Banuelos Awful; Colin Curtis; JR Murphy Homers; Tyler Austin Homers Twice; Dante Bichette; Mason Williams

Minor Leagues Report — By on April 12, 2012 9:45 pm

Promotion news: Chase Whitley has been promoted to Triple-A. The Yankees really like this kid, it appears. —–

Scranton:

Manny Banuelos’ command is not improving much just yet.

Banuelos gave up six walks in two innings of work, but somehow managed to only give up two runs as Scranton defeated Buffalo, 7-2.

Banuelos allowed three hits and struck out nobody. His pitching line for the season: 5.1 IP, 14 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 7 BB, 2 K

Jack Cust went 2-for-5 with a run batted in, while Brandon Laird doubled and drove in two runs in the victory. Steve Pearce added a solo home run.

Colin Curtis drew FIVE walks in this game.

The win went to Manny Delcarmen, who threw three scoreless innings of relief. Recent signee Cody Eppley threw two scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two. ——————————- Trenton:

A not-so-great night for Trenton in a 6-1 loss to Akron.

Brett Marshall started, and didn’t have much success. He lasted 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits. He walked two, struck out five, and allowed a home run.

Ronnier Mustelier and recently promoted Kevin Mahoney each had two hits in the loss. Mustelier drove in the only Trenton run. Mahoney (24) hit .263/.343/.392 in 403 at-bats between Charleston and Tampa last season. —————————— Tampa:

JR Murphy singled, tripled, homered, and drove in two runs to help lead Tampa to a 5-4 victory over Daytona. Murphy is hitting .318 on the young season. The 20-year old catcher (who *may* have to move at some point) has been solid since the day he entered the organization, and it is always nice to see someone this young already at this level.

Rob Segedin singled and scored a run, while Eduardo Sosa went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored, and run batted in.

Kramer Sneed tossed 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit while walking two and striking out three. Manuel Barreda earned the victory with an inning of hitless relief, striking out two. —————————— Charelston:

The bats have awakened.

The Riverdogs’ followed last night’s outburst with nine more runs tonight in a 9-3 victory over Rome.

Tyler Austin went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs, three runs batted in, and two runs scored in the win. All he did last year was hit .358/.418/.579 between the GCL and Staten Island.

Dante Bichette went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, walk, and two runs scored in the victory. Meanwhile, Mason Williams went 2-for-5 with an RBI, run scored, and two stolen bases.

Other contributors include Angelo Gumbs (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) and Anderson Feliz (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, RS),

The downside has been Cito Culver, who went 0-for-4 and is hitting .045.

Caleb Cotham started again, and pitched well: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K. The 24-year old came into the organization with the reputation of having nasty stuff, but injuries derailed him a bit.

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