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 - I can pay you in maple syrup.

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Minors Review: April

I find it hard to believe that it is already May, possibly because up here in northern New England it felt like winter was never going to end this year, but it is and so we have our first month of Minor League baseball in the books. The strange weather has played some role in the early part of the season for some of the Yankees’ affiliates, but overall there have been some very positive things going on down on the farm.

zoiloScranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders:
Like many of the teams located in the northeast, the RailRiders’ April was interrupted by the slow departure of winter (if in fact it has left…). They had nine games postponed due to rain, snow or inclement weather, in addition to battling through some chilly games. At the end of April, Scranton had an 11-13 record, while not the strong start the RailRiders had hoped for, it hasn’t put them too far behind Buffalo and Pawtucket, who both started the year a little stronger and lead the IL North Division.…

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Game 25: Tanaka v. Richards

Here is your game thread for tonight’s game. The Yankees will try to take the series from the Angels before heading into an off day tomorrow. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols will get to take their first cracks at Masahiro Tanaka, so it should be an exciting night in the Bronx. Enjoy!

Angels:
Cowgill RF
Trout CF
Pujols 1B
Kendrick 2B
Aybar SS
Freese DH
Stewart 3B
Iannetta C
Shuck LF

Richards P

Yankees:
Ellsbury CF
Jeter SS
Beltran RF
McCann C
Soriano DH
Teixeira 1B
Johnson 3B
Roberts 2B
Ichiro LF

Tanaka P

Yangervis Solarte was a late scratch tonight. According to Yankees PR, he’s out with a sore shoulder so Brian Roberts is taking his slot.

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Game 24: Nuno v. Santiago

Here is your game thread for this afternoon’s game. Hopefully we see more of Thursday night’s performance out of the Yankees and not a replay of last night. As always, be sure to keep your comments respectful.

Here are your lineups:

Angels
Cowgill, C. RF
Trout, M. CF
Pujols, A. DH
Kendrick, H. 2B
Aybar, E...

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The Farm Report: 4/22/14

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Buffalo 6-5:
In the bottom of the third, Carmen Angelini singled to left and Ramon Flores followed with a double. A single by Scott Sizemore plated Angelini. A sac fly by Russ Canzler scored Flores and Adonis Garcia knocked a double to second to score Sizemore for the 3-0 lead. Dan Johnson started the fourth with a single to short that deflected off Brian Gordon on the mound. With two outs, Kevin Nolan drew a walk and an error by Canzler allowed Munenori Kawasaki to reach and Johnson scored. A wild pitch plated Nolan and the RailRiders’ lead was cut to one. They got one run back in the bottom of the inning, as Flores singled in Angelini, putting Scranton ahead 4-2. Steve Tolleson drew a walk to start the fifth and stole second, moving to third when Scranton catcher Francisco Arcia made a throwing error. Tolleson scored on a sac fly by Johnson, pulling within a run again.…

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