The Farm Report: 8/13/12

Trenton lost to Reading 8-4:
The Thunder’s losing streak grew to six games, as Reading scored early and often. The Phillies got on the board with a sac fly from Miguel Abreu in the second. Jake Fox hit a two-run homer in the third, giving Reading a 3-0 lead and they added another run in the fourth. Trenton finally scored in the top of the fifth. Adonis Garcia singled and Jose Gil lined a double to left. A sac fly from Abraham Almonte brought Garcia home. David Adams doubled in Gil and Trenton had cut the Phillies’ lead in half. Reading got one run back in the bottom of the inning and Trenton tried to rally again in the sixth. Addison Maruszak singled and scored on a double by Garcia. Garcia moved to third on an error and scored on a wild pitch, making the score 5-4. Unfortunately, the Phillies plated three more runs and took an 8-4 win.

Garcia went 2-3 with two runs scored, a double, a RBI and a walk.…

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The Farm Report: 8/12/12

Empire State beat Syracuse 1-0 in Game 2:
Corban Joseph homered in the top of the third, which proved to be all the Yankees needed as they held on for the 1-0 victory.  Both teams scattered five hits over seven innings, with Chris Dickerson, Joseph, Mustelier, Kevin Russo and Ramiro Pena picking up hits for Empire State. Joseph’s was the only extra base hit. Pena and Joseph each drew a walk. Chase Whitley threw four scoreless innings, allowing two hits, a walk and striking out four. Manny Delcarmen pitch two innings, giving up two hits and striking out three.

Trenton lost to Altoona 8-3:
The Curve wasted little time getting the lead, scoring two runs in the first.  Charles Cutler singled in Jarek Cunningham in the second for the 3-0 lead. David Adams singled to start the fourth, scoring on a double by Zoilo Almonte and putting the Thunder on the board. Altoona rallied in the fifth, plating five runs and taking a commanding 8-1 lead.…

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The Farm Report: 8/10/12


Trenton lost to Altoona 6-1:
The game was scoreless through three, but Altoona struck in the fourth. Oscar Tejeda and Jarek Cunningham both hit two-run homers, giving the Curve a 4-0 lead. They added runs in the sixth and seventh, with a 6-0 edge and the Thunder finally tried to rally in the ninth.  Rob Segedin drew a walk and scored on a double by Walter Ibarra.  Unfortunately, that was all the Thunder had in them, as they fell 6-1.

Segedin went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk.  Ibarra went 2-4 with a double and a RBI.  David Adams and Adonis Garcia each had one hit.  Shaeffer Hall had a rough outing, going 5.1 innings and giving up five runs (four earned) on ten hits, no walks and five Ks.  Josh Romanski went 1.2 and kept the Curve hitless, striking out two.

Tampa lost to Brevard County 8-6:
The Manatees jumped out to a quick lead, scoring three in an error and walk filled first and two in the second.  …

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The Farm Report: 8/9/12

Tampa stomped Clearwater 12-0:
The Yankees put together a small rally in the fourth as Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer and Zach Wilson tripled in Gary Sanchez for a 3-0 lead.  They put the game well out of reach for the Threshers with a huge eighth inning.  Kyle Roller hit two triples in the eighth, while Sanchez had a RBI single and a two-run homer.  Slade Heathcott had a two-run double and the Yankees had a total of eight hits in that inning, plating nine runs and taking a 12-0 win.  Heathcott went 3-4 with two runs scored, a double, a walk, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Sanchez went 3-5 with three runs scored, a homer and three RBIs. Wilson went 3-5 with a run scored, a double and a triple, falling a homer short of the cycle.  Zachary Nuding threw seven strong innings, scattering three hits and a walk, while striking out four.  Tom Kahnle allowed two walks over two innings, striking out a pair.…

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Baseball America lists best tools in the Minors

The rest of the Yankees prospects that made the list are now in Tampa, but the surveys were done prior to their promotions so they are on the SAL list.  Tyler Austin was tagged as the Best Hitting Prospect, adding yet another accolade to his breakout 2012 season.  Austin hit .320/.405/.598 in 70 games with the RiverDogs.  his numbers have dipped a little in Tampa, but no more than you would expect.  Baseball America’s Best Power Prospect went to Gary Sanchez, who had 13 homers and 19 doubles in 68 games in Charleston this season.  He has hit a couple longballs in Tampa and – after a slow start – seems to be finding his swing now in High-A ball.   Mason Williams was labeled the Best Defensive OF in the SAL.  Williams is a strong overall player and has become a favorite for us at IIATMS, though his season was cut short after he injured his non-throwing shoulder diving for a ball.…

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The Farm Report: 8/8/12

Trenton lost to Reading 7-2
The Thunder scored first, as Zoilo Almonte hit his seventeenth homer of the season to start the second.  The Phillies tied the game in the fourth on a RBI single by Brandon Tripp.  In the sixth inning, Reading plated two runs for a 3-1 lead.  Abraham Almonte lined a single to center to start the bottom of the inning, moving to second on a sac bunt by Jose Pirela.  Zoilo reached on a fielding error, that let Abraham score.  Reading put together another solid rally in the eighth, plating three more runs and putting the Thunder in a big hole.  In the end, the Phillies beat Trenton 7-2.

Abraham went 2-4 with a run scored.  Zoilo went 1-4 with a homer.  David Adams, Adonis Garcia and Jose Gil each had a hit for the Thunder. Vidal Nuno went six and gave up three runs on six hits, a walk and eight Ks.  Graham Stoneburner went two innings and, while he had a good first inning of work, his second was tough.  …

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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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