Charleston, South Division lose SAL All-Star game
The North Division won the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday night, topping the South Division 2-1 to put a set of Yankees prospects on the losing end of a Minor League All-Star Game for the second time in four days.
The Charleston RiverDogs had a technical total of six All-Stars this season but saw only three play; RHP Gabe Encinas is injured and RHPs Rafael De Paula and Dietrich Enns were promoted to Tampa on Monday, leaving catcher Peter O'Brien (an original selection) and RHPs Ben Paullus and Alex Smith, who were named to replace De Paula and Enns on Monday, to take part in the SAL's mid-season exhibition in Lakewood, N.J.
Unfortunately for the Yankees fans in attendance, the trio of Baby Bombers did not see much time in the seven-inning showcase, which started nearly three hours late due to a lengthy rain delay. O'Brien had one at-bat, singling in the seventh as a pinch-hitter for DH David Chester, while Smith and Paullus pitched to one batter each in the fourth inning; Paullus got Brandon Miller to pop out to open the frame, and Smith struck out Dilson Herrera to end it.
The North's win in the SAL All-Star Game means Yankees prospects are now 0-for-2 in Minor League showcases; that first loss came in last Saturday's Florida State League All-Star Game, as the North Division squad featuring Tampa Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and pitcher Shane Greene fell to the South, 8-1.