Apr
05

Minor League Opening Day

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The minor league season kicks off today, here’s how the Yanks’ affiliates open up:

Triple-A Scranton vs. Norfolk Tides (Nats O’s) at 7:00 pm. Clippard vs. ?

Double-A Trenton vs. Bowie Bay Sox (Orioles) at 7:05 pm. Pitchers TBA, but I’m guessing either Brett Smith or Alan Horne gets the ball.

High-A Tampa
@ Lakeland Tigers (7:00 pm) to take on Cameron Maybin. Pitchers TBA, but the feeling here is Ian Kennedy will be pitching.

Low-A Charleston vs. Greenville Astros (7:05 pm). Pitchers TBA, but I’m all but certain Tim Norton will be starting.

Down on the Farm will be making it’s long awaited triumphant return tomorrow. If you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s a sample. Check out that Matt DeSalvo pitching line.

Update: The AAA Norfolk team is the Orioles affiliate, not the Nationals. My mistake.

Categories : Minors
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben

    All of the Nats’ AAA pitchers are “pitching” for the big league club. Who’s left to start in the minors? Yikes.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    My bad, the Tides are the Orioles AAA squad. The Nats AAA team took over Columbus when the Yanks moved out…

    Regardless, that Nats team is BAD. The combined line of the there starting pitchers in 3 games so far this year:

    12.2 IP, 20 H, 17 R, 14 ER, 4 BB, 9 K

    Yikes.