Baby Bomber Recap 6/22/13: Peter O'Brien's grand slam powers Tampa to rain-shortened win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 6-4 (11 innings), L 2-5 vs. Norfolk Tides

Game One:

CF Corey Patterson 2-6, 2B, K, SB
C JR Murphy 2-3, RBI, 3 BB, K - batting .323/.417/.548 in nine Triple-A games
RF Fernando Martinez 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
DH Randy Ruiz 0-6, RBI, K
1B Dan Johnson 2-4, 2B, 2 BB, K
LF Cody Grice 2-5, K
3B Casey Stevenson 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB, K, SB, E5 - first Triple-A homers of the season
2B Walter Ibarra 0-4, 4 K
SS Dan Fiorito 1-5

Caleb Cotham 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K - four groundouts, seven flyouts
Francisco Rondon 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K - five groundouts, one flyout
Yoshinori Tateyama 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Stevenson homered in the third inning to give the RailRiders a three-run lead that Rondon would fail to hold, and Stevenson would then homer again in the 11th for a walk-off win.

Game Two:

CF Corey Patterson 0-5, 2 K
2B Brent Lillibridge 1-5, HR, RBI, 2 K - first game with SWB
RF Fernando Martinez 2-4, 2B, K - batting .316 since being acquired
1B Randy Ruiz 0-3, BB
DH Dan Johnson 2-3, 2B, BB
LF Cody Grice 1-4, E7 - fielding error
3B Casey Stevenson 0-3, 2 K
SS Addison Maruszak 3-4, RBI, K - batting .314/.390/.400 in his last 10 games
C Bobby Wilson 1-4

Graham Stoneburner 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R/3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - four groundouts, four flyouts
Chris Bootcheck 2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, pickoff
Dellin Betances 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

The RailRiders never lead in the game despite picking up ten hits, partially because they allowed fourteen to the opposition. Brett Marshall starts today for the RailRiders at 1:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 8-3 vs. Portland Sea Dogs

LF Ramon Flores 1-4, RBI, BB, K - hit safely in nine of his last ten games
CF Slade Heathcott 0-5, 2 K
RF Tyler Austin 2-5, K, OF assist - 10 for his last 40 (.250)
1B Kyle Roller 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K - tenth homer of the season
SS Carmen Angelini 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
DH Andrew Clark 2-5, RBI, 2 L
3B Reegie Corona 1-4, RBI
2B Jose Pirela 1-3, BB
C Francisco Arcia 2-4, 2 RBI - batting .286 since his promotion

Mikey O'Brien 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K - five groundouts, five flyouts
Danny Burawa 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Cesar Cabral 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Cabral tried to make it interesting at the end, but a five-run inning by the Thunder in the fifth was more than enough to help them to their 38th win of the season. They are now three games over .500. Sean Black makes his second Double-A start today at 1:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 4-1 (5 innings) vs. Brevard County Manatees

CF Mason Williams 1-3
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-2, BB - batting .296 this season
LF Ben Gamel 0-2, BB, K
C Gary Sanchez 1-1, BB - batting .200/.243/.343 over his last 10 games
RF Yeral Sanchez 1-2, K
DH Peter O'Brien 1-2, HR, 4 RBI, K - first homer with High-A
1B Tyson Blaser 0-1, BB
SS Ali Castillo 0-2
3B Jose Toussen 0-2

Bryan Mitchell 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, WP - three groundouts, two flyouts

O'Brien homered for the first time since his promotion in the bottom of the first after the Manatees got on the board in the top of the frame. That would be all the scoring, as the game was called after five innings for rain. Rafael De Paula makes his first High-A start today at 1:00 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 3-7 vs. Rome Braves

CF Jake Cave 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K - batting .385/.455/.667 over his last 10 games
SS Cito Culver 0-5, 4 K - sigh
1B Greg Bird 1-4, RBI, BB - batting .291 this season
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-3, BB, K
2B Angelo Gumbs 1-4, 2 K - demoted from Tampa
RF Danny Oh 1-3, K, HBP - batting .333 this season
DH Kelvin De Leon 0-3, BB, K
LF Aaron Gates 1-4, 2 K - acquired before the game
C Jackson Valera 1-3, BB, 2 PB

Luis Niebla 3 IP, 13 H (!!!), 5 R/4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - five groundouts, zero flyouts
John Brebbia 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - 2.92 ERA this season

Niebla pitched to five batters in the fourth inning without recording an out. Thirteen hits in three innings pretty much tells the story of this one. The RiverDogs didn't score after the second inning. Dan Camarena starts for the RiverDogs today at 5:00 pm.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 2-4 vs. Hudson Valley Renegades

2B Derek Toadvine 1-4, 2 K
SS John Murphy 2-4, HR, RBI - first professional home run
DH Michael O'Neill 1-3, BB, 2 K
CF Brandon Thomas 1-3, BB, K
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4
3B Kale Sumner 1-3, BB, 2 K - 8 for 13 (.615) to start his season
C Isaias Tejeda 0-4
LF Mikeson Oliberto 0-4, 2 K
1B Bubba Jones 0-3

Giovanny Gallegos 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, WP, HB - three groundouts, eight flyouts
Andy Beresford 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Stefan Lopez 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB
Tyler Webb 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

The Yankees cut the lead in half with a two-run sixth inning, but the Renegades had doubled their lead in the top of the frame. Staten Island takes on the Aberdeen Ironbirds today at 4:00 pm.

Notes from the Gulf Coast League:

Adonis Garcia was 1-2 and Kendall Coleman was 0-2 with a strikeout for GCL Yankees 2. Gosuke Katoh homered for the second straight day for GCL Yankees 1. Austin Aune and Jordan Barnes both went 0-4 with three strikeouts. Ty Afenir was 0-2 with a strikeout and a stolen base. Brady Lail started for GCL Yankees 1 and went five innings, giving up two runs on five hits and racking up six strikeouts.

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