Thursday, September 17, 2009

Minor Matters

Congratulations to the Tampa Yankees and Staten Island Yankees, who respectively won the high A Florida State League and short-season NY-Penn League Championships last night.

Meanwhile, the AAA Scranton Yankees are on the brink of elimination, down two games to none against the Durham Bulls. If there's any silver lining, it's that Ian Kennedy started last night's game, tossed three perfect innings, and fanned three before Kei Igawa came in to take the loss. The series now shifts back to Scranton for the final three games. If the Yanks pull back even they'll have to face top prospect Nuke LaLoosh in the deciding Game 5.

As always, Chad Jennings has all the coverage you could possibly want on Scranton.

The Big League Yanks have pretty well decimated Scranton's roster with September call-ups. Once Scranton's season is over, we could see Juan Miranda recalled as well, and if the Yankees get creative with the 40 man, possibly Kevin Russo or Austin Jackson too.

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