Baby Bomber Recap 8/10/13: Greg Bird doubles twice in Charleston loss

Recapping the Yankees minor league affiliates' results from Saturday.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 2-6 vs. Buffalo Bisons

CF Melky Mesa 2-3, 2B, K, HBP - 13th double of the season
C JR Murphy 1-4, 2B, RBI, E2(4) - 16th double with SWB
RF Adonis Garcia 2-4, 2B - sixth double of the season
1B Dan Johnson 0-3, BB
DH Randy Ruiz 0-3, BB, 3 K
LF Ronnier Mustelier 0-3, RBI, BB, K - 6 for his last 39 (.154)
2B Brent Lillibridge 0-4, 3 K
SS Alberto Gonzalez 1-4, K, E6 - fielding error, fifth of the season
3B Addison Maruszak 0-4, K

Jim Miller 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K - three groundouts, one flyout
Mark Montgomery 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K
Yoshinori Tateyama 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Sam Demel 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, BB, 4 K
Cesar Cabral 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, BB, K

Buffalo got out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning on a three-run shot by Moises Sierra off Montgomery. The closest the RailRiders ever got was 3-1 after four innings, but the deficit grew from there.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 3-2 (13 innings) vs. Akron Aeros

LF Ramon Flores 1-5, K, OF assist
2B Reegie Corona 0-6, 3 K
CF Slade Heathcott 2-5, 2B, HR, RBI, BB, K - eighth homer of the season
C Gary Sanchez 2-6, 2B, 2 K - fourth double since his promotion
DH Kyle Roller 1-4, BB, 2 K
SS Carmen Angelini 1-5, K
1B Saxon Butler 0-2, RBI, BB, K, HBP
3B Casey Stevenson 2-5
RF Cody Grice 0-3, K, CS, HBP

Fred Lewis 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, WP - six groundouts, zero flyouts
Graham Stoneburner 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K
Aaron Dott 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
Zach Nuding 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K - three groundouts, zero flyouts
Danny Burawa 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Saxon Butler's walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning tied the game at 2-2 and the Thunder pitchers held the Aeros scoreless after the third inning until they pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 13th.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 3-6 vs. Daytona Cubs

CF Mason Williams 0-4, BB
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-4, BB, K, E4 - throwing error, 19th of the season
LF Ben Gamel 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, K, SB, CS, put out
3B Peter O'Brien 0-4, BB, 2 K
1B Matt Snyder 1-2, 2 BB
C Tyson Blaser 0-4, 4 K
SS Ali Castillo 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, E6 - second homer of the season
DH Jose Toussen 0-2, 2 BB, K
RF Mikeson Oliberto 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 K - third double with Tampa

Rafael De Paula 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R/2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, HB, E1 - four groundouts, four flyouts
Pat Venditte 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, K, WP
Charley Short 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K
Alex Smith 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Only one Yankees pitcher managed to keep the Cubs off the board in the game and three defensive errors didn't help matters any. Tampa led 3-1 in the fourth inning but would surrender that lead in the bottom of the frame for good.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 5-8 vs. Rome Braves

CF Jake Cave 1-5, 2 K - batting .280 this season
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-5, K - batting .119/.140/.190 over his last 10 games
1B Greg Bird 2-4, 2 2B - 28th and 29th doubles of the season
LF Ericson Leonora 1-4, 2B, RBI
SS Cito Culver 1-4, 2 K
DH Reymond Nunez 3-4, HR, 3 RBI - 12th homer of the season
RF Danny Oh 0-3, BB, 2 K
C Jackson Valera 2-4, 2B
3B Francisco Rosario 0-3, RBI, K

Evan Rutckyj 5.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, HB, pickoff - seven groundouts, three flyouts
Adam Smith 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, K

The RiverDogs trailed 0-5 by the time they ever got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning, despite racking up 10 hits in the game. Charleston pulled within one run with two runs in the bottom of the eighth before surrendering two more runs to the Braves in the top of the ninth.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 1-0 vs. Lowell Spinners

2B Derek Toadvine 0-4, 2 K
CF Michael O'Neill 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K - 13th double of the season
3B Eric Jagielo 0-3, BB, K
RF Yeicok Calderon 0-4, K
LF Brandon Thomas 1-2, 3B, BB, K, SB
1B Mike Ford 0-2, BB, K - batting .200 this season
SS Jose Rosario 0-3, K
DH Bubba Jones 1-3, 2 K
C Trent Garrison 1-3, K

Dillon McNamara 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K - five groundouts, one flyout
Sam Agnew-Wieland 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Stefan Lopez 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - two groundouts, zero flyouts

The lone run of the game was scored by the Yankees in the bottom of the third inning. Lowell and Staten Island combined for six hits total in the game.

Gulf Coast Yankees 1 Highlights:

SS Tyler Wade 1-4, 2B, K - batting .293/.383/.341 over his last 10 games
2B Gosuke Katoh 0-4, K
1B Renzo Martini 1-4, 2B, K - 12th double of the season
LF Dustin Fowler 3-4, 2 2B, 3B, RBI
RF Austin Aune 2-4, 2B, RBI, CS

Erick Canela 4.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP - eight groundouts, two flyouts
Tim Flight 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Gulf Coast Yankees 2 Highlights:

SS Abiatal Avelino 2-4, BB, SB - 22nd stolen base, batting .345 this season
DH Luis Torrens 1-3, RBI, 2 K
2B Jose Javier 3-4, 2B, SB
3B Drew Bridges 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, K, SB, E5 - throwing error

Omar Luis 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Ethan Carnes 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB
Yoely Bello 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Tim Giel 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, HB

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