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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.

Minor league playoffs.

AAA: SWB fell into an 0-2 hole with a 3-2 loss tonight. Ramon Ortiz 3 R, 1 ER in  6 1/3. Errors by 3B Kevin Russo and RF Cole Garner were costly. Garner did have 2 hits and an RBI.

AA: Trenton tied up their series at a game apiece by scoring three in the 9th. David Aardsma started (rehab, and in a AA playoff game). 1 IP,  1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 0 K. Not good if you are hoping for more of him and less of Joba. Shaeffer Hall 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, just 1 hit. DH Rob Segedin bases-loaded triple in the top of the 9th. Solo HR SS Addison Maruszak.

Minor league playoffs. SWB, Trenton both lose openers.

AAA: SWB lost the opener of their best-of-five series 7-4. John Maine gave up 5 r in 4 2/3. Kelvin Perez gave up two runs late. 3B Kevin Russo a solo HR, 1B Luke Murton a 2-run shot.

Ramiro Pena cleared waivers and was reassigned to SWB (sorry, Dennis). He was the SS for this game.

AA:  Brett Marshall gave up 4 R in 7 IP (3 HR) as Trenton lost 4-2. LF Ramon Flores a 2-run HR for Trenton.


The minors tonight. Hurricane cancels all FSL games. Long one for SWB.

AAA: SWB’s magic # at 1 after a 5-4, 13-inning win over Lehigh Valley, a few miles from my home. GW RBI double by 3B Kevin Russo. Adam Warren 4 R in 6 2/3 (3.71). Juan Cedeno, Ryota Igarashi, Preston Claiborne and Chase Whitley combined for 6 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. C Austin Romine 3 for 7, solo HR. 1B Kosuke Fukodome 1 for 2 with 5 walks. Solo HR CF Melky Mesa. Russo 2 for 4, 3 walks. A rough night for SS Eduardo Nunez, who went 0 for 7. 2 H, 2 walks for LF Ronnier Mustelier.

AA: Trenton lost 8-1, getting just 3 hits in the process. 2B Kevin Mahoney solo HR. Craig Heyer 7 R in 2 1/3 (2-5, 6.40).

Pedro Feliciano pitched one inning. 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. Since he was on the DL, he could be placed on the postseason roster and does NOT have to be called up by 9/1.

High A: Tampa was ppd. All FSL games were cancelled/postponed due to Hurricane Isaac.

Low A:  No games scheduled.

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.

From the NY Daily News’ Mark Feinsand: Joba Chamberlain will throw a pen at the Stadium Friday, then pitch for Double-A Trenton Sunday. He could be activated sometime next week.

AAA: SWB won 8-7. Ramon Ortiz (9-3, 3.10) 6 R in 6 IP for the 39-year old ex-MLBer. CF Chris Dickerson 4 H, 2 HR, 3 RBI. 3 H, C Francisco Cervelli. 3B Kevin Russo 2 H, rbi (.303) and 2 RBI 2B Corban Joseph. SS Eduardo Nunez 1 for 5.

AA:   Trenton was down 3-1 in the second inning when that game was suspended (severe thunderstorms in our area tonight).

High A: 6-4 win for Tampa. Caleb Cotham 2-4, 4.74 with 2 R, 5 IP. RF Adonis Garcia 2 h, 2 rbi. CF Slade Heathcott 3 h, 2 rbi. LF Ramon Flores 3 hits. Austin Romine promoted to here, 3 for 4 in his rehab.

Low A: 7-4 loss for Charleston. Bryan Mitchell 4 R in 5 IP (6-8, 5.32). CF Ben Gamel (.308) 2 H.

The minors today.

AAA: 13-8 win for SWB (Empire State). 3B Kevin Russo 4 hits, rbi (.306). 1B Brandon Laird 3 H, HR, 4 RBI (.249-9-55). RF Cole Garner 2 h, HR, 4 RBI (.274-5-21). 2B Corban Joseph 2 h, 2 RBI (.266). 39 yr. old Ramon Ortiz 6 R, 1 ER in 5 IP (8-3, 2.80). Cory Wade 2 IP, 2 R, both unearned. Danny Farquhar 2 scoreless innings. SWB entered the game in first place (by 1/2 over Pawtucket and by 1 over Lehigh Valley) in the IL North.

AA: Trenton lost 7-1. Mikey O’Brien 6 R in 6 IP (4-3, 4.52). RF Zoilo Almonte (.273) and CF Melky Mesa (.274) 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa 5-3 loss. 2 hits CF Mason Williams, HR by DH Slade Heathcott. HR 3B Zach Wilson.

