Yankees Affiliate Honored as ‘Team of the Year’

The Trenton Thunder were voted by the fans as the top team in Minor League Baseball (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

(PR)(TRENTON, NJ) MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball, has named the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, “Team of the Year” following a three week online voting period this month. The honor is part of the annual “MiLBY” Awards which are presented by MiLB.com each fall. The Thunder were the […]

Trenton Thunder are 2013 Eastern League champions

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The Trenton Thunder won the Eastern League championship with an 11-4 win over the Harrisburg Senators. This is the third Eastern League championship in franchise history. With this win, the Thunder set a franchise record of six straight playoff wins. In the third inning, the Thunder were trailing but outfielder Mason Williams got it started […]

Trenton Loses Face of the Franchise to Retirement

After 11 years serving as the bat dog of the Trenton Thunder, Chase heads off into retirement with one final ceremony. (Photo from Trenton Thunder on Facebook)

Since 2002, the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have had hundreds of players occupy their locker rooms. They’ve had a couple of different managers and dozens of coaches. However, there has always been one consistent face of the franchise, present for 71 home games each year. Regardless of the promotion – […]

Interviews | J.R. Murphy

Trenton catcher J.R. Murphy has made significant strides behind the plate this season (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

J.R. Murphy is one of the most overlooked prospects not only in the Yankees farm system, but in all of baseball. A 22-year-old from Bradenton, Florida, Murphy was the team’s second-round draft choice in 2008. Ever since that point, he has been overshadowed by bigger names such as Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, and now, Gary […]

Interviews | Rob Segedin

Rob Segedin (Photo courtesy of Trenton Thunder)

Trenton Thunder third baseman Rob Segedin has been one of the Eastern League’s hottest hitters early in the 2013 season. After Monday’s victory, he has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, and has recorded multiple hits in each of his last four games. Segedin’s .333 batting average is second among Trenton regulars, and he […]

Minors recap: Trenton and Tampa come out on top

Photo of Gary Sanchez courtesy of MiLB.com.

Double-A: Trenton TRENTON 3, Richmond 0 WP: Tracy (1-1) LP: Bradley (0-1) S: Kahnle (1)   DH Rob Segedin 2-4 LF Neil Medchill 2-4 1B Kyle Roller 1-4, HR, 2 RBI SS Walter Ibarra 3-4, R, 2 SB (including home) C Kyle Higashioka 2-4 SP Matt Tracy 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Thunder Blast Four Home Runs in Victory

Neil Medchill led Trenton's offense on Thursday with a home run and 4 RBIs (RandomBaseballStuff.com)

Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Final Score: Pawtucket 8, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4 WP: Wilson (1-0) LP: Miller (0-1) 3B David Adams         2-5, 2B, BB 2B Corban Joseph        2-5, R, BB 1B Dan Johnson          1-4, R, 2B CF Melky Mesa           1-6, RBI, 5 K RF Thomas Neal         0-4, RBI SP Vidal Nuno            4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 […]

Trenton Thunder Tickets On-Sale Friday

Tickets to see the defending Eastern League East Division Champion Trenton Thunder go on sale Friday (Photo: MiLB.com)

Press release from the Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees: (TRENTON, NJ) Single game tickets for the 20th season of Trenton Thunder baseball will go on sale at 9:30am on Friday, February 1.  Tickets may be reserved online at trentonthunder.com, by phone at 609-394-3300 or in person at ARM & HAMMER Park. Fans will once […]

Austin Not An Option at Third Yet

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After a breakout season that began at Low-A Charleston and ended two levels higher in Double-A Trenton, Tyler Austin has become one of the hottest names in the Yankees farm system. Initially drafted as a catcher when he was selected in the 13th round of the 2010 draft, Austin never appeared in a professional game at […]

Thunder Drop Game Two, Headed for Elimination Game

Shaeffer Hall lasted just three innings on Wednesday (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

Akron 7, Trenton 5 (Akron leads series 2-0) THUNDER Garcia 0-4, 2 K Flores 1-3, R, BB Adams 2-4, R Almonte  2-4, HR, 3 RBI Maruszak 0-4, K Murphy 1-4, R Austin 1-4, HR, RBI Mahoney 1-4, 2B Segedin 1-3, RBI Hall (L, 0-1) 3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 ER, BB, 2 K […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Thunder Advance to ELCS

Nik Turley pitched five innings in his Double-A debut (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

The Thunder rode six different pitchers to victory as they advanced to their fourth Eastern League Championship Series in four years. Nik Turley made his first Double-A playoff start, and gave Trenton five-plus innings while allowing three runs on six hits and three walks. Turley struck out two, and was clocked in the low 90′s […]

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 […]