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Triple-A Playoffs Recap: RailRiders Take 2-0 Series Lead

Triple-A

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

Scranton/WB RailRiders 3, Gwinnett Braves 0

Pete Kozma homered and Chris Parmalee and Kyle Higashioka each drove in a run as Scranton/WB took down the Gwinnett Braves 3-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.  The RailRiders were the beneficiary of good pitching by starter Brady Lail.  Lail went 6.1 innings without allowing a run giving up just three hits while striking out five.  Scranton’s bullpen was equally impressive picking up where Lail left off shutting down the Braves for good.  The RailRiders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.  The Braves recorded just five hits but were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.  Gwinett sent Tyrell Jenkins to the mound who won nine games in the regular season, but he couldn’t keep it together allowing all three Scranton runs.

Game four is scheduled for Friday night in Gwinnett.  It could mean the end of the road for the Braves unless they can put together some offense.  Scranton is sending Daniel Camarena (0-1, 6.00 ERA in the regular season) to the mound to face Gwinnett’s Rob Wooten (3-5, 3.58 in the regular season).  First pitch is slated for 7:05 at CoolRay Field in Gwinnett.

Top Performers

RailRiders
Donovan Solano – 2 for 3, 2B, R
Pete Kozma – 2 for 4, R, HR, RBI
Brady Lail – 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K

Braves
Mel Rojas Jr, – 2 for 4
Reid Brignac – 1 for 3, 2B, BB

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

El Paso Chihuahuas vs Oklahoma City Dodgers

This series had an off day on Thursday as the teams headed to Oklahoma City from El Paso.  The Chihuahuas look for the sweep Friday after pounding the Dodgers Wednesday.  Bryan Rodriguez is going for El Paso against Alfredo Figaro.  Rodriguez was 4-8 with an ERA of 5.11 this season with the Chihuahuas in 16 starts.  Figaro was 1-0 with an ERA of 1.89 in three starts for the Dodgers.  The game is scheduled for 8:05pm est at Chickasaw Bricktown Park.

Featured photo by Gabe Rodriguez

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