Baby Bomber Recap 5/23/13: Jake Cave picks up three hits in Charleston win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 5-8 vs. Durham Bulls

2B Corban Joseph 0-4, BB, K
RF Brennan Boesch 3-5, 2B, RBI
LF Zoilo Almonte 1-3, 2B, BB - batting .267 this season
3B Ronnier Mustelier 1-3, 2B, BB
1B Josh Bell 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI - 5 for 20 (.250) since joining SWB
DH Thomas Neal 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB - 11 for his last 34 (.324)
CF Melky Mesa 1-4, 3B, K
SS Alberto Gonzalez 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
C Bobby Wilson 1-4

Brett Marshall 4 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HB - nine groundouts, zero flyouts
Kelvin Perez 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Josh Spence 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - 18 of 27 pitches for strikes

Marshall's day was bookended by four-run innings in the first and fourth innings. The RailRiders scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth but couldn't make up the deficit. Graham Stoneburner starts for SWB tonight at 7:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 4-9 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

CF Ramon Flores 1-5
2B Jose Pirela 1-3, HR, RBI, BB, HBP, E4 - throwing error, third homer of the season
RF Tyler Austin 1-3, RBI, BB, K - 7 for his last 38 (.184)
C JR Murphy 2-3, 2B, BB
1B Kyle Roller 0-4, 2 K
DH Slade Heathcott 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K - 12 for his last 39 (.308)
LF Neil Medchill 2-4, 2B, K
3B Reegie Corona 1-4, K, E5 - fielding error, third of the season
SS Ali Castillo 0-3, BB, K, SB

Nik Turley 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, HB - 37 of 73 pitches for strikes (!!!)
Francisco Rondon 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R/2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Danny Burawa 1.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Matt Daley 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K - 14 of 16 pitches for strikes

Turley managed to not let his over-abundance of walks hurt him too badly on the scoreboard, but the bullpen melted down for seven runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings. Zach Nuding gets the start for the Thunder today at 7:05 pm against the Bowie Baysox.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 4-12 vs. Bradenton Marauders

CF Mason Williams 3-4
DH Angelo Gumbs 1-5, RBI, 2 K - 13 for his last 35 (.371) since coming off the DL
2B Rob Refsnyder 1-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K - batting .315 this season
C Gary Sanchez 2-5, 2B, RBI, E2 - batting .317/.370/.537 over his last 10 games
LF Ben Gamel 2-4, 2B, BB
SS Carmen Angelini 0-4, RBI, 2 K, E6 - fielding error, fourth this season
3B Dan Fiorito 1-4, 2B - batting .299 this season
1B Jackson Valera 1-4, K
RF Jose Toussen 3-4, 2B

Bryan Mitchell 4.2 IP, 8 H, 10 R/5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, E1, WP - seven groundouts, five flyouts
Joel De La Cruz 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K
Charley Short 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K

Minor league baseball! Only half of Mitchell's runs were earned and the Yankees actually out-hit the Marauders 14-11. Ugly. Corey Black starts for Tampa tonight at 7:00 pm against the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 12-7 vs. Greenville Drive

CF Jake Cave 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI, BB, K - 15 for his last 44 (.341)
SS Cito Culver 1-4, 2 BB, K
C Peter O'Brien 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 K, E2 - missed catch, fifth error of the season
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-3, 2 RBI, BB - nine game hitting streak, 13-38 (.342)
1B Reymond Nunez 0-5, RBI, E3 - throwing error, first of the season
DH Kelvin De Leon 3-4, HR, RBI, HBP - third homer of the season
RF Yeicok Calderon 0-5, RBI, K
2B Claudio Custodio 1-4, BB
LF Taylor Dugas 2-4, RBI, HBP

Jose Campos 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R/2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - seven groundouts, one flyout
Luis Niebla 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, WP

The RiverDogs and their suddenly high-powered offense scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and never really looked back. DBJ kept his streak alive and Cave kept his hot streak going with quite a night himself. Campos was also a ground ball machine on an innings limit. Dan Camarena starts for Charleston tonight at 7:05 pm.

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