Half of the Baby Bombers were in action last night due to postponement. For the two teams that did play, they finished the night 2-0 heading into weekend action. Let’s take a closer look at who did the damage on Friday night in today’s Yankees’ Minor League Roundup!
Trenton Thunder (13-8) beat the Portland SeaDogs (12-6) 14-10
In a Friday night match-up that was more in-line with a football game than a pitcher’s dual, the bats were active for both sides. Kyle Roller continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-2 with a pair of home runs, and driving in three. Touted prospect Mason Williams also added a pair of RBI, going 2-for-5. Thunder starter Matt Tracy was awful, lasting 4 1/3 innings, yielding an eye-popping 12 hits and 7 earned runs. Luckily for he and his Thunder teammates, the SeaDogs starter, Miguel Pena, wasn’t much better. In 5 frames for Pena, the Thunder scored 8 earned runs, on 8 hits. The Thunder and SeaDogs return to action today at 1:00 p.m. ET, as Jeremy Bleich (2-2, 5.40) takes the bump for Trenton against Mike Augliera (2-1, 3.79).
Tampa Yankees (12-9) beat the Lakeland Flying Tigers (12-9) 7-4
Brett Gerritse pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 earned runs and received a no-decision in the T-Yanks 7-4 win over Lakeland Friday night. Dietrich Enns came on in relief, tossed one scoreless inning, and picked up his third win of the season, striking out three. The T-Yanks’ offense came from catcher Peter O’Brien, who went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and three driven in, along with left fielder Zack Wilson, who chipped in going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. On Saturday, Eric Wooten (2-0, 2.11) will take on Lakeland’s Kevin Eichcorn (0-0, 2.60) at noon ET.
After being rained out Friday night, the Triple-A Scranton RailRiders (10-10) return to action Saturday at 5:05 p.m., with a yet to be announced starter, as they take on the Durham Bulls (15-8). For the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs (11-9), who were also rained out Friday night, they will play a doubleheader Saturday against the Delmarva Shorebirds (9-11). Game #1 will begin at 4:35 p.m. and pit Rookie Davis (2-0, 2.75) against Sebatian Vader (1-1, 2.84). Game #2’s start time hasn’t been announced, but the starting pitching match-up has. For the RiverDogs, Luis Severino (0-1 1.93) faces off against Luc Rennie (0-1, 11.93).