Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Game 1: W 5-0 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
In the first game of this doubleheader, Dustin Ackley was the designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with a double, RBI and two strikeouts. Ben Gamel, Jose Pirela, Slade Heathcott and Cole Figueroa each picked up two hits a piece, including a double for Gamel. As for Aaron Judge, he went 1-for-2 with a walk before being removed from the game in the fifth inning so that he could play in the next game. The most impressive thing of the night was the performance by starter Chaz Herbert, who picked up the win after pitching seven scoreless innings with four strikeouts and just six hits.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Game 2: L 1-6 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
After easily winning the first game, the RailRiders only mustered up four hits in the second game. Kyle Roller led the way offensively, hitting two doubles and scoring the only run of the game. Heathcott and Figueroa singled to make up the rest of the RailRiders' hits. Interestingly, Rob Refsnyder did not play in either of the two games.
Kyle Davies got the start and took the loss, giving up two earned runs on seven hits through five innings. He struck out six batters and didn't walk anyone. Matt Tracy gave up a run and struck out two in two innings of work to finish the game. Maybe he was tired after the first game, but Figueroa didn't do the pitching any favors, making two errors on the night: a missed catch and a fielding error, causing three unearned runs to score.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 6-4 vs. Altoona Curve
Trenton outhit Altoona 14-7 in the game, and that was enough for the Thunder to get the win, thanks to some sloppy defense from the Curve. Cito Culver tripled, then proceeded to strike out three times. Dante Bichette Jr. picked up a double, and Francisco Arcia had three hits and a stolen base on the night. Everyone in the Trenton lineup got a hit except for Tyler Wade.
Cale Coshow earned his second win of the season, though he gave up four runs and walked three through five and two-thirds innings of work. He was followed by Evan Rutckyj, who notched six strikeouts over two and a third clean innings. Mark Montgomery picked up the save, his 15th of the season.
The Tampa Yankees had a disaster of a night on the field, but somehow managed to squeak out the victory fairly easily thanks to one big inning. Mike Ford led off the second inning with a home run, then the Tortugas' pitcher walked four batters in a row to bring in the second run of the inning. Abiatal Avelino doubled to bring in runs three and four. The Yankees also had two other hits go for extra bases: a triple by Michael O'Neill and a double by Dan Fiorito. After making so many errors, it's amazing that the Yankees only gave up one unearned run. Jorge Mateo made both throwing and fielding errors, while Kyle Higashioka was charged with a passed ball and made a throwing error. Reliever Conner Kendrick made the fourth error of the game, making a bad throw after fielding a bunt.
On the pitching side, Gabriel Encinas recorded nine strikeouts through five innings, while walking four and allowing two runs to score off of two hits. Kendrick, Angel Rincon and Giovanny Gallegos pitched clean innings to finish up the game.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 10-7 vs. Hickory Crawdads
After a low scoring game the day before, the RiverDogs' offense came alive in this game. Devyn Bolasky, Austin Aune, Joey Falcone and Radley Haddad each hit a double. Only Vicente Conde and Billy Fleming went hitless, and other than Bo Thompson who went 1-for-4, the rest of the lineup picked up two or more hits a piece.
This was another game plagued by errors. Two came at the hands of third baseman Ryan Lindemuth, who made a fielding error early in the game that didn't do any damage then made another fielding error in the third inning that would have been the third out of the inning. Instead, the inning continued and the Crawdads hit back-to-back home runs off of Matt Marsh. Marsh finished the night having given up three home runs and five runs, though only one of those was earned.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 4-2 vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
The Renegades collected the most hits in this game, but the Yankees still ended up on top. Left fielder Trey Amburgey had the only hit to go for extra bases, a triple. The Yankees failed to draw any walks, but only three players went hitless. Domingo Acevedo got the start and gave up just one run through six innings.
The Yankees put a run on the board in the first inning, then trailed the Pirates all the way up until the seventh inning when they scored three runs to take a two-run lead. Pirates' pitcher Marek Minarik lost control in the seventh when he hit Matthew Duran, gave up a double to Jesus Aparicio, and drilled Frank Frias. The winning runs scored thanks to a double play followed by a walk and a fielding error. Adonis Rosa gave up two solo home runs in five innings of work and struck out five.
GCL Yankees 1: Cancelled due to rain
1B Renzo Martini 3-4, 2 2B, 5 RBI
SP Dallas Martinez 3.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 K
RP Brandon Stenhouse (W) 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K