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.