Yankees’ MiLB Roundup for June 9th: Shawn Kelley and Francisco Cervelli Close to Return
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Monday night was a step in the right direction for the Baby Bombers. After being kept out of the win column Sunday, the farm system went 2-1 on the evening. Here’s how it went down in today’s Yankees’ MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (32-31) defeated the Toldeo Mud Hens (30-35) 7-4.
The RailRiders started the week off right with a win. Shawn Kelley continued his rehab, starting the game and going one shutout inning. It took him 16 pitches, 11 of which were strikes, to get through his four batters. He should be returning to the Bronx any day now. Joel De La Cruz didn’t have it tonight, allowing four runs, only two of which were earned, yet was still able to pick up the win. Robert Coello struck out two in a scoreless ninth to pick up his third save. C Francisco Cervelli continued his comeback, going 0-for-4 on the night, but finishing the game unscathed. 3B Scott Sizemore lead the attack with a three-run home run. SS Zelous Wheeler joined in the hit parade, going 2-for-4 with two RBI. DH Austin Romine blasted his third home run on the season in the victory. Shane Greene hopes to improve on his astronomical ERA (6.57), and get his fourth win of the season Tuesday evening in the series finale at PNC Field. Game time is 7:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (33-31) were idle.
A day off was what the Thunder needed, after closing out last week by losing four of their last five games. Bryan Mitchell will go for his second win of the season Tuesday night, kicking off a three game series at Arm & Hammer Park against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Game time is slated for 7:05 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (30-34) lost to the Brevard County Manatees (33-29) 3-0.
The T-Yanks got shut out for the fourth time in June. In case you need to be reminded, there have only been nine days thus far and that is rather embarrassing. Dan Carmena dropped to 4-4 on the season, despite a very strong performance. He went six innings allowing three hits, three walks, and just one run while striking out seven. Tampa mustered six hits on the evening. CF Jake Cave and SS Cito Culver accounted for more than half of them picking up two hits each. Miguel Sulbaran gets the ball in the series opener against the Clearwater Threshers. First pitch is 6:35 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (29-35) defeated the Greenville Drive (30-33) 6-2.
Luis Severino didn’t have his best stuff, but he had enough to pick up the win. Severino hurled 5.1 innings of two-run ball, striking out six and walking three. The bats were alive for the RiverDogs Monday night, accumulating 12 hits. CF Dustin Fowler led the way, going 3-for-4, with a home run. RF Aaron Judge continued to be the top Dog going 2-for-4, with another RBI. 1B Reymond Nunez blasted his first home runoff the season going 2-for-4 on the night. Ian Clarkin takes the mound in game two of the series Tuesday evening. Tune in at 7:05 PM for the first pitch.