Baby Bomber Recap 5/10/13: Rafael DePaula strikes out 12; wins for everyone

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-3 vs. Gwinnett Braves

2B Corban Joseph 2-5, K
LF Curtis Granderson 1-5, HR, 2 RBI, K
RF Zoilo Almonte 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI - 12 for his last 38 (.316)
3B Ronnier Mustelier 2-5, CS
DH Dan Johnson 2-3, 2B, BB
1B David Adams 0-3, HBP
CF Melky Mesa 3-4
SS Addison Maruszak 1-4, 2B, RBI, K

Chris Bootcheck 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 K - gave up 3-run HR with no outs in the first
Dellin Betances 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K - three groundouts, zero flyouts
Sam Demel 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Dellin Betances picked up his third win of the season in his first appearance as a newly-converted reliever, as the RailRiders rallied back from a three-run homer by the Braves before an out was recorded in the first inning. Chien-Ming Wang starts for SWB today at 7:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 3-2 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

LF Ramon Flores 1-4
2B Jose Pirela 0-3, RBI, K
RF Tyler Austin 1-2, RBI, 2 BB, OF assist - 10 for his last 34 (.294)
1B Kyle Roller 0-4, 3 K
CF Slade Heathcott 1-4, 2 K, SB - batting .208 this season
SS Reegie Corona 0-2, 2 BB, E6 - fielding error, second of the season
DH Neil Medchill 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 K
C Nick McCoy 1-4, 2B, RBI, K - batting .400 as backup C
3B Kevin Mahoney 2-4, E5 - fielding error, first of the season

Mikey O'Brien 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K - four groundouts, six flyouts
Fred Lewis 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, WP
Danny Burawa 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - 10 of 15 pitches for strikes
Branden Pinder 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R/0 ER, K
Aaron Dott 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB

O'Brien was very good in his Double-A debut, but the bullpen nearly lost it in the ninth inning. The tying run was thrown out at the plate to end the game after the ball got away from McCoy, but bounced back to him in time for Dott to block the plate. Matt Tracy starts for the Thunder today at 7:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 7-3 vs. Brevard County Manatees

CF Mason Williams 1-4, 2B, BB, K, OF assist
LF Ben Gamel 1-3, 2B, 4 RBI, K, SB
2B Rob Refsnyder 1-3, 2B, RBI - 13 for his last 36 (.361)
C Gary Sanchez 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K, PB - sixth homer of the season
3B Anderson Feliz 1-4
1B Saxon Butler 0-4, 2 K - batting .217 this season
SS Dan Fiorito 1-4, 2 K
RF Eduardo Sosa 0-4, K
DH Jose Toussen 2-4, 2B - batting .297 this season

Scottie Allen 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, BB, 2 K, WP - five groundouts, nine flyouts
Charlie Short 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Manny Barreda 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R/1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Rigoberto Arrebato 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

The Tampa Yankees used five doubles, a Sanchez homer, and a four-run fifth inning to get past the Manatees, who made the score closer than it had been with two runs in the ninth inning. Bryan Mitchell starts for the Yankees today at 6:35 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 8-1 vs. Hickory Crawdads

CF Jake Cave 2-3, 2 RBI, BB, K - 12 for his last 43 (.279)
SS Cito Culver 1-4, 2B, 2 K, SB
1B Greg Bird 0-4, 2 K
3B Dante Bichette Jr - 0-4, RBI - batting .183 this season
C Peter O'Brien 1-4, RBI, 3 K, PB - eleventh PB of the season
RF Yeicok Calderon 2-4, HR, 2 RBI - third homer of the season
DH Kelvin De Leon 2-4
LF Taylor Dugas 1-2, BB, HBP
2B Claudio Custodio 0-3, RBI, BB, K

Rafael DePaula 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 B, 12 K, WP - 58 strikeouts in 33.1 IP this year
Dietrich Enns 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - hasn't given up a run in relief this season
Ben Paullus 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Rafael DePaula is really good, guys. The RiverDogs scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back, and never had to, because of DePaula basically striking out the entire ballpark. Charleston takes on the Crawdads again today at 6:05 pm.

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