The Farm Report: 7/29/12 – Joba’s rehab continues in Trenton

Trenton beat Harrisburg 3-2:
The Senators scored first, as Justin Bloxom singled to start the second.  Tim Pahuta doubled to right and Bloxon scored on a groundout by Sean Nicol.  Harrisburg doubled their lead with a run in the top of the third and held the 2-0 lead through the seventh.  The Thunder finally rallied in the bottom of the eighth.  JR Murphy lined a double to center and Rob Segedin drew a walk.  A single by Walter Ibarra loaded the bases and Murphy scored on a wild pitch.  A single by Jose Pirela plated Segedin and Ibarra and Trenton took the lead.  A 1-2-3 inning by Mark Montgomery gave the Thunder the 3-2 victory.

Pirela went 2-4 with two RBIs.  Melky Mesa went 1-3, as did Murphy who had a run scored and a double.  Mesa had a stolen base.  Ibarra went 1-2 with a run scored and a walk.  Shaeffer Hall went 6.2 and gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits, three walks and two Ks.  Joba Chamberlain threw 1.1 innings and gave up just one hit.  He walked no one and struck out three.

Tampa beat Palm Beach 4-2:
With two outs in the bottom of the first, Tyler Austin singled and scored on a triple by Slade Heathcott.  A single from Kyle Roller plated Heathcott and the Yankees took a 2-0 lead. The Cardinals got one run back on a Chris Edmondson homer, but the Yankees got some insurance in the bottom of the second.  Jose Mojica doubled to right and Ramon Flores followed with a double to left.  Austin doubled in Flores and the Yankees held a 4-1 lead.  Palm Beach scored one more run in the seventh, but the Yankees held on for the 4-2 win.

Austin went 2-2 with a run scored, a double and a RBI.  Kyle Higashioka went 2-4.  Everyone else in the lineup had a hit except Adonis Garcia.  Flores went 1-3 with a run scored, a double, a RBI and a walk.  Zachary Nuding went 5.1 and allowed one run on five hits, a walk and three Ks.  Tom Kahnle threw two hitless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Charleston lost to Asheville 9-0 in Game 1:
The game was scoreless after two, but the Tourists scored four in the third.  They started the inning with back-to-back doubles, followed by a single, a double, another single, an error and a wild pitch before the RiverDogs finally recorded an out.  Asheville added five more runs in the seventh and Charleston never had a chance, losing 9-0.  Cito Culver, Dante Bichette and Kelvin De Leon each had one hit for Charleston, with Bichette and De Leon hitting doubles.  No one drew a walk.  Philip Wetherell went three and gave up four runs on six hits, two walks and six Ks.  William Oliver went two and gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits and two walks.

Charleston lost to Asheville 6-5 in Game 2:
Asheville scored three runs in the top of the first, but Eduardo Sosa homered in the bottom of the inning to give Charleston its first run of the day.  The Tourists got it back on a homer from Trevor Story in the second, but the RiverDogs put together a nice rally in the third.  Cody Grice and Sosa hit back-to-back singles and Cito Culver drew a walk.  A grand slam by Tyson Blaser gave the RiverDogs a 5-4 lead, which they held going into the seventh inning.  Nick Goody was on the mound and gave up a single to Tyler Massey.  A double by Taylor Featherston plated Massey and the game was sent into extra innings.  Jared Simon homered for the Tourists in the top of the 13th and the RiverDogs were swept in the doubleheader.

Sosa went 3-4 with two runs scored, a homer, a RBI and a walk.  Ben Gamel went 2-5 and Tyson Blaser went 1-2 with a grand slam.  John Brebbia went three innings and gave up just four hits, a walk and struck out three.

Staten Island lost to Batavia 10-2:
Batavia took a 2-0 lead in the first and added another run in the third.  Matt Snyder and Ravel Santana started the fourth with back-to-back singles, but Peter O’Brien hit into a double play.  A single by Fu-Lin Kuo gave the Yankees their first run of the night, but they trailed 3-1.  Batavia scored two more runs in the fourth and held a 10-1 lead heading into the ninth.  Santana and O’Brien hit back-to-back singles and Matthew Duran singled in Santana, but that was all the Yankees could manage, falling 10-2.

Santana went 2-4 with a run scored.  Kuo also went 2-4 with a RBI.  No one drew a walk and Saxon Butler’s double was the lone extra base hit.  Tim Flight went 3.2 innings and allowed five runs on eight hits, a walk and two Ks.  Andrew Benak pitched a scoreless, hitless 1.1 innings and allowed one walk.

GCL Yankees had the day off.  

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.