The Farm Report: 8/28/13 - Lots of wins and LOTS of extra innings!

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Lehigh Valley 5-4 (12 innings):

  • The IronPigs scored in the top of the first, but the RailRiders answered with a run of their own when Adonis Garcia singled in JR Murphy.
  • Scranton took their first lead in the third, when Murphy lead off with a homer. Ronnier Mustelier followed with a double and scored on a single by Garcia.
  • Lehigh Valley tied the game with two runs in the top of the fifth, but the RailRiders regained the lead in the bottom when Murphy lined a double to left and scored on a grounder by Randy Ruiz.
  • Once again, the Iron Pigs tied the game and soon they were headed to extras with a 4-4 score.
  • Murphy started the bottom of the twelfth with a double to left, moving to third on a wild pitch and scoring on a passed ball, giving Scranton the 5-4 walk-off win.
  • Murphy went 3-6 with four runs scored, two doubles, a homer and a RBI. Mustelier also went 3-6, scoring once and hitting two doubles. Garcia and Jose Gil both went 2-5, while David Adams and Addison Maruszak both went 1-5. Alberto Gonzalez went 1-4.
  • Caleb Cotham threw five innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk. He struck out two. David Herndon went two innings and gave up a run on five hits and a strike out. Yoshinori Tateyama pitched a strong three innings, striking out a pair and allowing one hit. Matt Daley finished out the game with two hitless innings and four Ks.

Trenton beat New Britain 9-8 (12 innings):

  • The Thunder jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a homer by Kyle Roller in the bottom of the first. New Britain got on the board with two runs in the fourth, but Trenton got those runs back in the fifth. Ramon Flores knocked a triple to right, scoring Ben Gamel and Mason Williams and putting the Thunder ahead 5-2.
  • New Britain got a run in the top of the sixth and two in the eighth, tying the score and sending it into extras, which proved to be more exciting than the first nine innings.
  • The Rock Cats took control in the top of the eleventh, as Nate Hanson and Daniel Ortiz singled. A double by Reynaldo Rodriguez scored Hanson and Ortiz scored on a ground out.
  • With two outs in the bottom of the inning, Gary Sanchez and Roller hit back-to-back singles. Roller was replaced by Casey Stevenson and Carmen Angelini singled in Sanchez. A single by Gamel drove in Stevenson and the game was tied yet again.
  • New Britain wasn't done, scoring a run in the top of the twelfth and once again Trenton began the inning with two outs. A single by Flores was followed by one by Jose Pirela, putting two on with two out and Gary Sanchez coming to the plate. Sanchez lined a single to left, plating both runners with a throwing error assist and giving Trenton the 9-8 win.
  • Flores went 3-6 with two runs scored, a triple and two RBIs. Sanchez went 2-6 with a run scored and a RBI. Roller went 2-5 with a run scored, a homer and three RBIs. Gamel went 2-4 with a run scored, a RBI and a walk.
  • Scottie Allen started the game, lasting five innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits, three walks and four Ks. Pat Venditte went two innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two. Danny Burawa gave up two unearned runs on two hits in one inning. Tommy Kahnle went two innings and gave up one hit and two walks, striking out three. Charley Short finished the game, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk in two innings.

Tampa beat Clearwater 2-0 in Game 1:

  • The Yankees scored first when Cody Grice and Tyson Blaser started the second with back-to-back singles, before a ground out by Ali Castillo brought a run home.
  • It was a similar scene in the fourth, when once again Grice and Blaser singled and another ground out plated a Yankee run. Jose Toussen got the RBI on a ball back to the pitcher.
  • Clearwater responded with a pair of singles in the fifth, but the Yankees escaped trouble. The Threshers threatened again in the top of the seventh, getting two runners on with one out. A wild pitch put the tying runs on second and third, but a pop out and fly out ended the game with the Yankees victorious.
  • Grice went 2-3 with two runs scored. Blaser also went 2-3. Taylor Dugas and Dan Fiorito both went 1-3. Fiorito had a stolen base, while Dugas got caught stealing.
  • Rony Bautista threw five innings, allowing just five hits and a walk. He struck out three. Taylor Garrison went two innings, allowing a pair of hits and striking out one.

Tampa also won Game 2 by a score of 2-0 (9 innings):

  • The game was still scoreless after seven innings, the typical length of a minor league doubleheader game, so they went into extra innings. Clearwater picked up eight hits, but was unable to score in nine innings.
  • Cito Culver started the ninth with a single to center, but was caught stealing second. Robert Refsnyder flew a single to the outfielder and Peter O'Brien followed with a walk-off homer for the 2-0 win.
  • Cito Culver went 2-4 with a double. He's hitting .310/.370/.381 over his eleven games in Tampa. Refsnyder and O'Brien both went 1-4 while Grice went 1-3.
  • Branden Pinder went 4.1 innings, allowing just two hits and three walks. He struck out five. Edixon Mejia gave up three hits in his 1.2 innings. Ben Paullus allowed two hits in two innings, striking out one. Alex Smith gave up one hit and struck out one in his inning of work.

Charleston lost to Greenville  2-1 (11 innings):

  • Both teams struggled to score through the first seven innings, but the RiverDogs drew first blood in the top of the eighth. Jake Cave drove a triple to right and scored on a single by Jose Rosario.
  • Charleston could have gotten the win, but back-to-back singles and an error by Fu-Lin Kuo tied the game. Jesus Loya drew a walk for the Drive in the bottom of the eleventh, moving to second on a ground out. Mario Martinez flew a single to left and Greenville took the 2-1 win over Charleston.
  • Cave went 1-4 with a run scored, a triple and a walk. Rosario also went 1-4 with a RBI. Danny Oh went 3-3 with a double, but the RiverDogs couldn't capitalize on his big night.
  • Rookie Davis went five innings and scattered eight hits, striking out six. Derek Varnadore threw five innings and gave up one run on three hits. He struck out four. John Brebbia went 0.2 innings, allowing one run on a hit and a walk.

Staten Island beat Vermont 3-2:

  • The game was scoreless after five innings, but the Lake Monsters struck in the top of the sixth, plating a pair of runs on a double by Ryon Healy.
  • Staten Island got the runs back in the bottom of the inning. Derek Toadvine drew a walk and Mike Ford singled. Yeicok Calderon doubled them in and the game was tied.
  • Toadvine started the bottom of the eighth by getting hit by a pitch. Eric Jagielo reached on an error and another error allowed Calderon to reach and Toadvine to score, giving the Yankees a 3-2 win.
  • Calderon went 1-4 with a double and two RBIs. Michael O'Neill and Ford both went 1-4. Bubba Jones went 1-3 with a double.
  • Connor Kendrick threw four innings and gave up two hits and a walk. He struck out two. Dillon McNamera allowed two runs on two hits and two walks, picking up a pair of Ks in three innings. Andy Beresford went two innings and allowed one hit and struck one out.