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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The Farm Report- 7/21/2012: Campos done for the season

Empire State beat Gwinnett 13-8:

The runs came in bunches for both teams, with the Yankees getting things started with an eight run first inning. Corban Joseph hit his fifteenth double to open the scoring, but the big blow was a grand slam from Cole Garner. Chris Dickerson and Kevin Russo would both triple in the inning as well. Gwinnett roared back to draw within two runs thanks to a six run fifth, but the Yankees answered right back with three in the sixth with Joseph and Brandon Laird both providing RBI singles. Laird would also homer in the eighth to provide the final run of the night for the Yankees. Laird had a big game, going 3-4 with the home run and four RBI in total. Garner also added four RBI via the grand slam, finishing the night 2-4 with a walk. Joseph and Ramiro Pena went 2-5, and Russo finished 4-6. Ramon Ortiz worked five innings and was charged with six runs, though only one of them was earned, and Cory Wade allowed the other two runs on two hits and a walk in two innings of work.…

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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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