Baby Bomber Recap 4/20/13: Chien-Ming Wang returns

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 3-5, L 3-4 vs. Syracuse Chiefs

Game One:

2B Corban Joseph 2-3, HR, SB, E4 - second homer of the season, fielding error
CF Melky Mesa 0-3, 3 K
LF Zoilo Almonte 0-3
DH Luke Murton 2-3
RF Thomas Neal 2-3, 2 RBI, K - batting .313
C Bobby Wilson 2-3, HR, 2 RBI - second homer of the season
3B Addison Maruszak 0-3

Chien-Ming Wang 5.1 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - nine groundouts, two flyouts
Preston Claiborne 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R/2 ER, K - 26 of 37 pitches for strikes

The return of Chien-Ming Wang went as well as one could hope with five and a third scoreless innings. The RailRiders' offense also did him the honor of getting him a win in his debut with three first-inning runs.

Game Two:

2B Corban Joseph 2-3, 2B, HR, BB, K - now batting .309
3B David Adams 1-4, K
CF Zoilo Almonte 0-3, BB
C Austin Romine 0-2, RBI, BB - first game back after being hit with a foul tip
RF Melky Mesa 0-3, 2 K
LF Thomas Neal 1-3, 2B, K - remind me why he's not on the big league club instead of Ben Francisco please
DH Luke Murton 0-3, 2 K

Brett Marshall 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 K - gave up two homers, seven groundouts, one flyout
Mark Montgomery 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K, WP - 15 of 23 pitches for strikes
Cody Eppley 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB

Brett Marshall has struggled in Triple-A, winless with an ERA hovering around 10. Today didn't go much better. Vidal Nuno gets the start for the RailRiders today at 1:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 3-1 vs. Erie SeaWolves

CF Ramon Flores 2-4, RBI, BB, K, SB - batting .311
SS Ali Castillo 0-5, 2 K
RF Tyler Austin 2-3, 2 BB - batting .262
1B Kyle Roller 3-5, RBI - batting .328
3B Rob Segedin 0-5, 2 K
LF Casey Stevenson 1-3, HR, BB, K - batting .321, first homer of the season

Nik Turley 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, E1 - 62 of 100 pitches for strikes
Danny Burawa 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K - three groundouts, zero flyouts
Tom Kahnle 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K - 13 of 22 pitches for strikes

Nik Turley was finally enough of a non-disaster to pitch the Thunder to a win. Trenton accumulated eleven hits, but only three runs, which is how these things go sometimes, I guess. Zach Nuding takes the ball for the Thunder today at 1:35 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 6-4 vs. Daytona Cubs

CF Mason Williams 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
2B Rob Refsnyder 2-4, 2 RBI, BB, K - 5 for 13 since his promotion to Tampa
LF Ben Gamel 1-4, 2 RBI, K - batting .333
DH Gary Sanchez 0-4
1B Saxon Butler 1-4
3B Anderson Feliz 1-3, 2B, BB, K, HBP
C Francisco Arcia 0-2, BB
SS Jose Toussen 3-4, E6 - batting .318, throwing error

Bryan Mitchell 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, HBP - five groundouts, one flyout
John Brebbia 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Zachary Arneson 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, WP

Rallying for two runs in the ninth inning helped the Tampa Yankees to their fourth straight win, and cap off a sweep of Daytona. They head home to take on Brevard County today at 5 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 9-10 vs. Hickory Crawdads

DH Taylor Dugas 2-4, BB, K, HBP
SS Cito Culver 1-3, 3 BB, K
1B Greg Bird 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, K - bating .273
C Peter O'Brien 1-5, RBI, BB, 2 K, PB
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 2-5, 2B, RBI, K, E6 - fielding error, third of the season
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-3, 2 BB, K
2B Claudio Custodio 0-4, 2 K, CS, E4 - missed catch
CF Danny Oh 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 K

Daniel Camarena 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HB - eight groundouts, four flyouts
Ben Paullus 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, WP
Philip Wetherell 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R/1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K - gave up two home runs
Charlie Short 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K, WP

Things fell apart for Charleston, as the Crawdads scored eight runs in the final three innings to overcome the five runs the RiverDogs put up in the first inning. Charleston and Hickory play a doubleheader today starting at 2 pm.

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