It wasn’t a terrible night on the farm for the Yankees’ MiLB affiliates. They finished 4-2 on the evening, with Charleston not playing due to rain. SWB and Trenton continued their fall to the bottom of their divisions, while Trenton lost more than just the game as Manny Banuelos once again landed on the DL. Here’s how the Baby Bomber’s night went down in today’s MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (36-39) lost to the Pawtucket Paw Sox (38-40) 5-4.
Jeremy Bleich continued to struggle at Triple-A since his promotion. Bleich fell to 0-2 with the Thunder going 4.2 innings, and allowing five runs, on seven hits, while walking three, and striking out five. Jim Miller and Heath Bell combined for 4.1 shutout innings. Left fielder Jose Pirela went yard, and had yet another multi-hit performance. Pirela finished 2-for-4 with his sixth homer and 31st RBI. 1B Kyle Roller also finished 2-for-4 with a home run of his own. Bruce Billings (4-3, 4.93) takes the mound Tuesday night to kick off the series against the Rochester Red Wings. First pitch is 7:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (36-41) lost to the Bowie BaySox (39-36) 9-3.
Zach Nuding, replacing the scratched Banuelos, never gave the Thunder a chance. Allowing two runs right off the bat in the bottom of the first, Nuding would get tagged for seven earned runs in just five innings pitched. His hot start to the season has become a distant memory, as he is now a combined 4-5 with a 4.41 ERA on the season. Catcher Peter O’Brien continued to do what he does best, blasting two home runs to give him 15 with Trenton this season. He accounted for all three of Trenton’s runs on the night. With Manny Banuelos being scratched Monday and Nuding being bumped into his place, Tuesday’s pitcher is yet to be determined. Game time is 6:35 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (2-3) defeated the Daytona Cubs (3-2) 8-0.
Rafael De Paula led the charge Monday night, as he and two other pitchers combined on a seven-hit shutout. De Paula hurled 5.2 strong innings, allowing five hits, one walk, and striking out seven. Every T-Yank reached base on the night, all but first baseman Greg Bird did it via a hit. Bird still drew a walk, and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Center fielder Jake Cave continued his multi-hit success going 2-for-5 on the night. Tampa does not yet have a starting pitcher slated for Tuesday night’s series opener against Clearwater. Game time is 7:00 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (1-3) and the Savannah Sand Gnats (2-2) were rained out.
The RiverDogs week won’t start until tomorrow as they were postponed due to inclement weather. They will take on the Sand Gnats in a double header Tuesday. Game One, scheduled for 6:05 PM, will see Charleston’s Caleb Smith (4-6, 3.53 ERA) take on Ricky Knapp (2-4, 3.73 ERA). Game Two sees Rookie Davis (3-6, 5.13 ERA) take on Savannah’s Dario Alvarez (4-0, 1.21 ERA).
Staten Island Yankees (6-5) defeated the Aberdeen IronBirds (1-10) 4-1.
Gulf Coast League
Gulf Coast Yankees 1 (3-0) defeated the GCL Phillies (2-1) 7-3.
Gulf Coast Yankees 2 (3-0) defeated the GCL Braves (0-3) 12-4.