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Yankees daily prospect report: Jaron Long masters Double-A
An overview of the Yankees minor league affiliates on Thursday:
TRIPLE-A – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
The skinny: The RailRiders scored all of their runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings during an 8-4 win over Gwinnett.
Jose Pirela, LF: 3-for-5 with a double and a triple
Rob Refsnyder, 2B: 2-for-5
John Ryan Murphy, C: 2-for-4 with a home run
DOUBLE-A – Trenton Thunder
The skinny: Mason Williams doubled and scored in the top of the ninth to add an insurance run to Trenton’s ledger and Mark Montgomery struck out Portland’s Derrik Gibson with the tying run at third base to end a 2-1 Thunder win.
Jake Cave, RF: 2-for-4 with a walk
Jaron Long, RHP: Allowed five hits and one walk in 6.2 shutout innings, striking out eight
NOTES: Long, the son of Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long, has been brilliant during his first five games (29.2 innings) at Double-A, with a 1.01 WHIP and 5.75 strikeout to walk ratio…Peter O’Brien, traded as part of the package for Arizona’s Martin Prado on Thursday, had been leading Trenton with 23 home runs in 72 games. The new home run leader? Gary Sanchez, who has 11 in 89 games.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED – Tampa Yankees
The skinny: Tampa didn’t score after the third inning during a 7-3 loss to Charlotte.
Aaron Judge, DH: 1-for-3 with a double and a walk
Eric Jagielo, 3B: 2-for-4 with a double
SINGLE-A – Charleston RiverDogs
The skinny: Hagerstown scored its only run in the fourth inning, but that was enough to beat Charleston, 1-0.
Tyler Wade, DH: 2-for-4 with a double
Gosuke Katoh, 2B; 1-for-2 with a walk
SINGLE-A SHORT-SEASON – Staten Island Yankees
The skinny: Staten Island managed just six hits and committed three errors during an 11-4 loss to Lowell.
Renzo Martini, 3B: 1-for-2 with a double and two walks