It was a mixed bag for the Yankees’ farm teams today. Overall, there was a fair amount of offense (except in Charleston…), but errors in the field hurt the lower level teams.
Scranton leapt out to an early lead when Jesus Montero led off the second inning with a solo homer, followed by a triple by Mike Lamb who scored on a single by Brandon Laird. Scranton hurler Adam Warren struggled in the bottom of the third, giving up a lead off single before issuing a walk and hitting Jake Fox with a pitch. A singly by Brandon Snyder was followed by a double by Ryan Adams and Norfolk took a 4-2 lead. Andrew Brackman’s struggles continued when he relieved Warren in the bottom of the sixth and gave up a two-run homer to Matt Angle. Lamb hit a solo shot in the top of the seventh, but Norfolk got the run back in the bottom of the inning as the Yankees took a 7-3 loss and will look to avoid the sweep tomorrow.
- Jesus Montero (C), Jorge Vazquez (1B) and Kevin Whelan (CP) were all elected to the International League All-Star team today.
- Moving to the bullpen has done little for Andrew Brackman whose ERA is up to 7.91 now. He’s given up 49 walks and struck out 51 this season.
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