Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 2-1 vs. Buffalo Bisons
This game featured another great start by Dietrich Enns, who tossed six and two-thirds scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and recorded five strikeouts without walking anyone. That performance dropped his ERA to a shiny 0.96. Mark Montgomery struck out a batter, then Nick Goody was left to finish off the game. Goody surrendered a home run to ruin what would have been a shutout.
The RailRiders took an early lead in the first inning after Donovan Solano singled and Gary Sanchez hit an RBI double. That one run ended up being the only run of the game up until the ninth inning when Ben Gamel hit a solo home run. The only other extra-base hit of the night was a double by Tyler Austin. Aaron Judge singled and struck out twice, and Sanchez stole his fourth base of the season.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-6 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels
The Thunder were out-hit 14-5 last night, but it was really the defense that let them down. Dante Bichette Jr. was all-around awful, committing three errors (fielding, throwing and missed catch) and going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Jose Rosario singled and made a fielding error, while Miguel Andujar had an RBI and committed a throwing error. The lone player with two hits was Michael O'Neill, who singled and doubled. Lane Adams also hit a double.
Starter Caleb Smith surrendered two earned runs on eight hits, but three unearned runs also scored thanks to the poor defense. He was pulled after three and a third innings. Travis Hissong gave up one solo home run through three and one-third innings of work, then Matt Wotherspoon pitched two clean innings with four strikeouts to finish the game.
Just like the RailRiders were on the verge of shutting out the Bisons, the T-Yanks had the Blue Jays shut out up until the ninth inning. Will Carter pitched six scoreless innings with six strikeouts and a walk, then Jonny Drozd pitched two clean innings. Willie Gabay came out for the ninth inning and immediately got into trouble after giving up a single and two walks. After recording just one out, and giving up two runs, Gabay was lifted in favor of Angel Rincon, who earned his first save of the season.
Offensively, Devyn Bolasky and Francisco Diaz both had two hits, including a double for the latter. Zack Zehner and Jake Skole both hit doubles as well. One of the top prospects, Jorge Mateo, went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and made a throwing error--his 13th of the season. The only other Yankees without a hit were Austin Aune and Thairo Estrada.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 10-0 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
The RiverDogs' offense exploded for 13 hits and 10 runs last night. After tacking on a run in each of the first two innings, the RiverDogs poured on the runs in a fifth inning that featured four singles, two doubles (Chris Gittens and Jhalan Jackson), one two-run home run (Austin Afenir), back-to-back walks, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and a throwing error. Jeff Hendrix and Jackson both had three-hit nights, with two doubles for Jackson. The only batters without a hit were Gosuke Katoh and Cesar Diaz.
Continuing the day's trend of strong performances from starting pitchers, Nestor Cortes brought his ERA down to 0.72 after recording four strikeouts through six innings without giving up a run. Sean Carley and Domingo German combined to pitch the remaining three innings of the game and gave up just one hit between them.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: Suspended due to rain. They only got through the top of the first inning, but the game will be completed as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.
The Twins jumped all over Juan Jimenez early, putting up all eight of their runs in the first three innings of the game. Jimenez gave up a triple and back-to-back home runs in the first inning, then surrendered a three-run home run in the second. Cody Hamlin took over in the third inning and gave up a lead-off double followed by a home run then settled down and pitched three and two-thirds inning without giving up any more runs. Greg Weissert and Braden Bristo pitched well out of the bullpen, combining for four strikeouts.
Nearly everyone in the Pulaski lineup had a hit except for Tim Lynch and Isiah Gilliam. Kevin Cornelius had a two-hit night with a double, and Estevan Florial also doubled. At one point, Gilliam struck out swinging, but made it to first on a wild pitch, then was picked off. At least they didn't make any errors.
GCL Yankees East: L 6-10 vs. GCL Yankees West
SS Diego Castillo 3-5, 1 2B, 2 SB, 1 throwing error
3B Nelson Gomez 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K
1B Miguel Flames 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
C Ozzie Liranzo 2-4, 2 RBI
Alexander Rosario 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 K
Jordan Ovalles 4 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 K, 1 HR
Brian Keller 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 fielding error
Orby Tavares 1/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Jesus Graterol 2-5, 1 2B, 1 fielding error
CF Jordan Scott 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 throwing error
1B Pedro Urena 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
RF Brayan Emery 2-5, 3 K
C Ronaldo Suarez 1-3, 1 2B, 1 throwing error
SS Yonauris Rodriguez 1-4, 2 fielding errors
Jairo Garcia 4 IP, 2 ER (5 R), 7 H, 4 K
Bringnel Mendez 2 IP, 3 ER (4 R), 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Kyle Halbohn 3 IP, 0 ER (1 R), 3 H, 2 K