The Farm Report: 5/10/12 Everybody’s A Winner!

Trenton blanked Portland 7-0:
Corban Joseph got the Thunder started with a single to center.  Luke Murton singled to right and Cody Johnson drew a walk to load the bases.  Melky Mesa singled in Joseph and Murton.  Dan Brewer plated Johnson with a single, giving Trenton a 3-0 lead.  Addison Maruszak singled and Abraham Almonte drew a walk to start the second.  Almonte was out on a force out from Murton, and Johnson followed with a two-run triple.  Kevin Mahoney doubled in the fifth and scored on a Brewer single.  Jose Gil hit into a force out, but scored on a double from Maruszak, giving Trenton a 7-0 lead they would hold onto through the remainder of the game.

Murton was 2-5 with two runs scored and a double.  Maruszak was 3-4 with a run scored, a double and a RBI.  Brewer went 2-4 with two RBIs.  Brett Marshall had a very strong start for Trenton, going six innings and allowing just two hits and a walk. …

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Game 31: Progress for Some, Setbacks for Others

Contrary to my expectations, there did not seem to be an uproar with respect to David Robertson’s “closer mentality,” which is a veritable breath of fresh air in a season that has been full of stiflingly bothersome news and events. It seems as if many recognize that one game is far from demonstrative of a...

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