Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 8-5 vs. Columbus Clippers
The Scranton offense was out in full force as the entire lineup contributed to the 11 hits and eight runs they scored yesterday. Angry that he's been passed over by the big league team, Nick Swisher had a big night with two home runs and three RBI. Aaron Judge hit a solo shot of his own and also walked, while Ben Gamel singled, tripled, walked, and drove in two runs. Pete Kozma also contributed to the score by bringing in two runs on one hit. Jake Cave collected two hits and a walk, Jonathan Diaz had a hit and two walks, Gary Sanchez and Eddy Rodriguez singled, and Tyler Austin walked.
The pitching staff was beat up a little bit, but the offense was able to make up for it. Chasen Shreve pitched the first inning with a strikeout as he continues to work his way back from a shoulder injury. Newly minted starter Tyler Webb didn't have a very good outing, surrendering four runs on six hits and two walks in 4.2 innings, though he did manage to strike out three hitters. Matt Wotherspoon pitched the remaining 3.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits while striking out two.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-3 vs. Erie SeaWolves
The Thunder suffered a hard luck loss yesterday after Ronald Herrera kept them in pitching duel for six innings before the bullpen finally let up. The starter struck out eight and allowed only two runs on eight hits and a walk, but the offense couldn't do much more. Dante Bichette had a great game, collecting two singled and a double, but it was Billy Fleming and Cito Culver who drove in the team's only two runs via singles. Francisco Diaz had two hits of his own, Dan Fiorito had one, and Lane Adams and Michael O`Neill each had one walk. After Herrera exited, Cale Coshow was able to hold the tie over two innings, striking out one and allowing three hits, but it was Tyler Jones who entered the bottom of the ninth that allowed three hits and the walk-off run to end the game.
High-A Tampa Yankees: Postponed for rain
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 3-6 vs. Asheville Tourists
The RiverDogs were defeated on both sides of the ball as both the offense and pitching failed to do their job last night. Yefrey Ramirez did have a good outing, striking out four, and allowing only one run on four hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Willie Gabay gave up four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two in 1.1 innings, and David Sosebee allowed another run on a hit and four walks over 2.0 innings.
The offense was powered by the bat of Chris Gittens, who hit two home runs and drove in three RBI altogether. As for the rest of the offense, Gosuke Katoh, Hoy Jun Park, Connor Spencer, Nathan Mikolas, and Eduardo Navas all had one single apiece, but couldn't manage anything more against the Tourists.