Around the System - June 15
In a battle of former Thunder starters, Ivan Nova got the better of Dan McCutchen at PNC Park. The young right-hander held the Indians to one run on five hits over eight innings. He struck out five and walked two. Matt Cusick, in his final game before being sent to Trenton, was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored. Reid Gorecki collected four RBIs, three of which came on his second longball of the year.
Double-A: Trenton 9, Altoona 1
David Phelps pitched seven solid innings, Brandon Laird hit his 14th home run of the season, and the Thunder rolled to their eighth consecutive win. Justin Snyder, who seems to be clicking with regular playing time, was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. In his last 10 games, Snyder is 12-for-29 and has scored 12 runs, including a 11 in his last seven contests. Justin Christian and Edwar Gonzalez smacked doubles.
High-A: Dunedin 6, Tampa 2
For six innings, Dellin Betances was outstanding. For one inning, J.B. Cox was anything but. Betances, in his second start back from arm surgery, held the Jays to two hits and walk while striking out seven. Cox, however, in his first appearance after a long layoff during which he pondered retirement, let up five runs over one inning, including a three-run home run to Brian Van Kirk.
Low-A: Charleston 4, Augusta 3
Zoilo Almonte clubbed his 10th home run of the season, and the RiverDogs pulled out a late win over the Legends. Rob Lyerly was 3-for-4 in the win, boosting his average to .321. Jimmy Paredes legged out his third triple of the season. Slade Heathcott stole two bases, and Emerson Landoni swiped another. Jose Ramirez let up three runs over 5 1/3 before Ryan Acosta and Ryan Flannery shut the door.
Dominican Summer League 1: Yankees 11, Mets 2
Isaias Tejeda, Ericson Leonora, Jamiel Orozco and Daniel Lopez all doubled as the Yankees routed the other New York team's Dominican Leaguers. Tejeda, Orozco and Leonora each had two hits in the win. Jorge Alcantara scored three times, and Yeicok Calderon went 1-for-5. Cristofer Cabrera and Edison Mejia combined to hold the Mets to seven hits and two walks.
Dominican Summer League 2: Rays 8, Yankees 7
Ravel Santana and Rafael Polo had two hits apiece, but it wasn't enough to stop Tampa Bay yesterday. Polo tripled, as did Sandy Brito, and Elio De La Rosa connected on a three-run blast n the loss. Yankees hurlers fanned nine and walked just four, but Alexander De Los Santos' four runs allowed over 1 2/3 innings ultimately did in his team.