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SWB Yankees Game Notes 7/17 vs. Charlotte

7-17 Notes

LOOKING TO TIE OUR BEST MARK…
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will try and match its season high of five consecutive wins on Tuesday night in the second game of the four game series with Charlotte. The Yankees have won five consecutive games on three different occasions in 2012: April 27th – May 2nd, June 4th – June 8th and June 26th – June 30th.

THE STARTER…
Adam Warren makes his third career start and first start in 2012 against Charlotte on Tuesday night at Frontier Field…Warren is 1-0 with a 3.14 ERA in two career starts against Charlotte including a complete game at PNC Field on June 9, 2011. The right hander went the distance against the Knights allowing 6H and 1R, 1ER with 1BB and 7K’s in his first career complete game for SWB…In 2012, Warren is 5-6 with a 3.90 ERA in 17 starts with SWB and is coming off a 7.0 inning shutout effort in his most recent start at Syracuse on July 12th, allowing 3H with 2BB and 3K’s earning no decision in a game ultimately won by the Yankees 1-0 in 14 innings…Warren made his MLB debut with New York earlier this season on June 29th vs. the Chicago White Sox at Yankee stadium tossing 2.1 innings allowing 8H, 6R, 6ER, 2HR, with 2BB and 1K…He threw a complete game, five hit shutout in the first game of a DH at Norfolk on June 3rd…It began a stretch of 16.0 consecutive shutout innings (6/4 – 6/14) for the right hander, which is the longest streak for any SWB pitcher this season…A fourth round draft choice in the 2009 First Year Player Draft from the University of North Carolina, Warren became the first player from the ’09 draft class to appear at Triple-A in 2011, going 6-8 with a 3.60 ERA in 27 starts for SWB.

STARTING LINEUPS – (*LH | #SH)

CHARLOTTE (54-43)
#3 Tyler Kuhn* – LF
#7 Drew Garcia# – 2B
#24 Dan Johnson* – 1B
#36 Conor Jackson – RF
#8 Dallas McPherson* – DH
#23 Hector Gimenez# – C
#15 Jeff Baisley – 3B
#10 Jim Gallagher* – CF
#13 Ray Olmedo# – SS
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#39 Charlie Shirek – RHP

SWB YANKEES (53-43)
#24 Chris Dickerson* – CF
#7 Kevin Russo – 3B
#1 Corban Joseph – 2B
#29 Jack Cust* – DH
#8 Brandon Laird – 1B
#21 Kosuke Fukudome* – RF
#55 Gustavo Molina – C
#17 Cole Garner – LF
#19 Ramiro Pena# – SS
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#28 Adam Warren – RHP

Umpires: HP – A.J. Johnson, 1B – Jeff Gosney, 3B – Chris Ward (CC)

Forecast from Weather.com: Partly to mostly clear and windy. Temperatures falling into the upper 70s. Winds WSW at 20 to 25 mph.

Game #96 – SWB 14 – CHA 2

DATE: July 16, 2012

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Yankees Demolish Knights 14-2
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scores a season high 14 runs in landslide victory over the Knights

Rochester, NY – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees scored a season high 14 runs en route to a 14-2 victory over the Charlotte Knights in the opening game of a four game series at Frontier Field. In the victory, every player in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup reached base, with seven of the nine scoring a run in the contest.

The Yankees scored early and often en route to their series opening victory over the Knights. Corban Joseph put the Yankees on the board in the bottom half of the first with an RBI single to left field. Kevin Russo scored from third on a passed ball to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre its second run of the ballgame. The Yankee offense was far from done, adding two more runs in the bottom of the third on a Brandon Laird two-run blast to centerfield.

