Around the System - May 25
Rutgers product Todd Frazier connected on his third bomb this series, and the Bats edged the Yankees. Ivan Nova got the start for Scranton, and didn't pitch poorly. The right-handed prospect allowed four hits and two earned runs over six strong innings. He did allow to longballs, however, one to Frazier and one to Zack Cozart. Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a double, and drove in the Yankees' lone score. Curtis Granderson, continuing his rehab assignment, was 0-for-3.
Double-A: Trenton 4, Erie 0
Lance Pendleton was brilliant for seven innings, and the Thunder ran their record against the SeaWolves at Waterfront Park to 6-0. Pendleton allowed just two hits and three walks in the win, moving his record to 2-2 and lowering his ERA to 3.69. He threw 62 of his 99 pitches for strikes. Austin Krum and Luis Nunez each had two hits and an RBI. Nunez also scored twice.
High-A: Lakeland 10, Tampa 3
Brad Suttle, Trent Lockwood and Melky Mesa each had a pair of hits -- one of Mesa's was a home run -- but the T-Yanks could not overcome a case of bad pitching on Tuesday. Dan Kapala allowed five runs in as many innings, Adam Olbrychowski added another two in his pair of innings, and Trenton Lare let up three in his three outs of work. Tampa pitchers walked as many as they struck out (five) and permitted 13 hits in the process. Mesa also scored twice.
Low-A: Greenville 1, Charleston 0
The RiverDogs wasted a stellar effort from Shaeffer Hall when Michael Almanzar's infield hit brought home Derrik Gibson with the game-ending run in the bottom of the ninth. Previously, Hall had given his teammates eight innings of shutout baseball, permitting just three hits and a walk along the way. The Kansas product fanned three and walked none. Lyerly and Kyle Higashioka each doubled in the loss. Kelvin Castro stole his fifth base.