Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 2-1:
Corey Patterson put the RailRiders up first, with a solo homer in Scranton’s first at bats of the day. Both teams struggled to get many runners on base, with both sides occasionally managing a walk, a single or even a hit by pitch, but rarely threatening. Cesar Cabral replaced Brett Marshall in the bottom of the eighth and sat down the side in order, but he struggled quickly in the ninth. Jeremy Hazelbaker worked a lead off walk and Jackie Bradley, Jr. lined a double to left. Brock Holt was hit by a pitch, loading the bases with no outs. Jim Miller replaced Cabral on the mound, but Ryan Lavarnway hit a sac fly to tie the game. Mark Hamilton followed by drilling a single to the outfield, scoring Bradley for a Red Sox walk off victory.
The RailRiders only managed three hits on the day. Corey Patterson went 2-4 with a homer and Addison Maruszak went 1-3. Brett Marshall was clearly the Scranton player of the game, going seven innings and only giving up two hits. He walked no one and picked up seven strikeouts. Cabral, on the other hand, gave up two runs on one hit, a walk and a strikeout in one inning. Miller gave up one hit and got one out.
Trenton lost to New Britain 5-3:
The Rock Cats drew first blood on a RBI single by Brad Boyer in the second. They took a 2-0 lead in the fourth and doubled their lead with two more runs in the top of the sixth. Trenton didn’t even get their first base runner until the fifth. They had a chance to score in the sixth, when Mason Williams and Ramon Flores hit back-to-back singles. Kyle Roller was hit by a pitch, loading the bases, but Carmen Angelini flew out to end the inning. Trenton finally got on the board in the bottom of the eighth. With two outs, Flores and Jose Pirela both drew walks. Roller singled in Flores and a double by Angelini plated two more runs, bringing the Thunder within one. New Britain got one run back in the ninth and Trenton went down in order, taking the 5-3 loss.
Williams went 1-4 and struck out three times. Angelini went 1-4 with a doubel and two RBIs. Flores went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk. Roller went 1-2 with a run scored, a RBI and a walk. The Rock Cats tapped eleven hits off of Shane Greene in his 5.1 innings, scoring four runs and walking twice. He did strike out six. Manny Barreda threw 2.2 hitless innings, striking out a pair and walking one. Francisco Rondon gave up one run on three hits and a walk. He struck out one.
Charleston beat Greenville 9-6:
Jake Cave got the day started with a double to left. He moved to third on a sac bunt by Jose Rosario and scored on a wild pitch. Greenville got the run back on a RBI double from Aneury Tavaraz.The Drive took the lead on a fielder’s choice in the second, but Charleston evened the game again in the fourth. Greg Bird doubled to left and scored on a double play ball by Dante Bichette. Daniel Aldrich lined a single to left in the fifth and moved to second on an error. A single from Fu-Lin Kuo put runners on the corners and Rosario hit a three run homer, for the 5-2 RiverDogs’ lead. Greenville got two runs back in the bottom of the inning, but Charleston put together another big inning in the sixth. Ericson Leonora grounded a single to center and Bichette knocked a homer to right center. Jackson Valera doubled and scored on a single by Aldrich, putting Charleston ahead 8-4. The Drive scored two more runs and the RiverDogs got some insurance on a homer by Jose Rosario in the seventh, taking the 9-6 win.
Rosario went 3-4 with two runs scored, two homers and four RBIs. Aldrich and Kuo both went 2-4 with a run scored. Aldrich had a RBI and a stolen base. Leonora went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Cave and Bird both went 1-5 with a run scored and a double. Bichette and Valera both went 1-4 with a run scored. Bichette had a homer and two RBIs, while Valera had a double. Reymond Nunez was the only RiverDog to come up empty at the plate. Dan Camarena gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk in 4.2 innings. He struck out seven. Kelvin Castro allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits in 2.1 innings, striking out three. John Brebbia allowed a pair of hits in his two innings, picking up two Ks.
Staten Island knocked around Vermont 9-0:
In the bottom of the third, Abiatal Avelino lined a single to center and Michael O’Neill drew a walk. Eric Jagielo connected with a homer to right for the 3-0 lead. Trent Garrison hit a solo homer in the fourth, giving Staten Island a 4-0 lead. The Yankees put together a big rally in the seventh, putting the game away. O’Neill started with a single and Jagielo doubled to left. Yeicok Calderon grounded a single to first, plating O’Neill. A single by Kale Sumner scored Jagielo and Garrison hit another homer, plating three more runs and giving the Yankees a 9-0 win over Vermont.
Jagielo went 2-5 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and three RBIs. Garrison went 2-4 with a pair of homers and four RBIs. Everyone else in the lineup had one hit, with Avelino, O’Neill, Calderon, Derek Toadvine, Bubba Jones and Daniel Lopez all going 1-4. Sumner went 1-3. Caleb Smith allowed one hit and two walks in four innings, striking out five. Philip Walby pitched three hitless innings, walking three and striking out five. Stefan Lopez pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two, while Andury Acevedo gave up one hit and struck out one in his inning of work.