Although four runs were more than enough, the Yankee offense exploded for a five run home half of the fourth. Chris Dickerson extended the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lead as he scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Jack Cust. Later in the inning, Russo scored on a wild pitch and Cole Garner capped the Yankee rally with a two-run homer over the bullpen in left field to give the Yankees the 9-0 advantage.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre added four more runs in the fifth on a Corban Joseph ground rule double and three run blast by Cust. It was his team leading 20th home run of the season and gave the Yankees a 13-0 advantage heading into the sixth. Dallas McPherson finally put the Knights on the board in the top half of the sixth with a two-run shot to right field to bring the Knights to within 13-2. The Yankees answered right back in the bottom of the seventh when Yankee newcomer Kosuke Fukudome roped an RBI single to right field, plating Cust from second. With the Fukudome RBI single, the Yankee lead increased to 14-2.

Ramon Ortiz earned the win for the Yankees improving to 7-3. The veteran right-hander allowed two runs on six hits, while walking one and striking out five over six innings on the bump. Charlie Leesman got the loss for the Knights, allowing four runs (three earned) in just three innings. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored the majority of its runs off of Charlotte reliever Shane Lindsay.

The Yankees and Knights take the diamond Tuesday evening at 7:05 for game two of a four game set at Frontier Field in Rochester, New York. Right-hander Adam Warren (5-6, 3.90) gets the ball for the Yankees, while fellow right-hander Charlie Shirek (8-4, 3.50) gets the nod for the Knights. 

-SWB YANKEES-

Back home in Rochester for four with the Knights

YANKEES AND KNIGHTS…
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Charlotte square off for the first time in the 2012 season. Both teams come into the series as playoff teams had the season ended today. The Knights hold a four game advantage over the Norfolk Tides, while Scranton/Wilkes-Barre currently holds the wild card lead and trails the Lehigh Valley IronPigs by one game in the International League North. The Knights and Yankees split the 2011 series 4-4 with each team winning both two games at home, as well as on the road. Since Scranton/Wilkes-Barre became the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in 2007, the Yankees are 23-16 against the Knights, including a 13-6 record at PNC Field and a 10-10 record at Knights Stadium. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre holds a 97-83 advantage all time against the Knights with a 51-39 record at home and a 46-44 advantage on the road.

MAKING A PUSH FOR THE DIVISION…
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are currently second in the International League North, just one game behind the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. With yesterday’s win, the Yankees picked up another game on the IronPigs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre basically controls its own destiny with 29 of the remaining scheduled games being against IL North rivals. Of those 29 contests, 16 of them come against either the Pawtucket Red Sox or the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. As of today, the Yankees are the leaders in the International League Wild Card leading the Pawtucket Red Sox by 0.5 games. Heading into the series opener in Syracuse last Thursday night, the Yankees were four games out, but they picked up 1.5 games due to both Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley losing their games that night.

STARTING LINEUPS – (*LH | #SH)

CHARLOTTE (54-42)
#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
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#41 Charlie Leesman – LHP

SWB YANKEES (52-43)
#24 Chris Dickerson* – CF
#7 Kevin Russo – 3B
#1 Corban Joseph – 2B
#29 Jack Cust* – DH
#8 Brandon Laird – 1B
#21 Kosuke Fukudome* – RF
#17 Cole Garner – LF
#55 Gustavo Molina – C
#19 Ramiro Pena# – SS
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#35 Ramon Ortiz – RHP

Umpires: HP – Chris Ward (CC), 1B – A.J. Johnson, 3B – Jeff Gosney

Forecast from Weather.com: Partly cloudy with temperatures falling into the low 70s. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Game #95 – SWB 4 – SYR 2

DATE: July 15, 2012

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Molina Powers Yankees Past Chiefs 4-2 in Series Finale
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre takes all four games against the Chiefs over four days in Syracuse

Syracuse, NY – It’s very rare for a catcher to start a day game, following a night game. However, Francisco Cervelli was out of the Yankee lineup again due to illness and Gustavo Molina filled in just fine both offensively and defensively. Molina roped a three run home run in the home half of the second in the series finale of a short two game series as the home team at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, New York. His home run proved to be the difference in the ball game as the Yankees completed the sweep with a 4-2 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs.

