Going to take the easy way out at the end of the long weekend. High-A Tampa had a scheduled day off, so here are the notables…
- Triple-A Empire State (win): Frankie Cervelli hit a homer and the trio of Matt Antonelli, Brandon Laird, and Ramiro Pena each doubled once. Jack Cust drew two more walks and Nelson Figueroa allowed just one run in seven innings. Chase Whitley closed it out by allowing two runs in two innings.
- Double-A Trenton (win): David Adams, Luke Murton, and Kevin Mahoney each had two hits, including a double by Adams and a homer by Murton. Mikey O’Brien threw 6.1 scoreless innings, but he walked as many as he struck out (four). The usually reliable Ryan Flannery nearly blew the lead by allowing three runs in the ninth, but Preston Claiborne bailed him out.
- Low-A Charleston (loss): The River Dogs scored 12 runs and still managed to lose. Blame Scottie Allen and his eight runs in his four innings, plus various ineffective relievers. Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer and Dante Bichette Jr. had four hits, including a double. Cito Culver (two), Tyler Austin (two), and Ben Gamel (three) all had multiple singles. Mason Williams did not play. I recommend clicking the link to see the full offensive carnage.