Yankees’ Minor League Roundup for May 4th
Charleston RiverDogs pitcher Caleb Smith. Mandatory Credit: bronxbaseballdaily.com.
The Yankees’ Minor league affiliates had a mixed day Sunday, splitting their four games. The Baby Bombers have not shown much in the last few weeks, but there were some positives on Sunday. Here’s your daily look around the farm in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (13-15) defeated the Norfolk Tides (10-19) 16-2
The RailRiders put on an hitting clinic Sunday. The offensively-challenged Triple-A squad had eighteen hits and scored 16 runs. Ramon Flores and Dean Anna led the way, each driving in three runs. It was an all-around effort however, with six players driving in at least two runs. Joel De La Cruz pitched excellent, turning in six solid innings with four strikeouts and just three hits. The only run he allowed came in the sixth inning when Cord Phelps took him deep for a solo homer. The RailRiders have not announced a started for Monday’s game against the Indianapolis Indians.
Trenton Thunder (19-11) lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels (16-12) 5-3
The Thunder did not fair as well as the RailRiders. Despite Gary Sanchez hitting his fourth home run of the season, the team collected just five hits. Manny Banuelos started and went three innings, allowing two runs and striking out three. He gave up two hits, one of them being a two run homer in the first. Caleb Cotham takes the mound for Trenton on Monday against the New Britain Rock Cats.
Tampa Yankees (15-14) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays (21-8) 4-3
Despite getting home runs from Jake Cave and Zach Wilson, the Yankees fell a run short Sunday. In fifty-seven at-bats for Tampa this year, Wilson is hitting .404. Miguel Sulbaran pitched well, going five innings and allowing just two hits and two earned runs. No Yankees starter is announced for Monday in Dunedin.
Charleston RiverDogs (15-14) defeat Delaware Shorebirds (13-16) 3-0
Caleb Smith held his opponent scoreless for the fifth time in six tries this season. The lefty went six innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven. Smith did not walk a batter and lowered his ERA to 0.66. Miguel Andujar and John Murphy each drove in a run, while Abiatal Avelino picked up two hits and raised his average to .296. The RiverDogs will send Brady Lail for the mound Monday to face the Shorebirds Hunter Harvey.