Baby Bomber Recap 8/30/13: Peter O'Brien drives in six in Tampa blowout

Recapping the Yankees minor league affiliates' results from Friday.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 4-5 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs

CF Corey Patterson 2-5, BB
C JR Murphy 1-5 - batting .270 since his promotion
LF Ronnier Mustelier 1-4, BB, K
1B Randy Ruiz 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K - 16th homer with SWB
DH Adonis Garcia 2-4, BB, K, CS
2B David Adams 2-4, HR, RBI - fifth homer of the season
RF Neil Medchill 0-2, 2 BB, K
3B Brent Lillibridge 0-4, K
SS Addison Maruszak 0-4, K

Chase Whitley 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 K - nine groundouts, three flyouts
Cesar Cabral 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, K
Dellin Betances 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - 9 ER in 60 IP out of the bullpen
Matt Daley 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB

The RailRiders led by four runs until the bottom of the seventh when the IronPigs scored three times to pull within one run. In the bottom of the ninth the bullpen imploded and allowed two more runs for the walk-off victory for Lehigh Valley.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 1-8 vs. Portland Sea Dogs

CF Mason Williams 1-3, BB
LF Ramon Flores 2-4, 2B - 24th double of the season
2B Jose Pirela 1-4, RBI, K
C Gary Sanchez 0-4, 2 K
1B Kyle Roller 0-2, 2 BB, K - batting .252 this season
SS Carmen Angelini 0-4, 2 K
RF Ben Gamel 0-4, 2 K, E9 - fielding error
DH Yeral Sanchez 0-4
3B Casey Stevenson 1-2, BB

Mikey O'Brien 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, WP - three groundouts, five flyouts
Zach Nuding 2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, K

The Thunder failed to score before the eighth inning after they were already trailing 7-0. It was an ugly game all around and they failed to clinch a playoff berth with the loss.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 11-7, L 0-8 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers

Game One:

CF Taylor Dugas 2-4, BB - batting .306 this season
SS Cito Culver 4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
2B Rob Refsnyder 3-4, HR, 2 RBI - sixth homer of the season
3B Peter O'Brien 3-3, 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI, E5(17) - 11th homer with Tampa
1B Reymond Nunez 0-4, K - first game with Tampa
C Jeff Farnham 0-4, K
DH Jose Toussen 2-4, K
LF Ali Castillo 0-3, BB
RF Mikeson Oliberto 1-4, 3B, RBI, CS, E9 - fielding error

Preston Claiborne 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, K
Brady Lail 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R/3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K - six groundouts, four flyouts
Alex Smith 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R/1 ER, BB

It was very nearly a blowout victory until the Tigers scored three runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to close out the game. The Yankees posted 15 hits and scored multiple runs in all but three of of the seven innings to take game one.

Game Two:

CF Taylor Dugas 2-4
SS Cito Culver 0-3, K
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-3, K
3B Peter O'Brien 2-3, 2B, E5 - fielding error (18), 16th double with Tampa
1B Reymond Nunez 0-3
C Tyson Blaser 0-0, 2 BB, PB, HBP
DH Dan Fiorito 0-3, K
LF Jose Toussen 0-3
RF Cody Grice 0-3, K

Dallas Martinez 3 IP, 6 H, 8 H/5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, HB - three groundouts, two flyouts
Eric Ruth 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, K

Can't win if you don't score and usually don't win if you allow the opponent to score eight runs in three innings to start the game.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 4-8 vs. Rome Braves

CF Jake Cave 1-5, K, CS
SS Jose Rosario 1-5, 2 K
1B Greg Bird 1-2, 3 BB - batting .333/.458/.615 over his last 10 games
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-5, HR, 2 RBI, 3 K - 11th homer of the season
LF Ericson Leonora 2-4, HR, RBI, 2 K - fourth homer of the season
C Jackson Valera 0-3, BB, 2 K, PB, E2 - throwing error
RF Danny Oh 0-2, 2 BB
DH Daniel Aldrich 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
2B Ty Afenir 1-4, 2 K

Brett Gerritse 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K - three groundouts, six flyouts
Victor Beriguete 0.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R/4 ER, 2 BB, 2 WP
Kelvin Castro 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R/0 ER, BB, 2 K

A five-run seventh inning really doomed the RiverDogs. Bird picked up his 103rd walk of the season in the loss, though.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 9-3 vs. Brooklyn Cyclones

2B Derek Toadvine 1-4, 2B, BB, K, E4 - sixth double of the season
CF Brandon Thomas 1-5, 2 K
3B Eric Jagielo 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K - sixth homer of the season
DH Mike Ford 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K
RF Yeicok Calderon 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, K - ninth homer of the season
LF Kale Sumner 1-4, RBI, K
1B Bubba Jones 2-4, 2 K - batting .289 this season
SS Tyler Wade 0-3, BB, 2 K
C Trent Garrison 1-4, K

David Palladino 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - five groundouts, four flyouts
Charles Haslup 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R/0 ER, BB, 2 K, WP
Nick Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Four runs in the third and three runs in the fourth were more than enough for the Yankees to get past the Cyclones for their 30th win of the season.

Gulf Coast Yankees 1: Season over as of Thursday.

Gulf Coast Yankees 2 Highlights:

SS Abiatal Avelino 0-3, BB, K, E6 - throwing error
RF Tyler Austin 1-3, BB
3B Miguel Andujar 1-4
C Luis Torrens 1-4, 2B, K
2B Thairo Estrada 1-4
DH Jorge Alcantara 2-4, 2B, K
CF Jose Figueroa 1-4

Felipe Gonzalez 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 10 K, E1 - two groundouts, zero flyouts
Chad Taylor 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Jose Pena 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Eliminated with loss to GCL Red Sox. Season over.

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