Charleston took a 1-0 win over Rome:
Unlike the lopsided game in Syracuse, the Yankees Low-A team played a close game this afternoon. The first seventeen batters of the day went down in order, before Charleston’s catcher, Francisco Arcia, drew a walk in the third. Rome picked up the first hit in the top of the fourth when Elmer Reyes singled to left, but Arcia caught him stealing to end the inning. The RiverDogs threatened in the bottom of the fourth, with Cito Culver taking a leadoff walk and Dante Bichette lining a single to center. Unfortunately, Gary Sanchez grounded into a double play and the RiverDogs were unable to capitalize. With the game still scoreless in the seventh, Charleston finally got a break. Ben Gamel reached on an error by Reyes and moved to third on a single by Casey Stevenson. Anderson Feliz grounded out to short, but Gamel scored giving the RiverDogs a 1-0 lead. They almost picked up an insurance run in the eighth, as Mason Williams led off with a bunt single and stole second. Bichette grounded a single to center, but Williams was thrown out at home. Charleston held on, however, and picked up their third straight win to start the season. Bichette went 2-4 and Stevenson went 2-3 with a double. Williams had the only other hit of the day for Charleston. Bryan Mitchell got the start, going six strong innings where he allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out six. Fred Lewis pitched a scoreless seventh, picking up the win.
Some Minor League Notes of Interest:
- As Brien posted earlier, Justin Maxwell was picked up by the Astros. Meanwhile, the Astros released former Yankee Lance Pendleton.
- Andy Pettitte watch continues tomorrow, as the unretired hurler will make his second game appearance since resigning with the Yankees. He will start Monday when the Tampa Yankees go to Clearwater to play the Threshers.
- The Yankees resigned Grant Duff and placed him and Tim Norton on the 60-day DL.