Around the System - May 13
Jason Hirsh tossed six strong innings, and Kevin Whelan and Zack Segovia finished the job in the Yankees' defeat of the Clippers. Chad Huffman had three hits, while Jon Weber and Eduardo Nunez each had a pair. Jesus Montero clubbed a double, his first extra-base hit since May 3 and just his fourth since April 23. He's hitting .233/.295/.654 with Scranton.
Double-A: Trenton 5, Binghamton 2
David Phelps hit his pitch count and lasted just four innings, his shortest outing of the season. Still, Wilkins Arias, Noel Castillo and Eric Wordekemper blanked the B-Mets the rest of the way, racking up seven strikeouts in the process. Brandon Laird had a big two-run double in the seventh, highlighting a 2-for-4 day in front of his parents. Austin Krum was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two walks.
High-A: Tampa 6, Fort Myers 2
Graham Stoneburner made his High-A debut, and in smashing fashion. The right-hander retired the first 15 men he faced, and tossed six innings of two-run ball overall. He struck out seven and walked one. Brandon Braboy and Pat Venditte went the final three innings. Walter Ibarra and Brad Suttle each had three hits and an RBI apiece. Two of Ibarra's hits were doubles. Corban Joseph, Melky Mesa and Jack Rye each had a stolen bases.
Low-A: Charleston 3, Augusta 2
Jose Ramirez threw eight dazzling innings of shutout ball, fanning five and walking none. With the outing, Ramirez's ERA drops to 2.13. Ronny Marte allowed two in the ninth, but held on for his third save of the season. Rob Lyerly was 3-for-4 with a double. Kelvin Castro was 1-for-2 with a two-run double. Justin Milo had two hits.