I am running late today, so it is a bullet point kind of day…
- In a game that went back and forth, Durham took a two run lead in the first, only to have the RailRiders pull ahead 5-2 in the fourth. The Bulls scored four in the fifth for a 6-5 advantage, but Scranton once more had an answer, plating two runs in the sixth and another in the eighth for an 8-6 lead.
- A pair of former Yankees came up big in the bottom of the ninth, as Justin Christian singled and Wilson Betemit homered, sending the game to extra innings.
- Both teams had a chance to pull ahead in extras, including the top of the twelfth, when Scranton had runners on the corners with no outs.
- It was a homer by Zelous Wheeler, just back from the DL, that put the RailRiders ahead for good in the top of the thirteenth. Dean Anna singled and scored on a single by Russ Canzler for some insurance, as Scranton won 10-8.
- The RailRiders had 17 hits and everyone in the lineup had at least one. Wheeler ended the day 3-6 with two runs scored, a double, a homer, a walk and a RBI. Zoilo Almonte went 3-7 with a run scored, a double, a homer and four RBIs. Ramon Flores and Jose Pirela both went 2-6. Flores had a run scored, a double, a RBI and a stolen base. Pirela scored twice and had a double and a RBI. Adonis Garcia went 2-7 with a run scored and a double. He stole two bases. Francisco Arcia also went 2-5 with a run scored, a RBI and a double.
- Alfredo Aceves made the start, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits, three walks and striking out five over 4.2.
- Yoshinori Tateyama went 2.1, giving up one run on two hits and a walk, striking out three. Matt Daley gave up two runs on three hits in his 2.1 innings, striking out three. Robert Coello and Jim MIller both pitched scoreless innings in relief. Coello threw 1.2 and struck out three, while Miller went two innings and gave up two hits, giving on K.
- This game stayed scoreless until the top of the seventh, when Yeral Sanchez scored on a passed ball. The Fisher Cats tied the game in the eighth, but Sanchez singled in the top of the ninth and scored on a triple by Taylor Dugas to take the 2-1 win.
- Despite the low score, the Thunder had their share of hits, picking up nine as a team.
- It’s surprising that New Hampshire didn’t score a lot more often, despite Trenton holding them to four hits, as the Thunder committed five errors.
- Both Gary and Yeral Sanchez went 2-4. Yeral scored twice. Mason Williams, Rob Segedin and Kyle Roller went 1-4. Dugas went 1-3 with the lone RBI and extra base hit for Trenton.
- Zach Nuding went 5.2 and gave up four hits and a walk, striking out four.
- Taylor Garrison went three innings and gave up one unearned run on two walks and no hits. He struck out one. Cole Kimball got one out and walked one.
- The Yankees trailed most of the game as Dunedin scored two runs in the second and held a 4-1 lead after the fourth. They got an insurance run in the top of the seventh, while the Yankees started to chip away at the lead, getting a run in the seventh and eight, but falling 5-3.
- Zach Wilson went 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jose Toussen went 2-3 with a run scored and a double. Jake Cave, Dante Bichette and Angelo Gumbs all went 1-4. Bichette and Gumbs both scored a run, with Gumbs picking up a stolen base. Brendan Ryan went 1-3 with a RBI and a walk.
- Dan Camarena made the start, going five innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks. He struck out six.
- Zach Woods and James Pazos each threw two innings of relief. Woods gave up a run on three hits, a walk and two Ks. Pazos did not allow a hit or walk, striking out two.
Charleston had the day off.