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: Four Combine for Scranton’s Shutout

Adam Warren and three relievers pitched a combined shutout against Indianapolis

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Adam Warren started for Scranton, tossing five shutout innings before being pulled. He ultimately would combine with Chase Whitley, Juan Cedeno, and Ryota Igarashi to shut out Indianapolis 4-0. Warren had allowed just five hits and a walk on the day. The win brought Warren’s record on the season to 5-5. [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Ortiz Phenomenal in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Victory

Ryan Pope started for Trenton and combined with three other pitchers to shut out the Harrisburg Senators (Photo Credit: The Times-Tribune)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz pitched another great game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today, earning his sixth win of the season. The veteran righty tossed 7.2 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. Offensively, the Yankees jumped on the Syracuse Chiefs right away, as eight men hit in the first inning while they scored three [...]

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: Four Run 7th Propels Scranton to Victory

Ramiro Pena's 7th inning triple was a game-changing play for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Photo Credit: tjperr on Flickr)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Dellin Betances started the game for the Yankees, but once again showed a lack of control, throwing just 59 of 103 pitches (57%) for strikes, and included a pair of wild pitches. He would last just 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks. Fortunately, the Yankees were able [...]

Five Possible Upcoming Promotions in the System

Tyler Austin has lit up the South Atlantic League in the first half of the season for Charleston

Around the Florida State League and South Atlantic League All-Star breaks, many teams often look to move up some of the top players in their organizations to test them at the next level. For the Yankees, there are quite a few players in Charleston and Tampa who should be considered for moving up. Let’s take [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: O’Brien Wins Again in Trenton

O'Brien earned his third win of the season on Thursday night

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton topped Durham on Thursday night by a score of 6-2 behind a strong offensive performance that saw the team compile eleven hits. Notably, Doug Bernier went 3-for-4 including a double and a run scored, and Colin Curtis was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Dickerson Strong in Return From Disabled List

Chris Dickerson got off to a hot start in his return from the Disabled List (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz posted another solid outing tonight for the Yankees as they defeated the Durham Bulls 9-4 tonight. Ortiz went seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out two hitters as he advanced to 4-3 on the year and brought his ERA to 3.52. Offensively, [...]

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: Mitchell Roughed Up in Charleston

Bryan Mitchell had his worst start of the season for Charleston tonight (Photo: NY Daily News)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton was slated to play two today, but wasn’t able to get the second game in due to rain. For the first game, they lost to Norfolk 4-3 in walk-off fashion in the 7th inning (yes, you read that right — in the minors, they play seven innings for doubleheaders). Ramon [...]

Romine Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities

Austin Romine could earn himself a chance to become the Yankees catcher in 2013 if he returns strong from the Disabled List (Photo Credit: Mike Dill / The Trenton Times)

Before Spring Training, many fans expected Austin Romine to challenge Francisco Cervelli for the Yankees backup catcher’s job. It was quickly evident that this wouldn’t be the case, and Romine was considered to be a lock to start for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees behind the plate. Then, he went down with a back injury in Spring [...]

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: Betances Bouncing Back?

Dellin Betances looked much improved for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last night (March 13, 2011 - Source: J. Meric/Getty Images North America)

Because multiple teams had suspended games to finish up, today’s wrap-up will be a little different in style. AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Toledo 5-2 on Wednesday night behind a good pitching performance by Dellin Betances. One of the Yankees top prospects, Betances went six strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits. While he [...]

Memorial Day Prospect Rankings: My Top 15

Despite two DL stints this season, Manny Banuelos is still #1 in the Yankees Prospect Rankings.

Prospects are a huge part of any baseball organization, and fans generally speaking love to hear about them. Every “top” prospect has the chance to become the next Mickey Mantle, Andy Pettitte or Bernie Williams in a fan’s eyes. However, all too often, these same prospects turn out like Brien Taylor, Eric Duncan, or Drew [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Yankees Affiliates Play Role of Comeback Kids

Last night's Trenton Thunde Starting Pitcher, Adam Miller (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

Buffalo 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Adam Warren took the loss in a rough outing last night where he lasted just 5.2 innings while allowing four runs on eight hits. He dropped to 2-3 on the season, and his ERA has now ballooned to 5.14. Of the four pitchers used by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, only Manny Delcarmen manged to [...]

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 [...]

Minors Wrap-up: O’Brien Shines in Trenton Debut

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9, Toledo 8 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre held off Toledo’s late inning charge tonight for a 9-8 victory. Francisco Cervelli, Steve Pearce, and Raymond Kruml all homered in the win, while the likes of Colin Curtis went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored to help power the offense to victory. Manny Banuelos started [...]

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 [...]