Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 11-5 vs. Rochester Red Wings
With this big win over Rochester, Scranton extended their division lead to 6.5 games with 17 to play. Many RailRiders contributed to the offensive explosion, including a three-run bomb in the eighth by Gary Sanchez, as well as a rocket solo shot by Aaron Judge in the seventh.
Ben Gamel also added a run with an RBI single in the sixth, Rob Refsnyder went 2-5 with three RBI and a stolen base, Romine went 3-4 with two RBI, and Roller went 2-4 with one RBI. Judge also swiped his sixth base of the season.
Kyle Davies started the game for the RailRiders, pitching 6.1 innings, giving up nine hits, four earned runs, two walks, and striking out four. Caleb Cotham came on in relief for Davies, walking two and striking out one in 0.2 innings. Andrew Bailey finished the game for Scranton, going two innings and giving up three hits, one earned run, walking none, and striking out one. The RailRiders look to sweep Rochester and give themselves an even bigger lead in the division tomorrow afternoon.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 8-2 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels
Trenton won the second game of their three-game series against Richmond, racking up eight runs on 12 hits. Leading the way for Trenton offensively was Tony Renda (2-3, two RBI), Dante Bichette Jr. (1-3, three RBI), Danny Oh (1-4, one RBI), and Francisco Arcia (2-3, two RBI). Arcia's two-run home run powered a four-run second inning, while Bichette hit a two-run triple in the third inning, part of a three-run frame. Shortstop Tyler Wade went 0-4 on the day, lowering his average with Trenton to .093.
Cale Coshow pitched 5.1 innings of four-hit, shutout baseball for the Thunder. Evan Rutckyj came on in relief, allowing two hits and two runs in 1.2 innings. Cesar Vargas and Mark Montgomery shut things down from there, throwing two combined innings of no-hit relief.
Tampa snapped their four-game losing skid with a nice win over Daytona. Shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo went 1-3 on the day with a walk, raising his average to .333. Mateo also stole one base and was caught stealing once. Third baseman Miguel Andujar hit a solo home run, just one of his two RBI's on the day. Anujar also extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Dustin Fowler tacked on another RBI, as did Ericson Leonora.
Tampa could not get things going until the eighth inning rolled around. Until then, the game was tied up at 1-1. The eighth got started with a leadoff walk to Mateo, who then stole second. Abiatal Avelino walked on a wild pitch, which moved Mateo to third. Fowler came up and hit an RBI single to score Mateo, Andujar hit an RBI groundout, and Leonora came up next and hit an RBI single.
Chaz Hebert started the game for Tampa, tossing six innings, three hits, one earned run, no walks, and eight strikeouts. However, he got the no decision. Chance Adams (W) and Giovanny Gallegos (S) combined for three innings of one-hit, seven-strikeout baseball.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 10-5 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
After last night's win over Augusta, Charleston outscored the GreenJackets 24-9 in the three-game series sweep. Several RiverDogs chipped in runs: Devyn Bolesky with two RBI (3-5), Bo Thompson with one (1-3), Austin Aune with two (2-4), Griffin Gordon with one (1-4), and Radley Haddad with three (2-3) with his first professional home run. The RiverDogs erupted for five of their ten runs in the sixth inning, thanks in part to three RBI singles by Aune, Gordon, and Haddad.
David Palladino gave the RiverDogs five innings, but he gave up nine hits, four earned runs, and two walks, while striking out eight. Dillon McNamara, Philip Walby, and Reyes Moronta combined for four innings, three hits, and one earned run in relief for Charleston.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees:
Game 1: W 3-2 vs. Lowell Spinners
Staten Island's first game of a doubleheader was a good one, as Yankees' first-round pick James Kaprielian made the start, pitching three innings of no-hit baseball, while also tossing four strikeouts. This was Kaprielian's first start for Staten Island, so hopefully it is a sign of things to come for the UCLA-grad.
Leading the way offensively for Staten Island was Kevin Cornelius, getting two hits in the game, the only Yankee to get multiple hits. Others to chip in offensively were Zack Zehner, Brandon Wagner, and Ryan Krill, who all had one RBI. Two of the Yankees' three runs came in the top of the ninth, thanks to Wagner's RBI single and Krill's sacrifice fly. This was Staten Island's first game in three days, as their games on Thursday and Friday were rained out.
Game 2: W 3-2 vs. Lowell Spinners
In the makeup of a rain-out and in their second game of the night, the Yankees triumphed over the Spinners in 10 innings. Trey Amburgey led the way for the Yankees, going 3-4 with a solo home run in the fourth, his first with Staten Island. Zack Zehner went 3-5 with the deciding solo home run in the top of the tenth, and Ryan Krill went 3-3 with an RBI single in the second.
Domingo Acevedo went six innings strong, allowing just two hits, one run (none earned, thanks to a Alvaro Noriega error), two walks, and striking out ten(!) Spinners. Josh Roeder blew the save, giving up a run in two innings. Andre Del Bosque (W) and Michael Schaub (S) gave up a combined two hits in two innings of relief.
A three-run first inning turned out to be the difference, as Pulaski extended their winning streak to nine games. Kane Sweeney led the way for the Yankees, going 2-4 with two RBI. Austin Afenir also collected an RBI on the day, also going 2-4. Afenir and Sweeney both had RBI singles in the first inning, and along with Afenir scoring on a fielder's choice in the first and another RBI single by Sweeney in the third, it would be all Pulaski would need.
Melvin Moria started the game and pitched six innings, allowing five hits, three earned runs, three walks, and throwing four strikeouts. Juan Jimenez and Andrew Schwaab (S) combined for three innings of two-hit relief innings.
3B Donny Sands 2-3, R
1B Chris Gittens 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
DH Joey Falcone 2-4, 2 RBI, K
Jean Ramirez (W) 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Geoff DeGroot 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
GCL Yankees 2:
1B Renzo Martini 1-3, R
DH Isiah Gilliam 1-2, BB, RBI
2B Griffin Garabito 2-3
Christian Morris (L) 4 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Gean Batista 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2K
Game 2: W 6-5 vs. GCL Tigers
LF Isiah Gilliam 2-3, 2 doubles, BB, RBI
3B Dermis Garcia 1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI, K
C Brian Reyes 1-2, BB, 2 RBI
Leonardo Garcia 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
Alex Bisacca (BS, W) 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K