Despite a solid performance from their starting pitcher, the RailRiders were unable to escape with a win. Dietrich Enns continued his impressive season by allowing two runs on four hits and two walks, with four strikeouts over 6.0 innings. He was able to get the job done, but Diego Moreno allowed another three runs on three hits to ultimately sink the team. The offense couldn't get much going, as Aaron Judge knocked in their only run on the evening. Pete Kozma singled and doubled, Nick Swisher and Cesar Puello both doubled, and Donovan Solano got a hit. Deibinson Romero collected their only walk, but that was it for the bats.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 7-8 vs. Reading Fightin Phils
After a slugging match where the Thunder collected 10 hits, the team's pitching ended up costing them the game. The lineup mashed as Dante Bichette hit a three-run home run, singled, and walked. Lane Adams had a single, double, and brought in a run, and Juan Silva collected a single, walk, and RBI. Dustin Fowler and Cito Culver also drove in a run each. Both Kyle Higashioka and Mark Payton finished the game with two hits and a walk. Tyler Wade had a single and a walk, and Tyler Austin drew a walk.
Unfortunately, things didn't go well on the mound. Matt Wotherspoon, who just returned from a trip to Triple-A, had a bad night as a starting pitcher. He struck out five batters, but he allowed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks over 4.0 innings. J.R. Graham pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run on two hits and a walk while striking out three. David Kubiak struck out two and kept the Phils to one hit in 1.2 innings.
Tampa beat up on the Miracle with eight hits and eight runs overall. Miguel Andujar had two hits and two RBI, Austin Aune doubled, walked, and brought in two runs, and Abiatal Avelino had a hit, walk, and an RBI. Vicente Conde singled and walked, Michael O`Neill walked, and Billy Fleming, Zack Zehner, and Sebastian Nessy each singled. Jorge Mateo also walked, but he also committed two errors at shortstop. The pitching was great, as Josh Rogers allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six batters in 7.0 innings. Justin Kamplain followed with 2.0 innings where he struck out two and allowed one hit.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 2-1 vs. Columbia Fireflies
The RiverDogs eked out a win last night thanks to some key hits and solid pitching. Kendall Coleman had the sole RBI on the night, collecting a hit and a walk. Kyle Holder had a hit and a walk, and Chris Gittens and Angel Aguilar each had a walk. Thairo Estrada, Jhalan Jackson, Austin Afenir, and Leonardo Molina all had a single of their own. Simon De la Rosa kept the Fireflies to one run on four hits and three walks, striking out five in 5.0 innings. The sole run was unearned after an error by Chris Gittens. Cody Carroll did even better, striking out seven batters and walked three over 4.0 innings.