The Farm Report: 8/26/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 2-1:
Corey Patterson put the RailRiders up first, with a solo homer in Scranton’s first at bats of the day. Both teams struggled to get many runners on base, with both sides occasionally managing a walk, a single or even a hit by pitch, but rarely threatening. Cesar Cabral replaced Brett Marshall in the bottom of the eighth and sat down the side in order, but he struggled quickly in the ninth. Jeremy Hazelbaker worked a lead off walk and Jackie Bradley, Jr. lined a double to left. Brock Holt was hit by a pitch, loading the bases with no outs. Jim Miller replaced Cabral on the mound, but Ryan Lavarnway hit a sac fly to tie the game. Mark Hamilton followed by drilling a single to the outfield, scoring Bradley for a Red Sox walk off victory.

The RailRiders only managed three hits on the day. Corey Patterson went 2-4 with a homer and Addison Maruszak went 1-3.…

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The Farm Report: 8/25/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 6-5:
Back-to-back doubles by Adonis Garcia and Dan Johnson gave the RailRiders a 1-0 lead before Pawtucket even picked up their bats. The Red Sox were able to get the run back in the bottom of the inning, however, as Jackie Bradley, Jr. scored on a single by Mark Hamilton. Addison Maruszak rapped a single to center to start the second and Bobby Wilson went yard for the 3-1 advantage. Scranton kept adding to their lead in the third and fourth. Johnson, Ronnier Mustelier and Maruszak all singled to load the bases and a walk by Wilson scored another run. David Adams started the fourth with a walk and Garcia singled him to second. A fly out by Johnson moved Adams to third and he scored when Randy Ruiz grounded out to short, putting the RailRiders up 5-1. Unfortunately, that was when Pawtucket started to rally. A two run homer by Bryce Brentz cut the RailRiders’ lead in half in the fourth and a two-run double by Jonathan Diaz in the fifth tied the game up at 5.…

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The Farm Report: 7/24/13

Yesterday was a busy day for me, so here are the bullet points on how things went down on the farm.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Toledo 4-1:

  • The RailRiders used a big first inning to take care of business. Dan Johnson hit a RBI single to right and Randy Ruiz followed with a three-run homer to give Scranton a 4-0 lead.
  • The Mud Hens scored their first and only run in the top of the fifth on a single by Avisail Garcia.
  • Adonis Garcia, Johnson and Ruiz each went 1-3 with a run scored. Ruiz’s homer was Scranton’s lone extra base hit.
  • Ronnier Mustelier went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Brett Marshall made the start and pitched a very strong eight innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk. He struck out two.
  • Dellin Betances got the save, but walked two batters in his inning of work and did not strike out anyone.

Trenton lost to Altoona 4-2:

  • The Thunder scored first, when Slade Heathcott tripled in Reegie Corona in the bottom of the first.

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