It was a big night for the Baby Bombers, as they posted a 3-1 record on Friday night as a system. The one loss, was a one-run affair. The much-maligned Yankees’ farm system continues to have some great performances throughout the season. It should be interesting to continue monitoring the prospects each day with the Minor League Roundup!
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Durham Bulls by a score of 3-2.
Joel De La Cruz tossed 5 innings of 1-run ball for Scranton, with Jose Ramirez getting the victory out of the bullpen. A combination of 4 relievers held the lead for the RailRiders in a close match-up. Russ Canzler paced the RailRiders on offense, going 2-for4, with a home run. Austin Romine also had a pair of hits.
The Trenton Thunder handled the Reading Fightin Phils 8-2.
Three Thunder hitters had at least two hits, paced by outfielder Ben Gamel who went 3-for-5 with a triple and a RBI. Recently promoted Peter O’Brien DHed, and went 1-for-4. Dan Fiorito had two doubles in the blowout victory. A pair of Mannys handled the heavy lifting for the Thunder on the mound, as Banuelos started, went 3 innings, and allowed a pair of runs. Barreda notched the win, going 3 innings, striking out 2, and not allowing a run.
The Tampa Yankees fell to the Lakeland Flying Tigers by a final of 4-3.
Greg Bird and Jake Cave both had nice nights at the plate for the T-Yanks, it wasn’t enough to overcome the overall performance of the Flying Tigers’ lineup. Rafael De Paula had the best night on the mound for Tampa, going 4 innings, striking out 3 and allowing only 1 earned run.
Both teams square-off again this evening at 6:05 p.m. ET, but neither team has announced a starter as of this writing.
The Charleston RiverDogs blew the doors off of the Rome Braves by the score of 9-2.
Tyler Wade had a huge night for the ‘Dogs, going 3-for-4 with a triple and 4 runs batted in. Prospect Aaron Judge went yard, going 1-for-4 in the win for Charleston. Another of the Yankees’ big prospects, Ian Clarkin got the nod on the mound, and tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 5 Braves.
The RiverDogs return home to open up a series with Savannah at 6:05 p.m. ET. Savannah sends John Gant (3-1, 2.79) to the mound to take on Charleston’s Caleb Smith (3-1, 0.66). It should be a pretty good pitching match-up for both teams.