The RailRiders dropped the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader 7-1 as the offense was silenced by Syracuse pitcher Taylor Hill.
RailRiders at the plate: They were kept in check to just two hits in the opener, one a solo shot by Zoilo Almonte and the other a double from Carmen Angelini.
RailRiders on the mound: Brian Gordon had a rough outing in the first game, allowing nine hits and four runs in the first three innings before throwing two shutout frames afterward. But he was still hit with the loss.
Riding the Rails: Prior to the first game, Zelous Wheeler hit the disabled list and catcher Tyson Blaser was transferred from Staten Island to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Miley’s Milestone watch: After the first game, SWB Manager Dave Miley was six wins short of breaking the franchise mark of managerial wins set by Marc Bombard.
Time of Game: Game 1, 2:08
Today’s Game: The RailRiders and Chiefs conclude the four-game set this afternoon at 1:05 at PNC Field.
Today’s Probables: SWB RHP Bruce Billings (1-1, 5.00) vs. Chiefs’ RHP Omar Poveda (0-0, 0.00)
On Deck: The RailRiders head to Buffalo after today’s game for a four-game set at Coca-Cola Field against the Bisons.
Today at PNC Field: Sunday is Family FunDay with select autographs available prior to the game and kids allowed to run the bases after the final out is recorded. There will also be a schedule magnet giveaway.
On The Radio: All games can be heard on NEPA Sports Radio WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 100.7-FM
HOW THEY SCORED
CHIEFS THIRD: Eury Perez was hit by a pitch then stole second. Emmanuel Burriss grounded out and Perez moved to third. Will Rhymes singled to score Perez. Brock Peterson doubled to score Rhymes. Zach Walters doubled driving in Peterson. Jhonatan Solano singled to score Walters, but was thrown out trying to reach second. Brian Goodwin singled and stole second. Brandon Laird walked. Erik Komatsu grounded out. CHIEFS 4-0
RAILRIDERS FOURTH: Jose Pirela flied out. Scott Sizemore struck out. Zolio Almonte homered. Russ Canzler grounded out. CHIEFS 4-1
CHIEFS SEVENTH: Emmanuel Burriss grounded out. Will Rymes singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Brock Peterson reached safely on an error while Rhymes went to third. Zach Walters hit a ground-rule double scoring Rhymes; Peterson to third. Jhonatan Solano singled scoring in Peterson and Walters. Brian Goodwin struck out. Brandon Laird struck out. CHIEFS 7-1