There wasn’t much action to go around on the farm to kick off the second to last week of MiLB play for the 2014 season. It is now a daily audition for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and Trenton Thunder to see who will be amongst the final fifteen called up for the season when the rosters expand in just two weeks. Lower on the farm, those who played the whole season with the Tampa Yankees and Charleston RiverDogs will need to prove they are ready for the next big step. The jump from Single-A to Double-A is not always as cut and dry as “new year, new level” and the Baby Bombers are poised to perform.
The SWB RailRiders brought home the lone win for the upper affiliates on a night where three of the big five teams did not play. While they sit in fourth place in the International League at 63-66, this has not been a lost season. The RailRiders have gone this season much like the parent club in the Bronx. Every injury the Yankees sustained, the RailRiders lost players to the Big Show. This team has fought through and despite the revolving door of a roster they had this year, have shown that the Yankees minor league affiliates are making great strides towards relevancy yet again.
Monday was a night of shutouts and being shutout. It was a night of a rehab start for a former Yankees bullpen fixture gone terribly wrong. And it was a night of rest as three teams didn’t take the field. Here’s you daily recap in today’s Yankees MiLB Roundup.