Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 10-1 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
If only the RailRiders could share some of these runs with the Yankees. Everyone in the lineup picked up at least one hit in this game except for Chris Parmelee. The RailRiders jumped all over Mark Appel (yes, the number one draft pick from 2013) in the third inning, going on to score five runs after Appel gave up three singles, walked two batters, threw two wild pitches and gave up a home run to Aaron Judge and a double to Nick Swisher. All of that happened with two outs. Gary Sanchez and Deibinson Romero also homered in the game.
Richard Bleier got the start for the RailRiders and he pitched well through seven innings, giving up just one run with a walk and four strikeouts. Newly promoted Matt Wotherspoon pitched two clean innings to close out the game. Also, the IronPigs' first baseman, Brock Stassi, pitched the ninth inning and struck out Slade Heathcott and Nick Swisher. That happened.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 1-6 vs. Akron RubberDucks
Much like the Yankees' offense has struggled as of late, the Trenton Thunder failed to get much going against Shawn Morimando. The only extra-base hit of the night was a double off the bat of Kyle Higashioka. Tyler Wade and Jose Rosario hit the other three singles of the game, while Tyler Austin, Dante Bichette Jr and Sebastian Valle each worked a walk.
After cruising along since the season started, Dietrich Enns finally allowed his first earned runs of the season. Through five innings, he gave up eight hits, allowed four earned runs, walked five batters and notched just four strikeouts. Giovanny Gallegos came out for three innings of relief and didn't fare much better, allowing another two runs to score before all was said and done.
High-A Tampa Yankees: L 5-7 vs. Clearwater Threshers
The Tampa offense collected plenty of hits and walks in this game, but the team was doomed by bad pitching. Starting pitcher Vicente Campos was tagged for six earned runs off of nine hits through five innings pitched. Only one of those runs scored via home run. Jordan Foley and Caleb Frare combined to pitch three clean innings, but Philip Walby allowed another run to score in the eighth.
Jorge Mateo led the night offensively, putting together four hits, including a triple. Unfortunately, he did not have a good night on the basepaths as he was caught stealing on two occasions, and picked off once. Second baseman Billy Fleming mashed two doubles on his way to a three-hit night, and Abiatal Avelino also singled and doubled. The Tampa Yankees rallied in the bottom of the ninth, but their comeback fell a couple of runs short.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 8-3 vs. West Virginia Power
The RiverDogs scored early and often in this game, on their way to an 11-hit night. There were a lot of extra-base hits in this game, as Hoy Jun Park hit two (?!) triples, Connor Spencer doubled twice, and Jeff Hendrix and Angel Aguilar hit a double apiece. Right fielder Jhalan Jackson also hit a home run.
Starter Anyelo Gomez gave up the only runs of the night off of six hits, including two home runs, through five innings of work. Daris Vargas came out to earn his second save of the season after getting four strikeouts and allowing just two hits through the remaining four innings of the game.