The Farm Report: 4/30/13

Scranton swept their second doubleheader in a row, against the Charlotte Knights. Trenton also had a doubleheader and swept the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Tampa's contest against the St. Lucie Mets was rained out and the Charlotte Riverdogs had a scheduled night off. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Charlotte 3-1 in Game 1: The big news from this game was Chien-Ming Wang's performance. He allowed two base runners to reach through his first four innings and finished with seven innings pitched, allowing only one run on six hits, and walking one batter. With this game, Wang lowered his season earned run average to 0.95.

The RailRiders didn't score until the sixth inning. Bobby Wilson started things off with a single to right field which was followed by a sacrifice bunt by Gil Velazquez that moved Wilson into scoring position at second base. Kevin Mahoney then followed that with a double that plated Wilson.

In the next inning, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored two insurance runs. Dan Johnson led off with a walk which was followed by a David Adams homer to put the RailRiders up 3-0.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Charlotte 5-3 in Game 2: In game two, Scranton didn't wait until the sixth inning to score. In fact, they scored right away. Kevin Mahoney, David Adams and Zoilo Almonte all hit  singles to load the bases. Dan Johnson hit a grounder to first, and Charlotte's Seth Loman tagged the bag for one out but Mahoney was able score from third.

Charlotte went ahead with two runs in the second. But then Almonte tied the game in the third with a home run down the right field line.

Jeff Farnham hit a big two-run double that gave SWB a 4-2 lead.

Charlotte pulled to within a run again but Dan Johnson hit a solo homer to right field. It was his second of the season, and proved to be the game's final score.

Mark Montgomery picked up his first career Triple-A win, after throwing two innings of relief out of the bullpen.

Trenton beat New Hampshire 6-4 in Game 1: Slade Heathcott hit a three-run home run, his first of the season in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Matt Tracy allowed three home runs but managed to work through the sixth inning. He struck out five and walked one and thanks to Heathcott's heroics, earned his second win of the year.

Trenton beat New Hampshire 2-1 in Game 2: Thunder starter Caleb Cotham walked four, but did not allow an earned run over his six innings in the nightcap. Ali Castillo finished 3-for-4 and knocked in J.R. Murphy in the eighth inning to put Trenton up 2-1 and complete the doubleheader sweep.