Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 5-2:
The RailRiders struck first, as Derek Jeter doubled to left in the bottom of the first and scored on a double by Dan Johnson. Jackie Bradley, Jr. plated Corey Patterson on a sac fly in the third, tying the game. A solo homer by Brock Holt gave the Paw Sox a 2-1 lead. Pawtucket put together a nice rally in the fourth, ending with Scranton trailing 5-1. The RailRiders got one run back in the bottom of the fifth, as Jeter singled in Bobby Wilson, but it was the only offense they could manage, taking the 5-2 loss.
Jeter ended the day going 2-3 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. It being his first game back (again) he only played five innings. Brent Lillibridge, Dan Johnson and David Adams all went 1-4, while Adonis Garcia went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Graham Stoneburner lasted just 3.2 innings and gave up five runs (three earned) on six hits. He did not issue any walks and struck out five. Cesar Cabral pitched 1.1 innings and walked two. Same Demel and Matt Daley both threw two innings, allowing one hit apiece. Demel walked one and struck out one while Daley struck out three.
Trenton lost to Portland, 4-2
The Thunder scored first, as Ramon Flores drew a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Jose Pirela walked and Gary Sanchez moved Flores with a fly ball to enter. A passed ball allowed Flores to score, but Portland quickly got the run back when Michael Almanzar hit a solo homer to start the second. J.C LInares singled in Garin Cecchini in the third, giving Portland the 2-1 lead, but Trenton wasn’t going to disappear so easily. Kyle Roller drew a walk and Carmen Angelini singled. A walk to Yeral Sanchez loaded the bases and Jose Gil took a base on balls that pushed Roller across the plate, tying the game 2-2. Portland took the lead for good in the top of the sixth. Deven Marrero lined a single to right, scoring Shannon Wilkerson and they added another insurance run in the ninth when LInares drew a walk and moved all the way around on a couple wild pitches by Manny Barreda and a passed ball, as Portland defeated Trenton 4-2.
The Thunder drew an impressive ten walks, but they weren’t able to do much with their bats. Mason Williams went 1-4 with a double and Angelini, Gil and Reegie Corona all went 1-3. Gil had the Thunder’s lone RBI. Flores went 0-2 with a run scored and three walks. He has twelve walks in his last ten games and 71 overall. Sanchez allowed a couple passed balls and went 0-3 with a walk. Nik Turley drew the start and went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and four walks. He struck out four. Pat Venditte struck out one batter in his 1.1 innings and Diego Moreno allowed one hit and one walk in his 0.2 innings of work, striking out one. Barreda gave up one run on no hits and three walks in his 1.1 innings on the mound, striking out three.
Tampa was rained out.
Charleston beat West Virginia 5-4:
Charleston needed a couple late inning rallies to take the victory on Thursday, as the Power drew first blood when Raul Fortunato doubled in Dilson Herrera in the top of the fourth. They added three more runs in the top of the seventh for the 4-0 lead. The RiverDogs finally scored in the bottom of the eighth. Jake Cave started the inning by lining a double to left and scored on a wild pitch by Thomas Harlan. Greg Bird knocked a double to right and Ericson Leonora hit a two-run homer, as Charleston found themselves within one run of West Virginia. Jackson Valera started the ninth with a walk. Danny Oh took a free pass as well and Ty Afenir laid down a sac bunt. A double by Cave brought in Valera and Oh, giving Charleston the 5-4 walk-off win.
Cave went 2-4 with a run scored, a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Bird went 1-4 with a run scored and a double, while Leonora went 1-3 with a homer and two RBIs. Valera went 1-2 and took a pair of walks. Eric Wooten threw six innings and gave up four runs (one earned) on seven hits, a walk and four Ks. Adam Smith went three innings, scattering two hits and a walk, while striking out two.
Staten Island beat Brooklyn 7-1:
The Cyclones started the game with a solo homer by Jonathan Clark, but the Yankees quickly got the run back. Yeicok Calderon doubled in the top of the second and scored on a single by Derek Toadvine to tie the game. Once again, Calderon started the fourth with a double, this time scoring when Isaias Tejeda hit a sac fly to left. Abiatal Avelino singled in Brandon Thomas in the sixth, putting the Yankees up 3-1. A solo homer by Eric Jagielo in the seventh gave Staten Island a little more breathing room and they put the game away in the ninth. Avelino was hit by a pitch and Michael O’Neill drew a walk. Jagielo tripled them both in and scored on a single by Mike Ford for the 7-1 victory.
Jagielo went 3-5 with two runs scored, a triple, a homer and three RBIs. Calderon also went 3-5 with two runs scored and a pair of doubles. Avelino went 2-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Ford and Thomas both went 1-5, while Bubba Jones and Toadvine both went 1-4. Rookie Davis threw four innings with five hits, a run and three Ks. Andrew Benak allowed just one hit in four innings, striking out four. Andury Acevedo allowed two hits in one innings, striking out one.