Mar 20, 2014; Fort Myers, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Zelous Wheeler (98) slides into home plate during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Wednesday night was rather forgettable as the Baby Bombers decided not to show up for their games. The clubs went a dreadful 1-3 on the day . Here’s how it went down in today’s Minor League Roundup.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (19-19) lost to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (21-18) 3-2.
Joel De La Cruz pitched well but the bats weren’t enough to support him. De La Cruz went seven innings striking out one, walking none, and only allowing two earned runs to cross the plate. RF Zelous Wheeler was almost all of the offense going 3-4 with one RBI. Shane Greene takes the rubber on Thursday to try and end the RailRiders skid.
Trenton Thunder (23-16) lost to the Erie SeaWolves (16-20) 2-1.
Bryan Mitchell and Tyler Webb came out strong combining to shutout the SeaWolves for the first four innings. Then Manny Banuelos imploded in the fifth allowing 2 hits while walking three without registering a strikeout. He allowed the only two runs Erie needed to hold off the Thunder in his 2/3 of an inning. RF Peter O’Brien and CF Ben Gamel both registered two hits each for the Thunder. O’Brien bashed yet another home run, giving him four in his first five games since being promoted to the Thunder. He also picked up his 10th RBI in his short AA tenure. Graham Stoneburner gets the ball Thursday.
The Tampa Yankees (18-20) defeated the St. Lucie Mets (22-17) 7-1.
Dan Camarena pitched a gem going seven innings with five strikeouts and just one earned run. His night lowered his ERA to 2.83 and brought his record to 2-3 on the season. CF Jake Cave provided much of the offense going 3-4 with three RBI. Cave is batting .314 on the year. Rafael De Paula gets the call Thursday as the T-Yanks look to take the series.
The Charleston RiverDogs (20-18) lost to the Hickory CrawDads (17-21) 5-3.
Ian Clarkin was the victim of some sloppy fielding. He went six strong innings while walking no batters and striking out four. Three runs, only one of which was earned, crossed the plate on his watch and he left the game with a no decision. Omar Luis came in and shut down the CrawDads for two innings until inevitably losing the game allowing two runs in the top of the ninth. DH Mike Ford picked up his 18th RBI of the season while 3B Miguel Andujar knocked in his 19th.