The Farm Report: 7/7/13 – Jeter picks up hit in Scranton win

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Lehigh Valley 6-2:
The IronPigs drew first blood, as Cody Overbeck doubled in Cody Asche in the top of the first. Derek Jeter took a lead off walk to start the RailRiders’ half of the inning, but Brent Lillibridge struck out and Thomas Neal hit into a double play. They took the lead in the bottom of the second, however, as Addison Maruszak and Corey Patterson hit back-to-back homers. They got some breathing room in the bottom of the third. Walter Ibarra drew a walk and Jeter followed with a single to left. A homer by Randy Ruiz scored all three of them, giving Scranton a 5-1 advantage. Ibarra would single with two outs in the seventh. Jeter drew another walk and Lillibridge plated Ibarra with a single to center for the 6-1 lead. Lehigh Valley had a lot of room to make up in the ninth, and they started a bit of a rally right away. Leandro Castro started the inning with a single and Michael Martinez drew a walk. A single by Steven Lerud loaded the bases. The RailRiders finally got their first out of the inning, as Josh Spence struck out Tyson Gillies. A single by Cesar Hernandez scored another run, but a double play ball by Freddy Galvis ended the games with Scranton victorious.

Jeter went 1-2 with a run scored and two walks. Ibarra also went 1-2, scoring twice and walking once. Patterson, Ruiz, and Maruszak all went 1-4 with homers. David Huff made the start and gave up a single run on seven hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out six batters in six innings. Dellin Betances threw the next two innings, holding Lehigh Valley to just a walk and a hit, while he struck out five. Spence gave up one run on three hits, a walk and a strike out in the ninth. Continue reading The Farm Report: 7/7/13 – Jeter picks up hit in Scranton win

The Farm Report: 7/3/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 11-5:

  • Scranton took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third on a two-run double by Fernando Martinez. The Red Sox tied the game in the bottom of the inning, but a homer by Dan Johnson and doubles by Brent Lillibridge and Addison Maruszak gave the RailRiders a 4-2 advantage.
  • Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run homer in the fourth, capping off a four run inning for Pawtucket. JR Murphy hit a solo homer in the top of hte fifth, but Middlebrooks hit a grand slam in the bottom of the inning, giving Pawtucket a 10-5 lead. They added another run in the seventh, taking the game 11-5.
  • Martinez went 3-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Lillibridge went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Maruszak went 2-4 with a pair of doubles, a RBI and a run scored.
  • Caleb Cotham gave up nine runs (six earned) on ten hits, four walks and a strike out over 4.2 innings.
  • Kelvin Perez gave up a run and got one out, while Matt Daley allowed a run on one hit and three Ks in two innings.
  • Mike Zagurski pitched a scoreless innings, striking out one and giving up one hit.

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The Farm Report: 6/30/13 – Pineda has rough start in Trenton

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Pawtucket 9-6:
The RailRiders started the day off right with a lead-off solo homer by Corey Patterson, setting the tone for a day full of home runs. A two-run homer by Will Middlebrooks put the Red Sox in front 2-1 after the first inning. Patterson started the third with a double and Randy Ruiz homered for the 3-2 advantage, however, Pawtucket got the two runs – and the lead – back in the bottom of the inning. Josh Bell hit a solo homer to start the fourth, and Addison Maruszak followed with the same, giving the RailRiders a 5-4 advantage. A double by Bobby Wilson led to him scoring on a throwing error later on in the inning for another Scranton run. The Red Sox tied the game up in the seventh, but Scranton wasted little time in retaking the lead. Bell drew a walk to start the eighth and Maruszak singled to right. A double by Wilson scored Bell and Maruszak and Wilson scored on a double by Ibarra for the 9-6 victory.

Patterson went 3-5 with two runs scored, a homer, a double, a stolen base and a RBI. Maruszak went 2-5 with two runs scored and a homer. Wilson and Ruiz both went 2-4. Ruiz had a homer and two RBIs, while Wilson scored twice, hit a pair of doubles and had a RBI. Jose Ramirez gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits, two walks and four Ks in 4.2 innings. Matt Daley allowed two hits and two walks in his 1.1 innings of work. Mike Zagurski allowed two runs on three hits, two walks and two Ks in two innings. Jim MIller finished out the game striking out the side.

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The Farm Report: 6/27/13 – Nunez comes up empty in rehab appearance

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Trenton both had their games suspended/postponed due to rain.

Tampa lost to Daytona 6-1 in Game 1:
The Cubs drew first blood with a run in the top of the first, but really pulled away with a big third inning. John Andreoli started with a double and stole third. Zeke DeVoss drew a walk and Javier Baez doubled in Andreoli. A sac fly plated another run and a bases loaded triple by Wes Darvill cleared the bases, giving Daytona a 6-0 lead. Yeral Sanchez singled to start the bottom of the fifth. Robert Refsnyder grounded a single to center and Sanchez moved to third on a ground out by Saxon Butler. A grounder to second allowed Sanchez to score, but that would be the only run Tampa could manage as they fell 6-1.

Ben Gamel, Sanchez, Refsnyder, Butler and Dan Fiorito all went 1-3, while the rest of the Yankees’ hitters came up empty. Fiorito had the only RBI and no one had an extra base hit. Eduardo Nunez made his first rehab appearance, going 0-2 before being replaced by Ali Castillo in the fifth. Dietrich Enns gave up six runs on five hits, four walks and three Ks in just three innings. Manny Barreda allowed two hits in three innings, striking out a pair. Taylor Garrison pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.

