris Vargas 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 12 K
Kelvin Magalianes 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K