The Durham Bulls put the tying run on second base and had the go-ahead runner on first, but were unable to drive either home in a 4-3 loss to the Yankees on Monday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The loss dropped the Bulls to 24-16 at home this season.
After the Yankees scored two runs off of Jake McGee (3-2) in the top of the tenth inning the Bulls started a one-out rally in the bottom half of the inning. JJ Furmaniak worked a walk against Yankee reliever Eric Wordekemper (3-0), and Omar Luna followed with a single. Following a Ray Olmedo strike out Leslie Anderson singled to center field scoring Furmaniak and cutting the lead to 4-3. Wordekemper was then able to strike out Brandon Guyer to preserve the win for the Yankees.
The Bulls first two runs of the contest came on a two-run double from Dan Johnson in the bottom of the sixth that scored Olmedo and Anderson and tied the game at two. Alex Cobb got the start for Durham, his first since returning from Tampa Bay, and he went six innings allowing six hits and two runs, while walking one and striking out six.
Felipe Lopez belted his second home run of the season while driving home five runs in the Bulls 11-3 victory over the Scranton Wilkes-BarreYankees on Sunday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The five RBI's were a season high for Lopez.
The Durham offense got going in the second inning when Dan Johnson led off with a walk and Lopez drilled the first pitch he saw from Kei Igawa over the left field wall to give the Bulls a 2-0 lead. Russ Canzler then drew a walk and was chased home by a Jose Lobaton double to make it 3-0. The Yankees battled back to tie the game at three in the top of the fourth when Terry Tiffee hit his second home run of the series off of Bulls starter Lance Cormier.
The big inning came for the Bulls in the bottom of the seventh when Yankees reliever Andrew Brackman (2-6) loaded the bases for Brandon Guyer. Guyer ripped a double up the middle that scored JJ Furmaniak and Ray Olmedo to give the Bulls a 5-3 lead. After another walk to Johnson, Lopez doubled off of Yankees reliever Josh Schmidt driving home Chirinos and Guyer. Jose Lobaton followed with a double that scored both Johnson and Lopez increasing the lead to 9-3.
The Bulls would add two more runs in the eighth inning, one coming on a Guyer singled that scored Olmedo and the other coming on a Lopez ground out that brought home Chirinos making it 11-3. Dane De La Rosa (4-3) earned the win for the Bulls working one inning and allowing only one hit. De La Rosa has not allowed a run in his last eleven innings of work.
With two outs in the top of the first inning, Brandon Snyder scored from third on a wild pitch. Josh Bell then struck out to end the inning, however the Tides lead was 1-0.
Brandon Laird tied the game at 1-1 with a solo homer to left field in the bottom of the second inning.
The Tides regained the lead in the top of the third inning with a 2-1. Snyder roped a single to left allowing Kyle Hudson to score.
Norfolk rallied for three more runs in the top half of the sixth inning. Josh Bell scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Nick Green and John Hester roped a two-RBI single to left field making it a 5-1 ball game.
The Yankees cut their deficit to just 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth. Laird crushed a two-RBI single to left field. He had all three Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RBI in the game.
D.J. Mitchell suffered the loss for the Yankees, while Rick Vander Hurk earned the win for the Tides.
The two teams will meet for the series finale tomorrow afternoon. Southpaw Greg Smith gets the ball for the Yankees and Chris Tilman will get the nod for the Tides, first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm.
The Norfolk Tides came into Tuesday's game at PNC field winning just two of their last seven games,
With a big night from designated hitter Rhyne Hughes, the Tide were able hang eight runs on the Yankees pitching in an 8-1 victory.
The second inning proved to be a rough one for Yankee's starter David Phelps , as he would face seven batters; all seven of whom recorded hits. The Tides went on to score four runs, mostly thanks to a three-run homer by designated hitter Rhyne Hughes.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees pitcher Adam Warren pitched 6 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball during Monday's 2-0 win over Norfolk.
David Huff brought puzzled Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankee hitters all day and led the Clippers to a
2-0 lead in the series finale at PNC Field.
Chad Huffman gave the Clippers the only run they would need when he hit a solo home run over the right field wall.
Luke Carlin added an insurance run with a solo home run of his own to right field. Carlin's fifth homer of the year gave Columbus a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning.
The Yankees had a great chance to do tighten the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. Brandon Laird singled up the middle and Jordan Parraz doubled to left field. However, the Yankees failed to cash in those runs.
Carlos Silva earned the loss in his first start since May 31st at Indianapolis. The Yankee right-hander allowed two solo home runs, five hits, while striking out five and walking none.
After falling to an early 6-0 deficit, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees nearly came back. However, they fell short and the Clippers won 6-5.
Columbus didn't waste any time scoring. In the top of the first inning, Shelley Duncan roped an RBI single to give the Clippers a 1-0 lead after the first inning of play.
