No one in the Yankees lineup had more than one hit, while Curtis, Cust and Laird went hitless. Cust did score and drew three walks. Dellin Betances had a decent outing, going six innings and giving up two runs on four hits, four walks and four strikeouts. Juan Cedeno pitched a hitless inning of relief, allowing one walk. Meanwhile, Empire State’s newest member, Ryota Igarashi picked up his first save, throwing two scoreless innings and giving up two hits while striking out four.
Trenton beat Erie 4-3 in Game 1:
Erie broke through first, as Wade Gaynor singled in the second and Tony Plagman doubled. Brandon Douglas singled in Gaynor and Bryan Pounds plated Plagman. Douglas scored on a sac fly and the SeaWolves had a 3-0 lead. Addison Maruszak hit a ground rule double in the third, scoring on Abraham Almonte’s double. David Adams was hit by a pitch to start the fourth, scoring on a double by Zoilo Almonte. Zoilo scored when Luke Murton singled him in, tying the game at 3-3 before weather suspended the match until this afternoon. The game stayed knotted up through seven innings, but Trenton broke through in the bottom of the eighth. Cody Johnson ripped a solo homer to right center, and that was just what the Thunder needed to take away a victory. Zoilo went 2-4 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. Johnson was 1-4 with the game winning homer. Abraham went 1-3 with a double, a RBI and a stolen base. Adam Miller made the start, going 4.2 innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits, one walk and four Ks.
Trenton beat Erie 3-2:
Yadil Mujica led off the third by getting hit by a pitch. He moved over on a sac bunt and then got to third on a balk. A fielder’s choice hit by Abraham Almonte plated Mojica. Erie tied the game in the fifth, as Michael Rockett got a lead-off walk. Niuman Romero singled him over and an error by Kevin Mahoney put Rockett on third. Brandon Douglas singled him in and the SeaWolves had their first run. Maruszak wasted no time putting Trenton back in front, hitting a solo homer to left in the bottom of the fifth. Erie knotted up the score again in the sixth, but this time Mahoney went yard, giving the Thunder a 3-2 lead they held onto for the win. Trenton’s runs came on just three hits, while Erie actually had six hits in the seven inning game. Mahoney went 2-3 with a homer. Maruszak is 1-2 with a homer. Shaeffer Hall threw five innings and allowed just one run on five hit, three walks and five strikeouts.
Tampa lost to Clearwater 5-4:
After two scoreless innings, Tampa put together a rally in the bottom of the third. Jose Mojica singled to center and Ramon Flores followed with a single of his own. J.R. Murphy drew a walk and Rob Segedin singled in Mojica and Flores. A sac fly from Kelvin Castro plated Murphy and the Yankees had a 3-0 lead. Clearwater got their first run in the fourth inning, but the Yankees held onto the 3-1 lead through the next couple innings. Then in the top of the eighth, the Threshers put together a rally. Cameron Rupp homered to start the inning and Peter Lavin singled. D’Arby Myers doubled, plating Lavin and Cody Asche singled in Myers. Asche stole second and scored on Jim Murphy’s single, giving the Threshers a 5-3 lead. Eduardo Sosa worked a walk to start the ninth and scored on a double from Mojica, but the Yankees couldn’t get another run, taking a 5-4 loss. Neil Medchill went 2-3, as did Mojica who had a run scored, a double and a RBI. Matt Tracy went six innings and allowed just one run on four hits, a walk and five strikeouts. Branden Pinder got the blown save and loss, going 1.2 innings and giving up three runs on four hits, no walks and a strikeout.
Charleston stomped Asheville 19-6 in Game 1:
Last night, Charleston got off to a quick start as Cito Culver, Dante Bichette and Tyer Austin hit back-to-back singles, plating Culver for the first run of the game. Gary Sanchez followed with an RBI double and Ben Gamel singled in Austin. An error allowed Sanchez to score and Kelvin De Leon plated Gamel and Casey Stevenson with a double to left, giving the RiverDogs six runs before the Tourists even picked up their bats. Trevor Story and Samuel Mende hit back-to-back doubles, putting Asheville on the board. A wild pitch allowed another run home and the score was 6-2. Stevenson doubled in the top of the third and scored on De Leon’s sac fly, but Asheville got the run back in the bottom of the inning on a solo homer from Story, before the game was suspended until this afternoon.
Asheville was the first to score today, as they plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth, giving Charleston a 7-6 lead. The RiverDogs started to put the game away, however, in the eighth. Ali Castillo singled and Mason Williams drew a walk. Culver singled, loading the bases. Austin walked, plating Castillo and Sanchez knocked a grand slam to center. Stevenson followed with a solo homer and the RiverDogs took a 14-6 lead. They didn’t let up in the ninth, as Castillo, Culver and Austin singled. Sanchez doubled in Castillo and Culver and Angelo Gumbs followed with a three-run homer for a 19-5 victory.
Culver went 3-6 with three runs scored. Austin was 5-5 with four runs scored, a double, a triple, two RBIs and a stolen base. Sanchez was 3-5 with three runs scored, two doubles, a homer and seven RBIs. Mason Williams was the only RiverDog who did not get a hit. He went 0-5 and scored one run and had a walk.
Charleston dropped Game 2 10-5 (seven innings):
The RiverDogs scored first, as Castillo ripped a solo homer to left in the third. They added three more runs in the fourth, as Gumbs hit a two-out double and scored on Reymond Nunez’s single. Francisco Arcia drew a walk and Castillo tripled them both in for a 4-0 lead. Unfortunately, the lead did not last long as Asheville knocked in eight runs in the bottom of the fourth. They added two more in the fifth. Angelo Gumbs hit a solo homer in the sixth, but that was it as Charleston dropped the second game of the day 10-5. Gumbs was 2-3 with two runs scored, a double and a homer. Nunez and Castillo also went 2-3, each scoring a run. Castillo had a triple and a homer and three RBIs. Evan Rutckyj got the start and gave up six runs on four hits, three walks and five Ks in 3.2 innings.