The future Yankees went 2-2 yesterday thanks to the bats in Charleston and the pitching in Trenton. The Thunder are emerging as this season’s team to beat. Here’s how it all played out.
Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders (11-13) lost to the Durham Bulls (18-9) 6-5
The RailRiders subpar season continued yesterday, as they lost a close one to the Bulls. The top of the order provided the pop, with Ramon Flores and Antoan Richardson each hitting a solo shot. Every starter in the game recorded at least one hit other than Austin Romine. Romine went 0-for-4 and is now hitting .108 on the season. Shane Greene started for the RailRiders. While his control was better than when he made his debut with the Yankees last week, he proved ineffective. He pitched 3.1 innings, giving up 3 earned and 6 hits. His ERA in Scranton is now 7.50.
The RailRiders next game is tomorrow, May 1st, where they will take on the Norfolk Tides. Caleb Cotham will take the mound for Scranton.
Trenton Thunder (16-9) beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (11-12) 4-2
The Thunder kept on rolling Tuesday, knocking down the Fisher Cats with a total team effort. Nearly everyone in the lineup had a hit, and the pitching was up to par as well. Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5, and Kyle Roller went 3-for-5 with a double, and RBI, and a run scored. Roller is now batting .407 on the year. Manny Banuelos started for the Thunder, giving up zero runs and striking out four in three innings of work. It was Banuelos’ first start in Trenton after starting the year in Tampa with the Single-A club.
Matt Tracy looks to keep the momentum going today. He has a 3-0 record despite a 4.79 ERA.
Tampa Yankees (13-12) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays (20-5) 4-1
The Tampa Yankees couldn’t stop the machine that is the 20-5 Dunedin Blue Jays. Tampa managed 5 hits in the contest, 2 by Dante Bichette Jr., who is hitting .313 on the season. Eric Ruth struck out 6 in 5 innings, but gave up 3 runs. Alex Smith and Dietrich Enns each pitched 2 innings of relief and both have season ERAs under 1.5 this season.
Tampa and Dunedin battle again tonight. At this time, Tampa has not announced a starter for the game.
Charleston RiverDogs (12-12) beat the Augusta GreenJackets (12-13) 8-4
It was a high-scoring affair for the RiverDogs Tuesday. There were a few people that helped on offense, but none bigger than Miguel Andujar. Andujar wenr 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI. Aaron Judge also went 3-for-4, contributing a solo home run. Judge is batting .354 on the season. Brady Lail did a stellar job pitching for the RiverDogs, throwing 7 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits and no walks while striking out 3.
The Riverdogs game for today has been cancelled due to rain, and will be played tomorrow night.