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Baby Bomber Recap 6/29/13: JR Murphy picks up four hits in RailRiders win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 12-4 vs. Pawtucket Red Sox

CF Corey Patterson 1-6, K
C JR Murphy 4-6, 2B, 2 RBI - batting .346 since his promotion
RF Fernando Martinez 4-6, 2 HR, 6 RBI - 2nd and 3rd homers (batting .405) w/ SWB
DH Randy Ruiz 2-5
1B Dan Johnson 1-4, HR, 2 RBI - tenth homer of the season
2B Brent Lillibridge 3-4, 2 2B, HR, RBI, BB - third homer with SWB
LF Thomas Neal 0-5
3B Addison Maruszak 1-5, RBI
SS Walter Ibarra 2-4, BB, 2 K

Graham Stoneburner 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, WP - seven groundouts, five flyouts
Dellin Betances 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K - 1.47 ERA (3 ER) over his last 18.1 IP w/ 23 Ks
Yoshinori Tateyama 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

The RailRiders hit three homers in a seven-run fourth inning and followed that up with a four-run inning in the fifth as they demolished the Red Sox, out-hitting them 18-8. Betances has also turned himself into a fine reliever out of the SWB pen, possibly salvaging his career with the Yankees. Jose Ramirez starts for the RailRiders against Pawtucket today at 1:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 4-2, L 3-4 vs. Binghamton Mets

Game One:

LF Ramon Flores 1-3, BB
CF Slade Heathcott 1-3, 2 K
RF Tyler Austin 0-3, K, OF assist
1B Kyle Roller 1-3, HR, 3 RBI - 11th homer of the season
SS Carmen Angelini 0-3
DH Andrew Clark 1-3, 2B - third double with Trenton
3B Reegie Corona 1-3
2B Jose Pirela 1-2, RBI
C Francisco Arcia 0-3, 2 K

Shane Greene 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K - four groundouts, five flyouts
Tom Kahnle 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB

Trenton scored three runs in the first inning via a Roller three-run blast and tacked on their final run in the seventh and final inning to take Game One.

Game Two:

LF Ramon Flores 0-2, BB
CF Slade Heathcott 1-3
3B Reegie Corona 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K - third homer of the season
DH Kyle Roller 0-3, K
1B Andrew Clark 0-3, K
RF Shane Brown 1-3, 2B, K, E9 (2) - second double with Trenton
C Jeff Farnham 0-3, K
SS Francisco Rosario 1-3

Mikey O'Brien 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, WP - 48 of 80 pitches for strikes
Fred Lewis 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

O'Brien had himself a solid outing until he melted down a bit in the fifth inning, giving up three runs and the lead. The Thunder tried to rally with two runs an inning later, but fell short by one. Michael Pineda gets another rehab start with the Thunder today at 1:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees L 5-6 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

CF Mason Williams 2-5 - batting .350/.395/.550 over his last 10 games
2B Rob Refsnyder 0-4, BB, K
3B Peter O'Brien 1-5, HR, RBI, K - third homer since his promotion
C Gary Sanchez 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 K - batting .273 this season
LF Ben Gamel 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB, K
RF Yeral Sanchez 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K, OF assist
1B Saxon Butler 0-2, 2 BB
DH Taylor Dugas 1-2, BB
SS Ali Castillo 0-3, BB

Rafael De Paula 4 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, WP - allowed two homers
Charley Short 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Taylor Garrison 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

De Paula had a rough start to the game, giving up four runs in the first inning and two in the second, but he settled down after that and the bullpen was pretty much lights out. The Yankees tried to rally back with a three-run seventh inning, but ended up coming up a little short. Corey Black starts for Tampa today at 5:00 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 2-1 vs. Hickory Crawdads

CF Jake Cave 2-4, 2B, 3B, K - 22nd double this season
SS Cito Culver 2-3, 2B, RBI - batting .262/.304/.310 over his last ten games
DH Greg Bird 0-4, 3 K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 1-4, K
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-2, 2 BB, K, SB, CS
1B Reymond Nunez 0-4, 2 K
LF Danny Oh 0-3, HBP
C Wes Wilson 0-2, 2 BB - batting .194 this season
RF Aaron Gates 1-4, RBI

Cesar Vargas 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K - six groundouts, two flyouts
Derek Varnadore 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, K
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Charleston picked up a victory after Aaron Gates drove in Danny Oh with a single for the walk-off win with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Evan Rutckyj gets the start for the RiverDogs against the Crawdads today at 5:05 pm.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 4-1 vs. Aberdeen Ironbirds

2B Derek Toadvine 0-4, K - 9 for his last 35 (.257)
CF Michael O'Neill 0-3, BB, K, CS, put out
LF Brandon Thomas 1-3, BB, K, CS, put out
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-4, 3 K - batting .293 with Staten Island
3B Kale Sumner 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, K - first professional home run, batting .389
SS John Murphy 1-4, K, SB
C Isaias Tejeda 2-3, RBI, K, PB (1)
1B Bubba Jones 0-4, 2 K
DH Mikeson Oliberto 0-3

Jairo Heredia 5 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Conner Kendrick 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, pickoff - professional debut
Kelvin Castro 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Staten Island scored all four of their runs in the first inning and kept the shutout going until the seventh, even though they were out-hit 8-7 by the Ironbirds. The Yankees take on the Ironbirds again today at 5:35 pm.

Notes from the Gulf Coast League:

Postponed for rain. GCL has Sundays off.