Three of the Yankees’ four minor league affiliates were in action on Tuesday night, and unfortunately, two of the three took it on the chin, taking tough losses. Charleston returns to action on Wednesday as they open up a series in Georgia with the Rome Braves. Let’s get going with today’s Yankees’ Minor League Roundup!
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders beat the Indianapolis Indians 2-1.
A career night for RailRiders’ starter Chase Whitley proved to be the difference in the team’s win Tuesday night at home. Whitley went 6 2/3 innings, not allowing a run, while striking out 11 Indians. He didn’t walk a single hitter and only allowed 3 hits. Mark Montgomery and Robert Coello combined to finish off Indy, allowing only 1 run the rest of the way.
Adonis Garcia had a pair of hits for the RailRiders, but the run production came from Zelous Wheeler and Zoilo Almonte, who each had an RBI. The two teams square off again Wednesday at 10:35 a.m. ET, as Brandon Cumpton (2-0, 1.42) will start for the Indians as Brian Gordon (1-2, 4.88) will take the hill for Scranton.
The Trenton Thunder lost to the New Britain Rock Cats by the score of 6-0.
This one was over before it ever got started, as Matt Tracy allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in a brief 3 inning outing for the Thunder Tuesday night. Three more relievers combined to allow only 1 more run, but when the bats are flatline, one run is all you need. The Thunder were shutout, but did get a pair of hits from both Rob Segedin and Carmen Angelini.
The teams return to action Wednesday morning at 10:35 a.m. ET, as Jeremy Bleich (3-2, 4.45) tries to right the ship for the Thunder, Tyler Duffy (0-0, 1.50) attempts to keep the streak against the Thunder alive for the Rock Cats.
The Tampa Yankees got beat by the Dunedin Blue Jays 10-2.
Much like their Double-A brothers in Trenton, the T-Yanks got whipped pretty easily Tuesday night. It didn’t start out that way though, as Tampa scored a pair of runs in their half of the first inning. Dunedin cut the lead in half with a single run in the sixth, and then the wheels absolutely came off for the Yankees, as they allowed 9 runs in the seventh inning to turn this one into a laugher.
Three relievers allowed six earned runs, four unearned, and the game was basically over at that point. Eric Jagielo had a pair of knocks for the Yankees, in an otherwise quiet night on offense for the Yankees. Tampa and Dunedin return to the diamond Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. Tampa has yet to announce a starter as of this writing, while Dunedin will counter with Kevin Eichhorn (2-0, 2.22).
The Charleston RiverDogs return to action in Rome, taking on the Rome Braves on Wednesday. Rookie Davis (2-2, 4.45) faces Rome’s Yean Carlos Gil (2-1, 0.86). First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET.