Baby Bomber Recap 5/24/13: Dante Bichette Jr. homers to keep his hit streak alive

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 4-9 vs. Durham Bulls

2B Corban Joseph 3-5, RBI, K, E4 - fielding error, fourth of the season
RF Brennan Boesch 0-4, RBI, BB, K - Welcome back to New York...
LF Zoilo Almonte 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, K
3B Ronnier Mustelier 1-5 - 14 for his last 47 (.298)
1B Dan Johnson 0-3, BB, 2 K
DH Thomas Neal 2-4, 2B, K - 11 for his last 33 (.333)
CF Melky Mesa 2-4, K
SS Alberto Gonzalez 0-3, BB, K
C Bobby Wilson 0-4

Graham Stoneburner 3 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, K, HB - four groundouts, four flyouts
Chase Whitley 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Mark Montgomery 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R/0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K - 25 of 48 pitches for strikes
Clay Rapada 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB
Sam Demel 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

The RailRiders tried to make it a bit closer with two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but they couldn't hit enough to get them out of Stoneburner's mess. Whitley and Rapada also had a bit of a problem stranding runners, allowing three between them to score. Caleb Cotham starts for SWB today at 7:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-4 vs. Bowie Baysox

LF Ramon Flores 2-3, BB, K
CF Slade Heathcott 0-4, 2 K
DH Tyler Austin 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB - third homer of the season
1B Kyle Roller 0-3, HBP - batting .278 this season
2B Jose Pirela 1-4
RF Neil Medchill 1-4, 2 K
SS Walter Ibarra 2-4, K, CS, E6 - batting .353 in limited time this season (hurt)
3B Kevin Mahoney 1-4, 2 K
C Nick McCoy 0-3, PB

Zach Nuding 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, K, WP, HB - seven groundouts, three flyouts
Aaron Dott 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Branden Pinder 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K - 11 of 15 pitches for strikes

Trenton got on the board first with two runs in the top of the first inning, but the Baysox clawed their way back off Nuding, who is 1-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season. The undefeated (in Double-A) Mikey O'Brien starts for the Thunder today at 6:35 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 4-3 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

CF Mason Williams 2-4, OF assist
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-4
DH Rob Refsnyder 0-4, 3 K - 6 for his last 40 (.150) with 11 Ks
LF Ben Gamel 1-4
SS Dan Fiorito 1-4 - batting .297 this season
C Francisco Arcia 2-4, K
1B Casey Stevenson 1-4, HR, 3 RBI - first homer of the season
3B Jose Toussen 0-2, BB, SB, E5 - throwing error, seventh of the season
RF Eduardo Sosa 1-3, RBI, K

Corey Black 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R/1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - twelve groundouts, three flyouts
Cesar Cabral 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Taylor Garrison 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Stevenson hit his first homer of the year – a walk-off three-run homer for the Yankees, who out-hit the Blue Jays 8-5. Shane Greene gets the start for Tampa today at 6:30 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-12 vs. Greenville Drive

CF Jake Cave 1-5, 2 K - batting .310 this season
SS Claudio Custodio 0-3, 2 BB, K, SB, E6 - fielding error, sixth of te season
1B Greg Bird 0-4, BB, 4 K, E3 - pickoff error, fifth of the season
C Peter O'Brien 0-3, BB, 3 K, PB - fifteenth (!!) PB of the season
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 3-4, HR - fourth homer of the season, ten game hitting streak
DH Kelvin De Leon 1-4, K
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, 2 K
LF Taylor Dugas 1-4, 2B, K - 10 for his last 31 (.323)
2B Fu-Lin Kuo 1-4, 2B, RBI, K

Dan Camarena 4 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, WP - three groundouts, four flyouts
Brett Gerritse 3 IP 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Adam Smith 2 IP, 5 H, 5 R/4 ER, BB, 2 K - three groundouts, zero flyouts

This one was pretty terrible from start to finish except for DBJ extending his hit streak with a solo homer. Cesar Vargas starts for the RiverDogs today at 6:05 pm.

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