Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell Shines as Scranton Wins

D.J. Mitchell turned in another fine start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pulled off a 3-1 victory last night because of a strong pitching performance by D.J. Mitchell, who threw seven innings of one-run baseball. Mitchell allowed just five hits on the day while striking out six. Despite this, he didn’t factor into the decision, as the Yankees would break a 1-1 [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell, Miller Chased Early

D.J. Mitchell got shelled in Louisville last night (Photo Credit: Adam and Daniel Parker on Flickr)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre D.J. Mitchell lasted just two innings last night, getting torched for six runs on seven hits and three walks as the Yankees fell to Louisville 11-6. The loss dropped Mitchell to 5-4 on the season. Things didn’t get much better for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Mitchell left, as both Mike O’Connor and Manny Delcarmen got [...]

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Could Dellin Betances be on his way to the bullpen full-time? (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Trenton Explodes for 19 Runs in Win

Jose Pirela hitting his third home run of the season on Saturday Night (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Russell Branyan hit his sixth home run of the season tonight in the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Yankees the victory. He reached base four times tonight, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI. Chris Dickerson (2-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Ronnier Mustelier (2-for-5, 2 2B, [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Tracy Terrific Again for Tampa

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  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre D.J. Mitchell took the loss yesterday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the Yankees fell to Louisville 5-4. He struggled a bit with his command, allowing ten baserunners (six hits, four walks) through six innings of work. Mitchell also allowed all five Louisville runs. There was some good news on the mound though for the [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: RiverDogs Run Rampant Over Hickory

Tyler Austin raised his average to .335 on the season with another big game

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Russell Branyan came out swinging for the Yankees and was responsible for bringing home half of their runs in a 12-8 victory over Durham. Overall, Branyan was 2-for-4 on the evening with two home runs and six RBI. However, the offense was not as a result of Branyan alone. Kevin Russo, [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Sanchez Explodes as Charleston Scores Thirteen

Gary Sanchez has been on a tear in his last few games (Photo Credit: Bleeding Yankee Blue)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees D.J. Mitchell looked good yesterday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but not good enough to overcome a pure lack of offense as the Yankees fell 3-0. Mitchell allowed all three Toledo runs, though he allowed just five hits over six innings of work. He also struck out seven batters. Offensively, Brandon Laird and Kevin [...]

Minors Wrap-up: Charleston Wins in Extras

Tyler Austin did it all tonight, including a steal of home (Photo Credit: Yankees Fans Unite)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9, Columbus 6 Cole Garner blasted two home runs on the evening and and someone finally learned how to shut down Ronnier Mustelier as the Yankees deleted the Columbus Clippers on Monday Evening. Garner, hitting .169 on the season, showed the rare ability to put it in the seats with his second and third [...]

With the Bullpen Depleted, Is Help On the Way?

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Before the season, some were talking about the Yankees bullpen being the best in all of baseball. Mariano Rivera, David Robertson and Rafael Soriano were expected to be a solid back end while anchoring the squad. When you add in Boone Logan, a formidable lefty, and Cory Wade, who quietly used his change-up to become [...]

Minors Wrap-up: Charleston Looks Like a Young Murderer’s Row in Win Over Savannah

Tyler Austin hit his league-leading 12th home run of the season today (Photo Credit: Charleston RiverDogs Official Site)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3, Toledo 1 Sixth inning singles by Brandon Laird and Gustavo Molina made all the difference for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre thist afternoon, as they produced three runs to lift the Yankees over the Toledo Mud Hens. Molina was one of the forces behind the offense today, going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in. Eduardo [...]

Yankees Top Two Turning it Around

Joe Girardi will rely heavily on C.C. Sabathia an Hiroki Kuroda this season as the Yankees are challenged with establishing the rest of their starting rotation

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the starting rotation in New York through the first month of regular season play, it seems as though the top two starters, C.C. Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda, have at least turned it around with solid performances in their most recent starts, providing back-to-back wins for the team. Last night, [...]

Phelps To Rotation, Garcia To Bullpen

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Right-hander David Phelps has been promoted to the starting rotation after Freddy Garcia was demoted to the bullpen. Phelps is expected to start this Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, reports Jack Curry of YES Network. In 17.2 inning of long relief, Phelps has a 3.57 ERA with 12 hits and 14 strikeouts. Freddy Garcia [...]

D.J. Mitchell Called Up From Triple-A

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  Right-hander D.J. Mitchell has been called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to give the Bombers an extra arm in the bullpen. In 4 starts this year for Scranton, Mitchell is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA. This could mean that David Phelps is in the rotation and Freddy Garcia is out. No official word yet. [...]