The Farm Report: 7/24/13

Yesterday was a busy day for me, so here are the bullet points on how things went down on the farm.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Toledo 4-1:

  • The RailRiders used a big first inning to take care of business. Dan Johnson hit a RBI single to right and Randy Ruiz followed with a three-run homer to give Scranton a 4-0 lead.
  • The Mud Hens scored their first and only run in the top of the fifth on a single by Avisail Garcia.
  • Adonis Garcia, Johnson and Ruiz each went 1-3 with a run scored. Ruiz’s homer was Scranton’s lone extra base hit.
  • Ronnier Mustelier went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Brett Marshall made the start and pitched a very strong eight innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk. He struck out two.
  • Dellin Betances got the save, but walked two batters in his inning of work and did not strike out anyone.

Trenton lost to Altoona 4-2:

  • The Thunder scored first, when Slade Heathcott tripled in Reegie Corona in the bottom of the first.
  • Altoona took over with a two-run homer by Jarek Cunningham in the top of the fourth. They added another pair of runs in the top of the seventh for the 4-1 lead.
  • WIth two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Trenton started a bit of a rally. Casey Stevenson drew a walk and Jose Gil doubled him in. Unfortunately, Shane Brown struck out giving Altoona the 4-2 win.
  • Trenton only managed four hits, with Ramon Flores going 1-4. Corona went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. Heathcott went 1-4 with a triple and a RBI. Jose Gil went 1-4 with a double and a RBI.
  • Shane Greene made the start, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out three over six innings.
  • Graham Stoneburner only lasted 0.1 innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits.
  • Cesar Cabral allowed one hit and struck out five in 1.2 innings of work while Danny Burawa kept Altoona off the basepaths in his inning.

Tampa lost to Palm Beach 4-2:

  • After three scoreless innings, Tampa got the first run in the top of the fourth. Back-to-back singles by Taylor Dugas and Tyson Blaser set up a sac fly for Fu-Lin Kuo. A triple by Blaser scored Dugas in the sixth and the Yankees had a 2-0 lead.
  • Palm Beach answered with a big bottom of the sixth, starting with three straight singles and a three-run triple by Alex Mejia. A double by Nick Longmire scored Mejia and the Yankees lost 4-2.
  • The Yankees managed just two runs on nine hits. Blaser went 3-4 with a triple and a RBI. Dugas went 2-3 with two runs scored. Mason Williams, Kuo, Ali Castillo and Mikeson Oliberto all went 1-3.
  • Bryan Mitchell gave up four runs on nine hits and three strikeouts over six innings. Alex Smith pitched two hitless innings, striking out four.

Charleston had the day off.

Staten Island lost to Connecticut 7-6:

  • The Tigers took an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the second. Staten Island responded with two runs in the second, thanks to a double by Michael O’Neill and a single by Brandon Thomas.  They tied the game in the fourth, but Connecticut responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-3 lead.
  • Trent Garrison doubled in Bubba Jones in the sixth to draw within one run and the Yankees took the lead with a two-run double by Jones in the seventh.
  • A homer by Brett Harrison in the bottom of the eighth tied the score and Kasey Coffman hit the walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth giving Connecticut the 7-6 win.
  • Thomas went 3-4 with a double and a RBI while Jones went 3-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs.
  • O’Neill went 1-4 with a double, a RBI, a run scored and a stolen base.
  • Jose Rosario went 2-4 with a run scored and a RBI.
  • Philip Walby threw 2.1 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on a hit and five walks. He struck out two.
  • Caleb Smith went 4.2 innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, striking out five.
  • Kelvin Castro finished the game, giving up two runs on two hits in one inning. He struck out three.

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.