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: Memorial Day Edition

Trenton beat Richmond 4-3:
Zoilo Almonte grounded a single to center to start the second inning.  He stole second, but Trenton loaded the bases on a pair of walks by Kevin Mahoney and Addison Maruszak.  Damon Sublett drew the third straight base on balls, plating Almonte for the first run of the game.  Richmond had a chance to strike back in the bottom of the inning, as Juan Perez singled and errors by Michael O’Brien and Luke Murton allowed him to reach third, as Ryan Cavan was safe at first.  Cavan stole second and Wendell Fairley drew a walk, but the Thunder escaped with the shut out intact as Gary Brown flew out to end the threat.  Murton made up for his error with a solo homer to start the fourth, giving the Thunder some insurance.  With two outs in the ninth, Abraham Almonte drew a walk and Jose Pirela was hit by a pitch.  David Adams lined a double to right, plating both runners and giving the Thunder a 4-0 lead.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/27/12

Trenton lost to Richmond 5-2:
Zoilo Almonte started the second with a single to center, moving to second on a wild pitch.  Jose Gil lined a single to center, plating Almonte, but getting thrown out at second to end the inning.  Richmond responded in the fourth, starting the inning with back-to-back singles.  Jose Gil threw out one runner trying to steal second, but three more singles and an error by Yadil Mujica put the Flying Squirrels in front 2-1.  Richmond added another pair of runs in the fifth.  Ehire Adrianza tripled in the seventh and scored on a sac fly, putting the Thunder down 5-1.  Almonte doubled in the top of the eighth and Luke Murton drew a walk.  Jose Gil scored Almonte on a sac fly, but Trenton was unable to keep the rally going, taking a 5-2 loss.  Zoilo Almonte went 3-5 with two runs scored and a double.  Corban Joseph went 2-3 with two walks.  Vidal Nuno went five innings and gave up four runs (none earned) on nine hits.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/26/12

Trenton beat Richmond 1-0:
The Thunder had a chance to break the game open in the first ining, as Corban Joseph and Cody Johnson drew walks and Zoilo Almonte singled to load the bases.  Unfortunately, they were able to bring any runs home.  Jose Gil hit a solo homer in the second, giving Trenton the first – and only – run of the game.  Each team had chances to score, but Gil’s homer was all the Thunder needed to take the win.  David Adams, Almonte, Gil and Jose Pirela each had one hit for Trenton.  Adams had a stolen base.  Brett Marshall made a strong start, going six innings and scattering four hits and four walks, striking out eight.  Francisco Rondon, Ryan Pope and Ryan Flannery each pitched a scoreless, hitless, walkless inning of relief.  Rondon struck out the side, while Pope and Flannery had two and one Ks respectively.  

Tampa beat Lakeland 5-0:
J.R. Murphy hit a solo homer in the first, putting Tampa ahead quickly.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/25/12

Trenton lost to Richmond 4-1:
The game was scoreless through three, but Richmond started the bottom of the fourth with a triple from Daniel mayora.  He scored on Tommy Joseph’s double and Chris Dominguez singled to put runners on the corners.  A ground out led to another run and the Flying Squirrels had a 2-0 lead.  Jose Pirela started the fifth with a double to left.  He scored on Abraham Almonte’s double, giving the Thunder a 2-1 deficit.  Richmond responded int he bottom of the inning.  Ryan Cavan drew a walk and Jose Flores was safe after Kevin Mahoney committed a fielding error.  Gary Brown was hit by a pitch, loading the bases and Nick Liles lined a single to center, scoring two more runs for Richmond who held onto a 4-1 lead for the win.

Pirela had a good first start since coming off the DL, going 2-3 with a run scored and a double.  Almonte, Corban Joseph and Zolio Almonte each had a hit for the rest of the Thunder offense.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/24/12 (Updated)

Trenton took a walk-off 4-3 victory over Akron:
Akron scored the first run of the game in the third inning, adding two more in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead.  Trenton put together some hits in the sixth, however, to claw their way back into the game.  Addison Maruszak started the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer.  David Adams singled to center and Cody Johnson hammered his twelfth homer of the season to tie the score 3-3.  Johnson struck again in the ninth, leading off the inning with a double to right.  He was replaced on the bases with Jose Pirela and Zoilo Almonte was given an intentional walk.  Luke Murton knocked a single to center, plating Pirela as the Thunder took a 4-3 win over the Aeros.  Johnson ended the day 2-4 with a run scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs.  Adam Miller made the start but lasted just 4.2 innings, giving up three runs on six hits, no walks and a strikeout.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/23/12

Tampa lost to Palm Beach 5-4:
The game was scoreless through two innings, but Ramon Flores hit a one out triple in the third.  He sored on a single from Rob Segedin, but the Yankees’ lead was short lived.  Palm Beach answered with four runs in the bottom of the third, as Starlin Rodriguez hit a big bases loaded triple.  They added another run in the fifth, but Tampa got some life when Kyle Higashioka and Kyle Roller hit back-to-back solo homers in the sixth.  Flores singled in the seventh and moved to third on a single from Segedin.  Neil Medchill lined a base hit to right and the Yankees trailed 5-4.  Unfortunately, Tampa was unable to put together another rally and they took the loss.  Flores went 3-5 with two runs and a triple.  Segedin went 3-5 with a RBI.  Kramer Sneed took the loss, going three innings and allowing four runs on six hits, a walk and four strikeouts.…

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The Farm Report: 5/22/12

Trenton beat Akron 3-2:
Abraham Almonte singled in the bottom of the first and moved to second on a wild pitch.  Corban Joseph drew a walk and Almonte moved to third on a fly out from David Adams.  A sac fly from Cody Johnson scored Almonte and the Thunder had a 1-0 lead.  Adams drew the lead-off walk in the bottom of the fourth, and Johnson followed with a single.  Luke Murton doubled them both in, moving to third on the throw, as Trenton took a three run lead.  In the top of the seventh, Akron pulled off back-to-back walks with two outs.  A single from Adam Abraham brought a run home, and the Aeros had their first run of the night.  The Aeros struck again, with two outs in the eighth.  Thomas Neal doubled on a pop up to second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single from Kyle Bellows.  Still, the Thunder held on for the 3-2 victory.  …

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