The Farm Report: 8/7/12 – Adam Warren pitches seven hitless innings

Dickerson went 3-5 with a run scored, two stolen bases and two RBIs.  As a team, the Yankees were 1-13 with runners in scoring position, leaving eleven on base.  Adam Warren had an incredible game and held Rochester hitless through seven innings.  He ended the day going eight innings, allowing one run on two hits, two walks and striking out nine.  Cory Wade pitched two hitless innings, walking one and striking out one.  Ryota Igarashi picked up his seven save, pitching a hitless eleventh and striking out two.

Trenton beat Reading 4-3:
The Phillies took an lead as Darin Ruf and Tug Hulett hit back-to-back doubles in the fourth for a 1-0 edge.  Trenton got the run back in the bottom of the inning, as Zoilo Almonte got it started with a single to left.  Luke Murton was hit by a pitch and Adonis Garcia reached on an error by Cody Asche, scoring Almonte.  Reading retook the lead in the fifth on a RBI single by Asche.  …

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The Farm Report: 8/6/12

Trenton and Tampa had the night off.

Charleston is tied 3-3 in the 14th but this was the game up to that point:
The RiverDogs took an early lead as Ali Castillo and Cito Culver hit back-to-back singles.  A ground out by Ben Gamel scored Castillo and Culver scored on a ground out by Robert Refsnyder.  Charleston added another run in the fifth, as Eduardo Sosa lined a single to center.  Culver and Gamel hit back-to-back singles, plating Castillo for a 3-0 lead.  They held the lead until the bottom of the seventh, when Augusta finally got on the board with a two-run homer by Devin Harris.  Jose Flores followed with a triple and scored on a double by Brett Krill, tying the game 3-3.  The game was tied after the ninth and soon the RiverDogs were in another extra inning battle.

At this point, Sosa is 3-5.  Castillo is 2-6 with two runs scored.  Culver is 2-5 with a run scored and a walk.  …

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Post-deadline top 30 prospects

1. Gary Sanchez C (19): He’s topped my rankings since February, and I see no reason to change that now. Is off to a slow start since being promoted to High-A, but that’s to be expected. He raked in Charleston, however, improving his hitting stats across the board and showed improvement behind the plate by all accounts. His bat should continue to progress, and he now seems to have a realistic chance of sticking behind the plate.

2. Mason Williams CF (20): Drew more attention than any other prospect over the offseason, and backed it up with a strong start to the season in his first taste of full season ball, earning a promotion to High-A. His season is over now following surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, so for now we’ll have to hope he’s ready for Spring Training and another strong campaign next year in Tampa.

3. Manny Banuelos LHP (21): Widely considered the Yankees’ best prospect before the season, injuries and erratic performance have turned this into something of a lost season for Banuelos.…

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The Farm Report: 8/5/12

Trenton beat Bowie 5-1:
The game was scoreless through four, but the Thunder finally came through in the fifth.  With two outs, JR Murphy homered to left center.  Walter Ibarra followed with the same and Jose Pirela lined a double to right.  He stole third and scored on a single by David Adams, giving the Thunder a 3-0 lead.  Bowie got one run back in the bottom of the inning.  Ibarra doubled in the ninth and scored on a wild pitch and an error.  Addison Maruszak and Adams hit back-to-back doubles for another run and Trenton took a 5-1 win.

Adams went 3-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Ibarra went 3-4 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and a RBI.  Murphy went 1-4 with a homer.  He struck out three times.  Brett Marshall made the start and gave up one run on four hits, three walks and five Ks.  Ryan Pope pitched a scoreless seventh, giving up one hit and striking out one.…

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The Farm Report: 8/4/12

Trenton lost to Bowie 8-7:
The Thunder had an eight game win streak going into Saturday’s game against the Baysox, but it would not go any longer.  Bowie jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three.  The Thunder finally got on the board in the top of the fourth on back-to-back homers by Zoilo Almonte and Luke Murton.  They put together another rally in the top of the sixth.  Almonte lined a single to right and Murton reached on an error.  A double by Addison Maruszak plated Almonte.  Murton was out at the plate on a fielder’s choice by JR Murphy, but Walter Ibarra followed with a double to right, plating Maruszak.  Jeff Farnham lined a single in left, plating Murphy and Ibarra and giving Trenton a 6-5 lead.  The Baysox tied the game in the bottom of the inning and the Thunder took another lead with a solo homer by Adonis Garcia in the seventh.  Unfortunately, they couldn’t hold onto the lead, as Rhyne Hughes drew a lead off walk in the eighth and Manny Machado hit a homer, which not only gave Bowie the 8-7 win, but completed the cycle for him.…

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