Baby Bomber Recap 5/3/13: Rafael DePaula strikes out seven in Charleston win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 6-2 vs. Gwinnett Braves

1B Corban Joseph 1-4, RBI, K
2B David Adams 1-4, K, E4 - throwing error
LF Zoilo Almonte 1-4 - batting .286
3B Ronnier Mustelier 1-4, 2B, K
RF Addison Maruszak 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, K
CF Melky Mesa 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K - 14 strikeouts in his last 10 games
DH Luke Murton 2-3, BB

Graham Stoneburner 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB - eight groundouts, three flyouts
Juan Cedeno 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Mark Montgomery 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K - 18 of 23 pitches for strikes
Sam Demel 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Ryan Pope 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB - two groundouts, two flyouts

The RailRiders scored twice in the first and three times in the sixth to get past the Braves behind a strong effort from Graham Stoneburner. Dellin Betances starts for SWB today at 7:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 3-1 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

CF Ramon Flores 1-5, K, E8 - throwing error, second of the season
2B Jose Pirela 1-4, HR, RBI, K
RF Tyler Austin 0-2, 2 BB, K - .400 OBP his last 10 games
C JR Murphy 2-4, 2B, PB
1B Kyle Roller 0-2, BB, K, HBP - batting .308
DH Slade Heathcott 0-3, RBI
LF Neil Medchill 1-4, RBI, 2 K
SS Ali Castillo 2-4

Zach Nuding 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R/0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K - five groundouts, seven flyouts
Aaron Dott 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Danny Burawa 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Branden Pinder 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K - 8 of 13 pitches for strikes

The Thunder pitchers were fantastic today, as Zach Nuding turned in another quality start. An unearned run because of an error by Flores spoiled the shutout, but no matter. Francisco Rondon starts for Trenton today at 6:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 2-4 vs. Clearwater Threshers

CF Mason Williams 2-4, HR, 2 RBI - two homers in his last three games
LF Ben Gamel 2-4, E7 - fielding error, first of the season
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-4
DH Gary Sanchez 0-3, BB, K - 5 for his last 38 (.132)
3B Anderson Feliz 1-2, BB, CS
1B Saxon Butler 2-4, K
C Francisco Arcia 0-3
SS Dan Fiorito 3-3, 2B, CS - batting .424
RF Eduardo Sosa 0-2, K, SB

Shane Greene 6 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 BB - ten groundouts, three flyouts
Manny Barreda 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R/2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - allowed two home runs

A bullpen meltdown on a day when runs were at a premium ruined a very decent outing by Shane Greene. Sanchez is struggling, but Mason Williams seems to be coming around. Mikey O'Brien starts for the Yankees today at 6 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 6-0 vs. Lakewood BlueClaws

CF Jake Cave 0-4, BB, K, CS
SS Cito Culver 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, K, SB, CS - third homer of the season
1B Greg Bird 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-4, BB, E5 - throwing error, fifth of the season
C Peter O'Brien 2-5, 2 2B, K - batting .289
RF Yeicok Calderon 0-3, BB, K
DH Reymond Nunez 3-4, 2B
LF Taylor Dugas 1-3, RBI, BB
2B Claudio Custodio 1-4, 2B, K - batting .278

Rafael DePaula 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K - 46 strikeouts in 27.1 innings
Alex Smith 2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Charlie Short 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - 0.71 ERA on the year

Charleston scored five runs in the first inning and accumulated 13 hits to defeat the BlueClaws. Rafael DePaula, in his first season pitching in America, is currently sporting a 15.1 K/9. Well, then. The RiverDogs take on the Delmarva Shorebirds today at 7:05 pm.

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