Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 8-4 vs. Toledo Mud Hens
Despite a sloppy game played on both sides with five errors committed between the two teams, the RailRiders were able to ride a four-run sixth inning to a win over Toledo. Ben Gamel and Nick Swisher led the way on offense for SWB with three hits each. Gamel ended up falling just a home run short of the cycle and Swisher drove in two of the team's runs. Every batter in the RailRiders' lineup was able to record at least one hit in the game.
Luis Severino pitched seven innings and struck out eight batters while allowing three runs on five hits. He currently owns a 3.24 ERA since being optioned to Triple-A following his big league struggles. Conor Mullee and Johnny Barbato finished out the game with only one run (unearned) being charged to them. Barbato hasn't done very well in his time since being sent down, but Mullee has a sparkling 0.59 ERA with the RailRiders.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: Off
High-A Tampa Yankees: W 5-0, L 10-0 vs. St Lucie Mets
Tampa scored four runs in the third inning which would ultimately end up being more than enough for them to top the Mets. Jake Skole had the big hit, driving in two of the runs in the inning. Miguel Andujar and Wes Wilson had two hits a piece to lead the offense.
Josh Rogers was fantastic for the T-Yanks, holding the Mets scoreless for all seven innings and allowing just three hits. He walked two batters and struck out four.
The other game in the doubleheader didn't go nearly as well for the Yankees. Despite getting seven hits to the Mets' nine, Tampa was held off the board entirely. Devyn Bolasky and Austin Aune each had two hits but it wasn't enough to push a run across in the game.
Will Carter had a disastrous outing, lasting only one inning and surrendering six runs. He also walked five batters before departing. Reliever Gabriel Encinas didn't have much more luck out of the bullpen, giving up three runs on four hits in just two innings of relief. It was definitely a game to forget for the T-Yanks on both sides of the ball.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-8, W 2-0 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
Nothing was really working for the RiverDogs offensively, but they did briefly take a 1-0 lead in the fourth innings. Things quickly fell apart from there, however. Cesar Diaz's second home run of the season was the lone run scored for Charleston in the game. It was also the only hit for the RiverDogs that went for extra bases.
Daris Vargas struggled in his start, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits in 5.1 innings. Hobie Harris was also victimized by unearned runs, allowing two runs that he shouldn't have been charged with as the icing on the cake.
Despite recording just three hits and no walks, the RiverDogs managed to scratch out a win in the second game of their doubleheader. Nathan Mikolas homered for the first time this season for a solo shot in the third inning to put Charleston on top for good. Kyle Holder and Gosuke Katoh were the only other batters to record hits.
Anyelo Gomez turned in a great start, going six innings without allowing any runs. He allowed just two hits and one walk. Reliever Andrew Schwaab pitched a scoreless inning to finish out the game.