The Farm Report: 6/20/13 – Pineda makes rehab start in Tampa

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Rochester 5-2:
The Red Wings scored first, as Deibinson Romero scored on a ground out by Jeff Clement in the bottom of the third. Chris Herrmann drew a walk to start the bottom of the fifth and Chris Colabello knocked a homer to left, putting Rochester out in front 3-0. A couple singles in the sixth were followed by a sac fly and a RBI single by Romero to give Rochester a strong 5-0 advantage. The RailRiders finally got on the board with a single by Cody Grice who scored on an Alberto Gonzalez double. A solo homer by Randy Ruiz in the top of the eighth added another run for the RailRiders, but that was all they could manage, falling 5-2.

Walter Ibarra and Dan Fiorito were the only RailRiders to come up empty at the plate, while the rest of the lineup each had one hit. JR Murphy went 1-4 with a double. Ruiz went 1-4 with a homer. David Huff went 4.1 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, three walks and six Ks. Chase Whitley went 2.2 and allowed two runs on five hits and a strikeout. Matt Daley pitched a scoreless final inning, allowing one hit.

Trenton beat Akron 1-0:
There wasn’t much offense from either team, as the Thunder and the Aeros struggled to string together hits through the first six innings. In the top of the seventh, however, Reegie Corona lined a single to center with two outs. Jose Pirela drove a double to left which scored Corona, but Pirela was caught trying to stretch it into a triple, ending the inning and the rally. Akron had a chance to tie the game in the eighth, as Jose Ramirez started with a walk and moved to second on a sac bunt. Another walk put two on with two out and a wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position. Danny Burawa got Carlos Moncrief to ground out to first to end the threat. In the ninth, Tommy Kahnle walked the bases loaded with two outs, but he got Ronny Rodriguez to strike out swinging and Trenton held on for the 1-0 win.

The Thunder only had four hits on the day, with Carmen Angelini going 1-4 with a double and Corona, Pirela and Casey Stevenson all going 1-3. Pirela and Stevenson both had doubles. Nik Turley pitched a strong game, going seven and allowing five hits and two walks. He struck out four. Burawa and Kahnle both pitched a hitless inning of relief. Burawa walked two and struck out one and Kahnle walked three and struck out two.

Tampa beat Brevard County 3-2:
The Manatees started the game with three straight singles, taking a 1-0 lead before the Yankees and Michael Pineda recorded their first out. An error by Anderson Feliz allowed Brandon Macias to score in the top of the second, giving Brevard County a 2-0 lead. With two outs in the fourth, Yeral Sanchez got the Yankees on the board with a solo homer to left. Feliz and Angelo Gumbs drew walks and Saxon Butler followed with a ground-rule double, plating Feliz and tying the game. Mason Williams started the fifth with a single to left and Robert Refsnyder followed with a single of his own, putting runners on the corners. Refsndyer was thrown out trying to steal second and Ben Gamel drew a walk. Gamel stole second and Williams scored as the Brevard County second baseman made an error on the catch. Both teams had chances to score, but in the end the score stayed the same and the Yankees walked away with a 3-2 win.

Williams went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Yeral Sanchez went 2-4 with a homer, while Gary Sanchez went 0-4. Butler went 2-3 with a pair of doubles and a RBI. Feliz went 1-3 with a run scored. Pineda threw four innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk. He struck out three. Eric Wooten and Rich Mascheri both pitched two hitless, walkless innings in relief. Wooten struck out three while Mascheri picked up two Ks. Alex Smith ended the game, allowing a pair of hits and strikign out one.

Charleston beat Rome 4-2:
Jake Cave got the RiverDogs on the bases quickly, drawing a walk to start the game. He stole second and scored on a double by Gregory Bird. The RiverDogs struck again in the top of the second. Kelvin De Leon singled to third and stole second. Jose Rosario drew a walk and both runners moved over on a passed ball. A fielder’s choice allowed De Leon to score as Charleston took the 2-0 lead. Rome finally drew blood in the fourth, as Jose Peraza and Ross Heffley hit back-to-back singles. A double play followed, but Casey Kalenkosky doubled to center scoring Peraza and cutting the Charleston lead in half. The RiverDogs got some insurance in the top of the seventh. De Leon lead off with a double and moved to third on a sac bunt. Danny Oh singled him in and Cave grounded a single to left. A single by Bird plated Oh and Charleston was up 4-1. The Braves were able to get one run back in the bottom of the ninth, but that was all, as Charleston held on for the 4-2 victory.

De Leon and Oh both went 2-4. De Leon scored twice and had a double, while Oh scored once and had two RBIs. Bird went 2-5 with a double and a pair of RBIs. Cito Culver and Dante Bichette both went 0-4. Evan Rutckyj threw six strong innings, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk, strking out six. Derek Varnadore threw one inning and gave up one hit. Phil Wetherell gave up one run on a hit and a walk.

Hudson Valley blanked Staten Island 6-0:

  • The Yankees had eleven hits, but were unable to make any of them count as they came up scoreless and fell to Hudson Valley 6-0.
  • Staten Island stranded twelve runners, including leaving the bases loaded once. They were 1-9 with runners in scoring position.
  • Kale Sumner went 3-4. Michael O’Neill went 2-5, but struck out three times. Jerison Lopez went 2-2.
  • Rookie Davis threw four innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk.
  • Dillon McNamera and Sam Agnew-Wieland both pitched two scoreless innings. McNamera allowed two hits and two walks, while Agnew-Wieland allowed three hits and struck out one.
  • Charles Haslup allowed three runs (one eanred) on three hits and a walk in one inning. He struck out one.

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.