Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Syracuse 7-1:
After three scoreless innings Syracuse broke through in the fourth on a solo homer by Danny Espinosa. The RailRiders had a chance to get the run back when David Adams tripled with two outs in the bottom of the inning, but Brent Lillibridge lined out to end the threat. The Chiefs wasted little time in lengthening their lead, plating five runs in fifth, thanks to a couple hit by pitches and a grand slam by Tyler Moore. A solo homer by Randy Ruiz in the sixth gave the RailRiders their first run of the night. Syracuse added one more run in the top of the ninth, but the RailRiders went down in order, taking the 7-1 loss.
Adonis Garcia went 2-4. Ruiz went 1-4 with a homer and two Ks. Fernando Martinez and Adams both went 1-4, while Lillibridge, Corey Patterson and Walter Ibarra went 1-3. Michael Pineda gave up six runs on four hits, a walk and five Ks over just 4.2 innings. Chase Whitley went 2.1 innings and gave up two hits, a walk and struck out two. Matt Daley and Mike Zagurski each pitched one inning. Daley walked one and struck out two. Zagurski allowed a run on two hits, two walks and three Ks.
Trenton lost to New Britain 2-0:
The Thunder got one runner on base in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning, but was unable to bring any of them home. They had another chance in the top of the seventh when Andrew Clark singled. With two outs, Jose Pirela singled and both runners moved over on a balk. Cody Grice was hit by a pitch, loading the bases, but Jeff Farnham struck out and the Thunder came up empty again. New Britain struck in the bottom of the inning, as Eddie Rosario hit a two-run single to left for the first runs of the game. Trailing in the top of the ninth, Carmen Angelini singled to center and moved to second on a wild pitch, but the next three batters went down in order and the Thunder fell 2-0.
Pirela went 2-4 and Slade Heathcott, Tyler Austin and Andrew Clark all went 1-4. Angelini and Farnham both went 1-3. No one had an extra base hit and only Angelini drew a walk. Mikey O’Brien made the start and gave up three hits over five innings, striking out two. Fred Lewis took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits, two walks and a strikeout in 2.2 innings. Aaron Dott got the final out of the game.
Tampa was rained out.
Charleston beat Greenville 3-1:
Dante Bichette got the RiverDogs started with a double in the second. A single by Aaron Gates scored him and Charleston had a 1-0 lead. They struck again in the third, as Jake Cave drew a walk and stole second. Greg Bird drew a walk and a single by Angelo Gumbs scored Cave for a 2-0 advantage. Greenville got one run in the top of the sixth, but Cave was hit by a pitch in the seventh and Cito Culver tripled him in. The RiverDogs had a chance to add to their lead when Gumbs started the eighth with a triple, but Bichette and Gates both struck out and Kelvin De Leon grounded out. The Drive went down in order and the RiverDogs took the 3-1 victory.
Gumbs went 2-4 with a triple and a RBI. Cave went 0-2, scoring twice, walking once and picking up a steal. Culver went 1-4 with a triple and a RBI. Bichette went 1-4 with a run scored and a double. Dan Camarena took the start and gave up a run on five hits, no walks and four Ks in six innings. John Brebbia threw one inning and gave up a hit, striking out one. Ben Paullus finished out the game, pitching two hitless innings.
Staten Island lost to Lowell 1-0 (10 innings):
The Yankees had a chance to score early, as Jose Rosario started the game with a single to center. A walk by Eric Jagielo put two runners on, but the Yankees couldn’t capitalize. Lowell got two runners on right away as well, but they also came up empty. Lowell threatened again in the second, but the game stayed scoreless. The game was still scoreless after nine innings, sending it into extras. Lowell started the bottom of the tenth with a double by Carlos Asuaje. A single by Manuel Margot put runners on the corners and a single by Aaron King plated Asuaje, handing the Yankees a 1-0 loss.
The Yankees only had three hits, as Rosario, Michael O’Neill and Kale Sumner each picked up a single. David Palladino scattered five hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out five. Cale Coshow allowed just two hits, walking a pair and striking out five in four innings. Dillon McNamara gave up one run on three hits and two walks in one inning.