After Collin McHugh delivered a fantastic pitching performance for the big league club, the farmhands provided 3 more good outings by Logan Verrett, Gabriel Ynoa, and Miller Diaz. Of course, in an attempt to even things out Cory Mazzoni and Angel Cuan got bombed. Let’s take a look:
Scranton W/B 4, Buffalo 3 (11 innings)
Armando Rodriguez got the promotion and the spot start in place of Collin McHugh. Rodriguez lasted 4.1 innings, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits. C.J. Nitkowski gave up the winning run in the 11th. Lucas Duda was 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts. Matt Tuiasosopo, Matt Den Dekker, and Lucas May all had 2 hits each. The starting pitcher for the Yankees was former Mets LOOGY Mike O’Connor.
Portland 14, Binghamton 9
Cory Mazzoni got bounced after giving up 7 runs in 3 innings. Three of the four relievers that followed also gave up multiple runs. Ryan Fraser managed to pitch a scoreless inning. Wilmer Flores was 3 for 4 with a double, homer, and 2 RBI’s. Wilfredo Tovar was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Juan Lagares, Jefry Marte, and Dustin Martin all had 2 hits each.
Jupiter 9, St. Lucie 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Angel Cuan didn’t make it out of the first inning, letting up 4 runs. Jack Leathersich managed to pitch 2.1 scoreless innings, striking out 3. In the 7th inning, Hamilton Bennett gave up 5 unearned runs on 6 hits after a Daniel Muno throwing error. Offensively, the Lucies had just 4 singles.
St. Lucie 8, Jupier 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Logan Verrett pitched all 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. After 5 starts for St. Lucie, Verrett is rocking a 2.27 ERA. Aderlin Rodriguez was 3 for 3 with 2 homers, giving him 8 since his promotion to St. Lucie and 24 total on the season. Travis Taijeron hit a 3-run homer and Cesar Puello had a solo shot. Alonzo Harris was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Harris has followed up a July in which he hit .292 by hitting .364 thus far in August.
Savannah was rained out. They’ll play two on Saturday.
Tri-City 4, Brooklyn 3 (11 innings)
Gabriel Ynoa lasted 6.2 innings, giving up just 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 5. John Mincone blew the save in the 9th and then Beck Wheeler gave up 2 runs in the 11th and took the loss. At the plate, Nelfi Zapata was 3 for 5 to raise his average to .169. Alex Sanchez had 2 hits. Brandon Nimmo and Phillip Evans were both 1 for 5 with a pair of strikeouts; Nimmo did drive in 2 runs.
Kingsport 7, Bluefield 1
Miller Diaz gave up just 2 hits in 6 scoreless innings of work, while striking out 6 and walking none. Akeel Morris got his second save after giving up just 1 run in 3 innings of work, striking out 6. Morris has lowered his ERA to 7.98 (which is actually quite the accomplishment considering how he started the season). Gavin Cecchini was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Jeyckol De Leon also had 3 hits. Maikis De La Cruz was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.