Wrapping up a two game series against the Bisons in blustery Buffalo

SWB Yankees Game Notes for 8/11/12 @ Buffalo (Game #120, Road #58)

8-11 Notes

RED HOT…
Chris Dickerson is currently riding a seven game hit streak (.533 (16-30), 8R, 2 2B, 3HR, 9RBI, 8BB, 6K, SF, 3SB) entering play on Saturday night at Buffalo. The SWB outfielder has been on a bigger tear than in just the last week. Dickerson is the top hitter in the IL dating back to July 21st, (.433 (29-67) with 16R, 4 2B, 13B, 6HR (see HR note below) and 15 RBI’s) which coincides with his longest hit streak of the season. Dickerson hit in eight straight games from July 21-31 and after getting held hitless by Indianapolis on August 2nd, started his current seven game run.

THE STARTER…
Justin Thomas makes his third start of the season for the Yankees and gets starts in consecutive appearances for a team since the 2008 season when the left hander was pitching at Double-A in the Mariners organization with the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx… On the season Thomas is a combined 1-1 with a 3.53 ERA in 26 games with two starts…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… Prior to getting his first start of the season for the Yankees at Charlotte on July 24th, his last regular start came on July 23, 2008 for the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (Seattle) in the Double-A Southern League…Thomas did make four starts for the Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League following the 2010 season posting a 0-1 record with a 4.40 ERA (7ER / 14.1 IP)…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.

STARTING LINEUPS (*Left Handed – #Switch Hitter)

SWB Yankees (66-53)
#24 Chris Dickerson* RF
#1 Corban Joseph 2B
#26 Eduardo Nunez SS
#10 Ronnier Mustelier LF
#8 Brandon Laird 3B
#3 Francisco Cervelli C
#51 Melky Mesa CF
#21 Kosuke Fukudome 1B

#5 Darnell McDonald DH
#33 Justin Thomas LHP

Buffalo Bisons (58-62)
#4 Josh Rodriguez SS
#29 Brad Emaus 2B
#2 Josh Satin 1B
#45 Lucas Duda LF
#3 Zach Lutz DH
#17 Valentino Pascucci RF
#7 Matt Tuiasosopo 3B
#22 Matt den Dekker CF
#16 Mike Nickeas C
#38 Zack Wheeler RHP

Umpires - HP - Marcus Patillo, 1B – Wally Bissett, 3B - Ben May

Weather - Cloudy with a few showers. Low 62F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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