The Chiefs only two runs in the game came on a two-RBI single by Carlos Rivero with two outs and the bases loaded. However, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter John Maine got out of the jam and cruised from there on out. Jack Cust extended the Yankees lead to 4-2 with an RBI single to left field allowing Corban Joseph to score in the bottom half of the third. The Cust single proved to be more than enough

Maine picked up the win for the Yankees, tossing six innings allowing two runs on two hits. The veteran retired the final 11 batters he faced, while striking out four and walking four. Corey Wade threw the final three innings in relief of Maine to preserve the Yankee victory and pick up his second save of the season. Former Pittsburgh Pirate Zach Duke suffered the loss for the Chiefs.

The Yankees travel to Rochester, NY to begin a four game series with the Charlotte Knights on Monday night at 7:05. Veteran right-hander Ramon Ortiz gets the nod for the Yankees, while left-hander Charlie Leesman gets the nod for the Knights. 

-SWB YANKEES-

Yankees take wild card lead into Sunday afternoon’s finale with Syracuse

IN AS GOOD A POSITION AS ANY…
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are currently second in the International League North, behind the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Despite being 2.0 games behind the IL North leading IronPigs, the Yankees are still in a very good position to make the playoffs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre basically controls its own destiny with 31 of the remaining schedule being against IL North rivals. Of those 31 contests, 16 of them come against either the Pawtucket Red Sox or the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. As of today, the Yankees are the leaders in the International League Wild Card leading the Pawtucket Red Sox by 0.5 games. Heading into the series opener in Syracuse on Thursday night, the Yankees were four games out, but they picked up 1.5 games due to both Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley losing their games that night.

FOR THE FIRST TIME…
For the first time in the 2012 season, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees hold sole possession of second place in the International League North, as well as sole possession of the wild card race. With last night’s victory and Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley losses, the Yankees picked up some serious ground in both races. Heading into the game, the Yankees trailed the PawSox by 0.5 games for the wild card spot, as well as Lehigh Valley by 3.0 games in the IL North race. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre picked up a game on the IronPigs and are now in sole possession of the wild card standings with a 0.5 game lead over the Red Sox. It is the first time Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has been in sole possession of second place in the IL North. Previously, the Yankees were tied for second in the North on two different occasions, May 1-2 and June 16-17.

STARTING LINEUPS – (*LH | #SH)

SYRACUSE (44-49)
#10 Cory Brown – CF
#20 Josh Johnson – 2B
#8 Jim Negrych – LF
#19 Jesus Valdez – RF
#24 Mark Teahen – 3B
#21 Carlos Rivero – SS
#25 Brett Carroll – DH
#14 Koyie Hill – C
#11 Seth Bynum – SS
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#23 Zach Duke – RHP

SWB YANKEES (51-43)
#7 Kevin Russo – CF
#1 Corban Joseph – 2B
#10 Ronnier Mustelier – LF
#29 Jack Cust – DH
#8 Brandon Laird – 1B
#17 Cole Garner – RF
#55 Gustavo Molina – C
#19 Ramiro Pena# – SS
#12 Doug Bernier – 3B
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#25 John Maine – RHP

Umpires: HP – Kelvin Bultron, 1B – Sean Barber, 3B – Mark Lollo

Forecast from Weather.com: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developing around late afternoon. Mostly cloudy with temperatures steady near 80F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 85%.

Game #94 – SWB 8 – SYR 1

DATE: July 14, 2012

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Phelps and Offense Shine as Yankees Pound Chiefs 8-1

Phelps dominant in return to SWB rotation, leads Yankees to landslide victory over Syracuse

Syracuse, NY – For the second consecutive start David Phelps didn’t allow a run. The only difference was this time he did it for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The right-hander tossed seven shutout innings, backed by plenty of run support from the Yankee offense en route to a 8-1 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs on Saturday night at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, New York.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre offense exploded for six runs in the home half of the second inning. The Yankee rally started with an RBI single off the bat of Ray Kruml, which plated Cole Garner. Later in the inning, Kevin Russo roped a two-RBI single to left with the bases loaded. It was Russo’s first at bat since June 24th at Indianapolis. Corban Joseph and Ronnier Mustelier capped the Yankee rally with back-to-back RBI singles.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre added an insurance run in the bottom of the third, increasing its lead to 7-1. Russo roped a sacrifice fly to centerfield, allowing Garner to score from third. The Yankees added one more in the bottom of the seventh on a Ramiro Pena RBI single to right-centerfield. The Chiefs got on the board in the top half of the eighth on a long solo shot to straight away centerfield by Jim Negrych, bringing Syracuse to within 8-1. Russo finished the night 3-4 with three RBI. Every player in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup reached base safely, and eight of the nine players in the Yankee lineup recorded a hit.

