Baby Bomber Recap 7/18/13: Michael Pineda strikes out eight in win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 8-0 vs. Louisville Bats

2B David Adams 2-4, 2B, RBI, HBP - batting .333/.442/.556 over his last 10 games
3B Alex Rodriguez 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, K
SS Brent Lillibridge 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, E6(3) - seventh homer with SWB
1B Dan Johnson 1-4, HR, RBI, BB - 15th homer of the season
C JR Murphy 1-5, 2B, K
CF Melky Mesa 3-5
RF Adonis Garcia 2-3, BB - batting .345 with SWB
LF Ronnier Mustelier 0-4
DH Corey Patterson 0-4, 2 K

Michael Pineda 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 K - three groundouts, three flyouts
Caleb Cotham 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Dellin Betances 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Yoshinori Tateyama 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

A two-run homer from A-Rod put the RailRiders on the board in the third inning and they'd tack on another big inning with four runs in the eighth as the pitchers shut out the Bats for SWB's 49th win of the season.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 9-2 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

LF Ramon Flores 1-3, RBI, 2 BB
CF Slade Heathcott 3-5, HR, 3 RBI - fifth homer of the season
2B Jose Pirela 1-5, 2 RBI, K
DH Kyle Roller 1-4, 2B, BB, 2 K - 19th double of the season
RF Yeral Sanchez 2-3, HR, 3 RBI, HBP - first homer with Trenton
1B Andrew Clark 1-4, 2 K
SS Carmen Angelini 0-3, BB, K
3B Casey Stevenson 1-4, 2B, K
C Jose Gil 0-3, BB, K

Zach Nuding 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K - two groundouts, five flyouts
Danny Burawa 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, K
Tom Kahnle 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Rigoberto Arrebato 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Nuding picked up his fourth win of the season after three multi-run innings for the Thunder offense easily got them past the Fisher Cats. Trenton moved to 49-48 on the year.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 1-6 vs. Jupiter Hammerheads

CF Mason Williams 1-3, BB, OF assist - batting .277 this season
RF Taylor Dugas 0-3, BB
3B Peter O'Brien 0-4, K
DH Gary Sanchez 1-4
LF Ben Gamel 0-3, BB, 2 K
2B Rob Refsnyder 1-4, RBI, 2 K - batting .263 this season
1B Saxon Butler 1-4
C Tyson Blaser 0-3, K, PB
SS Ali Castillo 0-3

Corey Black 2 IP, 7 H, 6 R/5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, WP - two groundouts, two flyouts
Alex Smith 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Branden Pinder 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Charley Short 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Tampa only managed four hits in the entire game. They finally got on the board in the top of the ninth inning, but it was far too little, far too late.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 8-5 vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers

SS Cito Culver 1-4, 2B, BB, K - 18th double of the season
2B Angelo Gumbs 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, K, SB, CS, put out - third homer of the season
1B Greg Bird 1-4, RBI, BB, K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-5, HR, 2 RBI, 3 K - eighth homer of the season
DH Reymond Nunez 1-4, HR, RBI, K, HBP - 11th homer of the season
CF Jake Cave 1-2, 2 BB, K
LF Kelvin De Leon 0-4
RF Aaron Gates 2-3, RBI, HBP - batting .302 this season
C Nick McCoy 0-3, BB, K

Cesar Vargas 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K - four groundouts, two flyouts
James Pazos 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Tyler Webb 2 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, K - allowed two home runs
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Charleston got out to a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning, but the Grasshoppers put a four-spot on the board in the bottom of the sixth to make things interesting. A two-run ninth for the RiverDogs gave them some breathing room and they picked up their 52nd win of the season.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 2-8 vs. Batavia Muckdogs

2B Derek Toadvine 0-5, RBI, K
CF Michael O'Neill 0-5, K, OF assist
DH Eric Jagielo 1-2, 2B, 2 BB - batting .370 this season
RF Yeicok Calderon 0-4, 3 K, E9 - fielding error, second this season
3B Kale Sumner 0-3, BB - batting .307 this season
SS Jose Rosario 2-4, 2B
LF Daniel Lopez 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K
C Isaias Tejeda 0-1

Giovanny Gallegos 4 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K - four groundouts, four flyouts
Andrew Benak 2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Andy Beresford 1 IP, 5 H, 3 R/2 ER, 0 BB
Kelvin Castro 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, BB, 2 K, HB

Being out-hit 13-4 is generally a bad sign, and the Yankees didn't manage to get on the board until the bottom of the ninth inning. The deficit was too much to overcome by that point.

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