Baby Bomber Recap 8/9/13: Melky Mesa grand slam powers RailRiders

Recapping the Yankees minor league affiliates' results from Friday.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 7-3 vs. Buffalo Bisons

CF Melky Mesa 3-5, HR, 5 RBI, K - eleventh homer of the season
3B Brent Lillibridge 0-5, K
LF Adonis Garcia 1-5 - batting .275 this season
1B Dan Johnson 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, E3(11) - 21st and 22nd doubles of the season
DH Randy Ruiz 0-3, K, HBP
RF Ronnier Mustelier 0-4
SS Alberto Gonzalez 1-4
C Bobby Wilson 3-4, RBI
2B Brendan Harris 0-2, BB

Brett Marshall 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K - seven groundouts, two flyouts
Cesar Cabral 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, WP
Matt Daley 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

A Mesa grand slam in the second inning powered the RailRiders behind a strong effort from Marshall for his sixth win of the season and SWB's 58th victory of 2013.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 5-4 vs. Akron Aeros

LF Ramon Flores 2-4, RBI, K
2B Jose Pirela 0-4, K, E4 - throwing error, 14th of the season
CF Slade Heathcott 0-3, BB, K, SB - batting .278/.395/.500 over his last 10 games
DH Kyle Roller 1-3, BB
SS Carmen Angelini 1-3, BB, K, SB
3B Reegie Corona 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB, E5(11) - 11th double of the season
1B Saxon Butler 1-4, RBI, K
C Jose Gil 0-3, BB
RF Cody Grice 1-3, SB, CS

Shane Greene 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R/2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HB - ten groundouts, five flyouts
Diego Moreno 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
David Herndon 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

The Thunder got out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning before the Aeros tied the game by scoring in three consecutive innings to tie the game in the fourth. An additional Thunder run in the fifth would be all they needed to win the game.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 2-8 vs. Brevard County Mantees

CF Mason Williams 0-3, BB, 2 K
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-2, BB
LF Ben Gamel 1-4, 2B, K - 28th double of the season
DH Peter O'Brien 0-4, 2 K
1B Matt Snyder 0-4
C Tyson Blaser 1-4, SB
RF Taylor Dugas 0-2, 2 BB, SB
3B Dan Fiorito 1-4, RBI
SS Ali Castillo 2-3, E6 - throwing error, fifth of the season

Bryan Mitchell 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, K, 2 WP - eight groundouts, three flyouts
Taylor Garrison 2 IP, 4 H, 6 R/5 ER, 3 BB, K

The game was tied at 2-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth when Garrison imploded out of the Yankees' pen to give the Manatees the sweep of the series.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 0-5 vs. Rome Braves

CF Jake Cave 2-4, 2 K - batting .281 this season
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-4, 2 K, E4 - fielding error, seventh of the season
1B Greg Bird 0-3, K
LF Ericson Leonora 0-3
SS Cito Culver 0-3
RF Danny Oh 0-3, K
DH Daniel Aldrich 0-3, 2 K
C Wes Wilson 1-3, K
3B Ty Afenir 0-3, K, E5 - throwing error, fifth of the season

Cesar Vargas 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, BB - 12 groundouts, one flyout
Derek Varnadore 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
James Pazos 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K

Charleston was out-hit 8-3 and never managed to push a run across in the game. They've hit a bit of a rough patch as of late and lost their 54th game of the season.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 5-4 vs. Lowell Spinners

2B Derek Toadvine 0-3, BB, 2 K
CF Michael O'Neill 2-4, RBI, 2 K, CS - batting .249 this season
3B Eric Jagielo 0-3, RBI, BB, 2 K, E5 - fielding error, first of the season
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, RBI, K
LF Brandon Thomas 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K - fourth homer of the season
DH Mike Ford 0-4, 2 K
SS Jose Rosario 1-3, 2B, K
1B Bubba Jones 1-3, 2B, E3(9) - thirteenth double of the season
C Isaias Tejeda 0-3

Caleb Smith 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K - one groundout, two flyouts
Philip Walby 2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, HB
Andury Acevedo 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, WP, HB
Charles Haslup 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K - five groundouts, one flyout
Andrew Benak 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Each team only scored in one inning but the Yankees' five-run third trumped the Spinners' four-run sixth to give Staten Island their 21st win of the season.

Gulf Coast Yankees 1 Highlights:

1B Renzo Martini 1-3 - batting .285 this season
C Eduardo de Oleo 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI
3B Kevin Cornelius 1-3, RBI
RF Austin Aune 0-3, K

Rony Bautista 4.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Zach Woods 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K

Gulf Coast Yankees 2 Highlights:

SS Abiatal Avelino 1-4 - batting .339 this season
C Luis Torrens 1-3, BB, K
3B Miguel Andujar 1-4, 2B, 2 K
2B Thairo Estrada 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K - first homer of the season

Elvin Perez 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Kenedy Agramonte 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
Jose Pena 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K

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