Around the System - May 27
In the opener, Zach McAllister continued his rebound from a poor start to his Triple-A career. The right-hander fired six innings of three-hit, one-run baseball in his fourth victory of the season. McAllister has allowed just seven runs over his last 27 innings, fanning 16 against three walks in the process. Chad Huffman had two hits, and Greg Golson and Matt Cusick each drove home a run.
The Yankees couldn't complete the sweep, however, because Kei Igawa started the nightcap. The Japanese left-hander permitted three runs on seven hits in just three substandard frames. Kevin Whelan gave up another two runs in the fourth inning. P.J. Pilittere and Chad Huffman each collected two hits in the loss.
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Double-A: Suspended after three innings, 0-0
High-A: Tampa 5, Bradenton 2
Ladies and gentlemen, Andrew Brackman may be turning a corner. Yesterday's outing (6 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 SO, 0 R) represented his fourth consecutive solid start, and the third of those four in which he's allowed one or fewer runs. That sound you hear is Mark Newman quietly celebrating. Melky Mesa and Mitch Abeita each collected two hits, and Mesa homered, scored twice and stole a base. Addison Maruszak also swiped a bag.
Low-A: Charleston 7, Greenville 5
Jairo Heredia permitted four runs over 6 2/3 frames, but didn't figure in the decision. The win fell to Ryan Acosta, who, by allowing a run in an inning, also picked up a blown save. Kyle Higashioka, Zoilo Almonte and J.R. Murphy each went deep. The home run was the first in Low-A for Murphy, a top Yankees prospect. Luke Murton, Rob Lyerly and Kelvin Castro each doubled in the win.