Saturday was a mixed bag for the Baby Bombers. A couple of collective pitching duels highlighted the victories while horrific pitching led to the the losses. The New York Yankees affiliates finished with just two wins in seven tries on Saturday. Here is the unhappy recap in today’s Yankees’ MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (57-63) lost to the Columbus Clippers (65-56) 5-3.
The RailRiders are reeling as they dropped their fifth straight Saturday night. Zach Nuding didn’t have a terrible start for SWB allowing two runs to cross (only ne was earned) while striking out five and issuing two walks. Pat Venditte, who allowed three runs in the eighth, ultimately decided the RailRiders fate. Center fielder Antoan Richardson had a third of the RailRiders six hits with a 2-for-4 performance scoring two of the three runs. The reliable Jose Pirela who has gone hitless over twelve at bats during his last three games was given the rare off night. Nik Turley goes Sunday for a little day ball action. First pitch is 1:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (59-62) lost to the Bowie BaySox (59-61) 6-4.
Dan Camarena continued with his 2014 struggles dropping to 0-5 on the season. Camarena got shelled for five runs in the first inning and would allow another in the second. The Thunder stranded a lot of ducks on the pond as they were able to tally eleven hits with a mere four runs to show for them. Right fielder Tyler Austin continues his resurgence with a 3-for-5 night. Austin is now up to .279 on the season. First baseman Greg Bird is cruising along as he shows no signs of slowing down since his promotion. Bird went 2-for-3 on the night while scoring two runs. Jaron Long goes for win number six on Sunday. Game time is 5:05 PM.
The Tampa Yankees (58-60) defeated the Dunedin Blue Jays (69-49) 2-1.
Promising prospect Caleb Smith started and didn’t last long Saturday. He faced one batter who hit a come backer that struck Smith and forced him to leave the game. No injury update has been made yet, but hopefully it was not severe. Four T-Yanks relievers combined to pitch solid one run ball to propel Tampa to a win. Third baseman Eric Jagielo led the charge on offense with 2-for-4 night and his 44th RBI of the season. Brett Gerritse takes the mound for Sunday’s bout. First pitch is 5:00 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (58-61) defeated the Rome Braves (45-74) 2-1.
Yet another pitching duel for the Baby Bombers resulted in a victory for the RiverDogs. Andy Beresford started and went four innings allowing just one run. Angel Rincon came on for three shutout innings to pick up the win while Eric Ruth closed it out with two shutout innings of his own for his fourth save of the season. Center fielder Michael O’Neill led the eleven hit attack with a 3-for-5 night. All of the damage came in the first when third baseman Miguel Andujar ripped a two-RBI double. 2014 draft pick Justin Kamplain makes his second start for the RiverDogs Sunday. First pitch is 2:00 PM.
Staten Island Yankees (26-29) lost to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (24-31) 11-6.
Gulf Coast League
Gulf Coast Yankees 1 (26-16) lost to the GCL Pirates 8-1.
Gulf Coast Yankees 2 (26-18) lost to the GCL Tigers 10-2.