Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 2-3 vs. Rochester Red Wings
Luis Severino cruised through six scoreless innings before surrendering the RailRiders' lead in the seventh. He gave up a lead-off home run, followed by a double, then a run scored on a passed ball. Another run scored after the Red Wings doubled again, and the RailRiders found themselves down one run. Giovanny Gallegos took over in the eighth and gave up just one hit through two innings of work, but the RailRiders' were unable to mount a comeback.
The RailRiders got on the board in the fourth inning after Donovan Solano doubled, Tyler Austin singled, Cesar Puello drew a walk, and Jake Cave hit an RBI single. They had the bases loaded with zero outs, but only were able to score the one run. Their final run scored in the following inning when Solano and Austin hit back-to-back doubles. Ben Gamel had the only other hits of the game (two singles) and also stole his 14th base of the season.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 4-6 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels
The Thunder managed ten hits in this game, and were aided by two Richmond errors, but still fell short of winning. Starter Daniel Camarena surrendered four runs on six hits, including a two-run home run, through five and two-thirds innings. Caleb Smith and Alex Smith combined to give up two runs through the remainder of the game.
All of the Thunder's hits were singles, while half of Richmond's ten hits went for extra bases. Mark Payton, Lane Adams and Michael O'Neill all had two-hit games, while everyone in the starting lineup had a hit aside from Sebastian Valle and Dante Bichette Jr. Payton also stole his fourth base of the season, while Adams was both picked off and caught stealing.
The Tampa Yankees continued the day of losses after falling behind in the fifth inning. Devyn Bolasky hit a lead-off double in the first inning, and that stood as the T-Yanks only extra-base hit of the day. Zack Zehner singled to bring him home. The T-Yanks scored their final run in the fourth inning after Kevin Cornelius, Abiatal Avelino, and Vicente Conde all singled.
Starter Ian Clarkin was charged with four runs (two earned) over four innings. In the fourth inning, he threw a wild pitch that allowed a runner to advance to second, then gave up an RBI single. The following hit was also a single that Clarkin deflected, though he got out of the inning without allowing another run to score. In the fifth inning, Clarkin issued a lead-off walk, then the Hammerheads successfully dropped back-to-back bunts, and Clarkin made an error fielding the second one. With the bases loaded, the next batter reached on a fielding error by Cornelius that ended up clearing the bases somehow. Jordan Foley and Gabriel Encinas combined to pitch four scoreless innings to close out the game, but the T-Yanks were unable to get anything going after the fourth inning.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-4 vs. Asheville Tourists
Luis Cedeno pitched seven strong innings for the RiverDogs, giving up five hits and allowing just one run (solo homer), while striking out five. The RiverDogs were up by one when Daris Vargas took over in the eighth inning, and he immediately surrendered a home run to tie the game. Vargas got out of the inning without giving up another run, but wasn't so lucky in the ninth. The lead-off batter reached on a fielding error by Kyle Holder, then Vargas gave up a walk-off home run.
The RiverDogs actually out-hit the Tourists 11-7, but failed miserably with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-9 in the game. Mandy Alvarez, Austin Afenir, and Eduardo Navas led the offense with two hits apiece, including a double for Afenir. The other players with extra-base hits were Hoy Jun Park with a triple, and Jeff Hendrix with a double. Navas also had a stolen base.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 4-6 vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers
This game got off to a terrible start as the SI Yankees found themselves down 5-0 after the top of the first inning. Starter Freicer Perez gave up six singles before he was pulled from the game, and with two outs, Nick Solak committed a fielding error that resulted in the fourth and fifth runs scoring. Jonathan Padilla was great out of the bullpen, tossing six and one-third scoreless innings with six strikeouts. The recently signed Brian Trieglaff notched a strikeout and gave up three singles and a run. He only recorded two outs before Claudio Custodio had to take over, and Custodio finished the game with one and one-third perfect innings.
Offensively, third baseman Drew Bridges really had himself a day. He drove in all four of the SI Yankees' runs with three hits, including a double and a three-run homer. Shortstop Danienger Perez had a two-hit day, and stole his second bag of the season. Both Timmy Robinson and Dom Williams-Thompson got on base via walk and stole their 4th and 6th bases of the year, respectively. Additionally, catcher Radley Haddad doubled and was charged with a passed ball.
After exchanging the lead several times, the Pulaski game was tied up heading into the eighth inning before their bullpen blew it. Zak Wasserman got through the first inning unscathed, then had to pitch around two fielding errors committed by center fielder Estevan Florial in the second inning. He issued two walks, threw a wild pitch, and gave up a double in the third inning before being removed from the game.
Spencer Mahoney pitched three clean innings in relief before handing the ball to Braden Bristo, who allowed two runs to score. With the game tied 5-5, Miles Chambers started the eighth by giving up a triple, walking two batters, and allowing a run to score on a wild pitch. He came back out for the ninth inning and surrendered a two-run home run before the game came to a close.
Left fielder Ben Ruta had a nice day at the plate, hitting a double and a two-run shot to right field. Wilkerman Garcia and Isiah Gilliam both collected two hits, and Leonardo Molina hit a double and drew a walk. Florial had one hit, two walks, and stole his fourth base of the season, while Gilliam stole his first bag of the year.
GCL Yankees East: Off
GCL Yankees West: Off