Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 @ Buffalo 1 (9 innings) – Boxscore
A comeback by the Bisons forced extra innings, but Buffalo wasn’t able to win the game as the RailRiders scored a run off Austin Bibens-Dirkx in his first appearance at Triple-A in 2014. In the bottom of the seventh, Kevin Nolan doubled with one out in the ninth and advanced to third on a wild pitch with two out. Down to their last out, the Bisons managed to tie the game when Chris Getz singled.
Ricky Romero started for Buffalo and limited Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to two hits over 6 innings with a pair of strikeouts. However, Romero displayed his usual trouble with his command, walking four and only throwing 50 of his 91 pitches for strikes. Ryan Tepera bridged the gap between Romero and Bibens-Dirkx with two scoreless frames.
The RailRiders limited the Bisons to four hits over the 9 frames. Getz and Steve Tolleson each had singles and the other two hits came from Nolan, who making his Triple-A debut. Nolan was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Tolleson and Dan Johnson each had a pair of walks.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 @ Buffalo 2 – Boxscore
Kyle Drabek didn’t walk a batter, but he surrendered 10 hits and five runs over 4 innings in the second game of a doubleheader. He was victimized by the long ball, allowing three homeruns. Drabek struck out four before turning the ball over to Rob Rasmussen and John Stilson, each of whom allowed a run in relief.
Kevin Pillar and Dan Johnson each reached base twice. Pillar singled and doubled and was driven in on the latter occasion by Johnson. Jared Goedert hit a solo homer, which was his first of the year.
New Hampshire 1 @ Binghamton 4 – Boxscore
Brad Glenn and Andy Burns hit back-to-back doubles in the top of the 9th inning with two out for New Hampshire’s only run, as Gabe Jacobo wasn’t able to extend the rally and struck out. Burns had a 2-for-4 game to raise his average to .182. Kenny Wilson and Mike Crouse were each held hitless with three strikeouts.
Scott Copeland started and was pulled after 1.2 innings and 41 pitches. He allowed three runs, although only one was earned. After John Anderson got out of the inning, Casey Lawrence contributed 5.1 valuable innings of one-run relief to save the bullpen from being taxed too heavily in the loss.
Dunedin @ Brevard County (Suspended)
After the top of the first, this game was suspended due to rain. It is scheduled to be completed tomorrow.
Lansing 2 @ Beloit 7 – Boxscore
The Lugnuts dropped a game to Beloit and fell to 3-10 on the year. Santiago Nessy and Dawel Lugo led the offence. Nessy went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk and Lugo was 2-for-4. Nessy added an RBI and a run scored. Mitch Nay also reached base twice with a hit and a walk. Matt Dean and Carlos Ramirez each went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Dickie Thon was held hitless and made an error, but also cut down runners at third and home in the game.
Jeremy Gabryszwski pitched 6 innings and allowed eight hits, including two homers. He allowed six runs, four earned, and struck out one.
3rd Star – Casey Lawrence, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
2nd Star – Kevin Nolan, 2-for-6, R, 2B, BB, 3 TB
1st Star – Santiago Nessy, 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB, 3 TB