Baby Bomber Recap 5/20/13: Slade Heathcott picks up three hits, extends hit streak to seven games

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: L 5-6 (10 innings) vs. Columbus Clippers

2B Corban Joseph 0-4, BB, 2 K
RF Brennan Boesch 0-4, BB, 3 K - batting .105 with SWB
LF Zoilo Almonte 2-4, BB - 11 for his last 44 (.250)
1B Dan Johnson 1-4, BB, K
3B Josh Bell 2-4, RBI, BB
DH Thomas Neal 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K - 10 for his last 32 (.313)
CF Melky Mesa 1-5, 2B, RBI, K
C Jeff Farnham 0-4
SS Addison Maruszak 0-4, K

Chris Bootcheck 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, WP - four groundouts, seven flyouts
Jim Miller 1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, K
Sam Demel 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Josh Spence 0.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER

The RailRiders had a 5-1 lead at the seventh inning stretch before Jim Miller imploded and Josh Spence failed to record an out in the bottom of the tenth inning. Chien-Ming Wang pitches for SWB today at 10:35 am.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 7-3 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

LF Ramon Flores 1-5, RBI, BB, K
2B Jose Pirela 0-6, K, E4 - 4 for his last 41 (.098)
RF Tyler Austin 1-3, 2 BB, K
C JR Murphy 2-3, RBI, 2 BB - 10 for his last 38 (.263)
CF Slade Heathcott 3-5, 3 RBI, K - hit safely in seven straight, 12 for his last 39 (.308)
DH Neil Medchill 0-5
SS Ali Castillo 1-4, RBI, BB
3B Kevin Mahoney 1-3, 2 BB

Mikey O'Brien 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R/2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, E1 - fielding error, 3-0 since promotion
Aaron Dott 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Danny Burawa 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K - one groundout, one flyout

Richmond scored three runs in the first inning off O'Brien but were shut down the rest of the game while the Thunder offense took care of business, scoring in five different innings. Matt Tracy starts for Trenton today at 6:35 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 2-1 vs. Bradenton Marauders

CF Mason Williams 0-4, 2 K
2B Angelo Gumbs 2-4, 3B
DH Rob Refsnyder 0-4, K
C Gary Sanchez 2-4, 2B, PB - 14 for his last 39 (.359)
LF Ben Gamel 0-4, K, 2 SB
SS Carmen Angelini 0-4, RBI, E6 - batting .290 this season
1B Saxon Butler 1-3, RBI, HBP
3B Dan Fiorito 1-2, BB, K - batting .329 this season
RF Jose Toussen 0-2, K

Shane Greene 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K - six groundouts, three flyouts
Cesar Cabral 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Taylor Garrison 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Hits were even, but the Yankees scratched out a win thanks to superb work from all of their pitchers. Sean Black starts for Tampa today at 6:30 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-5 vs. Savannah Sand Gnats

CF Jake Cave 0-4, 2 K
SS Claudio Custodio 0-4
DH Greg Bird 0-3, BB, K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 2-3, BB, K - six game hitting streak
RF Yeicok Calderon 0-3, BB, 2 K
1B Reymond Nunez 1-4, 2B, 2 K - batting .298 this season
LF Kelvin De Leon 2-4, 2 RBI
C Wes Wilson 0-4, 2 K
2B Fu-Lin Kuo 1-4, 2 K

Cesar Vargas 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R/1 ER, BB, 2 K, E1 - seven groundouts, four flyouts
Adam Smith 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, K, WP - four groundouts, zero flyouts
Brett Gerritse 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Charleston was shut out until the ninth inning and their 1-3 hitters combined to go 0-11. That's pretty much all you need to know about this one. In exciting news, Rafael DePaula starts for the RiverDogs today at 7:05 pm.

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