Trenton’s season ends as Altoona takes home title

Game 148: A third try for 20
Yanks offense returns for 11-3 rout

Double-A Trenton (5-2 loss to Altoona) Altoona won the best-of-five series three games to one, and took home the Eastern League Championship
Austin Krum, CF: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 SB
Justin Snyder, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 E (throwing) – given how much they struggled offensively, they probably should have at least tried Rob Segedin out at the hot corner
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out at third
Austin Romine, C: 0 for 3, 1 BB – he’ll get some much needed time off now to rest
Marcos Vechionacci, 1B & Rene Rivera, C: both 0 for 4 – Vech K’ed three times, Rivera four … Vech also committed a fielding error in what might have been his final game with the organization, since he’s due to become a minor league free agent
Damon Sublett, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Luis Nunez, SS: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Matt Cusick, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K
Manny Banuelos: 4.2 IP, 5 H 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 8-1 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional … he took a line drive off his neck, below his chin in the fourth inning, but he stayed in the game
Wilkins Arias: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-3 GB/FB – first time he’s pitched since Sept. 5th
Josh Schmidt: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa beat Charlotte on Monday to win the Florida State League Championship, their second consecutive league title.

Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks are done. None of the three qualified for the postseason. Triple-A Scranton‘s season ended when they lost to Columbus in the first round of the International League playoffs.

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So folks, that’s it for the 2010 edition of DotF. The Arizona Fall League season doesn’t start until October 13th, and while DotF will certainly return with nightly updates then, it’s just not the same. This was the fifth year of DotF, and it was easily the best in terms of how much the system improved. So many breakouts, so few injuries and regressions. I wish every season was like this.

Anyway, thanks for all the feedback, comments, links, info, everything really, and thanks for helping make it another great season. See you in three-and-a-half weeks.

(Special thanks goes out to everyone who covers the various affiliates as well, every team should be so lucky as to have minor league coverage like this. Donnie Collins, Mike Ashmore, Conor Foley, Josh Norris, Jessica Quiroli, and everyone I regrettably forgot. Great job this season, folks.)

Game 148: A third try for 20
Yanks offense returns for 11-3 rout
  • Ross in Jersey

    Great job all year, Mike. Always look forward to the DotF posts. 2 championships, a great year from AAA and bunch of prospects to look forward to seeing next year. Can’t ask for much more.

    • T-Dubs

      Agreed on all points. Great Job Ax.

    • JGS

      Seconded. Great job as always

    • Rockdog

      Agreed. Love reading DOTF and appreciate all of the work that goes into it.

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW


    • Bob Stone


    • Total Dominication


    • Chops

      As a college student, I don’t have the money to donate. But when I get a real job I plan on donating $0.50 per DotF, or something like that. This is an amazing service which is unmatched on the internet. Thank You!!!

    • Pablo Zevallos

      Eighthed. I’ve been enjoying this since June of 07. Thanks for bringing this to us!

    • bexarama

      + a million

    • Angelo

      DotF is amazing and it’s one of the main reasons why I love RAB.

      + a million and one. (Sorry bexy. Had to out do you.)

  • Joe

    banuelos season was great even though his last game didnt go as we hoped. 19 in double A and touching 97 is something I don’t think anyone predicted for him especially coming off a major surgery.

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      Well, to be fair, wasn’t arm surgery (thank g-d, knock on wood, sacrifice at the altar, etc)

      • Joe

        still a major surgery with major recovery time

  • Kit

    Great season of coverage, guys. You did an excellent job. And a great job by our farm system. Can’t wait for next year.

  • joe t

    Thanks to You Mike. Unbelievable gift you give us.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    I just started to RAB this year. You guys definitely run the best Yankees blog IMO. DOfF is no exception in this case.

    • Bob Stone

      Definitely the best blog all the way around . . . in everything they do.

  • Vinrae

    Great work Mike. Been following DOTF since the IGWT days. Great great work.

  • matt damon wayans

    Thanks for being one of my favorite things on the internet.

  • kenthadley

    thoroughly enjoyed following your writeups all year….wish they had this when I started following the Yanks, and their hot minor leaguers were named Norm Siebern, Jerry Lumpe, Ralph Terry, Bobby Richardson, Deron Johnson, and Marv Throneberry. Thanks very much.

  • Rick in Boston

    I’ll echo everyone above: thanks Mike for your hard work on covering the minors. For someone whose following of the Yanks minor leaguers go back the halcyon days of Ricky Ledee, Mike Jerzembeck and Ryan Bradley, this has been one of, if not the best, seasons to follow Yankees prospects.

  • Accent Shallow

    Adding to the lovefest. Thanks Mike.

    Even though Trenton lost, encouraging to see no one had a true disaster start (Man-Ban had an 8-1 GB ratio in the loss)

  • Tags1

    I’ve been going to the Trenton Thunder games for the last five years so I’ve loved reading dotf to hear about the ghuys who might come up and those who move to AAA. Great job in always keeping us up to date, you do a great job Mike

  • Ted Nelson

    Thanks for all the hard work, Mike!