Baby Bomber Recap 5/21/13: Peter O'Brien stays hot in Charleston's shutout win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 1-5 vs. Columbus Clippers

2B Reegie Corona 0-3, BB, 2 K
CF Melky Mesa 2-5, K
LF Zoilo Almonte 2-5, SB - batting .227/.271/.273 over his last 10 games
1B Dan Johnson 0-4, BB, 3 K
3B Ronnier Mustelier 3-5, SB - 15 for his last 48 (.313)
DH Josh Bell 1-4, BB, 2 K
RF Thomas Neal 1-3, 2 B, K - batting .323 this season
C Bobby Wilson 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
SS Addison Maruszak 1-3, BB

Chien-Ming Wang 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K - nine groundouts, two flyouts
Chase Whitley 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 WP
Cody Eppley 1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, K

Cody Eppley, ladies and gentlemen! The RailRiders were losing, but he put the game pretty firmly out of reach. After being swept by Columbus, they have today off to hopefully regroup.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 3-0 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

LF Ramon Flores 1-4, 2 K, CS, HBP - 7 for his last 40 (.175)
2B Jose Pirela 1-4, 2B, 2 BB, SB, E4 - fielding error, seventh of the season
RF Tyler Austin 0-4, K
C JR Murphy 0-3, BB
CF Slade Heathcott 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI - 12 for his last 39 (.308)
DH Neil Medchill 0-3, BB
1B Casey Stevenson 2-4 - batting .269 this season
SS Ali Castillo 0-3, BB, K
3B Kevin Mahoney 0-4, 3 K

Matt Tracy 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, pickoff, HB - eight groundouts, two flyouts
Matt Daley 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Francisco Rondon 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Tom Kahnle 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K - 11 of 13 pitches for strikes

Trenton scored all three of their runs, and the only runs of the game, in the eighth inning. Jose Ramirez pitches for the Thunder today at 6:35 pm against the Flying Squirrels.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 7-0 vs. Bradenton Marauders

CF Mason Williams 0-4, BB, SB - 9 for his last 41 (.220)
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-2, 2 BB, K, HBP
DH Rob Refsnyder 1-3, BB, K, HBP - batting .328 with Tampa
C Gary Sanchez 0-4, RBI, BB
LF Ben Gamel 3-5, 3 2B, 3 RBI - 11 for his last 43 (.256)
SS Carmen Angelini 2-4, RBI, SB
1B Saxon Butler 0-3, RBI
3B Dan Fiorito 0-3, RBI, K - batting .316 this season
RF Eduardo Sosa 1-4, K

Sean Black 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - six groundouts, four flyouts
John Brebbia 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, K
Dan Mahoney 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - 12 of 24 pitches for strikes

Putting up four runs in the first inning would prove to be more than enough for the Yankees to get past the Marauders, even though they would tack on three more runs before their pitchers' shutout was complete. Scottie Allen starts for Tampa today at 6:30 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 2-0 vs. Savannah Sand Gnats

CF Taylor Dugas 1-3, BB, K, SB, CS
SS Cito Culver 1-4, 2 K
1B Greg Bird 0-4, K
C Peter O'Brien 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 K, PB - batting .395/.489/.737 over his last 10 games
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-3, 3B, RBI, BB - seven game hitting streak
DH Reymond Nunez 0-4, K
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-3, 2 K
LF Kelvin De Leon 0-3, K
2B Claudio Custodio 0-3, 2 K

Rafael DePaula 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, WP - three groundouts, four flyouts
Derek Varnadore 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB
Alex Smith 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K - three groundouts, zero flyouts

DePaula might not have racked up the strikeouts like he normally does, but he did his part to help combine for a shutout while Peter O'Brien stayed hot for the offense. The passed ball count is rapidly rising, though. Evan Rutckyj starts for Charleston today at 7:05 pm.

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