Maine heads to the bump for series finale against Rochester

HOPE WEEK PART TWO…
Below is a link to photos from today’s HOPE Week events at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY. Today members of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and Rochester Red Wings spent time on the field with groups of kids from the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball Organization, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Link to Photos – http://www.photobucket.com/swbhopeweek2

THE STARTER…
John Maine makes his first start of the season against Rochester and his first since the 2006 season when the right hander was pitching with the Ottawa Lynx coming up in the Baltimore minor league system…Maine makes his seventh career start against the Red Wings and has posted a 1-3 record and a 4.02 ERA (14ER/31.1IP) with 16BB, 23K and a .232 (26-112) average against…The right hander is 5-3 on the season for the Yankees in 11games with 10 starts and a 5.23 ERA (30ER/51.2IP)… Maine signed a Minor League deal with New York on May 25th after beginning spring training with the Boston Red Sox and pitching in extended spring into early May…The right hander has pitched in parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues with Baltimore (’04-’05) and the New York Mets (’06-’10) posting a 41-36 record with a 4.35 ERA…He has pitched in the IL with Ottawa (’04-’05), Norfolk (’06) and Buffalo (’10)…Maine’s last outing against Indianapolis resulted in no decision with 5.0 IP at Frontier Field with 6H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 5K and a hit batsman.

STARTING WITH THE LONG BALL…
Chris Dickerson led off Wednesday’s game with his sixth home run of the season on a 2-1 pitch from Shairon Martis. It was the fourth time Dickerson has led off the Yankees first inning with a homer in 2012 and the third time he has done it at Frontier Field. All of his first inning leadoff homers have come since July 17th. Dickerson led off the July 17th game at Frontier Field with a HR against Charlie Shirek of Charlotte, hit a top of the first leadoff at Charlotte on July 26th off Simon Castro, and hit a bottom of the first inning homer on August 5th off Rick Vanden Hurk before Wednesday HR off Martis.

STARTING LINEUPS (*Left Handed – #Switch Hitter)

SWB Yankees (65-52)
#24 Chris Dickerson* DH
#1 Corban Joseph 2B
#26 Eduardo Nunez SS
#10 Ronnier Mustelier LF
#44 Austin Romine C
#21 Kosuke Fukudome 1B
#51 Melky Mesa CF
#5 Darnell McDonald RF
#19 Ramiro Pena# 3B
#25 John Maine RHP

Rochester Red Wings (59-59)
#12 Brian Dinkelman DH
#27 Chris Parmelee* 1B

#7 Matt Carson RF
#33 Clete Thomas* CF
#17 Evan Bigley LF
#21 Eduardo Escobar 2B
#13 Rene Rivera C
#22 Ray Chang 3B
#11 Pedro Florimon SS
#40 P.J. Walters RHP

Umpires - HP - David Rackley, 1B – Gerard Ascani, 2- Jon Saphire3B - Chad Whitson

Weather - Widespread showers and thunderstorms developing by 9pm. Mostly cloudy with temperatures slowly falling to near 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

1 Comment

Chris Dickerson quite a baseball player.

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