The Farm Report: 4/16/14

I’m having a stressful week, so this is going to have to be the quick version today. Sorry!

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Buffalo 8-2:

  • Buffalo scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first, taking a 5-0 lead in the third.
  • The RailRiders were already trailing 8-0 after seven innings when they finally managed to score two runs in the eighth inning. It wasn’t that Scranton didn’t have a chance to score more, they had 11 hits and went 2-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving ten runners on base.
  • Ronnier Mustelier made his first appearance of the season, going 0-4. He was the only person in the Scranton lineup to fail to get a hit.
  • Zoilo Almonte went 2-5, while Corban Joseph went 2-4 with a run scored and a double. Austin Romine also went 2-4 with a double. The rest of the lineup each picked up one hit. Adonis Garcia had the lone RBI.
  • Chris Leroux started but only lasted 2.1 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits, a walk and a strikeout. Yoshinori Tateyama threw 1.2 and gave up just one hit and a walk, striking out four. Jim Miller allowed one run in two innings, with two hits, a walk and a pair of Ks. Fred Lewis gave up two runs in his inning of work on two hits and a walk. Preston Claiborne gave up one hit and struck out one batter in his inning of work.

Trenton lost to Akron 4-3 in Game 1:

  • The Thunder drew first blood with a run in the top of the third, but Akron responded with two runs of their own. At the end of the fifth, Trenton trailed 4-2. They managed one more run in the top of the seventh, but couldn’t retake the lead.
  • Mason Williams went 2-3 with two runs scored, a RBI, a walk and his first stolen base of the year. Ben Gamel went 2-4 with a RBI. Gary Sanchez and Ali Castillo both went 1-3 and Robert Refsnyder and Taylor Dugas both went 1-2 with a walk.
  • Jeremy Bleich gave up three runs (two earned) over four innings on five hits and two walks, striking out three. Charley Short pitched one inning and gave up a run on two hits. Cole Kimball struck out one in his inning.

Trenton beat Akron 1-0 in Game 2:

  • The Thunder scored the lone run of the game on a Kyle Roller homer in the top of the second, holding the Rubber Ducks to just two hits over seven innings.
  • Gamel went 2-3 and was caught stealing twice. Tyler Austin went 0-1, drawing two walks. Roller went 2-3 with a run scored, a double and a home run. Dan Fiorito went 1-3 and Tyson Blaser went 1-2.
  • Zach Nuding pitched all seven innings, scattering a pair of hits and a walk, while striking out five.

Tampa lost to Clearwater 4-1:

  • Clearwater scored first at the top of the second. Tampa tied the game in the fourth, but a three run eighth gave Clearwater the win.
  • Jake Cave went 3-4. Peter O’Brien went 2-4 with a double. Eric Jagielo and Dante Bichette both went 1-4, with Bichette picking up his first homer of the season. Angelo Gumbs went 1-3 with a double.
  • Rafael De Paula made the start, allowing just one run on two hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out seven.  Zach Woods gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk in two innings. He struck out one. Tyler Webb ended the game, striking out a pair of batters in his inning on the mound.

Charleston beat Greenville 8-7:

  • Charleston struck first, plating two runs in the top of the first. They took a 5-0 lead in the fourth, but Greenville started to chip away at the lead. The RiverDogs led 7-6 after six, but the Drive tied the game in the bottom of the eighth. A RBI single by Brandon Thomas in the top of the ninth scored Miguel Andujar and gave Charleston the 8-7 win.
  • Only Andujar came up hitless, as Charleston collected eleven hits. He went 0-2 with two runs scored and three walks. Abiatal Avelino went 2-5 with a run scored and a triple. Tyle Wade went 2-4 with three RBIs. Mike Ford went 2-5. Thomas went 1-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Gosuke Katoh, John Murphy, Eduardo de Oleo and Mikeson Oliberto all went 1-4 as well. Katoh scored twice and had a triple and a RBI. De Oleo scored and had a homer and two RBIs.
  • Giovanny Gallegos went five innings and gave up three runs on five hits, two walks and six Ks. Andrew Benak gave up three runs on three hits and two walks in his inning of work. He had one K. Andury Acevedo allowed one run over two innings. He gave up two hits and struck out three. Philip Walby got the save, striking out one in his inning of work.

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.