Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 4-0 vs. Norfolk Tides
Ben Gamel led the way for the RailRiders' offense in a shutout victory over the Tides with a three-hit day including a two-run homer. It was Gamel's second home run of the season. Second baseman Donovan Solano had a three-hit day of his own with a triple and a run batted in.
Starting pitcher Chad Green was the real star of the game for Scranton. He pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits two walks while striking out six batters. The strong start continued what has been a very good season at Triple-A for Green, lowering his ERA to 1.26 on the year. Johnny Barbato closed out the game with two no-hit, no-walk innings while tallying two strikeouts.
Things started off well enough for the Thunder Friday night when they took a two-run lead in the second inning. Leadoff hitter Tyler Wade walked three times and doubled to lead the offense. Cito Culver drove in two of the team's runs with his only hit of the game. Tyler Austin was the only batter besides Wade to record an extra-base hit with his third home run of the season.
Everything fell apart for the Thunder in the fourth inning when the Mets scored all six of their runs. Starter Ronald Herrera surrendered all six of those runs in just 3.2 innings on eight hits and one walk. Matt Tracy and Giovanny Gallegos kept Binghamton off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game, but it wasn't enough because Trenton's offense couldn't climb out of the hole created for them.
Tampa broke a tie with Brevard County in a big way in their win on Friday. The game was tied 2-2 entering the ninth inning when the T-Yanks hung five runs on the Manatees before the bottom of the frame. Perhaps even more impressively, the team managed to score all of their seven runs without a home run. Zack Zehner had three of the team's 11 hits and Michael O'Neill doubled twice, driving in two runs to further add to the total. Jorge Mateo drove in two runs with his one hit in the game, bringing his season average to .307.
Vicente Campos got the start for Tampa and had a very strong outing, which has been a fairly rare occurrence for him. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowed six hits and two runs while striking out nine batters. The game was closed out by Jordan Foley who pitched 2.2 scoreless, walking two and allowing just one hit.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-2 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
Although the RiverDogs out-hit the GreenJackets 12-5 on Friday, they weren't able to scrape together enough offense to pull off a low-scoring victory. Leonardo Molina, Gosuke Katoh, Connor Spencer, Angel Aguilar, and Hoy Jun Park each had two hits in the game with Aguilar driving in Charleston's lone run.
Starter Daris Vargas allowed both of Augusta's runs in his seven-inning outing on just four hits and no walks. He struck out six batters before departing. Anyelo Gomez pitched one scoreless inning, but the RiverDogs' offense never found a way to recover.