Phelps picked up the win for the Yankees, improving to 1-0 on the season for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He went 6 2/3 innings allowing just three hits, while striking out seven and walking three. Phelps exited the game with runners on first and second and two outs, but Juan Cedeno came in and closed the door on the Chiefs in the seventh. Tanner Roark suffered the loss for the Chiefs falling to 4-12 on the season. He allowed seven of the Yankees eight runs in the contest.

The Yankees and Chiefs wrap up their series Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at Alliance Bank Stadium. Right-hander John Maine gets the nod for the Yankees, while Zach Duke heads to the hill for the Chiefs. Following the final pitch, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees travel to Rochester to continue the home stand with a four game series against the Charlotte Knights, beginning at 7:05 on Monday night.

- SWB YANKEES -

Russo and Phelps return, Yankees look to keep climbing the standings

THE STARTER…
David Phelps returns to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre rotation for the first time in 2012 in Saturday night’s series opening game against the Syracuse Chiefs. Phelps is coming off of a fantastic outing with the Double-A Trenton Thunder. In the outing, Phelps earned the win, while allowing just one hit over 6 2/3 inningso n the mound. He struck out 11 and walked just one in his only outing with the Thunder in 2012. With the New York Yankees, Phelps appeared in 15 games, including three starts. During his time in the Majors, Phelps racked up 41.1 innings, allowed 37 hits and 14 earned runs. He struck out 42 and walked 17 en route to a 1-3 record with a 3.05 ERA. He was recently sent down to the minors in order to get more innings in and to be stretched out. In 2010, Phelps received the Kevin Lawn Award, which is given to the Yankees top minor league pitcher each year. Baseball America also credited Phelps with having the best slider in the organization in 2010. In 2011, Phelps combined to go 7-7 with a 2.99 ERA in 20 starts spread over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the GCL Yankees. He was added to the New York Yankees 40-man roster on 11/18/11.

LESS THAN THREE OUT WITH MANY, MANY MORE TO PLAY…
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are currently third in the International League North, behind the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Despite being 3.0 games behind the IL North leading IronPigs, the Yankees are still in a very good position to make the playoffs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre basically controls its own destiny with 31 of the remaining schedule being against IL North rivals. Of those 31 contests, 16 of them come against either the Pawtucket Red Sox or the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. As of today, the Yankees are also just 0.5 games out of the International League Wild Card leading Pawtucket Red Sox. Heading into the series opener, the Yankees were four games out, but they picked up 1.5 games due to both Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley losing their games last night.

STARTING LINEUPS – (*LH | #SH)

SYRACUSE (44-47)
#10 Cory Brown – CF
#5 Jarrett Hoffpauir – 3B
#8 Jim Negrych – LF
#19 Jesus Valdez – RF
#24 Mark Teahen – 3B
#21 Carlos Rivero – SS
#25 Brett Carroll – DH
#14 Koyie Hill – C
#20 Josh Johnson – 2B
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#32 Tanner Roark – RHP

SWB YANKEES (49-43)
#24 Chris Dickerson – LF
#7 Kevin Russo – 3B
#1 Corban Joseph – 2B
#10 Ronnier Mustelier – DH
#8 Brandon Laird – 1B
#55 Gustavo Molina – C
#17 Cole Garner – RF
#19 Ramiro Pena# – SS
#51 Ray Kruml – CF
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#26 David Phelps – RHP

Umpires: HP – Mark Lollo, 1B – Kelvin Bultron, 3B – Sean Barber

Forecast from Weather.com: Partly cloudy with temperatures falling into the upper 70s. Winds light and variable.

