Yankees continue homestand in Rochester, Figueroa looks for team best 8th win

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Game Notes 7/18

7-18 Notes

OPPORTUNITY MISSED…
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre missed out on an opportunity to move into a first place tie in the IL North with Tuesday’s loss to Charlotte. SWB’s last day in first place in the IL North was May 16, 2011. The Yankees, who held a 4-2 lead heading to the eighth inning would have pulled even with Lehigh Valley, who lost to Durham 8-6 on Tuesday night. With the SWB loss, coupled with a Pawtucket win over Syracuse, the Yankees dropped from second to third in the North and remain one game out of first place.

A RARE LATE INNING SURRENDER…
Charlotte came back on the Yankees Tuesday night with two in the eighth inning to tie the game and one in the ninth to secure a come from behind 5-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It was just the third time in 44 games that the Yankees failed to close out a game when leading after seven innings.

STARTING LINEUPS – (*LH | #SH)

CHARLOTTE (55-43)
#3 Tyler Kuhn* – LF
#7 Drew Garcia# – 2B
#24 Dan Johnson* – 1B
#36 Conor Jackson – RF
#8 Dallas McPherson* – DH
#15 Jeff Baisley – 3B
#4 Josh Phegley – C
#10 Jim Gallagher* – CF
#13 Ray Olmedo# – SS
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#26 Scott Carroll – RHP

SWB YANKEES (53-44)
#24 Chris Dickerson* – CF
#7 Kevin Russo – 3B
#1 Corban Joseph – 2B
#29 Jack Cust* – DH
#8 Brandon Laird – 1B
#21 Kosuke Fukudome* – RF
#3 Francisco Cervelli – C
#17 Cole Garner – LF
#12 Doug Bernier – SS
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#20 Nelson Figueroa – RHP

Umpires: HP – Jeff Gosney, 1B – Chris Ward, 3B – A.J. Johnson

Forecast from Weather.com: Mostly clear with temperatures falling into the low 70s. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

1 Comment

Chris Dickerson almost hit for the cycle.

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