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TOLEDO, Ohio — Playing the worst team in the International League wasn’t very easy for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as it started an eight-game road trip.
The RailRiders dropped a 10-2 decision to Toledo on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field. The Mud Hens have the least amount of wins in the league with 12 and entered the contest with the lowest team batting average and runs scored and most batting strikeouts.
But those stats didn’t stop Toledo from tallying 12 hits, including two home runs and only struck out four times.
Meanwhile, the RailRiders piled up 11 hits, but just one of them went for extra bases and they stranded eight runners on base.
SWB was also hurt by its pitching.
Joba Chamberlain, on a rehab assignment for New York, got the start and pitched a scoreless first allowing two hits. Caleb Cotham, the original starter, took over lasting four giving up six runs on six hits, including a pair of home runs in Toledo’s three-run fourth inning as the Mud Hens opened a 4-0 lead. They tacked on two more in the fifth to go up 6-0.
The RailRiders finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth plating two runs. Zoilo Almonte (3-for-4) doubled home Melky Mesa (2-for-4) before Luke Murton (3-for-4) singled in Almonte to trim the lead to 6-2.
Dellin Betances, making his second appearance out of the bullpen since being moved there last week, relieved Cotham and tossed two innings. After pitching a scoreless sixth, he gave up one run on two hits in the seventh.
Clay Rapada was roughed up in the eighth allowing three runs on a pair of hits and three walks.
Second baseman Corban Joseph and left-hander Vidal Nuno were optioned back to SWB by New York prior to the game. To make room, Nik Turley, a lefty who started Monday’s game making his Triple-A debut, was assigned back to Trenton.
Joseph, who picked up his first Major League hit on Monday with New York went 0-for-5 on Tuesday. David Adams, who has been rumored to being called up today by the Yankees, finished the game 2-for-4.
Mud Hens 10, RailRiders 2
RailRiders Toledo
ab r h b ab r h bi
Joseph 2b 5 0 0 0 Diaz ss 5 0 1 0
Adams 3b 4 0 2 0 Cabrera c 4 2 1 0
Neal rf 4 0 0 0 Lnnrtn 1b 4 0 1 1
Mustelier dh 4 0 1 0 Cstllns lf 4 2 3 1
Mesa cf 4 1 2 0 Dorn dh 3 1 2 4
Almonte lf 4 1 3 1 Guez rf 5 2 2 2
Murton 1b 4 0 3 1 Russo 3b 3 0 0 0
Maruszak ss 4 0 0 0 Berry cf 3 1 1 1
Farnham c 4 0 0 0 Douglas 2b 2 2 1 1
Totals 37 2 11 2 Totals 33 10 12 10
RailRiders 000 002 000 — 2
Toledo 010 320 13x — 10
E – Cabrera (1). LOB—SWB 8, TOL 8. TEAM RISP – SWB 1-for-4, TOL 2-for-13. 2B—Almonte (9), Guez (3), Dorn (3). 3B – Dorn (1). HR – Guez (5), Douglas (1). SB — Almonte 2 (3), Diaz (1). CS – Douglas (2). SF – Berry, Dorn. GIDP – SWB – 1, TOL 0
IP H R ER BB SO RailRiders
Chamberlain 1 2 0 0 0 0 Cotham (L, 0-1) 4 6 6 6 2 3 Betances 2 2 1 1 0 1 Rapada 1 2 3 3 3 0
Toledo
Alvarez (W,3-2) 6 8 2 2 0 7
Reed 2 3 0 0 0 2 Todd 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP – Cabrera (by Cotham), Russo (by Cotham)
Umpires—HP: Sean Barber; 1B: Toby Basner; 2B: Mike Estabrook; 3B: Andy Dudones
T—2:31. A—4,787.

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