Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-1 vs. Buffalo Bisons
This game went neck and neck as the RailRiders and Bisons were tied going into the eighth inning where they scored four runs. On the evening, Gary Sanchez had two hits, and RBI, and even a stolen base, and Ben Gamel collected two hits and drove in a run. Donovan Solano and Pete Kozma each had a hit and an RBI, while Cesar Puello had two hits and stole two bases. Jonathan Diaz had a hit and a walk, Ike Davis singled, and Aaron Judge walked (but he also threw a runner out).
The pitching did its just, keeping Buffalo to one run over nine innings. Johnny Barbato pitched the first two innings, allowing a run on three hits and a walk, and striking out two. Diego Moreno came on and struck out two, gave up three hits, and walked a batter over five innings, and Tyler Webb struck out two and allowed a hit in two innings of work.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 5-2 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels
The Thunder won thanks to solid efforts on both sides of the ball. Tyler Wade had a big day on offense, collecting a single, double, and triple, but had a tough time in the field, collecting two errors. Dustin Fowler had three hits and drove in two runs, while Mark Payton had two doubles, a single, and drove in a run. Kyle Higashioka had two singles and an RBI, Miguel Andujar drove in another run, and Dan Fiorito singled.
Jordan Montgomery gave a solid effort, allowing four hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He managed to strike out three batters, but the really impressive part was the 11 ground ball outs he induced compared to only one fly out. J.R. Graham allowed two runs on two hits and two walks, while striking out three batters over 2.0 innings, and Jonathan Holder finished out the last 2.1 innings of the game.
Tampa came away with a win on the back of Domingo Acevedo's 12-strikeout effort. The right-hander allowed only two runs on three hits and two walks over six innings of work. Matt Marsh went two innings, striking out three and allowing one hit, and Dillon McNamara struck out one in an inning.
The offense did the job as both Zack Zehner and Jake Skole had identical lines of a single, a double, an RBI, and a walk. Connor Spencer had a hit and an RBI, and Vicente Conde drove in another run. Jorge Mateo had three hits, Francisco Diaz singled, Connor Oliver walked and stole a base, and Thairo Estrada stole a base.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-2 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
Last night the RiverDogs were on the losing end of a pitching duel after Domingo German went six innings, striking out three, and allowing one run on three hits. He left the game tied, but Cody Carroll allowed a run on three hits, while striking out three over three innings. The offense wasn't able to do much, with Austin Afenir collecting two hits and driving in the team's only run in the first inning. Angel Aguilar also had two hits, and Kyle Holder, Jhalan Jackson, and Alexander Palma all collected a hit of their own.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 4-1 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters
After picking up the game where it left off the day before, Staten Island won thanks to a solid start from Kolton Mahoney. The righty struck out 10 batters, allowing only one run on four hits and two walks in seven innings of work. Taylor Widener was able to keep Vermont off the boards, striking out three and walking one in two innings.
The offense was all out as Drew Bridges brought in a run on a hit and two walks. Kendall Coleman had a hit and an RBI, and Nick Solak brought in another run. Ricardo Ferreira walked twice and stole two bases, while Mandy Alvarez, Chris Godinez, and Danienger Perez all singled. Kane Sweeney, Radley Haddad, and Dom Thompson-Williams all walked once.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 6-7 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters (15 innings)
In the second game of their doubleheader, Staten Island and Vermont went deep into extra innings, with both teams burning through their pitching staffs. Despite a good effort, the Yankees came away losers after starter Austin DeCarr allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four in 3.2 innings. David Sosebee struck out two and gave up two hits in 1.1 innings, and Claudio Custodio allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while also striking out three over two. Eduardo pitched three innings, striking out two and holding Vermont to four hits, and David Palladino went five innings, striking out six, before allowing a run on one hit and a walk.
Mandy Alvarez had five hits and an RBI, while Timmy Robinson brought in two runs. Drew Bridges singled and walked three times, Luis Torrens had two hits, Nick Solak had a hit and a walk, and Ricardo Ferreira had one hit. Kendall Coleman walked four times, Dalton Blaser walked twice, and Danienger Perez walked once.
Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: L 14-15 vs. Bristol Pirates
Last night was a slug fest, but Pulaski came up short in the end. Kevin Cornelius hit a single and a three-run home run to drive in four RBI. Wilkerman Garcia also homered and singled to bring in two runs, while Ben Reyes had two doubles and a single to bring in another two. Estevan Florial had two hits and a walk with two RBI, and Isiah Gilliam brought in a run on two hits and two doubles. Ben Ruta singled and brought in two runs, Welfrin Mateo knocked in a run on a double, Tim Lynch had two hits and walks, and Leonardo Molina singled.
As great as it was for hitter, it was a nightmare scenario for the pitching staff. Starter Jeff Degano struck out four, but managed to allow six runs in just 1.1 innings without allowing a hit because he walked eight batters. Julian Aybar threw 4.1 innings, striking out three, and allowed another six runs on six hits and three walks. Besides all of this, Pulaski was somehow still in the lead when Will Jones blew the save, giving up two runs on three hits in 0.2 innings.
GCL Yankees East: L 0-2 vs. GCL Yankees West
Jesus Graterol 2 H
Jordan Scott 2 H
Edel Luaces 2 H
Yonauris Rodriguez 3B
Miguel Yajure 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K
Rafael Ordaz 1.0 IP, K
Deshorn Lake 2.0 IP, BB, K
Trey Amburgey 2B, BB, outfield assist
Ozzie Liranzo 2B, RBI
Juan De Leon H, RBI
Chad Taylor 1.0 IP, H, 2 K
Tony Hernandez 3.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K
Isaac Padilla 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 K