The Farm Report: 5/7/13

Have you ever woken up knowing you forgot to do something but not being able to figure it out until it's almost too late? That happened to me this morning when I realized, "Hey, wasn't I supposed to do the minors recap last night?" Oops. I'll blame it on my fever.

Anyway, here you go.

Scranton beat the Indianapolis Indians 3-1: Brett Marshall went six strong innings giving up only one run on four hits, he struck out eight and walked four. The offense had a good night too. From Andrew Kappes' recap:

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre wasted no time in scoring, as they plated one run in the first. Corban Joseph led off the game offensively for the RailRiders with a double to left field. One out later, Zoilo Almonte singled, which extended his hitting streak to 12 games and moved Joseph to third base. After a walk to Dan Johnson loaded the bases, Ronnier Mustelier legged out a fielder's choice which allowed Joseph to score from third.

It was Marshall's second win in a row and Jim Miller picked up his third save of the season after striking out two and sending the Indians down in order to end the game.

Trenton beat the Binghamton Mets 5-1: The Thunder only had two baserunners in the first six innings of the game, but the offense exploded for four runs in the seventh inning to help lead them to victory over the Mets.

Slade Heathcott had a good night, going 2-4 and hitting a two-run single in that big inning. Trenton's pitching was strong last night. Starter Jose Ramirez recovered nicely after surrendering a lead off home run. He lasted four innings and only gave up that one run. Trenton's pitching (Ramirez, Josh Romanski and Danny Burawa) retired 22 of the final 23 batters they faced, only surrendering a one out walk in the 9th inning which turned out to be the Mets' only baserunner after the 2nd inning.

Tampa lost 4-2 to the Fort Myers Miracle: Rob Refsnyder had two out Tampa's six hits and one of their two RBI's. Saxon Butler hit a home run and Cody Grice and Ben Gamel both hit doubles in the losing effort.

Corey Black lost his fourth game of the year. He pitched four innings, gave up two earned runs on three hits, walked two and struck out five batters.

Charleston was rained out.