The Baby Bombers certainly had an eventful Memorial Day. There were a lot of fireworks on all three levels for both the home teams and their respective visitors. Here’s how it all went down in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (25-24) defeated the Louisville Bats (24-25) 15-8.
Starter Shane Greene once again looked unimpressive, but the RailRiders amassed 24 hits to give him all the support he needed. Greene went five innings on Monday allowing six runs, nine hits, and issuing two walks, en route to his second win of the season. Shortstop Zelous Wheeler and DH Kyle Roller paced the attack with four hits each. Wheeler launched a homer and Roller, with two walks, reached base all six times he came to bat. LF Ramon Flores chipped in two bombs of his own finishing the day 3-for-6 with the two homers, three RBI, and four runs scored. Matt Tracy takes the mound for the RailRiders on Tuesday.
Trenton Thunder (28-23) defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels (24-24) 13-9.
Caleb Cotham put the Thunder in an early hole lasting only 3.2 innings and allowing six runs on six hits and three walks. Down 6-1 after four innings, the Thunder exploded, scoring twelve runs over the last five innings. Manny Barreda didn’t have his best stuff, but came on in relief to get to 4-0 on the season. Catcher Gary Sanchez led a Thunder attack that put up 16 hits, going 4-for-6 with two RBI. LF Ben Gamel had a big day going 3-for-6 with 2 RBI of his own. The Thunder only tallied one home run, a pinch-hit home run in the seventh by team leader Peter O’Brien. Eric Ruth will get the ball Tuesday.
The Tampa Yankees (26-24) were idle.
After losing back-to-back games, the T-Yanks could afford a day off to relax on Memorial Day. They open a four-game series with the Bradenton Marauders Tuesday. The first two games will be at The Boss and the T-Yanks will travel to Bradenton for the back two.
The Charleston RiverDogs (25-24) lost to the Greenville Drive (25-23) 11-3.
Ian Clarkin bounced back from his last rough outing, and although he didn’t have his A-game, he still pitched better. He only threw three innings Monday night allowing two runs. Giovanny Gallegos came on in the fourth and imploded, allowing five runs in his lone inning of work. Shortstop Taylor Wade led an uninspired attack for the RiverDogs going 2-for-4, scoring two runs. The RiverDogs had their chances, leaving ten on base. The RiverDogs have a doubleheader Tuesday. Caleb Smith will toe the mound for Game One while Jaron Long takes the hill in Game Two.