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The minors. SWB Miracle keeps them alive.

AAA: So SWB came into the game with their backs against the wall, down 0-2 in a best-of-five. They gave up two in the second & another in the eighth. They were down 3-0 after 7 1/2. Mike O’Connor went 6, 2 R on 3 H.

C Gus Molina HR’d in the 8th to cut it to 3-1. To the 9th.

3B Kevin Russo doubled, and after a groundout, LF Ronnier Mustelier singled to make it 3-2. A pop-up.

SWB was down to their last out.

CF Melky Mesa then hit a walk-off 2-run HR to keep SWB alive, 4-3.

AA: Trenton got two in the 8th to win 3-1 and go up in their series 2 games to 1.

Mikey O’Brien 5 IP, 1 R on 2 H. In the first, RF Zoilo Almonte doubled iin a run, but he was thrown out at home on a single by SS Addison Maruszak.

In the 8th, Austin singled and Ibarra bunted him over (God forbid the big club do that). An error and a flyout put men on 1st and 3rd, two out.

David Adams (  ) singled in a run.

RF Zoilo Almonte singled in another for insurance. 3-1 Yanks.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB failed to clinch its division today, losing 5-2 to Lehigh Valley. Ex-major leaguer Scott Elarton beat them. Mike O’Connor 2 R in 5 2/3. Kelvin Perez, who has had a great year, had a bad night. 3 R in 1 IP. RF Cole Garner had 3 of SWB’s 6 hits.

AA: Trenton lost 3-1. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 6 IP (5-7, 4.22). RF Zoilo Almonte 2 of Trenton’s 5 hits.

High A: Tampa split a DH.

Game 1: 3-0 win. Nik Turley 5 2/3 scoreless IP. (9-5, 2.89).

Game 2: A 5-1 loss. DH Slade Heathcott 3 for 3. RF Tyler Austin 2 hits.

Low A: Game 2 of a scheduled DH for Charleston was suspended, no score in the third.

Game 1: A 3-0 win for Charleston. 6 IP, Bryan Mitchell, gave up just 2 hits.

The minors today… and some MLB news.

First the MLB news. Nova has an inflammation of the rotator cuff. He’s shut down for 15 days. CC back and starts tomorrow. Phelps stays in the rotation.

AAA: SWB (Empire State) should be clinching soon! Their magic # is down to 5. A 4-3 win in 11. Mike O’Connor 3 R in 6 IP (3.78) but Manny Delcarmen and Cory Wade combined for five scoreless IP out of the bullpen. CF Melky Mesa’s HR in the top of the 11th was the game winner. 2B Corban Joseph 2 h, 3 RBI. 2 doubles, 2 walks for RF Chris Dickerson.

AA: 3-0 win for Trenton. Vidal Nuno 0 r, 4 h in 6 IP (8-5, 2.45). Upcomer Mark Montgomery two scoreless IP. RF Zoilo Almonte 3 H, 2 for C J.R. Murphy.

High A: 9-5 loss for Tampa. C Gary Sanchez made 3 errors, another by Jose Mojica. It shows in Matt Tracy’s line: 7 R, 2 ER in 3 2/3. CF Ramon Flores 3 for 3. 2 doubles. DH Slade Heathcott 2 for 4, 2 doubles. RBI. 1 B Kyle Roller 2 hits, triple, rbi.

Low A: Charleston wins 10-9 in 11. RF Robert Refsnyder, CF Ben Gamel and 3B Dante Bichette Jr. with 3 hits each. 2 HR, 3 RBI Refsnyder. 2 RBI each Bichette & Gamel.

Another 1-2-3 inning for Feliciano at GCL. It’s amazing to think that he may actually be on the team and helping come September.

Yesterday’s minors.

AAA: SWB won 10-3. Mike O’Connor 3 R in 5 IP (3-6, 3.73). Kelvin Perez two scoreless IP. Juan Cedeno 2 scoreless IP. SWB banged out 20 hits. C Francisco Cervelli, with one hit (2 rbi, .255), was the only player in the lineup to not have at least two. HR, 3 RBI  2b Corban Joseph (3 hits, .260-12-43). HR, 2 RBI DH Austin Romine (2 hits).  3 hits each for SS Eduardo Nunez and 3B Ramiro Pena. Perez, 26, had a 1.14 ERA at AA Trenton, (6-1) and is 1-0, 0.00 in three games at AAA. Overall 7-1, 1.03. The age worries me (27 in October) but talk about a breakout year. SWB is 73-56, and now has a four-game lead in the International League North, which is amazing because they have been the “traveling nomads” all season while their home ballpark is being renovated. As one writer suggested, there should be no question in naming Dave Miley AAA Mgr. of the Year.

