Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Lehigh Valley 8-2:
The IronPigs scored first, as Pete Orr started the bottom of the first with a double to center and scored on a sac fly by Steve Susdorf. A RBI double by Tyler Henson in the fourth and a RBI single by Susdorf in the fifth put Lehigh Valley in front 3-0. The RailRiders broke through in the top of the sixth. Melky Mesa hit a two out single and Dan Johnson drew a walk. A single by Ronnier Mustelier plated Mesa and Adonis Garcia singled in Johnson, cutting the Lehigh Valley lead to one run. Brent Lillibridge flew out to end the rally and the IronPigs managed to get the two runs back in the bottom of the inning on a double by Leandro Castro. They added three more runs in the eighth, while the RailRiders failed to put up much of a fight, falling 8-2.
Mustelier went 2-4 with a RBI. Corey Patterson, Garcia, Lillibridge and Mesa all went 1-4, while Johnson went 1-2 with a pair of walks. Chris Bootcheck gave up five runs on nine hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out four. Matt Daley finished up the game, allowing three runs on four hits and two Ks.
Trenton beat New Britain 10-3:
The game was scoreless after four innings, but the Rock Cats drew first blood in the bottom of the fifth. Kyle Knudson and Danny Santana hit back-to-back singles and Eddie Rosario doubled them in for the 2-0 lead. New Britain held onto the lead until the top of the seventh, when the Thunder finally struck. Yeral Sanchez started the inning with a single and Reegie Corona drew a walk. Mason Williams laid down a sac bunt, moving the runners over and Ramon Flores grounded out. Gary Sanchez drew a walk, loading the bases and Kyle Roller singled in the first Trenton run of the day. A single by Jose Pirela scored two more runs and a single by Carmen Angelini gave Trenton a 4-2 advantage. A wild pitch and a RBI single by Pirela gave Trenton two more runs. New Britain plated another run after Santana started the eighth with a triple, but Trenton put the game out of reach with four more runs in the top of the ninth, giving them a 10-3 win.
Pirela had a great day at the plate, going 5-5 with a double, four RBIs and a stolen base. Corona, Gary Sanchez and Roller all went 2-4. Gary Sanchez scored twice, walked twice and had a RBI, while Roller scored once and had two RBIs. Corona scored three times and had one RBI. Angelini and Yeral Sanchez both went 2-5, while Williams went 1-5 with a double, a RBI and a run scored.
Tampa had the day off.
Charleston lost to Rome 5-3:
The RiverDogs scored first, as Jake Cave started the game with a single to left and stole second. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Dante Bichette. They held onto the slim lead until Rome strung together some hits in the bottom of the third. Daniel Carroll singled and moved to third on an error by Brett Gerritse. A double by Ross Heffley tied the game, but Rome was far from over, plating four more runs and taking a 5-1 lead. Jackson Valera started the sixth with a single to right. Greg Bird drew a walk and Valera scored on a single by Bichette. Trailing by three in the ninth, the RiverDogs tried to rally. Danny Oh hit a single with one out and Jose Rosario followed with the same. Cave drew a walk, loading the bases and Valera plated Oh with a sac fly. Unfortunately, Bird struck out, ending the game and giving the Braves a 5-3 win.
Cave, Oh and Valera all went 1-4 with a run scored. Bird went 0-1, but drew four walks. Bichette went 2-4 with a RBI. Jose Rosario also went 2-4. Gerritse gave up five runs on six hits, one walk and four Ks in five innings. Adam Smith kept Rome hitless over two innings, while James Pazos allowed a pair of hits in his inning of work.
Staten Island lost to Brooklyn 3-2 in Game 1:
Edward Rohan started the Brooklyn offense, doubling to right and scoring on a ground out later in the third. Alex Sanchez drew a walk in the fourth and scored on a single by Patrick Biondi, putting Brooklyn in front 2-0. Staten Island finally got on the board in the top of the sixth. Isaias Tejeda doubled, with two outs, and scored on a single by Abiatal Avelino. Brooklyn got the run back in the bottom of the sixth and Staten Island trailed by two entering their last at bats. Eric Jagielo singled to jump start the offense. Mike Ford drew a walk, but Brandon Thomas hit into a double play. Kale Sumner and Daniel Lopez both drew walks and Tejeda singled in Ford. Sumner tried to tie the game, but was thrown out at the plate, ending the game with a 3-2 loss.
Avelino went 2-4 with a RBI, while Tejeda went 2-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Michael O’Neill and Thomas both went 1-4. Jagielo and Sumner both went 1-3. Giovanny Gallegos threw four innings and gave up two runs on five hits, three walks and two Ks. Andrew Benak allowed one unearned run over two innings on one hit and a walk. He also struck out two.
Staten Island beat Brooklyn 5-2:
Once again, Brooklyn took the early lead, plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the second. This time, however, the Yankees wasted little time in claiming a lead of their own. Trent Garrison started the inning with a walk and Hector Crespo singled to center. A bunt by Avelino led to Garrison being throw out at third and O’Neill struck out. Yeicok Claderon lined a single to right, plating the Yankees’ first run and Ford doubled in two more runs for the 3-2 advantage. Staten Island got a couple insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Garrison lined a single to right, but was thrown out on a grounder by Crespo. Avelino and O’Neill both walked, loading the bases. Calderon drew a free pass, forcing Crespo across the plate and a sac fly by Ford scored Avelino for a 5-2 Yankee win.
Avelino went 0-3, but scored twice. Calderon went 2-3 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs. Ford went 1-2 with a double and three RBIs. Crespo went 1-3 with two runs scored. Cale Coshow gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out two. Sam Agnew-Wieland struck out eight in only three innings, keeping the Cyclones hitless and walking one. Stefan Lopez finished the game with a hitless inning of work, striking out two.