Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-0 vs. Syracuse Chiefs
The RailRiders' out-hit the Chiefs 13-4 last night on their way to victory. Aaron Judge continued to swing a hot bat, launching his 16th home run of the season to left field. He also had a walk and a strikeout. Both Ben Gamel and Nick Swisher had three-hit nights, with Swisher hitting a double. Donovan Solano hit two doubles, and everyone in the lineup picked up a hit except for Pete Kozma.
Chad Green put together another scoreless outing, giving up just three hits through six innings of work. He also struck out six batters and only gave up one walk. Chasen Shreve also made an appearance and recorded a strikeout. Recently demoted Nick Goody closed out the game with six strikeouts, and surrendered just one hit.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 3-0 vs. Portland Sea Dogs (5 innings)
It was a rainy day in Trenton, and after a 1:43 delay, the game was finally called after just five innings. Jordan Montgomery tossed five scoreless, with five strikeouts and one walk. The Thunder were aided by a fielding error, right off the bat. In the bottom of the first inning, Tyler Wade reached on a fielding error. Mark Payton followed with a single, then advanced to second on the throw. Two runs scored after Miguel Andujar and Lane Adams both grounded out. Another run scored in the fifth after Mark Payton doubled, and Andujar and Adams both singled. It was a two-hit night for Payton, Andujar and Adams. The only other hit of the game belonged to Dante Bichette Jr.
After experiencing their own rainout the previous day, the Tampa Yankees were faced with completing a doubleheader. Starter Josh Rogers had a fantastic outing, giving up just three hits through seven innings as he helped the T-Yanks win the first game of this doubleheader. He also recorded six strikeouts, and didn't walk anyone. Vicente Conde led the offense with two hits--both doubles. Thairo Estrada, Austin Aune, and Bo Thompson all singled, while Abiatal Avelino doubled.
High-A Tampa Yankees: W 2-0 vs. Brevard County Manatees (7 innings)
Teams tend to split doubleheaders, but the Tampa Yankees were able to win the second game as well, also with a 2-0 score. The T-Yanks didn't even have to turn to their bullpen in either game! Following in Rogers' footsteps, Domingo Acevedo tossed seven scoreless innings, with six strikeouts and zero walks. Back-to-back-to-back singles by Avelino, Zack Zehner, and Conde drove in the T-Yanks' first run. Then Aune hit a solo-shot in the sixth inning.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-6 vs. Greenville Drive
The RiverDogs were the only team to lose yesterday (aside from the GCL Yankees West). It didn't help that they committed two errors, giving the Drive three unearned runs. Christian Morris kept the RiverDogs in the game, going six and one-third innings and surrendering one run on four hits. The defense took a turn for the worse in the eighth inning, after Chris Gittens committed a throwing error--his 12th of the season. Down by one run, Manolo Reyes took over the ninth inning and walked the first two batters he faced. Next, Reyes made a fielding error on a sac bunt to load the bases. Three runs scored after an RBI single and a balk. Reyes also surrendered an RBI double before completing the inning.
Offensively, the RiverDogs put together just five hits. The only batter with a multi-hit night was Jeff Hendrix, who hit both a double and a triple. Kyle Holder, Hoy Jun Park, and Gittens each singled, and Holder was caught stealing for the fifth time this year.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 3-2 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters (11 innings)
After taking a tie game to the 11th inning, the SI Yankees finally came out on top after Drew Bridges hit his first home run with the SI Yanks this year. That was the only extra-base hit of the game. Timmy Robinson had two hits, and the Yankees' other recent draftees, Dom Thompson-Williams, Mandy Alvarez, and Nick Solak, each singled. This team also stole an absurd number of bases last night as Ricardo Ferreira stole two, Solak stole two, and Robinson stole three. Thompson-Williams also tried to get in on the base-stealing action, but he was caught stealing, and picked off.
Starter Freicer Perez surrendered two runs over five innings, to go along with six strikeouts. Claudio Custodio and Taylor Widener combined to pitch two scoreless innings, before David Palladino came in. Palladino notched six strikeouts through six innings, but also made a throwing error. Another error was committed by Eduardo Rivera in the ninth inning when he goofed on the pickoff attempt, but he finished the game with two strikeouts.
Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: Postponed due to rain
1B Pedro Urena 3-4, 1 2B
RF Brayan Emery 3-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
2B Jesus Graterol 1-4, 1 SB
DH Brandon Wagner 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, CS
CF Jordan Scott 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 fielding error (2nd)
Miguel Yajure 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Bringnel Mendez 3 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
SS Diego Castillo 2-4, 1 K
CF Pablo Olivares 1-3, 1 SB (2nd)
Tony Hernandez 1 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Brandon Stenhouse 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K
Isaac Padilla 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 throwing error