A-ROD HIT A HOME RUN!
(video courtesy of Donnie Collins)
I was very tempted to make this the only update in the Farm Report but that wouldn’t be right. Other teams played and contrary to what some Yankee-centric blogs believe [insert your guesses here] the whole world doesn’t revolve around Alex Rodriguez though I’m pretty sure certain writers [insert more guesses here] on that unnamed blog, okay, all of them, were disappointed that Alex went 2-4 with two RBI last night. Seeing him fail seems to make everyone over there happy.
Anyway, onto the rest of the Farm Report:
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was off last night and they will be off until Thursday for the Triple A All Star Game. Manager Dave Miley is the All-Star team manager and Thomas Neal and Chris Bootcheck both made the team.
Trenton beat Reading 6-5
I already discussed A-Rod but how did the kids on the team do? Well, Nik Turley lasted six innings and gave up four earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and a walk.
Here’s what you need to know about Tampa’s 3-2 victory:
RBI single from Ben Gamel for the Win in the 19th inning!! Swept the Marauders!! Dan Fiorito is the winning pitcher!
— Tampa Yankees (@TampaYankees) July 16, 2013
Yes, that says 19th inning and yes, the game ended at nearly 1 a.m., and here’s the really long boxscore for you to peruse.
Charleston lost 8-5 to Augusta
- Dante Bichette Jr. was 2-3 with a home run – his seventh home run of the season. He also had a walk.
- Cito Culver was 1-4 with a double.
- Jake Cave went 1 for 3.
- Charleston gave up three runs in the first inning and never had a lead, though Bichette’s HR pulled them to within a run (5-4) before Augusta pulled away.
Staten Island beat Auburn 7-4
- Rookie Davis, who has my favorite name on SI’s squad, pitched five innings and picked up the win. He didn’t give up a run, surrendered four hits, walked two and stuck out three batters.
- Bubba Jones had a big game, finishing 3-5 with a double and a three-run shot.
- Michael O’Neill finished 2-5 with a double.
- Eric Jagielo was 2-4 with a strikeout.
- Kale Sumner was 2-3 with two walks and hit a two-run home run.
- Staten Island’s now 15-12 on the year.