The Yankees Went Down to Georgia…

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SWB YANKEES GAME NOTES Game #100 (Road #44)
SWB @ Gwinnett Braves

7-20 Notes

Two of the Gwinnett Braves have ties to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as former SWB Yankees players.  Jordan Parraz and Buddy Carlyle both played with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the 2011 season.  Carlyle appeared in 27 games with Scranton/WB making two starts for the team posting a 2-2 record with a 2.98 ERA.  Carlyle also appeared in 8 games with New York going 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA.  Parraz hit .289 and tied a career high with 28 doubles. Parraz hit 9 homers and drove in 52 runs with SWB.

Danny Farquhar joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster from Double-A Trenton on July 19th.  The right hander was picked up off of waivers after being designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics on June 26th. Farquhar was outrighted by the Yankees on July 1st and joined the Thunder where he appeared in six games with a 1-0 record and a 0.00 ERA with four saves.  Originally a 10th round selection of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2008 First Year Player Draft, Farquhar made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays appearing in two games in 2011.  He began the season in Double-A New Hampshire (0-1-1, 2.97) with Toronto and was with Triple-A Sacramento (1-2-0, 10.13) in the Oakland system when picked up by New York.

Kevin Russo’s seventh inning single on Wednesday night extended his current hit streak to 10 games.  The double digit hit streak is his third of the season.  The infielder/outfielder hit in 11 straight from May 15th – 26th and again from June 3rd – 15th.  During his current run of 10 games Russo is hitting .462 (18-39) with 10R, 2B, 8RBI, 5BB, 7K, 2SB, CS, and a SF.  He has raised his overall batting average from .271 to .296

STARTING LINEUPS (Left Hander * – Switch Hitter #)

#7 Kevin Russo 3B
#24 Chris Dickerson* CF
#3 Francisco Cervelli C
#29 Jack Cust * DH
#8 Brandon Laird 1B
#21 Kosuke Fukudome* LF
#17 Cole Garner  RF
#19 Ramiro Pena # 2B
#12 Doug Bernier SS
#25 John Maine – RHP

#17 Jose Constanza* CF
#30 Luis Durango# DH
#14 Felix Pie* LF
#20 Ernesto Mejia 1B
#55 Jordan Parraz RF
#11 Josh Wilson SS
#31 Jose Yepez C
#4 Ruben Gotay# 3B
#5 Lance Zawadzki# 2B
#54 Johnny Venters – LHP

Umpires – HP: Seth Buckminster, 1B: Toby Basner (cc), 3B: Adam Hamari

Forcast from – Widespread showers and thunderstorms developing around 9pm. Mostly cloudy with temperatures falling into the low 70s. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 85%.

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