AA: While SWB got 20 hits, Trenton got just two in a 3-2 loss. SS Addison Maruszak a solo HR. (.273-13-47). Vidal Nuno 2 r in 6 IP (7-5, 2.60). Trenton, at 72-54, leads the Eastern League’s Eastern Division by four games.

High A: Tampa ppd. Tampa leads the FSL North with a 31-23 record and has a 1 1/2 game lead for the second half of the season. Overall they are fourth in their division at 61-60, 10 1/2 out, but A ball plays a split season. They finished the first half at 30-37, fourth place, 12 out.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-6. Brett Gerritse 2 R in 5 IP (3.95). Melvin Mercedes 4 R in 2 1/3 (0-1, 11.81). 2 h, 2 RBI C Francisco Arcia. Charleston is 23-31 and in last place in the SAL South, 12 back. Overall they are 62-59, fourth, 14 back in their division. They were 39-28, third, 6 1/2 back in the first half of the season.

Pedro Feliciano hasn’t thrown one pitch for the Yankees since his shoulder surgery shortly after the Yanks signed him in 2011. He threw just one inning in the minors in 2011 (GCL, no runs, no hits, no walks and 1 K) and pitched in his third GCL game of this year yesterday. He threw one inning, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. In his three games he has thrown 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 5 K. Feliciano turns 36 next week. It’ll be a long road back but at least he’s started it.


The minors today.

AAA: 3B Kevin Russo drove in three runs, and 2B Ramiro Pena drove in two in SWB’s 6-4 win. SS Eduardo Nunez is hitting just .218 at AAA. Austin Romine went 2 for 4 (.214). Mike O’Connor 1 R in 5 1/3.

AA: Trenton lost 8-4. Vidal Nuno (7-4, 2.57) 6 R, 4 ER in 5 2/3 IP.

High A: No game for Tampa. They lead the FSL North with a 29-21 record (1st by one game). In the first half of the season, they were fourth at 30-37.

Low A: 4-3 loss for Charleston. Charleston got only 4 hits in the game. Matt Bashore 1 unearned run in 4 ip, 6 K.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB (Empire State) wins 7-3 by plating 5 in the top of the 9th. Mike O’Connor 2 R, 3 H in 6 1/3, 0 walks, 7 K (3.76). RF Chris Dickerson is making a bid to be a September callup. 3 H, solo HR, .315-6-20 (he missed much of the year with an injury). 3B Ramiro Pena 3 h, 2 RBI. CF Melky Mesa (recently promoted from AA)  2 h, double, solo HR. SS Eduardo Nunez 1 for 4, 2 rbi. C Austin Romine’s first AAA game this year, 1 for 4, double.

AA: 7-2 loss for Trenton. Vidal Nuno 3 R in 6 IP. 8K. (7-3, 2.32). Graham Stoneburner 3 R in 2 IP (6.04). CF Abe Almonte 2 hits, RF Zoilo Almonte a solo HR.

High A: 4-3 win for Tampa. Matt Tracy 2 R in 5 IP (3.20). One-time high draft pick Jeremy Bleich has had a lot of injuries lately. 1 run in 2 IP. He hasn’t pitched very much since 2009 and is now 25. 1B Kyle Roller a 2-run HR (.268-18-75).

Low A: Charleston was shut out 6-0. DH Rey Nunez had two doubles.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB shut out 2-0 today. Mike O’Connor 5 2/3, 1R. (2-6, 3.84). Cory Wade 1 2/3, 1 UNEARNED run. SWB only got 3 hits.

AA: A 10-6 Trenton win. Vidal Nuno 3 R, 2 ER in 5 IP (7-2, 2.16). 9 K. LF Jose Pirela (yes, he goes between 2B and LF) 3 H, 3 RBI (.330). CF Ardonis Garcia 4 H, 2 doubles, 1 RBI. This was his first game at AA. SS Addison Maruszak and RF Zoilo Almonte 2 RBI each.

High A: 6-2 Tampa win. Zach Nuding 2 R in 6 2/3. (6-2, 3.57). DH Kyle Higashioka 2 RBI, HR. 1B Kyle Roller HR, 2 RBI. (.265-15-68).

Low A: Called after 6 with Charleson up 2-1. Phil Wetherell 1 R in 5 IP (5-5, 6.22).