Tyler Austin (Photo: Mark LoMoglio)
Game 1: Buffalo 6, SWB 1
Dellin Betances struggled mightily during the first game of this double-header, allowing six runs on four hits and two walks in just two-thirds of an inning. He would take the loss as his ERA ballooned to 15.43. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre couldn’t manage to do much offensively, they mustered just five hits in the game. Zoilo Almonte was the only SWB hitter to come away with an extra-base hit after lacing a sixth inning double.
Game 2: SWB 12, Buffalo 5
Apparently, Dave Miley forgot to tell his team that they couldn’t add their totals from the second game to the totals from Game 1. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s offense erupted in Game 2, scoring 12 runs as they defeated Buffalo. Zoilo Almonte was once again the offensive star, going 3-for-3 and scoring three runs. He also drove in a pair of runs. Backup catcher Bobby Wilson drove home four runs in the game, including three on a bases-clearing, two-out...