Wednesday night was a strong showing for the Baby Bombers. They were just two runs shy of sweeping the night, but the affiliates still finished 3-1. Let’s take a look around the farm in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (16-15) defeated the Indianapolis Indians (19-13) 3-1.
The wins keep rolling as Brian Gordon pitched phenomenally for the RailRiders fourth win in a row. Gordon went seven strong innings allowing just one run while striking out three. Jose Ramirez returned from the DL to pitch one shutout inning and Matt Daley hurled a scoreless ninth for his fourth save of the season. 3B Zelous Wheeler and LF Zolio Almonte led the way for the RailRiders driving in one run each. Zach Nuding gets the ball Thursday to attempt the sweep of the Indians.
Trenton Thunder (20-13) defeated the New Britain Rock Cats (12-18) 6-4.
Jeremy Bleich pitched well over six innings allowing three runs and striking out three. However it was three strong shutout innings by Jairo Heredia to close out the game that got the win for the Thunder. It was Heredia’s first win of the season. The Thunder were powered by a home run brigade. DH Kyle Roller smacked his Eastern League-leading ninth home run of the season. 2B Robert Refsnyder and 1B Dan Fiorito joined in with home runs of their own. Graham Stoneburner takes the mound Thursday for the Thunder.
The Tampa Yankees (16-16) defeated the Lakeland Flying Tigers (20-12) 4-2.
Eric Wooten had yet another strong outing but unfortunately he left with a no decision. Wooten went seven strong walking none and striking out six while allowing just two runs. Alex Smith pitched two innings of shut out ball to pick up his first win of the season. Greg Bird went 1-for-4 on his comeback trail while the T-Yanks normal power bats provided the offense. 3B Eric Jagielo blasted his seventh home run of the season, while Peter O’Brien, who played in right field, blasted his league leading tenth home run. Dan Camarena takes the rubber for the T-Yanks on Thursday.
The Charleston RiverDogs (16-15) lost to the Rome Braves (10-22) 5-4.
It was a rough night for Rookie Davis. He only lasted four innings allowing four runs and five walks without registering a strikeout. DH Abiatal Avelino had a perfect night at the plate going 4-for-4 while 1B Mike Ford continued his hot start going 2-for-4 and smacking his fourth home run of the season. Luis Severino will pitch Thursday for the RiverDogs.