Monday wasn’t such a terrible way to start the week for the Baby Bombers. Three of the big four teams came away with victories while the short season Yankees were swept. Here’s how it all went down in today’s Yankees MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (53-56) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox (61-50) 6-4.
The RailRiders earned a series split with a victory Monday night. Back from the Bronx, Chris Leroux hurled six solid innings of one-run ball while striking out four en route to his third victory on the season. Matt Daley racked up his ninth save in his scoreless ninth inning appearance. The dynamic duo atop the RailRiders order led the 11-hit charge. Second baseman Jose Pirela had a 3-for-4 evening and Rob Refsnyder, in right field on Monday, went 2-for-4. DH Kyle Roller and Austin Romine, who was getting some time at first base, also chipped in with two hits a piece. Nik Turley takes the hill Tuesday night for the series opener against the Gwinnett Braves. First pitch is 7:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (52-58) defeated the New Britain Rock Cats (52-55) 6-1.
Zach Nuding continued his dominant run improving to 7-2 on the season after tossing six quality innings of one run ball. His ERA now sits at an impressive 2.71 on the season. Catcher Gary Sanchez rolled on in his monster season as he paced the Thunder’s 12-hit onslaught. Sanchez went 2-for-5 with his 11th home run of the season. Left fielder Ben Gamel also smacked two hits while short stop Ali Castillo had three of his own. No pitcher has been announced for Tuesday’s 7:05 start.
The Tampa Yankees (53-54) lost to the Charlotte Stone Crabs (47-57) 3-1.
Jhon Morban simply didn’t have it Monday night allowing three runs to cross in his four innings of work. The quite bats for the T-Yanks provided little help. Shortstop Cito Culver scored the lone run after belting his second triple of the season. Caleb Smith looks to stay hot for Tampa Tuesday night. Game time is 6:30 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (53-54) defeated the Asheville Tourists (69-38) 6-5.
It was a close one Monday night, but the RiverDogs breathed a collective sign of relief as they creep back towards .500. A 2-run bottom of the ninth by Asheville wasn’t enough as the RiverDogs held on to the tight victory. Rookie Davis got hit around, allowing seven hits to be precise, but he got enough run support to pick up his fifth win of the season. Center fielder and 2014 draft pick Mark Payton continued his unbelievable start going 2-for-4 with three RBI behind the second home run of his young career. First baseman Reymond Nunez also had a homer on the night. Andy Beresford goes for win number two Tuesday night at 7:05 PM.
Staten Island Yankees (22-22) lost to the Connecticut Tigers (22-22) 5-4.
It was a heartbreaker Monday night as Connecticut won in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the ninth. The big news was DH Isaias Tejeda, who saw his hit streak end at 20.
Gulf Coast League
Gulf Coast Yankees (22-9) lost to the GCL Blue Jays (12-20) 5-0.
Gulf Coast Yankees 2 (18-15)lost to the GCL Astros (18-15) 6-3.