Only two games for the Yankees minor league system yesterday, as Trenton and Tampa both had off days. Unfortunately, it seemed like Scranton and Charleston were having off-days as well, each taking a loss as they failed to put up much in the way of offense.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Columbus 4-1:
Columbus drew first blood, as Mike McDade started the third with a double. Chien-Ming Wang got the next two batters out, but an error by Gil Velazquez let Tim Fedroff score and a single brought McDade home. Wang walked Jeremy Hermida, loading the bases and a wild pitch scored Fedroff, giving the Clippers a 2-0 lead. Velazquez and Corban Joseph had back-to-back singles in the fifth, but the RailRiders couldn’t bring either of them home. Fedroff had a RBI single in the seventh and Columbus got another run in the eighth for an 4-0 lead. Scranton finally got on the board in the bottom of the ninth when Austin Romine hit a solo homer to start the inning. Scranton made two quick outs, but Addison Maruszak drew a walk and Velazquez singled, giving them some life. Unfortuantely, Joseph flew out to end the game, with the RailRiders coming up short 4-1.
David Adams went 2-3 with a walk. Velazquez went 2-4 with an error. Joseph went 1-5 and Romine went 1-4 with the RailRiders’ lone extra base hit of the day. Wang gave up three runs (one earned) over 6.2 innings, on four hits and two walks. He struck out two. Juan Cedeno gave up one unearned run in 2.1 innings on two hits, three walks and one K.
Charleston lost to West Virginia 7-0:
It was a tough day for Daniel Camarena, who escaped the first inning with just a single by Josh Bell, but got pummeled in the second. Eric Wood and Wyatt Mathisen started off with back-to-back singles. With the bases loaded, an error by Francisco Rosario scored two runs, giving West Virginia the lead. A balk by Camarena plated another run and Dilson Herrera knocked a two-run triple to center, scoring on a sac fly. The Power had a 6-0 lead by the end of the inning and the RiverDogs found themselves with a lot of work to do. Max Moroff hit a solo shot in the third, putting West Virginia up 7-0. Charleston had a couple chances to make a run at the Power. In the fifth, Yeicok Calderon drew a walk and Reymond Nunez singled, putting two on with one out. Jake Cave started the sixth with a single and Gregory Bird was hit by a pitch, but Dante Bichette and Kelvin De Leon both struck out, ending the threat. A couple hit by pitches and a walk loaded the bases in the seventh, but this time Cito Culver struck out to end the inning. In the end, the RiverDogs couldn’t get anyone home, and West Virginia won 7-0.
Culver was the only Charleston player to get multiple hits, going 2-4. Nunez went 1-2 with a walk, while Bird went 1-3 and Cave went 1-4. Camarena gave up seven runs (five earned) over five innings. He gave up six hits, but didn’t walk anyone and struck out seven. Alex Smith and Ben Paullus both pitched a pair of scoreless innings. Smith gave up one hit, while Paullus allowed three and walked one.