The pitching was there once again, as Jeff Marquez (and, to a lesser extent, Kevin Whelan) shined in their Double-A debuts. This time, they got a little help from their offense (and Bowie) and got win #1.
Marquez didn't work as efficiently as Chase Wright did on Thursday, but still had a no-hitter through five. Problem was, it took the Thunder close to half an hour to score three runs in the bottom of the inning. By the time Marquez went back out for the 6th, he had lost his rhythm and momentum. But Jeff Kennard and Whelan made sure the lead stood up.
In other developments in the Yankees' farm system, Phil Hughes was solid in his Triple-A debut tonight, pitching five innings of two-hit, two-run ball with six strikeouts and getting the win. 2006 top draft pick Ian Kennedy was stellar in his first start for High-A Tampa, allowing only two hits and one run in five innings while striking out 8.
UPDATE: Here is the link to my game story.