Where we stand during the off day

Kevin Russo is among the league leaders in hits with 69 and is just four hits behind former SWB Yankee Greg Golson.
(Photo by Jim McGregor for the SWB Yankees)

Wednesday June 13th is just the third day off the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees have had since they opened the season with a two game series at Coca-Cola Park against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Following the rare day off, the Yankees travel to Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse  to begin a four game series as the home team against the Chiefs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s next scheduled off day is a two game stretch for the All Star Break beginning on June 9th and ending on the 11th. The final two off days of the season come in August on the 1st and the 28th.

Heading into today the Yankees are in a tie for third place with the Buffalo Bisons. Both Buffalo (37-29) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (37-29) are 4.0 games behind the International League North leading Pawtucket Red Sox (41-25). The good news for the Yankees is they sit just one game out of the International League Wild Card leading Lehigh Valley IronPigs (37-27).

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has more than enough time to make up some ground in the International League North, as the majority of its games will be played against division foes. The remainder of the schedule includes 50 games against the North, with the majority of them falling in August. Also, of those 50 games, 25 of them are against either Pawtucket, Lehigh Valley, or Buffalo. So, if the Yankees play well they can essentially control their playoff fate in the final months of the season.

Recently, the Above the Plate Blog spoke with Brandon Laird and Cole Garner on the success they enjoyed as high school baseball players. Some other members of the La Quinta Aztecs include current Arizona Diamondback starting pitcher and former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankee Ian Kennedy, and current Chicago Cub Ian Stewart.

1 Comment

Everything considered the Yankees are doing very good!! If we were in the west division we would be a first place team or nearly a first place team.

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