AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
The way that Dellin Betances has pitched this season, he must truly be aiming to become the next “Wild Thing.” Betances showed no control again last night, allowing seven walks and throwing two wild pitches in just 4.2 innings. The rest of the line was decent enough – Betances gave up two runs on three hits while striking out six hitters. Yet again, Betances managed to throw just 52% of his pitches for strikes as Scranton dropped another game to Louisville, this time by a score of 5-3. After Betances left, Chase Whitley entered, and it just wasn’t his night. Whitley tossed two innings allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and took the loss for the evening. Scranton’s offense was yet again non-existent, scrapping together just four hits on the day. If not for home runs by Russell Branyan (7) and Jack Cust (14), this one would have been a lot uglier.
AA: Trenton Thunder
The Thunder fell to the Richmond Flying Squirrels in twelve innings last night by a score of 7-5. Vidal Nuno, who has been phenomenal since being promoted from Tampa earlier this season, struggled out of the gate last night, allowing five runs (three earned) on nine hits in six innings of work. Nuno also struck out four. After leaving, Kelvin Perez took over with three more shutout innings, lowering his season ERA to 0.82. Michael Dubee was the eventual loser after allowing two runs in the bottom of the 12th. Offensively, the team saw solid performances from Addison Maruszak, who went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer. Melky Mesa (3-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R) and Zoilo Almonte (2-for-6, 2B, 2 R) also contributed with multi-hit games.
High-A: Tampa Yankees
Shane Greene’s solid performance on the mound Wednesday night was wasted as the Yankees fell to the Daytona Cubs 3-2 on a walk-off home run. Greene had tossed six innings, allowing just two runs (one earned) on three hits while striking out six. Manny Barreda was charged with the loss after allowing the walk-off home run in his third inning of work. Offensively, the Yankees strung together 12 hits, but were only able to manage two runs after leaving ten runners on base. Ramon Flores, Rob Segedin, Kyle Roller, Eduardo Sosa, and Jose Mojica all put together multi-hit games in Tampa, though only Roller and Neil Medchill were able to bring runners home.