Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 11-2 vs. Syracuse Chiefs
Both teams trading two-run first innings, but the RailRiders continued to pile on from there. Jake Cave led the Scranton offense with three hits and two runs driven in. He's currently batting .288 with the RailRiders. Third baseman Donovan Solano also contributed three hits to the cause. The red-hot Aaron Judge continued his great month with two hits, a walk, and a run batted in. Every batter in the lineup with the exception of Pete Kozma managed at least one hit in the game.
Luis Severino struck out eight batters and allowed two runs on seven hits in his six-inning start. He walked only one batter. His outing brought his Triple-A ERA to 3.16. Severino was followed out of the bullpen by two other guys who saw major league time this year. Chasen Shreve and Johnny Barbato each pitched a scoreless inning and struck out the side. Shreve has performed quite a bit better than Barbato in their time with the RailRiders. Mark Montgomery closed out the game with a scoreless inning of his own.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 5-1 vs. Portland Sea Dogs
Portland managed to keep Trenton off the scoreboard through five innings before they broke through for runs in the next three consecutive innings. Dustin Fowler was the only Thunder batter to tally more than one hit in the game, but his seventh triple of the season was one of two extra-base hits for the Thunder. He also drove in two of the team's runs. Although Miguel Andujar technically went hitless, he also managed to drive home two runs himself.
Chance Adams was fantastic over seven one-run innings. He allowed just one hit and struck out seven batters. The only place he could really be criticized was walking four batters in the game. J.R. Graham and Jonathan Holder each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game. Graham's 1.83 ERA with the Thunder has made him a more reliable option out of the bullpen.
High-A Tampa Yankees: W 3-2 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers
Despite being out-hit by their opponents, the T-Yanks managed to string together just enough offense to hold off a late inning rally by the Flying Tigers. Abiatal Avelino drove in two of the team's runs with his sixth home run of the season. The only other hitter in the lineup with two hits was Devyn Bolasky who tripled for one of his hits. Jorge Mateo went hitless with two strikeouts.
Ian Clarkin pitched five scoreless innings and struck out five batters. He allowed six hits and one walk. He was followed by Joey Maher and Jordan Foley out of the bullpen, and they were each responsible for one Lakeland run each.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 5-4 vs. Greenville Drive
Charleston scored three runs in the eighth inning to propel themselves past the Drive. Jhalan Jackson hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning. Jeff Hendrix led the offense with two hits in the game, including a double.
Starter Luis Cedeno allowed ten hits and four runs in five innings of work. Relievers Jose Mesa and Andrew Schwaab were able to keep Greenville off the board long enough for their offense to catch up.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 7-0 vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Staten Island out-hit Hudson Valley 13-4 on their way to a shutout victory on Wednesday. Eight of the nine batters in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit. Drew Bridges led the way with three hits, including two doubles. Dalton Blaser continued his hot hitting with two hits, including a home run, and three runs batted in.
Adonis Rosa pitched seven shutout innings while striking out seven and walking no one. His game score was 81 for the game. Brooks Kriske followed Rosa with two scoreless innings of his own.
Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: W 6-1 vs. Elizabethton Twins
Pulaski got home runs from Kevin Cornelius and Dermis Garcia, as well as big games from Isiah Gilliam and Victor Rey on their way to a win over the Twins. Estevan Florial had a hit, an RBI, and two walks in the game. He also stole a base.
Chad Martin pitched 5.1 scoreless innings while striking out seven batters. Alex Bisacca held Elizabethton scorless for 1.2 innings before giving way to Miles Chambers for the final two innings. He surrendered one run.