The Yankees’ Minor League affiliates won three of five games Sunday. There was a big win and there was an ugly loss. It was a very up and down day for the Baby Bombers.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (47-54) defeat Charlotte Knights (43-59) 16-5
It was an offensive onslaught from the RailRiders Sunday. Carmen Angelini led the charge, going 2-for-5 with four RBI. He hit his first homer of the season in the second inning. Jose Pirela went 2-for-6 with three RBI. His .313 batting average is leading the team. Matt Tracy got the start for SWB. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. Bruce Billings will be on the mound for the RailRiders Monday at 6:35 p.m. when they face off against the Gwinnett Braves.
Trenton Thunder (46-55) lose to Binghamton Mets (60-40) 5-2
Dan Camarena‘s third start for Tampa was just as bad as his first two. He allowed five runs with three coming via the long ball, in 4 2/3 innings. Since being promoted from Tampa, Camarena is 0-3 with a 10.22 ERA for the Thunder. Tyler Austin had two hits and an RBI for Trenton. There has been no starter announced for Monday’s 6:05 p.m. game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
The Tampa Yankees (47-52) defeat St. Lucie Mets (57-39) 4-1
Miguel Sulbaran gave up just one run over five innings, and the Yankees’ big boppers came through to back the solid outing. Dante Bichette Jr. and Eric Jagielo hit their ninth and eleventh home runs, respectively. Jacob Lindgren came in to relieve Sulbaran, going an 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, striking out three. Raphael DePaula will make the start for Tampa Monday at 7:00 against the Mets.
Charleston RiverDogs (47-53) lose to Augusta GreenJackets (48-51) 14-3
Omar Luis got the start for Charleston and was pulled after giving up two runs in two innings. After Luis was removed, the bullpen imploded. The next three relievers allowed twelve runs in the next five innings. The RiverDogs offense was nothing to brag about either. Dustin Fowler‘s ninth home run was one of two hits for the team. With any luck, Gabriel Encinas can get things going for Charleston on Monday when they host the GreenJackets. First pitch is set for 12:05 p.m.
Staten Island Yankees (19-17) defeat Jamestown Jammers (15-20) 7-4