Game #93 – SWB 1 – SYR 0 (14 Innings)

DATE: July 12, 2012 

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Pena and Yankees Walk to 1-0 Victory Over Chiefs in 14 Innings
Ramiro Pena draws a bases loaded walk with one out in the 14th to give Yankees the win

Syracuse, NY – It took a season long 14 innings, but with the bases loaded and one out Ramiro Pena proved to be the difference by drawing a five pitch walk to give the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees the 1-0 win over the Syracuse Chiefs on Thursday night at Alliance Bank Stadium. Both teams used a combined 12 pitchers in the first game since the three-day All-Star break.

The Chiefs nearly had a great chance to tie the game at 1-1, but Brett Carroll was called out for running out of the baseline as he was hit in the helmet with a throw. After the ball hit Carroll’s helmet, the ball went flying into left field allowing Jesus Valdez to go all the way to third. However, Carroll was ruled out and Valdez was sent back to first and the Yankees hung on for the 1-0 victory.

Syracuse had a terrific chance to score in the home half of the 12th, but ran into some severe misfortune. Carlos Rivero led off the inning with a double down the right field line, and was then sacrificed over to third on a bunt down the third baseline by Kohie Hill. However, the Chiefs tried a suicide squeeze that went wrong as Manny Mayorson couldn’t get a bat on the bunt attempt and Molina ran down Rivero in between third and home. The bunt mixup cleared the bases and helped the Yankees ensure a 13th inning.

The Yankees best scoring chance of the night came in the top half of the eighth inning. Gustavo Molina led things off with a bloop single to shallow centerfield. Doug Bernier then placed a sacrifice bunt down the first baseline moving Molina to second to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre its first runner past first base on the night. Chris Dickerson then struck out for the second out of the inning, but Corban Joseph kept the inning alive by drawing a walk. However, Ronnier Mustelier hit a broken bat grounder to shortstop to end the inning and the Yankees hopes in the eighth.

Adam Warren was terrific for the Yankees in just his second start since making his Major League debut it New York. The right-hander tossed seven innings of shutout baseball, allowing just three hits while striking out three and walking two. Jeff Mandel was equally dominant for the Chiefs. The right-hander threw five innings, allowing just one hit. Austin Bibens-Dirkx was credited with the loss for the Chiefs, while Chase Whitley got the win for the Yankees.

Prior to Thursday night’s series opener, the Yankees and Chiefs completed a game, which was previously suspended on April 10th. When the game was suspended, the Yankees held a 2-0 lead after four innings of play. Mustelier entered the game in DeWayne Wise’s spot and added an RBI single to extend the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lead to 3-0, where it would stay. Nelson Figueroa was credited with his team leading seventh win of the season, while Cory Wade earned the save. Mitch Atkins suffered the loss, depite tossing a complete game, throwing 151 pitches over the two portions of the ballgame.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Syracuse continue a four game series at Alliance Bank Stadium on Friday night at 7:05. Veteran right-hander Ramon Ortiz (6-3, 2.94) gets the nod for the Yankees, while fellow right-hander Tanner Roark (4-11, 5.11) takes the hill for the Chiefs. 

-SWB YANKEES-

Warren ready to start the second half off strong, Yankees win suspended game 3-0

WELCOME BACK…
Matt Antonelli and David Phelps made their return to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster on July 12th. Phelps returns after spending the majority of the year with the New York Yankees. He will make his first start of the season for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Saturday. Antonelli rejoins the team after being designated for assignment and then unconditionally released just before the All-Star break. He rejoins the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankee roster, but will be on the disabled list as he is still dealing with a hand issue.

