Two teams had a getaway day for the Yankees’ minor league system, but that left two teams in action for a little day time baseball. The Baby Bombers that were in action split, going 1-1. The red hot T-Yanks found their way back into the win column, while the struggling Thunder got shelled. Here’s all the action in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (23-21) were idle.
The RailRiders are running full steam ahead winning three in a row and taking the series from the Pawtucket Red Sox. They return home to PNC Field for a series against the Rochester RedWings. Matt Tracy will take the mound in Thursday’s series’ opener.
Trenton Thunder (25-12) lost to the Harrisburg Senators (14-30) 9-0.
After winning two in a row to end their seven game losing streak, the Thunder got shellacked Wednesday by the Senators. Caleb Cotham pitched into the seventh inning but got lit up for six hits and seven runs while issuing four walks. Cesar Cabral continued to struggle as well, allowing two runs in just 2/3 of an inning of work. The Thunder were three-hit, so their wasn’t much offense at all. C Peter O’Brien went 1-for-4 on the day, while CF Mason Williams went 1-2 with a double and two walks. Eric Ruth gets the ball Thursday to try and take the series from the Senators.
The Tampa Yankees (24-21) defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads (21-25) 4-1.
One day after having their seven-game winning streak snapped, the T-Yanks jumped right back into the win column with an impressive victory. Miguel Sabarin went seven strong innings, not allowing an earned run while striking out five. His effort was for naught, as he left with the game tied. Nick Rumbelow pitched a clean eight to register his third win of the season while James Pazos closed it out for his third save. 1B Matt Snyder played the hero going 2-for-4 with a three-run blast in the eighth to give the T-Yanks the lead. Conner Kendrick will pitch Thursday.
The Charleston RiverDogs (23-21) were idle.
The RiverDogs got a much-needed day off amid a two-game slump. They head to Hickory to take on the CrawDads Thursday for a Memorial Day Weekend series. Caleb Smith and his microscopic 0.70 ERA kicks off the series for the RiverDogs.