Monday night was a good one for the Baby Bombers. The minor league affiliates finished 3-1 on the day. The bats were alive and the pitching was sharp in this look around the farm in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (8-9) lost to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (8-10) 4-2.
Chris Leroux had yet another dismal outing versus David Buchanan and the Iron Pigs. Leroux lasted only four innings getting dinged up for four runs while striking out five. His ERA now stands at 12.79 for the season. The bullpen was the lone bright spot on the evening, as Fred Lewis, Mark Montgomery, and Yoshinori Tateyama combined for 5 shutout innings without walking a batter. The RailRiders mulled up five whole hits on the evening, one each by Corbin Joseph, Russ Canzler, Adonis Garcia, Jose Pirela, and Carmen Angelini. Brian Gordon gets the ball against Ricky Romero and the Buffalo Bisons.
Trenton Thunder (10-7) defeated the Akron RubberDucks (9-8) 5-2.
Jeremy Bleich was able to even up his record at 2-2 on the season after gaining the victory Monday night. Bleich went 4 innings allowing two unearned runs while striking out four. Diego Moreno came on for his fourth save of the season. LF Ben Gamel, DH Rob Segedin, and 3B Tyler Austin led the hit parade for the Thunder with two hits apiece. Austin and Gamel also drove in a run each while Segedin brought home two of his own. The Thunder tallied 11 hits on the night. Zach Nuding is scheduled to take the mound against Joseph Colon and the RubberDucks lineup today.
The Tampa Yankees (10-7) defeated the Brevard County Manatees (10-7) 2-1.
Eric Wooten continued his strong start to the season. Wooten got to 2-0 on the year, hurling six innings of one run ball while striking out three. James Pazos came on to register his first save of the season. OF Dante Bichette, Jr. continued his torrid start going 2-4 and raising his season average to .358. 2B Angelo Gumbs provided all the offense the T-Yanks needed with a two-out two-RBI single in the bottom of the first. Rafael De Paula looks to continue his hot start against Jed Bradley and the Manatees today.
The Charleston RiverDogs (9-8) defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws (4-12) 4-1.
The pitching was on point for the RiverDogs as they shut down the BlueClaws. Top prospect Luis Severino got a hard luck no decision pitching 5.2 strong innings with 8 strikeouts while issuing no walks or runs. Jaron Long picked up the win, while Nick Rumbelow locked up his third save. They RiverDogs were powered by last year’s first round draft pick OF Aaron Judge who went 2-4 with a triple raising his season average to .321. SS Abiatal Avelino chipped in two hits while C Eduardo de Oleo smacked his second home run of the year. Charleston gives the ball to Giovanny Gallegos to face off against Tyler Viza.