Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 1-4 vs. Columbus Clippers (game called in the seventh inning)
Yesterday, the RiverDogs and Tampa Yankees committed seven combined errors, and today the RailRiders were charged with five. The game was called in the seventh inning due to rain making the field unplayable, so it is possible that the conditions contributed to at least some of these errors. Pete Kozma and Dan Fiorito were both charged with fielding errors, while second baseman Donovan Solano committed two fielding errors, and Tyler Austin missed a catch.
The RailRiders also benefited from an error by the Clippers. Their only run scored in the first inning after Ben Gamel reached on a throwing error, advanced to second on a single, stole third base then came home on a line drive. Austin had two hits, including a double. Kyle Higashioka also doubled, while Aaron Judge and Fiorito collected the only other hits of the game. Judge and Austin also pulled off a double steal. Phil Coke had a decent outing, allowing just one earned run to score on four hits. He also walked two batters and struck out four through four innings of work.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 1-0 vs. Erie SeaWolves
Thunder pitchers combined to shut out the SeaWolves yesterday, and one home run ended up being all the run support they needed. In the bottom of the first inning, Billy Fleming hit a two-out home run to left center to give the Thunder the lead. The Trenton bats were pretty quiet for the remainder of the game. Other than a double by Dustin Fowler, the only other players with a hit were Lane Adams, Sebastian Valle, and Francisco Diaz. Dante Bichette Jr. also worked the only walk of the game.
Dietrich Enns put together yet another great outing as he struck out eight batters through four and one-third scoreless innings before being lifted with a pitch count of 94. J.R. Graham and Giovanny Gallegos combined to strikeout four batters through four and two-thirds innings while keeping the shutout intact.
High-A Tampa Yankees: W 3-2 vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Tampa Yankees also had to play through rain on Sunday, and they managed to win the game despite a blown save in the ninth inning. Through four innings of work, starter Chance Adams struck out six batters and surrendered just four hits. He handed the ball over to Angel Rincon who gave up just one hit through three innings of work. Travis Hissong was asked to get the two-inning save, but worked his way into a bit of a jam after Vicente Conde missed a catch and Hissong threw a wild pitch. Luckily, he was able to escape the inning without allowing the tying run to score.
The top five players in the T-Yanks' lineup did all the work in this game. Thairo Estrada led the offense with two hits and three RBI, while Zach Zehner, Jorge Mateo, Miguel Andujar and Austin Aune all hit singles. Mateo also stole his 20th base of the season.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: Off-day