Low A: Charleston won 8-5. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 H, 2 RBI. 2 h, 3 rbi for 3B Casey Stephenson.

GCL: SS Eduardo Nunez 1 for 3 in his rehab. DH Austin Romine 0 for 4.


Friday’s minors. Joba.

Sorry for the late recap. Long night, lots of errands today.

AAA: 11-3 rain-shortened win for SWB (Empire St.). 5 1/2 innings. John Maine 3 R in 5 IP (4-3, 6.15). 3B Kevin Russo (.399) 2 H, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Laird  3 h, 2 RBI (.244). Cole Garner (RF, .269) and Ramiro Pena (2b, .252) two rbi each. Pena was the subject of a trade rumor earlier in the week.

AA: Trenton lost 8-3. Brett Marshall 2 R in 7 IP (10-4, 2.97). Graham Stoneburner gave up 6 in the 8th. LF Jose Pirela (.324) and CF Melky Mesa (.271) with 2 h.

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Joba took the loss, starting and pitching two innings. He gave up 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K, gave up a HR. Slade Heathcott, DH, 3 H, 2 doubles, rbi.

Low A: 5-3 loss for Charleston. Scottie Allen 4 R, 1 ER, 9 K in 5 IP (3-6, 4.59). Charleston pitchers had 14 K in the loss.

GCL: SS Eduardo Nunez 0 for 3. C Austin Romine 1 for 1, 2 walks.

The minors today. Joba looking good.

AAA: SWB (Empire St.) had a 4-2 lead entering the 8th but blew it in losing 5-4. Adam Warren 2 R in 5 2/3 (3.86), but Justin Thomas gave up 2 in 2 IP and Ryota Igarashi (1-2, 2.76) gave up the run in the top of the 9th to blow it. CF Chris Dickerson single, triple, solo HR. RF Cole Garner 3 hits. Ronnier Mustelier has been placed on the 7-day DL. LF Kosuke Fukodome solo HR. 3B Kevin Russo 2 h, rbi. (.298, 24 RBI).

AA: Trenton got one in the 8th and one in the 9th to win 5-4. Dellin Betances 3 R in 6 IP. Kelvin Perez 2 2/3 scoreless for the win (5-1, 1.04). 1B Luke Murton solo HR (.262-20-53). HR C J.R. Murphy. DH Addison Maruszak 3 RBI. (.304).

High A:  Tampa won 12-0. Nik Turley 6 IP, 3 H, 7 K (5-3, 2.95). SS Jose Mojica 3 h, 3 RBI. 16 hits, everyone in the lineup got at least one.

Low A: 5-0 win for Charleston. Brett Gerritse 6 IP, 3 h, 6 K. (3-4, 3.81). 1B Rey Nunez 2-run HR. (.261-5-41). CF Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi (.303, 45 RBI). C Tyson Blaser 2 h, rbi .326.

Gulf Coast Rookie League: Joba pitched one perfect 1-2-3 inning, striking out two and hitting 98. Austin Romine  1 for 2 with a double.

The minors today. Phelps, Joba, Romine…

AAA: David Phelps continues to light it up since he was sent down to stretch out. On July 4th, he struck out 8 Rays in 4 2/3. Since then, he’s had two starts, one at AA, tonight AAA and the combined stats are 13 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 hits, 4 walks and 18 K.

Tonight: the win (SWB won 8-1), 6 2/3, 0 R, 3 h, 3 walks, 7 K.

Could he be replacing Garcia in the rotation soon? His last three starts (Majors, AA, AAA) have all been fabulous. Meanwhile, 3B Kevin Russo had 3 hits and 3 RBI tonight.

AA: 6-5 win for Trenton. Shaeffer Hall 6 IP, 2 R, (3.63). Kelvin Perez 1 1/3 scoreless (4-1, 1.09). HRs by 1B Luke Murton (.262, 19th HR), 3B Kevin Mahoney, (.300, 7 HR) and C J.R. Murphy.

High A: Tampa lost 3-1. Caleb Cotham 1 R in 5 IP (5.26). Kramer Sneed 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER (L, 0-6, 5.96). 1B Kyle Roller solo HR (.265, 13th HR).

Low A: 9-6 loss for Charleston. Scottie Allen 3 R, 2 ER in 5 IP (4.74). 3 H, 2 RBI SS Cito Culver (.213).

Gulf Coast Rookie League: A couple of rehab assignments. Austin Romine DH’d today, went 1 for 4. Joba 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. Zach Nuding 3 1/3 scoreless innings.