Baby Bomber Recap 5/31/13: Thomas Neal homers twice in RailRiders loss

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 4-8 vs. Durham Bulls

2B Corban Joseph 0-4, 2 K, 2 E4(6, 7) - both throwing errors
CF Melky Mesa 0-4, 2 K - batting .244 this season
LF Zoilo Almonte 1-4, HR, RBI, K - fifth homer of the season
RF Ronnier Mustelier 1-4
1B Dan Johnson 1-4
3B Josh Bell 0-4, K
DH Thomas Neal 3-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI - first homers of the year, batting .359 w/ SWB
C Jeff Farnham 0-3, RBI, K, E2 - throwing error, second of the season
SS Alberto Gonzalez 1-3, 2 K

Chris Bootcheck 4.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R/3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - four groundouts, zero flyouts
Chase Whitley 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, K - 26 of 47 pitches for strikes
Cody Eppley 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Durham scored in all but two innings and doubled up the RailRiders in the hit column. Three sloppy SWB errors did not help matters any. Thomas Neal is really sick of Triple-A and is trying desperately to get someone to realize that, this time with power! Chien-Ming Wang starts for SWB tonight at 7:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 4-3 vs. Harrisburg Senators

CF Ramon Flores 1-4, BB, SB
DH Slade Heathcott 1-5, 2B, RBI, K - 12 for his last 44 (.273)
C JR Murphy 0-4, 2 K
1B Kyle Roller 1-3, HR, RBI, BB, K - seventh homer of the season
LF Jose Pirela 1-4, 2B
RF Neil Medchill 1-4, OF assist
2B Walter Ibarra 1-3, 2 K - batting .324 this season
3B Kevin Mahoney 2-4, RBI, 2 K
SS Ali Castillo 1-4, RBI, E6 - missed catch, fourth error of the season

Matt Tracy 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HB - six groundouts, two flyouts
Cesar Cabral 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - two homers allowed
Matt Daley 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Tom Kahnle 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

The Thunder rallied to victory with two runs in the top of the ninth inning. Kahnle picked up his eighth save of the season. Jose Ramirez gets the start for Trenton tonight at 7:00 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 1-2 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers

CF Mason Williams 2-2, BB, SB, CS
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-4, 2 K
LF Ben Gamel 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB - batting .284 this season
C Gary Sanchez 0-4
3B Casey Stevenson 1-3, BB
SS Carmen Angelini 0-3, BB, E6 - throwing error
1B Francisco Arcia 0-4, K, SB, E3 - fielding error
DH Dan Fiorito 0-4, 3 K
RF Cody Grice 0-2, 2 BB, K, SB

Shane Greene 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, WP - three groundouts, four flyouts
Rigoberto Arrebato 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K, pick off

The Yankees scored a run in the first and the Flying Tigers scored two in the second. That was all the scoring there would be in the game. Sean Black starts for the Yankees at 6:00 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 2-1 vs. Augusta GreenJackets

CF Taylor Dugas 0-3, HBP
2B Claudio Custodio 0-4, K
DH Greg Bird 2-4, K - 9 for his last 42 (.214)
C Peter O'Brien 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K - seventh homer of the season
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-4, 2 K
1B Reymond Nunez 0-2, BB
SS Jose Rosario 0-2, 2 K
LF Fu-Lin Kuo 0-3, 2 K
RF Danny Oh 0-3

Rafael DePaula 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - four groundouts, five flyouts
Phil Wetherell 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K - four groundouts, zero flyouts
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 1 h, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, WP

Hits were even and the RiverDogs were only able to score in one inning, but it was enough for the win, DePaula's sixth on the season as the pitcher. Evan Rutckyj gets the start for Charleston today at 7:05 pm.

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