Around the System - May 29
Ladies and gentlemen, Stephen Strasburg's first professional loss. Rene Rivera smacked a solo home run off of the phenom, and they got a pair more in the sixth after Strasburg put two runners on before being replaced by Josh Wilkie. Chad Huffman's RBI double play and Jesus Montero's single did the damage. Matt Cusick had two hits, including a double.
Double-A: Trenton 3, New Hampshire 1; New Hampshire 7, Trenton 0
Wilkin De La Rosa twirled five solid innings in the first game, but Cory Arbiso wasn't up to the task in the nightcap. Brandon Laird's double in the first inning of the first game scored Austin Krum, and he recorded his second RBI on a groundout. Austin Romine's single drove home the third run. Laird and Brewer had the lone hits in game two.
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High-A: Tampa 7, Bradenton 3
Graham Stoneburner turned in his finest start with Tampa, fanning five of seven innings of two-hit baseball. In 22 innings of High-A, Stoneburner, a 2009 draftee, has 24 strikeouts and 10 walks. Pat Venditte allowed three runs in his inning, and Jonathan Ortiz closed out the win. Addison Maruszak was 3-for-5, and Melky Mesa, Francisco Santana and Mitch Abeita each had two hits. Jack Rye connected on his second home run of the season, a leadoff shot.
Dominican Summer League: DSL Red Sox 8, DSL Yankees 3
Juan Heredia got hit for three runs in as many innings, and the DSL Yankees fell. Melvin Mercedes and Dubeny Soto also got roughed up. Ravel Santana was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run. Jose Javier and Gian Arias also had an RBI apiece.
Dominican Summer League: DSL Yankees 5, DSL Mets 1
The combination of Heri Olivo, Dawerd Cruz and Melvin Croussett allowed one run, leading the DSL Yankees to victory. Damian Taveras and Edwin Fulgencio had two hits apiece, and Taveras scored twice. Both of Fulgencio's hits were doubles.