Banuelos only last two innings and has pitched just 5.1 innings in his two starts this season. He gave up two runs on three hits and six walks. Pat Venditte pitched a scoreless, hitless inning of relif and Manny Delcarmen threw three scoreless, hitless innings and picked up the win. Dewayne Wise went 1-4 with two runs scored and a double. Brandon Laird went 1-3 with a run scored, a double, two walks and two RBIs. Jack Cust went 2-5 with a run scored and a RBI.
Trenton lost to Akron 6-1:
Trenton was unable to recover from a tough second inning, as Akron started with a pair of singles and the runners advanced on a throwing error by Dan Brewer. Kyle Bellows homered to left before another pair of singles had the Aeros threatening again, along with a wild pitch. Akron took a 4-0 lead and added two more runs while the Thunder continued to struggle on offense. Walter Ibarra doubled with one out in the eighth, scoring on a single from Ronnier Mustelier, but that was all Trenton could manage as they took a 6-1 loss. Kevin Mahoney, who was just called up to Trenton, had a good first game going 2-4. Ibarra went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. The Almontes were both silent, as Abraham went 0-4 and Zoilo went 0-3 with three Ks. Brett Marshall had a tough outing, throwing just 4.1 innings in his start, and giving up five runs on nine hits, two walks and five Ks.
Tampa pulled off a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Daytona:
The Yankees got on the board quickly, as Eduardo Sosa singled to start the bottom of the first and scored on a RBI single by Kyle Roller. JR Murphy knocked a RBI single to left, giving Tampa a 2-0 lead, but it was short-lived. The Cubs used back-to-back singles, an error and another pair of singles to take a 3-2 edge in the second. Daytona added another run in the fifth for a 4-2 lead. Murphy hit a solo homer in the sixth, putting the Yankees back by a run. He then led off the eighth inning with a triple to right. Neil Medchill hit a sac fly to center, tying the game. Jose Mojica singled to short and Sosa doubled him in as the Yankees took back the lead. Rigoberto Arrebato came in to close the game and issued a one out walk. He got Nelson Perez to pop out, but issued another walk before striking out Richard Jones for the 5-4 victory. Murphy had a great game, going 3-4 with two runs scored, a triple, a homer and two RBIs. Jose Mojica went 3-3 with a run scored. Kramer Sneed threw 2.2 innings of one hit baseball in relief. He walked two, but struck out three. Walks were the Yankees’ pitchers’ problem, as they issued 8 bases on balls, while the Cubs only allowed one.
Charleston beat up on Rome, winning 9-3:
Benjamin Gamel started the second inning with a single to center. He worked his way to third on a pair of groundouts and scored on a single from Anderson Feliz, giving Charleston an early lead. In the third, Mason Williams singled to left and Cito Culver was hit by a pitch. Williams stole third and scored on a single from Dante Bichette. The RiverDogs started to pull away in the fourth, as Angelo Gumbs and Reymond Nunez both singled. Gumbs scored on a wild pitch and Feliz drove a double that plated Nunez. Williams singled to right, scoring Feliz to give Charleston a 5-0 lead. Rome finally found their offense in the fourth, as Kyle Kubitza hit and inside-the-park-home run to start the half inning. A pair of doubles led to another run and the score was 5-2. Rome would add another run, but that was the only threat they could muster as the RiverDogs took a strong 9-3 victory.
Bichette had another great game, going 3-4 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI. Feliz also continues to impress, going 2-4 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs. He is hitting .381 so far this season. Tyler Austin went 2-5 with two homers and three RBIs. Meanwhile, Cito Culver was the only RiverDog without a hit, going 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He has been very cold so far, hitting just .045 over five games. Caleb Cotham got the win, throwing five innings and giving up just two runs on six hits.