German Dominates in Shutout Win
Whiffs Career-High-Tying 10 in Seven Sparkling Innings
Columbus, Ohio – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) posted the franchise’s first-ever shutout victory at Huntington Park on Wednesday night, 5-0, over the host Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians). The RailRiders posted their ninth win in 11 games while the Clippers fell to 5-14 at home.
Starter Domingo German (1-0) tied his career-high mark with 10 strikeouts over seven innings of three-hit ball. In just his second Triple-A start, he retired the final seven he faced and whiffed each of the last three.
He was given the cushion of an early lead by three walloped home runs over the first two frames against Columbus starter Shawn Morimando (2-5). In the first, Dustin Fowler mashed a two-run shot to right-center and Clint Frazier crushed a solo shot to left-center. The duo shares the team lead with eight home runs apiece. In the second, Tyler Wade bombed a solo homer to right-center that bounced three-quarters of the way up the signage alongside an immense video board, his third of the year.
With the bases loaded in the sixth, Wade reached on an RBI fielder’s choice to round out the scoring.
Giovanny Gallegos whiffed four over two scoreless innings to complete the shutout.
The series continues at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday night. SWB’s Chance Adams (1-1, 1.50) is scheduled to face fellow right-hander Michael Peoples (1-1, 5.40). The RailRiders return home on Tuesday, May 30 to host the Clippers at 6:35 p.m. The $2 Tuesday sports $2 lawn tickets and $2 tallboys, presented by La Tolteca. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
OFF THE RAILS:
SWB had not shut out the Clippers in Columbus since a 4-0 win on July 12, 2008, the final season of the old Cooper Stadium.
Domingo German became the first SWB hurler to strike out double-digit men in an outing since reliever Jonathan Holder whiffed 12 at Rochester on Aug. 28, 2016. No starter had turned the trick for the RailRiders since Luis Severino notched 10 strikeouts versus Pawtucker on Aug. 19, 2016.
German’s only other 10+ strikeout showing came on April 6, 2014 while with Low-A Greensboro against Hickory.