The Clippers rallied for three more runs in the top of the second inning. Jerad Head scored on a fielder's choice, and Duncan contributed with a two-RBI single. The Columbus lead was 4-0 after just two innings.
Columbus extended their lead to 6-0 in the top of the fifth inning. Nick Johnson and Duncan scored on a force out off the bat of Luis Valbuena. Johnson scored due to a throwing error by Luis Nunez who was trying to turn the double play at second base.
The Yankees began their comeback in the bottom of the sixth. Kevin Russo roped an RBI single to centerfield and Golson then crushed a two-RBI triple to the centerfield wall. However, the Yankees failed to bring in Golson from third and it proved to be costly. They trailed the Clippers by a score of just 6-3 after six innings of play.
The Yankees rallied for two more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Golson tripled yet again, this time to right field. Russo scored on the Golson triple bringing the Yankees to within 6-4.
With Jorge Vazquez at the plate, Columbus pitcher Zach Putnam threw a wild pitch and Golson scored from third bringing the Yankees to within one run of tying the game.
However, the Yankees failed to get any closer and lost the game 6-5.
D.J. Mitchell suffered the loss for the Yankees, while Corey Kluber earned the win for the Clippers.
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The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees stormed in front of the Syracuse Chiefs in the eighth inning and held off a ninth-inning rally for a 5-4 win Sunday at Alliance Bank Stadium.
The Yankees stepped in front with four runs in the eighth. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, in Syracuse on a rehab assignment from the Nationals, finished the game 0-for-5.
Jorge Vazquez hits his 20th homerun of the season in a SWB Yankees 10-to-1 win Thursday over Charlotte.
David Phelps throws seven shutout innings in the SWB Yankees 1-0 win over Charlotte.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, but they couldn't hang on for the win. The Yankees dropped the series opener against the Charlotte Knight by a score of 8-2.
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Carlos Silva was scratched from today's start, which meant, the Yankees bullpen had their work cut out for them today. They responded to the challenge and allowed just two runs on seven hits leading the Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens at PNC Field on Sunday afternoon.
It was a combined effort by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bullpen. Buddy Carlye went four innings allowing just one run, Ryan Pope and George Kontos pitched two innings each and Kevin Whelan shut the door in the ninth.
The Toledo Mud Hens (26-31) defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 7-3(29-24) at PNC Field in Moosic, PA Saturday night. Designated hitter, Magglio Ordonez played well in his rehab start going 3-5 with a double, a RBI, and a run scored. Starting pitcher Duane Below threw a quality start.
The Yankees did not go quietly in the ninth. Friday night's hero, Brandon Laird, smacked a solo home run to close the Hens lead to 7-3. The next batter, Jordan Parraz, got on with a single. However, RHP Ryan Perry was able to shut down the Yankees and secured the victory for the Hens.
Brandon Laird walk off winner SWB Yankees over the Mud Hens 4-to-3.
Zooperstars crazy antics with Eyewitness Sports Director Phil Schoener LIVE before SWB Yankees game.
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Indianapolis rallied past Scranton/Wilkes-Barre thanks to a four-run seventh, led by their one through four hitters, second baseman Shelby Ford, shortstop Brian Friday, center fielder Alex Presley and left fielder John Bowker, who combined to go 9-for-18 with eight runs and four RBI, as the Indians defeated the Yankees 8-5 on Monday night at Victory Field.
After a perfect eighth inning, Aroldis Chapman surrendered four runs on four hits and two walks in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ninth. .
Yankees starter David Phelps (4-4, 3.50) earned the victory, going eight innings and allowing four earned runs on ten hits. He struck out five and did not walk any Bats hitters.
Jorge Vasquez hammered his 18th home run of the season in a Yankees 6-to-4 win.
Eyewitness Sports at the 4th Annual Pinstripes Golf Classic Wednesday at Woodloch.
4th Annual Pinstripes Golf Classic the topic of this week's Yankees Weekly Report.
Adam Warren picked up right where David Phelps left off.
Warren led the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to a 5-1 win over the Indianapolis Indians Tuesday morning, tossing eight innings of one-run ball.
SWB Yankees end a six game losing streak with a 2-to-1 win Monday night.
SWB Yankees fall two behind the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for first place in the IL North with a 5-to-4 setback in 11 innings on Wednesday.
Lehigh Valley wins first place showdown over the SWB Yankees 7-to-3.
Eyewitness Sports Yankees Weekly, a talk with Manager Dave Miley about the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs series.
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Today, the SWB Yankees, LLC applauded action by Governor Corbett that allows plans to move forward for the renovation of PNC Field (fka Lackawanna County Stadium). This new construction project will create a unique facility that will greatly enhance the fan experience, provide an outstanding facility for players while providing new jobs and economic opportunities for the region.
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Chris Dickerson's "Players for the Planet" organization the topic of this week's Yankees Weekly Report.
Jorge Vazquez crushed two home runs to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Bisons in the series opener in Buffalo.
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