The Farm Report: 4/29/14

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Durham 6-5:
The RailRiders started the game with a solo homer from Antoan Richardson for a 1-0 lead. Durham had their first of two big innings in the bottom of the second. Vince Belnome lined a single to center and Mike Fontenot did the same with one out. A force out at second by Robby Price put runners on the corners with two outs, but a triple by Ray Olmedo put the Bulls up 2-1. Eddy Rodriguez followed with a single and the RailRiders trailed by two. A double by Ramon Flores was wasted in the third inning, as were back-to-back singles by Russ Canzler and Ronnier Mustelier in the fourth. Flores hit a solo homer in the fifth and Richardson followed with a walk. He stole second and scored on a single to left by Dean Anna, tying the game at 3-3. Mustelier doubled to start the sixth and moved to third on a sac bunt by Pirela. Corban Joseph singled in Mustelier and the RailRiders led the game again. It was Belnome who started the Durham rally once more, hitting a double in the eighth. Jerry Sands drew a walk and Fontenot hit a ground-rule double, tying the game. Price lined a single to left, scoring Sands. Pirela started the ninth with a triple, scoring on a ground out by Austin Romine. Joseph struck out, leaving the RailRiders with one more out. Flores and Richardson both drew walks, but a strikeout by Anna handed Durham the 6-5 win.

Flores and Mustelier both went 2-4 with a run scored and a double. Flores also had a homer, a RBI and a walk. Richardson went 1-3 with two runs scored, a homer, a RBI and a pair of walks. Only Romine went 0-4, while the rest of the starting lineup picked up one hit. Shane Greene made the start, lasting only 3.1 innings and giving up three runs on six hits and three Ks. Chase Whitley gave up three runs on four hits and a walk in four innings. He struck out four. Cesar Cabral ended the game, getting the last two outs.

Trenton beat New Hampshire 4-2:
Ben Gamel got the Thunder started with a single to right, but was out at second on a force out hit by Rob Segedin. Gary Sanchez lined a single to center and Segedin scored the first run of the day on a single by Kyle Roller. Yeral Sanchez hit his first homer of the year to leadoff the second, putting Trenton ahead 2-0 and Roller started the fourth with a double and scored on a single by Ali Castillo, but New Hampshire finally broke through in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot by Brad Glenn. Robert Refsnyder drew a walk to start the sixth and stole second, setting him up to score on a single by Taylor Dugas. New Hampshire got the run back in the bottom of the inning, but Trenton held on for the 4-2 victory.

Roller went 3-5 with a run score, a double and a RBI. Gary Sanchez went 2-5. The rest of the lineup picked up one hit, with the exception of Segedin who went 0-3 with a run scored and two walks. Refsnyder stole two bases, while Mason Williams was caught stealing. Manny Banuelos gave up two hits and struck out four in his three innings. Joel De La Cruz threw 4.2, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. Pat Venditte got one out and Branden Pinder got the save, allowing one hit in his inning of work.

Tampa lost to Dunedin 4-1:
The Blue Jays drew first blood with back-to-back singles by Gustavo Pierre and Jorge Flores in the top of the third, followed by a sac fly from Dwight Smith. Pierre and Smith both connected with triples in the fifth inning and K.C. Hobson hit a sac fly, giving Dunedin the 3-0 advantage. They added another run in the seventh, leaving the Yankees with just three innings to make a move. Peter O’Brien started the inning with a triple to right, scoring on a Zach Wilson single. Jose Toussen drew a walk, putting two on with one out, but Cody Grice and Jake Cave both struck out to end the threat. Tampa failed to get another baserunner in the eighth and ninth, taking the 4-1 defeat.

Dante Bichette went 2-4, while O’Brien and Wilson each went 1-4. Toussen went 1-2 with a walk. He was caught stealing. Eric Ruth made the start, going five innings and giving up three runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out six. Alex Smith went two and gave up one run on two hits, two walks and two Ks. Dietrich Enns allowed two hits and three walks in his two innings of work, striking out a pair.

Charleston beat Augusta 8-4:
The RiverDogs jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Tyler Wade drew a walk and Jose Rosario was hit by a pitch. Aaron Judge hit into a double play, leaving him alone at first. Mike Ford drew a walk. Michael O’Neill reached on an error by the GreenJackets’ shortstop and Miguel Andujar cleared the bases with a double for the 3-0 lead. Andujar doubles again to start the fourth, moving to third on a single by Kale Sumner. Andjugar scored on a grounder from Gosuke Katoh, who later scored on a double from Wade for the 5-0 advantage. John Murphy manufactured a run in the bottom of the sixth, singling with two outs and stealing second. An error on a pickoff attempt let Murphy score and a homer from Aaron Judge in the seventh gave the RiverDogs a large lead. Augusta managed to put together a big rally in the top of the eighth, scoring four runs. Singles by Andujar, Murphy and Wade got one of those runs back and Charleston held on for the 8-4 victory.

Judge and Andujar both went 3-4 with two runs scored. Judge had a homer and a RBI, while Andujar had a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Wade and Murphy both went 2-4. Wade had a double and two RBIs, while Murphy scored a run and stole a base. Brady Lail went seven innings, scattering four hits and striking out three. Andury Acevedo gave up four runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk in his inning, while Stefan Lopez picked up one K in his inning on the mound.

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.