Triple-A Scranton lost to Norfolk 2-1
Ryan Adams had the walk-off hit for the Tides, and went 3-for-4 with two doubles including the walk-off. Greg Golson and Jordan Parraz were the offensive standouts for the Yankees; Golson went 3-for-4 and Parraz went 2-for-4, and they both threw runners out at the plate. Parraz hit a home run, and Golson was picked off second. Lance Pendleton threw four innings of six-hit, no-run ball, with a walk and a strikeout; George Kontos threw two innings of one-hit, no-run ball with a walk and a strikeout; and Josh Schmidt threw 2.1 innings, giving up four hits, one run, and striking out two.
Double-A Trenton beat New Hampshire 3-2
Of course, the important story here is Phil Hughes’ rehab, and he was impressive. His line: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER (an inherited runner), 2 BB, 8 K, with 88 pitches, 61 for strikes. His velocity was also reportedly very good. Mike Ashmore has all the details and video. Ray Kruml went 3-for-4 with a triple, and Austin Romine and Rob Lyerly went 2-for-4, Lyerly with a home run. Romine also threw out a runner attempting to steal second.
High-A Tampa beat Daytona 10-3
The recently promoted Slade Heathcott hit a home run in his first at-bat with Tampa, and went 3-for-5 overall. Lots of offense here. Zolio Almonte went 3-for-4 with a home run, and Walt Ibarra went 2-for-5 with a triple. Kyle Roller, JR Murphy, and Tyler Grote were all 1-for-4 with a walk. Brett Marshall had a nice outing, as well – five innings of three-hit, no-run ball, with seven strikeouts and two walks. Kramer Sneed gave up three runs on four hits over 1.2 innings in his Tampa debut, and Ronny Marte struck out three and gave up one hit and no runs over 2.1 innings.
Low-A Charleston played a doubleheader to make up for the rainout yesterday, both seven inning games.
They lost the first game 2-1.
Not much notable here, Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a home run and a strikeout. Eduardo Sosa, Ramon Flores, and Kelvin DeLeon were also all 1-for-3, and Sosa was hit by a pitch as well. Zach Nuding threw five innings of five-hit, two-run ball with five strikeouts and two walks, and Aaron Dott struck out two in a scoreless inning.
…and won the second game 9-2.
Lots of offense here, obviously. Jeff Farnham was the offensive star, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk and driving in four runs. Kyle Higashioka and Mike Ferraro also went 2-for-3; Ferraro walked and Higashioka doubled. Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4, Ramon Flores went 2-for-5 with a double, and Kevin Mahoney was 2-for-4. Steve Evarts, making just his second start in three years, threw four innings of eight-hit, two-run ball with three walks and seven strikeouts. Manny Bareda and Tommy Kahnle threw one and two innings, respectively, of no-run ball with two strikeouts each.
Short Season Staten Island beat Aberdeen 9-1
Angelo Gumbs was the offensive star here, going 3-for-5 with two home runs and a double. Mason Williams and Cito Culver had rough days, both going 0-for-4 with Williams striking out four times and Culver making an error, though they both walked.
The GCL Yankees beat the GCL Pirates 8-7.
This was not close until the GCL Yankees gave up five runs in the top of the ninth, but they held on for the win. David Adams went 1-for-2 with a double, Yeicock Calderon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a caught stealing, and Claudio Custudio was 1-for-3 with two walks. Catcher Isaias Tejeda was 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks, but also had a throwing error and a passed ball. Graham Stoneburner threw three innings of two-hit, one-run ball with a walk and four strikeouts, and Evan Rutckyj gave up four hits and a run in 4.1 innings, along with three strikeouts and a walk. George Isabel and Leonel Vinas contributed ineffective relief – Isabel gave up four runs in 0.2 innings and Vinas faced one batter, the 3-for-4 Alen Hanson, who hit a grand slam – but Cory Cowsert closed the game out, throwing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.