The Farm Report: 5/29/13 - Teix and Youk play in Trenton

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Norfolk 5-2:The Tides broke through first, as Jason Pridie started the bottom of the first with a double and scored on a single by Buck Britton. They added to their lead in the second, as Zelous Wheeler drew a walk and scored on a Trayvon Robinson double to center. A double by Pridio plated Robinson and Norfolk held a 3-0 lead. Norfolk struck again in the top of the sixth, when Wheeler singled and scored on a passed ball by Bobby Wilson. The RailRiders finally scored in the top of the eighth. With two outs, Corban Joseph drove a single to right. Thomas Neal and Zoilo Almonte drew walks, loading the bases, and Ronnier Mustelier singled in Joseph and Neal. Norfolk got one run back in the bottom of the inning and Scranton couldn't put together another rally, falling 5-2.

Joseph went 2-4 with a run scored. Neal went 0-2 with a pair of walks and a run. Mustelier had the only other RailRider hit, going 1-3 with a pair of RBIs and a walk. Dan Johnson went 0-1 with three walks. Kelvin Perez lasted just 4.2 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits, a walk and a strike out. Dellin Betances threw 2.1 innings in relief. He allowed one run on two hits and three Ks. He did not walk anyone. Jim Miller finished off the game, allowing an unearned run on one hit and two Ks.

Trenton beat Erie 3-1: Neither team threatened much in the first three innings. Daniel Fields hit a lead off double in the top of the fourth, but the next three Erie hitters went down in order. Trenton drew first blood when Slade Heathcott went yard with a solo shot to left in the bottom of the inning. The SeaWolves tied the game in the top of the sixth, as Eugenio Suarez lead off with a solo homer. Kevin Youkilis drew a walk in the bottom of the inning. Mark Teixeira struck out, but Tyler Austin drove a two-run homer to left, giving Trenton a 3-1 win.

Ramon Flores and Slade Heathcott both went 1-4. Austin went 2-4 with a run scored, two RBIs and a homer. Teixeira ended the day going 0-2 with a walk. Youkilis went 0-2 with a run scored and a walk. Zach Nuding gave up one run on four hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked no one. Jeremy Bleich pitched a hitless inning, striking out the side. Braden Pinder gave up one hit and two walks, striking out two in an inning. Tommy Kahnle walked one in his inning of work.

Tampa lost to Daytona 3-0: The Cubs scored in the bottom of the third, as Taylor Davis and Zeke DeVoss both singled with two outs. Another single by John Andreoli scored Davis and Daytona had the lead. Angelo Gumbs hit a double with one out in the fourth, but was picked off. Tampa had another chance to score in the fifth. Gary Sanchez started the inning with a single, but Ben Gamel hit into a double play. Carmen Angelini and Francisco Arcia hit back-to-back singles and Casey Stevenson was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Unfortunately, Eduardo Sosa struck out to end the threat. The Cubs added some insurance in the bottom of the sixth. DeVoss singled and Andreoli doubled. A sac fly plated DeVoss and Andreoli scored on a single by Dustin Geiger, giving the Cubs a 3-0 win over the Yankees.

Sanchez went 2-4. Gamel and Gumbs both went 1-4, with the latter doubling. Angelini and Arcia both went 1-3. The Yankees only drew two walks. Bryan Mitchell threw seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out six. Dan Mahoney threw one hitless innings, walking one batter.

Charleston lost to Rome 3-0: Rome threatened in the bottom of the second, starting the inning with back-to-back singles, but Charleston escaped trouble. Unfortunately, they were not as lucky in the bottom of the third. Ronald Luna hit a one out double to left, followed by a double to right by Josh Elander for the first run of the day. Casey Kalenkosky was hit by a pitch and Carlos Franco singled in Elander. A single by Trenton Moses loaded the bases and Felix Marte singled in Kalenkosky before Franco was called out at the plate, ending the inning. The Braves held a 3-0 lead. Dante Bichette started the fourth with a single, but once again Charleston couldn't bring the lead off runner home. The game ended with Rome blanking the RiverDogs and taking the 3-0 win.

Charleston only managed three hits, as Taylor Dugas and Bichette both went 1-3. Reymond Nunez went 1-4 with a double. Claudio Custodio went 0-2, drawing Charleston's lone walk. Luis Niebla made the start, throwing five innings and giving up three runs on nine hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out four. Dan Camarena pitched three hitless innings, collecting three Ks in the process.