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Baby Bomber Recap 5/16/15: Dan Fiorito drives in four to power Thunder past Senators

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Recapping the Yankees' minor league affiliates' results from May 16th.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 3-2 vs. Durham Bulls

RF Slade Heathcott 1-4
DH Ramon Flores 0-4
2B Rob Refsnyder 2-4, K
1B Kyle Roller 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, K - 6th homer of the season
C Austin Romine 0-4
CF Ben Gamel 1-4
LF Tyler Austin 1-4
SS Nick Noonan 1-3, double, BB, K
3B Cole Figueroa 2-4, double, RBI, K

Joel De La Cruz 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Caleb Cotham 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Mark Montgomery 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB

Stray thoughts:

I went to this game yesterday. I didn't exactly break out a pen to take extensive notes, but here are a few things I noticed from just casually observing. De La Cruz got into trouble early and paid for it via a home run by Nick Franklin, who was pulled from the game and called up to the Rays in the middle of the third inning. He settled in pretty nicely from there, though. Rob Refsnyder looked fine on his defensive chances, though there weren't that many. He turned a nice double play. Refsnyder also just looks good at the plate, if that's a real thing. Cotham was really impressive to me. I had no idea he threw so hard, but he was hitting 94 mph on the gun. Watching Ben Gamel and Slade Heathcott patrol the same outfield is a treat. They remind me of Ellsbury/Gardner on defense. There was a particularly nice play by each of them in the game.

Montgomery looked alright in his first game back with Triple-A, but he got a very loud first out on a ball that was driven all the way to the wall in right field for Heathcott to track down. It would have lost the game for the RailRiders if it had gone out. Montgomery got the next batter to ground into a double play to end the game, so all is well that ends well. That double play was started by a really nice play by Figueroa at third base. Roller's power is as advertised. His long home run was very near the 400 foot sign in center field, and it proved to be the game-winner for SWB.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 5-4 vs. Harrisburg Senators

CF Jake Cave 1-4, triple
SS Ali Castillo 0-3, BB
RF Aaron Judge 0-4
DH Eric Jagielo 1-3, BB, K
3B Dante Bichette Jr. 2-4, K
LF Mason Williams 1-4, double
2B Jose Rosario 1-4
C Francisco Arcia 0-3, HBP
1B Dan Fiorito 2-4, HR, 4 RBI - 1st homer of the season

Brady Lail 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Matt Wotherspoon 2.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Conor Mullee 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K, WP

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 4-6, W 2-1 vs. Brevard County Manatees

2B Abiatal Avelino 0-3, BB, K, SB, E4(3rd) // 2-4
SS Tyler Wade 0-3, BB, K, SB
3B Miguel Andujar 1-4, K // 0-4, 2 K, E5 - fielding error (10th)
DH Mike Ford 2-3, double, RBI, BB // 2-3, BB
CF Mark Payton 3-4, RBI, K, E8(3rd) // 1-4, K
RF Michael O'Neill 1-3, BB, K // 0-3, K, HBP
LF Ericson Leonora 1-3, 2 RBI // 0-3, RBI, K
1B Ty McFarland 0-3, K, E3 (fielding 1)
C Kyle Higashioka 0-3

DH Derek Toadvine 1-3, RBI, BB
C Wes Wilson 0-3
2B Billy Fleming 1-3

Gabriel Encinas 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R/2 ER, 1 BB, 6 L, WP
Chad Taylor 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, 1 BB, K
Evan Rutckyj 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R/1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, WP, pickoff

Conner Kendrick 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Andury Acevedo 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Cale Coshow 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-3 vs. Greenville Drive

SS Jorge Mateo 0-4, RBI, E6 - throwing error (10th)
DH Angel Aguilar 0-2, BB, K, SB, HBP
CF Dustin Fowler 0-4, OF assist
LF Chris Breen 0-3, BB, K
C Isaias Tejeda 0-4
RF Devyn Bolasky 2-4, CS
1B Renzo Martini 1-4, K
2B Gosuke Katoh 0-2, BB, K
3B Ryan Lindemuth 0-1, SB, HBP

Luis Cedeno 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R/1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Yoel Espinal 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
Caleb Frare 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K