Friday night was another rough one for the Baby Bombers. The Yankees’ affiliates went 1-2 on the evening losing a third game to rain. Here’s a look around the minors in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (3-4) vs. Syracuse Chiefs (2-5) postponed.
The weather has not been kind to the RailRiders this season as yet another game was lost to rain. That leaves a double-header scheduled for tomorrow at PNC Field. Taylor Hill of Syracuse will take the mound against Brian Gordon of the RailRiders in Game 1 while Blake Treinen squares off against the RailRiders Caleb Cotham in the nightcap.
Trenton Thunder (4-4) lost to the Erie Sea Wolves (3-4) 5-4.
This was an up and down game for the Thunder. Trailing 4-1 early, they came firing back only to watch Erie rally in the eighth inning for their third victory of the season. Zach Nuding took the hill at Jerry Uht Park to start for the Thunder. He went five innings allowing four runs and one walk while striking out six in earning the no decision. Cole Kimball took his first loss of the season allowing one run in his lone in inning of work. Jairo Heredia continued his strong start tossing two shutout innings. The Thunder did manage to outhit the Sea Wolves 11 to 6. Catcher Gary Sanchez continued his blazing hot April leading the hit parade with a 2-for-5 game and getting his batting average to .370. Tyler Austin, once an elite outfield prospect, continues his transition to the infield starting at third base. He went 2-for-5 in the game raising his average to .235 on the season.
The Tampa Yankees (5-3) defeated the Daytona Cubs (1-7) 5-1.
Tampa is rolling at full speed picking up their fourth straight win Friday. Top pitching prospect Rafael De Paula took the mound at The Boss and put on a show. Coming off of a disappointing first outing, De Paula was in top form yesterday. He tossed five shutout innings allowing just two hits, walking none, and struck out six for his first win of the season. C Peter O’Brien continued his hot start smashing his fourth home run of the young season while picking up his sixth RBI. 2013 first round draft pick Eric Jagielo continued his clutch hitting, going 1-for-4 while picking up yet another 2-out RBI, bring his 2014 RBI total to 10.
The Charleston RiverDogs (3-5) lost to the Augusta Green Jackets (5-4) 8-1.
The RiverDogs got trounced on Friday at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Giovanny Gallegos took his second loss of the season but he didn’t pitch that poorly. He lasted 4.1 innings allowing three runs (only 2 earned) and two walks while striking out five. The RiverDogs could only muster up three hits all evening. SS John Murphy accounted for nearly all of the offense going 2-for-4 with the lone RBI on the evening.