Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Rochester 10-1 in Game 1:The RailRiders had their chances, scattering nine hits through the game, but they only managed one run. Rochester scored first, plating a pair in the second on a single by Antoan Richardson and a sac fly by Chris Herrmann. Jeff Clement started the top of the third with a single for the Red Wings and they loaded the bases when Dan Rohlfing and Eric Farris drew walks. Clement scored on a ground out to second and a single by Eric Fryer plated Rohlfing. A wild pitch by Mark Montgomery scored one more runner and the RailRiders trailed 5-0. Rochester added one more in the fourth. Scranton finally got on the board in the bottom of the inning. Dan Johnson grounded a single to center and moved to third on a double by Randy Ruiz. A sac fly by Josh Bell scored Johnson, but the RailRiders still had a lot of runs to make up. The Red Wings managed to add to their lead, scoring a pair of runs in the fifth and the seventh as they handed Rochester a 10-1 loss.
Zoilo Almonte, Dan Johnson and Randy Ruiz each went 2-3, with Johnson scoring once and Ruiz hitting a double, Scranton's lone extra base hit. Addison Maruszak went 2-4 and Walter Ibarra went 1-3. Caleb Cotham made the start and allowed five runs on four hits and eight BBs in just 2.1 innings. Mark Montgomery gave up one run on two hits in 1.2 innings, striking out a pair. Josh Spence also threw 1.2 innings, giving up two runs on four hits and three strike outs. Ryan Baker finished the game, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in 1.1 innings of work.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Rochester 5-3 in Game 2: After a disappointing first game, Scranton came out strong in the second game of the day. Johnson singled to start the bottom of the second, followed by a single to center by Ruiz. With two outs, Bobby Wilson drove a three run homer to left, giving the RailRiders a 3-0 lead. Rochester got one run back in the top of the third, but Scranton added to their lead in the fifth. Ibarra drew a walk and scored on a double by Maruszak. He moved to third on a ground out by Almonte and scored on a passed ball. Rochester rallied in the top of the seventh, as a pair of singles and a triple cut the Scranton lead in half. The RailRiders held on, however, for the 5-3 win.
Ruiz went 2-3 with a run scored. Wilson went 1-3 with a homer and three RBIs. Maruszak went 1-3 with a run scored and a double. Johnson and Ibarra went 1-2. Almonte went 1-3, as did Cody Grice. Graham Stoneburner made the start, throwing four innings and allowing one run on two hits and three walks, striking out two. Chase Whitley threw two innings and did not give up a hit or walk, striking out two. Matt Daley allowed two runs on three hits in his inning of work.
Trenton had the day off.
Tampa lost to Dunedin 6-4: The Yankees drew first blood as Mason Williams started the game with a double to left and Robert Refsnyder singled to right. A single by Ben Gamel scored Williams and gave Tampa a 1-0 lead. Jose Reyes singled to start the bottom of the inning, scoring on a triple by Jon Berti. A single by Andy Burns plated Berti and Dunedin took a 2-1 lead. Saxon Butler tied the game, starting the second with a solo shot to right. Jose Toussen doubled to left, scoring on a sac bunt by Ali Castillo and giving Tampa a 3-2 advantage. Unfortunately, that lead was short lived as Dunedin hit three straight singles with two outs in the bottom of the inning, followed by a triple to right and giving them a 5-3 edge. The Blue Jays added another run in the seventh and the Yankees only had a couple innings to make up the difference. Refsnyder doubled to start the eighth, scoring on a ground out by Gary Sanchez, but that was all they could manage, losing 6-4.
Refsnyder went 2-4 with a run scored and a double. Williams and Jose Toussen both went 1-4 with a run scored and a double. Sanchez went 1-3 with a double and a RBI. Butler went 1-3 with a homer. Bryan Mitchell gave up five runs on nine hits, a walk and five Ks in five innings. John Brebbia allowed one run in four hits, two walks and two Ks in two innings. Manny Barreda thew a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Charleston is off until Thursday for the All-Star Break.
Staten Island beat Brooklyn 2-1: Brandon Thomas got the Yankees started with a single to start the second. He stole second base and Isaias Tejeda singled. Daniel Lopez was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Francisco Rosario reached on an error by the Cyclones' third baseman, allowing Thomas and Tejeda to score and giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Michael O'Neill gave the Yankees a chance to add to their lead in the third, starting the inning with a single, but the Yankees couldn't bring him around. Both teams had a chance to score early on, but were unable to capitalize. Brooklyn got on the board with a solo homer by James Roche in the top of the seventh, but the Yankees held on for the 2-1 win.
John Murphy went 2-3 with a walk. O'Neill and Yeicok Calderon both went 2-4 with a double. Thomas went 1-4 with a run scored. Tejeda went 1-3 with a run scored, a walk and two Ks. Thomas had a stolen base and O'Neill swiped two bags. Giovanny Gallegos threw five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out three. Charles Basford gave up one run in two innings and allowed four hits and struck out one. James Pazos and Tyler Webb both pitch a scoreless inning with a walk and a K. Pazos allowed one hit.