Baby Bomber Recap 7/19/13: Greg Bird homers three times and drives in seven

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 1-2 vs. Louisville Bats

2B David Adams 1-3, HR, RBI, HBP - fourth homer of the season
DH Alex Rodriguez 2-4, K
RF Adonis Garcia 2-4, K - batting .364 with SWB
1B Dan Johnson 0-3, BB, K
3B Ronnier Mustelier 0-4
C JR Murphy 1-4, K, E2(2) - batting .301 with SWB
CF Melky Mesa 0-3, K
LF Thomas Neal 0-3, 2 K, E7 - fielding error, third of the season
SS Walter Ibarra 0-2, K

Brett Marshall 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R/1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K - eight groundouts, four flyouts
Chase Whitley 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
Mike Zagurski 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

The difference in the game was an unearned run for the Bats. The RailRiders out-hit the Bats 6-4, but couldn't push an extra run across when they needed to.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 3-4 (10 innings) vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

LF Ramon Flores 1-5, 3B, 2 K - third triple of the season
2B Reegie Corona 0-4, RBI, K, E4 - throwing error, tenth of the season
CF Slade Heathcott 0-5, 2 K
DH Kyle Roller 2-4, 2B - 20th double of the season
RF Yeral Sanchez 1-3, 2B, BB, K, OF assist
1B Andrew Clark 0-3, BB
SS Carmen Angelini 1-3, RBI, 2 K, E6 - fielding error, fourth of the season
3B Casey Stevenson 1-2, 2 BB, CS - batting .250 with Trenton
C Jeff Farnham 0-4, RBI, K

Shane Greene 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R/1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HB - ten groundouts, three flyouts
Aaron Dott 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Mikey O'Brien 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, K - allowed a homer
Cesar Cabral 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Trenton rallied to tie the game at three in the eighth inning but the Fisher Cats took the win in extra innings with a run in the top of the tenth inning.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 5-6 vs. Jupiter Hammerheads

CF Mason Williams 2-5, 2B, RBI, SB, put out - batting .405/.444/.524 over his last ten games
RF Taylor Dugas 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB
3B Peter O'Brien 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K - batting .304 with Tampa
C Gary Sanchez 1-5, 2B, RBI, K - batting .262/.311/.381 over his last ten games
1B Saxon Butler 2-4, RBI, K
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-4, K
DH Tyson Blaser 2-3, BB
SS Dan Fiorito 2-4, K - batting .274 with Tampa
LF Jose Toussen 1-4, K

Bryan Mitchell 5 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - three groundouts, three flyouts
Joel De La Cruz 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, K
David Herndon 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K

The Yankees got on the board first with two runs in the top of the first inning but the Hammerheads took the lead with three runs in the third. They'd continue to tack on from there and, despite one run from Tampa in the ninth, the Yankees couldn't complete the comeback.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 7-5 vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers

CF Jake Cave 2-4, CS, HBP
SS Cito Culver 3-5, SB - batting .286/.348/.452 over his last 10 games
DH Greg Bird 4-5, 3 HR, 7 RBI, K - 12th, 13th, and 14th homers of the season
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-5, 4 K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-4, BB, K
RF Danny Oh 3-5, 2 2B, SB - seventh and eighth doubles of the season
1B Reymond Nunez 1-3, 2 BB, K
LF Kelvin De Leon 0-5, 2 K, E7 - fielding error, second of the season
C Wes Wilson 0-4, 2 K

Evan Rutckyj 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R/2 ER, BB, 6 K, WP, HB - two groundouts, five flyouts
John Brebbia 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Derek Varnadore 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R/1 ER, 0 BB

Greg Bird must have heard that the only thing I cared about seeing since I was going to be at the game last night was him hitting a home run. He treated me to three - a solo shot to right field, a two-run homer to left center, and a line drive homer to right - coming a grand slam short of the homer cycle. He drove in all seven of the RiverDogs' runs. Such an awesome game to be at. A few pictures and possibly a post of its own coming sometime soon, maybe.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: L 2-3 vs. Batavia Muckdogs

CF Brandon Thomas 1-4, 3 K
DH Michael O'Neill 1-4, 2B, 2 K - ninth double of the season
3B Eric Jagielo 0-3, BB, 2 K
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, 2 K
1B Kale Sumner 1-4, K - batting .304 this season
2B Jose Rosario 2-4, K
C Isaias Tejeda 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
SS John Murphy 0-4
LF Mikeson Oliberto 0-4, 2 K, E7 - fielding error, third of the season

Caleb Smith 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Philip Walby 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K - two groundouts, one flyout
Stefan Lopez 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, E1
Nick Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, K - 0 ER with SI this season

Neither team scored more than one run in an inning, the problem was that the Muckdogs scored one run in one more inning than the Yankees.

Notes from the Gulf Coast League:

GCL Yankees 1:

SS Tyler Wade 0-4, BB, 2 K
2B Gosuke Katoh 1-5
RF Austin Aune 0-5, 3 K
1B Jimmy Falla 1-4, 2B, K, HBP
CF Jordan Barnes 1-4, 2 K

Pat Venditte 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, WP
Hayden Sharp 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HB
Hector Bello 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

GCL Yankees 2:

SS Thairo Estrada 1-6, 2B, RBI, K - batting .307 this season
C Luis Torrens 1-3, 2 BB
1B Renzo Martini 2-5, K - batting .306 this season
2B Jose Javier 4-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
CF Jorge Alcantara 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, K

Omar Luis 2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Rich Mascheri 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 K
Ethan Carnes 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

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