Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 6-4 vs. Buffalo Bisons
The Scranton offense may have only scored six runs, but 14 hits showed how well the bats came alive last night. Almost every RailRider in the lineup had a hit, and the team's prospects were all over the action. Aaron Judge hit his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot, in the first inning, and he also collected a walk. Gary Sanchez had three hits, Rob Refsnyder had three hits and two RBI, Ben Gamel had a hit and two RBI, and Slade Heathcott had two hits. The other guys did well too as Chris Parmelee had a hit and an RBI, Donovan Solano tripled, and Jonathan Diaz collected a hit and a walk.
The pitching was a lot more pedestrian overall as Kyle Haynes pitched 5.0 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two. He also induced an astounding 11 ground balls against only one fly out. Mark Montgomery allowed a home run and got a strikeout in his one inning of work, while Phil Coke (yes, that Phil Coke) collected one over two innings. Conor Mullee finished the game with two strikeouts and have up a hit and a walk.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: Postponed for rain
High-A Tampa Yankees: Postponed for rain
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs L 2-3 (10 innings) vs. West Virginia Power
The only other game that was played tonight was much less of a slugfest as the RiverDogs were beat out in extra innings. The offense was held to four hits as Chris Gittens and Eduardo Navas each singled and collected an RBI. Kyle Holder and Connor Spencer had one hit apiece, and Thairo Estrada, Jeff Hendrix, and Hoy Jun Park all walked.
The pitching was just slightly more impressive thanks to a one-run, six-inning effort by Yefrey Ramirez. He struck out six batters, allowing four hits and walking one. Willie Gabay allowed a run on two hits and two walks in two innings of work, and also managed to strike out three batters. Claudio Custodio pitched two innings and gave up the go-ahead run in the 10th without allowing a hit. He walked two, hit a batter, and allowed a sac fly to bring in the run.