Around the System - Day 7
The Yankees' bullpen starred in this thriller. Amauri Sanit, Royce Ring and Mark Melancon combined for five innings of two-hit baseball in relief of Zach McAllister, who lasted just four innings because of a high pitch total. Greg Golson's home run in the fifth inning accounted for the lone tally. Jesus Montero had three hits and raised his batting average to .321.
Double-A: Thunder 4, Akron 3
Damon Sublett hit a two-run homer and Austin Krum's single scored two more runs as Trenton outlasted the Aeros and salvaged the series. Scott Barnes no-hit the Thunder for five innings, but Bryan Price cracked after an inning. John Van Benschoten picked up the win and Grant Duff notched his second save.
High-A: Clearwater 7, Tampa 3
Andrew Brackman got messed up once again, allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits and a walk in just four innings. His ERA is now 13.50. Trent Lockwood had two hits and an RBI, and Melky Mesa also drove in a run. Abraham Almonte had a double in the loss. Craig Heyer, Phil Bartleski and Tim Norton allowed two hits and a walk in four innings of relief.
Low-A: West Virginia 2, Charleston 0
Graham Stoneburner was stellar (6 2/3 innings, 2 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO) but still took the loss. He was outpitched by Nathan Baker, the Pirates' fifth-round choice last year. DeAngelo Mack had a double, and Garrison Lassiter had two hits in the loss.