Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 5-2 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
The RailRiders came away with a victory after jumping out in front of the IronPigs in the early goings of last night's game. The offense scored their five runs in the first three innings and collected nine hits overall. Chris Parmelee had three hits and an RBI, Gary Sanchez had a hit and two RBI, Ben Gamel had two hits, and Donovan Solano had one. With the ambiguity surrounding Aaron Hicks, Nick Swisher played a game in right field and managed to hit another home run. That's three altogether and he's hit .368/.405/.632 in 10 games since coming to Scranton. Left fielder Jose Rosario also hit a home run last night.
The pitching did its job as Anthony Swarzak allowed only two runs on five hits while striking out six batters in 7.0 innings. Vinnie Pestano struck out three in one inning of work and James Pazos finished out the ninth with one strikeout to seal the win.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 6-7 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
The Thunder had things gong well for them over the first half of the game, scoring six runs on 11 hits, but the bullpen ended up giving it all away. Tyler Wade has reached base safely every game this season, and he continued his streak with a double and walk, while Kyle Higashioka collected three hits and a walk, and Tyler Austin had two hits. Cito Culver and Sebastian Valle doubled and Dante Bichette walked twice. Lesser-known players also contributed–Juan Silver had two hits, a walk, and two RBI and Jared Mitchell had a hit, two walks, and an RBI.
Trenton starting pitcher Cale Coshow allowed only one unearned run on five hits and two walks while striking out five over 5.2 innings. Matt Tracy was able to get them out of the sixth inning, but upon entering the seventh, he surrendered four earned runs on three hits and a walk, managing to only get a single out in the frame before he was pulled. Mark Montgomery struck out three in 1.2 innings and only allowed one hit, but Giovanny Gallegos pitched 2.0 innings and gave up a solo home run while striking out four. The defense was sloppy last night, committing three errors, including wild throws from Wade and Higashioka, and a failed pickoff attempt from Gallegos.
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