The Farm Report: 6/5/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Syracuse 8-0:The RailRiders broke through in the bottom of the second inning. Brennan Boesch flew a double to center and Addison Maruszak knocked him in with a double of his own. A sac bunt by Bobby Wilson and a throwing error by the Syracuse pitcher, Paul Demny, allowed Maruszak to score and Wilson to reach second. Walter Ibarra, making his first at bat in Triple-A, rocked a homer to right, plating two more runs and giving the RailRiders a 4-0 lead. Ibarra singled in the fourth and Zoilo Almonte lined a single to right with two outs. A single by Ronnier Mustelier loaded the bases and a wild pitch plated Ibarra. Dan Johnson lined a two-run single to center and Scranton held a 7-0 lead. The RailRiders added another run in the seventh, when Melky Mesa reached on an error and scored on a Josh Bell double, giving them an 8-0 win.

Ibarra was the only hitter with more than one hit, going 2-4 with a pair of runs scored, a pair of RBIs and a homer. Bobby Wilson went 0-3, but the rest of the lineup each picked up one run, including  Bell who came in for Boesch in the fourth. Ivan Nova threw six innings, giving up just two hits and two walks and striking out six. David Huff finished out the game, allowing three hits over three innings and striking out two.

Trenton beat Binghamton 10-6: The Thunder started the game with three straight singles from Ramon Flores, Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin. A single by Kyle Roller allowed two runs to score and Austin came home on a sac fly by Jose Pirela. Trenton doubled their score in the second. Ali Castillo drew a walk and Flores singled. A triple by Heathcott scored both runners and he crossed the plate on a single by Austin for the 6-0 lead. Austin singled to start the fifth and later scored on a wild pitch. A double by Reegie Corona plated another run, but Binghamton finally broke through in the bottom of the inning. Daniel Muno scored one run on a single to center and Darrell Cecilani doubled in another run. Cesar Puello hit a three run homer and Allan Dykstra hit a solo shot, cutting the Thunder lead to two runs. The Thunder doubled their lead with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. Kevin Mahoney hit a RBI single to right and Castillo singled in Corona for a 10-6 advantage, as they held on for the victory.

Austin had a big night, going 3-4 with a pair of runs and a RBI. Roller and Heathcott both went 2-5. Heathcott scored a pair of runs and had a triple and a RBI. Flores went 2-4 with two runs scored. Mikey O'Brien gave up six runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four and gave up two homers. Francisco Rondon threw 1.2 hitless innings, but he walked three. Graham Stoneburner gaeve up one hit and a walk in his 1.1 innings of work and Tommy Kahnle closed out the game with a hitless ninth.

Tampa lost to Palm Beach 6-3: Palm Beach drew first blood with a run after three straight singles in the second. The Yankees took the lead in the bottom of the third. Eduardo Sosa reached on an error and Angelo Gumbs singled to right. A ground out moved the runners over and Gary Sanchez doubled them in for the 2-1 lead. The Cardinals quickly tied the score again, but Tampa once again found themselves in front. Francisco Arcia singled to right and moved to third on a single by Casey Stevenson. A ground out by Sosa scored Arcia and the Yankees held a 3-2 advantage. They held that lead for a couple innings, but Palm Beach rallied in the top of the seventh. David Popkins started with a single and Danny Stienstra drew a walk. A sac bunt moved the runners over and a single to right by Ronny Gil plated them both, giving Palm Beach the lead. Gil scored on a bases loaded walk and a wild pitch plated Colin Walsh, giving Palm Beach a 6-3 win.

Gumbs went 2-5 with a runs scored. Sanchez went 1-4 with a double and two RBIs. Stevenson went 2-4, while Sosa went 1-4 with a run scored, a RBI and a stolen base. Shane Greene threw 6.1 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits, a walk and two Ks. Dan Mahoney allowed one run on no hits and four walks, while not recording an out. Branden Pinder pitched 1.2 hitless innings and Charley Short finished the game giving up one hit and striking out the side.