Rough day for the system, who went just 1-3 in pretty much the most ignoble of fashions. One team was shut down entirely, another blown out, and the third loss came after blowing a two run lead heading into the 8th. Here’s a run down of the damage:
For such a high scoring affair, the runs came fast and furious in this contest, with all ten runs scored in the first two innings. Lehigh Valley got the action started in the very first inning with a two run home run from Cody Overbeck, but the Yankees came back with a five run bottom of the first and then added three more in the second, aided by an error by Dominic Brown on a fly ball off the bat of Jack Cust that plated two runs. Brandon Laird had the best day at the plate for the Yankees, going 3-5, while Jayson Nix, Colin Curtis, and Craig Tatum added a hit, and walk, and two RBI each.
D.J. Mitchell was supposed to start this game for the Yankees, but he was obviously otherwise engaged. Michael O’Connor took the start in his place, allowing two runs and striking out four over five innings. Pat Venditte pitched three scoreless innings in relief, allowing three hits and striking out three as well.
(click “view full post” for accounts of the losses)