For the Tides, Jake Fox hit like it was March again, going 3-5 with 2 home runs. For the Yankees, there was much less to cheer about. Jesus Montero allowed a passed ball and had another error, third baseman Brandon Laird went 1-4 with a run scored but also struck out twice, and Mike Lamb, yes that Mike Lamb, went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Pitcher Greg Smith walked 6 batters and allowed 7 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings.
Manny Banuelos started for the Thunder tonight, and walked just one batter while striking out 7 and allowing 5 hits over 5 innings. He did allow a home run, however, something that’s been a bit of a problem for him this season. Offensively, Corban Joseph went 3-4 with a couple of doubles and an RBI, and Bradley Suttle went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
A bad night at the plate for the Yankees, who managed just 4 hits and 3 walks in total. Starting pitcher Jairo Heredia allowed 3 solo home runs in 6 innings to account for all of the scoring in this one.
Low-A Charleston was rained out
Last year’s 1st round pick Cito Culver had a big game, going 3-5 with a couple of doubles, an RBI, and 2 runs scored. Left-fielder Shane Brown entered the game hitting .407/.500/.593, and then went 4-5 with a home run. First baseman Reymond Nunez also went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Very poor run prevention in this one, as the two teams combined for 33 hits, 5 walks, and 6 errors in addition to the 20 runs. Joe West would not approve.
Dante Bichette Jr. played 3rd base, and went 1-3 with 2 walks, a run scored, and an RBI. Center-fielder Ravel Santana went 4-5 with a double and an RBI, and Tyler Austin and Isaias Tejad both hit home runs.
Santana went 1-4 with a home run, Austin played 3rd base and went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, and Jorge Alcantarra went 2-3 with a double.