Monday, June 9, 2008

Minor League Recap - 6/9

Heavy rains in the Tri-state and surrounding area halted the Scranton Yankees-Syracuse Chiefs game in the 8th inning with the scored tied 2-2. It will be resumed at 6 pm this evening prior to the regularly scheduled game.

Alan Horne returned from a strained bicep to make the start for Scranton. Chad Jennings reports that Horne through 82 pitches, 44 of them for strikes, and worked in and out of trouble in his 4 inning stint.

No rain in Trenton, but there was plenty of 9th inning thunder against the Reading Phillies. The Phillies tied the game, 2-2, in the top of the 9th on a Jeremy Slayden home run off of Bo Hall. But in the bottom of the 9th, Reegie Corona doubled home pinch-runner Carlos Mendoza with the game winning run. Eric Hacker made his best start since his promotion to Double-A, allowing 1 run in 6.1 innings pitched, while striking out 7.
June 8, 2008

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Reading
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
Trenton
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 10 0
Recap | Box | Audio
W: B. Hall (2-2, 2.21); L: J. Kershner (2-2, 3.90)
HR: REA: J. Slayden (6), J. Donald (5).

The Tampa Yankees rallied from an 8-5 deficit to beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 9-8 and complete a 3-game sweep. The Yankees had a runner on 2nd Base with 2 outs when the bats came to life. Mitch Hilligoss reached on an infield single and a Cardinals error allowed Kevin Smith, who had 3 RBI in the game, to score to cut the lead to 8-6. Andres Perez followed with a single, and he and Hilligoss scored on James Cooper's triple to right to tie the game. Jose Gil then came through with the game winner on a lined single to right. Josh Schmidt came on in the 9th to retire the Cardinals in order to preserve Steve Arzt's first win.
June 8, 2008

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Palm Beach
0 3 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 8 9 2
Tampa
0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 X 9 11 0
Recap | Box | Audio
W: S. Artz (1-2, 2.87); L: F. Samuel (3-3, 2.82); SV: J. Schmidt (4)
HR: PBC: A. Brown (4). TAM: K. Smith (2).

The Charleston RiverDogs lost the finale of their series with the Savannah Sand Gnats, 6-4. Austin Krum's 3rd home run helped rallied the Dogs from a 5-1 deficit, but they fell short of a comeback.

June 8, 2008

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Charleston
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 6 0
Savannah
3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 X 6 10 2
Recap | Box | Audio
W: S. Moviel (5-7, 5.52); L: N. Castillo (6-3, 3.33)
HR: CHA: A. Krum (3).

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