Baby Bomber Recap 5/5/13: Dellin Betances pitches five hitless innings, RailRiders sweep doubleheader

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: W 5-1, W 2-1 vs. Gwinnett Braves

Game One:

2B Corban Joseph 1-3, BB, K, E4 - fielding error, third of the season
3B David Adams 1-3, 2 RBI, HBP
LF Zoilo Almonte 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, K - third homer of the season
1B Dan Johnson 2-4, RBI
RF Ronnier Mustelier 1-4, K
CF Melky Mesa 1-4, 2 K
SS Addison Maruszak 0-4

Dellin Betances 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K - seven groundouts, two flyouts
Sam Demel 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, BB, K

Betances may have had a shot at the no-hitter if his pitch count hadn't reached 90 after five innings, but the offense easily took care of the Braves, out-hitting them 10-2.

Game Two:

2B Corban Joseph 1-3, BB - 8 for his last 38 (.211)
3B David Adams 1-3, BB
LF Zoilo Almonte 1-4, K - 14 for his last 38 (.368)
RF Ronnier Mustelier 1-2, HR, BB, SB - first homer of the season
CF Melky Mesa 1-3, 2B, 2 K
DH Luke Murton 0-2, RBI, BB

Chris Bootcheck 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K - seven groundouts, five flyouts
Jim Miller 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Bootcheck went to 4-0 on the season with a league-leading 0.60 ERA with the RailRiders' eighth straight win. They try to keep the streak going today against the Indianapolis Indians at 6:35 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 1-5 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

LF Ramon Flores 0-4
2B Jose Pirela 0-4
DH Tyler Austin 2-4, 3B, RBI, K - 9 for his last 33 (.273)
1B Kyle Roller 0-4, 2 K
CF Slade Heathcott 1-4, 3 K - 25 Ks in 22 games
RF Neil Medchill 0-4, 2 K, E9 - fielding error, first of the season
SS Ali Castillo 1-3, HBP
C Nick McCoy 1-3, K

Caleb Cotham 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, K - rumored to be pulled mid-game because of a promotion
Jeremy Bleich 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, K - six groundouts, zero flyouts
Danny Burawa 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Tom Kahnle 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

It was a little bizarre that Cotham was pulled after two scoreless innings, but Thunder beat writer Josh Norris tweeted that it sounded like he was being promoted. Why, and who he is going to replace, I couldn't tell you. In this game, the offense failed to do much of anything, including capitalizing on three Richmond errors. Matt Tracy starts for Trenton today at 7:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 8-2 vs. Fort Myers Miracle

CF Mason Williams 1-5, 3 K - 8 for his last 42 (.190)
LF Ben Gamel 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 K
2B Rob Refsnyder 2-5, 2B, SB, E4 - throwing error, .405/.532/.595 over his last 10 games
C Gary Sanchez 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB
1B Fu-Lin Kuo 2-3, 2 BB, K
3B Anderson Feliz 1-5, RBI, K
DH Francisco Arcia 0-5, K
SS Dan Fiorito 1-4, SB, HBP - batting .400 with the Yankees
RF Jose Toussen 2-4, 2 2B, BB

Scottie Allen 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, WP - four groundouts, six flyouts
Fred Lewis 2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Matt Daley 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K

Tampa managed to take advantage of five Miracle errors, in addition to doubling them up in the hit column, by putting up back to back three-run innings in the seventh and eighth. The Yankees take on the Miracle again today at 7:05 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-5 vs. Delmarva Shorebirds

LF Jake Cave 2-5, SB - batting .277 this season
SS Cito Culver 0-3
1B Greg Bird 0-4, E3 - fielding error, third of the season
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 0-4
C Peter O'Brien 3-4 - 12 for his last 38 (.316)
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, K
CF Taylor Dugas 0-3, RBI, BB
DH Kelvin De Leon 1-4, RBI, 2 K
2B Francisco Rosario 1-3, BB, E4 - missed catch, second of the season

Dietrich Enns 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K - first ER he's given up all season (usually a RP)
Brett Gerritse 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, WP
Philip Wetherell 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K, 2 WP, HB
Alex Smith 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

A four-run sixth inning by the Shorebirds put this one out of reach for Charleston. These two teams face off again today at 7:05 pm.

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