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Baby Bomber Recap 4/16/16: Travis Hissong strikes out 11 batters

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

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 4-8 vs. Syracuse Chiefs

The RailRiders jumped out to an early lead with runs in the first and second innings, but they failed to hold the lead to drop their third game of the year. Rob Refsnyder drove in two of Scranton's runs with his only single of the day. Unfortunately, he also committed a throwing error that led to an unearned run. That ultimately didn't matter in the end. Slade Heathcott doubled for the second time this year, and Donovan Solano chipped in two hits. Nick Swisher got another hit in his attempt to prove he has something left in the tank, and Aaron Judge had the day off.

It was a tough outing for starter Ronald Herrera who surrendered seven hits and five runs in five innings. He did strike out eight batters and walked only three, but the Chiefs were able to tag him for two runs in the third and three runs in the fourth inning. Daniel Camarena came on for four innings to finish the game, and he gave up six hits and two earned runs.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 7-1 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Ten hits and three runs in the ninth inning were more than enough for the Thunder to cruise to their fifth win of the year. Trenton was led by Dustin Fowler offensively with three hits, including a triple, a stolen base, and four RBI. Tyler Wade, Tyler Austin, and Jose Rosario each contributed two hits of their own. Fowler has certainly been the standout to this point with a .351 average on the year so far.

Thunder pitchers were able to hold the Fisher Cats scoreless until the ninth inning. Dietrich Enns pitched six scoreless innings, walking four batters and giving up only four hits. Mark Montgomery was responsible for the only run for the opposition in his one inning of work. He allowed one hit and walked one batter.

High-A Tampa Yankees: L 1-3 vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs

Tampa and Charlotte scored all of their runs in the sixth inning, but Tampa came up on the short end by only pushing one run across in the game. Mark Payton drove in the lone run for the T-Yanks with a single. Abiatal Avelino, Billy Fleming, and Zack Zehner each had two hits in the game with one of Zehner's going for a double. That was the team's only extra-base hit of the game.

Starter James Kaprielian was really good for nearly all of his start. He allowed only one hit in seven innings and none of his allowed runs were earned. Mike Ford and Kaprielian himself were responsible for the team's errors. Kaprielian walked two batters and struck out four. Caleb Frare came on to close out the game with a scoreless inning. It was a tough-luck loss for Kaprielian and the Yankees, and it's far more important that he continues to look great when he is on the mound.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 5-3 vs. Augusta GreenJackets

It took 14 innings for the RiverDogs to beat the GreenJackets, but a Hoy Jun Park triple in the top of the frame drove in two runs to help them to victory. First baseman Chris Gittens singled four times and worked a walk to reach base five times in the game. Trey Amburgey also had a big game with three hits and a steal of third base and home. Gittens also stole two bases himself.

The most notable pitching performance came from a reliever instead of Charleston's starter. Travis Hissong struck out an absurd 11 of 15 batters faced in 3.2 innings of relief. Claudio Custodio relieved Hissong and got all four of his outs via the strikeout as well. That made the final 15 outs recorded by the RiverDogs all strikeouts. The team collectively had 23 in the game. What an effort by those guys.