Game No. 101 of the season didn’t go so well for the RailRiders, as Louisville starter Daniel Corcino pitched 5 2-3 solid innings leading the Bats to a 4-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s record fell to 49-52 with just 43 games left on the schedule.
RailRiders at the plate: They mustered only four hits, which included doubles by J.R. Murphy, Adonis Garcia and Ronnier Mustelier. Murphy’s two-bagger drove in David Adams for the lone run.
RailRiders on the mound: Jose Ramirez made an improvement from his last start going five innings, giving up three runs on six hits while fanning two. In his previous start, he lasted just 1 1-3 innings. Josh Spence made his first appearance since July 12 and pitched two innings allowing one run, but he struck out four. Dellin Betances finished off the contest with another strong outing piling up four punch-outs in two innings and only giving up one hit.
Riding the Rails: Sunday’s starter Jose Ramirez was activated from the disabled list prior to the game. Reliever Francisco Rondon was transferred to Double-A Trenton.
Attendance: 7,294 (The season attendance total so far stands at 304,470 has now passed the attendance from all of the 2011 season with 20 home dates still left on the schedule. The total from the 2011 campaign was just over 298,000).
Time of Game: 2:56
Today’s Game: The RailRiders welcome Toledo to town today to begin a four-gamer with game time at 7:05 p.m.
Today’s Probables: RailRiders’ RHP Chris Bootcheck (9-2, 3.40) vs. Toledo lefty Blaine Hardy (2-0, 2.35)
On Deck: The series with Toledo runs through Thursday night before SWB heads out for an eight-game road swing out west beginning with four in Louisville.
Today at PNC Field: Bring your appetite because every Monday at the ballpark is $1 hot dogs. It’s also Football Night in Moosic so wear your favorite team’s jersey. Last week, the RailRiders had Old Forge and Moscow community nights. Tonight is Back Mountain community Night.
On The Radio: All games can be heard on WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 100.7-FM
On TV: The next live telecast on WQMY will be Thursday’s contest at 7:05 p.m.
HOW THEY SCORED
LOUISVILLE FIRST: Billy Hamilton walked and stole second. Henry Rodriguez grounded out. Felix Perez singled scoring Hamilton. Perez was caught stealing. Mike Hessman walked. Josh Fellahauer singled. Denis Phipps flied out. BATS 1-0
LOUSIVILLE THIRD: Billy Hamilton singled, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Henry Rodriguez struck out. Felix Perez hit a two-run home run. Mike Hessman flied out. Josh Fellhauer singled then was caught stealing. BATS 3-0
RAILRIDERS THIRD: Walter Ibarra struck out. David Adams walked. J.R. Murphy doubled to score Adams. Adonis Garcia popped out. Dan Johnson flied out. BATS 3-1
LOUISVILLE SEVENTH: Nevin Ashley struck out. Jason Donald walked. Kris Negron reached on an infield single. Billy Hamilton doubled driving in Donald. Henry Rodriguez struck out. Felix Perez popped out. BATS 4-1