Around the System - May 6
Dustin Moseley gave up six runs over five innings, Mark Melancon gave up four more in two, and the S-Yanks got the horns from the Bulls. Kevin Russo and Eduardo Nunez each went 3-for-6, and combined to drive in three runs. Jesus Montero and Jon Weber had two hits piece. One of Weber's knocks was a double. Robby Hammock drew four walks, and Matt Cusick drew three. As a side note, former Thunder catcher P.J. Pilittere was activated from the disabled list.
Double-A: Trenton 6, Akron 3
Cory Arbiso pitched two innings of scoreless relief, adding some semblance of sanity to a bullpen in desperate need. Grant Duff walked three in the ninth but managed to record the save anyway. David Adams tied the game in the seventh, and Brandon Laird gave the Thunder some cushion with a two-run single a few pitches later. Luis Nunez's sac fly in the eighth made it a three-run game. Adams and Dan Brewer each stole a bag, and Reid Gorecki swiped two.
High-A: Brevard County 12, Tampa 3
Despite his ghastly numbers this year, Andrew Brackman must be the absolute envy of the Trenton pitching staff. Yes, he's allowed 22 runs on 29 hits over 15 2/3 innings, but he's also walked just one in that time. He gave up seven more runs last night, but once again walked nobody. Jack Rye, Corban Joseph and Brad Suttle each had two hits. Myron Leslie, a catcher, pitched the final inning for the T-Yanks. He allowed a run on three hits.
Low-A: Lakewood 7, Charleston 2
The RiverDogs have four dominant pitchers in their rotation -- Sean Black is not one of them. The Seton Hall alumnus gave up five runs on nine hits over four innings, raising his ERA from a devilish 6.66 to a ghoulish 7.28. Ray Kruml, Luke Murton and Garrison Lassiter collected the RiverDogs' only hits in this one.