The Farm Report: 7/19/11 – Nova goes down, Chavez and Soriano work their way back.

Trenton beat Erie 9-2:
Erie got on the board first, scoring a run in the top of the second.  Trenton came storming back in the bottom of the inning, as the Robert Lyerly doubled and Melky Mesa followed with a single.  Zoilo Almonte hit a RBI double and Jose Pirela hit a sac fly to right.  An RBI Addison Maruszak singled in Almonte and the Thunder held a 3-1 edge.  Erie added another run in the sixth, making the game close, but the Thunder use two three-run innings to take a commanding 9-2 victory from the SeaWolves.  Lyerly, Mesa and Almonte each went 3-5, with Lyerly picking up two runs scored and two doubles.  Shaeffer Hall threw eight innings for Trenton, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out six.  Pat Venditte also had a scoreless, hitless inning of relief.

Tampa got knocked around by Jupiter, 11-0:
The Tampa Yankees scraped together three hits, while Jupiter scored eleven runs on fourteen hits.   Eric Chavez went 0-3 in a rehab start at DH.  He walked once.  Raphael Soriano took the loss, giving up two earned runs on two hits over just 1.1 innings of work.  He did not issue a walk but gave up a homer.  Graham Stoneburner also got smoked by the Hammerheads, pitching 5.2 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits and two walks.

Staten Island won the first game of a doubleheader against Hudson Valley 3-2:
The Yankees got on the board first, as Tyler Austin lead off the fifth with a double.  A throwing error on a pickoff attempt moved Austin to third and he scored on a ground out.  Shane Brown, who had walked, scored on a single by Benjamin Gamel, giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  Bryan Mitchell gave up a walk to Brian Bryles and Chris Winder in the bottom of the sixth.  A double by Juniel Querecuto off Vidal Nuno tied the game at 2-2.  Gamel hit a game-winning RBI single in the top of the seventh to give Staten Island the win.  Austin went 2-3 with a run and a double.  Gamel also went 2-3 with two RBIs.

Staten Island swept Hudson Valley as they took the second game of the doubleheader 8-6:
Hudson Valley took a 5-0 lead after the second inning.  Staten Island stayed quiet until breaking through in the fifth.  Cody Grice and Cito Culver were on fist and second, and each moved over on a wild pitch.  Angelo Gumbs singled, plating both runners and getting Staten Island on the board.  Hudson Valley added another run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Yankees used a big seventh to send the game into extra innings.  Reymond Nunez had a two-RBI double to left that tied the game 6-6.  A double by Ali Castillo gave the Yankees life in the eighth, and he scored on a ac fly from Chris Winder.  Cito Culver added a RBI triple and the Yankees took an 8-6 victory over the Renegades.

GCL Yankees beat the GCL Phillies 8-5:
The Yankees scored early, while the Phillies’ five run rally in the sixth was not enough.  Dante Bichette went 2-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Isaias Tejada went 3-5 with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI.  Taylor Morton had a strong 4.2 innings, giving up just three hits, while striking out six.  Joel De La Cruz had a terrible outing, however, giving up five runs on five hits.

Tamar has written for IIATMS since July 2009, having started off writing game recaps before shifting to the minor leagues. Born in Connecticut and having lived all over the country and in South Korea, Tamar now finds herself "temporarily misplaced" in New Hampshire. Please send help.