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The future Yankees were a goose egg last night, losing the three games that finished. The Trenton Thunder continue to be far and away the best of the bunch.
Scranton Wiles Barre RailRiders (18-16) lost to the Durham Bulls 9-2
Errors and poor pitching can be attributed to what happened to the RailRiders last night. Starting pitcher Shane Greene was shellacked for 3 runs and 8 hits given up in 3 innings of work. He also had 4 walks. Reliever Cesar Cabral did even worse, giving up 3 runs and walking 3 of his own in just 1.2 innings. The RailRiders did manage to put 8 hits on the board. Jose Pirela led the offense last night with a home run and going 2-4 on the night.
Chase Whitley takes the mound for the RailRiders today. The 24 year old righty is 3-2 with a 2.49 ERA on the season.
Trenton Thunder (22-13) suspended with the Reading Fightin Phils (15-16) 3-3
The Trenton Thunder did not get to finish their game against the Fightin Phils last night on account of rain. Play was suspended in the 13th inning. They will finish that game today then play one more. Jeremy Bleich will start for the Thunder in the 2nd game tonight.
Tampa Yankees (16-19) lost to the Lakeland Flying Tigers 23-12 (5-3)
The Tampa Yankees seem to not be able to get back to .500 as their woes continued against the very strong Flying Tigers last night. The 5-3 loss can be attributed to a lack of hitting. The Yankees only had 5 hits on the night. Greg Bird was the lone standout, going 1-2 with a home run and 2 walks. Bird is now hitting .286 on the season. Starting pitcher Miguel Sulbaran gave up all 5 runs.
The Tampa Yankees are off today, and will continue their fight to .500 on Monday.
Charleston Riverdogs (18-16) lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats (24-9) 1-0
Pitching was definitely not the issue Saturday night. Both teams only managed 5 hits, with the Sand Gnats squeaking a run by. Caleb Smith was the hard luck loser last night, giving up the one run in 5 innings of work, along with 3 strikeouts. Mike Ford “led” the hitting by going 2-4. He has his average up to .333 on the season.
Brady Lail takes the mound tonight for the RiverDogs. He is 4-1 with a 3.98 ERA on the season.