Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 7-3 vs. Toledo Mud Hens
The RailRiders racked up 12 hits in this game, on their way to beating the Mud Hens 7-3. Jake Cave kicked things off in the fourth inning with a two-run blast to right field that landed on the roof of a building (See below). Everyone else in the lineup had at least one hit, aside from Jonathan Diaz. Ben Gamel ended the night with three hits, while Donovan Solano and Aaron Judge both had two. Judge, Gary Sanchez and Pete Kozma each doubled.
It was a good outing for Luis Cessa, who gave up just two hits over five innings. After missing some time with what seemed to be an ankle injury, Phil Coke returned tonight and surrendered a lead-off triple, followed by a home run. Luckily, the RailRiders had been up 7-0 at that point. Johnny Barbato also gave up a run during his two and one-third innings of work, and also struck out three batters and walked one.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 0-1 vs. Harrisburg Senators
This game shaped up to be a pitchers' duel as Jordan Montgomery squared off against Tyler Mapes. The Thunder offense just couldn't get anything going against Mapes, who ended up tossing a complete game shutout. Tyler Wade, Miguel Andujar, and Billy Fleming were the only batters with a hit off Mapes, and Dante Bichette Jr. drew the only walk of the night.
Montgomery ended up being the hard-luck loser even though he notched 11 strikeouts and gave up just one run through seven innings. That one run scored in the first inning after Montgomery gave up two doubles, but he appeared to settle down after that. Cale Cashow pitched two scoreless innings to end the game.
The Tampa Yankees' offense followed in the footsteps of the Thunder, managing just four hits on the night. The only extra-base hit was a doubled off the bat of Thairo Estrada. Headed into the ninth inning, the T-Yanks were also headed for a shutout. Then Francisco Diaz singled, Devyn Bolasky reached on a fielding error, and Austin Aune hit an RBI single. Jorge Mateo also had a base hit.
Starter Domingo Acevedo struck out four batters and surrendered one run on four hits. After getting the final out of the sixth inning, Matt Marsh allowed one run to score of the next two innings. Travis Hissong recorded two strikeouts in the ninth.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-3 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
It was also a losing night for the RiverDogs, and the two runs that they scored were both unearned. In the first inning, Hoy Jun Park singled, stole second base, stole third base and scored on a throwing error by the catcher. The bats were pretty quiet for the majority of the game, but the offense tried to mount a comeback in the ninth inning. Austin Afenir and Nathan Mikolas hit back-to-back singles then advanced to second and third on a passed ball. With two outs, Gosuke Katoh singled to center and Afenir scored, but Mikolas was thrown out at the plate to end the game. It was a two-hit night for Park, Mikolas and Katoh. Afenir and Park also made throwing and fielding errors, respectively.
Christian Morris had a fine night, giving up two runs on five hits, and recording two strikeouts. After the fifth inning, Morris passed the ball over to Sean Carley who tossed three scoreless innings. With two outs in the ninth inning, Garrett Mundell gave up a single then threw a wild pitch before giving up an RBI single.