Baby Bomber Recap 5/16/13: Rafael DePaula strikes out eleven as RiverDogs keep rolling

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 1-4 vs. Toledo Mud Hens

2B Corban Joseph 1-4, HBP
RF Brennan Boesch 0-5, K
LF Zoilo Almonte 0-4, BB, K
3B Ronnier Mustelier 2-5 - 9 for his last 44 (.205)
1B Dan Johnson 2-3, 2B, BB
DH Thomas Neal 0-2, BB, HBP
CF Melky Mesa 1-4, HR, K - batting .316/.316/.553 over his last 10 games
C Jeff Farnham 1-3, BB, K
SS Reegie Corona 0-4

Chien-Ming Wang 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 K, WP - eight groundouts, six flyouts
Mark Montgomery 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K - 14 of 24 pitches for strikes

The RailRiders went 0-10 with runners in scoring position and only managed to score on Melky Mesa's solo homer. Graham Stoneburner tries to turn things around for SWB today at 7:00 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-6 vs. Altoona Curve

DH Ramon Flores 0-3, BB
2B Jose Pirela 0-3, BB
RF Tyler Austin 0-4
1B Kyle Roller 0-4
CF Slade Heathcott 1-3, HR, K - second homer of the season
LF Neil Medchill 1-3, HR, K - fourth homer of the season
SS Ali Castillo 0-3, K
3B Casey Stevenson 0-3, K, E5 - throwing error, sixth of the season
C Nick McCoy 0-3, 3 K

Matt Tracy 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R/4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, HB, pickoff - 58 of 90 pitches for strikes
Fred Lewis 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, E1 - pickoff error
Tom Kahnle 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, pickoff

Two hits, two solo homers, were not enough to overcome a four-run fifth inning by the Curve. Shoddy defense didn't help matters much. Today's pitching matchup for the Thunder is an exciting one, as Jose Ramirez faces on of the better pitching prospects in baseball, Kevin Gausman and the Bowie Baysox at 7:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 4-9 vs. Jupiter Hammerheads

CF Ben Gamel 0-5, K
2B Angelo Gumbs 3-5, 2 2B, K, SB - first game back from a long DL stint
DH Rob Refsnyder 1-4, 2 K
C Gary Sanchez 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 PB - 13 for his last 38 (.342)
3B Anderson Feliz 0-4, K, E5 - throwing error, twelfth of the season
SS Dan Fiorito 1-3, HBP - batting .286/.390/.314 over his last 10 games
LF Cody Grice 1-3, BB, K, OF assist

Sean Black 3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, WP - allowed two homers
John Brebbia 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R/0 ER, 0 BB - five groundouts, two flyouts
Joel De La Cruz 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R/2 ER, BB, 2 K
Dan Mahoney 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, WP

Ten hits weren't enough to get past four multi-run innings by the Hammerheads. Angelo Gumbs had a solid game coming off the DL and Rob Refsnyder and Gary Sanchez continue to hit well for Tampa. Scottie Allen starts for the Yankees today at 7:00 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 6-3 vs. Greenville Drive

CF Jake Cave 0-4, K
SS Cito Culver 3-4, RBI, 2 SB
DH Greg Bird 2-3, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K - batting .286/.405/.600 over his last 10 games
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, K - third homer of the season
RF Yeicok Calderon 0-4, 2 K, E9 - fielding error, fifth of the season
1B Reymond Nunez 0-4, 2 K
LF Taylor Dugas 1-3, BB
C Wes Wilson 2-4, K
2B Claudio Custodio 0-4

Rafael DePaula 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 11 K, HB - 59 of 89 pitches for strikes
Phil Wetherell 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB
Alex Smith 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - give up 2 ER in 21.1 IP this season

The RiverDogs are absolutely rolling right now, winning their seventh straight game behind a strong offensive effort and another impressive performance from DePaula. It's nice to see signs of life from Culver and DBJ. Evan Rutckyj tries to keep the streak alive today at 7:05 pm.

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