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The Farm Report: 7/19/12

Trenton beat Reading 1-0:
The Thunder and the Phillies played five innings of scoreless baseball before Trenton finally broke through.  A solo homer by Neil Medchill gave the Thunder the only run they would need  with one out in the sixth.   They had a chancee to score more, as Jose Pirela walked and Addison Maruszak singled, but David Adams ended the threat by hittting into an inning ending double play.  Maruszak was the only Thunder player to get more than one hit, going 2-44.  Pirela, Adams and Medchill each had one hit, with Medchill’s homer being the difference maker.  Shaeffer Hall went seven innings and held the Phillies scoreless.  He gave up seven hits and one walk, striking out five.

Tampa lost to Bradenton 4-3:
Mason Williams started the game with a double to right.  Adonis Garcia singled him in and the Yankees had an early 1-0 lead.  Bradenton responded with two runs in the bottom of the first.  With two outs in the fifth, Williams singled to center and stole second.  …

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The Farm Report: 7/18/12

Trenton beat Binghamton 7-1:
Jose Pirela started the game with a single to left.  Addison Maruszak singled, putting runners on the corners and Pirela scored on a double play ball hit by David Adams.  Kevin Mahoney walked in the second and scored on a double by Jose Gil.  The Mets got their first run of the day in the bottom of the second, but the Thunder held their 2-1 lead.  Trenton got some insurance in the seventh.  Melky Mesa and Luke Murton hit back-to-back doubles and Mahoney drew a walk.  Another double by Gil plated Murton and Mahoney scored on a single by Neil Medchill for a 5-1 lead.  Mahoney hit a two-run single in the eighth and the Thunder won 7-1.

Gil went 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Mesa went 1-3 with two runs scored and a double.  Mahoney went 1-2 with two runs scored, a RBI and two walks.  Vidal Nuno went six innings and allowed just one run on six hits, two walks and five Ks.  …

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The Farm Report: 7/17/12

Trenton beat Binghamton 5-4:
The Mets drew first blood, as doubles by Juan Centeno and Resse Havens in the third plated the first run of the day.  Trenton finally got on the board in the sixth.  Addison Maruszack, David Adams and Zoilo Almonte hit consecutively singles, bring Maruszak home for a Thunder run and a tie game.  Trenton took the lead in the seventh, as JR Murphy knocked a homer to left.  Yadil Mujica hit a ground-rule double and Jose Pirela doubled him in for a 3-1 lead.  The Mets were not going away easily, however.  They answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning, retaking the lead.  Luke Murton homered with two outs in the eighth, once again knotting up the score.  Rob Segedin started the ninth with a double but was out at third on a fielder’s choice hit by Mujica.  Pirela singled, putting runners on the corners and Mujica scored on a balk, giving the Thunder  5-4 victory.…

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The Farm Report: 7/16/12

Trenton beat Binghamton 6-5:
Jose Pirela started the game with a triple to center, scoring on an error on a pickoff attempt.  Binghamton took a 3-1 lead in the third, after a homer from Reese Havens.  The Thunder tied the game in the fourth, as Addison Maruszak lead off with a solo homer and Zoilo Almonte followed with the same.  The Mets got both runs back in the fourth and fifth, for a 5-3 lead.  It was Melky Mesa’s turn to go deep in the sixth, putting the Thunder down by one.  Almonte singled to start the eighth and Mesa followed with a double.  Luke Murton loaded the bases with a walk and JR Murphy hit a sac fly to tie the game.  A single from Rob Segedin put Trenton in front and they took the 6-5 win.

Mesa went 3-5 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and a RBI.  Murphy was 2-3 with a RBI.  Pirela went 2-3 with a run scored and a triple.  …

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The Farm Report: 7/15/12

Laird was the only Yankee to get more than one hit, going 2-4 with a run scored and a double.  Ronnier Mustelier was the only hitter to come up empty, going 0-2 before being replaced by Chris Dickerson in the third.  John Maine threw six innings and gave up two runs on two hits, four walks and four Ks.  Cory Wade pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out one batter.

Trenton beat New Britain 3-1:
After three scoreless innings, the Thunder took the lead when Addison Maruszak hit a homer to start the fourth inning.  David Adams, Zoilo Almonte and Luke Murton hit consecutive singles, scoring another run and putting Trenton ahead 2-0.  Neil Medchill drove a homer to right to start the fifth, giving the Thunder some insurance.  The Rock Cats tried to rally in the ninth, as Chris Colabello walked with one out.  Evan Bigley and Delbinson Romero hit back-to-back singles, plating Colabello for the first and only New Britain run as Trenton went on to win 3-1.…

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The Farm Report: 7/15/12

Trenton beat New Britain 6-5:
Kevin Mahoney opened up the offense with a solo homer in the second.  The Rock Cats took the lead with a pair of runs in the third and that lead held through the sixth.  Luke Murton tied the game with a solo homer to start the seventh.  Mahoney singled to center and scored on a triple from JR Murphy.  Neil Medchill singled in Murphy and a RBI double by Addison Maruszak gave the Yankees a 5-2 lead.  New Britain turned around and scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game, but Murphy homered in the ninth, giving the Thunder a 6-5 victory.

Medchill went 3-4 with a double and a RBI.  Murphy went 2-4 with two runs scored, a triple, a homer and a pair of RBIs.  Mahoney went 2-4 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI.  David Adams picked up a pair of hits, continuing to swing a very hot bat.  …

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The Farm Report: Friday the 13th

Tampa beat St. Lucie 8-2:
St. Lucie scored first, on a RBI single from Cesar Puello in the top of the second.  Kyle Roller homered to tie the game.  The Mets got a run in the top of the fourth, but Tampa put together a nice rally.  Ramon Flores tripled and scored on a ground-rule double from Adonis Garcia.  Slade Heathcott reached on an error, allowing Garcia to score. Heathcott then scored when Gary Sanchez reached on an error.  Roller drew a walk and Zach Wilson singled, though Sanchez was thrown out at the plate.  The Yankees ended the inning with a 4-2 lead.  The Yankees rallied again in the sixth.  Sanchez drew a walk and Roller singled to right.  With two outs, Jose Mojica reached on an error, plating Sanchez.  Mason Williams drew a walk and Flores doubled in everyone for an 8-2 victory.

Flores went 3-4 with a run scored, a double, a triple, a stolen base and three RBIs (a homer shy of the cycle).  …

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