The Farm Report: 6/24/13

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had the night off. Trenton lost to Erie 11-4: Eugenio Suarez scored on a double by Hernan Perez in the top of the first, giving Erie an early lead. Trenton put together a rally in the bottom of the fourth as Tyler Austin, Kyle Roller and Carmen Angelini hit consecutive singles, tying the game. A single by Andrew Clark plated Roller and Jose Pirela doubled in Angelini and Clark for a 4-1 advantage. Unfortunately, the lead did not last long, as Erie plated five runs in the top of the fifth, taking a 6-4 lead. They added five more run over the last three innings of the game, while Trenton struggled to put together another rally, falling 11-4.

Austin went 3-4 with a run scored. Roller went 2-3 with a run scored. Angelini, Clark, and Pirela all went 1-4, with the latter picking up a double and two RBIs. Shane Green allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits, two walks and four Ks over five innings. Rigoberto Arrebato allowed three runs on five hits, a walk and a strikeout in 2.1 innings of work. Tommy Kahnle gave up two runs on four hits, a walk and three Ks in 1.2 innings.

Tampa beat Clearwater 11-3: The Yankees jumped out to a quick lead as Mason Williams lead off with a triple to left. Robert Refsnyder drew a walk and Peter O'Brien hit a sac fly to right, scoring Williams. A homer by Gary Sanchez knocked a homer to left, giving Tampa a 3-0 lead. Dan Fiorito flew a double to right and scored on a single by Jose Toussen in the second. Refsnyder knocked a triple to center to start the bottom of the third and Sanchez drew a walk. Yeral Sanchez doubled in Refsnyder and Tyson Blaser singled in Gary Sanchez. Fiorito followed with another RBI single and the Yankees held a commanding 7-0 lead. Clearwater finally got on the board with a run in the top of the fourth, but the Yankees got it back in the fifth when Fiorito connected with another RBI single to score Blaser. Aaron Altherr hit a two-run triple for Clearwater in the seventh, but they wouldn't catch up with Tampa, who added three more runs (on two outs) for good measure in the eighth.

Ali Castillo was the only player in the Yankees' lineup to fail to get a hit, though he did draw a walk. Fiorito went 3-5 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs. Refsnyder went 2-4 with three runs scored, a double, a triple and a walk. Gary Sanchez went 2-4 with three runs scored, a double, a homer and three RBIs. O'Brien went 2-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Corey Black allowed one run in four innings, giving up three hits and four walks, picking up five Ks. Diego Moreno pitched a hitless two innings. He walked one and struck out two. Eric Wooten allowed two runs on three hits and a walk, striking out four in two innings. Alex Smith finished out the game, allowing a hit and walking two.

Charleston lost to Greenville 7-6: Greenville scored two in the bottom of the third, giving them the early lead. They added another run in the fourth for a 3-0 advantage. Reymond Nunez drew a walk to start the fifth and Aaron Gates followed with the same. Jake Cave drew a walk, loading the bases and Cito Culver hit a sac fly to center, scoring Nunez for the RiverDogs' first run of the day. Mookie Betts doubled in Felix Sanchez in the bottom of the sixth, giving the Drive a 4-1 lead. Charleston put together a big inning in the seventh, as Gates singled and Jackson Valera was hit by a pitch. After Cave and Culver both went down on strikes, Gregory Bird hit a three-run homer, tying the game 4-4. The tie did not last long as Greenville scored on runin the bottom of the inning and added two more in the eighth. Charleston had some room to make up in the ninth and were able to start a rally. Bird was hit by a pitch and Dante Bichette doubled. A sac fly to center scored Bird and Bichette crossed home on a wild pitch. Unfortunately, Danny Oh grounded out to second to end the game, with Charleston coming up short and losing 7-6.

Bichette went 2-4 with a run scored, a double and a walk. Gates went 2-3 with a run scored. Culver went 1-4 with a RBI and a stolen base. Bird went 1-4 with two runs scored, a homer and three RBIs. Cesar Vargas threw five innings and allowed three runs on six hits and four walks, striking out five. John Brebbia gave up a run on one hit, two walks and a K in one inning. Ben Paullus went 1.1 and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits, two walks and two Ks. Derek Varnadore got the last two outs of the game.

Staten Island beat Aberdeen 3-2 (13 innings): After four scoreless innings, the IronBirds broke through with a solo homer by Anthony Vega. Staten Island responded in the bottom of the inning. With two outs, Hector Crespo bunted for a single and stole second. Bubba Jones drew a walk and John Murphy singled in Crespo. Michael O'Neill drew a walk, loading the bases, and Kale Sumner was hit by a pitch, forcing Jones across the plate for the 2-1 advantage. Aberdeen got the lead off runner on in the eighth, when Jared Breen was hit by a pitch. A double by Kris Richards tied the game and soon they had moved into extra innings. As both teams struggled to score over the next three innings, Staten Island came through in the bottom of the 13th. Murphy singled to left and O'Neill was hit by a pitch. A single by Yeicok Calderon plated Murphy and gave Staten Island the 3-2 walk-off victory.

Murphy went 2-6 with a run scored and a RBI. Calderon went 3-7 with a RBI. Isaias Tejeda and Crespo both went 2-6, with the latter scoring a run and picking up a stolen base. Kale Sumner, who has been off to a hot start, went 0-4. Jairo Heredia threw 4.1 innings and allowed one run on four hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out seven. Charles Haslup went 1.2 and gave up one hit, one walk and struck out three. Andy Beresford allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk in two innings. Tyler Webb and Stefan Lopez both pitched two hitless innings, striking out three and one respectively. Dillon McNamara finished out the game with a hitless inning, striking out one.