The Farm Report: 8/28/12

Tampa lost to Dunedin 5-1 in Game 1:
The Blue Jays got their first run of the day on a RBI single by Marcus Knecht in the bottom of the second. Back-to-back doubles started the Dunedin rally in the third, aided by a throwing error on a pickoff attempt by Shane Greene and a wild pitch that allowed a run to score. Jon Talley drew a walk and a couple singles plated one more run, giving the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead. Dunedin got a little more insurance with a run in the bottom of the sixth, as the Yankees had to rally in the seventh. Tyler Austin got things started with a double to right. Kyle Roller singled, putting runners on the corners. Gary Sanchez hit into a double play, pushing Austin across the plate for the first Yankee run of the day. Unfortunately, Zach Wilson grounded out and the Yankees took the 5-1 loss. Austin went 2-3 with a run scored and two doubles.…

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