Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 1-8 vs. Columbus Clippers
Scranton bats were silenced to a mere four hits on Monday night. Aaron Judge, Ben Gamel, Jake Cave, and Nick Swisher were the only players to get hits. Judge walked too and had a 1-for-3 day with a stolen base and a run while Cave notched the lone RBI. Otherwise, it was radio silence and a sterling performance from the Charlotte pitching staff.
Meanwhile, Chad Green was roughed up for three runs on eight hits, two walks, and a hit by pitch in 5 2/3 innings. Since one of the runs was unearned, it only bumped his season ERA up to 1.61, but it was still not nearly as sharp as most of his other starts. Johnny Barbato's tough times continued when he relieved Green, as Charlotte touched him up for four runs on four hits and two walks in just 1 1/3 innings. Neal Cotts allowed a run too, leaving James Pazos as the one Scranton pitcher with a scoreless outing.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: Off.
High-A Tampa Yankees: Postponed due to rain.
The bats were out in the Sally League last night, as nearly everyone in the RiverDogs' lineup contributed in a huge win over the Rome, who debuted pitching prospect Kolby Allard. Taken one pick ahead of James Kaprielian in last year's draft, Allard took the mound for the first time this year, and DH Chris Gittens greeted him with a three-run homer just three batters into the game. The blast was Gittens' sixth of the season and part of a 2-for-3 day that also featured a double, two walks, and four RBI.
Light-hitting left fielder Cesar Diaz joined Gittens on the dinger parade with a two-run bomb of his own a couple innings later, his first of 2016. Allard left after allowing six runs in four innings, and the hit show continued afterward. Angel Aguilar belted his sixth blast of the season, a three-run bomb during a five-run ninth that ran the score up to 13-4. The infielder went 2-for-5 with a double in addition to the homer. Kyle Holder, Audie Afenir, Connor Spencer, and Gosuke Katoh all recorded hits, too. Luis Cedeno threw six innings of three-run ball, and reliever Cody Carroll finished the win by throwing three frames of his own, giving up just one run.