The Yankees minor leaguers ended July on a positive note, with the exception of Empire State who took a tough loss to Pawtucket. Staten Island had the day off and the GCL Yankees game was postponed.
Empire State lost to Pawtucket 4-2:
The Red Sox held a 3-0 lead after two innings. Darnell McDonald hit a solo homer in the fifth, giving the Yankees their first run of the day. The Red Sox got the run back in the sixth on a RBI double by Andy LaRoche. Eduardo Nunez doubled in the eighth and moved to third when Jack Cust struck out by was safe at first on a passed ball. Another passed ball allowed Nunez to score, but it was not enough as the Yankees fell 4-2.
Chris Dickerson went 2-5 with a double, but he struck out three times. Nunez went 1-4 with a double and a run score, along with three Ks. Cust had a rough day, going 0-4 with four Ks. Ronnier Mustelier went 2-3 and was hit by a pitch. Ramon Ortiz gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits, to walks and two Ks.
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