The Yankees’ Minor league squads had a mixed day Thursday, going 3-2. It was a strange day all around, as Trenton and Charleston played double-headers to make up for suspended games, while Tampa got rained out. Here’s how the day shaped out.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (12-13) defeat Norfolk Tides (8-18) 4-3
Caleb Cotham was not great, going just 2 2/3 innings and giving up two runs, but the bullpen picked him up. five relievers combined for just one run allowed the rest of the way. Scott Sizemore had another two hits and drove in two. He is now hitting .321, as he eyes a return to the big leagues. The RailRiders will send Brian Gordon to the mound on Friday, to square off against Norfolk’s Kevin Gausman.
Trenton Thunder (17-10) split the double-header with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-13)
Game 1 Trenton 3 New Hampshire 4
Matt Tracy gave up four runs over five innings, while walking five batters. He also struck out five. Tracy allowed two home runs. Robert Refsnyder drove in two runs for the Thunder.
Game 2 Trenton 2 New Hampshire 1
Jeremy Bleich was solid for Trenton in Game 2, going six innings and allowing just two hits and one earned run, while striking out a pair. Taylor Dugas and Dan Fiorito provided just enough offense, each going 1-for-3 with an RBI. The Thunder will start Graham Stoneburner on Friday against Richmond’s Adalberto Mejia
Trenton Tampa Yankees (14-12) vs Brevard County Manatees – suspended
The game was suspended in the third with the Manatees up 4-0 after Eric Wooten gave up seven hits and 4 runs in three innings. The two teams will finish the game Friday afternoon.
Charleston RiverDogs (13-13) split the double-header with Augusta Green Jackets (13-14)
Game 1 Charleston 2 Augusta 6
Rookie Davis, was touched up for seven hits and five runs (four earned) over four innings to start the completion of Wednesday’s suspended game. Aaron Judge had three hits for the RiverDogs, raising his average to .369.
Game 2 Charleston 2 Augusta 0
Jaron Long, Philip Walby and Nick Rumbelow combined for a four-hit shutout in the second game. Eduardo de Oleo‘s two-run homer in the sixth was all Charleston needed. Friday night, Charleston will send out the red-hot Luis Severino against Delmarva’s Sebastian Vader.