Monday night was a good one down on the farm. Charleston was off for the evening, but the other three minor leaguers finished 2-1 on the day. Let’s take a look around the minors in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (11-12) defeated the Durham Bulls (17-9) 10-8 in 13 innings.
Alfredo Aceves didn’t even make it five innings last night, allowing five runs to cross the plate, despite only three being earned. Still, the RailRiders had their shot to end the game in the ninth, however, Matt Daley allowed a two-run bomb to Wilson Betemit to tie the game and send it to extra innings. Jim Miller came on to pitch a scoreless 12th and 13th to earn his first win of the season. The two teams combined to strikeout 33 times on the night. LF Zolio Almonte had a big night at the plate going 3-for-7 with four RBI. The home run was his sixth of the young season and his four RBI brought him to 18 on the year. 3B Zelous Wheeler went yard in the top of the 13th to give the RailRiders the 9-8 lead. Wheeler went 3-for-6 on the day. 1B Russ Canzler picked up his first hit of the night to add some insurance with an RBI single in the top of the 13th. Shane Greene gets the ball Tuesday morning for the RailRiders against Matt Andriese.
Trenton Thunder (15-9) defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (11-11) 2-1.
Zach Nuding’s hurled 5.2 innings of shut out ball but did not factor into the decision. Taylor Garrison went three innings, allowing an unearned run to score, but earned his first win of the season. Cole Kimball came on to register his first save of the season. LF Taylor Dugas played the hero this evening, tripling in RF Yeral Sanchez in the top of the 9th. Joel De La Cruz is set to take on Deck McGuire of the Fisher Cats for game two of the series.
The Tampa Yankees (13-11) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays (19-5) 5-3.
Dan Camarena fell to 1-3 on the season when four runs, although only two were earned, crossed the plate over his five innings pitched. LF Zach Wilson provided most of the offense going 2-for-4 and driving in two. He’s batting .462 since coming down to the T-Yanks from Trenton. SS Brendan Ryan, making his second start of his rehab stint, went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
The Charleston RiverDogs (11-12) had an off day.
The RiverDogs were idle Monday night. Brady Lail gets the ball looking to snap Charleston’s three-game losing streak in the series opener at home. He will face off against the Augusta GreenJackets’ Chase Johnson.