It was a great day for the Yankees' farm system. Scranton, Trenton and Tampa all showed some big offense on Monday night, picking up victories. Charleston had the day off. In other minor league news, Vidal Nuno picked up International League Pitcher of the Week honors - the first RailRider to take the award. He went 2-0 with a 0.77 ERA and striking out fourteen over two starts. Meanwhile, Kyle Roller took the Eastern League Player of the Week honors. He hit .455 (15-33) with a .757 slugging percentage, seven RBIs and six runs scored in seven games to earn the award. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Syracuse 8-1: Facing former Yankee farmhand Ross Ohlendorf, the RailRiders leapt out to a solid lead in the bottom of the third. Gil Velazquez lined a single to right and Corban Joseph drew a walk. A double by Thomas Neal brought in the first run of the day and Zoilo Almonte doubled in two more. Austin Romine grounded a single into left, plating Almonte for a 4-0 lead. With two outs in the top of the fifth, Micah Owings doubled for the Chiefs, scoring on a single by Jeff Kobernus for Syracuse's first and only run. The RailRiders got the run back when Neal was hit by a pitch and scored on a single by Dan Johnson. Melky Mesa lined a single to left in the bottom of the sixth, stealing second. Velazquez singled in Mesa and Neal doubled to left, plating Velazquez and then scoring himself on a throwing error by Chiefs' third baseman, Carlos Rivero. Syracuse wasn't able to put up much of a rally, as Scranton went on to take the 8-1 victory, evening their record to 8-8 so far this season.
Joseph went 0-4 with a run scored, a walk and three Ks. Neal went 2-3 with three runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs. Mesa went 2-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. Romine went 1-4 with a RBI and Almonte went 1-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run. Chris bootcheck threw seven strong innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks, picking up five Ks. Jim Miller and Josh Spence both pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Miller gave up one hit and Spence struck out two.
Trenton beat Akron 13-8: The game was scoreless after three, but Trenton broke out in a big way in the top of the fourth. Jose Pirela singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Tyler Austin drew a walk and Roller reached on a throwing error., that allowed Pirela to score. Slade Heathcott hit to first and Austin was thrown out at the plate for the second out of the inning. Rob Segedin grounded a two-run double to left and Neil Medchill drew a walk. A walk to Ali Castillo loaded the bases and Ramon Flores lined a two-run single to center. A wild pitch allowed Castillo to cross the plate and Austin singled in Flores, giving the Thunder a 7-0 lead. Akron quickly got back into the game, however, plating five runs in the bottom of the inning. In the fifth, Roller ended up with a double on a pop up to second, moving to third on a bunt by Heathcott. A single by Segedin scored Roller, but Akron got the run back in the bottom of the inning. Flores started the sixth with a single to center, moving to second on a wild pitch. Pirela lined a single to right, putting runners on the corners. Flores scored on a wild pitch and JR Murphy drew a walk. A groundout by Roller score Pirela and the Thunder held a 10-6 lead. Medchill singled in the seventh, scoring on an error and Akron added two runs in the bottom of the inning, putting the score at 11-8. Castillo lined a double to center in the ninth and Flores drew a walk.Pirela singled in Castillo and Flores scored on a groundout by Austin.
Pirela went 3-5 with two runs scored, an error and a walk. Flores went 2-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Segedin went 2-5 with a run scored, a double, three RBIs and an error. Austin went 2-5 with two RBIs and a walk. Roller went 1-6 with two runs scored, a double, an error and a RBI. Francisco Rondon went five innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on six hits, three walks, an error and three Ks. Graham Stoneburner finished the rest of the game, giving up two runs on three hits and three strikeouts over four.
Tampa stomped on Brevard County 12-1: The Manatees struck first, as Nick Ramirez hit a RBI double in the first for a 1-0 lead. The Yankees got the run back, however, as Robert Refsnyder reached on an error and scored on a Saxon Butler double. Tampa took the lead in the second. Eduardo Sosa led with a walk and Jose Toussen lined a single to left. A single by Dan Fiorito plated Sosa and Mason Williams laid down a sac bunt. Toussen scored on a throwing error by the pitcher, while Refsnyder grounded out, allowing Fiorito to score. Similarly, Williams scored when Butler grounded out and Tampa took a 5-1 lead. They continued their onslaught with an even bigger third inning. Toussen was hit by a pitch, Fiorito singled and Williams walked, loading the bases. Refsnyder was hit by a pitch, scoring a run and Anderson Feliz singled to right, scoring two more. A walk by Butler juiced the bases again and Fu-Lin Kuo hit a sac fly to right. Francisco Arcia lined as ingle to center, scoring Feliz and Toussen grounded out, allowing Butler to score for an 11-1 advantage. In the sixth, Refsnyder connected with a RBI double and the Yankees took a 12-1 victory.
The Yankees scored their twelve runs on nine hits and eleven walks, along with Brevard County's four errors. Williams went 1-4 with three runs scored. Refsnyder went 1-5 with two runs scored, a double and three RBIs. Feliz went 2-4 with a run scored, two RBIs and two walks. Butler went 1-4 with a double, a run, two RBIs and two walks. Shane Greene made the start for the Yankees, going six innings and allowing one run on seven hits and a walk, striking out seven. Sean Black threw two innings and gave up one hit and one walk. Rigoberto Arrebato pitched a hitless ninth, striking out one.