The Farm Report - 7/15/13

A-ROD HIT A HOME RUN! (video courtesy of Donnie Collins)

I was very tempted to make this the only update in the Farm Report but that wouldn't be right. Other teams played and contrary to what some Yankee-centric blogs believe [insert your guesses here] the whole world doesn't revolve around Alex Rodriguez though I'm pretty sure certain writers [insert more guesses here] on that unnamed blog, okay, all of them, were disappointed that Alex went 2-4 with two RBI last night. Seeing him fail seems to make everyone over there happy.

Anyway, onto the rest of the Farm Report:

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was off last night and they will be off until Thursday for the Triple A All Star Game. Manager Dave Miley is the All-Star team manager and Thomas Neal and Chris Bootcheck both made the team.

Trenton beat Reading 6-5 I already discussed A-Rod but how did the kids on the team do? Well, Nik Turley lasted six innings and gave up four earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and a walk.

Slade Heathcott was 1-5 with two strikeouts. Danny Burawa pitched a scoreless inning.

Here's what you need to know about Tampa's 3-2 victory:

Yes, that says 19th inning and yes, the game ended at nearly 1 a.m., and here's the really long boxscore for you to peruse.

Charleston lost 8-5 to Augusta

  • Dante Bichette Jr. was 2-3 with a home run - his seventh home run of the season. He also had a walk.
  • Cito Culver was 1-4 with a double.
  • Jake Cave went 1 for 3.
  • Charleston gave up three runs in the first inning and never had a lead, though Bichette's HR pulled them to within a run (5-4) before Augusta pulled away.

Staten Island beat Auburn 7-4

  • Rookie Davis, who has my favorite name on SI's squad, pitched five innings and picked up the win. He didn't give up a run, surrendered four hits, walked two and stuck out three batters.
  • Bubba Jones had a big game, finishing 3-5 with a double and a three-run shot.
  • Michael O’Neill finished 2-5 with a double.
  • Eric Jagielo was 2-4 with a strikeout.
  • Kale Sumner was 2-3 with two walks and hit a two-run home run.
  • Staten Island's now 15-12 on the year.