Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 7-2, vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
This was an effortless victory for Scranton, as they scored seven unanswered runs (until Lehigh put up a couple in the ninth inning). Rob Refsnyder, Ben Gamel, and the recovering Dustin Ackley all picked up two hits, and Austin Romine picked up three.
Kyle Haynes got the start for the RailRiders, and he pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks. He was relieved by Chris Martin who pitched two scoreless innings, and then Nick Rumbelow allowed a couple of runs in the ninth before he eventually shut the IronPigs down.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 3-2, vs. Altoona Curve
Cito Culver was the offensive juggernaut in this game (not really), as he picked up a couple of hits. The team as a whole actually had seven hits collectively, but they just weren't able to string them together. They only scored two runs in the sixth inning, and that rally only featured a sacrifice fly and a Tyler Austin RBI double.
Jaron Long was able to keep the Thunder in the game for his seven innings of three-run ball, but that was enough to hand him the loss. Cesar Vargas had an inning of relief work, and he struck out two in a scoreless frame.
Like with the RailRiders' game, this also was a breeze of a win, with a few tacked on runs for the opposition at the end. Jordan Montgomery had the best pitching performance down on the farm, as he threw six no-hit innings, with eight strikeouts as well. Chance Adams coughed up three runs in the ninth, but Manolo Reyes stopped the bleeding to end the game.
Offensively, Tampa got two-hit nights out of Dustin Fowler (He also had four runs batted in), Abiatal Avelino, and Kyle Higashioka, who homered. Michael O'Neill had three hits with a double and home run, his 14th homer of the season.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 5-4, vs. Hickory Crawdads
A couple of late runs from Hickory were just enough to sink the RiverDogs, who dropped this game by just a run. Angel Aguilar hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and Isaias Tejeda hit an RBI single.
David Palladino's three earned runs should have been enough, but not so. He pitched for six innings and allowed eight hits and one walk. Brody Koerner was the loser in this one, as his two-run eighth inning put Hickory up for good.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 10-3, vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
The SI Yankees were absolutely crushed by the Renegades, and first round pick James Kaprielian struggled mightily. He allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks in just two innings, and that was the first loss of his professional career.
The Yankees' offensive production was all due to Zack Zehner and Jeff Hendrix, and they combined for five hits and all three runs batted in. Kyle Holder also got a double, and that's newsworthy because his .496 OPS on the season is dreadful.
Pulaski was also edged out by late inning runs, as the Pirates put up four runs in the eighth to give them a two-run lead. Melvin Morla allowed six runs in his 4.1 innings of work, Willie Gabay got the loss after he let up all of those four runs in the eighth.
Offensively, both Gosuke Katoh and Allen Velario hit a home run, and Matthew Duran had two doubles. Hoy Jun Park was the only player in the lineup who did not record a hit.
GCL Yankees 1 Game 1: L 4-3, vs. GCL Pirates
1B Chris Gittens 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
Anyelo Gomez 4.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
GCL Yankees 1 Game 2 vs. GCL Pirates: cancelled.
DH Renzo Martini 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
SP Christian Morris 5.0 IP, 5 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
LF Leobaldo Cabrera 1-3, 2 RBI
SP Gabriel Giron: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K