The Farm Report 6/28/2011: Turley Promoted, Banuelos has strong outing

Triple-A Scranton lost to Norfolk 9-2

For the Tides, Jake Fox hit like it was March again, going 3-5 with 2 home runs. For the Yankees, there was much less to cheer about. Jesus Montero allowed a passed ball and had another error, third baseman Brandon Laird went 1-4 with a run scored but also struck out twice, and Mike Lamb, yes that Mike Lamb, went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Pitcher Greg Smith walked 6 batters and allowed 7 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings.

Double-A Trenton defeated New Hampshire 3-1.

Manny Banuelos started for the Thunder tonight, and walked just one batter while striking out 7 and allowing 5 hits over 5 innings. He did allow a home run, however, something that’s been a bit of a problem for him this season. Offensively, Corban Joseph went 3-4 with a couple of doubles and an RBI, and Bradley Suttle went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.

High-A Tampa lost to Brevard County 3-0

A bad night at the plate for the Yankees, who managed just 4 hits and 3 walks in total. Starting pitcher Jairo Heredia allowed 3 solo home runs in 6 innings to account for all of the scoring in this one.

Low-A Charleston was rained out

Short-Season Staten Island defeated Hudson Valley 11-9

Last year’s 1st round pick Cito Culver had a big game, going 3-5 with a couple of doubles, an RBI, and 2 runs scored. Left-fielder Shane Brown entered the game hitting .407/.500/.593, and then went 4-5 with a home run. First baseman Reymond Nunez also went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Very poor run prevention in this one, as the two teams combined for 33 hits, 5 walks, and 6 errors in addition to the 20 runs. Joe West would not approve.

The Rookie GCL Yankees played a double header with the GCL Tigers, winning the first game 6-5

Dante Bichette Jr. played 3rd base, and went 1-3 with 2 walks, a run scored, and an RBI. Center-fielder Ravel Santana went 4-5 with a double and an RBI, and Tyler Austin and Isaias Tejad both hit home runs.

And won the second game 3-2

Santana went 1-4 with a home run, Austin played 3rd base and went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, and Jorge Alcantarra went 2-3 with a double.

 

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.