YANKEES HANG ON FOR SHUTOUT VICTORY…
When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Syracuse Chiefs began today’s game, the date was April 10. Well, on July 12th the game was finally finished with the Yankees taking a 3-0 victory improving to 49-43 on the season. The Yankees held a 2-0 lead after four innings when the game was suspended due to rain. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre added another run extending its lead to 3-0, where it would stay. Mustelier didn’t start the game, as he was not with the team in April, but he did have an RBI double in its completion. Doug Bernier and Colin Curtis had the other RBI for the Yankees. Nelson Figueroa got the win tossing three innings in relief of Yankee starter Ramon Ortiz. Cory Wade picked up the save, tossing two innings of shutout baseball. Mitch Atkins suffered the loss for the Chiefs, allowing three runs on five hits. He threw 151 pitched over the two dates, striking out four and walking six.

STARTING LINEUPS – (*LH | #SH)

SYRACUSE (44-47)
#10 Cory Brown – CF
#8 Jim Negrych – LF
#24 Mark Teahen – 3B
#35 Chris Marrero – 1B
#19 Jesus Valdez – RF
#25 Brett Carroll – DH
#21 Carlos Rivero – SS
#14 Koyie Hill – C
#15 Manny Mayorson – 2B
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#31 Jeff Mandel – RHP

SWB YANKEES (49-43)
#24 Chris Dickerson – CF
#1 Corban Joseph – 2B
#10 Ronnier Mustelier – LF
#29 Jack Cust – DH
#8 Brandon Laird – 1B
#17 Cole Garner – RF
#19 Ramiro Pena# – SS
#55 Gustavo Molina – C
#12 Doug Bernier – 3B
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#28 Adam Warren – RHP

Umpires: HP – Sean Barber, 1B – Mark Lollo, 3B – Kelvin Bultron

Forecast from Weather.com: Clear with temperatures falling into the low 70s. Winds light and variable.

Game #91 – BUF 10 – SWB 3

 

DATE: July 8, 2012

 

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Buffalo Downs Yankees in Series Finale 10-3

 

Matt Den Dekker leads Bisons with solo blast and two-RBI single

 

Syracuse, NY – Matt Den Decker provided the power yet again for the Buffalo Bisons. His home run in the first and two-RBI single in the fifth led the Bisons to a 10-3 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, New York.

 

The Bisons jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top half of the second inning. For the second consecutive game, Matt den Dekker crushed a home run way over the centerfield wall. His sixth homer of the game gave the Bisons the early 1-0 advantage. Buffalo added two more in the top half of the fourth on a Josh Satin two run homer. Adam Loewen made the trot around the bases on the Satin homer, extending the Buffalo lead to 3-0.

 

The Bisons exploded for a three-run fourth inning, extending their lead to 6-0 in the ballgame. Loewen started the rally with an RBI double to right field. Later in the inning, Preston Claiborne came in to relieve Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter John Maine with the bases loaded. Den Decker cashed in on the opportunity roping a two-RBI single to center and extending the Bisons lead to 6-0 heading into the home half of the inning.

 

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got two back in the home half of the fifth, making it a . Doug Bernier crushed an RBI double dow the left field line, plating Cole Garner with one out in the innings. Chris Dickerson gave Scranton/Wilkes-Barre it’s second run of the night with a sacrifice to right field, allowing Ramiro Pena to score from third. However, the two runs were all the Yankees would get in the innings as Corban Joseph grounded out to first to end the inning. Brandon Laird cut the Bisons lead in half in the top half of the seventh with an RBI single to left field.

 

The Bisons added two insureance runs in the top half of the eighth on Rob Johnson RBI single to center and Fred Lewis grounded into a fielders choice bringing home Matt Tuiasosopo. Loewen crushed a solo home run to right field in the ninth for the tenth and final run for the Bisons in the ballgame.

 

Maine earned the loss for the Yankees, falling to 2-3 on the season. The veteran right-hander allowed six runs on four hits, while walking four and striking out six over 4.2 innings on the mound. Collin McHugh earned the win for the Bisons. Improving to 1-2 on the season for the Bisons. The right-hander allowed three runs, one earned on six hits. He walked one and stuck out two in 5.1 innings on the bump. The Yankees return to Alliance Bank Stadium on Thursday night for a five game, four-day series against the Syracuse Chiefs. The series starts with a completion of a previous game at 6:00 pm. 

 

-SWB YANKEES-


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