Yankees’ MLR: Pineda Returns; Mixed Day For The Baby Bombers


It was an up and down day for the Yankees’ minor league affiliates. They lost three of the five games played. On a good note, Michael Pineda made a rehab start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Here’s how the rest of Sunday played out.


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (57-58) defeat Syracuse Chiefs (63-51) 3-1

Pineda made his return Sunday, going 3 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and no runs. He struck out four and issued one base-on-balls. Pineda threw fifty-eight pitches. It was a nice return for the big righty, as he looks to come back from a shoulder injury. Kyle Roller hit his 12th home run for SWB.

The RailRiders visit the Chiefs again Monday. No starters have been announced for the 7:05 p.m. first pitch.



Trenton Thunder (56-60) lose to Portland SeaDogs (72-44) 4-1

Jairo Heredia got the start for Trenton and pitched well. He went four innings, allowing just one run. Heredia struck out six and allowed three hits. The only run scored by the Thunder came on Dan Fiorito‘s 4th homer. Trenton is off Monday.



High A

Tampa Yankees (54-59) lose to Jupiter Hammerheads (41-70) 9-1

Jupiter got to Caleb Smith Sunday. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) in 3 1/3 innings. Jacob Lindgren pitched the seventh inning and recorded his second four-strikeout inning this season. Aaron Judge hit his fifth homer for Tampa, driving in the team’s only run. Brett Gerritse will make the 6:35 p.m. first pitch Monday when the Yankees visit Jupiter.


Low A

Charleston RiverDogs (55-57) defeat Hagerstown Suns (71-42) 8-1

Rookie Davis made the start for the RiverDogs and was impressive. Davis allowed one run in six innings and struck out six. Charleston’s offense came to play as well. Mike Ford led the charge for the RiverDogs with a three-run homer in the third. He finished with four RBI. Andy Beresford will be on the mound Monday, when Charleston visits the Savannah Sand Gnats. First pitch is 5:35 p.m.



Staten Island Yankees (24-26) lose to Auburn Doubledays (22-27) 5-4

Jordan Montgomery started and allowed one run in two innings. Three of the four relievers also allowed at least one run. Austin Aune hit his second home run, and Luis Torrens doubled and drove in a pair. The Yankees will be back at it early Monday, when they host Auburn at 11:00 a.m.. No starter has been announced.