Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 0-1 vs. Rochester Red Wings
Anthony Swarzak pitched about as well as possible in Rochester enough for Scranton to win. He pitched a complete game, pitching all eight innings and allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out five batters. Unfortunately, it would be one bad pitch to left fielder Adam Walker that did him in. Walker took Swarzak deep for his third homer of the year, and the solo blast was enough for Rochester to beat Scranton, 1-0.
The only hits of the night on Scranton's side came from Slade Heathcott (who had two of them, including a double), Gary Sanchez, Rob Refsnyder, and Pete Kozma. Other than that, it was a ghost town. Aaron Judge had a walk but went hitless. Nick Swisher and Ben Gamel failed to get hits, too. It was definitely a game to forget for the RailRiders.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: Fogged out (no, really)
A slim 2-1 lead evaporated late and the T-Yanks lost a heartbreaker to the Manatees. They previously had been on top despite just six hits from the entire offense. Their only two runs came in the first inning. Jorge Mateo struck out but reached base on a throwing error by the catcher. Mark Payton followed with a single to center, one of three hits on the day for the center fielder as he raised his numbers to .329/.429/.514. Billy Fleming then knocked a base hit to drive Mateo home and a sacrifice fly from Abiatal Avelino brought Payton home with the second run. Those were Tampa's only runs of the day. Mateo was oddly pulled from the game in the seventh inning for unknown reasons (Tampa then lost the DH), though supposedly it was for not hustling. Womp.
Lefty Josh Rogers was superb in his first start above Low-A. He allowed only one run in eight innings, striking out nine batters despite allowing eight hits. He mixed in a wild pitch and a balk but save for the one run allowed in the second, he kept Brevard County off the board. They just crushed reliever Matt Marsh in the ninth, as down to their final out, they smashed three singles in a row and took advantage of two wild pitches to score three runs. Tampa went down in order to end it.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: Rained out