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Minor League Monday: Recap Of The Last Week In Scranton Baseball

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Really hope the Yankees don't trade Nova.
Really hope the Yankees don't trade Nova.

You asked for it, here it is. We will have almost daily coverage of the Yankees' minor-league affiliates here at Pinstripe Alley. Monday will be my analysis of Scranton's week in baseball, Tuesday will be another writer and another affiliate, etc. Let's start with the Scranton Yankees. The stats are from 7/25-7/31.

The Yankees went 6-1 in the seven day span, with the wins being credited to Ivan Nova (2), Tim Redding (2), Eric Wordekemper, and Jason Hirsh. The loss went to David Phelps.

Let's go through each day.

July 25th: Scranton Yankees 7, Rochester Red Wings 2. Win: Ivan Nova.

Ivan Nova went 6.1 innings strong, giving up six hits and one earned run. Nova walked only one batter and struck out six batters. Royce Ring struck out two of the three batters he faced, and former Yankee farmhand Mark Melacon finished the game off with two scoreless innings.

Offensively the Yankees did not hit any home runs. The RBI's came from Chad Moeller (3), Kevin Russo, Reid Gorceki, and Chad Tracy.

Notable players: Kevin Russo: 2-6, Eduardo Nunez: 1-5, Chad Huffman: 2-5. Jesus Montero did not play.

July 26th: Scranton Yankees 3, Rochester Red Wings 0. Win: Tim Redding, Save: Jonathan Albaladejo.

Tim Redding went 8 shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks, and striking out eight. Jon Albaladejo got the save, pitching one scoreless inning.

Once again there were no home runs for the Yankees. One of the Yankees' runs came on an error and the only two runs batted in came off the bat of Jorge Vazquez.

Notable players: Kevin Russo: 0-4, Jesus Montero did not play.

July 27th: Scranton Yankees 4, Norfolk Tides 2. Win: Eric Wordekemper, Save: Jonathan Albaladejo.

Zach McAllister gave up eight hits and two earned runs over 6 innings of work. Following him was Wordekemper who went 1.1 innings without giving up a hit or a run. Royce Ring gave up a hit to his only batter and Jon Albaladejo pitched 1.2 innings scoreless to end the game.

Chad Tracy hit a two run home run and Reegie Corona got two RBI's in the Yankees' victory.

Notable players: Kevin Russo 1-4, Jesus Montero 1-4.

July 28th: Norfolk Tides 8, Scranton Yankees 6. Loss: David Phelps.

David Phelps, who was credited with the lone loss of the week, struggled throughout his 3 innings of pitching. Phelps surrendered seven hits and five earned runs. Kei Igawa threw 3 innings of four hit, two earned run ball to follow Phelps. Former Yankee Mark Melancon was next out of the pen, giving up a run in an inning. Zack Segovia finished the game with two scoreless innings.

RBI's came from Eric Bruntlett (2), Chad Huffman (2), and Kevin Russo (2).

Notable players: Kevin Russo 3-5, Eduardo Nunez 0-5, Jesus Montero 0-4, Chad Huffman 3-5.

July 29th: Scranton Yankees 7, Norfolk Tides 1. Win: Jason Hirsh.

Jason Hirsh went 6 scoreless innings in the Yankees' victory. Possible September call-up Romulo Sanchez pitched 2.2 innings giving up one earned run, and Royce Ring finished with a third of scoreless ball.

Jesus Montero hit a three run home run for the Yankees, and also got another RBI. Reegie Corona and Chad Tracy got RBI's as well.

Notable players: Kevin Russo 0-4, Eduardo Nunez 2-3 with two runs scored, Jesus Montero 1-3.

July 30th: Scranton Yankees 2, Norfolk Tides 1. Win: Ivan Nova, Save: Jonathan Albaladejo.

Nova was at it again, this time going 7.1 scoreless innings. Nova notched his 10th win of the season (10-2) in the victory. Royce Ring got his 10th hold, striking out the only two batters he faced. Jon Albaladejo was automatic once again, pitching his usual scoreless ninth.

Jorge Vazquez hit a two run home run for the Yankees' only two runs of the game.

Notable players: Eduardo Nunez 0-3, Jesus Montero 0-3, Chad Huffman 2-3.

July 31st: Scranton Yankees 2, Syracuse Chiefs 1. Win: Tim Redding, Save: Jonathan Albaladejo.

Tim Redding is quickly becoming an ace for the Yankees. Redding went 8.1 scoreless innings before letting Jon Alabaladejo finish it off.

The Yankees' RBI's came off the bats of Eric Bruntlett and Jorge Vazquez.

Notable players: Kevin Russo 0-4, Eduardo Nunez 0-4, Jesus Montero 2-4 with two doubles.

Finishing notes and thoughts:

Dave Miley got his 1,500th win on the 30th. Reegie Corona collided with Eric Bruntlett on the final play of Friday's game and will be heading to New York-and the DL. Robby Hammock has been activated, as well as Colin Curtis, Juan Miranda, and P.J. Pilittere. Chad Tracy used his out clause and his now a free agent. Loss of depth there for the Yankees.

All stats and information came from here and here. If you would like to see something else in the recap, or you feel something doesn't need to be in there, let me know in the comments. Otherwise, expect something like that every Monday. Enjoy.