Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 10-3 vs. Columbus Clippers
The Scranton offense absolutely dominated last night by scoring 10 runs on 12 hits. Donovan Solano had a hit and two RBI, while Kyle Higashioka doubled and scored two. The team's prospects did extremely well as Aaron Judge collected two hits and two walks, bringing in one run, Ben Gamel knocked two doubles to bring in a run, and Jake Cave had a hit, a double, and an RBI. Pete Kozma brought in a run with a hit and a walk, and Jonathan Diaz doubled to bring in another run. Nick Swisher had a hit, and Chris Parmelee singled and walked.
The team survived despite a disappointing start from Luis Severino where he allowed three runs on two hits and three walks. He struck out four, but only induced one ground ball against five flyouts over 3.2 innings. After he came out, Diego Moreno pitched 2.1 innings, allowing two hits and striking out one, and Anthony Swarzak struck out three in three innings.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 5-3 vs. Eerie SeaWolves
The Thunder came away with a win after they kept them quiet all night. Tyler Wade had three hits, a stolen base, and an RBI, Dustin Fowler had a hit and a triple for an RBI, and Lane Adams had a stolen base, and brought in a run on a hit. Otherwise, Mark Payton and Francisco Diaz had the second and third triples of the game, respectively. Tyler Austin also had a double and a walk, and Billy Fleming and Dante Bichette walked as well.
The starting pitching didn't do so hot as Jordan Montgomery gave up two earned runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out three and induced five into a groundout again no flyouts over 4.0 innings. Matt Wotherspoon came in for four innings of reliever, allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out five. Tyler Jones pitched an additional inning, allowing a hit, walk, and striking out a batter.
Tampa just narrowly escaped with a win over the Stone Crabs after Abiatal Avelino had a hit, walk, and RBI, and Thairo Estrada singled to bring in the go-ahead run. Other effective players included Jorge Mateo with two hits and two stolen bases. Matt Snyder and Austin Aune each had two hits apiece, Michael O`Neill singled, and Miguel Andujar walked. Will Carter only allowed one earned run on five hits over 6.0 innings, with an additional three strikeouts. Matt Marsh struck out four over 2.0 innings, and Dillon McNamara struck out two and walked one in 1.0.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 5-4 vs. Kannapolis Intimidators
The RiverDogs came away with a win after they outhit their opponents, and every member of the starting lineup had a hit. The big boppers for the night included Hoy Jun Park, who brought in two runs on a triple, and Jeff Hendrix, who had two hits, a walk, and an RBI.Chris Gittens brought in a run on a single, and Connor Spencer brought in a run on a double. Otherwise, Nathan Mikolas had two singles and a double, Kyle Holder had two hits, and Austin Afenir, Angel Aguilar, and Leonardo Molina had one single apiece.
The team's pitching did a good enough job when Christian Morris allowed only three earned runs on six hits and a walk. He also managed to strike out eight batters in 6.0 innings and keep the hitters off balance. Hobie Harris pitched two innings, striking out five, and allowing a hit. Andrew Schwaab allowed another run on three hits in 1.0 innings, and Willie Gabay completed the last inning with a strikeout and a walk.