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: 5/21/12

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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The Farm Report: 5/16/12

Trenton lost to Binghamton 1-0:
Despite having two baserunners on in each of the first three innings, Trenton could not come through with a run.  Binghamton failed to take advantage of a triple by Juan Lagares in the second and the game entered the ninth scoreless.  Luke Murton drew a walk, but the Thunder failed to bring a base runner home yet again.  Binghamton got a big start to the bottom of the ninth with a double by Matt Den Dekker.  Josh Rodriguez singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs.  A walk loaded the bases and Jefry Marte hit a single to right, plating Dekker and giving the Mets the first and only run of the game.  Luke Murton went 2-3 with a walk.  No other Thunder player had more than one hit and none had extra base hits.  Brett Marshall made the start for Trenton, throwing seven strong innings.  He allowed just two hits and one walk, holding Binghamton scoreless and striking out two.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/15/12

Trenton beat up on Binghamton 10-1:
Jose Gil doubled to start the third and scored on a ground out from Abraham Almonte.  Kevin Mahoney doubled to left in the fifth and moved to second on an out by Dan Brewer.  He scored on Gil’s sac fly, giving the Thunder a 2-0 lead.  Trenton’s bats blew the game open in the eighth.  Almonte started with a single and Corban Joseph followed with a homer to right.  David Adams lined a single to left and Luke Murton followed with a homer.  Melky Mesa and Kevin Mahoney singled before Brewer’s pop out gave the Thunder their first out of the inning.  Gil then doubled, plating Mesa.  Yadil Mujica doubled to right, plating two more runs.  Corban Joseph got his third RBI of the inning when he singled in Mujica, giving Trenton eight runs in the inning and a 10-0 lead.  Binghamton got one run back in the bottom of the inning, but that was it, as Trenton took a 10-1 victory.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/14/12

Trenton was off today.

Tampa lost to Lakeland 7-3:
The Yankees drew first blood, as Kyle Higashioka doubled to right in the second and scored on a single from Neil Medchill.  Lakeland tied the game in the top of the fifth and put together a big rally in the sixth.  With Sean Black replacing Matt Tracy on the mound, the Flying Tigers found their bats.  Luis Castillo started with a single and scored a walk and a single later.  Another walk, single, double and a triple and Lakeland plated six runs.  Tampa responded in the bottom of the sixth, as Rob Segedin singled to left and Kyle Roller followed with a RBI double.  Higashioka lined a single to center and the score was 7-3.  The Yankees were unable to put together another rally, taking the loss.  Segedin, Higashioka and Ramon Flores each went 2-4.  Segedin and Higashioka each scored a run and had a double.  Matt Tracy went five innings and gave up one run (unearned) on three hits and a walk.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/13/12 (Updated)

Trenton beat Portland 7-4:
Melky Mesa started the bottom of the second with a single to third.  He stole second and Kevin Mahoney homered, giving the Thunder a 2-0 lead.  Portland scored in the top of the third, but Trenton got the run back in the bottom of the inning.  Abraham Almonte drew a walk and stole second, moving to third on Corban Joseph’s ground out.  David Adams walked and Cody Johnson singled.  Mesa singled to short, bringing Almonte home and giving the Thunder a 3-1 lead.  Trenton put together a nice rally in the sixth.  Addison Maruszak walked and Almonte followed with a homer to right.  Joseph walked and Johnson knocked a homer to right center, giving them a comfortable 7-1 edge over the Sea Dogs.  Portland tried to get back into the game in the last couple innings, scoring two runs in the eighth and another in the ninth, but it was not enough as Trenton held on to win 7-4.  …

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The Farm Report: 5/10/12 Everybody’s A Winner!

Trenton blanked Portland 7-0:
Corban Joseph got the Thunder started with a single to center.  Luke Murton singled to right and Cody Johnson drew a walk to load the bases.  Melky Mesa singled in Joseph and Murton.  Dan Brewer plated Johnson with a single, giving Trenton a 3-0 lead.  Addison Maruszak singled and Abraham Almonte drew a walk to start the second.  Almonte was out on a force out from Murton, and Johnson followed with a two-run triple.  Kevin Mahoney doubled in the fifth and scored on a Brewer single.  Jose Gil hit into a force out, but scored on a double from Maruszak, giving Trenton a 7-0 lead they would hold onto through the remainder of the game.

Murton was 2-5 with two runs scored and a double.  Maruszak was 3-4 with a run scored, a double and a RBI.  Brewer went 2-4 with two RBIs.  Brett Marshall had a very strong start for Trenton, going six innings and allowing just two hits and a walk. …

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