Another night of bullet points…
- Triple-A Empire State (win): CF Chris Dickerson and LF Ronnie Mustelier each had a pair of doubles while 1B Russell Branyan clubbed another homer, his sixth in the last ten games. SS Ramiro Pena also had three knocks, including a double. RHP D.J. Mitchell had his best start in a while, allowing two runs in seven innings. He struck out six and got eight ground balls. LHP Juan Cedeno and RHP Ryota Igarashi combined for three scoreless innings of relief.
- Double-A Trenton (win): The Thunder scored 19 runs, so make sure you click the box score for all of the offense. 3B Jose Pirela, CF Melky Mesa, 1B Luke Murton, C Jose Gil, and SS Addison Maruszak all homered while Mesa was the only starter without a multi-hit game. Pirela and 2B David Adams had four knocks apiece. Seriously, click the link. RHP Brett Marshall allowed six runs in six innings, but he just knows how to win. RHP Ryan Flannery also got knocked around in relief.
- High-A All Star Game (North win): CF Rob Segedin started and went hitless in three at-bats while C J.R. Murphy came off the bench and went 0-for-1. RHP Mark Montgomery got rocked in relief, allowing three runs on one hit and two walks in 0.2 innings. At least it came in a meaningless game.
- Low-A Charleston (loss): RF Tyler Austin returned to the lineup after a brief stint on the DL, doubling once in four at-bats. C Gary Sanchez hit another homer, his fourth in five games. 2B Angelo Gumbs also had a knock while CF Mason Williams and SS Cito Culver combined to go 0-for-8 with five strikeouts. Ouch. Nothing exciting happened on the mound, at all.
Also, make sure you check out Penn League Report for the Short Season Staten Island roster. The season — as well as the Rookie Level GCL Yankees — starts on Monday.