Baby Bomber Recap 5/15/13: Peter O'Brien homers in Charleston's sixth straight win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 11-12 vs. Toledo Mud Hens

2B Corban Joseph 1-3, RBI, 3 BB, K - .383 OBP his last 10 games
RF Thomas Neal 3-4, BB, K, HBP - hitting .329 with the RailRiders this season
LF Zoilo Almonte 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, K
3B Ronnier Mustelier 2-6, 2B, 3 RBI, E5 - fielding error
1B Dan Johnson 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K - fourth homer of the season
CF Melky Mesa 1-5, 2B, RBI, 4 K, E8 - throwing error
DH Luke Murton 0-4, BB, 4 K
C Bobby Wilson 2-5, RBI, 2 K
SS Reegie Corona 1-5, 2 K

Chris Bootcheck 3IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 4 K - three groundouts, one flyout
Josh Spence 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, K
Cody Eppley 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - 18 of 23 pitches for strikes
Jim Miller 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

The RailRiders got out to an early lead with five runs in the first inning, but the Mud Hens stormed back off Bootcheck with seven runs of their own in the second. This was quite a slugfest, but the Mud Hens came out on top. Chien-Ming Wang starts for SWB today at 6:30 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 6-4 vs. Altoona Curve

LF Ramon Flores 1-3, RBI, BB, K
2B Jose Pirela 0-5, K
RF Tyler Austin 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K - 13 for his last 40 (.325)
C JR Murphy 0-5, K, PB
1B Kyle Roller 1-3, K, HBP - batting .305 this season
CF Slade Heathcott 2-4, RBI - 12 for his last 39 (.308)
DH Neil Medchill 2-4, SB
SS Ali Castillo 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 K
3B Kevin Mahoney 2-4, K

Mikey O'Brien 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K - eight groundouts, two flyouts
Francisco Rondon 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB - 13 of 20 pitches for strikes
Matt Daley 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Branden Pinder 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

O'Brien has been very good in both of his Double-A starts since being promoted, moving to 2-0 after yesterday's win. Top prospects Tyler Austin and Slade Heathcott are hitting well after scuffling a bit at the beginning of the season. Matt Tracy starts for the Thunder today at 10:30 am.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 2-7 vs. Jupiter Hammerheads

CF Mason Williams 1-3, K, HBP, OF assist
LF Ben Gamel 1-4, 2B
2B Rob Refsnyder 1-4, RBI, K, E4 - throwing error, .395/.467/.526 over his last 10 games
DH Gary Sanchez 0-3, RBI - 31st RBI of the season
3B Anderson Feliz 1-4
C Jackson Valera 2-4
1B Saxon Butler 0-3, BB, K - 9 for his last 35 (.257)
SS Dan Fiorito 0-3, K
RF Eduardo Sosa 1-3

Shane Greene 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, WP, HB - four groundouts, six flyouts
Manny Barreda 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, K
Charlie Short 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - given up 1 ER in 15.2 IP across Tampa and Charleston

The Yankees didn't get on the board until the ninth inning, and that was far too late to be able to mount a comeback down 0-7. Refsnyder refuses to stop hitting. Sean Black starts for Tampa today at 7:00 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 6-3 vs. Savannah Sand Gnats

CF Jake Cave 4-5, K - 14 for his last 42 (.333)
SS Cito Culver 0-4, BB, 3 K - .158/.238/.211 over his last 10 games
1B Greg Bird 0-4, K
C Peter O'Brien 1-2, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB - fifth homer of the season
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 2-4, 2B, RBI
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, 2B, RBI, K
DH Reymond Nunez 2-4, HR, RBI, K - fifth homer of the season
LF Kelvin De Leon 1-4, CS
2B Claudio Custodio 1-3, 2B, BB

Cesar Vargas 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, K, WP - six groundouts, two flyouts
Brett Gerritse 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Derek Varnadore 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K

A three-run first inning helped the RiverDogs to their sixth straight win, despite a threat by the Sand Gnats off Varnadore in the ninth inning. Charleston takes on the Greenville Drive today at 7:05 pm.

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