Moosic, Pa. - Rob Refsnyder collected three hits and doubled, but the rest of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' (Triple-A/New York Yankees) offense combined for just one more hit in a 7-0 loss to the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) Thursday night at PNC Field. The loss opened the RailRiders' (57-61) eight-game homestand and dropped SWB to 0-5 this season against the Clippers.
Columbus (63-56) tagged Chris Leroux for five early runs before chasing the RailRiders' starter after five quick innings. Dusty Brown added an RBI in the third and Audy Ciriaco's two-run home run in fourth made it 4-0. A walk and a stolen base put a runner at second before Francisco Lindor's base hit to right capped the 5-0 lead.
Tyler Webb, working his second inning of relief, allowed two more Columbus runs to cross in the ninth courtesy of a triple by Carlos Moncrief and a James Ramsey two-run home run.
Gabrial Arias (6-2) fired seven shutout frames and allowed three base hits while striking out three in the win. Leroux (4-3) lasted five innings and walked a batter in the loss. A trio of SWB relievers finished off the game.
The RailRiders continue the eight-game home swing against the Columbus Clippers, August 8 at 7:05 p.m. SWB will start right-hander Micharl Pineda (0-0, 0.00) while the Clippers counter with right-hander Kyle Davies (6-7, 4.01). John Sadak and Aaron Berlin will have the call on MyNet TV while Jim Riley fills in on radio with the pregame show beginning at 6:35 p.m. on NEPA Sports Radio - The GAME, Northeast PA's largest sports radio network: 100.7 FM, 1340 WYCK-AM, 1400 WICK-AM, 1440 WCDL-AM and 106.7 FM. For season ticket information, single-game tickets or to book a ballpark group outing, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
OFF THE RAILS:
The shutout loss marked SWB's eighth shutout of the season and second to Columbus this season. It also marked the first nine-inning shutout loss for the RailRiders since Charlotte turned the trick on July 19, also a 7-0 loss.
Rob Refsnyder went 3-for-4 with a double. It marked his 19th multi-hit ballgame and third tri-hit game as a RailRider.
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