Monday night was a fun one for the Baby Bombers. The only loss the Yankees’ minor league teams suffered was to rain as the affiliates went 3-0 on the evening. Here’s a look around the farm in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (5-5) vs. Buffalo Bisons (6-3) postponed.
Surprise, surprise. Yet another rainout for the RailRiders on the young season. That brings the season total to five. A doubleheader has been scheduled for tomorrow, kicking off at 5 pm. Both games will go seven innings. Graham Stoneburner takes the mound for the RailRiders against Marcus Stroman in Game 1. Game 2 features SWB’s Chase Whitley versus one-time Blue Jays’ ace Ricky Romero.
Trenton Thunder (6-5) defeated the Akron RubberDucks (5-6) 2-0.
Finally Bryan Mitchell put together the kind of performance that merited him the Opening Day pitcher. After two very rough outings, Mitchell hurled six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out 12. The win brings him to 1-2 and lowers his ERA to 5.14 on the season. Tyler Austin, starting at DH, was all the offense Trenton needed as he drove in both runs.
The Tampa Yankees (7-4) defeated the Clearwater Threshers (1-10) 6-5.
After a poor start by Brett Gerritse put the T-Yanks behind the 8-ball, they came fighting back in the late innings to capture the win. Kyle Haynes took over for Gerritse and hurled three shutout innings. Trailing 5-3 in the seventh inning, light hitting RF Cody Grice delivered a 2-out, 2-run single to tie the game. Evan Rutckyj came on to pitch a scoreless ninth for Tampa. Once again Grice delivered, driving in Dante Bichette, Jr. (who had quite the night himself going 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs, and two RBI) and sending Tampa to an exciting win. Eric Wooten takes the mound for Tampa in Game 2 tomorrow night.
The Charleston RiverDogs (4-7) defeated the Greenville Drive (7-4) 11-3.
Rookie Davis had yet another strong outing Monday night snapping the RiverDogs 5-game losing streak. Davis went 5.2 innings allowing two runs and two walks while striking out three to get to 2-0 on the season. RF Aaron Judge had a big night, going 1-for-3 with three runs scored, two walks, and two RBI. LF Michael O’Neill and C Luis Torrens both connected for home runs, as O’Neill would add an RBI single in the ninth. 3B Miguel Andujar added a two-run triple in the ninth to continue the RiverDogs hit parade. Luis Severino takes the mound tomorrow night for the second game of the series.