The Farm Report: 7/26/12

Trenton’s game was suspended with Harrisburg leading 3-1 in the second.

Tampa beat Palm Beach 6-4:
Ramon Flores tripled to center in the bottom of the first.  He scored on a ground out and Slade Heathcott singled.  He moved to second on an error.  Tyler Austin singled, putting runners on the corners.  Heathcott scored on a ground out by Gary Sanchez, giving Tampa a 2-0 lead.  Jose Mojica singled and Flores followed with a double.  A single by Adonis Garcia scored Mojica and Heathcott singled in Flores.  A ground ball to third scored Garcia and the Yankees were up 5-0.  A RBI single by Heathcott in the fourth gave the Yankees a healthy 6-0 lead, but Palm Beach started to work their way back into the game.  They scored two runs in the fourth and two in the seventh, but Tampa held on for the 6-4 victory.

Flores went 3-5 with three runs scored, a double and a triple.  Heathcott went 3-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.  …

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Turley dominates in Tampa, and Austin returns to action for GCL Yanks

Trenton lost to Portland 7-4 in 11 innings:

It was a seesaw game in Portland tonight early, but the Thunder found themselves on the wrong end of some extra inning heroics tonight. Trenton got on the board first after Jose Pirela led off the game with a double, but Portland responded by taking the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first. Trenton tied the game in the third after Pirela tripled in his second at bat, and then took the lead in the fourth on a two run home run from Neil Medchill. Again, however, the lead was fleeting as Reading scored a run of their own in the bottom of the fourth. The Yankees took the lead again in the sixth thanks to a lead off homer by David Adams, but again, Portland tied the game in the bottom of the same inning, this time at four runs apiece. That’s exactly where the game stayed until the bottom of the 11th, though Trenton twice had two runners in scoring position with two outs, first in the sixth inning and then again in the top of the eighth, and had the go ahead run on third base with no one out in the 11th.…

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Betances rocked in day of comebacks

Trenton came way back to beat Reading 13-12 in 12 innings:

They played a wild one in Trenton today, as the Thunder got themselves into a deep hole early but ultimately came back, twice, to win in walk off fashion after 12 innings. The Thunder trailed 9-0 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, with they finally got on the board with a five run frame, with the biggest blow being a three run homer from Zoilo Almonte, his 11th of the season. The Thunder were unable to keep the Phillies in check, however, as Reading added two runs to their ledger in the top of the sixth, with Trenton getting just one of those back in the bottom of the inning thanks to doubles by J.R. Murphy, his first at Double-A, and Jose Pirela. The scoring then ground to a halt, and Trenton entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 11-6. To make matter worse, the first two batters of the inning recorded outs, but the Thunder had the mother of all two out rallies in their bones on this day.…

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