Tuesday was another losing day for the Yankees’ minor league affiliates, as they won just two of the six games played. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Gulf Coast Yankees (2) each had the second game of scheduled double headers rained out.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (42-49) lose to Charlotte Knights (37-55) 11-6
The RailRiders were doomed from the start, as Nik Turley could not get out of the fourth inning. He surrendered six runs, on eight hits, and three walks. Zoilo Almonte had a triple, and drove in two for SWB. The RailRiders were supposed to play a double-header, but the night game was rained out. Weather permitting, the two teams will play a double dip Wednesday. Chris Leroux is scheduled to make the 11:35 AM first pitch for game one.
Trenton Thunder (42-49) defeat Reading Fightin Phils (35-52) 6-5)
Taylor Garrison got the start for Trenton, and gave up two runs, on four hits in two innings. Jaron Long got the win, despite giving up three runs in five and two-thirds innings. Peter O’Brien jacked his eighteenth homer in the sixth, and Zach Wilson was two-for-four with three RBI. The Thunder have not announced a starter for Wednesday’s 7:05 game against Reading.
Tampa Yankees (43-45) lose to the Clearwater Threshers (25-61) (3-2)
Luis Severino started for Tampa and was solid yet again. He struck out eight batters through four, and gave up one run. Jake Cave was two-for-four, and hit his third home run of the year in the sixth inning. Besides Cave, the offense only had four other hits. Miguel Sulbaran will take his 2.63 ERA into Wednesday’s start against the Threshers. First pitch is at 7:00.
Charleston RiverDogs (40-50) defeat Greenville Drive (37-52) 4-3
Caleb Smith scattered three hits in five innings, and struck out five. None of the three runs scored against him were earned. Yankees’ 2014 second round pick Jacob Lindgren pitched two innings of scoreless relief, striking out three. Michael O’Neill was one-for-three with a leadoff home run. It was his ninth long ball of the year. Omar Luis will be on the hill when the RiverDogs host the Drive Wednesday at 12:05.
GULF COAST LEAGUE
Eric Jagielo went 0-for-2, with a walk and a run scored as he works his way back from injury.