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Baby Bomber Recap 5/31/16: Phil Coke tosses 5 2/3 scoreless innings as RailRiders shut out Bulls

Recapping the Yankees' minor league affiliates' results from May 31st.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 2-0 vs. Durham Bulls

After a strong start from Phil Coke, of all people, the RailRiders and the Bulls found themselves in a pitchers' duel. Coke tossed five and two-thirds scoreless innings, gave up the only three hits of the game, and struck out five. Conor Mullee, James Pazos, and Anthony Swarzak did not give up any hits or issue any walks throughout the remainder of the game.

The RailRiders finally got on the board in the eighth inning after Jonathan Diaz worked a leadoff walk, stole second base, and advanced to third on a wild pitch. It was their best opportunity of the game, but Diaz ended up being thrown out at the plate when Jake Cave hit into a fielder's choice. Down to their final out of the inning, Nick Swisher hit a two-RBI single to right field that ultimately clinched the victory.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: Off-day

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 11-3 vs. Clearwater Threshers

It was a breakout night for the Tampa Yankees' offense as just about everyone in the lineup picked up at least one hit. Matt Snyder led the way with three hits and two RBI, while Jake Skole had the only extra-base hit of the night--a double--and drove in four runs. It was a two-hit night for Skole, Austin Aune, Santiago Nessy, and Miguel Andujar. The latter also drew three walks. Vicente Conde had a rough night all around as he went 0-for-4 at the plate and committed his second error of the season.

Starter Chance Adams put together another great start, striking out eight batters through five and two-thirds innings of work. He surrendered just one run on two hits and only walked one batter. Working with a huge lead, Joey Maher pitched the remainder of the game and gave up two runs and notched four strikeouts.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 3-11 vs. Greenville Drive

While the T-Yanks won a blowout, the RiverDogs lost one. Starter Simon De la Rosa got off to a poor start in the first inning when he loaded the bases, but he was able to escape that jam without giving up a run. He didn't get so lucky in the second inning when he surrendered three runs on three hits. De la Rosa gave up two doubles and a walk in the third inning before he was finally removed from the game. Working with zero outs and an inherited runner on second, Cody Carroll allowed two singles, threw a wild pitch and walked a batter before the inning came to a close. The RiverDogs' defense didn't help matters as Hoy Jun Park made a throwing error in the seventh that allowed three more runs to score.

The RiverDogs had a decent night offensively, putting together ten hits total, but couldn't find a way to score runs. Park, Kyle Holder, Chris Gittens, and Jeff Hendrix each had two-hit nights, including doubles for Hendrix and Gittens. Left fielder Nathan Mikolas also hit his first double of the season (also his first RBI).