Alex Rodriguez recorded two hits in his second rehab game with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees), but it was not enough as SWB fell to the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds) on Friday night, 2-1. The RailRiders out-hit the Bats 6-4, but two sacrifice flies were enough for Louisville to emerge victorious.
Ironic that the manager of the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate might just need a bigger, "mantle". Scranton/Wilkes-Barre skipper Dave Miley has been named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America, the preeminent publication in the industry. It is the second significant accolade of 2012 for the veteran field general, who also took International League Manager of the Year honors for a second time in SWB pinstripes.
Zach Duke has appeared in 181 Major League games and in Thursday night's series opening win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (37-30), he proved why he has so many Big League innings.
Opening Day at Coca Cola Park...Eyewitness Sports Director Phil Schoener has a pre-game report for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees against Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
THE SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE YANKEES ARE STILL WITHOUT A "HOME" FIELD NEXT SEASON.
2011 SWB Yankees season in review.
DJ Mitchell tosses eight innings of shutout baseball, while Jorge Vazquez closes the season the way he started leading the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to a win over Buffalo, 5-1.
Vazquez gave the Yankees an early edge, plating two runs with a double. He later smashed his 32nd homer of the season, with teammate Jordan Parraz adding a two-run blast later in the game.
Yankees finish the season 73 and 69.
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Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees split a doubleheader with Pawtucket at PNC Field.
Pawtucket sweeps a doubleheader at PNC Field, snapping the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees four-game win streak.
Jorge Vazquez hit two home runs in the Game 2 tying Shelley Duncan for the team record with
(30) in one season.
Jesus Montero hits two home runs and D.J. Mitchell looks sharp over six-plus innings as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankeesbeat Rochester, 4-1.
The Yankees have won six straight games.
Gustavo Molina had three hits and three rbi's leading the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees to their fifth straight win, beating Rochester on Wednesday afternoon 7-1.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees win their fourth straight game, beating Rochester in extra innings at PNC Field 5-4.
Brandon Laird hit an rbi walkoff single in the 12th inning to score Jorge Vazquez.
Yankees and Red Wings meet again on Wednesday afternoon at 1:05pm.
The game between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Rochester Red Wings on Sunday, August 21st has been suspended in the top of the third inning due to rain. The game will be played to its completion at PNC Field on Monday, August 22nd beginning at 5:35 PM. Following the completion of the suspended game, the Yankees and Red Wings will play Monday's regularly scheduled game which will now be a seven inning contest.
Eyewitness Sports Director, Phil Schoener recaps Alex Rodriguez first rehab game at PNC Field with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
Eyewitness Sports Director Phil Schoener reports from PNC Field. Here from Alex Rodriguez before his first rehab start with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees against Durham.
The game between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Syracuse Chiefs on Sunday, August 14th has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday, August 15th beginning at 5:00 PM.
ESPN is reporting A-Rod will rehab with the SWB Yankees at PNC Field on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Durham Bulls.
Delgado didn't get much help from his team, but he did get just enough. Brandon Hicks gave the Braves the 1-0 advantage with a towering home run to left-centerfield in the top of the second inning.
The Hicks home run was all the Braves would need as they took the final game of the five game, four day series with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Delgado threw seven innings of shutout baseball allowing just three hits. He walked two and struck out six while picking up the win for Gwinnett. He is now 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00 in just two Triple-A starts.
Pendleton suffered the loss for the Yankees. He went five innings allowing just one run.
Andrew Brackman pitched well in relief for the Yankees. He went three innings allowing just one hit. He struck out two and walked one.
The Yankees dropped to 62-57 on the season and will travel to Syracuse on Friday to begin a four game series with the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Yankees Weekly feature Jesus Montero talking about a possible major league call-up later this week.
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees split a doublheader at PNC Field against Louisville.
The game between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Louisville Bats on Saturday, August 6th has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, August 7th beginning at 12:05 PM.
Louisville takes game one of a four game series with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees 3-to-2.
Banuelos gave up two runs over five innings, striking out eight, while earning a no decision.
Manny Banuelos made his Triple-A debute for the SWB Yankees in the Yankees 3-to-2 win over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
Yankees Weekly Jorge Vazquez IL Batter of the Week.
SWB Yankees and Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs split doubleheader. Pigs win game one 4-to-2 in 8 innings, Yankees take the night cap 4-to-1. Roy Oswalt 6IP, 7 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 Walks and 4 K's.
Rookie Liam Hendriks had a quality start, and Jeff Bailey drove in three runs to lead the Red Wings over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 6-3 Sunday night at Frontier Field.
Hendriks gave three runs in the first inning of his last start July 26 in Louisville, then settled down to post his first Triple-A win. On Sunday, Hendriks gave up a one out, two-run single to Jorge Vazquez as the Yankees took a 2-0 lead.
But Hendriks' teammates quickly erased the deficit in the Rochester half of the first. Mike Hollimon and Brian Dinkelman hit one-out singles off D.J. Mitchell, and Bailey followed with a home run to center field to give the Wings a 3-2 lead. It was Bailey's ninth homer of the season.
Rene Rivera and Toby Gardenhire both ripped back-to-back, one-out singles to create a scoring threat for the Wings in the second inning. Denard Span grounded out but advanced the runners on a fielder's choice for the second out of the inning. They were left stranded when Hollimon flew out to end the inning.
With two outs and two men on base in the third inning Chase Lambin helped pad the Wings lead with a towering three-run home run to give Rochester a 6-2 advantage.
For the second night in a row the Bisons went into the late innings with a chance for a win, but for the second night in a row a late Yankees home run beat them. Jorge Vazquez' home run didn't leave the park in a rocket ship but it counted all the same.
The Home run bounced off the top of the wall in right field giving Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning. The Bisons dropped their third game in a row 6-3 against the Yankees at Coca-Cola Field.
Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees piled on 11 runs, steam rolling the Bisons 11-2 at Coca-Cola Field on Tuesday night.
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The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, used four RBI from Jhonatan Solano to beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 8-3 on Friday night.
Clippers starter Justin Germano allowed three runs in the 2nd inning and Columbus never recovered. Gustavo Molina drove home Jordan Parraz and Kevin Russo provided a two-run double to cap the inning.
SWB Yankees snap a four-game skid with a 6-to-1 win at Columbus.
Ivan Nova (1-2) started the game for the Yankees but left the game in the second after suffering an apparent leg injury.
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The Mud Hens rallied back from a 6-1 deficit and defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, 7-6, in an 11 inning thriller on Sunday night. Jeff Salazar went 3-5 with two RBI and provided a game-tying, two out, solo homerun in the ninth. Danny Worth gave the Hens the win when he worked a bases-loaded walk in the 11th.
Buffalo takes game one of a three game series 7-to-5.
On Saturday, July 9, the gates at PNC Field will open at 12:00 p.m. for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Autograph Party and Auction.
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Yankees Weekly Report- Ivan Nova the topic this week.
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.
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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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