Pretty quiet day on the farm as Trenton and Charleston both had scheduled days off. Scranton got pummeled by Durham.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Durham 15-2:
The RailRiders fell behind early when Rich Thompson scored on a sac fly by Vince Belnome in the first. Wil Myers doubled in Jason Bourgeois and the Bulls held a 2-0 lead. Ronnier Mustelier hit a solo shot to center field, putting Scranton on the board in the second, but Durham immediately added to their lead. A three run triple by Thompson in the bottom of the inning gave the Bulls a nice advantage. Thompson then scored on a wild pitch by Chase Whitley for a 6-1 Durham lead. The third inning was scoreless, but Durham added runs in the fourth through the seventh, taking a massive 15-1 lead. A solo homer by Melky Mesa gave the RailRiders another run, but it was far from enough as they fell 15-2.
Mesa went 1-4 with a homer. Mustelier went 2-4 with a double and a homer. Addison Maruszak went 2-4. Alberto Gonzalez had the only other Scranton hit of the day. Kelvin Perez gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks in just 1.1 innings. Whitley gave up no runs on no hits and two Ks, though he did have the wild pitch that resulted in a run. Mark Montgomery gave up three runs on three hits, two walks and a strikeout in two innings of work. Cody Eppley gave up five runs on three hits, three walks and no Ks in just 0.1 innings.
Tampa beat Palm Beach 6-4:
The Cardinals drew first blood when Anthony Garcia doubled in Nick Longmire for a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Robert Refsnyder drew a lead off walk in the bottom of the inning. Francisco Arcia singled to center, putting runners on the corners. A sac fly by Casey Stevenson plated Refsnyder, tying the game. The Yankees took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Refsnyder reached on an error and Arcia followed with a single. A fly out by Jackson Valera moved Refsnyder to third. Stevenson was hit by a pitch and Dan Fiorito singled to right, plating Refsnyder. A wild pitch allowed Arcia to score and an error put Jose Toussen on base. A double by Angelo Gumbs scored Stevenson and Fiorito for a 5-1 lead. Palm Beach answered with a couple runs in the top of the fifth. Once again, Refsnyder got the rally going with a single to right. He scored on a ground out by Cody Grice, putting the Yankees ahead 6-3. Palm Beach got one more run in the top of the sixth, but the Yankees held on for the 6-4 win.
Gumbs went 2-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Refsnyder went 1-3 with three runs scored. Arcia went 2-4 with a run scored. Fiorito went 1-2 with a run scored, a RBI and two walks. Mason Williams went 0-5, while Ben Gamel went 0-3. Bryan Mitchell threw six innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits, a walk and four Ks. Diego Moreno and Manny Barreda both threw hitless inning. Moreno allowed two walks in his inning of work, while Barreda struck out two in his two innings.