It is hard times for the Yankees’ farm system. Someone is seemingly being called up to the Big Show every other day, leaving Yankees minor leaguers bouncing around the system. This Saturday night, the struggles continued as the Baby Bombers went 2-5. Here is how it went down in today’s Yankees MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (46-51) lost to the Rochester Red Wings (54-44) 5-2.
A much needed strong start by Nik Turley was wasted by the RailRiders bullpen. Turley went 5.2 innings allowing just one run. He did walk four and allowed three hits but was able to get in and out of trouble. Francisco Rondon was not allowing three runs in his third of an inning in the bottom of the eighth. Surprise, surprise: second baseman Rob Refsnyder had yet another multi hit night. Heading into the All-Star break, no pitcher has been determined for tomorrow’s first half finale.
Trenton Thunder (43-52) lost to the Akron RubberDucks (55-40) 5-1.
Dan Camarena continues to struggle since his promotion from Tampa. He allowed five runs over his three innings on Saturday and after two starts at Double-A his ERA sits at 10.57. Catcher Gary Sanchez had a 2-for-4 night while SS Ali Castillo provided the lone RBI. Jaron Long takes the mound tomorrow to shut down the Thunder’s first half. First pitch is 1:05 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (44-48) lost to the Bradenton Marauders (49-41) 4-3.
Conner Kendrick continued his struggles and is now winless in his last four starts. He allowed three runs over his five innings Saturday night while walking and striking out three batters. The T-Yanks could only muster five hits, but surging third baseman Dante Bichette, Jr. hit a singe to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. The T-Yanks have not announced the starter for Sunday. First pitch is 5 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (42-51) defeated the Savannah Sand Gnats (60-29) 4-1.
Brady Lail was able to rack up his eighth win of the season with five strong innings Saturday evening. He allowed just one run while striking out seven and walking only one. First baseman Mike Ford led the 8 hit brigade with a 2-for-4 night and two RBI. Caleb Smith throws a little day ball on Sunday. Game time is 2:05 PM.
Staten Island Yankees (15-14) lost to the State College Spikes (21-8) 6-3.
DH Chris Breen continued his hot hand driving in two to give him 8 RBI in his last 10 games. Sean Carley takes the mound Sunday evening for a 6:05 PM start.
Gulf Coast League
Gulf Coast Yankees 1 (16-4) defeated the GC Blue Jays (6-14) 6-3.
Gulf Coast Yankees 2 (7-11) lost to the GC Astros (10-10) 7-5.