Large swaths of the East Coast endured hellish heat and then violent thunderstorms on Wednesday, putting a damper on the evening’s minor league action. Only Hudson Valley and the FCL Yankees were able to record official results, and even the FCL game was cut short.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (33-13): The RailRiders-WooSox meeting was suspended in the top of the third inning with Worcester leading 2-0. The game will be completed tomorrow.
Somerset Patriots (31-17): The Patriots were rained out in Harrisburg. They’ll hold a doubleheader against the Senators tomorrow.
Hudson Valley Renegades (32-17): Sometimes they win pretty and sometimes they win ugly, but they just keep winning. Hudson Valley blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning but went on to win in extra innings 8-7 over Jersey Shore.
- Star of the Game: Josh Breaux – 2-for-5, 1 home run (7), 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. Breaux has an eight-game hitting streak and is batting .394 (13 for 33) over that stretch
- Pitching Star of the Game: Josh Maciejewski – 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 9 K, 77 pitches (54 strikes). Maciejewski was efficient and dominant and now sports a 34/10 K/BB ratio over 32 innings this year
- Anthony Seigler: 1-for-4, 1 double, 3 runs scored, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
- Brandon Lockridge: 2-for-5, 1 triple, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 stolen base. Lockridge’s 10th-inning triple scored Seigler for the go-ahead run
- Elijah Dunham: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base
- Nick Ernst: 1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 40 pitches (21 strikes). A tough night for Ernst, who saw his ERA spike to 5.18
- Nelson L. Alvarez: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 40 pitches (27 strikes). Alvarez allowed a run and then put runners on the corners with two outs in the 10th, but recovered to induce a game-ending groundout
Tampa Tarpons (32-15): For the second straight day, Tampa’s matchup with Jupiter was rained out. They’ll play doubleheaders against the Hammerheads later this week.
FCL Yankees (2-1): A positive day for the baby Yanks ended on a scary note as lightning struck the playing field. The game was called, but it was the seventh inning so the scoreline was official, with the Yanks beating the Phillies 11-3.
- Star of the Game: Everson Pereira – 3-for-4, 1 home run (1), 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored. The 20-year-old Pereira hit just .171 with Staten Island two years ago, but made a statement early this season with a career performance. His first-inning home run, which scored Jasson Dominguez, gave the Yanks an early 2-0 lead
- Jasson Dominguez: 0-for-2, 2 walks, 3 runs scored, 1 strikeout. Dominguez is still looking for his first pro hit, but he has had no trouble getting on base thus far
- Ryder Green: 1-for-1, 2 walks, 2 runs scored
- Raimfer Salinas: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts
- Blane Abeyta: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- Yon Castro: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K. Castro picked up his second GCL/FCL win with his scoreless frames
- Starling Perez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K