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The Farm Report: 6/26/13

Apologies for being a little late with yesterday’s Farm Report – it has been a very busy week.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Syracuse 5-3 in Game 1:
The RailRiders drew first blood, as Fernando Martinez hit a double with two outs in the first. A single by Brent Lillibridge scored him giving them a 1-0 lead. Syracuse tied the game quickly, as Will Rhymes tripled and scored on a double by Chris Rahl. Scranton took the lead again in the second. Randy Ruiz singled to center and Addison Maruszak followed in kind, moving to second on an error. A single by Corey Patterson scored both runners and Scranton took a 3-1 lead. Back-to-back singles by Brian Bocock and Brian Jeroloman tied the game for the Chiefs in the bottom of the inning. Rhymes started the fifth inning with a triple to center, but was then ejected by the ump at third. A sac fly to center scored the pinch runner and gave the Chiefs the lead. Micah Owings hit a solo homer in the sixth for some insurance as Scranton fell 5-3.

Thomas Neal and Maruszak both went 2-3. Ruiz went 1-3 with a run scored. Martinez had the RailRiders’ only extra base hit, going 1-3 with a double and a run scored. David Huff threw 5.2 innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits. He did not walk any and struck out six. Matt Daley got one out (a strikeout), but also allowed a solo homer.

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The Farm Report: 6/24/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had the night off.

Trenton lost to Erie 11-4:
Eugenio Suarez scored on a double by Hernan Perez in the top of the first, giving Erie an early lead. Trenton put together a rally in the bottom of the fourth as Tyler Austin, Kyle Roller and Carmen Angelini hit consecutive singles, tying the game. A single by Andrew Clark plated Roller and Jose Pirela doubled in Angelini and Clark for a 4-1 advantage. Unfortunately, the lead did not last long, as Erie plated five runs in the top of the fifth, taking a 6-4 lead. They added five more run over the last three innings of the game, while Trenton struggled to put together another rally, falling 11-4.

Austin went 3-4 with a run scored. Roller went 2-3 with a run scored. Angelini, Clark, and Pirela all went 1-4, with the latter picking up a double and two RBIs. Shane Green allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits, two walks and four Ks over five innings. Rigoberto Arrebato allowed three runs on five hits, a walk and a strikeout in 2.1 innings of work. Tommy Kahnle gave up two runs on four hits, a walk and three Ks in 1.2 innings.

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The Farm Report: 6/23/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Norfolk 4-3:
The RailRiders got the scoring started int he second, as newly acquired Brent Lillibridge drove a double to left. Cody Grice tripled him in and scored on a single by Addison Maruszak for the 2-0 lead. It was short-lived, however, as the Tides knotted up the game with a two-run homer by Jason Pridie. Norfolk took the lead in the top of the sixth. Russ Canzler and Zelous Wheeler hit back-to-back singles and Canzler scored on a single by Brandon Wood. Scranton rallied in the seventh, as Walter Ibarra drew a walk and Corey Patterson flew a double to center. A single by JR Murphy scored both runners and the RailRiders held on for the 4-3 victory.

Ibarra went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Murphy went 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Lillibridge and Patterson both went 1-3, while Grice and Maruszak went 1-4. Brett Marshall threw six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, a walk and an impressive eight strikeouts. Mike Zagurski and Chase Whitley both pitched scoreless innings in relief, each allowing a hit while Zagurski struck out the side and Whitley struck out two. Jim Miller and Josh Spence combined for the final inning of the game. Miller walked a pair and struck out one, while Spence got the last two outs.

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The Farm Report: 6/20/13 – Pineda makes rehab start in Tampa

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Rochester 5-2:
The Red Wings scored first, as Deibinson Romero scored on a ground out by Jeff Clement in the bottom of the third. Chris Herrmann drew a walk to start the bottom of the fifth and Chris Colabello knocked a homer to left, putting Rochester out in front 3-0. A couple singles in the sixth were followed by a sac fly and a RBI single by Romero to give Rochester a strong 5-0 advantage. The RailRiders finally got on the board with a single by Cody Grice who scored on an Alberto Gonzalez double. A solo homer by Randy Ruiz in the top of the eighth added another run for the RailRiders, but that was all they could manage, falling 5-2.

Walter Ibarra and Dan Fiorito were the only RailRiders to come up empty at the plate, while the rest of the lineup each had one hit. JR Murphy went 1-4 with a double. Ruiz went 1-4 with a homer. David Huff went 4.1 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, three walks and six Ks. Chase Whitley went 2.2 and allowed two runs on five hits and a strikeout. Matt Daley pitched a scoreless final inning, allowing one hit.

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Quick hit: Jagielo will go to Charleston

Per Josh Norris:

Eric Jagielo (on the DL) is placed on the Charleston roster. #yankees

So first round draft pick Eric Jagielo will be starting off in Charleston instead of Staten Island which is where most people thought he’d go. This move places him higher than every other draft pick in his class. Jagielo is currently on the DL with a hamstring injury that he suffered during extended Spring Training. Continue reading Quick hit: Jagielo will go to Charleston