Minors Wrap-Up: Mesa Blasts Yankees to Game Four

Melky Mesa's walk-off home rune kept the Yankees' season alive for at least one more day (Photo Credit: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees On the brink of elimination, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fought back in the bottom of the 9th inning from two runs down, securing the win coming on a shot from Melky Mesa over the left field fence. Mesa, who had two of the team’s five hits today, was the driving force behind the offense. Down […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Segedin Plays Hero for Trenton

Rob Segedin's triple tied the ELDS at one game apiece (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fell to the brink of elimination after blowing a multi-run lead for the second straight night with a 3-2 loss to Pawtucket. Ramon Ortiz turned in a solid outing, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits in 6.1 innings, but errors by Kevin Russo and Cole Garner would do damage […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Scranton, Trenton Lose Playoff Openers

Ramon Flores' home run wasn't enough to push Trenton past Reading last night (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Game one of the playoffs went to the Pawtucket Red Sox, as they got to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter John Maine early and often to defeat the Yankees 7-4. Chased after just 4.2 innings, Maine allowed five runs on seven hits as he took the loss. After he left, Chase Whitley shut the Phillies down […]

The 1st Annual BronxPinstripes.com Minor League Awards

Tyler Austin's performance at both Charleston and Tampa earned him the honor of BronxPinstripes.com's Minor League Player of the Year (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Yankees)

As Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Trenton begin the playoffs tonight, it’s time to give out some post-season awards at each of the minor league levels which we covered throughout the season. There will be an overall award, as well as awards for members of each team. Player of the Year, Organization: Tyler Austin, OF, Charleston/Tampa/Trenton Tyler started […]

Minor League Playoff Schedules

The EL Eastern Division Champions begin a best-of-five series with Reading on Wednesday (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

While many fans hope the slumping Yankees find a way to right the ship and secure the AL East crown, many don’t realize that the top two Yankees affiliates, AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and AA Trenton, have already won their respective divisions. Both teams will begin their opening round playoff series on Wednesday night. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wed 9/5: […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Flores Homers in Trenton Debut

Ramon Flores homered in his second Double-A at-bat (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Yankees)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees The final regular season game of the season went a few innings long in a playoff preview as Pawtucket defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6-4 in twelve innings on Monday. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre used six pitchers, including reserve catcher Ryan Baker, as none threw more than three innings in a true bullpen game. With the playoffs (and […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Ronnier Runs Wild in Scranton Win

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AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ronnier Mustelier’s three hit performance helped lead Scranton/Wilkes-Barre past Pawtucket on Sunday night by a score of 6-2. Playing DH today, Mustelier scored once and also drove a run home. Corban Joseph and Darnell McDonald also contributed multi-hit games, with Joseph having a pair of RBIs as well. The rest of Scranton’s […]

Minor Adjustments

Tyler Austin headlines the list of those promoted through the system in the past few days (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

Every year on September 1st, Major League Baseball expands their rosters from 25 players to 40 players, pulling players mainly from their Triple-A affiliate. The result is some players realizing their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues, while also stripping potential playoff contending minor league teams of some of their key players. As a […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Clinches Division

Francisco Cervelli and Chris Dickerson celebrating as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees won their fifth division title in six seasons (Photo Credit: Chris Dickerson on Twitter)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees John Maine took the ball tonight for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and turned in a masterful performance which would lead them to clinch their fifth division title in the past six years. Maine, a mid-season addition for the Yankees, turned in seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out five […]

Miley Selected as International League Manager of the Year

Dave Miley was voted as the International League's Manager of the Year for the second time in five years (Photo Credit: Marie De Jesus)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees manager Dave Miley accomplished something truly remarkable yesterday. In his seventh season managing the Yankees affiliate in the International league, the 50 year old Miley won the league’s Manager of the Year award – despite not playing a single game in their home stadium over the course of the season. Currently, his team […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Garcia Blasts Trenton into Playoffs

Two home runs from Adonis Garcia led the Thunder into the playoffs (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AA: Trenton Thunder Adonis Garcia led the Thunder offense with two of the team’s four home runs as they defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 7-4 on Tuesday night. David Adams and Addison Maruszak each had a home run as well. Garcia, Adams, Kevin Mahoney, and Jose Gil all had multiple hits on the evening. […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Russo Comes Up Big in Thirteenth

Kevin Russo drove home the eventual winning run in the 13th inning (Photo Credit: All Things Bubba on Blogspot)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Kevin Russo hit a double into center field in the 13th inning, scoring Darnell McDonald and giving the Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Russo, the clear offensive hero on the night, reached base in five of six trips to the plate, which included two hits and three walks. […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Scranton Now Two Wins from Division Title

A view from the stands as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre moved one win closer to winning the International League North title as they defeated Lehigh Valley 6-2 on Sunday afternoon. Justin Thomas turned in an excellent outing, tossing seven innings of two-run baseball. Thomas allowed just three hits in the outing while striking out five Lehigh Valley hitters, earning his second […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mesa Blasts Game-Winning Home Run in 11th

The Melk-man delivers in the 11th inning with a game-winning home run (Photo Credit: SWB Yankees)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Melky Mesa led off the 11th inning with a blast to right-center field, giving the Yankees a 4-3 lead, and a few minutes later, a victory for the eighth straight time as they hit their longest winning streak since August of 2010. This comes after Buffalo had jumped out to an early […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Bombed, August ERA Now 10.23

It may finally be time to concede that a second of the "Killer B's" has flamed out (Photo Credit: Howard Owens/500px.com)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees It took twelve innings, but Scranton/Wilkes-Barre finally knocked off Buffalo on Wednesday night by a score of 2-1 thanks mainly to Eduardo Nunez, who scored the eventual winning run. Nunez recorded his only hit of the day with a lead-off single in the 12th inning. After reaching base, Nunez would steal both […]

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 […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Murphy’s Bat Powers Tampa

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AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton couldn’t get going offensively, managing just four hits in a 4-2 loss to the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night. In fact, only Ronnier Mustelier was able to cobble together an extra-base hit. The offense struggled with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-7 on the evening and leaving seven on base. Adam […]

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: 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: Ronnier Mustelier Just Keeps Hitting

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4, Toledo 1 Ronnier Mustelier hit far too well to remain at Double-A Trenton, and is experiencing more of the same success now for Scranton. That success was evident tonight as Mustelier went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run to lead the Yankees to victory. Colin Curtis also showed signs of life for the […]