While Mike’s not around to do a Down on the Farm tonight, and we’ve got the game thread going strong, I thought I’d put together a quick recap of the Minor League action. It’s better than watching yet another terrible Ian Kennedy effort.
In Scranton, the Syracuse Chiefs down the Yankees 5-2. Cody Ransom went 3 for 3 with his 22nd home run of the season. Juan Miranda and Brett Gardner picked up a hit apiece. Jason Jones allowed 3 runs on 5 hits in 6.1 innings. He walked none and struck out four. Chris Britton gave up two runs in the top of the ninth. Some guy named Vernon Wells went 0 for 4 as the Chiefs’ DH, but don’t count him out yet. He has a bright future.
In Trenton, in Game 1, the Thunder walked off with a 3-2 win over the Akron Aeros. P.J. Pilittere hit the two-run walk-off single. Anthony Claggett went 1.2 innings for the win but walked three. Jason Stephens, in his AA debut, allowed two runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out nine. Bronson Sadinha homered for the Aerons. Game 2 saw the Aerons dominate, 8-0 in seven innings. A-Jax went 0 for 6 on the day.
After falling behind 7-1 after two innings, Tampa outscored the Clearwater Threshers 13-2 en route to a 14-9 win. Ryan Pope got torched. His final line: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 2 BB. Seven Tampa hitters had at least two hits each.
In Charleston, the Rome Braves won 7-3. Jesus Montero went 1 for 2, but no other Yankees did all that much.
Playing in the former Yankee stronghold of the Oneonta, the SI Yanks downed the Tigers 5-2. Michael Obradovich threw another scoreless inning, and Pat Venditte racked up two K’s for his 12th save.
The GCL Yankees were rained out.