Yankees MiLB Roundup for June 4th: Tampa Yanks Comeback Kids
The Yankees are searching for another position, such as first or third base, for Peter O’Brien, who is blocked by Gary Sanchez at catcher.
The Yankees junior circuit had a tough day getting over the hump on Wednesday. The Baby Bombers went a dismal 1-3 on the day, but at least the one win was in dramatic comeback form. Here’s how it all went down in today’s Yankees MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (29-29) lost to the Norfolk Tides (25-35) 14-7.
The RailRiders were out of this one by the end of the first inning. Joel De La Cruz got tagged for four runs in the top of the first en route to his fourth loss on the season. He was the victim of some sloppy play as only three of the seven runs allowed in his 3.2 innings were earned. Jairo Heredia struggles mightily in his second appearance since being promoted allowing five runs in just 2/3 of an inning. Danny Burawa again struggled with his control walking two batters and allowing two runs of his own. 2B Jose Pirela continued his hot hitting although his error proved costly. Still, he went 3-for-5 on the night with an RBI. DH Kyle Roller belted his fourth home run as a RailRider driving in three runs. Shane Greene gets the call Thursday. First pitch is at 7:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (32-28) lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels (31-25) 6-4.
Bryan Mitchell got banged around in his four innings of work (6 hits, two runs, four strikeouts) but was able to keep the Thunder in the game. Inevitably, Tyler Webb came on and blew the game in the six on his way to his third loss of the season. This may come as a surprise but RF Peter O’Brien belted yet another home run, his 11th on the Thunder and 21st on the season. Tyler Austin chipped in with his second home run of the year. Jeremy Bleich (4-4) will get the ball Thursday in the series’ finale. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (29-30) beat the Charlotte Stone Crabs (28-29) 7-6.
Dan Carmena wasn’t at his best Wednesday as he got lit up for five runs over his 5.2 innings of work. Alex Smith and Nick Rumbelow came on to limit the damage, allowing one run combined and striking out four over their 3.1 innings of work. It set the stage for an exciting finish. Down 5-2 in the eight inning, the T-Yanks cut the lead to one in the bottom half of the eight. Rumbelow allowed a run in the top of the ninth, but a three run rally in the home half of the final inning sealed the deal. CF Jake Cave, SS Cito Culver, and DH Greg Bird led the way with three hits each, but it was 1B Zach Wilson and his three RBI that played hero on the evening. Miguel Sulbaran takes the mound Thursday night at 7:00 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (27-32) lost to the Hickory CrawDads (31-27) 3-1.
It’s getting ugly in Carolina. The RiverDogs dropped their eighth straight Wednesday afternoon at Hickory. Luis Severino pitched well over his first four innings bot got tagged for the deciding two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Overall, it wasn’t a terrible outing (six innings, three runs, four strikeouts, and one walk) but he just didn’t get any run support. SS Tyler Wade was 2-for-4 on the day and scored the RiverDogs lone run when RF Aaron Judge drove him in in the top of the first. Tomorrow’s pitcher in the series opener against the Savannah Sand Gnats has yet to be determined. Game time is 7:05 PM.