Empire State couldn’t score a run today, but the rest of the Yankees’ affiliates had no problem bringing runs home. The RiverDogs had their power locked in, knocking four homers as they destroyed Greenville. Tampa is tied 9-9 after twelve innings. I’ve had a long day, so I will update on that game in the morning – which means they will probably score as soon as I post this…
Empire State was blanked by Toledo 3-0:
The game was scoreless through six innings, but the Mud Hens found their bats in the seventh. Matt Young led off with a single and Brad Eldred doubled. Ryan Strieby drew a walk, loading the bases and Eric Patterson lined a single to right, plating Young and Eldred. A sac fly from Bryan Holaday plated Strieby, giving Toledo a 3-0 lead. The Yankees had a chance to chip away at the Mud Hens’ lead in the bottom of the inning, as Ronnier Mustelier drew a walk and Francisco Cervelli singled. Brandon Laird drew a walk to load the bases with just one out, but Colin Curtis hit into a double play. Empire State got two runners on in the ninth, but once again came up short, taking a 3-0 loss. Kevin Russo went 2-4 and Laird went 2-3. The Yankees actually had seven hits, but none were for extra bases. D.J. Mitchell went six innings and gave up three runs on five hits, a walk and seven Ks.
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