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Baby Bomber Recap 8/8/13: Thunder pitchers strike out 20 in extra innings win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 2-5, L 1-2 vs. Buffalo Bisons

Game One:

CF Melky Mesa 0-3, 2 K
C JR Murphy 1-3, 2B - 15th double with SWB
RF Adonis Garcia 0-3
1B Dan Johnsn 0-2, RBI, BB
DH Randy Ruiz 0-2, BB
3B Ronnier Mustelier 0-3, 3 K - 6 for his last 39 (.154)
2B Brent Lillibridge 1-3, SB
LF Corey Patterson 2-3, HR, RBI, K - third homer with SWB
SS Alberto Gonzalez 0-3, K

Chris Bootcheck 6 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K - ten groundouts, two flyouts

The RailRiders never led in the game, as they only managed to tie the game at 2-2 half an inning before the Bisons regained the lead for good.

Game Two:

RF Melky Mesa 2-4
3B Brent Lillibridge 0-4, 3 K
CF Adonis Garcia 0-3 - batting .278 this season
1B Dan Johnson 0-3, E3 - fielding error
LF Ronnier Mustelier 1-3, 2 OF assists
SS Addison Maruszak 0-3
C Bobby Wilson 0-3 - batting .198 this season
2B Brendan Harris 0-2, BB

Chase Whitley 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - two groundouts, two flyouts
Mike Zagurski 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, K, WP, HB, pickoff
Matt Daley 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

The RailRiders got on the board first with a run in the second but the Bisons scored twice in the fourth to give them the sweep of the doubleheader.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 5-1 (11 innings) vs. Erie SeaWolves

LF Ramon Flores 1-5 - batting .318/.348/.432 over his last 10 games
3B Reegie Corona 1-4, BB
DH Slade Heathcott 1-4, 2 K, HBP
C Gary Sanchez 1-5, 2B, E2(2) - third double since his promotion
1B Kyle Roller 1-4, RBI, BB
2B Jose Pirela 1-4, BB
SS Carmen Angelini 3-5, HR, 4 RBI - fourth homer with Trenton
RF Shane Brown 0-3
CF Cody Grice 0-4, 3 K

Mikey O'Brien 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 K - three groundouts, two flyouts
Francisco Rondon 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Tom Kahnle 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K
Danny Burawa 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Thunder pitchers were magnificent, but the offense nearly lost them the game. Trenton rallied for a run to tie the score in the top of the ninth and then broke out in extra innings with a grand slam by Angelini.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 4-5 vs. Brevard County Manatees

CF Mason Williams 1-5, K
2B Rob Refsnyder 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, K, CS - 24th double of the season
LF Ben Gamel 0-2, 2 BB
3B Peter O'Brien 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, K, E5(12th) - ninth homer since his promotion
1B Matt Snyder 1-2, 2 BB - batting .160
C Jeff Farnham 2-4, K
RF Taylor Dugas 2-4, RBI
DH Jose Toussen 1-4, RBI
SS Ali Castillo 1-4, K, SB

Scottie Allen 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R/3 ER, 2 BB - eleven groundouts, three flyouts
Rigoberto Arrebato 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Some sloppy O'Brien defense ended up being the difference in the game. Hits were even at ten a piece but Tampa couldn't complete the comeback with two runs in the eighth inning.

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

CF Jake Cave 0-4, 3 K
2B Angelo Gumbs 0-4, 2 K, E4 - throwing error
1B Greg Bird 1-4, 3 K - .824 OPS over his last 10 games
RF Ericson Leonora 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, K - first homer with Charleston
SS Cito Culver 1-3, K
DH Reymond Nunez 0-3, BB
LF Daniel Aldrich 0-3, K
3B Ty Afenir 0-3, K, E5 - fielding error
C Nick McCoy 0-3

Luis Severino 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K - eight groundouts, zero flyouts
John Brebbia 2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Adam Smith 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Charleston was out-hit 13-4 and failed to ever really be competitive in the game, falling behind 4-0 in the fourth inning of their 53rd loss of the season.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 6-5 vs. State College Spikes

SS Jose Rosario 1-4, BB, SB - batting .274 this season
CF Brandon Thomas 0-5, 3 K, OF assist
DH Eric Jagielo 2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI - sixth and seventh doubles of the season
RF Yeicok Calderon 0-4
3B Mike Ford 2-4, HR, RBI, E5(2) - second homer of the season
1B Kale Sumner 0-2, 2 BB
LF Daniel Lopez 0-3, K
C Trent Garrison 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
2B Hector Crespo 0-3, HBP, 2 E4 - fielding error, throwing error

David Palladino 3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R/2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K - four groundouts, two flyouts
Kelvin Castro 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, BB, 4 K, E1
Andy Beresford 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB - five groundouts, zero flyouts
Nick Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Staten Island needed all their runs to get past the Spikes, who out-hit them 8-7. Both teams committed four errors.

Gulf Coast League Yankees 1 Highlights:

SS Tyler Wade 2-4, 2B, BB - batting .330 this season
DH Gosuke Katoh 2-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB - fourth homer of the season
RF Dustin Fowler 0-3, BB
1B Renzo Martini 1-4, K
3B Kevin Cornelius 2-4

Brady Lail 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - nine groundouts, four flyouts
Jose Diaz 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, K, HB, WP
Francis Joseph 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, WP

Gulf Coast Yankees 2 Highlights:

2B Jose Javier 1-5, 2B, RBI
SS Thairo Estrada 2-4 - batting .286 this season
3B Miguel Andujar 1-3, RBI, E5 - fielding error
LF Nathan Mikolas 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 SB
C Roybell Herrera 0-3, K, HBP
RF Jorge Alcantara 1-4, 2B, RBI, K, E9 - fielding error

Joseph Maher 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, K, HB
Jaron Long 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, BB
Joaquin Acuna 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R/0 ER, 3 BB, K