The Farm Report: 4/19/13

Both Scranton and Charleston were postponed due to rain.

Trenton lost to Erie 6-2:
The Thunder scored early, as Ramon Flores drew a walk to start the first and JR Murphy did the same. A double by Kyle Roller plated Flores and Rob Segedin followed with a sac fly for the 2-0 lead. Trenton held onto the lead through three innings, but everything changed in the bottom of the fourth. Wade Gaynor, Ramon Cabrera and James McCann hit consecutively singles to start the inning, loading the bases. A single by Corey Jones plated the SeaWolves first run of the day. A single by Marcus Lemon  tied the game and a triple by Daniel Fields cleared the bases, giving Erie a 5-2 lead. Trenton had two runners on with no outs in the to of the seventh, as Segedin drew a walk and Slade Heathcott bunted for a single. A walk by Kevin Mahoney loaded the bases with one out, but Ali Castillo grounded into a double play ending the threat. Cabrera hit a RBI single in the bottom of the inning, giving the SeaWolves some insurance as they went on to beat Trenton 6-2.

Roller went 2-4 with a double and a RBI. Heathcott and Murphy were the only other Trenton players to pick up hits, as the team managed a total of four hits on the day. Flores went 0-2, drawing a pair of walks and scoring a run. Caleb Cotham went four innings and gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks. He struck out four. Kelvin Perez threw two hitless innings, walking one and striking out two. Branden Pinder gave up one run over two innings, giving up one hit and two walks.

Tampa beat Daytona 8-3:
Tampa used a big first inning to kick off Friday’s game. Mason Williams drew a walk and Robert Refsnyder grounded a double to left. A sac fly by Ben Gamel plated Williams and Gary Sanchez drew a walk. Saxon Butler singled, loading the bases. With two outs, Francisco Arcia drew a walk, scoring Refsnyder and Jose Toussen connected with a grand slam to left, giving the Yankees a 6-0 lead. Daytona started to make their move in the fifth. Dustin Geiger lined a single to left and scored on a double by Chad Noble. A single by Taiwan Easterling scored Noble and the Yankees lead was 6-2. The Cubs added another run in the sixth, but the Yankees responded. Sanchez singled in the top of the seventh, but was out at second on a force out by Butler. A single by Feliz moved Butler to second and Arcia doubled him in. Williams singled to start the eighth and Refsnyder and Gamel drew walks. With two outs, a wild pitch allowed Williams to score and the Yankees took an 8-3 win.

Refsnyder seems to be transitioning nicely to High-A ball. He went 2-3 with a run scored, a double and three walks. Williams went 1-4 with two runs scored and two walks. Arcia went 2-4 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs. Sanchez went 1-4 with a run scored. Butler went 1-5 with two runs scored. Scottie Allen made the start, going six and giving up three runs on six hits, no walks and six Ks. Rigoberto Arrebato did not allow a hit in his two innings of work, walking one and striking out two. Nick Goody pitched a hitless, scoreless inning of relief as well.