Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 3-4 vs. Toledo Mud Hens
This was a close game, and although the RailRiders tried to rally late, their efforts fell just short. The RailRiders weren't able to get much going at the plate, but Aaron Judge had a nice game. He had the only multi-hit game of the night, hitting both a double and a home run. Judge also drove in two runs and walked. Guess who didn't have a nice night? Rehabbing Mark Teixeira, who went 0-for-4, and wrapped up his rehab stint having gone 1-for-9 with one RBI and a sac fly. Jake Cave, Gary Sanchez, Pete Kozma and Jonathan Diaz all had hits, and Sanchez was charged with a throwing error.
The Mud Hens scored all of their runs off of Kyle Haynes. Through four and two-thirds innings, he walked three batters and recorded just two strikeouts. One of the runs that scored was unearned due to Sanchez's error, though. Tyler Webb and Giovanny Gallegos combined to toss four and one-third scoreless innings, giving up just one hit between them throughout the rest of the game.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 13-8 vs. Bowie Baysox
The Thunder offense had a huge night at the plate, racking up 17 hits total. Not only did everyone in the lineup have at least one hit, but six players had two or more. Tyler Wade had three hits, including a triple and two RBI. It was also a three-hit night for Miguel Andujar who hit two doubles, knocked in three runs and worked a walk. Andujar is hitting .353 since joining Trenton. Cito Culver, Dante Bichette Jr., and Jake Skole each had two hits apiece, and Lane Adams had two hits including a double, and stole his 20th base. Kyle Higashioka also hit his eighth home run of the year.
Starter Chance Adams had one of his worst outings of the year, and was roughed up for six runs on seven hits. He surrendered a two-run home run early, then got into trouble in the sixth after giving up back-to-back singles, throwing a wild pitch, then giving up a two-out double. Adams also notched eight strikeouts, only walked one batter, and still ended up earning a win. Caleb Smith and Tyler Jones were each charged with a run through two and one-third innings, but Alex Smith pitched a clean inning to end the game.
The T-Yanks couldn't get much going offensively against any of the Blue Jays pitchers, but Jorge Mateo and Wes Wilson both had solid nights at the plate. Mateo had two hits, knocked in the only run of the night, and stole his 26th base of the season. Meanwhile, Wilson hit two doubles. The only other hits belonged to Austin Aune and Abiatal Avelino.
James Reeves kept his team in the game, giving up just two runs and striking out five batters over four and one-third innings. Relievers Jordan Foley and Angel Rincon combined for three and two-thirds scoreless innings before Gabriel Encinas took over. Although they were already losing, the ninth inning turned into a disaster. Encinas gave up a lead-off single, walked a batter, then allowed a run to score on his own throwing error. He went on to throw two wild pitches, issued a walk, and gave up a single before the game ended.
The Thunder won a blowout game, and the RiverDogs lost one. They had a lot of two-out and one-out singles that amounted to nothing. Austin Afenir hit a lead-off solo shot to put the RiverDogs on the board in the fifth, and that was all the offense did until they started their eighth inning rally. With two outs, Hoy Jun Park worked a walk then Kyle Holder and Chris Gittens hit back-to-back singles to bring Park home. Alexander Palma also launched a two-out homer in the ninth, but it was too little, too late at that point.
The RiverDogs' pitchers struggled last night, but their defense did not do them any favors. Luis Cedeno started the game and barely made it into the fourth inning. He gave up a solo home run in the first inning. In the second, Cedeno surrendered a double, followed by five singles in row to give the RiverDogs an early five-run deficit. Sean Carley did not have much better luck, allowing three runs to score on six hits. Two unearned runs also scored under his watch, after Gittens made a fielding error, his 11th of the season. Additionally, Afenir was charged with a passed ball, Palma made a throwing error, and Jhalan Jackson had a fielding error. Sloppy night. Manolo Reyes surrendered another two runs during one inning of work. The only pitcher with a clean inning was Garrett Mundell, and he struck out the side in the ninth.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 10-4 vs. West Virginia Black Bears
Everyone except Keith Skinner and Chris Godinez had a hit in the SI Yankees' victory over the Black Bears last night. Ricardo Ferreira, Jose Rosario, and Drew Bridges all hit a double and a single in this game. It was also a two-hit night for Dom Thompson-Williams, who also stole a base. Second-round pick Nick Solak collected a hit, worked a walk, stole a base, and drove in a run during his debut. Rosario stole a whopping three bases in last night's game.
Adonis Rosa had a fine outing, notching five strikeouts and surrendering two runs over five innings. After taking over in the sixth, Brooke Kriske pitched one clean inning, then allowed two runs to score. David Palladino entered the game with two outs and one runner on, and threw a wild pitch that allowed another run to score. He ended up being credited with both a blown save and a win.
Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: Suspended due to rain, will be completed tomorrow. Pulaski Yankees were down 3-5 through four innings.