Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 2-0 vs. Norfolk Tides
Last night, Tyler Webb made his first start since he was in college in 2011. He tossed four scoreless innings on the RalRiders' way to shutting out the Tides. Webb also notched six strikeouts and didn't walk a batter. Layne Somsen struck out four batters during his first appearance since joining the RailRiders, and neither Conor Mullee nor Anthony Swarzak gave up a hit during their combined three innings of work.
The RailRiders got on the board in the third inning when Kyle Higashioka started his two-hit night with a home run to left field. They tacked on another run in the sixth after Ben Gamel singled, stole his ninth base of the season, and came home on a single off the bat of Chris Parmelee. Rob Refsnyder hit a double and made a throwing error at third base. Jake Cave also had a hit and a walk, while Aaron Judge went hitless and struck out twice.
Lane Adams led the Thunder offense with three hits, including two doubles and a triple. It was a two-hit night for both Tyler Wade and Tyler Austin, and the former hit a triple as well. Dan Fiorito also doubled. There were also some base running mistakes, as Austin was both caught stealing and picked off.
Jordan Montgomery was responsible for all three runs that the Mets scored. Through five and two-thirds innings, he walked three batters and allowed three runs to score on three hits. Cale Coshow and J.R. Graham combined to strike out six batters during the remainder of the game.
The Tampa Yankees out-hit the Manatees 13-11, and of the T-Yankees nine runs, Miguel Andujar was responsible for five of them. The offense cracked the game wide open in the second inning after Santiago Nessy and Jorge Mateo hit back-to-back RBI doubles. Mateo went on to steal third base then scored on a throwing error. Andujar followed with a two-run shot to left. It ended up being a three-hit night for both Andujar and Nessy, while Mateo and Michael O'Neill both had two-hit nights.
Starting pitcher Ian Clarkin had a nice outing. Through six innings, he struck out three, walked four, and gave up five hits without surrendering a run. It was a different story for the bullpen, who tried to let the Manatees back into the game. Joey Maher worked his way into a bases loaded jam before he even recorded an out. One run scored on a sac fly then another scored on a wild pitch. Maher gave up a RBI single and walked another batter before he finally finished the inning. Things did not go much better for Caleb Frare. At one point, he walked three batters in a row to load the bases. After getting just one out, Frare was lifted in favor of Travis Hissong who went on to earn his second save of the season.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-3 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
The RiverDogs mustered just one run in this game, and it came in the first inning. Kyle Holder hit a leadoff single, Hoy Jun Park drew a walk then Chris Gittens doubled to bring Holder home. That one run stood for a few innings but wasn't enough in the end. The RiverDogs had other chances, such as in the sixth inning when Jhalan Jackson hit a two-out triple, but he was left stranded. It was a two-hit night for Jackson, and Jeff Hendrix and Eduardo Navas each had a hit.
Christian Morris surrendered all three of the Greenjackets' runs on six hits through just four innings of work. Hobie Harris and Willie Gabay combined to toss four scoreless innings, but the offense failed to pick them up.