AAA: The Yanks aren’t the only ones off to a slow start. SWB is now 0-3 after losing 7-2 on Saturday. Graham Stoneburner was an emergency starter (Phil Hughes was supposed to make a rehab start here, but was called up to make the Yankees start). Stoneburner gave up 3 R, 2 ER, in 4 IP. Juan Cedeno and Mark Montgomery kept the RailRiders in the game, combining for four scoreless innings, but Jim Miller continued to struggle, giving up 4 runs in the ninth. Miller gave up 5 R in his 1 IP on April 4th, so in 2 innings at AAA so far, he’s giving up 9 runs for an ERA of 40.50.
1B Luke Murton and 3B Addison Maruszak had two hits each—four of the RailRiders’ seven.
AA: Trenton’s game was ppd. due to cold weather.
High A: Tampa lost 8-3. Once again, the BP (see AAA above) didn’t come through. Shane Greene gave up 1 R and struck out 8 in 5 IP, but Joel De La Cruz gave up 2 in 2 IP and Zach Arneson gave up 5, 4 ER in 2/3 IP. LF Ben Gamel was 3 for 5, 1 RBI. C Gary Sanchez 2 for 4, RBI. CF Mason Williams 2 hits and RF Eduardo Sosa 3 hits.
Low A: Charleston had a DH. They split.
Game 1: 9 inn., reg. sched. game: 6-2 win. Rafael DePaula 2 R in 4 1/3, with 11 of the 13 outs via the K. Alex Smith and Charlie Short combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and 6 more K. 3b Dante Bichette, Jr. w/2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI for both C Pete O’Brien and 1B Saxon Butler.
Game 2: 7 inn (make up game from 4/4). An 8-4 loss. Derek Varnadore gave up 5 R, 4 ER in just 2 IP. Five players had 2 or more hits for the Riverdogs. HR: RF Yeicok Calderon.