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Tuesday was another day of mixed results for the Yankees’ Minor League affiliates. of the six games played, the youngsters won three and lost three. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Charleston had no problem scoring runs (14 combined) in their wins, but each team won by just a run. Trenton and Tampa had a rough go of it, combining for just nine hits and two runs in their losses. The two Gulf Coast League squads split their games.
With the 2014 Minor League season coming to a close, its time for the kids to step and finish on a high note. There has been high points as well as low points for the Baby Bombers this season. The lack of consistency throughout the farm has hurt the success of the entire system. Yes, there has been a plethora of injuries for the big league club, that has forced minor leaguers to be called up when they may not be ready, but that’s part of the game. August 31st is quickly approaching, and these last few weeks will give us an indication as to what we can expect to see next season. If these guys want to make a jump to the next level and eventually be playing in the Bronx, it is time to STEP UP! Whether or not their respective affiliate is in contention or not, every individual in the system has something to play for. So let the auditioning begin.
Let’s take a look at how the day played out on the farm.