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Baby Bomber Recap 7/5/13: JR Murphy drives in winning run for RailRiders

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Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 3-2 vs. Buffalo Bisons

CF Corey Patterson 0-4, K
LF Thomas Neal 0-4, K - 9 for his last 40 (.225)
RF Fernando Martinez 0-3, K, HBP
DH Randy Ruiz 1-3, 2B, BB, K - batting .309 with SWB
1B Dan Johnson 1-4, 2B, K
C JR Murphy 1-3, 2 RBI, K
2B Brent Lillibridge 1-3, RBI, SB - batting .333 with SWB
3B Josh Bell 0-3, K
SS Walter Ibarra 1-3, 2B, 2 K

Jose Ramirez 5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HB - four groundouts, two flyouts
Chase Whitley 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, HB
Mike Zagurski 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

The RailRiders trailed 0-2 before they ever stepped to the plate in the first inning, but they rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh and Murphy lifted a game-winning sac fly for his eleventh RBI since his promotion. Michael Pineda starts for the RailRiders today at 7:05 pm.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 8-0 vs. Reading Fightin Phils

SS Eduardo Nunez 3-3, RBI, BB
DH Ramon Flores 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K
CF Slade Heathcott 1-4, BB, K - batting .245 this season
RF Tyler Austin 0-5, K
1B Andrew Clark 1-3, BB, K
2B Jose Pirela 1-3, BB
3B Casey Stevenson 3-4, RBI
LF Cody Grice 2-4, RBI, K - batting .385 with Trenton
C Francisco Arcia 1-4, RBI, 2 K

Shane Greene 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K - six groundouts, one flyout
Fred Lewis 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - four groundouts, zero flyouts
Tom Kahnle 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, K

On the night of their famed bat dog Chase's retirement party*, Thunder pitchers shut down the opposition and the offense scored all eight runs in the first three innings for their 42nd win of the season. *If you have a dog or a pet or have lost a dog or a pet, that won't be an easy read. Fair warning. Nik Turley gets the start for Trenton tonight at 7:05 pm.

High-A Tampa Yankees: Postponed for rain

Scottie Allen takes on the Brevard County Manatees tonight at 6:35 pm.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 2-0 vs. Augusta GreenJackets

CF Jake Cave 1-4
SS Cito Culver 2-3, 2 2B, BB, K, CS, E6 - fielding error, tenth of the season
1B Greg Bird 0-2, BB, HBP - batting .189/.302/.405 over his last 10 games
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-1, K, CS
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 0-4
RF Danny Oh 1-2, BB, HBP
DH Reymond Nunez 0-4, 3 K
LF Aaron Gates 2-4, 2B, K, put out - batting .216 with Charleston
C Jackson Valera 0-3, BB, 2 K

Cesar Vargas 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Ben Paullus 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K

Charleston got on the board early with one run in the first inning and tacked on an insurance run in the eighth inning, but the RiverDogs' pitchers didn't need the extra help, limiting the GreenJackets to just one hit. Evan Rutckyj starts for Charleston tonight at 7:05 pm.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 6-0 vs. Hudson Valley Renegades

2B Derek Toadvine 1-6, 2 K
LF Michael O'Neill 2-5, 2B, HBP - batting .263/.364/.316 over his last 10 games
3B Eric Jagielo 3-5, 3 RBI, K
CF Brandon Thomas 0-4, BB, 2 K
RF Yeicok Calderon 1-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K - batting .268/.302/.610 over his last 10 games
C Isaias Tejeda 2-5, PB
DH Jose Rosario 1-3, BB, SB, HBP
SS John Murphy 1-4, BB, K
1B Bubba Jones 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K

Rookie Davis 5 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K - four groundouts, five flyouts
Kelvin Castro 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, HB
Andy Beresford 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB
Andury Acevedo 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Two-run innings were in style for the Yankees, who managed to put up that magic number in the third, fourth, and ninth innings to complete the shutout of the Renegades. Staten Island takes on Hudson Valley again tonight at 7:00 pm.

Notes from the Gulf Coast League:

GCL Yankees 1:

SS Aviatal Avelino 1-3, 2B, K
SS Tyler Wade 0-1, BB
1B Chris Breen 3-5, 2B, HR, RBI, K - third homer of the season
2B Gosuke Katoh 1-3, 3B, 2 BB, 2 K, CS
DH Radley Haddad 1-5, RBI, 3 K
CF Jordan Barnes 1-4, K

Brady Lail 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K - five groundouts, two flyouts
Eric Ruth 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, K

GCL Yankees 2:

2B Jake Anderson 1-4, 2B, E4 - fielding error, second of the season
C Luis Torrens 1-4, PB (3)
3B Renzo Martini 0-3, BB, E5 - throwing error, second of the season
DH Thairo Estrada 0-3
RF Jorge Alcantara 1-3, RBI

Angel Rincon 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - six groundouts, four flyouts
Yoely Bello 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R/2 ER, 0 BB, K
Rich Mascheri 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K