PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Aaron Judge had four hits and a pair of crooked numbers carried the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) to a 9-1 drubbing of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) on Tuesday night. The RailRiders have won 14 of 17 at McCoy Stadium.
All nine men in Al Pedrique’s lineup came to the plate in a three-run first against starter Roenis Elias. Donovan Solano’s sac fly plated one of the runs, while a fielder’s choice/throwing error and passed ball aided the other two.
While Pawtucket (2-4) responded with a run in the bottom of the inning on a Sam Travis RBI single, SWB (3-2) hung a five-spot on the board in the fourth inning to cement victory. Ten men came to the dish in the gaudy frame with run-scoring hits from Gary Sanchez, Rob Refsnyder, Chris Parmalee and Jonathan Diaz.
Reliever Conor Mullee (1-0) retired all 10 men he faced with six strikeouts for the win. Elias (0-1) surrendered five runs (two earned) on seven hits and four walks over 3.2 innings for the loss.
The three-game series concludes at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. SWB right-hander Kyle Haynes (0-0, 3.60) will face southpaw Henry Owens (1-0, 0.00).
The team returns home for an eight-game homestand starting on Thursday, April 14 with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals). The Thirsty Thursday will feature $1 Bud Lights and Pepsi products. And each Thursday college students can get a $5 lawn walk-up ticket with their college ID. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.