The Farm Report: 8/21/13

Sorry, long day and I'm tired so going with the bullet point version today. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 6-3:

  • The Red Sox took the quick lead with a pair of runs in the top of the second. The RailRiders got one run back in the bottom of the inning, as Dan Johnson walked, moved to second on a double by Ronnier Mustelier and scored on a ground out by JR Murphy.
  • By the bottom of the fifth, the RailRiders were trailing 5-1. Mustelier singled to right and scored on a sac fly by Alberto Gonzalez. Melky Mesa drew a walk in the sixth and stole second and third before scoring on a single by Mustelier. It was not enough, as the Red Sox scored one more time and took the 6-3 win over Scranton.
  • Mustelier went 3-3 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Brent Lillibridge and Murphy both went 1-4, while Gonzalez went 1-3.
  • Brett Marshall gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out five. Yoshinori Tateyama pitched two scoreless, hitless innings, striking out five. David Herndon ended the game, allowing one unearned run on two hits and two Ks in two innings.

Trenton beat New Britain 3-1:

  • The Rock Cats scored first, but Trenton responded with their own run in the top of the fourth. Kyle Roller doubled and scored on a single by Ben Gamel. The game stayed tied until the top of the eighth.
  • Ramon Flores started the inning with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch with two outs. Jose Pirela drew a walk and Gamel singled in Flores, moving Pirela to third. Pirela scored on an error by the New Britain catcher and Trenton got the 3-1 victory.
  • Pirela went 2-3 with a run scored. Gamel went 2-4 with two RBIs. Roller and Casey Stevenson both went 1-4, while Carmen Angelini went 1-3 with a double. Flores went 1-5 with a double and a run scored.
  • Shane Greene made the start, throwing seven innings and giving up one run on six hits and one walk. He struck out seven. Tommy Kahnle threw 1.1 innings and allowed one hit and two walks. He struck out one. Francisco Rondon pitched the last 0.2 innings.

Tampa beat Clearwater 4-2:

  • Clearwater took the lead on a pair of doubles in the second, but Tampa tied it in the third. when Jose Toussen reached on an error and moved to third on another error. Jeff Farnham singled him in.
  • Peter O'Brien singled to start the fourth and scored on a single by Toussen for the 2-1 lead. Cito Culver started the fifth with a line drive to left and O'Brien drove him in.
  • Clearwater scored one more run on a solo shot by Aaron Altherr in the sixth, but Cody Grice started the eighth with a triple and scored on a sac fly by Toussen for the 4-2 win.
  • Culver had a good night, he went 3-5 with a double and a run scored. He is hitting .310 over his first seven games in Tampa. Taylor Dugas and O'Brien both went 2-3. O'Brien had a run scored and a RBI. Toussen went 1-3 with a pair of RBIs.
  • Jairo Heredia threw seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out three. Taylor Garrison kept Clearwater scoreless over two innings. They got one hit and a walk, while he struck out one.

Charleston lost to West Virginia 7-4:

  • Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Charleston finally got on board. Danny Oh singled and Jake Cave lined one to center, putting runners on the corners. An error allowed Oh to score and Greg Bird singled in Cave for the 2-1 lead. A RBI single by Jackson Valera scored Dante Bichette in the sixth, but the RiverDogs lead was not for long.
  • A three-run homer by Josh Bell gave the lead back to West Virginia in the top of the seventh. Ericson Leonora scored Cave on a single in the bottom of the inning, but West Virgina plated three more runs in the eighth to defeat Charleston 7-4.
  • Cave went 2-5 with two runs scored. Leonora, Bichette, Valera and Oh all went 1-4. Jose Rosario went 1-3.
  • Dan Camarena gave up one run on six hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out two. Evan Rutckyj allowed six runs (five earned) on three hits and three walks in 2.1 innings. He struck out one. James Pazos ended the game with a scoreless 1.2 innings. He struck out three and walked one.

Staten Island beat Brooklyn 5-3:

  • Staten Island struck first when Eric Jagielo and Mike Ford hit back-to-back doubles in the first. Brooklyn plated three in the top of the third, taking over the lead.
  • Ford hit a homer in the fourth, bringing the Yankees within one run. He started the sixth by drawing a walk and Yeicok Calderon lined a single to right. Brandon Thomas then homered to right, giving the Yankees a 5-3 win.
  • Ford went 2-3 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Garrison went 2-3 with a double. Thomas and Jagielo both went 1-4. Jagielo had a double and Garrison had a homer.
  • Caleb Smith threw three innings and gave up three unearned runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out one. Philip Walby allowed three hits over three innings and struck out three. Dillon McNamara held the Cyclones to one hit in two innings and struck out three. Nick Rumbelow closed out the game, striking out one.