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Baby Bomber Recap 8/16/15: Jorge Mateo stays red-hot in Tampa victory

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

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 2-3 vs. Rochester Red Wings (12 innings)

The RailRiders out-hit their opponent 13 to 8, but ultimately fell in extra innings to the Red Wings. Kyle Roller led the way on offense with three hits including a triple. Cole Figueroa, Rob Refsnyder, Gary Sanchez each tallied two hits as the first three batters in the lineup. His two hits bring Sanchez's Triple-A batting average to .303. Aaron Judge singled and struck out twice.

Starter Kyle Haynes was really the only SWB pitcher to get roughed up in the game until the very end. He surrendered two runs on five hits and three walks in 5.1 innings to bring his ERA to 6.41 with the RailRiders. Nick Rumbelow and Nick Goody, who have both seen major league time this season, pitched 1.2 and 2.0 scoreless innings, respectively. Johnny Barbato also worked two scoreless innings to drop his ERA to an absurd 0.61 with the RailRiders.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 0-2 vs. Reading Fightin Phils

Trenton managed only four hits in their shutout loss to Reading in which Michael Pineda got the start. The big leaguer allowed two runs on four hits in three innings with no walks and no strikeouts. The bullpen parade of Cesar Vargas, Evan Rutckyj, and Mark Montgomery kept the Fightin Phils off the board for the remainder of the game but it ultimately didn't matter.

Offensively, Danny Oh led the way with two hits including a double and a walk. Jake Cave and Tyler Wade were responsible for the only other hits in the game. Wade's average is only .100 since his promotion to Double-A, but he still has roughly a month to turn his numbers around before the end of the minor league season.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 8-1 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers

Jorge Mateo continues to dominate the Florida State League since his promotion from Charleston, batting .429 over his last 10 games. He picked up two hits, including a double, in Sunday's win. Every batter in Tampa's lineup recorded at least one hit with Abiatal Avelino, Dustin Fowler, Jake Skole, and Michael O'Neill matching Mateo's two hits. Mateo's double was the only hit that went for extra bases.

Jordan Montgomery struck out nine batters in five one-run innings. He walked one and allowed five hits to pick up his fifth win with the T-Yanks. His ERA currently sits at 3.13. Chance Adams and Manolo Reyes cleaned up the latter innings without allowing a run. Adams struck out four batters in his three innings pitched.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 6-2 vs. Greenville Drive

A three-run first inning helped pace the RiverDogs on their way to 14 hits and a victory on Sunday. Vince Conde stayed hot at the plate with three hits, all of which went for doubles. Billy Fleming and Austin Aune also picked up three hits each. Fleming is batting .360 with Charleston this season. Both he and Conde also stole a base in the game.

Matt Marsh allowed two runs in 5.1 innings before Sean Carley and Conner Kendrick held the Drive scoreless for the duration of the game. The pitching trio was able to keep Yoan Moncada hitless in the game, for whatever that's worth.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 10-8 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters

Staten Island came out on top of a slugfest with Vermont on Sunday, despite getting doubled up by the Lake Monsters in the hit column. Brandon Wagner and Eduardo de Oleo led the way on offense with two hits each. Wagner smacked his fourth homer of the season with a solo shot. Trey Amburgey only picked up one hit, but he drove in three of the Yankees' runs. His batting average with Staten Island is a fairly absurd .429.

Jeff Degano got the start for Staten Island, going 2.1 innings and allowing two runs on four hits. Jose Mesa ultimately ended up with the win, his third of the season, after pitching two scoreless innings. Mesa owns a 0.42 ERA with Staten Island.

Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: W 15-3 vs. Burlington Royals

Pulaski piled on a ridiculous 21 hits in their blowout victory of the Royals on Sunday. Every batter in the lineup had at least one hit with Kane Sweeney leading the way with four including a triple and a home run. The Yankees got five homers, one each from Hoy Jun Park, Austin Afenir, Gosuke Katoh, Allen Valerio, and Sweeney. Park, Afenir, and Nathan Mikolas weren't far behind Sweeney with three hits a piece.

Starter Melvin Morla went five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and four walks. Fortunately, run support wouldn't be an issue in this particular game. Juan Jimenez gave up one run in his two innings of work and Eduardo Rivera pitched two clean innings of his own, striking out three in the process.