SWB Surges Over .500, Shuts Out Tribe Again
Scoreless-Innings Streak Pushed to 20, Frazier Homers
Indianapolis, Ind. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) shut out the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates) for a second straight night at Victory Field, again 1-0. SWB (8-7) posted its third shutout victory of the season and its fifth win in six games to secure its first winning record of 2017. The pitching staff has not allowed a run in 20 consecutive innings. Indianapolis (4-12) has lost 12 of its last 14 and owns the worst record in the minors.
For the second straight night, the game’s only run came on a two-out extra-base hit in the third inning. On Saturday, outfielder Clint Frazier smashed his second homer of the season into the teeth of the wind, clearing the left-field fence against starter Josh Lindblom (0-2).
Southpaw Dan Camarena (1-0) took over from there. Called up from Double-A earlier in the day, Camarena faced two over the minimum during his 6.1 innings of three-hit, scoreless baseball. He struck out five and walked none.
Tyler Jones stranded an inherited runner in the seventh and fired a perfect eighth, striking out each of the last four men he faced. Ernesto Frieri tossed a perfect ninth for his second save.
The three-game series concludes at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. SWB’s Brady Lail (1-0, 6.75) faces fellow right-hander Drew Hutchison (0-1, 5.51). The RailRiders return home on April 25 to host Louisville at PNC Field at 6:35 p.m. The $2 Tuesday promotion allows fans to enjoy $2 lawn tickets and $2 tallboys every Tuesday, presented by La Tolteca. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.