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: 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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The Farm Report: 5/21/12

Pearce was 3-5 with two runs scored, a homer and three RBIs.  Garner also went 3-5 with two homers and two RBIs.  Ramiro Pena and Kevin Russo each went 2-5 with a  run scored. D.J. Mitchell got the win, but it was a tough outing for the pitcher.  he lasted five innings and gave up six runs on eight hits.  He did not issue a walk or pick up a strikeout.  Justin Thomas pitched two hitless innings, giving up a walk and striking out a hitter.

Trenton lost to Akron 5-1:
The Aeros drew first blood, as Ben Copeland hit a two-out RBI single to right in the second inning.  The Thunder got the run back in the bottom of the third, as Addison Maruszak and Jeffrey Farnham hit back-t0-back singles.  Abraham Almonte moved the runners with a sac bunt and Corban Joseph hit a sac fly to even the score at 1-1.  Akron took over in the fifth, however.  Copeland reached on an error by David Adams.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/20/12

With a 4-1 lead, the Thunder kept adding on in the eighth.  Adams and Luke Murton both drew walks, moving over on a wild pitch.  Kevin Mahoney grounded out to first baseman Koby Clemens (Roger’s son, who – as the NH season ticket holder sitting next to me said – hits like his father), allowing Adams to score.  Murton scored on another wild pitch, for a 6-1 edge.  Brewer led off the ninth with a double to left and Mujica singled him in.  Joseph drove a double to right, putting runners on the corners.  Adams hit a sac fly to center, plating Mujica and giving Trenton a healthy 8-1 lead entering New Hampshire’s last at bats.  Shaeffer Hall was pitching a fantastic game and went back out for the ninth and a shot at a complete game.  He got the first out and then gave up a single to John Tolisano.  Hall struck out Van Kirk, but left a ball right in the middle of the plate for Mike McDade who clubbed a massive two-run homer to left.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/19/12

Trenton beat New Hampshire 3-1:
Abraham Almonte got the game rolling with a single to right, and Corban Joseph followed with the same.  A fly out from David Adams moved Almonte to third and Cody Johnson doubled him in for a 1-0 Thunder lead.  Luke Murton started the fourth with a single, but was called out on Kevin Mahoney’s grounder to short.  Jose Gil drew a walk and Dan Brewer singled in Mahoney.  Anothre single from Joseph in the fifth was followed by another Johnson double, putting Trenton ahead 3-0.  A solo homer from John Tolisano in the sixth gave the Fisher Cats their only run of the game, as the Thunder held on for the 3-1 victory.  Joseph went 3-5 with a run scored.  Johnson and Brewer each went 2-4.  Johnson had two doubles and RBIs, while Brewer had one of each.  Adam Miller threw 4.1 inning in the start, giving up just four runs, while walking no one and striking out one.…

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The Farm Report: 5/17/12

Trenton lost to Binghamton 12-3:
The Thunder got on the board first, but Binghamton took over quickly.  Corban Joseph drew a walk and Cody Johnson knocked a two-run homer for an early 2-0 Trenton lead.  Binghamton, however, came through with a huge second inning.  Four straight singles to start the inning were assisted by a fielding error on David Adams and a sac fly.  With two outs, Jefry Marte drew a walk and another error allowed to runs to score.  Travis Ozga hit a three-run homer and the Mets held a 9-2 lead with seven innings left to go.  Binghamton added a run in both the fourth, fifth and sixth.  Cody Johnson walked to start the ninth and moved to second on a wild pitch.  He scored on a single from Kevin Mahoney, but that was the only rally the Thunder could manage as they lost 12-3.  The Thunder only had three hits on the day, with Cody Johnson going 1-2 with two runs scored, a homer and two RBIs.  …

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