Yankees’ Minor League Roundup May 20th
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The future Yankees went 2-2 last night, losing due to some costly errors. Learn more about our future below in today’s minor league roundup!
Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders (23-21) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox (25-22) 3-0
The RailRiders continued to separate themselves from the .500 mark by shutting out the Red Sox Tuesday night. Shane Greene turned in his first solid performance in a while by throwing 6 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. While his season ERA is 4.56, this is certainly a step in the right direction if he wants to get back to the Bronx. Reliever Robert Coello came in for the save with 4 strikeouts in 1.2 innings. He lowered his season ERA to a miniscule 0.54. Adonis Garcia was the star on offense, going 4-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI. The left fielder’s average climbed to .340 with this game.
Matt Tracy is today’s starting pitcher. He’ll try to continue the minor league rivalry. This will be his second start since coming up from the Trenton Thunder.
Trenton Thunder (25-20) defeated the Harrisburg Senators (13-30) 5-1
The Thunder pulled out a victory despite being outhit by the lowly Senators Tuesday night. Robert Refsnyder provided the offense, going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. Starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell went 3 scoreless innings, striking out 5. Spring training star Mason Williams has been struggling of late, hitting .125 in his last 10 games. He is hitting .187 on the year.
The Thunder have an early game today with Caleb Cotham getting the start. He has three starts with Trenton since being demoted from Scranton. In those three starts he has a 2.35 ERA, so it appears his work is paying off.
Tampa Yankees (23-21) lost to the Jupiter Hammerheads (21-24) 4-3
The future Yanks were not perfect last night. Tampa dropped a close one to Jupiter after the Hammerheads chipped away at the Yankees early 3-1 lead. Errors were costly, leading to 2 unearned runs for Jupiter. Starting Yankees’ pitcher Rafael De Paula threw 5 innings giving up 1 earned run (3 total) and striking out 6. All three runs came off the bat of Eric Jagielo. The 22-year-old third baseman hit a 3-run bomb. Jagielo already has 10 home runs on the year and has an OBP of .372 in his last ten contests.
The Tampa Yankees also have an early game today, sending Miguel Sulbaran to the hill.
Charleston RiverDogs (23-21) lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats (30-14) 2-1
Despite 17 hits between the two teams, just three runs came across the plate, including the Gnats’ winning run on a late error from the RiverDogs. Cesar Vargas was the hard luck loser, earning the loss and a blown save despite not allowing an earned run. The error cost Jaron Long the victory after his strong start. Long threw 6.2 shutout innings, striking out 7. His season ERA is now down to 2.13. Shortstop Tyler Wade and right fielder Aaron Judge both went 2-for-4 for the RiverDogs last night. Unfortunately, they offense could not come together all at once.
The RiverDogs do not have a game during breakfast time, and will play the Sand Gnats again tonight at 7. Caleb Smith is hoping he will receive some run support this time around. He is 3-3 on the season despite a 0.70 ERA. He has 44 strikeouts in 38.1 innings on the year, and opposing batters are hitting .159 off him. Could a call to Trenton be coming?