It wasn’t the greatest night for the Baby Bombers. In fact, it was rather forgettable as the four teams in action combined to go 1-3 on the night. Here’s a look around the farm in today’s Yankees MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (27-25) lost to the Louisville Bats (25-28) 6-5.
One-time Yankee Chien-Ming Wang got the best of the RailRiders in a close game Thursday night. Zach Nuding (2-3, 6.23) continues to struggle since his promotion to Triple-A. He went five innings allowing 4 earned runs, seven hits, and two walks in the loss. 1B Scott Sizemore and SS Dean Anna kept the RailRiders in it, scoring a couple of runs a piece and belting a double each. 3B Zelous Wheeler went 1-for-4 with two RBI on the night. Joel De La Cruz (1-2, 2.51 ERA) will kick off the weekend series against the Indianapolis Indians starting at 7:15 PM Friday night.
Trenton Thunder (30-24) defeated the Reading Fightin’ Phils (29-22) 12-2.
Manny Banuelos started Thursday’s game and was able to go two innings, walking one and striking out one, which was promising after his last injury scare. Eric Wooten came on for the final seven innings, and while he wasn’t his sharpest, he struck out four en route to his first victory. OF Ben Gamel had a perfect day at the plate going 4-for-4 and scoring two runs. 2B Robert Refsnyder continued his scorching hot May going 2-for-5. It is his 7th multi-hit game in his last nine. Bryan Mitchell (1-3, 4.23 ERA) gets the ball Friday night at 7:05 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (26-27) lost to the Bradenton Marauders (27-26) 4-0.
Will the T-Yanks score again? Tampa was shut out for the second consecutive night and haven’t scored since the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 12-inning marathon. Chaz Smith didn’t pitch terribly, going six innings of one-run ball while striking out three. Alex Smith pitched decently himself, but was the victim of sloppy play and mental errors. SS Cito Culver provided most of the offense going 2-for-4 with a double. No pitcher has been announced for tomorrow night’s matchup with Bradenton starting at 6:35 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (27-26) lost to the Asheville Tourists (29-23) 4-1.
Rookie Davis is not having the start to 2014 the Yankees were expecting. After an impressive 2013 at Staten Island and Charleston, Davis (2-5, 5.06) has been unimpressive thus far this season. Davis went 4.1 innings Thursday night, allowing six hits and three runs. 3B Jose Rosario was the offensive highlight reel for the RiverDogs. Rosario gained two of Charleston’s five hits on the evening including his second home run of the season to account for their only run. Luis Severino (1-1, 3.05 ERA) toes the rubber Friday night. Game time is 7:05 PM.