SWB AAA Yankees Game 5-26-11
SWB Yankees 5 Louisville Bats (Reds) 0
(Greg's Note: I'll start doing the regular minor league reports soon, but in the meantime BigGuy started doing his nightly SWB reports so those are now back starting with this--Thanks BG)
The SWB Yankees shutout Louisville by a 5-0 score behind the strong starting pitching of Carlos Silva. It was their 3rd win in a row.
Pitching: Carlos Silva started and picked up the win his 2nd start for SWB tossing 7 shutout innings on 4 hits. He had a perfect 1st inning. In the 2nd, a bad hop single, stolen base, and walk got him in a jam, but a DP ended the threat. Silva continued to look impressive with perfect 3rd and 4th innings. 2 bloop singles in the 5th got Silva in a jam. He got a K and groundout to end the inning. Silva tossed another perfect inning in the 6th. He worked out of a a jam in the 7th after giving up a walk and single. Silva's line: 7 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits, 3 K - 2 BB, ERA 2.92. 10 G0-5 FO, 91 pitches-56 strikes.
Eric Wordekemper came on to pitch the 8th. He got the first man out then gave up a single and was relieved.
Randy Flores came on to face 2 lefty batters. He retired the 1st man then gave up his 1st hit since being signed.
Kevin Whelan relieved Flores to get the final out of the 8th. He tossed a scoreless 9th for his 14th save.
Offense: Scott Carroll got the start for Louisville. Austin Krum had a leadoff single in the 1st, Dan Brewer had a leadoff single in the 3rd, and Jorge Vasquez singled in the 4th, but did not score. In the 5th, Dan Brewer singled and stole 2nd. Gustavo Molina followed with a rbi double to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead. In the 6th, Justin Maxwell walked and Brandon Laird singled. Kevin Russo added a rbi single to up the SWB lead to 2-0. Jesus Montero, after striking out 3 times on slow curves by Carroll, had a 2-out single in the 7th, but Jorge Vasquez K'd for his 3rd time to end the inning. Aroldis Chapman came on to face the Yanks in the 8th. Justin Maxwell had a leadoff single. Chapman balked to move Maxwell up to 2nd base. Kevin Russo added a rbi single to up the lead to 3-0. Russo stole 2nd, and Laird reached on an error. Chapman struck out Krum on a 102 mph fastball to end the inning. In the 9th, Ramiro Pena singled, Chapman threw 2 wild pitches, but got Montero and Vasquez to strikeout. Justin Maxwell and Brandon Laird followed with rbi doubles to up the Yankee lead to 5-0.
Notes: Jesus Montero went 1-5 with a single and 4 K's. Jorge Vasquez did the same as Montero. Lefty reliever Andy Sisco was released. Sisco was 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA and .167 BAA. Kevin Whelan leads the league in saves (14). SWB leads all minor league teams in defense with only 22 errors.