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

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Game Notes 7/18

7-18 Notes

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.

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.


#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
#26 Scott Carroll – RHP

#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
#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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