Monday night was an exciting one for the Baby Bombers highlighted by two comeback wins and a one-hitter. The Yankees minor league affiliates combined for a 3-1 record. Here’s how it went down in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (22-21) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox (25-21) 6-4 in 10 innings.
It was a wild one Monday night. Joel De La Cruz came out and pitched 5.2 innings of solid baseball allowing just one run while striking out six. Mike Montgomery got tagged for two runs but Jim Miller came in a tossed two solid innings of no-hit, scoreless ball for his third win of the year. 2B Joel Pirela had his second perfect night in three games going 3-3. CF Adonis Garcia went 2-4 smacking a home run with two RBI. 1B Kyle Roller went 2-3 with an RBI of his own. Shane Greene gets the ball Tuesday in the series’ finale.
Trenton Thunder (24-20) defeated the Harrisburg Senators (13-29) 6-4.
Finally, the Thunder end their six game skid with a late inning win Monday night but still lost something. Matt Kardos reported before the game that Manny Banuelos was scratched from his start with arm fatigue. This is troubling as the Thunder have yet to really stretch Banuelos out on his return from Tommy John surgery. Jairo Heredia stepped in and came out guns a-blazing striking out five in his 2.1 innings of work. Manny Barreda picked up the win despite being Trenton’s worst pitcher on the night. He went two innings, allowing five hits and three walks while yielding two runs. In fact, he let the first two hitters on in the ninth, however, Taylor Garrison came in for a quick three outs and his second save. C Peter O’Brien continues to just mash everything thrown his way. He went 2-4 on the night with sixth home run and four RBI. Bryan Mitchell takes the hill Tuesday.
The Tampa Yankees (23-20) defeated the Palm Beach Cardinals (18-26) 2-0.
What a night for the T-Yanks. They rolled to their seventh win in a row behind a combined one-hitter of the Cardinals. Dan Camarena continued his hot pitching, evening his record at 3-3 on the year. He went 6 strong one-hit shutout innings, striking out three. Dietrich Enns, Stefan Lopez, and James Pazos combined for three shutout, hitless innings, striking out five and walking none. The T-Yanks didn’t get much on offense combining for just three hits themselves. CF Jake Cave, RF Zach Wilson, and C Trent Garrison got the hits and Garrison drove in a run. Tampa kicks of its series against the Jupiter Hammerheads on Tuesday.
The Charleston RiverDogs (23-20) lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats (29-14) 6-0.
Well, 19-year old, 2013 first round draft pick Ian Clarkin threw his first stinker, getting lit up in his first three innings of work. Clarkin went four innings, getting tagged for eight hits and allowing six runs while striking out six. Jordan Cote closed out the game hurling four scoreless innings. The RiverDogs offense didn’t give them a chance, gaining two hits on the evening. RF Aaron Judge and SS Tyler Wade provided the offense for the RiverDogs. Jaron Long takes the mound Tuesday to try and right the ship.