The Farm Report: 8/27/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Pawtucket 2-1:Pawtucket drew first blood with a solo shot by Jeremy Hazelbaker in the third, but the RailRiders tied the game up when Corey Patterson drew a walk and JR Murphy singled. The runners moved over on a passed ball and Patterson scored on a ground out by Ronnier Mustelier. David Adams started the seventh with a single and scored when Neil Medchill grounded a hit to center, giving them the 2-1 win.

Murphy went 2-3 with a walk. Adonis Garcia went 2-4, as did Medhill, who had a RBI. Adams went 1-4 with a run scored. Graham Stoneburner got the start, throwing six very strong innings. He allowed just two hits and a walk, giving up one run and striking out three. Dellin Betances closed out the game with three solid innings. He allowed one hit and one walk, striking out four.

Trenton beat New Britain 5-1: The Rock Cats took the lead on a single by Jordan Parraz in the top of the second, but that would be their only run of the day. Carmen Angelini singled and scored on a single by Reegie Corona in the fifth, tying the game at 1-1. The Thunder took the lead in the seventh, plating a pair of runs on a homer by Yeral Sanchez. Trenton then got some insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, as Angelini doubled in Jose Pirela and Gary Sanchez for the 5-1 victory.

Angelini had a great day at the plate, going 3-4 with two runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs. Pirela went 2-3 with a double and a run scored, while both Sanchezes and Corona went 1-3. Yeral had a homer and two RBIs. Nik Turley threw a nice game, going 7.1 innings and allowing just one unearned run on four hits and four walks. He struck out seven. Zach Nuding allowed one hit and a walk in his 1.2 innings, picking up a K.

Tampa lost to Clearwater 3-2: The Threshers scored first, as Carlos Alonso scored on a force out hit by Aaron Altherr in the bottom of the first.  The game stayed 1-0 until the sixth, when the Yankees finally broke through. Cito Culver drew a walk and Taylor Dugas singled. A single by Robert Refsnyder scored Culver and the game was tied.  Tampa took the lead in the top of the ninth, as Dugas drew a walk, Peter O'Brien was intentionally walked and Cody Grice took a free pass, loading the bases. Jose Toussen watched four balls go by him and Dugas trotted home for the 2-1 lead. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the bottom of the inning was more of the same as Zach Woods walked the bases loaded and pushed the tying run across the plate with another base on balls. A sac fly from Harold Martinez gave Clearwater the 3-2 win.

Clearwater managed three runs on only one hit, while the Yankees got two runs on their four hits. Culver, Dugas and Toussen all went 1-3, while Refsndyer went 1-4. They drew seven walks as a team. Joel De La Cruz gave up one run on one hit and a walk. He struck out six in 4.2 innings. Eric Ruth did not allow a hit and walked just one in his 2.1 innings, striking out three. Woods gave up two runs on five walks and no hits in 1.2 innings.

Charleston beat Greenville 8-1: The RiverDogs started the day with a big first inning. Jose Rosario drew a walk and Greg Bird followed with a two-run homer. Ericson Leonora took a walk and Dante Bichette lined a single to right. Reymond Nunez then drove a homer to center and the RiverDogs had a 5-0 lead. Greenville got one run in the bottom of the inning, but that was it for their offense. Nunez hit another homer in the third, this time a solo shot. In the fourth, the RiverDogs loaded the bases on a pair of singles and an error. a fielder's choice allowed one run to score and Bichette grounded a single to third, allowing Danny Oh to score for the 8-1 lead that would hold through the rest of the game.

Oh went 3-4 with a run scored. Bichette was 2-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Nunez was 2-5 with a pair of homers and four RBIs. Rosario, Leonora, Fu-Lin Kuo and Ty Afenir all went 1-4, while Bird went 1-5 with a homer and three RBIs. Eric Wooten took the start and allowed one unearned run in six innings. He allowed four hits, but did not walk anyone and racked up nine strikeouts. Tyler Webb allowed a pair of hits in his two innings, striking out four. James Pazos closed out the game, striking out one and allowing one hit.

Staten Island beat Vermont 4-3: After a scoreless first inning, the Yankees took the lead in the bottom of the second. Mike Ford, Brandon Thomas and Bubba Jones all drew walks and another walk to Hector Crespo scored the first run of the game. Daniel Lopez also took a walk, forcing another run across the plate and the Yankees had a 2-0 advantage.Thomas doubled in the third and scored on a single by Jones. Staten Island struck again in the fourth when Michael O'Neill hit a ground-rule double that plated Lopez, giving the Yankees a 4-0 lead. Vermont cut the lead in half with a pair of runs in the seventh. They threatened to complete the comeback in the ninth, as Josh Miller hit a one out double and scored on a sac fly. Xavier Macklin grounded out to short, however, giving the Yankees the 4-3 win.

Thomas went 2-3 with two runs scored, a double and a walk. Lopez went 1-2 with a run scored, a RBI and a pair of walks. O'Neill went 1-5 with a double and a RBI. Jones went 1-3 with a RBI and a walk. Andrew Benak made the start, scattering four hits over five innings and striking out eight batters. Sam Agnew-Wieland allowed two unearned runs on one hit and four Ks in his three innings of work. Nick Rumbelow allowed one unearned run on one hit in his inning on the mound.