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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The Farm Report: 9/3/12

Mesa went 2-5 with a run scored. Baker went 1-2 with a double and two RBIs. Michael O’Connor went three innings and gave up a run on three hits and a strikeout. Jon Meloan threw two hitless innings, walking a batter and striking out one. Francisco Rondon went 2.1 and gave up three runs on four hits, a walk and two Ks.

Trenton beat Binghamton 8-5:
The Mets took the lead in the bottom of the first, as Allan Dystra hit a RBI double to right and Eric Campbell followed with a sac fly for the 2-0 edge. They added another run in the bottom of the second, but the Thunder started their come back in the fourth. Adonis Garcia lead off with a single to left and Ramon Flores followed with his first Double-A homer, cutting the lead to one run. Trenton rallied in the sixth, as Walter Ibarra flew a double to left. Garcia and Flores grounded out, but Tyler Austin singled in Ibarra to tie the game.…

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The Farm Report: 9/2/12

Trenton beat Binghamton 5-4:
The Thunder fell behind early, as Binghamton hit back-to-back doubles to start the first. A single by Wilmer Flores gave the Mets a 2-0 lead. The Thunder struck back in the top of the third, as Kevin Mahoney singled and Rob Segedin followed with a double. A ground out by Shane Brown plated Mahoney, cutting the Mets’ lead in half. J.R. Murphy doubled to right in the sixth and Zoilo Almonte singled. Addison Maruszak reached on an error, scoring Murphy to tie the game 2-2. Almonte drove a two-out homer to right for the lead in the eighth. Maruszak doubled in the ninth and scored on a grounder by Segedin for the 4-2 lead, but Binghamton rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Francisco Pena opened up the inning with a single to left. an error by Brown let Wilfredo Tovar reach.  Pedro Zapata bunted for a single, scoring Pena. A wild pitch by Ryan Pope allowed Tovar to score and an error by Maruszak plated Zapata for the 5-4 walk-off Binghamton win.…

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The Farm Report: 9/1/12 – A-Rod still hitless in rehab assignment

Garcia went 4-4 with a run scored, a RBI and three doubles. Luke Murton went 2-4 with a double. Kevin Mahoney was the only Trenton hitter to fail to get a hit, going 0-4. Craig Heyer went five and gave up one run on six hits, a walk and four Ks. Mark Montgomery went two innings and struck out two.

Tampa lost to Lakeland 8-1:
Ramon Flores tripled in the first, but the Yankees couldn’t capitalize. Lakeland drew first blood in the bottom of the third, as Hernan Perez opened up the inning with a homer to left and Marcus Lemon hit a two-run shot to right for a 3-0 lead. Flores drew a walk in the top of the fourth, but was picked off. Tyler Austin took a free pass and moved to second on a passed ball. Gary Sanchez singled to left, plating Austin for the Yankees first run. Dixon Machado hit a two run double in the fifth, giving the Flying Tigers some breathing room.…

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The Farm Report: 8/31/12

Trenton lost to Binghamton 8-5:
The Mets scored quickly, as Dustin Martin hit a two-run homer and Eric Campbell hit a sac fly giving them a 3-0 lead after one. They added four more runs in the second on back-to-back homers by Wilmer Flores and Allan Dykstra. Binghamton added one more run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Thunder started to chip away at the lead in the seventh. Luke Murton singled and Kevin Mahoney hit into a ground-rule double. A single by Rob Segedin plated Murton and Shane Brown drove in Mahoney with a single to left. Walter Ibarra doubled in Segedin and Adonis Garcia hit a sac fly that plated Brown, as Trenton trailed 8-4. Murton hit a solo homer in the eighth, but that was all the Thunder could manage, taking an 8-5 loss.

Murton went 2-4 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI. Segedin went 2-3 with a run scored, a RBI and a walk.…

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Exciting group of prospects headed to the Arizona Fall League

David Adams (2B/3B) will also take some hacks in Scottsdale this fall, in an attempt to catch him up after what amounts to two lost seasons. Adams played only 39 games in 2010 and 29 in 2011, as he recovered from an ankle injury that famously resulted in the disintegration of the Jesus Montero-Cliff Lee trade with Seattle. It has been a long road back for the highly touted infielder, but he seems well on his way back after a strong showing in Trenton this year. He is hitting .309/.390/.456 with eight homers over 84 games. The AzFL  has often been used to give players changing positions extra time in their new spot, and that might also be the case with Adams. After playing second base for virtually his entire professional career (he played third for fourteen games in Charleston in 2009), Adams has been at third since July.

Slade Heathcott (OF) will also head to Arizona this fall, after a pair of shoulder surgeries slowed him down.…

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The Farm Report: 8/30/12

Almonte went 2-4 with a run scored. Kevin Mahoney went 2-4 with two doubles. Maruszak went 1-4 with a run scored, a homer and two RBIs. Shaeffer Hall went five and gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits, three walks and three Ks. Graham Stoneburner threw a perfect inning. Lee Hyde pitched two hitless innings, striking out two.

Tampa came back and beat Lakeland 5-4:
After three scoreless innings, Lakeland broke through in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs, James Robbins singled to center and Hernan Perez doubled him in. In the bottom of the eighth, Wade Gaynor and Dean Green hit back-to-back singles and Robbins tripled them in for the 3-0 lead. The Yankees needed to rally in the ninth and they did in a big way. Kelvin De Leon singled and Jose Toussen and Ramon Flores drew walks, loading the bases. Slade Heathcott singled in De Leon, for Tampa’s first run of the day. Tyler Austin then launched a grand slam to left, giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead.…

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