Happy Monday. This was the case for the struggling Yankees’ farm system as they reeled off four wins, while only losing two. A couple of walk-offs highlighted the exciting evening. Here’s how it all went down in today’s Yankees’ MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (42-48) and the Charlotte Knights (36-55) were suspended due to rain.
The game was suspended in the bottom half of the fourth inning. Designated hitter Corban Joseph was coming to bat with the RailRiders trailing 6-3. After the continuation, Chris LeRoux will take the mound for Game 2 Tuesday night. First pitch is slated for 7:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (41-49) defeated the Reading Fightin Phils (35-51) 10-3.
The bats were alive in Trenton Monday night. Designated hitter Peter O’Brien celebrated his nod to the Eastern League All Star Team by blasting two home runs. He went 2-for-3 on the night, scoring four times while driving in two. New right fielder Jose Toussen in his second game up from Tampa added three RBI on a 2-for-3 night of his own. Bryan Mitchell wasn’t at his best, but was good enough for a win. Mitchell moved to 2-5 on the season hurling 6.2 innings allowing 2 runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five. Eric Wooten will pitch Tuesday night. Game time is 7:05 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (10-7) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays (9-9) 9-3.
Conner Kendrick didn’t give Tampa a chance on Monday. He allowed six runs over just 2.1 innings. Every Tampa starter aside from second baseman Angelo Gumbs registered one hit on the night. Right fielder Aaron Judge picked up his 15th RBI for Tampa. Tomorrow night’s pitcher is yet to be determined.
The Charleston RiverDogs (6-13) defeated the Greenville Drive (3-16) 4-3.
Center fielder Dustin Fowler played the hero Monday night with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. 2014 seventh round pick right fielder Mark Payton had the first multi-hit night of his young career with a 2-for-4 night. Brady Lail pitched six strong innings, allowing three runs while striking out four. Evan Rutckyj picked up the victory in his inning of relief. Caleb Smith takes the mound Tuesday at 7:05 PM.
Rookie Short Season
Staten Island Yankees (12-11) defeated the Aberdeen Iron Birds (4-19) 3-2 in Game 1.
2014 draft pick Sean Carley, aka Kenny Powers, made his SI Yanks debut. He was tagged for two runs, but left fielder Chris Breen bailed him out with a walk-off RBI single in the ninth.
In Game 2, Staten Island (12-12) lost to the Aberdeen Iron Birds (5-19) 4-1.
Gulf Coast League
Gulf Coast Yankees 1 (13-2) defeated the GC Pirates (7-8) 7-3.
Gulf Coast Yankees 2 (6-7) were postponed.