Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 9-1 vs. Pawtucket PawSox
The RailRiders' offense jumped all over Pawtucket starter Roenis Elias with three runs in the first inning on their way to 13 hits and a blowout victory. Scranton would plate another five runs in the fourth inning to chase the starter and pile more runs on his replacement.
Aaron Judge was the obvious standout offensively with four hits including a double. He's currently batting .391 for the season with the obvious small sample size disclaimer in effect. Ben Gamel and Cesar Puello chipped in two hits a piece, and Rob Refsnyder ripped a triple for his only hit of the game.
Starter Chad Green allowed only three hits in his 3.2 innings of work. The downside was that Green walked five batters, though they did not end up hurting him that badly. He struck out for batters as well. Conor Mullee came on for 3.1 relief innings, striking out six batters and allowing no base runners. It was an impressive outing to say the least. James Pazos finished the game with one hit and two walks in two innings.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 3-6 vs. Portland Sea Dogs
Trenton rallied for two runs to tie the score at 3-3 in the seventh inning, ultimately getting the game to extra innings. Unfortunately, Portland scored three runs in the top of the 10th and the Thunder weren't able to push any runs across in their half of the inning.
Jake Cave and Francisco Diaz accounted for four of the team's six hits with two a piece. Cave hit his first home run off the season, doing a little more to prove that getting him back from the Reds could prove to be valuable down the road. Dante Bichette Jr. drove in two runs with a home run of his own, his second of the year. The big hitters at the top of the Thunder lineup, Tyler Wade and Dustin Fowler, went hitless for the game.
Jordan Montgomery was responsible for all three of Portland's runs on seven hits in his five innings of work. He walked four and struck out only two. Mark Montgomery came on for the final two outs of the tenth inning in an attempt to work Alex Smith out of a jam. He failed to do so, giving up one run of his own. Only Giovanny Gallegos was able to keep the Sea Dogs off the board.
A balanced attack on offense helped the T-Yanks to their fifth win of the season with 13 hits. Jorge Mateo, Miguel Andujar, and Mark Payton each had three hits for Tampa with Payton helping get the scoring started with a two-run homer (his first of the season) in the third inning. Andujar drove in three runs, as did Mike Ford with a three-run shot of his own. Mateo doubled and stole his third base of the season.
Vicente Campos didn't have the best start, giving up four runs on six hits in four innings. His offense was certainly there to pick him up, however. Eric Ruth pitched three clean innings in relief, striking out four batters to earn himself the eventual win. Caleb Frare came on to close out the game with two innings of relief, but he walked four and gave up no hits. Effectively wild was apparently the name of his game.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 2-1 vs. Asheville Tourists
Charleston DH Jhalan Jackson was responsible for both of their runs with two hits, both doubles, that plated a run each. Teammates Hoy Jun Park and Trey Amburgey also doubled in the game. It was a pretty quiet night for the RiverDogs' offense, but Jackson has been swinging a hot bat since the season started.
The other star of the show for Charleston was starter Domingo Acevedo. He allowed six hits and walked two in 6.2 innings, but he limited the damage to just one run. How did he do that? Well, eight strikeouts certainly didn't hurt. Claudio Custodio and Andrew Schwaab were both perfect in relief.