The Farm Report: 5/22/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had a day off. Trenton lost to Richmond 5-4: The Thunder drew first blood, when Kyle Roller started the second with a single to center and Neil Medchill doubled him in. The lead was short-lived, however, as Richmond took advantage of some sloppy pitching in the bottom of the inning. Ryan Lollis led off with a walk and Andrew Susac drew a free pass as well. A wild pitch moved the runners over and another loaded the bases with two outs. Brett Krill laced a double to right, scoring Lollis and Susac for the 2-1 advantage. A two-run triple by Adam Duvall in the fourth doubled the Flying Spiders' score. Back-to-back doubles by Susac and Krill gave Richmond one more run, putting the Thunder down 5-1. With time running out, Trenton rallied in the top of the eighth. A single by Walter Ibarra gave the Thunder their first runner of the inning. A single by JR Murphy put two runners on and Roller drove a homer over the wall in left, bringing the Thunder within one run of the Flying Spiders. Trenton had a chance to tie the game in the top of the ninth, as Ali Castillo reached on an error and Jose Pirela drew a one out walk, but the Thunder couldn't bring home a runner, taking the 5-4 loss.

Ibarra went 3-5 with a run scored. Roller went 3-4 with two runs scored, a homer and three RBIs. Medchill went 2-4 with two doubles and a RBI. Tyler Austin went 0-5 with two Ks. Jose Ramirez threw 1.2 innings and gave up two runs on two hits, five walks and a strikeout. Jeremy Bleich went 3.1 innings and gave up three runs on six hits, a walk and a strikeout. Fred Lewis pitched 2.1 innings, scattering four hits and a walk. He struck out two. Aaron Dott finished out the game and did not give up a hit or walk.

Tampa lost to Bradenton 12-4: The Yankees wasted a double by Angelo Gumbs in the top of the first and Bradenton quickly took the lead. Alen Hanson grounded a double to right and moved to third on an error by Cody Grice. Taylor Lewis singled in Hanson and stole second before scoring on a double by Gregory Polanco. Jose Osuna singled in Polanco and Bradenton held a 3-0 lead. Carmen Angelini put the Yankees on the board with a solo homer to start the second. A homer by Dan Grovatt got the run back for Bradenton. A couple more Maurauder homers in the third started to put the game out of reach for Tampa, as Bradenton took a 7-1 lead. Gary Sanchez started the sixth with a solo shot and Tampa hitters took four walks in the seventh, picking up another run. Brandenton added five more of their own, giving Tampa a lot of runs to make up as they headed into their last at bats. Gumbs started the ninth with a single to center. Sanchez singled him in, but that was all the Yankees could manage as they fell 12-4.

Gumbs went 3-4 with a run scored and a pair of doubles. Sanchez went 2-5 with a run scored, a homer and two RBIs. Angelini went 2-5 with a run scored, a homer and a RBI. Scottie Allen got roughed up on the mound for three innings, giving up seven runs on ten hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out two. Rigoberto Arrebato pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out four. Zach Arneson allowed four runs on three hits and three walks in 1.1 innings of work. Manny Barreda allowed one unearned run on one hit and a walk in 0.2 innings.

Charleston beat Savannah 4-2: Jake Cave started the game with a single to right. Gregory Bird lined a single with one out and Dante Bichette connected with a RBI single to left, scoring Cave for the 1-0 lead. The RiverDogs extended their lead in the fourth, as Yeicok Calderon led off with a double to right. With two outs, Claudio Custodio reached on an error, allowing Calderon to score for the 2-0 lead. Doubles by Stefan Sabol and Jeff Reynolds gave the Sand Gnats their first run of the day, but Charleston got the run back in the top of the fifth. Peter O'Brien drew a walk and Bichette lined a single to left. A single by Taylor Dugas brought O'Brien home for the 3-1 advantage. O'Brien was hit by a pitch to start the seventh and Calderon drew a base on balls. Dugas was also hit by a pitch, loading the bases for Kelvin De Leon who singled to left, putting the RiverDogs ahead 4-1. Savannah managed to get one more run in the bottom of the ninth, but Charleston held on for the 4-2 victory.

Bird and Bichette both went 2-5, with the latter picking up a RBI. Dugas went 2-4 with a RBI. O'Brien went 0-3 with two runs scored and a walk. Cave went 1-4 with a run scored and a walk. Custodio went 1-4 with a stolen base. Calderon went 1-4 with a run scored, a walk and a double. Cito Culver went 0-5. Evan Rutckyj threw four innings, allowing one run on four hits, two walks and five Ks. Dietrich Enns kept Savannah scoreless over three, allowing three hits, but striking out six. Phil Wetherell pitched a hitless inning in relief, walking a pair. Ben Paullus closed out the game, allowing one run on two hits.