The Farm Report: 4/23/13 Betances puts up strong start

Due to a pretty massive headache yesterday, I wasn't able to get to the normal game recaps I do, so apologies for that. Here is what you should know about yesterday's action. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Columbus 2-1:

  • The RailRiders only managed three hits in this win. Corban Joseph went 1-4 with a double. Gil Velazquez went 1-3 and Dan Johnson provided the bulk of the offense going 1-1 with a two-run homer.
  • Melky Mesa, David Adams and Addison Maruszak each went 0-3 with two Ks.
  • Dellin Betances was the player of the day, showing everyone why the Yankees continue to give him chances. He threw seven strong innings an allowed just one run on three hits, two walks and striking out seven.
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka made the start for Columbus, striking out eight RailRiders over 6.1 innings.
  • Juan Cedeno and Preston Claiborne each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, with the latter giving up one run and striking out one batter.

Trenton lost to Akron 7-1:

  • Trenton's only hit came from Kyle Roller, who went 1-3 with a double. 
  • Tyler Austin went 0-3, but scored the Thunder's lone run.
  • Slade Heathcott went 0-1 with a RBI and a walk.
  • Matt Tracy continues to struggle. He went 5.1 and gave up five runs on ten hits and two walks. He struck out two.
  • Kelvin Perez (1.2 innings) and Aaron Dott (1 inning) both gave up one run on two hits and a strikeout.

Tampa beat Brevard County 3-2:

  • Dan Fiorito was the only player to get more than one hit, going 2-3 with a run scored. 
  • Ben Gamel went 1-3 with a double and a RBI.
  • Anderson Feliz went 1-3 with two runs scored.
  • Robert Refsnyder and Eduardo Sosa both went 1-3, with Sosa picking up a RBI.
  • Gary Sanchez and Saxon Butler both went 0-4 with one strikeout.
  • Mikey O'Brien threw six innings, striking out eight and allowing one run on two hits and three walks.
  • Fred Lewis pitched two hitless innings, walking one and striking out three.
  • Zach Arnesen gave up one run on two hits and one K in one inning.

Charleston beat West Virginia 4-2:

  • Jake Cave had a nice SAL debut, going 2-5 with a pair of doubles, a run and a RBI. 
  • Cito Culver and Kelvin De Leon both went 2-4. De Leon scored a run.
  • Dante Bichette went 1-3 with a run scored.
  • Claudio Custodio went 3-4 with a RBI and two stolen bases.
  • Errors a major problem for the RiverDogs who committed four, with Greg Bird, Culver, Bichette and Gabe Encinas each picking up an E.
  • Encinas threw six innings, giving up two unearned runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out five.
  • Dietrich Enns allowed one hit and one walk in his two innings of work, striking out three.
  • Charlie Short got the save with a hitless ninth, walking one and striking out the side.