Chad Green Spins Eight-Inning Gem in SWB Victory
RailRiders Tie Franchise Record with 15th Shutout
Lawrenceville, Ga. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) used a career outing by Chad Green to post their 15th shutout victory of the season Thursday night at Coolray Field, a 2-0 final over the Gwinnett Braves. The RailRiders (57-35) tied the franchise mark set by the 2003 Red Barons and blanked the G-Braves (41-51) for the second time in as many meetings.
Green (7-6) set down the first 13 batters he faced. After allowing a single to Rio Ruiz in the fifth, he proceeded to finish his night by retiring 11 in a row. In all, the right-hander faced one over the minimum while spinning a career-high eight innings. Green has not allowed a run in 25 consecutive innings at the Triple-A level and boasts a 1.41 ERA, the lowest in the International League.
Ike Davis provided the only runs when he clobbered a two-run homer off Gwinnett’s starter Casey Kelly (2-5) in the sixth inning. Those were the only runs Kelly surrendered, working around seven hits across six innings. Kirby Yates hurled a scoreless ninth for his second save with SWB.
OFF THE RAILS:
- The win over Gwinnett marked the RailRiders’ ninth straight win away from PNC Field. It is the longest winning streak on the road for the franchise since the then-SWB Yankees won 10 in a row away from Moosic In 2009.
- Ben Gamel finished 2-for-5 with a double, extending his hitting streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the IL. Gamel has also reached safely in 18 straight games played.
- The RailRiders have not allowed a run to Gwinnett over the last 21 innings, a string that spans their last three meetings.
The RailRiders continue their series with the G-Braves at Coolray Field on Friday, July 15 at 7:05 p.m. Right-hander Luis Severino (5-1, 3.18) is scheduled to face right-hander Chris Ellis (1-3, 6.05). SWB returns to PNC Field for a seven-game homestand against the Durham Bulls (July 21-24) and Buffalo Bisons (July 25-27). For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.