Baby Bomber Recap 6/11/13: Thomas Neal picks up five hits as RailRiders sweep Bisons

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 6-5, W 6-2 vs. Buffalo Bisons

Game One:

RF Thomas Neal 3-4, RBI - call him up, please
LF Zoilo Almonte 2-4
3B Ronnier Mustelier 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI - batting .289 this season
DH Dan Johnson 1-3, HR, 2 RBI - seventh homer of the season
1B Josh Bell 1-3
CF Melky Mesa 1-3, HR, RBI, OF assist - left the game after appearing to hurt his shoulder on defense
2B Addison Maruszak 1-3, 2B
C Bobby Wilson 0-3
SS Alberto Gonzalez 1-3, 2B, K, E6 - fielding error, second of the season

Ivan Nova 5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K - five groundouts, two flyouts
Chase Whitley 2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, K - four groundouts, zero flyouts

Whitley made it interesting, allowing two runs in the seventh (and final) inning. Buffalo got out to a 3-0 lead off Nova, but the offense rebounded to take a lead that they would ultimately hang on to.

Game Two:

RF Thomas Neal 2-3, RBI - batting .339 this season
LF Zoilo Almonte 1-3, RBI, K
3B Ronnier Mustelier 0-3, K
1B Dan Johnson 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI - eighth homer of the season
DH Josh Bell 0-3, K
CF Cody Grice 0-2, RBI, 2 K
2B Addison Maruszak 1-3, K - batting .244 this season
SS Walter Ibarra 0-2, 2 K, E6 - fielding error
C Jeff Farnham 1-2

David Huff 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, WP - four groundouts, two flyouts
Dellin Betances 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - three groundouts, one flyout
Sam Demel 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

The RailRiders scored five runs in the third inning and added a bonus run in the sixth to complete the sweep of the Bisons in yesterday's double header. Betances picked up his fourth win of the season, and Melky Mesa, who left the previous game injured, was scratched from the start. SWB is off today.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 5-6 vs. Binghamton Mets

LF Ramon Flores 2-5, E7 - fielding error, third of the season
CF Slade Heathcott 1-4, 2B, BB, K - 11 for his last 38 (.289)
RF Tyler Austin 1-5, 3 K
C JR Murphy 1-5, E2 - caught three runners stealing, batting .268/.354/.435 this season
1B Kyle Roller 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI - eighth and ninth homers of the season
SS Carmen Angelini 1-5, BB, K, SB, CS
2B Reegie Corona 1-3, BB, 2 K
DH Neil Medchill 2-3, RBI, BB, K - batting .247 this season
3B Kevin Mahoney 0-3, 3 K - left the game with an apparent injury

Mikey O'Brien 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R/3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K - 59 of 91 pitches for strikes
Jeremy Bleich 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Aaron Dott 1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Danny Burawa 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R/1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

O'Brien lost his first game since being promoted to Trenton, and the offense's two-run ninth inning rally fell just short of tying the game. Matt Tracy starts for the Thunder tonight at 7:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 6-2 vs. Charlotte Knights

CF Mason Williams 0-5, K - batting .234 this season
2B Rob Refsnyder 1-2, 2 BB - hitting .364/.432/.515 over his last 10 games
LF Ben Gamel 3-4, 3B, RBI, CS
C Gary Sanchez 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, E2 (3), PB (5) - 10th homer of the season
1B Francisco Arcia 0-3, BB
RF Yeral Sanchez 1-4, 2 K
3B Casey Stevenson 0-4
DH Saxon Butler 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB - second homer of the season
SS Ali Castillo 0-3, K, HBP

Shane Greene 3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K - three groundouts, four flyouts
Joel De La Cruz 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Manny Barreda 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Charley Short 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 KK - 1.32 ERA this season

The Yankees scored all six of their runs in the first inning, and managed to pick up only four hits afterward. Sean Black gets the start for Tampa tonight at 6:30 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 3-6, W 8-4 vs. Greenville Drive

Game One:

RF Taylor Dugas 1-3, K, OF assist
SS Cito Culver 1-3, HR, 2 RBI - fourth homer of the season
1B Greg Bird 1-3, HR, RBI, K - fifth homer of the season
C Peter O'Brien 0-3
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 0-2, BB, E5 - fielding error, tenth of the season
CF Jake Cave 1-3
DH Reymond Nunez 1-3
2B Jose Rosario 0-3, 2 K
LF Fu-Lin Kuo 0-3

Cesar Vargas 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R/4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, WP - six groundouts, one flyout
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB, K

The RiverDogs dropped their third straight game to the Drive in the first game of yesterday's double header after getting out to an early lead via a Greg Bird homer in the first inning.

Game Two:

CF Jake Cave 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, K - first career homer
SS Cito Culver 1-3, BB, K, E6 - throwing error (8), 7 for his last 39 (.179)
DH Greg Bird 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 0-3, BB, 2 K - batting .212 this season
1B Reymond Nunez 2-4, 2 2B, K
RF Danny Oh 1-4, K - 11 for his last 29 (.379)
LF Kelvin De Leon 2-3, HR, 4 RBI - fourth homer of the season
2B Fu-Lin Kuo 0-2, K, HBP
C Jackson Valera 2-3, RBI, CS

Dan Camarena 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - six groundouts, three flyouts
Alex Smith 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R/0 ER, BB, 2 K, pickoff
Derek Varnadore 1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, K

Charleston scored in all but three of seven innings thanks to twelve hits, including scoring in each of the last three innings. The Drive pulled closer with a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, but they ultimately fell short of coming back from such a large deficit. Rafael DePaula starts for the RiverDogs tonight at 7:05 pm.

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