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Yankees' Dan Camarena starting to turn corner at Trenton
An overview of the Yankees minor league affiliates on Monday (and a glance at the overall playoff picture):
TRIPLE-A – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
The skinny: Rochester scored three runs against Preston Claiborne in the sixth inning to take the lead for good during a 4-2 win over the RailRiders.
Robert Refsnyder, 2B: 0-for-2 with two walks
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2-for-3 with a double
Scott Sizemore, 3B: 2-for-4
Carmen Angelini, SS: 1-for-3 with a double and a walk
Bryan Mitchell, RHP: Allowed five hits, two walks and one run (earned) in five innings, striking out four
DOUBLE-A – Trenton Thunder
The skinny: Trenton busted out for five runs in the second inning and four runs in the fifth during a 9-2 win over Akron.
Dan Camarena, LHP: Allowed three hits and one run (earned) in eight innings, striking out 12
Jake Cave, RF: 3-for-5 with a double
Greg Bird, 1B: 2-for-3 with a home run and two walks
Rob Segedin, DH: 2-for-3 with a walk
Mason Williams, CF: 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk
NOTES: Camarena was hit hard during his first six starts with Trenton, allowing 41 hits, 23 earned runs and eight walks in 28 innings. In his last three starts, however, the southpaw has seemingly turned a corner, allowing 15 hits, three walks and seven earned runs in 20 innings. After striking out 22 hitters in his first six starts, Camarena has fanned 16 in his last three.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED – Tampa Yankees
The skinny: Tampa was off.
SINGLE-A – Charleston RiverDogs
The skinny: Charleston was off.
SINGLE-A SHORT-SEASON – Staten Island Yankees
The skinny: Chris Breen hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead Staten Island over Brooklyn, 2-1.
Chris Breen, LF: 2-for4 with a double, a home run and a walk
Luis Torrens, C: 2-for-4
Ty Hensley, RHP: Allowed four hits and one run (earned) in three innings, striking out six
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre – Eliminated
Trenton – Eliminated
Tampa – 2 games out of first, tragic number is 5. Tampa’s final series of the season is a three-game set at Daytona, the club they trail in the standings. They have six games left overall during the regular season.
Charleston – Eliminated
Staten Island - Eliminated