Yankees MiLB Roundup for August 21: Back to .500
Mandatory Credit: Kevin Petasky.MiLB.com
Scranton/Wilkes-Barres RailRiders (64-68) lost to the Buffalo Bisons (70-61) 5-1.
Nik Turley‘s inconsistencies of 2014 continued Thursday night. Turley’s last two starts were gems as he was coming off three rough outings. After allowing just one run over his past two starts, Turley was lit up by the Bisons. Thursday night wasn’t entirely his fault as his defense betrayed him. Three of the four runs Turley allowed over his 4.2 innings were unearned as he fell to 3-3 on the year. Turley didn’t help matters by walking four batters on the evening. Nick Rumbelow was touched up for the fifth run in his 2.1 innings pitched. He did strikeout three, however, and despite allowing the on run his ERA still stands at a spectacular 1.64
The offense didn’t give much of an effort to be excited about either. Short stop Carmen Angelini blasted his fourth home run of the season accounting for all of the RailRiders offensive output. Despite only tallying three hits, the RailRiders did draw six walks. Angelini left four runners on base and right fielder Zoilo Almonte left three of his own on the pond, so the opportunities were certainly there. Matt Tracy kicks off the weekend Friday night. Game time is 7:05 PM.