What a night for the Baby Bombers. The Yankees’ junior circuit ran the table on Wednesday finishing 4-0 on the day. Strong pitching and big bats were the story in this look around the farm in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (10-9) defeated the Buffalo Bisons (9-9) 5-0.
Pitching was the story for the RailRiders on Wednesday. Chase Whitley now hasn’t allowed a run in back-to-back starts. He went 5 scoreless innings today, striking out seven. Whitley now sits at 2-1 on the season with a 2.45 ERA. Former Yankee swing man Alfredo Aceves hurled four shut out innings in relief to register his first save of the season. Aceves has yet to allow a run since rejoining the Yankees system. LF Ronnier Musteiler recorded his second consecutive two-hit game and is amid a five-game hitting streak raising his average to .308 on the season. He finished the day 2-for-3 scoring one of the RailRiders’ runs. Shane Greene gets the ball Thursday night to try and extended the RailRiders winning streak to three.
Trenton Thunder (11-8) defeated the Akron RubberDucks (9-10) 9-5.
The Thunder rolled to their third straight win behind Zach Nuding‘s strong performance. He hurled 5.1 innings, allowing two runs and striking out six to improve to 2-0 on the year. DH Ben Gamel continued his strong start to the season going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. 1B Kyle Roller is really clicking at the plate as he launched his fourth home run since debuting in the line-up seven games ago. 3B Rob Segedin also blasted a home run in the victory.
The Tampa Yankees (11-8) defeated the Brevard County Manatees (11-8) 5-1.
Dan Camarena captured his first win of the season tossing 5.2 strong innings on Wednesday night. He allowed just one run while striking out five. Tyler Webb came into to register his third save of the season throwing 2 scoreless innings with four strike outs. The T-Yanks tallied 10 hits on the night led by 2b Angelo Gumbs 3-for-4 evening. The scorching hot Gumbs has a 14-game hitting streak going, raising his average to .342 on the season. CF Jake Cave, SS Cito Culver, and red hot C Peter O’Brien chipped in with two hits apiece.
The Charleston RiverDogs (10-9) defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws (5-13) 9-3.
Brady Lail didn’t have his best stuff but was able to cruise to his second win of the season behind Charleston’s hot bats. Lail went five innings allowing two runs while striking out four. The offense was the story for the RiverDogs. LF Michael O’Neill has found his stroke as he went yard for the third time in the last four games. He finished 2-for-5 on the day with three RBI to go along with his fifth home run of the season. 1B Mike Ford can’t be cooled down as he had another multi-hit game. Ford also went 2-for-5 on the day, launching his third home run of the season and picking up his 11th,12th, and 13th RBI. He is now batting .338 on the year.