The Baby Bombers had a good start to the week Monday night. Two teams powered there way to wins behind solid pitching, while the RiverDogs lost in a slugfest. Here’s the recap in todays MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (29-27) defetaed the Indianapolis Indians (34-23) 7-3.
The RailRiders concluded an 8-game road trip with a victory and finishing up 5-3 on the road. Brian Gordon logged a quality start going six inning and allowing three runs while walking none and striking out one to gain his third win of the season. Reigning International Player of the Week 2B Jose Pirela remained hot with two more hits and two more RBI. DH Corban Joseph broke the game open driving in two on a bases load single in the fourth.1B Kyle Roller went 3-for-5 on the night, raising his average back above the 300 line, sitting at .307 now on the year. Zach Nuding kicks off a four-game series with the Norfolk Tide tomorrow night. Game time is 7:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (31-27) were idle.
The Thunder had a day off while they traveled to Richmond for a three-game series. Manny Banuelos takes the mound in game one against the Flying Squirrels. Game time is 6:35 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (28-29) beat the Fort Myers Miracle (27-27) 8-2.
Tampa threw it all together Monday night with fine pitching and superb hitting. Conner Kendrick looked sharp hurling six shutout innings and only allowing three hits. He struck out five and walked one en route to his second win of the season. LF Cody Grice had a huge night going 2-for-4 with three RBI. 1B Greg Bird, DH Matt Snyder, and 2B Jose Toussen joined in the hit parade with two hits each.
The Charleston RiverDogs (27-30) lost to the Hickory CrawDads (29-27) 9-6.
The bats were alive at L P Frans Stadium in Hickory. Brady Lail fell to 7-2 on the season after a dismal performance. He allowed four runs on four hits and three walks in five innings. The RiverDogs made it close with two in the eighth and two more in the ninth, but it just was’t enough. The big story was the continued emergence of RF Aaron Judge. Judge went yard for the third night in a row and went 2-3 on the night picking up his 34th and 35th RBI. 2B Gosuke Katoh and C Eduardo de Oleo joined in with home runs, de Oleo going yard twice by himself. Rookie Davis will get the ball Tuesday in game two. First pitch is at 7 PM.