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.

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The Farm Report: 8/29/12

Trenton lost to New Britain 3-1:
The game was scoreless through three, but New Britain broke through in the top of the fourth. Chris Colabello started the inning with a single and Rene Tosoni doubled. Deibinson Romero doubled in Colabello and a ground out plated Tosoni for the 2-0 lead. Aaron Hicks tripled to start the seventh, scoring on a wild pitch for a 3-0 edge. The Thunder finally plated a run in the bottom of the seventh. Rob Segedin singled to right and Shane Brown and Walter Ibarra both drew walks, loading the bases. Adonis Garcia lined a single to left, plating Segedin, but JR Murphy hit into a force out at the plate and David Adams and Zoilo Almonte went down swinging as the Thunder fell 3-1.

Almonte went 2-4. Garcia and Segedin both went 1-4 and Ibarra went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Mikey O’Brien gave up two runs on nine hits and three Ks in six innings.…

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The Farm Report: 8/28/12

Tampa lost to Dunedin 5-1 in Game 1:
The Blue Jays got their first run of the day on a RBI single by Marcus Knecht in the bottom of the second. Back-to-back doubles started the Dunedin rally in the third, aided by a throwing error on a pickoff attempt by Shane Greene and a wild pitch that allowed a run to score. Jon Talley drew a walk and a couple singles plated one more run, giving the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead. Dunedin got a little more insurance with a run in the bottom of the sixth, as the Yankees had to rally in the seventh. Tyler Austin got things started with a double to right. Kyle Roller singled, putting runners on the corners. Gary Sanchez hit into a double play, pushing Austin across the plate for the first Yankee run of the day. Unfortunately, Zach Wilson grounded out and the Yankees took the 5-1 loss. Austin went 2-3 with a run scored and two doubles.…

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The Farm Report: 8/27/12

The game was still tied after nine, giving the crowd some extra baseball. Both teams had opportunities to score, but neither capitalized as the game stretched on. Darnell McDonald started the thirteenth with a single to center. He moved to second on a sac bunt by Ramiro Pena. Russo doubled in McDonald and the Yankees took their first lead of the game. Chase Whitley came out to close the game and set down the IronPigs in order for the 5-4 win.

Fukudome went 2-4 with a run scored, a double, a RBI and three walks. Romine went 3-7 with a run scored, a homer and a RBI. Mustelier went 2-5 with a run scored, a RBI and two walks. Garner went 2-6 with a RBI. Nunez was the only Yankee to fail to pick up a hit, going 0-7. He did have a stolen base. Adam Warren went 6.2 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits, a walk and six Ks.…

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The Farm Report: 8/26/12

Trenton beat Akron 3-2:
Jesus Aguilar got Akron on the board in the third with a RBI double to left, plating Jordan Henry. A homer by Adam Abraham in the sixth gave the Aeros a 2-0 lead. Trenton finally responded in the top of the seventh, as Rob Segedin and Adonis Garcia both hit solo homers, tying the game 2-2. Jose Gil drew a walk to start the ninth and moved to third on a sac bunt that was followed by a throwing error. Garcia singled in Gil, giving Trenton the 3-2 lead, which they held onto for the win.

Garcia went 3-5 with a run scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Kevin Mahoney went 2-4 with a double. Segedin went 1-3 with a homer and a walk. Murphy had the Yankees one other hit, going 1-4 with a walk. Brett Marshall gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out nine.…

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The Farm Report: 8/25/12

Trenton lost to Akron 4-3:
Akron took the lead with a solo homer from Chun-Hsiu Chen in the second. Trenton jumped in front in the fourth. JR Murphy drew a walk and David Adams followed with a homer to left. The lead was short-lived, however, as Akron responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Adams hit a ground-rule double in the top of the sixth, scoring on a single by Addison Maruszak and tying the game 3-3. The Aeros wasted little time in retaking the lead for good, as Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Rohlinger both drew walks. Aguilar scored on a double by Michel Hernandez and Akron beat Trenton 4-3.

Adonis Garcia went 2-5 with a double. Adams went 2-4 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Maruszak went 2-4 with a RBI. Shaeffer Hall went six and gave up four runs on five hits and four walks. Francisco Rondon threw two innings and gave up three hits, striking out two.…

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The Farm Report 8/24/12

Trenton beat Akron 6-1:
The Thunder got on the board in the top of the second as Luke Murton doubled and scored on a double play ball by Kevin Mahoney. JR Murphy and David Adams hit back-to-back doubles in the fourth, giving them a 2-0 edge, while Mikey O’Brien continued to stump the Akron bats . Adams and Zoilo Almonte both drew walks in the sixth, scoring on a triple by Murton. Mahoney started the seventh with a walk and Rob Segedin lined a double to center. Jose Gil knocked a sac fly to left, plating Mahoney. Murphy singled to left, scoring Segedin for a 6-0 lead. Jesus Aguilar homered in the bottom of the ninth, but that was the only run Akron could manage, as the Thunder went on to win 6-1.

Murton went 3-4 with a run scored, a double, a triple and two RBIs. Adams went 2-4 with a run scored, a double, a walk and a RBI.…

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The Farm Report: 8/23/12 – Betances placed on DL, Refsnyder has huge night

Trenton beat Akron 3-0:
The Thunder got on the board in the second, as Zoilo Almonte lead off with a double and Luke Murton followed with a walk. Addison Maruszak lined a single to right, plating Almonte. Kevin Mahoney hit into a double play, allowing Murton to score for the 2-0 lead. Trenton got an insurance run in the eighth, as Almonte hit a two-out single. Murton lined a single to center and Almonte scored on a wild pitch, giving the Thunder a 3-0 victory.

Almonte went 3-4 with two runs scored and a double. JR Murphy went 2-4. Murton went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk. Maruszak went 1-4 with a RBI. Vidal Nuno went six and allowed just four hits and a walk, striking out three. Mark Montgomery pitched two hitless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Tampa lost to Dunedin 9-5:
The Blue Jays scored first, with one run in the first. Tampa came back with a big bottom of the inning.…

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