The Renegades and FCL Yanks put together thrilling victories while Scranton manhandled Syracuse on a busy Tuesday. Somerset and Tampa were foiled by the weather.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (35-16): The RailRiders continued their domination of the Mets with an 8-3 victory.
- Star of the Game: Ryan LaMarre – 1-for-4, 1 triple, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. LaMarre struck the game’s biggest blow in the fifth inning with a bases-clearing triple that put Scranton ahead 6-1 and removed any doubt about the game’s outcome
- Estevan Florial: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 walk
- Hoy Jun Park: 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. Park reached base four times to push his on-base streak to 29 games
- Trey Amburgey: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 2 walks. Amburgey’s on-base streak climbed to 39 games
- Andrew Velazquez: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored
- Luis Gil: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 7 K, 94 pitches (55 strikes). Gil still needs to cut down on the walks, but on Tuesday he missed bats and limited damage
- Braden Bristo: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 16 pitches (9 strikes)
- Stephen Ridings: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 30 pitches (20 strikes). Ridings earned a well-deserved promotion to Triple-A and didn’t have the smoothest night in his debut
- Reggie McClain: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 34 pitches (18 strikes)
Somerset Patriots (35-18): The Patriots and Seawolves were postponed and will play a doubleheader tomorrow.
Hudson Valley Renegades (35-19): Hosting Brooklyn for the first time this year, the Renegades scored early and often and held off a late charge to put away an action-packed 9-7 win over the Cyclones.
- Star of the Game: Pablo Olivares – 2-for-2, 1 home run (2), 1 double, 3 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk. Olivares hit a solo shot in the second inning and also brought the ‘Gades back from behind with a run-scoring double in the sixth
- Josh Smith: 2-for-5, 2 doubles, 2 runs scored
- Josh Breaux: 2-for-5, 1 home run (8), 1 RBI, 1 run scored. Breaux just keeps on heating up, with hits in 12 of his last 13 games
- Brandon Lockridge: 2-for-5, 1 double, 2 runs scored, 1 stolen base
- Elijah Dunham: 1-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
- Chad Bell: 1-for-3, 1 home run (3), 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk. Bell’s homer came in the fourth, but arguably his more important RBI was a bases-loaded in the seventh that put the Renegades up by one
- Josh Maciejewski: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 83 pitches (53 strikes)
- Matt Minnick: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 28 pitches (16 strikes)
- Charlie Ruegger: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 38 pitches (23 strikes). Ruegger’s two innings of relief earned him his fourth win to even his season record
- Derek Craft: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 14 pitches (10 strikes). Craft pitched a clean ninth for his second save
Tampa Tarpons (36-16): Thanks to Tropical Storm Elsa bearing down on the Florida Gulf Coast, the Tarpons called off their matchup against Dunedin and will make it up on Thursday.
FCL Yankees (4-1): Two big hits – one in the eighth and one in the 10th – lifted the Yanks to a 5-4 extra-inning win over the Phillies in Tampa on Tuesday morning before the storm arrived.
- Star of the Game: Madison Santos – 1-for-2, 1 double, 2 RBI. Santos, who came on as a late-inning defensive replacement, is hitting .400 on the young season after knocking a walk-off two-run double in the 10th inning
- Alex Vargas: 1-for-3
- Jasson Dominguez: 1-for-3, 1 strikeout. Dominguez recorded a base hit for the second straight day
- Jose Martinez: 1-for-1, 1 home run (1), 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Martinez homered to left in the bottom of the eighth, erasing a 2-0 deficit and giving the Yanks their first lead
- Tyrone Yulie: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
- Alfred Vega: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
- Carlos Gomez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
- Yoljeldriz Diaz: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. Diaz, a highly-touted 19-year-old out of Venezuela, made just his second ever FCL/GCL appearance and first of this season
- Luis Velasquez: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- Kevin Milam: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 2 K. Milam blew the save in the ninth by issuing a bases-loaded walk to force in the tying run, then gave up the go-ahead run in the 10th but was picked up by his teammates and emerged with a win