The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ)
Yanks’ Britton throws scoreless rehab inning
TRENTON » This time, Zack Britton had the upper hand against the Bisons.
The rehabbing Yankees lefthander fired a scoreless sixth inning for Scranton in Game 1 of a doubleheader Thursday.
Britton (elbow surgery) worked around a walk with a double play and needed only 10 pitches (five strikes) to rebound from Tuesday’s outing in which he recorded only one out and allowed two extra-base hits and four runs.
Outfielder Ryan LaMarre (strained hamstring) started a rehab assignment for the Yankees as well. He played left field for five innings and batted 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.
Scranton’s offense broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning as Andrew Velaquez tagged Jake Waguespack with an RBI double into the right-field corner, which scored Derek Dietrich from first base.
Waguespack (4.78 ERA) still ended with one of his best outings of the season: five innings, four hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts on 81 pitches (51 strikes).
Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio (strained spine ligament) made a third rehab appearance with Buffalo. He drew a fourpitch walk against Britton. He also grounded out, struck out swinging and recorded two put-outs in the field.
Princeton native Mike Ford singled, walked and scored a run in the sixth inning for the RailRiders.
Scranton starter Brian Keller pitched four scoreless innings with only one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. Keller made 29 appearances for Trenton in 2018 and 2019, when the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate still resided in the capital city.