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