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: 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 [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Trenton Blows Five Run Lead in 9th

Ryan Flannery turned in a clunker on Thursday for Trenton (Photo Credit: NorthJersey.com)

    AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got massacred on Thursday, losing to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score of 10-0. Adam Warren didn’t look very good in five innings of work, allowing ten baserunners and four runs. Unfortunately for the Yankees, Manny Delcarmen looked even worse. In just two-thirds of an inning, Delcarmen allowed five runs, [...]

Minors Wrap-up: Betances Struggles Again; Hall Lights Out for Thunder

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Toledo 8, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Dellin Betances’ season-long control problems continued tonight, as he lasted just 3.2 innings while allowing six walks. Betances also allowed three runs on five hits. There was a silver lining though, as Betances struck out seven batters tonight. The Yankee bats were unable to get much going tonight – only 3B [...]

Segedin and Austin Making Shift to Outfield Look Easy

Tyler Austin's early season performance has him shooting up prospect lists (Photo Credit: Yankees Fans Unite)

Coming into this season, only those who had extensively followed the Yankees minor league system had likely heard of Rob Segedin and Tyler Austin. Both were mediocre defensive third basemen in an organization where Alex Rodriguez was the present, and former 1st round pick Dante Bichette, Jr. was the future. For that reason, the shift [...]

Yankee Former Farm Field in Upstate NY

Young Jeter playing for Albany-Colonie

For all you Upstate New Yorkers, like me, this may aggravate you. Growing up as an thoroughly-obsessed Yankee fan, living in the foothills of the Adirondacks, where the only way to get to see the Bronx Bombers play in front of my-very-own-eyes would be to beg my parents to drive 5 hours downstate, surely tested [...]

Empire State of Mind: Triple-A Yankees

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Imagine today, the New York Yankees being told they are going to play an entire season at rival Fenway Park, nearby Citizens Bank Park, and one-borough-away Citi Field (they did play at Shea during ’74-’75 Yankee Stadium renovation). It was cause quite the uproar and confusion. The Yankees “younger brother” team, Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees [...]