The Baby Bombers had an interesting night on the farm. Their four victories came in blowout style as the offenses in Trenton, Charleston, and the Gulf Coast leagues easily handled their opponents. Their three loses came by a combined four runs, all of which were scored in the final inning of regulation or extra innings. Four runs away from a perfect night, but alas, the Yankees affiliates went 4-3. Here’s how it all went down in today’s Yankees MiLB Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (66-73) played two against the Buffalo Bisons (74-64).
GAME ONE Buffalo wins 6-5.
The RailRiders came out strong and looked like they had game one in the bag. Matt Tracy pitched 5.2 innings allowing only one unearned run to score. Heading into the final inning, the RailRiders led 5-1. That’s when the bullpen betrayed them. Tyler Webb allowed four runs to score allowing the Bisons to tie the game, and Edgmer Escalona allowed the sixth run to cross. The RailRiders offense was quiet as three of their five runs were unearned. Scott Sizemore drove in one run and Rob Refsnyder had yet another multi hit night going 2-for-4 on the night.
GAME TWO RailRiders split with an 8-3 victory.
Nik Turley got hit around a bit but pitched well enough over his five innings of work. He allowed three runs while striking out five. Nick Rumbelow came on and made sure a replay of game one didn’t occur, pitching two shutout innings. Kyle Roller was the offensive star of the evening, going 3-for-3 and blasting his 16th home run of the season while driving in three.
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Chris Leroux takes the mound Thursday night. First pitch is 7:05 PM.
Trenton Thunder (67-70) defeated the Akron RubberDucks (72-65) 8-2.
The Thunder kept rolling as they are making a late season surge. Jeremy Bleich hurled four innings of two run ball, but Francisco Rondon and Danny Burawa combined for five shut out, one-hit innings to lock down the victory. Jake Cave had another huge night, going 2-for-5 while blasting his third Double-A home run and driving in three runs on the night. Joel De La Cruz gets the ball Thursday.
The Tampa Yankees (69-66) lost to the Clearwater Threshers (46-88) 9-7.
The T-Yanks lost a heartbreaker in the eleventh inning Wednesday night. Brett Gerritse started but fell the victim of some bad luck fielding. He allowed three runs to score, but only one was earned. Six pitchers threw on the night with Philip Walby taking the loss allowing two runs to cross in the top of the 11th. Short stop Cito Culver had a monster night at the plate going 4-for-6 with a home run. Third baseman Eric Jagielo also went yard. Taylor Garrison goes Thursday night. First pitch is 7:00 PM.
The Charleston RiverDogs (67-68) defeated the Greenville Drive (57-77) 8-0.
It was all RiverDogs Wednesday night. Four pitchers combined on the three hit shutout with Chad Taylor picking up the win in his two innings of shut out ball. The RiverDogs picked up 13 hits on the evening with four players having multi hit nights. Tyler Wade, Claudio Custodio, Miguel Andujar and Brandon Thomas all had two hits, with Custodio blasting a home run. Luis Niebla pitches Thursday night. Game time is 7:00 PM.
Staten Island Yankees (35-35) lost to the Brooklyn Cyclones (40-31) 3-2.
Gulf Coast League
Gulf Coast Yankees 1 (36-22) defeated the GCL Blue Jays 5-3.
Gulf Coast Yankees 2 (35-24) defeated the GCL Astros 7-0.