The Farm Report: 6/23/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Norfolk 4-3:The RailRiders got the scoring started int he second, as newly acquired Brent Lillibridge drove a double to left. Cody Grice tripled him in and scored on a single by Addison Maruszak for the 2-0 lead. It was short-lived, however, as the Tides knotted up the game with a two-run homer by Jason Pridie. Norfolk took the lead in the top of the sixth. Russ Canzler and Zelous Wheeler hit back-to-back singles and Canzler scored on a single by Brandon Wood. Scranton rallied in the seventh, as Walter Ibarra drew a walk and Corey Patterson flew a double to center. A single by JR Murphy scored both runners and the RailRiders held on for the 4-3 victory.

Ibarra went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Murphy went 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Lillibridge and Patterson both went 1-3, while Grice and Maruszak went 1-4. Brett Marshall threw six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, a walk and an impressive eight strikeouts. Mike Zagurski and Chase Whitley both pitched scoreless innings in relief, each allowing a hit while Zagurski struck out the side and Whitley struck out two. Jim Miller and Josh Spence combined for the final inning of the game. Miller walked a pair and struck out one, while Spence got the last two outs.

Trenton got blanked 11-0 by Portland: No need to get into much detail about this debacle. Portland scored a run in the first and in the second, before pouring it on late in the game. They scored eleven runs on seventeen hits, while the Thunder helped them out with three errors. Jose Pirela went 2-2 with a double and a pair of walks. Andrew Clark went 2-4, while Ramon Flores and Jeff Farnham both went 1-3 to round out the Trenton offense. Sean Black lasted four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits, two walks and four Ks. Jeremy Bleich gave up three runs (two earned) over 2.1 innings. He allowed five hits and two walks, striking out one. Aaron Dott got roughed up for five runs on three hits and two walks in 1.1 innings of work, while Fred Lewis allowed one in his 1.1 innings. He gave up four hits and struck out three.

Tampa lost to Clearwater 1-0: Yeral Sanchez hit a one out double in the second, for the first hit of the day, but Peter O'Brien grounded out and Saxon Butler popped out to end the inning. Clearwater had their first chance to score in the third, when Harold Martinez and Logan Moore hit consecutive singles. Both teams got a few base runners through the game, but after eight innings, neither team had scored. In the bottom of the ninth, Carlos Alonso drew a walk and moved to second on a bunt. He moved to third on a ground out to the pitcher and scored the walk-off run on a sac fly by Peter Lavin, handing the Yankees a 1-0 loss.

Butler and Jose Toussen both went 1-3, while Robert Refsnyder and Sanchez both went 1-4 with a double apiece. Ben Gamel drew the Yankees lone walk. Rafael De Paula made the start, throwing five solid innings. He scattered three hits and a walk, striking out six. Manny Barreda allowed two hits and struck out two in two innings, while Taylor Garrison took the loss, giving up one run on one hit, two walks and a strike out over 1.2 innings.

Charleston beat Rome 5-4 (12 innings): After four scoreless innings, the RiverDogs finally broke through. Cito Culver lined a single to left and Dante Bichette drew a two-out walk. They pulled off a double steal and Angelo Gumbs doubled them both in for the 2-0 lead. The Braves finally scored in the bottom of the eighth when Joey Meneses doubled and scored on a triple by Felix Marte. With two outs in the top of the ninth, the RiverDogs got another run. Gregory Bird singled and scored on a double by Bichette. Unfortunately, Rome tied the game in the bottom of the ninth and the game went into extra innings. After two scoreless innings, Charleston struck in the top of the twelfth. Danny Oh drew a walk and scored the go-ahead run on a Reymond Nunez double. An error allowed Nunez to score and Charleston had a much needed insurance  run. Jose Peraza tripled in the bottom of the inning, scoring on a sac fly, but Charleston held on for the win.

Cito Culver went 2-5 with a run scored and three stolen bases. Gumbs went 2-6 with a double and two RBIs. The rest of the lineup each had one hit, with Bichette going 1-2 with a run scored, a double, a RBI and four walks. Jake Cave and Bichette each had a stolen base as well. Dan Camarena made the start, allowing just one hit and striking out two in his five innings. Zach Arneson and Derek Varnadore both gave up one hit in their inning of work, striking out three and two respectively. Phil Wetherell gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits, a walk and a strikeout in one inning. James Pazos struck out three over his two innings, walking one and giving up a hit. Adam Smith finished the game with a run on one hit and two Ks in his inning of work.

Staten Island lost to Aberdeen 10-4: Staten Island took the lead in the first as Kale Sumner singled in John Murphy. Aberdeen tied the game in the second, but Staten Island put together a nice rally in the third. Brandon Thomas was hit by a pitch and Yeicok Calderon drew a walk. Sumner doubled them both in and he scored on a double by Trent Garrison for the 4-1 advantage. Two more runs by Aberdeen in the fourth cut the Staten Island lead to one, but the held on to the lead through seven. Everything fell apart in eighth, however, as Aberdeen managed to bat through their order and score six runs. They added one more in the ninth, but the Yankees couldn't put together a final rally, taking the 10-4 loss.

Derek Toadvine went 2-5. Sumner went 2-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs. Thomas went 1-3 with a run scored, a walk and two Ks. Philip Walby gave up one run on three hits, a walk and a K in two innings. Caleb Smith gave up two runs on two hits in two innings. Kelvin Castro held Aberdeen scoreless over 1.1 innings, allowing three hits and two walks. He struck out three. Sam Agnew-Wieland allowed four runs (two earned) on one hit and two walks over two innings. Andury Acevedo gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks in 0.2 innings of work. Dillon McNamera pitched a perfect ninth, striking out one.