Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 3-4 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs (10 innings)
The RailRiders may have lost in extra innings, but they still had a decent day offensively. Both Ben Gamel and Gary Sanchez launched home runs in the first inning. Sanchez capped off his 3-for-5 night with a double and 2 RBI. The other RailRiders with extra-base hits were Jake Cave, who tripled, along with Cesar Puello and Jonathan Diaz who both doubled.
Starter Phil Coke surrendered 10 hits through six innings, giving up three of the IronPigs' runs. Johnny Barbato and Nick Goody pitched three scoreless out of the bullpen to keep the game tied, then Giovanny Gallegos started the tenth inning. Gallegos immediately gave up a lead-off home run, and the RailRiders' made three easy outs to end the game.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-3 vs. Bowie Baysox
Sloppy defense got the best of the Thunder last night, as two of the Baysox three runs were unearned. Starter Daniel Camarena gave up the only earned run--a solo home run. He gave up a one-out single in the sixth before a runner reached on Tyler Wade's throwing error (20). J.R. Graham entered the game and really struggled to get the final out. Not only did he throw a wild pitch and walk two batters, but he also was charged with a balk with the bases loaded. He also made a throwing error during the next inning.
Catcher Kyle Higashioka hit his eighth home run with Trenton, and Lane Adams had two hits and stole two bases. Miguel Andujar also went 1-for-4 with a fielding error, and Dante Bichette Jr. doubled.
Strangely enough, the Tampa Yankees and Tortugas both collected ten hits in this game, though the T-Yanks struggled to push many runs across the plate. Austin Aune led the offense with two doubles and an RBI, and Jorge Mateo had two hits, including a double. Thairo Estrada also had a multi-hit night, and everyone in the T-Yanks' lineup had a hit besides Mason Williams and Vicente Conde. Unfortunately, the offense was 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position, and left eight runners on base.
After Yefrey Ramirez surrendered three runs through five and two-thirds innings, the T-Yanks turned to Willie Gabay to get the last out of the sixth. With a runner on second, Gabay gave up a double, three singles, walked a batter, and threw a wild pitch before Joey Maher finally got the last out of the inning. Maher and Angel Rincon combined for three and one-third scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 3-4 vs. Columbia Fireflies
The RiverDogs put up three runs in the third inning before the bats fell asleep for the rest of the night. Cesar Diaz had a three-hit night, including a double, though he also made a fielding error. Both Gosuke Katoh and Alexander Palma tripled. The only other hit of the night was a single by Mandy Alvarez, who has already been promoted after hitting .339 in Staten Island.
Starter Daris Vargas had a decent outing, giving up three earned runs on six hits through six and one-third innings. He struck out three batters and surrendered one home run. It looked like the game might head to extra innings before Hobie Haris gave up the game-winning run during the bottom of the eighth.
Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 2-4 vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Prior to the ninth inning, the Staten Island Yankees had mustered just two hits in this game, and were on the verge of a shutout. Then Ricardo Ferreirra worked a lead-off walk, Luis Torrens doubled, and Kane Sweeney and Drew Bridges hit back-to-back singles. The only other hit of the game was a single off the bat of Dom Thompson-Williams.
Adonis Garcia tossed five scoreless innings before giving up a solo home run. He also had two strikeouts and didn't walk anyone. Reliever Josh Roeder got into trouble in the eighth inning when he gave up three singles, a triple, threw a wild pitch and walked a batter. That allowed three runs to score, and put the game just far enough out of reach for the SI Yanks.
Although Chad Martin did not have the best night on the mound, the Pulaski Yankees were still able to pull off what turned out to be the only win of the day. Martin only surrendered one earned run through seven innings, but he also committed two errors, and was lucky to limit the damage in the fifth inning to just three runs. Relievers Tyler Honahan and Greg Weissert combined to pitch two clean innings to close out the game.
Pulaski's only run through the sixth inning was a solo shot by third baseman Dermis Garcia. The offense finally cracked the game open in the seventh inning when the Pirates turned to their bullpen. With the bases loaded, Brian Reyes reached on a force attempt and a run scored on a throwing error. Two more runs scored after Victor Rey singled, then Welfrin Mateo and Estevan Florial knocked in a run each. In addition to the home run, Garcia was also caught stealing for the second time this season, and made a fielding error.
CF Jordan Scott 0-2, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 SB (4th)
2B Jesus Graterol 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 fielding error (2nd)
RF Erick Mendez 3-4, 2 2B, 1 RBI
LF Brayan Emery 1-4, 1 CS
1B Lisandro Blanco 0-4, 1 K
C Brayan Rodriguez 2-3, 2 2B, 1 passed ball
Chad Taylor 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 K
Raynel Espinal 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 7 K
Moises Cedeno 1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K
Tim Holmes 1 IP, 1 H
GCL Yankees West: L 8-10 vs. GCL Tigers East
3B Nelson Gomez 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
DH Joseph Burton 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
1B Ozzie Liranzo 2-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI
2B Griffin Garabito 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 throwing error, 1 interference error
Daniel Ramos 6 IP, 10 H, 7 ER (8 R), 5 BB, 2 K
Orby Tavares 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR