Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 1-0:
The RailRiders had a chance early, as Corey Patterson singled to start the game and moved to second on a wild pitch. Unfortunately, he was caught stealing third before Fernando Martinez drove a double to left. The game stayed scoreless after three, but the Red Sox broke through in the fourth. With two outs, Xander Bogaerts drew a walk and moved to third on an error on David Huff’s attempt at a pickoff. A single by Ronald Bermudez was all Pawtucket needed as they scored the lone run of the day and held on to beat Scranton 1-0.
Patterson went 2-4 and was the only RailRider with more than one hit. Martinez went 1-4 and had a double, the only Scranton extra base hit. The other RailRider hits came from Randy Ruiz, Dan Johnson, Adonis Garcia and Josh Bell. David Huff threw five innings and gave up one run (unearned but the error was his) on four hits and two walks. He struck out four. Chase Whitley gave up a hit and a walk in two innings of work, while Josh Spence pitched a perfect eighth inning.
Trenton and Tampa were rained out.
Charleston lost to Rome 7-3:
The RiverDogs drew first blood, when Cito Culver hit a solo homer in the bottom of the first. Rome scored a pair of runs in the fourth, thanks to a single by Carlos Franco and a wild pitch by Evan Rutckyj, but Charleston got the runs right back. Culver lined a single to left while Greg Bird drove a double to right. A single by Dante Bichette scored Culver and Angelo Gumbs plated Bird for a 3-2 lead. Rome tied the game once again, as Felix Marte drew a walk and later came around on a sac bunt by Jose Peraza. Rome pulled ahead for good in the sixth, scoring a pair or run on s a single by Chris Edmondson. They added some insurance in the seventh and ninth, but they didn’t need them as Charleston struggled to string together some hits as the game ended 7-3.
Culver went 2-3 with two runs and a homer. Gumbs wetn 2-4 with a RBI. Bird went 1-4 with a double and a run scored, while Bichette and Danny Oh also went 1-4. Jackson Valera went 1-3 to round out the Charleston offense. Rutckyj threw five innings and gave up three runs on three hits and four walks, striking out five. Tyler Webb gave up two runs in his inning of work, allowing two hits and a walk. Zach Arneson gave up a run on one hit and a walk in his inning, striking out one. Phil Wetherell finished out the last two innings of the game, allowing one run on three hits and a walk. He struck out two.
Staten Island beat Brooklyn 8-7 (12 innings) in Game 1:
It was actually the second longest game yesterday in the NY Penn League, as Aberdeen and Hudson Valley went 13. Brooklyn scored first, plating a pair of runs in the second and in the third. The Yankees rallied in the top of the fifth, however. Isaias Tejeda started the inning with a solo homer. Bubba Jones lined a single to center and Michael O’Neill drew a two out walk. Brandon Thomas loaded the bases when he drew a free pass and Yeicok Calderon cleared the bases with a double to center. The game stayed tied through the seven, the usual end of MiLB games on days they play doubleheaders, sending it into extra innings. Calderon started the tenth with a solo homer, giving the Yankees their first lead of the day. Brooklyn got the run back in the bottom of the inning. The Yankees loaded the bases once again in the eleventh. O’Neill singled in one run and another scored on an error by the Brooklyn shortstop. Once again, Brooklyn tied the game in the bottom of the inning and they headed into the twelfth. This time it was Daniel Lopez’s turn to hit one out of the park and a clean innings by Charles Haslup secured the Yankees’ 8-7 extra innings victory. Calderon went 3-6 with a run scored, a double and a homer. He had five RBIs. Lopez went 2-5 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI. O’Neill went 2-6 with a run scored and a RBI.