Triple-A: Green And Solano Stellar, Judge Homers As Railriders Win 5-0 Over Chiefs
The Syracuse Chiefs hosted the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Railriders on Monday in the first of a three game series at NBT Bank Stadium. The RailRiders shut out the Chiefs in the first game as Donovan Solano hit two doubles and Aaron Judge homered to back Chad Green’s stellar outing.
Nationals’ highly touted prospect Trea Turner made his first start at center field for the Chiefs which many speculate could be the first move in toward an upcoming promotion.
The RailRiders got on the board first when Donovan Solano hit his first double of the night in the top of the second on a line drive to send home Jake Cave for an early 1-0 Scranton lead.
The fourth inning however was the biggest for the RailRiders as the Chiefs’ RHP Taylor Hill began to falter, Donovan Solano started things off with his second RBI double of the night home Tyler Austin. Jonathan Diaz then hit a sac fly to send home Jake Cave to give the RailRiders a 3-0 lead. Before the inning was over Solano scored off a RBI single by Ben Gamel to give the RaiRiders a four run lead.
Hill was chased after just three and two-third innings allowing four runs off of seven hits; walking two and striking out three.
One of the Yankees most talked about prospects, Aaron Judge hit a solo home run on a fly ball to left field in the top of the fifth for the 5-0 lead. Judge now leads the International League with sixteen homers, he has now homered in four straight games and has hit seven home runs in the last eight games.
Scranton’s Green (ERA 1.54) pitched six solid innings of shutout ball with just three hits and one walk allowed; striking out six batters.
Green was relieved by lefty Chasen Shreve who was reinstated from the DL last week and then assigned to Triple-A Scranton after spending all of last season and the beginning of this season in the Bronx. Shreve pitched a solid seventh inning with no hits and a strike out and then RHP Nick Goody took pitching duties in the 8th and 9th for Scranton allowing just one hit and striking out an impressive six batters.
Green earned the win as he advances to (6-6) on the season and Hill falls to (3-7) as he is charged with the loss.
Ben Gamel: 3 for 5; RBI
Nick Swisher: 3 for 5
Aaron Judge: 1 for 4; HR; RBI
Jake Cave: 2 for 3: 2 R
Donovan Solano: 2 for 4; R; 2 RBIs
Steve Lombardozzi: 1 for 4; DBL
Brian Goodwin: 1 for 4