The Farm Report: 6/19/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Rochester 10-7:The RailRiders poured it on early, as Walter Ibarra opened up the game with a double to left. JR Murphy lined a single to right and Fernando Martinez hit a sac fly to center for the first run of the day. Randy Ruiz singled, putting runners on the corners. A single by Dan Johnson plated Murphy. Addison Maruszak drew a walk, which loaded the bases for Cody Grice who hit a grand slam to left, giving the RailRiders a 6-0 lead. The Red Wings got two runs in the bottom of the inning and two more in the bottom of the third, making the score 6-4 in Scranton's favor. A solo homer by Walter Ibarra gave the RailRiders a little more breathing room in the fourth. Grice hit his second homer of the day (and season) in the fifth, while Murphy hit a solo shot to left in the sixth, giving Scranton a 10-4 lead. The Red Wings rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Chris Merrmann doubled and Jeff Clement and Dan Rohlfing walked, loading the bases. A triple by Doug Bernier cleared the bases, but the RailRiders held on for the 10-7 win.

Murphy went 3-5 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI. Ibarra went 2-5 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and a RBI. Grice was 2-4 with two runs scored, two homers and six RBIs. Randy Ruiz went 2-5 with a run scored. Jose Ramirez made the start. He lasted just 2.1 innings and gave up three runs on three hits and four walks. He struck out two. Jim Miller went 1.2 and gave up one run on three hits and two walks, also striking out a pair. Dellin Betances threw three hitless (and even more impressive - walkless) innings, striking out a pair. Josh Spence finished up the game, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks, striking out three.

Trenton beat Akron 5-3: The Aeros drew first blood on a solo homer by Cedric Hunter in the bottom of the first. After back-to-back singles in the bottom of the third, Hunter drove a double to right, plating two more runs and giving Akron a 3-0 lead. The Thunder, however, turned things around in the top of the fourth. Slade Heathcott started with a double to left and Tyler Austin was hit by a pitch. With two outs, Reegie Corona doubled to right, scoring Heathcott and Jose Pirela knocked a three-run homer to left giving Trenton a 4-3 advantage over Akron. Trenton got an insurance run in the top of the sixth when Shane Brown singled in Pirela and the Thunder held on for a 5-3 victory.

Corona went 3-5 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Pirela went 2-3 with two runs scored, a homer and three RBIs. He drew a walk and stole a base. Heathcott and Brown both went 2-4. Shane Greene threw five innings and gave up three runs on eight hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out four. Cesar Cabral pitched two scoreless innings, allowing a pair of hits and striking out four. Jeremy Bleich finished up the game, giving up three hits and striking out one, as the Thunder did not walk a single batter.

Tampa lost to Dunedin 8-4: The Blue Jays took an early lead, as they scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the first. Tampa broke through in the top of the third, as Ben Gamel hit a solo homer to get them started. A double by Yeral Sanchez was followed by a homer by Saxon Butler and the Yankees had a 3-2 lead. Unfortunately, the lead was short-lived. Andy Burns hit a lead off single and Gabe Jacobo was hit by a pitch. A double by Mike Crouse tied the game and an error by Anderson Feliz allowed two more runs to score, giving Dunedin a 5-3 advantage. The Blue Jays added two more runs in the fourth and another in the fifth, taking an 8-3 lead. A solo homer by Anderson Feliz in the ninth gave the Yankees a little hope, but Tyson Blaser, Eduardo Sosa and Ali Castillo all went down on strikes, giving Tampa the 8-4 loss.

Feliz went 3-3 with a homer, a walk and an error. Sanchez and Butler both went 2-4 with a run scored. Butler had a homer and Sanchez had a double. Robert Refsnyder and Angelo Gumbs each went 0-4. Corey Black made the start and gave up five runs (three earned) on four hits, two walks and three Ks over three innings. Zach Arneson went one inning and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. Manny Barreda allowed one run on three hits, striking out a pair in his two innings of work. Taylor Garrison threw a couple scoreless innings, allowing one hit.

Staten Island beat Brooklyn 5-2: With two outs in the bottom of the second, Kale Sumner grounded a single to third. Bubba Jones lined a single to right, putting runners on the corners and Francisco Rosario doubled both runners in for the 2-0 lead. Derek Toadvine started the third with a single and Michael O'Neill flew a single to left. Brandon Thomas hit into a force out at second. He stole second base and Isaias Tejeda reached on an error, allowing two runs to score. A single by Sumner plated Tejeda and the Yankees held a 5-0 lead. Brooklyn finally scored in the top of the sixth, as L.J. Mazzilli doubled to left and scored on a line drive by Matthew Oberste. They got another run in the top of the ninth, when Oberste hit a solo homer to left, but the Yankees held on for the 5-2 victory.

Toadvine went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Sumner also went 2-3 with a run scored and a RBI. O'Neill, Jones, Rosario and Yeicok Calderon all went 1-4. Jairo Heredia threw a scoreless four innings, allowing just one hit and striking out four. Stefan Lopez went two innings, allowing one run on four hits and picking up three Ks. Andury Acevedo struck out three in his two hitless innings and Kelvin Castro allowed one run on one hit in his inning of work.