Baby Bomber Recap 4/29/13: RailRiders sweep doubleheader against Charlotte

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-4, W 5-0 vs. Charlotte Knights

Game One:

1B Corban Joseph 2-3, HR, 3 RBI, IBB - fourth homer of the season
RF Melky Mesa 2-3, 2B, RBI, sac fly
CF Zoilo Almonte 1-4, 2B, 2 K
3B David Adams 1-4, 2B, K
LF Cody Johnson 1-3, RBI
SS Addison Maruszak 0-1, 2 BB

Dellin Betances 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 WP - 46 of 80 pitches for strikes
Sam Demel 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, WP
Preston Claiborne 1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Claiborne tried his best to give this one away, but stranded the tying run at third base as the RailRiders prevailed in game one of the doubleheader.

Game two:

2B Corban Joseph 0-4, 3 K - so, game one went a little better...
CF Melky Mesa 0-4, 2 K
RF Zoilo Almonte 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI - 6 for his last 15 (.400)
1B Dan Johnson 0-4, K
DH Luke Murton 0-4, K
SS Addison Maruszak 2-3, 2 2B - batting .275
3B Kevin Mahoney 1-1, RBI, 2 BB
C Jeff Farnham 3-3, PB

Chris Bootcheck 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K - 0.38 ERA this season
Josh Spence 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB - three groundouts, zero flyouts

Zoilo Almonte's four-RBI game was more than Chris Bootcheck needed to back him in six scoreless innings. He's been fantastic for SWB this season. The RailRiders and Knights play another doubleheader today starting at 5:15 pm, with Chien-Ming Wang and Graham Stoneburner as the expected starters.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: Postponed for rain

Doubleheader scheduled for today against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats starting at 5:35 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 1-7 vs. St. Lucie Mets

CF Mason Williams 0-4, BB
DH Rob Refsnyder 2-4, BB - hit safely in 17 straight games, 17 for his last 37 (.459)
LF Ben Gamel 0-4, BB, 2 K, outfield assist
C Gary Sanchez 0-5, 2 K
2B Anderson Feliz 1-3, BB, K, 2 E4 - throwing and fielding error
1B Saxon Butler 2-4, E3 - pickoff error, fourth of the season
SS Dan Fiorito 2-4, RBI, K, E6 - fielding error
3B Jose Toussen 1-3, BB - batting .286

Mikey O'Brien 4 IP, 8 H, 3 R/1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, HB - four groundouts, one flyout
Joel De La Cruz 3 IP, 4 R/3 ER, 0 BB, K, HB, five groundouts, one flyout
John Brebbia 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB

The Yankee pitchers were not sharp but they were not assisted by the four errors committed in the field. Scottie Allen starts for Tampa today at 7 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: Cancelled for rain, won't be rescheduled

Charleston is off today.

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