The Farm Report: 8/25/12

Trenton lost to Akron 4-3:
Akron took the lead with a solo homer from Chun-Hsiu Chen in the second. Trenton jumped in front in the fourth. JR Murphy drew a walk and David Adams followed with a homer to left. The lead was short-lived, however, as Akron responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Adams hit a ground-rule double in the top of the sixth, scoring on a single by Addison Maruszak and tying the game 3-3. The Aeros wasted little time in retaking the lead for good, as Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Rohlinger both drew walks. Aguilar scored on a double by Michel Hernandez and Akron beat Trenton 4-3.

Adonis Garcia went 2-5 with a double. Adams went 2-4 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Maruszak went 2-4 with a RBI. Shaeffer Hall went six and gave up four runs on five hits and four walks. Francisco Rondon threw two innings and gave up three hits, striking out two.…

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The Farm Report 8/24/12

Trenton beat Akron 6-1:
The Thunder got on the board in the top of the second as Luke Murton doubled and scored on a double play ball by Kevin Mahoney. JR Murphy and David Adams hit back-to-back doubles in the fourth, giving them a 2-0 edge, while Mikey O’Brien continued to stump the Akron bats . Adams and Zoilo Almonte both drew walks in the sixth, scoring on a triple by Murton. Mahoney started the seventh with a walk and Rob Segedin lined a double to center. Jose Gil knocked a sac fly to left, plating Mahoney. Murphy singled to left, scoring Segedin for a 6-0 lead. Jesus Aguilar homered in the bottom of the ninth, but that was the only run Akron could manage, as the Thunder went on to win 6-1.

Murton went 3-4 with a run scored, a double, a triple and two RBIs. Adams went 2-4 with a run scored, a double, a walk and a RBI.…

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The Farm Report: 8/23/12 – Betances placed on DL, Refsnyder has huge night

Trenton beat Akron 3-0:
The Thunder got on the board in the second, as Zoilo Almonte lead off with a double and Luke Murton followed with a walk. Addison Maruszak lined a single to right, plating Almonte. Kevin Mahoney hit into a double play, allowing Murton to score for the 2-0 lead. Trenton got an insurance run in the eighth, as Almonte hit a two-out single. Murton lined a single to center and Almonte scored on a wild pitch, giving the Thunder a 3-0 victory.

Almonte went 3-4 with two runs scored and a double. JR Murphy went 2-4. Murton went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk. Maruszak went 1-4 with a RBI. Vidal Nuno went six and allowed just four hits and a walk, striking out three. Mark Montgomery pitched two hitless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Tampa lost to Dunedin 9-5:
The Blue Jays scored first, with one run in the first. Tampa came back with a big bottom of the inning.…

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The Farm Report: 8/22/12

Trenton lost to Altoona 14-2:
The Curve completed the sweep of the Thunder in a big way today, as Gerrit Cole took the mound for Altoona. Trenton took an early lead as Adonis Garcia doubled and David Adams singled him in. Addison Maruszak singled in Adams for the 2-0 first inning lead. Altoona found their bats in the top of the fourth, however. Andrew Lambo drew a lead off walk and Matt Curry followed with a single. Both runners moved over on a sac bunt and Dellin Betances loaded the bases by hitting Charles Cutler with a pitch. A single by Quincy Latimore plated Altoona’s first run of the day. Another walk tied the game and Cutler gave the Curve a lead when Drew Maggi was hit by a pitch. A single by Ramon Cabrera was deflected by Betances, as Altoona brought in two more runs for a 5-2 lead. Cutler hit a two run double in the fifth and Latimore followed with a two-run homer for the 9-2 edge.…

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The Farm Report: 8/21/12

Trenton lost to Altoona 5-0:
The Curve scored the first run of the day on a single by Matt Curry in the first. JR Murphy doubled in the bottom of the inning, but Zoilo Almonte hit into a double play to end the inning. Curry came through for Altoona again in the third, hitting a two-run double for a 3-0 lead. Almonte and Luke Murton hit back-to-back singles in the fourth, but once again came up short. Walter Ibarra singled in the sixth, Adonis Garcia drew a walk and Almonte walked to load the bases, but Murton hit into a double play, once again leaving the Thunder empty handed. In the end, Trenton lost 5-0 to the Curve.

Trenton managed just five hits.  Murphy went 1-4 with a double. Almonte went 1-2 with a pair of walks. Ibarra went 1-2 with a walk. Brett Marshall went six and gave up four runs on nine hits, no walks and seven Ks. Francisco Rondon went 2.2 and allowed one run on two hits, a walks and five Ks.…

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The Farm Report: 8/20/12

Trenton lost to Altoona 6-2:
After four scoreless innings, the Thunder drew first blood in the bottom of the fifth, as Addison Maruszak hit a solo homer to left. Altoona got the run back in the top of the sixth, but Trenton retook the lead in the bottom of the inning. Jeff Farnham singled and moved to second on a sac bunt by Walter Ibarra. Adonis Garcia doubled him in for the 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, the Curve had a big eighth inning, plating five runs with two outs. That would prove to be more than enough, as the Thunder was unable to put up much fight in the last two innings, losing 6-2.

Garcia went 2-4 with a double, a stolen base and a RBI. Maruszak and Farnham both went 1-3 with a run scored, with Maruszak tagging a homer. David Adams had the Thunder’s only other hit. Shaeffer Hall pitched a strong game, going 6.2 and giving up one run on five hits, a walk and six Ks.…

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The Farm Report: 8/19/12

Trenton came from behind to beat Bowie 4-3:
Bowie wasted little time gtting the lead, as Jonathan Schoop drew a walk and Ty Kelly followed with a single. Robbie Widlansky singled in Schoop and Buck Britton lined a double to center, plating Kelly and putting the Baysox ahead 2-0. Zealous Wheeler hit a solo homer in the second for the 3-0 advantage, but the Thunder started their comeback in the fourth. David Adams drew a free pass, but was out on a grounder by Zoilo Almonte. Luke Murton lined a single to center and Addison Maruszak doubled Almonte and Murton home, bringing Trenton within a run of Bowie. The Baysox held their lead through seven, but the Thunder struck again in the bottom of the eighth. Shane Brown singled and Adams was hit by a pitch. Almonte lined a double to right, tying the game. Murton was intentionally walked, loading the bases and Adams scored on a passed ball for a 4-3 victory.…

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The Farm Report: 8/18/12

Trenton lost to Bowie 3-2:
The Baysox struck first with a run in the third on a RBI single by Ty Kelly. Robbie Widlansky lined a single to right in the fourth, as Buck Britton followed with a double. A ground out plated Widlansky, giving Bowie a 2-0 lead.  Meanwhile, Trenton struggled to get a hit against Jacob Pettit.  The Thunder finally broke through in the eighth, as Addison Maruszak homered to center. Bowie got the run back with a homer by Ronnie Welty in the ninth. Adonis Garcia and David Adams both drew walks, and Garcia scored on a single by Luke Murton, however, it was not enough as they lost 3-2.

Trenton only had two hits, with Luke Murton going 1-3 with a RBI and Maruszak going 1-3 with a homer. Vidal Nuno went six and gave up two runs on seven hits, a walk and four Ks. Graham Stoneburner pitched two strong innings, walking one, giving up a hit and picking up a K.…

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