Around the System - May 7
The Yankees lost, but the big news is that Jesus Montero left the game after one at-bat. He was replaced by Chad Moeller. Follow Donnie Collins' blog for more info, but I'll try to get some more details from the members of the Yankees staff that are on hand today.
As for the game, Kei Igawa and Amauri Sanit combined to give up seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in the loss. Chad Huffman homered and doubled, and Kevin Russo, the day before being called up to the big leagues, had a two-bagger of his own.
Double-A: Trenton 1, Bowie 0
David Phelps was his dominant self, holding the Baysox scoreless for six innings before handing the ball to Josh Schmidt and Eric Wordekemper for the final three frames. Austin Romine's RBI single in the first was all the support the pitchers needed. The knock extended Romine's hitting streak to 17 games, 10 short of the Thunder record.
High-A: Brevard County 8, Tampa 3
The T-Yanks must be cursing their luck. Twice in 10 days they've drawn Chris Capuano an MLB-er rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery. They've lost both times.
Jairo Heredia allowed four runs on six hits over five innings. Brandon Braboy, fresh off the DL, allowed another quartet of runs in just one-third of an inning. Phil Bartleski and Jonathan Ortiz blanked the Manatees over the last 2 2/3 frames.
Addison Maruszak, Corban Joseph and Jack Rye each had two hits in the loss.
Low-A: Charleston 6, Delmarva 4
The pitching matchup of Jose Ramirez against Orioles first-rounder Matt Hobgood didn't turn out as planned, but the RiverDogs got to the Shorebirds' bullpen and pulled out the W. Ramirez allowed four runs over five innings. Gabriel Tatis and Ryan Flannery held the fort for the final four frames, giving the bats time to rally.
Kyle Higashioka and Luke Murton doubled, and Murton drove in a pair of runs. Kelvin Castro and Justin Milo each swiped a bag.