The Yankees and Jammers played the third and final game of their series Saturday night. Only twelve runs had been scored between two runs in the first two match-ups, and this theme of limited scoring continued as the Yanks won the game 3-0, taking the series and improving to 7-2.
Jeremy Bleich got the start as he continues to work his way up the minor league ladder in his rehab from shoulder surgery. He looked good tossing two scoreless innings while striking out two and walking only one. He looked a lot sharper than he did in his first start and manager Justin Pope says that could be because he was throwing with more confidence.
He was caddied by the originally scheduled starter Andrew Benak who had the best outing of his young professional career tossing five scoreless and striking out three earning his first win. He really like the way he threw the ball, especially the way he commanded his fastball and slider.
While the pitchers took care of things on the mound, the offense did just enough to get by. Danny Lopez had all three runs batted in, including a big 2-run triple in the eighth which was big insurance. Taylor Dugas and Saxon Butler each added two walks each and Dugas added a hit too.
Pope went to the dynamic duo of James Pazos and Taylor Garrison to get the final six outs. They combined for a strikeout and a walk (both by Pazos) in two hitless frames to close things out. Garrison earned save number two on the year.
Tomorrow the Baby Bombers start a three game set with the Williamsport Crosscutters as they try to extend their winning streak to three.