Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 7-1 vs. Louisville Bats
Facing a team called the Bats, it was the RailRiders who brought the offense to the ballpark. Nearly everyone in the lineup finished the day with a hit. Chris Parmelee got things started off with a three-run home run in the bottom of the first, and they never looked back. The prospects got in on the action as Ben Gamel had two hits, an RBI, and a walk, and Aaron Judge brought in a run on a single. Deibinson Romero had an RBI-triple and two walks, while Cesar Puello brought in a run off a hit. Donovan Solano had two hits, Jake Cave had a hit, and Eddy Rodriguez walked twice.
While the offense gets all the attention, the pitching did a great job of keeping their opponents off the board. Phil Coke allowed only one run on four hits, while striking out four in five innings. Conor Mullee threw two innings, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out a batter. Neal Cotts and Anthony Swarzak each pitched a clean inning with one strikeout apiece.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 6-4 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
The Thunder edged out the Fisher Cats last night, outscoring them, even if they couldn't out-hit them. Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in his second rehab appearance, showing that he just might be ready to return to the Yankees. Dustin Fowler collected three hits and brought in one run, Mark Payton had a hit, walk, and RBI. Kyle Higashioka doubled and brought in a run, Tyler Austin had a hit and an RBI, and Juan Silva had a double. The pitching was impressive as Dietrich Enns threw six innings, striking out seven batters, allowing nine hits and two walks, but only allowed two runs. Caleb Smith pitched the remaining three innings, striking out three, and allowing two unearned runs on a hit and walk, thanks to a fielding error by Tyler Wade.
High-A Tampa Yankees: L 4-8 vs. Daytona Tortugas
Everyone in the lineup got a hit, but the pitching just couldn't hold up. Josh Rogers allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and a walk over five innings. Joey Maher then pitched two innings and allowed another two runs on three hits and a walk. At least Jordan Foley threw a clean inning, but by then it was already too late. The offense scored only four runs when Austin Aune and Thairo Estrada each hit a solo home run. Jorge Mateo brought in a run on two hits, and Michael O`Neill had two hits and an RBI. Otherwise, Miguel Andujar had a hit and two walks, Vicente Conde had a hit and a walk, and Santiago Nessy had a double. Bo Thompson and Jake Skole also had a hit each.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 3-5 vs. West Virginia Power
Despite Cody Carroll allowing only two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings, the RiverDogs still lost. Place the blame on Simon De la Rosa, who allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks over three innings. Connor Spencer hit a solo home run and walked, while Angel Aguilar hit a two-run triple. Jhalan Jackson had three hits and a walk, and Hoy Jun Park doubled and walked. Austin Afenir had two hits, Kendall Coleman had a single and a walk, and Chris Gittens had a hit of his own, but that was it for the offense, and it proved to be too little to overcome the Power.