Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 6-0 vs. Pawtucket Red Sox
Both pitching and hitting came together for the RailRiders during this game. Starter Chad Green tossed six scoreless innings with nine strikeouts, which lowered his ERA to 1.22 for the season. Over the next three innings, Mark Montgomery and Tyler Webb combined to strikeout four batters and give up just one hit.
Everyone in the RailRiders' lineup picked up a hit tonight, with the exception of Cesar Puello. Aaron Judge absolutely crushed a home run to left-center field, and it was the fourth home run he has hit over the past six games. Going into the game with a 13-game hitting streak, Rob Refsnyder kept the streak alive by hitting a double. Slade Heathcott and Pete Kozma both finished the night with two hits, including a double apiece.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 6-2 vs. Altoona Curve
It was a strange night at the plate for the Thunder who only put together six hits (yet worked eight walks) and scored all of their runs in the second and third innings. After Tyler Austin and Lane Adams both walked to start the second inning, Adams safely stole second base. Austin scored on a throwing error, while Adams advanced to third then scored on a ground out. Tyler Wade ended up hitting the lone extra-base hit of the night, a two-RBI triple. Dustin Fowler, Austin and Adams walked to load the bases in the third then the Thunder tacked on two more runs thanks to a sac fly and ground out.
Daniel Camarena started the game, but was pulled after two innings having given up one run off of two hits. He missed all of last season after undergoing elbow surgery and it looks like they're trying to keep him around 45 pitches an outing to build his strength back up. Eric Ruth recorded six strikeouts and gave up just one run through four and one-third innings. David Kubiak, who was recently signed to a minor league deal, walked two batters and notched two strikeouts over two and two-thirds innings.
High-A Tampa Yankees: L 4-5 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers
The Flying Tigers jumped all over Josh Rogers to take an early lead. Rogers was chased after four innings having given up four runs on eight hits, including a solo home run. Jordan Foley and Caleb Frare were great out of the bullpen, combining to strikeout batters while giving up just one run.
Offensively, the Tampa Yankees had their chances but failed to get the job done with runners in scoring position, going 2-for-12 on the night. Third baseman Miguel Andujar and Jake Skole each had two-hit nights, with a double each. Jorge Mateo singled, walked, and picked up his ninth stolen base of the season.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 8-3 vs. Hickory Crawdads
The RiverDogs out-hit their opponents 13-3 in this game and managed to earn an easy win, despite a sloppy night on the field. Catcher Eduardo Navas led the offense with four hits--all singles--and one RBI. Jeff Hendrix picked up the only extra-base hit of the night, a double. This was another game where almost everyone in the lineup had a hit, except for designated hitter Kendall Coleman who struck out three times.
Defensively, the RiverDogs made three errors all in the first inning. Angel Aguilar kicked things off with a fielding error that allowed Andy Ibanez to reach first base. Two batters later, Navas made a throwing error on a pickoff attempt and that allowed a run to score. Hoy Jun Park also made a throwing error before the inning ended. Luckily, only the one run scored.
Thanks to the errors, Yefrey Ramirez was charged with just one run through five innings of work. He also struck out five batters. It was a nice night for the bullpen as well, as Willie Gabay recorded six strikeouts through three innings and Andrew Schwaab struck out the side to end the game.