The Farm Report: 7/20/2012

Trenton lost to Reading 8-3:

Brett Marshall was fantastic for seven innings and Mark Montgomery struck out two in a perfect ninth, but unfortunately Graham Stoneburner squeezed a disastrous eighth inning between those two gentlemen and the Thunder offense was unable to keep up with Reading’s onslaught as the Thunder fell to the Phillies in Trenton. Marshall gave up two runs in the top of the first by walking the lead off batter and then giving up a home run, but settled down from there and ended the night holding the Phillies to just those two runs through seven innings on five hits and the one walk with seven strikeouts. Unfortunately the Reading pitchers matched him through the first seven innings, and then Stoneburner allowed the Phillies to plate six runs on five hits, including a home run and a double, and one intentional walk in the eighth. The Thunder started the bottom of the inning with three straight walks followed by back to back singles and managed to plate three runs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the hole Stoneburner put them in.…

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The Farm Report: 7/19/12

Trenton beat Reading 1-0:
The Thunder and the Phillies played five innings of scoreless baseball before Trenton finally broke through.  A solo homer by Neil Medchill gave the Thunder the only run they would need  with one out in the sixth.   They had a chancee to score more, as Jose Pirela walked and Addison Maruszak singled, but David Adams ended the threat by hittting into an inning ending double play.  Maruszak was the only Thunder player to get more than one hit, going 2-44.  Pirela, Adams and Medchill each had one hit, with Medchill’s homer being the difference maker.  Shaeffer Hall went seven innings and held the Phillies scoreless.  He gave up seven hits and one walk, striking out five.

Tampa lost to Bradenton 4-3:
Mason Williams started the game with a double to right.  Adonis Garcia singled him in and the Yankees had an early 1-0 lead.  Bradenton responded with two runs in the bottom of the first.  With two outs in the fifth, Williams singled to center and stole second.  …

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The Farm Report: 7/18/12

Trenton beat Binghamton 7-1:
Jose Pirela started the game with a single to left.  Addison Maruszak singled, putting runners on the corners and Pirela scored on a double play ball hit by David Adams.  Kevin Mahoney walked in the second and scored on a double by Jose Gil.  The Mets got their first run of the day in the bottom of the second, but the Thunder held their 2-1 lead.  Trenton got some insurance in the seventh.  Melky Mesa and Luke Murton hit back-to-back doubles and Mahoney drew a walk.  Another double by Gil plated Murton and Mahoney scored on a single by Neil Medchill for a 5-1 lead.  Mahoney hit a two-run single in the eighth and the Thunder won 7-1.

Gil went 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Mesa went 1-3 with two runs scored and a double.  Mahoney went 1-2 with two runs scored, a RBI and two walks.  Vidal Nuno went six innings and allowed just one run on six hits, two walks and five Ks.  …

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The Farm Report: 7/17/12

Trenton beat Binghamton 5-4:
The Mets drew first blood, as doubles by Juan Centeno and Resse Havens in the third plated the first run of the day.  Trenton finally got on the board in the sixth.  Addison Maruszack, David Adams and Zoilo Almonte hit consecutively singles, bring Maruszak home for a Thunder run and a tie game.  Trenton took the lead in the seventh, as JR Murphy knocked a homer to left.  Yadil Mujica hit a ground-rule double and Jose Pirela doubled him in for a 3-1 lead.  The Mets were not going away easily, however.  They answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning, retaking the lead.  Luke Murton homered with two outs in the eighth, once again knotting up the score.  Rob Segedin started the ninth with a double but was out at third on a fielder’s choice hit by Mujica.  Pirela singled, putting runners on the corners and Mujica scored on a balk, giving the Thunder  5-4 victory.…

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The Farm Report: 7/16/12

Trenton beat Binghamton 6-5:
Jose Pirela started the game with a triple to center, scoring on an error on a pickoff attempt.  Binghamton took a 3-1 lead in the third, after a homer from Reese Havens.  The Thunder tied the game in the fourth, as Addison Maruszak lead off with a solo homer and Zoilo Almonte followed with the same.  The Mets got both runs back in the fourth and fifth, for a 5-3 lead.  It was Melky Mesa’s turn to go deep in the sixth, putting the Thunder down by one.  Almonte singled to start the eighth and Mesa followed with a double.  Luke Murton loaded the bases with a walk and JR Murphy hit a sac fly to tie the game.  A single from Rob Segedin put Trenton in front and they took the 6-5 win.

Mesa went 3-5 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and a RBI.  Murphy was 2-3 with a RBI.  Pirela went 2-3 with a run scored and a triple.  …

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