Baby Bomber Recap 8/28/13: JR Murphy doubles twice and homers in audition for call-up

Recapping the Yankees minor league affiliates' results from Wednesday.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-4 (12 innings) vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs

2B David Adams 1-5, BB, K
C JR Murphy 3-6, 2 2B, HR, RBI, 2 K - fifth homer, 18th and 19th doubles with SWB
LF Ronnier Mustelier 3-6, 2 2B, 2 K
1B Randy Ruiz 0-5, RBI, K
CF Adonis Garcia 2-5, 2 RBI, CS, put out
DH Jose Gil 2-5 - promoted before the game
RF Neil Medchill 0-4, BB, K
3B Addison Maruszak 1-5, K
SS Alberto Gonzalez 1-4

Caleb Cotham 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R/1 ER, BB, 2 K, WP, 2 E1 - seven groundouts, three flyouts
David Herndon 2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K
Yoshinori Tateyama 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Matt Daley 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Murphy and Mustelier, possible September call-ups, led the RailRiders offense to an extra innings win over the IronPigs with six of the team's thirteen hits in the game.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 9-8 (12 innings) vs. New Britain Rock Cats

CF Mason Williams 0-6, K
DH Ramon Flores 3-6, 3B, 2 RBI, K - fifth triple of the season
2B Jose Pirela 1-5, BB - E4 - throwing error, sixteenth of the season
C Gary Sanchez 2-6, RBI, K, pickoff
1B Kyle Roller 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, K - 16th homer of the season
SS Carmen Angelini 1-5, RBI
LF Ben Gamel 2-4, RBI, BB, OF assist
RF Yeral Sanchez 1-5, 2 K
3B Reegie Corona 0-5, E5 - fielding error, twelfth of the season

Scottie Allen 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R/2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, HB - four groundouts, five flyouts
Pat Venditte 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Danny Burawa 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, WP, 2 E1
Tom Kahnle 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Charley Short 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R/2 ER, BB, K

After getting out to an early 3-0 and falling behind twice in extras, the Thunder prevailed on a Sanchez RBI hit that plated one of two runs in the bottom of the 12th. Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is two.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 2-0, W 2-0 (9 innings) vs. Clearwater Threshers

Game One:

SS Cito Culver 0-2, BB, K
CF Taylor Dugas 1-3, CS, put out - batting .292 with Tampa
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-2, BB, 2 K
3B Peter O'Brien 0-3
1B Dan Fiorito 1-3, SB - sixth SB of the season
RF Cody Grice 2-3
C Tyson Blaser 2-3, K
DH Jose Toussen 0-2, RBI
LF Ali Castillo 0-2, RBI

Rony Bautista 5 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K - five groundouts, five flyouts
Taylor Garrison 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, WP

Despite allowing more hits to the opposition than their offense could muster, the Yankees pitchers tossed a shut out to take game one of the doubleheader.

Game Two:

SS Cito Culver 2-4, 2B, K, CS - batting .310 with Tampa
2B Ali Castillo 0-3, BB, SB, CS
DH Rob Refsnyder 1-4
3B Peter O'Brien 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, K - 10th homer since his promotion
1B Dan Fiorito 0-3
RF Jose Toussen 0-2, BB, 2 K, CS
C Jeff Farnham 0-2, BB, K
LF Cody Grice 1-3, K
CF Mikeson Oliberto 0-3

Branden Pinder 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K - seven groundouts, zero flyouts
Edixon Mejia 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, HB
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Alex Smith 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, E1

Both teams were held scoreless through the seven innings of the regular game until O'Brien hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give Tampa the sweep of both games.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-2 vs. Greenville Drive

CF Jake Cave 1-4, 3B, BB, SB - 17th stolen base of the season
SS Jose Rosario 1-4, RBI, K, SB, E6 - throwing error
DH Greg Bird 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K - 100 walks this season!
LF Ericson Leonora 0-4, K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 0-5, 2 K
1B Reymond Nunez 1-5, 2B
RF Danny Oh 3-3, 2B, BB, SB - 12th double of the season
2B Fu-Lin Kuo 0-3, BB, 2 K, CS, E4 - fielding error
C Wes Wilson 0-4, 2 K

Rookie Davis 5 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, WP - four groundouts, four flyouts
Derek Varnadore 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - nine groundouts, one flyout
John Brebbia 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, BB

Davis' Charleston debut did not result in a win after the bullpen let him down a bit in a close game. The RiverDogs were doubled up in the hit column. Also, Bird has more homers in Greenville this season than any member of the Drive. Amazing.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 3-2 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters

2B Derek Toadvine 0-2, BB, K, HBP
LF Michael O'Neill 1-4, 2 K, CS, put out
3B Eric Jagielo 0-3, BB, K
DH Mike Ford 1-4
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K - 16th double of the season
CF Brandon Thomas 0-4, 2 K
1B Bubba Jones 1-3, 2B, K - 16th double of the season
SS Tyler Wade 0-3, 2 K - first game with Staten Island
C Isaias Tejeda 0-3, K

Conner Kendrick 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K - four groundouts, three flyouts
Dillon McNamara 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Andy Beresford 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, HB

Both teams scored two runs a piece in the sixth inning but the Yankees managed to push across an extra run in the eighth inning to break the tie and give themselves the win.

Gulf Coast Yankees 1 Highlights:

2B Gosuke Katoh 2-4, SB - batting .315 this season
DH Austin Aune 1-4, 2 K
3B Renzo Martini 0-4, 2 K
RF Eladio Moronta 2-4, put out
CF Jordan Barnes 2-4, 2B, RBI

Nestor Cortes 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K - four groundouts, one flyout
Mariel Checo 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K, pickoff
Hector Bello 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, WP
Daury Aquino 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, K

Gulf Coast Yankees 2 Highlights:

SS Thairo Estrada 0-4, 3 K
DH Miguel Andujar 0-3, BB, 2 K
C Luis Torrens 1-3, K
CF Sandy Brito 1-3, K, E8 - fielding error

Omar Luis 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 K, WP, 2 HB - three groundouts, three flyouts
Samuel Garcia 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Jose Pena 1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, K

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