Game #11 SWB Yankees (4-6) vs. Rochester (5-6)
Frontier Field, Rochester, NY | Monday, April 16, 2012 | 7:05 PM
ROCHESTER RED WINGS (5-6)
SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE YANKEES (4-6)
Game # 11 | Home #3
ROC – LH Scott Diamond (2-0, 0.00) vs. SWB – RH Dellin Betances (0-1, 10.80)
Monday night continues the stretch of 10 straight home games (1-1) for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and is the first of 37 home games during the 2012 season the Yankees will play at Frontier Field in Rochester, New York. SWB opens a four game series with the Rochester Red Wings (5-6) before continuing the “home stand” with four against the Norfolk Tides at Dwyer Stadium inBataviabeginning on Friday night. The Yankees split a pair of games (1-1) withSyracuse at Alliance Bank Stadium winning the 2012 “home opener” on Saturday 6-3 before dropping Sunday’s wrap up game to the Chiefs 7-2.
TIME TO START SOME NEW STREAKS…
Three Yankees had hit streaks come to an end in the wrap up game of the quick two game “home” set on Sunday at Alliance Bank Stadium. Kevin Russo’s SWB best six game steak came to an end with a 0-4 day, marking the first game that Russo had played without getting at least one safety. Doug Bernier who entered play on Sunday as the IL’s third leading hitter at .409 saw his five game hit streak end with a 0-3 day with a walk. Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise who had hit in five straight and had extra base hits in five straight took the collar as well with a 0-4 day at the plate.
Dewayne Wise has been named the International League’s “Batter of the Week” for the week ending April 15th. Wise who started the season on the temporarily inactive list to be with his fiancée while she gave birth quickly made up for lost time. He led the International League with a .458 average was second with three home runs, seven runs scored and a 1.042 slugging percentage. The week for Wise included extra base hits in five straight games (five doubles and three homers) and three multi-hit games (two three hit and a four hit effort).
Dellin Betances makes his third start of the season in the series opener with Rochester on Monday night…Betances was roughed up in his most recent outing at Buffalo lasting just 3.1 innings, while throwing 89 pitches (44 strikes)…The right hander allowed 8ER on 7H with 6BB and 3K’s…Betances matched a career high allowing three homers in the game (May 10, 2008 for Charleston at Ashville)…In his first start of the season at Lehigh Valley on April 6th he tossed 5.0 IP allowing 2R (2ER) and scattered 4H with 1BB and 6K’s…The right hander left the game with a 4-2 lead which was surrendered by the Yankees bullpen in a 6-5 loss giving him no decision….Betances went 0-3 with a 4.15 ERA in four starts with SWB in 2011 after getting an August promotion from Double-A Trenton….The righty got a taste of the Majors at the end of the season with a September call up to New York…He appeared in two games with NY posting a 0-0 record with a 6.75 ERA in 2.2 innings of work.
YANKEES AND RED WINGS…
Since the Yankees Triple-A affiliate moved to Northeast Pennsylvania following the 2006 season, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre holds a 51-29 advantage in head-to-head matchups with Rochester. The Yankees have a 30-10 record at PNC Field vs. the Wings and over the same stretch are 21-19 at Frontier Field in Rochester. All time, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is 219-173 vs. the Red Wings with a 97-102 mark on the Wings home turf.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre opened the 2012 “home” portion of the schedule at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse with a 6-3 win over the Chiefs. The Yankees improved to 4-2 in home openers since the affiliation moved toNortheast Pennsylvania following the 2006 season. All time in home openers Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as a franchise improved to 10-14.
With the Yankees 7-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday, Dave Miley’s picked up the 1,600th win of his minor league managerial career. He is in his seventh season as the manager of the Yankees Triple-A team, taking the helm as the manager during the Yankees final season in Columbus (2006). Miley has been the only manager the SWB Yankees have had in their six year history. In 21 seasons managing in the minor leagues, Miley has compiled a 1,601-1,220 (.568) record, including a 486-380 (.561) mark leading the Yankees top affiliate.
A SEASON UNLIKE ANY OTHER…
The Yankees will play the entire 2012 schedule on the road while their home stadium PNC Field is slated to undergo a $40 million renovation project. SWB will play “home” games in six different venues during the 2012 season, with the majority of their games being played in upstate New York. The Yankees will play 37 games at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY, 10 games at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse,NY, eight games at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA seven games at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia,NY, six games at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY and four at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI.
Rochester Red Wings (5-6)
#2 Ben Revere* – CF
#1 Tsuyoshi Nishioka# – 2B
#4 Brian Dozer – SS
#9 Matt Carson – RF
#15 Joe Benson – DH
#44 Matt Rizzotti* – 1B
#5 J.R. Towles – C
#16 Darin Mastroianni – LF
#22 Ray Chang – 3B
#17 Scott Diamond* (2-0, 0.00) P
SWB YANKEES (4-6)
#7 Kevin Russo – LF
#9 Colin Curtis* – RF
#25 Steve Pearce – 1B
#29 Jack Cust* – DH
#10 Dewayne Wise* – CF
#8 Brandon Laird – 3B
#3 Francisco Cervelli – C
#19 Ramiro Pena #- SS
#12 Doug Bernier – 2B
#32 Dellin Betances (0-1, 10.80) P
Umpires: HP – Jon Saphire, 1B – Chad Whitson, 3B – Gerard Ascani
Weather: Partly to mostly clear and windy. Temperatures cooling into the mid to upper 50s. Winds WSW at 20 to 25 mph.
Pre game Audio with SWB Yankees starting pitcher ADAM WARREN