Tuesday night was not a great night for the New York Yankees, but their minor league affiliates were able to provide some positives as the four teams combined to score 21 runs. In total, the five teams had a 2-3 night with one team getting their first chance to play with the new extra-inning rules. Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday night’s action:
New York Yankees (MLB): It was a rough night for the Yankees (5-6) at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox routed them in the first game of the three-game series, 14-1.
- Luis Severino (2-1) had his worst outing of the season. However, he managed to finish five innings. He gave up five runs on eight hits, struck out six, and walked three on 94 pitches (61 strikes).
- Aaron Judge had a great night at the plate against Chris Sale. He went 3-for-4, which included a towering home run (3) in the fourth inning.
- Giancarlo Stanton did have two strikeouts in the loss, but he also had a single and a double.
- Tommy Kahnle and Chasen Shreve combined to give up nine runs in the sixth inning, but only three of them were earned.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): Thanks to a three-run home run by Ryan McBroom in the seventh, the Railriders (4-1) were able to beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 5-2.
- McBroom went 3-for-4 with the aforementioned home run to go with a double and a single.
- Billy Fleming had his RBI streak snapped at five games, but that didn’t stop him from going 2-for-4 with a double at the plate. Fleming joined Gleyber Torres (2-for-5) and Abiatal Avelino (2-for-4, RBI) as the other players with two hits.
- Aaron Hicks played in his first rehab game and went 1-for-3 before being pulled in the sixth inning.
- Brody Koerner got the start for the Railriders. He went five innings, gave up two runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked two on 79 pitches (47 strikes) in a no-decision.
- Brady Lail (1-0) picked up the win due to pitching a scoreless seventh inning (two walks, two strikeouts).
- Cale Coshow threw two scoreless innings and struck out four batters en route to the save (1).
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (3-3) handed the New Hampshire Fishercats their first loss of the season with a 10-3 blowout win.
- Gosuke Katoh extended his hit streak to six games by going 2-for-3 with a solo home run (1) in the third as well as a pair of walks.
- After not homering on Monday night, Jhalan Jackson got back into power mode on Tuesday by hitting his fourth home run of the season (solo shot in the third).
- Mandy Alvarez had his best night of the season as he went 3-for-4 with a triple and drove in three runs.
- Erik Swanson (2-0) kept a powerful lineup in check. He went five innings, gave up one unearned run on four hits, struck out five, and walked two on 78 pitches (49 strikes).
- Chris Gittens went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and a pair of RBI’s.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (3-3) played their first extra-inning game under the new rules, but lost to the Port St. Lucie Mets, 6-5, in ten innings.
- Out of Tampa’s eight hits, Angel Aguilar had three of them. He was 3-for-5 with an RBI, a double, triple, and two stolen bases.
- Isiah Gilliam had his fourth RBI of the season when his double in the seventh inning put Tampa ahead 5-4.
- Adonis Rosa got the start for the Tarpons. He went 4.1 innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out three, and walked two on 73 pitches (47 strikes).
- The Tarpons went 2-for-19 with runners in scoring position in the loss.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): In an early morning pitchers duel, the Riverdogs (2-4) fell short against the Rome Braves, 2-1.
- Garrett Whitlock (0-1) did get the loss, but he put together a quality outing. He went six innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 84 pitches (57 strikes). He has struck out seven batters in each of his first two starts.
- Dalton Blaser had the lone RBI of the day with a base hit in the first inning (2).