The Cinco de Mayo edition of Baby Bombers baseball was a split decision. The minor league affiliates went 2-2 on the evening. Let’s take a look around the farm in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (13-15) beat the Indianapolis Indians (19-10) 7-6.
Shane Greene got the start. He didn’t go long but he pitched well going 3.2 innings with four strikeouts and allowing only an unearned run to cross the plate. Unfortunately, Yoshinori Tateyama got rocked allowing four runs to score in his 2.1 innings of work. Jim Miller came on to pitch two shut out innings for his second win of the season while Matt Daley closed it out for his third save on the year. C Austin Romine finally connected for his first home run of the season. 1B Russ Canzler joined in the hit parade going 3-3 with an RBI. 2B Jose Pirela went 2-4 with 3 RBI on the night. Chase Whitley (2-2) takes the mound Tuesday night.
Trenton Thunder (19-11) lost to the New Britain Rock Cats (10-19) 3-2 in 10 innings.
Caleb Cotham took the mound last night at New Britain Stadium and did not disappoint. He went six strong shutout innings allowing just two hits, no walks, and striking out three. It was all wasted, however. Tyler Webb had a tough night in relief. In the bottom of the ninth, he blew the save and the lead, as the Rock Cats tied the game at one sending the game to extra frames. CF Mason Williams got the lead back in the top of the tenth only to watch Webb squander it away again in the bottom of the tenth taking the loss. C Gary Sanchez drove in his 21st run of the young season while 1B Kyle Roller registered yet another extra base hit, this time a double, keeping his average at .409 on the season. Matt Tracy (3-1) will get the call to start Tuesday night’s game for the Thunder.
The Tampa Yankees (15-14) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays (21-8) 8-3.
The best part of starting pitcher Conner Kendrick’s evening was that he didn’t walk anyone. The rest of his performance was rather forgettable as he went 3.2 innings allowing 7 hits and four runs putting the T-Yanks in a hole right out of the gate. He picked up his first loss of the season. LF Zach Wilson continued his hot start by belting his third home run of the season and keeping his batting average at .400. 2B Angelo Gumbs smacked his first home run of the season in the losing effort as well. Brett Gerritse, coming off a beautiful two-hitter of Dunedin in his last performance, will start Tuesday night.
The Charleston RiverDogs (15-14) beat the Delmarva Shorebirds (13-16) 4-3.
Brady Lail improved to 4-1 on the young season with another stellar performance. Lail went five innings allowing two runs while striking out four. Nick Rambelow came on to strike out the side in the ninth for his fifth save of the season. He has yet to allow a run in his seven appearances. RF Aaron Judge had a two RBI night continuing his strong start to the season. Rookie Davis (2-2) gets the start Tuesday night.