The Farm Report: 5/26/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Durham 7-3:With two outs in the bottom of the first Zoilo Almonte and Ronnier Mustelier hit back-to-back singles, putting runners on the corners. A single by Dan Johnson brought Almonte home for the 1-0 lead. That score held through three innings and the RailRiders put together a nice rally in the fourth. Josh Bell drew a lead off walk and Addison Maruszak grounded a single to right. Bobby Wilson drew a walk, loading the bases and Corban Joseph reached on an error by the Durham pitcher. Bell, Maruszak and Wilson all scored as Chris Archer also made a throwing error, landing Joseph on third. The Bulls got two runs back in the top of the fifth. Craig Albernaz singled and stole second. A single by Rich Thompson scored Durham's first run of the day. He then stole second and scored on a single by Vince Belnome, making the score 4-2. Mustelier started the seventh with a single and scored on a sac fly by Maruszak. Durham got the run back in the top of the eighth, but Thomas Neal grounded a single to left in the bottom of the inning and was followed by a homer from Almonte, giving Scranton a 7-3 win.

Almonte went 2-4 with two runs scored, a homer, a walk and a pair of RBIs. Mustelier went 2-5 with a run scored. Wilson went 1-1 with a run scored and three walks. Maruszak went 1-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Chris Bootcheck threw six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out one. Clay Rapada, Chase Whitley and Sam Demel each pitched one inning of relief. They each picked up one K and did not issue any walks, while Whitley allowed a run on three hits.

Trenton beat Bowie 8-5: After five scoreless innings, Trenton broke through in the top of the sixth. Ramon Flores and Slade Heathcott both reached on errors and Tyler Austin drew a walk to load the bases. JR Murphy then knocked a grand slam to left, giving the Thunder a 4-0 lead. Bowie got on the board in the bottom of the seventh. Luis Martinez and Josh Horton both drew walks and moved over after a sac bunt by Cale Iorg. A passed ball allowed Martinez to score and a single by Ty Kelly made the score 4-2. Bowie rallied again in the bottom of the eighth with Branden Pinder on the mound. Caleb Joseph lined a single to center and Henry Urrutia followed suit, putting runners on the corners. A sac fly by Martinez drew the Baysox within one run of Trenton. Iorg doubled in two more runs, giving Bowie the 5-4 lead. It did not last long, however, as Kyle Roller and Neil Medchill both drew walks to start the ninth. Reegie Corona put down a sac bunt, moving the runners over. Kevin Mahoney was intentionally walked and with two outs, Flores drove out the second grand slam of the game, giving Trenton an 8-5 victory.

Flores went 1-5 with two runs scored and a grand slam. Heathcott went 0-5 with a run scored. Austin went 1-3 with a run scored, a double and a walk. Murphy went 1-4 with a grand slam. Mahoney went 1-2 with a run scored and two walks. Matt Tracy threw 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walk, but striking out eight. Danny Burawa went 1.1 and gave up two runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out one. Pinder allowed three runs on four hits. Jeremy Bleich threw a hitless inning, walking one.

Tampa beat Dunedin 3-2 (13 innings): The Blue Jays drew first blood, as Marcus Knecht started the second with a single and Mike Crouse followed with a ground-rule double. A ground out by Chris Schaeffer brought Knecht across the plate. Carmen Angelini tied the game up with a solo shot in the bottom of the inning. Both teams scattered ten hits during the game, but were rarely able to threaten. Tampa had a chance in the bottom of the fourth, when Robert Refsnyder walked and Gary Sanchez singled, putting runners on the corners with one out. Unfortunately, Ben Gamel and Angelini both struck out. The Yankees had another chance in the seventh, when Gamel and Angelini both hit back-to-back singles, but once again they came up empty. The game headed into extras and Dunedin finally broke through again in the top of the eleventh. An arror by Angelini allowed Knecht to reach. Crouse singled to center and a single by Schaeffer pushed Knecht across the plate for a 2-1 Blue Jays lead. Tampa quickly got the run back, however, as Angelo Gumbs singled. A force out at second put Refsnyder on first, scoring on a double by Sanchez and tying the game once again. With two outs in the bottom of the thirteenth, Cody Grice grounded a single to second. He stole second and Angelini lined a RBI single to right for the walk-off 3-2 win.

Mason Williams went 0-6.  Gumbs went 2-6. Refsnyder went 0-4 with a run scored, two stolen bases and two walks. Sanchez went 2-5 with a double and a RBI. Angelini went 3-6 with a run scored, a homer and two RBIs. Sean Black allowed one run on six hits and four Ks in seven innings. Rigoberto Arrebato threw 1.1 and allowed one hit and one walk. Charlie Short threw 1.2 hitless innings, walking three and striking out one. Zach Arneson went two innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits and a K. Manny Barreda allowed one hit and a strikeout in one inning.

Charleston beat Greenville 5-4: Tim Roberson drew a lead off walk. Kevin Mager followed with a double to left and Keaton Briscoe singled in Roberson for the early lead. The RiverDogs got the run back in the bottom of the inning, as Peter O'Brien and Taylor Dugas drew walks. Kelvin De Leon lined a RBI single to center and the game was tied. Charleston took the lead in the bottom of the third, when Gregory Bird doubled in Jake Cave for the 2-1 advantage. Jordan Weems hit a two-run single in the top of the fourth, putting Greenville in front 3-2, but once again the RiverDogs struck back immediately. O'Brien drew a walk and Dugas reached on an error. De Leon grounded out, plating O'Brien and a double by Rosario brought Dugas across the plate for a 4-3 lead. Charleston got some breathing room in the seventh. Claudio Custodio doubled with two outs and moved to second on a wild pitch. Dante Bichette singled him in for the 5-3 lead. Greenville tried to come back again in the top of the ninth, plating one run, but the RiverDogs held on for the 5-4 win and the Yankees affiliates swept the day.

Cave was the only starter to not pick up a hit, going 0-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. The rest of the lineup each had one hit. O'Brien went 1-2 with two runs scored and two walks. Bird went 1-3 with a double, a RBI and an error. Rosario went 1-2 with a double, a RBI and two walks. Bichette went 1-4 with a RBI. Rafael De Paula went four innings and gave up three runs on five hits, three walks and six Ks. Dietrich Enns threw three innings of hitless baseball, picking up five Ks. Ben Paullus finished the day with two innings of work. He allowed one unearned run on two hits, a walk and three Ks.