Baby Bomber Recap 8/31/13: Thunder sweep a doubleheader, Tampa gets swept

Recapping the Yankees minor league affiliates' results from Saturday.

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Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 3-2 Lehigh Valley IronPigs

LF Ronnier Mustelier 1-4, K, HR - seventh home run of the season
1B Randy Ruiz 1-3, HR - 17th home run of the season
RF Adonia Garcia 1-4
C Jose Gil 1-3
2B Addison Maruszak 1-3

Yoshinori Tateyama 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K
David Herndon 2 IP, H, K, WP
Jairo Heredia 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K, SV

The RailRiders could only muster five hits off Raul Valdes, but two of those hits were home runs from Mustelier and Ruiz and proved to be the difference in the game.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 8-0, W 4-2 vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Game 1:

2B Jose Pirela 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI - Tenth home run of the season
CF Mason Williams 1-4, K - OPSing .380 over the last ten games
C Gary Sanchez 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
RF Tyler Austin 1-3, 2B, K, RBI
LF Ramon Flores 1-2, 3B, 2 BB, RBI - Hitting .350/.422/.525 over the last ten games

Shane Greene 7 IP 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K, WP

Game 2:

2B Jose Pirela 1-3, 2B, RBI
DH Ramon Flores 2-3, 2B, RBI
1B Kyle Roller 1-3, HR, 2 RBI - 17th home run of the season
C Francisco Arcia 1-3, 2B

Caleb Smith 3.2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 5 K
Pat Venditte 1.1 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K, WP
Danny Burawa 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K, SV

The Trenton offense was pretty active over both sides of a doubleheader. It was a big day for Ramon Flores, but a bad one for Mason Williams when he had to leave the game due to an injury. The Thunder ended up losing their DH and Pat Venditte ended up with an at-bat to his name. Thankfully, Trenton won out.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 0-17, L 2-4 vs. Lakeland Tigers

Game 1:

1B Reymond Nunez 1-3, 2B, K
3B Peter O'Brien 0-3, 2 K - OPSing .949 over the last ten games
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-3, K - Hitting .364/.421/.545 over the last ten games

Joseph Maher 1.1 IP, 6 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, K - First game with Tampa
Edixon Mejia 0.2 IP, 5 H, 8 R, 5 ER, B, 3 HR
Zach Woods 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K
Jose Toussen 2 IP, 3 H, ER, K

Games 2:

CF Taylor Dugas 3-3, BB, RBI
SS Cito Culver 2-4, RBI, K
DH Peter O'Brien 1-2, 2B, BB

Angel Rincon 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR - First game with Tampa
Ben Paullus 1 IP, H, K

The Tampa Yankees had a disastrous doubleheader. They decided to go with the new call ups to start both games and in their first starts at High-A, both Maher and Rincon got lit up. Mejia actually gave up three home runs in the first game.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 7-3 vs. Rome Braves

1B Greg Bird 1-2, 2 BB - Hitting .306/.468/.500 over his last ten games
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 2-4, K, RBI
C Jackson Valera 1-2, 2 BB
LF Daniel Aldrich 1-2, K, 3 RBI - Slugging .500 over his last ten games

Luis Niebla 6 IP, 3 H, K, WP
Tyler Webb 2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 K, HR
James Pazos 1 IP, K

The RiverDogs offensive hit hard for five runs in the first inning and six innings from Luis Niebla helped keep the game out of reach for the Braves. Greg Bird did Greg Bird things like he is want to do.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 6-2 vs. Hudson Valley Renegades

1B Bubba Jones 3-5, 2B, 2 K RBI - OPSing .925 over the last ten games
CF Michael O'Neill 0-6, 3 K
3B Eric Jagielo 1-5, BB, K RBI - OPSing .876 over his last ten games
2B Derek Toadvine 2-5, K

Chaz Hebert 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 K
Philip Walby 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, K
Andy Beresford 2 IP, H, 2 K
Andury Acevado 2 IP H, 2 K

Bubba Jones led the offensive charge has the SI Yankees beat the Renegades in a 12-inning affair. Nine hits and four walks later, Eric Jagielo and company were able to score four runs in the top of the 12th after their opponents committed two errors on one play.

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