The Farm Report: Happy Labor Day!

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got stomped on by Rochester 13-3:The RailRiders started the day on the right foot, as Corey Patterson hit a lead off homer to right. Unfortunately, the Red Wings quickly got that run back and many more. Antoan Richardson was hit by a pitch and James Beresford and Eduardo Escobar hit back-to-back doubles, putting Rochester ahead 2-1. Two more singles and a walk scored another run before the first out was made. At the end of the first inning, Rochester had taken a commanding 9-1 lead. Addison Maruszak, Patterson and Brent Lillibridge hit consecutive singles to start the third. A single by Ronnier Mustelier scored two runs before Adonis Garcia grounded into a triple play to end the inning. Rochester answered with three runs of their own and another in the eighth for a 13-3 win over the RailRiders.

Patterson went 2-4 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI. Lillibridge went 2-4, while Maruszak went 2-3 with a run scored. Mustelier went 1-4 with two RBIs. Caleb Cotham lasted just 0.2 innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits, a walk and a hit by pitch. Jim MIller allowed three runs on four hits, three walks and two Ks in two innings. Matt Daley struck out four and gave up just one hit in 2.1 innings. Ryan Baker threw three innings and gav eup one run on five hits.

Trenton got rained out.

Tampa's season is over. They ended the year a disappointing 58-78, there will be more on this in the future.

Charleston beat Rome 1-0: Labor Day saw a good pitcher's duel in Charleston, as neither team put together much offense. The Braves got the first runner of the game when Ronald Luna was hit by a pitch in the third, but Ross Heffley hit into a double play. Jose Peraza got Rome's lone hit of the day, singling to short in the fourth. With two outs in the fifth, Kelvin De Leon doubled to right for Charleston's first hit of the day. Both teams struggled to score over the next few innings, but the RiverDogs came through in the bottom of the ninth. Fu-Lin Kuo drew a lead off walk. With two outs, Jose Rosario was hit by a pitch. Greg Bird then lined a single to center, plating Kuo and giving the RiverDogs the 1-0 walk-off victory.

The RiverDogs only managed three hits with Jake Cave and Bird both going 1-4, while De Leon went 1-3. Rooke Davis gave up one hit in five innings, striking out two. Derek Varnadore threw four hitless innings, striking out two.

Staten Island is trailing Vermont 1-0 in the third, but the game has been suspended due to rain.