RailRiders One-Hit in Sunday Loss
Nick Goody Fires Perfect Inning in Relief
Pawtucket, R.I. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) were held to an infield single in a 4-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox on Sunday afternoon at McCoy Stadium. The RailRiders (67-41) have dropped five of their last six away from Moosic and were swept in the Ocean State for the second time in as many seasons. The PawSox (57-52) have won six-of-seven overall.
Luis Cessa (5-3) absorbed just his second loss in his last seven starts. The right-hander allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits over six innings. He struck out seven without allowing a walk. Justin Haley (5-3) yielded an infield single to Pete Kozma in the third and issued three walks across six innings. He struck out four.
Pawtucket got their first run off a single by Rusney Castillo and an errant pickoff throw by Cessa. Castillo raced to third when the ball eluded Tyler Austin at first base. He scored on a sacrifice fly from Marco Hernandez. The PawSox added a run in the fifth on a Jantzen Witte double. Three hits and a sac fly tallied Pawtucket’s final two runs in the sixth.
OFF THE RAILS:
-The RailRiders have lost five-of-six on the road after winning was his believed to be a franchise-record 12 straight away from NEPA.
-Sunday was the third straight loss on the road for the RailRiders. The team hadn’t known defeat in three straight since April 30-May 2 with two losses at Rochester and one at Buffalo. SWB hadn’t been swept on the road since losing all three to the Syracuse Chiefs at NBT Bank Stadium, April 22-24.
-Nick Goody hurled a perfect seventh inning. The right-hander has not allowed a base runner in his last five appearances with SWB.
The RailRiders open a four-game series with the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs on Monday night. First pitch at Coca-Cola Park is set for 7:05 p.m. A starter for SWB has not been announced. The IronPigs will throw left-hander Adam Morgan (4-1, 3.79). The RailRiders return home Friday, August 5, against the Syracuse Chiefs. The RailRiders will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games with a special RailRiders USA jersey giveaway. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.