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Baby Bomber Recap 6/20/16: Abiatal Avelino homers in Tampa's blowout loss

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from June 20th.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Off day

Double-A Trenton Thunder: Off day

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 1-9 vs. Daytona Tortugas

It was a really bad day for Tampa as both pitching and hitting struggled in their blowout loss last night. The offense only mustered one run, which came in the form of a solo home run off the bat of Abiatal Avelino in the second innings. Other than that, Connor Spencer and Connor Oliver both collected a hit and a walk, Thairo Estrada walked and stole a base, and two additional base on balls were given out to Zack Zehner and Wes Wilson. Defensively speaking, Devyn Bolasky threw a runner out at third base from center field.

Starter Will Carter was blown out, allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5.2 innings. The outing included a three-run first inning as well as a five-run sixth. He still managed to strike out six batters and induce five ground outs, but it wasn't enough. Gabriel Encinas was called in to replace Carter in the sixth, but thanks to back-to-back wild pitches, he allowed two additional runs to score. In all, he was charged with one unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out three over 2.1 innings.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: Off day

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 5-1 vs. Aberdeen IronBirds

Last night, Staten Island had a clean win on both sides of the ball. Right fielder Timmy Robinson had a single, a double, and two RBI, while Mandy Alvarez walked, and drove in two runs on sacrifice flies. Luis Torrens had a good game with a single and double, while also throwing a base runner out trying to steal second. Drew Bridges had two hits and a walk, but his shoddy fielding at first base resulted in both a fielding and throwing error. Kane Sweeney had a double, Chris Godinez and Kendall Coleman each had a hit, and Ricardo Ferreira and Danienger Perez each walked once.

As for pitching, starter Freicer Perez allowed only one run on the evening, giving up four hits and striking out five batters in 5.2 innings. David Sosebee had a strikeout in 1.1 inning of work, and Justin Kamplain worked 2.0 innings, allowing a hit, but striking out four.