Around the System
Ivan Nova scattered nine hits over seven innings, and the Yankees topped Chris Tillman and the Tides. Nova allowed just one earned run during his outing, walking two and fanning four. Kei Igawa picked up the hold, and Jonathan Albaladejo notched his eighth save.
Eduardo Nunez, Juan Miranda, Jon Weber, Chad Huffman and Jesus Montero each had two hits, and David Winfree had three. Both of Montero's hits were doubles; he also threw out a runner trying to steal. Kevin Russo and Huffman had two RBIs apiece.
Double-A: Trenton 20, Akron 11
Brandon Laird went 4-for-5 with three doubles and a longball, drove in four runs and scored four more, and the Thunder took the opening game of their set with the defending EL champs. Last night marked the first time in seven years that the Thunder scored 20, six of which came off of rehabbing Tribe reliever Kerry Wood.
Every Thunder hitter had at least one hit, and all but two (Marcos Vechionacci and David Adams) had an RBI. Adams was also the only hitter without a walk, but he still collected three hits. Austin Romine went 2-for-5 with three runs, two RBIs and a home run.
High-A: Tampa 12, Dunedin 2
Jack Rye and Corban Joseph, the top two hitters in the T-Yanks' lineup, combined for a 7-for-11 night with two doubles (both from Joseph), three runs and four RBIs. Kevin Mahoney, selected from extended spring training to replace the injured Walter Ibarra, pinch hit and went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in his full-season debut. Mitch Abeita and Addison Maruszak each went 2-for-4.
Low-A: Charleston 6, Lakewood 1
Kelvin Perez spun eight innings of one-run baseball, but was matched by Jon Pettibone for seven innings. Luke Murton's three-run blast in the 14th inning gave the RiverDogs the lead and the eventual win. Zoilo Almonte, Charleston's leadoff man, went 4-for-7 with a double. Garrison Lassiter and Kelvin Castro also picked up two-baggers.