Thomas takes the mound in road trip opener

SWB Yankees Game Notes for August 3rd vs. Indianapolis Indians

8-6 Notes

THE STARTER… Justin Thomas makes his second start of the season for the Yankees and his first since a July 24 Charlotte…On the season the left hander is a combined 1-1 with a 3.32 ERA in 26 games with one start…After beginning the 2012 season with the Boston Red Sox appearing in seven games (0-0, 7.71 ERA – 4ER/4.2IP), Thomas appeared in four games with Pawtucket (0-0, 3.38 ERA – 2ER/5.1IP) before being claimed off waivers by the Yankees on May 12th… Monday is Thomas’ second start this season…Priot to 2012 his last start came on July 23, 2008 for the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (Seattle) in the Double-A Southern League…He pitched with Indianapolis in the Pirates organization in 2011 going 8-2 with a 3.89 ERA and led the IL with 63 appearances and 12 holds.

FRONTIER FIELD BACK TO NORMAL…
The Yankees are back to a more “normal” existence at Frontier Field as the visiting team taking on the Rochester Red Wings in a four game series. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hosted 38 games at the Red Wings home stadium and posted a 22-18 record as the “home” team at Frontier Field including 4-4 against Rochester in four games in both April and May. As the visitors at Frontier Field in 2012 against the Red Wings, SWB is 1-1.

STARTING LINEUPS (*Left Handed – #Switch Hitter)

SWB Yankees (62-52)
#7 Kevin Russo 3B
#24 Chris Dickerson* DH
#26 Eduardo Nunez SS
#10 Ronnier Mustelier LF
#8 Brandon Laird 1B
#3 Francisco Cervelli C
#51 Melky Mesa CF
#5 Darnell McDonald RF
#19 Ramiro Pena# 2B
#33 Justin Thomas LHP

Rochester Red Wings (59-56)
#21 Eduardo Escobar# SS
#7 Matt Carson DH
#27 Chris Parmelee* 1B
#19 Wilkin Ramirez LF
#33 Clete Thomas* CF
#17 Evan Bigley RF
#12 Brian Dinkelman* 2B
#22 Ray Chang 3B
#13 Rene Rivera

Umpires - HP - Gerard Ascani, 1B – Jon Saphire, 3B - Chad Whitson

Weather - Mostly clear with temperatures falling into the low 60s. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

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