Around the System - June 16
Double-A: Altoona 8, Trenton 4
After mounting a successful comeback against Rudy Owens, the Thunder's bullpen failed to build on that momentum when the bullpen, which had been underused over the past few games, failed to hold the lead. Dan Brewer was 2-for-3 with a bases-clearing double in the loss. Marcos Vechionacci also hit a double that briefly tied the game at 4-4. Thunder pitchers walked 10 batters, including five by Kevin Whelan in just 1/3 of an inning.
High-A: Tampa 5, Dunedin 0
Graham Stoneburner's mastery of the Florida State League continued yesterday, when the 2009 draftee and college teammate of D.J. Mitchell, tossed seven scoreless innings at the Jays, complete with five strikeouts and zero walks. It is Stoneburner's third start in a row with seven scoreless innings. Trent Lockwood was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Brad Suttle also drove home a pair. Walter Ibarra scored twice.
Low-A: Charleston 15, Augusta 6
Emerson Landoni was 5-for-5 with three RBIs, and that was just the beginning of the RiverDogs' offensive assault on the Greenjackets last night. Slade Heathcott doubled twice and drove home four runs. Kelvin Castro had a pair of two-baggers. Rob Lyerly collected three singles. Jimmy Paredes and Zoilo Almonte also had two hits apiece. DeAngelo Mack was 1-for-2 with three runs and three walks.
Dominican Summer League 1: No score reported
Dominican Summer League 2: Red Sox 5, Yankees 2
Rafael Polo went 2-for-2 with an RBI triple and a run scored in game that was completed after just five and a half innings. Eladio Moronta and Ravel Santana collected the Yankees' other two hits, both singles, off Red Sox starter Raul Alcantara, who went all five innings. Juan Heredia and Melvin Mercedes held Boston's Dominican Leaguers to just one earned run over their six trips to the plate.