Baby Bomber Recap 6/8/13: Michael Pineda's rehab appearance postponed for rain

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 4-10 vs. Buffalo Bisons

2B Walter Ibarra 0-4, 2 K
LF Zoilo Almonte 1-4 - 8 for his last 39 (.205)
CF Melky Mesa 0-3, BB, 2 K
DH Josh Bell 2-4, HR, RBI - second homer of the season
1B Dan Johnson 1-4, RBI, K
3B Ronnier Mustelier 0-4, 2 K
RF Thomas Neal 1-4, 2B, K - batting .325 this season
C Bobby Wilson 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, K, PB (3)
SS Alberto Gonzalez 2-4, RBI

Brett Marshall 5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, WP - eight groundouts, two flyouts
Josh Spence 1.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HB
Jim Miller 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - 27 of 35 pitches for strikes

Marshall had three good innings to start the game, but exploded for four runs in the fourth and another in the fifth. His ERA hovers around 8 for the season. The bullpen didn't help matters, as Spence allowed four additional runs before it was over with. Chris Bootcheck starts for SWB today at 1:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-3, L 7-3 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

Game One:

LF Ramon Flores 0-4, 2 K
CF Slade Heathcott 0-3, BB
RF Tyler Austin 1-4, K - 14 for his last 41 (.341)
C JR Murphy 2-3, HR, RBI - sixth homer of the season
1B Kyle Roller 0-2, BB, 2 K
2B Jose Pirela 2-3, HR, RBI, K - fourth homer of the season
DH Neil Medchill 1-3, K
3B Kevin Mahoney 0-3
SS Ali Castillo 0-3

Jose Ramirez 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K - five groundouts, zero flyouts
Tom Kahnle 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

The Thunder pitching staff was victimized by the long ball, with Ramirez giving up two and Kahnle giving up another. The game was tied heading into the sixth inning of a seven inning game, but the homer allowed by Kahnle put the Flying Squirrels on top for good.

Game Two:

CF Ramon Flores 0-3, RBI, BB, K
3B Reegie Corona 1-4, HR, RBI - first homer of the season
DH Slade Heathcott 0-3, K
C Tyson Blaser 2-3, 2B - first double in limited time this season
LF Neil Medchill 0-3, 2 K
2B Jose Pirela 3-3, RBI, SB, CS - seventh SB of the season
1B Kevin Mahoney 1-3, 2B
RF Shane Brown 0-2
SS Ali Castillo 0-2, BB, CS

Nik Turley 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, HB - 49 of 85 pitches for strikes
Cesar Cabral 2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, WP - 12.60 ERA this season

Turley allowed two homers in his five innings of work and the Thunder offense was already in a 0-3 hole before they managed to push a run across in the fourth inning. Zach Nuding starts for Trenton today at 1:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: Postponed for rain

Bryan Mitchell gets the start for the Yankees today at 1:00 pm. Michael Pineda is expected to pitch at some point today. Second game to follow afterward.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 4-2 vs. Asheville Tourists

LF Taylor Dugas 0-3, BB, K
SS Cito Culver 1-4
1B Greg Bird 1-3, 2B, BB - 7 for his last 36 (.194)
C Peter O'Brien 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K - batting .327 this season
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-3, BB
CF Jake Cave 0-2, RBI, BB
DH Reymond Nunez 1-4, RBI, 3 K
2B Fu-Lin Kuo 1-4, 2B, K
RF Danny Oh 1-3, BB

Evan Rutckyj 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K - seven groundouts, two flyouts
Derek Varnadore 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Each team scored all their runs in one inning - the RiverDogs in the third and the Tourists in the seventh. The RiverDogs pitchers were just a little better, and Rutckyj picked up his sixth win of the season. Jose Campos starts for Charleston today at 5:05 pm.

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