Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Rochester 6-3:
Chris Herrmann hit a solo homer in the first, giving Rochester the quick lead. They added another run in the third, when former Yankee farmhand, Doug Bernier, scored on a single by Deibinson Romero. Scranton broke through in the bottom of the inning. Derek Jeter lead off with a walk. JR Murphy followed with a single and Randy Ruiz singled in Jeter, as Scranton trailed 2-1. Rochester struck again in the top of the fourth, but Scranton rallied in the bottom of the fifth. Murphy doubled to left and Brent Lillibridge singled, putting runners on the corners. Murphy scored on a ground out by Ruiz. Dan Johnson scored Lillibridge with a single to center and Thomas Neal doubled. A single by Josh Bell scored two more runs and the RailRiders took a 5-3 lead. A solo shot by Bell in the seventh gave Scranton some added security as they went on to win 6-3.
Jeter went 0-2 with a run scored and a walk. Murphy had a big night, going 3-4 with a run scored and a double. Neal went 2-3 with a run scored and a double, while Bell went 2-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Chris Bootcheck made the start, giving up three runs on nine hits in five innings. He struck out five. Matt Daley threw two hitless innings, picking up four Ks in the process. Chase Whitley allowed one hit and struck out three in his two innings of work. Continue reading The Farm Report: 7/8/13