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Baby Bomber Recap 6/26/13: Greg Bird hits seventh homer of the season in Charleston loss

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 3-5, W 6-3 vs. Syracuse Chiefs

Game One:

CF Corey Patterson 1-4, 2 RBI, K
C JR Murphy 0-4, K, pickoff
RF Fernando Martinez 1-3, 2B - batting .344/.436/.563 in nine games with SWB
2B Brent Lillibridge 1-2, RBI, BB, SB, put out
1B Dan Johnson 0-3, K
DH Randy Ruiz 1-3, K - batting .238 since being acquired by NYY
LF Thomas Neal 2-3
3B Addison Maruszak 2-3, E5 - fielding error, fourth of the season
SS Walter Ibarra 0-3, K

David Huff 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R/3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - three groundouts, five flyouts
Matt Daley 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K - allowed one home run

Both teams traded equal runs in the first and second innings, but the Chiefs tacked on two more runs in the fifth and sixth innings to give them the win.

Game Two:

3B Brent Lillibridge 0-4
CF Cody Grice 0-4, 2 K
RF Fernando Martinez 1-3, HR, RBI, BB, K - first homer with SWB this season
LF Thomas Neal 1-4 - batting .341 in Triple-A this season
DH Dan Johnson 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI - ninth homer this season
1B Randy Ruiz 2-3, HR, RBI - third homer with SWB this season
2B Casey Stevenson 1-2, HR, 2 RBI - third homer with SWB this season
SS Walter Ibarra 2-3, K
C Bobby Wilson 1-3

Chris Bootcheck 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, pickoff - six groundouts, three flyouts
Dellin Betances 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - 19 of 30 pitches for strikes

Four home runs in one game will generally go a long way toward a win, and the quartet of dingers helped the RailRiders split the doubleheader and pick up their 36th win of the season. Caleb Cotham starts for SWB tonight at 7:00 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 8-2 vs. Erie SeaWolves

CF Ramon Flores 0-2, RBI, 3 BB
2B Jose Pirela 0-3, 2 BB
RF Tyler Austin 1-5 - batting .273 this season
DH Kyle Roller 1-4, 2 RBI
SS Carmen Angelini 2-3, 2B, BB - batting .227 since his promotion
1B Andrew Clark 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI, BB
LF Shane Brown 0-2, BB, HBP
C Jeff Farnham 0-3, BB, K, E2 - fielding error, second of the season
3B Francisco Rosario 1-4, 2 RBI

Nik Turley 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 2 WP - two groundouts, two flyouts
Danny Burawa 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Cesar Cabral 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Turley racked up nine strikeouts on the day he was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game, and picked up his seventh win of the season thanks in part to a big four-run inning from the Thunder offense. Zach Nuding gets the start for Trenton today at 6:35 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: Postponed for rain

Tampa will play two games against the Cubs tonight with the first starting at 5:00 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 5-7 vs. Greenville Drive

CF Jake Cave 1-5, 2B, 2 K - batting .263 this season
SS Cito Culver 2-3, SB, CS
1B Greg Bird 3-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI - seventh homer of the season
DH Dante Bichette Jr. 0-4
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-3, BB, K, SB
LF Danny Oh 0-3, BB - batting .302 this season
RF Aaron Gates 0-4, K
C Wes Wilson 1-4
3B Jose Rosario 1-4, K

Vicente (Jose) Campos 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - four groundouts, two flyouts
Brett Gerritse 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, WP, HB
Derek Varnadore 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Charleston led 5-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Gerritse continued to implode by allowing two consecutive two-run innings in the seventh and eighth innings, which sent the RiverDogs to their 33rd loss of the season. Luis Niebla starts against the Hickory Crawdads tonight at 7:05 pm at The Joe.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 7-3 (10 innings) vs. Hudson Valley Renegades

2B Derek Toadvine 3-5, CS - batting .355 to start his season
LF Michael O'Neill 1-4, 2 K, HBP
CF Brandon Thomas 2-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, K - first professional home run
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-5, K, OF assist
3B Kale Sumner 0-5, 2 K
1B Bubba Jones 1-4, 2B, E3 - fielding error, third of the season
SS John Murphy 0-1
DH Daniel Lopez 2-3, RBI, BB
C Trent Garrison 0-4 - batting .077 to start the season

Cale Coshow 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, BB, K, HB - four groundouts, two flyouts
David Palladino 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Sam Agnew-Wieland 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HB - two groundouts, one flyout
Andy Beresford 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Tyler Webb 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, K - 0 ER allowed so far this season

The Yankees and Renegades were tied at three through nine innings, sending the game to a tenth inning where Staten Island put up a four-spot behind a run scored on a wild pitch and a three-run homer by Brandon Thomas. Staten Island takes on Hudson Valley again tonight at 7:00 pm.

Notes from the Gulf Coast League:

GCL Yankees 1 lost 0-10 to the GCL Blue Jays. Adonis Garcia was 0-4 with a strikeout, Austin Aune and Ty Afenir were both 0-3 with two strikeouts a piece. Gosuke Katoh singled to bring his average to .353 to begin his professional career. Jordan Barnes was 3-3. The team collectively played some pretty poor defense with Aune, Katoh, Kevin Corneluis and Christopher Breen all committing errors in the game. Chaz Hebert started for the Yankees and allowed five runs, three of them earned, in three innings of work.

Despite picking up 14 hits, GCL Yankees 2 were defeated by the GCL Astros in extra innings. Third baseman Renzo Martini went 4-5 to bring his average to begin the season to .348. Dalton Smith picked up two singles and right fielder Jorge Alcantara doubled and drove in three runs. Joseph Maher started for the Yankees, going four innings and giving up one run while striking out two batters.