Around the System - May 21
The Yankees clubbed five doubles in the first game, the completion of Thursday's suspended contest, and in the process helped Kei Igawa added to franchise-best win total. Igawa began the game in place of starter Ivan Nova, who allowed five runs in 2 1/3 innings before play was stopped. Grant Duff and Jonathan Albaladejo worked the final four innings.
David Winfree, Jon Weber, Matt Cusick, Greg Golson and Reid Gorecki had Scranton's two-baggers, and Jesus Montero went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a walk. His batting average is now .244.
In the scheduled game, Zach McAllister went all seven innings, allowing four runs (three earned) along the way. He struck out five and walked one. His season ERA stands at 4.33.
Chad Huffman, Reid Gorecki and Eduardo Nunez each had doubles, and Huffman drove in two runs. Greg Golson swatted his third longball of the season. He was 2-for-4 with two runs overall. Nunez also stole a base, his 11th.
Double-A: Portland 11, Trenton 8
A brutal collapse in the eighth inning on the parts of Paul Bush and Noel Castillo (Wilkins Arias got an out in between them) led to the Thunder blowing an 8-6 lead and moving into a tie for second place in the EL East. Bush retired none of the three men he faced, and took the loss. His ERA is infinite. Starter D.J. Mitchell somehow allowed just four runs on 11 hits over five innings. He also allowed a home run to Mike Cameron, was rehabbing with the Sea Dogs.
Austin Romine was 3-for-5 with three doubles, three runs and two RBIs. Not too shabby. David Adams also walked twice, and Luis Nunez took Tommy Hottovy deep. Brandon Laird was also 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.
High-A: Tampa 3, Palm Beach 1
No Hector Noesi, no problem. Trenton Lare made a spot start and allowed three hits over four shutout innings with one strikeout. Adam Olbrychowski, Pat Venditte and Jonathan Ortiz worked the final five frames.
Corban Joseph went 2-for-3 with an RBI, raising his batting average to .297. Melky Mesa doubled and Jose Pirela legged out a triple. Joseph, Neil Medchill and Addison Maruszak had the T-Yanks' RBIs.
Low-A: Charleston 9, Savannah 6
Sean Black allowed one earned run over 5 2/3 innings in the RiverDogs victory over the Sand Gnats. Ryan Acosta, Gabriel Tatis and Ryan Flannery finished the game, with Flannery picking up his sixth save of the season.
The RiverDogs pounded out 13 hits, including three from Justin Milo and two apiece from Jimmy Paredes, Zoilo Almonte, Rob Lyerly and Luke Murton. Lyerly, Murton and Paredes had a pair of RBIs apiece. Lyerly and Murton each carded two doubles, and DeAngelo Mack added his eighth two-bagger of the year.
J.R. Murphy went 1-for-5 with a run and a stolen base.