Judge’s Slam Caps Weekend Sweep
RailRiders Post 19th Shutout Victory
Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) blanked the Syracuse Chiefs 5-0 to complete a three-game, series sweep on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. The RailRiders (72-43) have won nine straight at home and five consecutive overall. The Chiefs (51-64) have lost six straight to SWB.
Jordan Montgomery (1-1) scattered three hits over his six innings to notch his first Triple-A triumph. The southpaw struck out five against one walk. Reynaldo Lopez (2-1) surrendered five runs on five hits through six innings and whiffed six.
First baseman Chris Parmelee continued his Major League rehab assignment with the RailRiders, launching a long home run out to right in the second inning for a 1-0 lead. It was his eighth with SWB this season.
Jonathan Diaz beat out an infield single to open the sixth and moved to second after Ben Gamel worked a walk. Clint Frazier followed with a sharp single to center that loaded the bases for Aaron Judge.
Ahead in the count 2-1, Judge blasted a long fly to the Family Fun Zone beyond left-center for his first grand slam of the year and a 5-0 RailRiders advantage. The home run was Judge’s 17th of the season and the fourth grand slam by a RailRider in 2016. Judge leads SWB with 60 RBI.
The Chiefs managed just three runners in scoring position and advanced to third only once. The RailRiders’ franchise-record 19 shutouts pace the Minors.
The RailRiders host the second place Lehigh Valley IronPigs in a three-game series at PNC Field beginning Tuesday, August 9. Right-hander Chad Green (7-6, 1.41) will start for SWB and oppose right-hander Phil Klein (1-1, 2.13). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.